Monash at a glance

Monash University was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1958.

We are a youthful organisation, enthusiastic, optimistic and accessible. We believe quality education and research can change the world for the better.


We offer a large number of courses across numerous disciplines.

At Monash you can choose from many study options including double degrees, part-time study, off-campus learning and alternative pathways.


Our researchers make highly significant contributions that bring real and positive change to the lives of people all over the world.

Student enrolments

Total student enrolments: 86,753
(Based on 2019 full-year data)

Female 57%
Male 43%
Unspecified <1%
Residency status2019
Domestic 45,345
International 30,321
Offshore 11,087
Attendance mode2019
On-campus 72,830
Off-campus 6,003
Multi-modal 7,920
Course type2019
Higher degree research 5,236
Postgraduate coursework 25,392
Undergraduate 55,650
Non-award 475
Enrolments by location2019
Caulfield 21,932
Clayton (including online) 47,035
Malaysia 8,986
Parkville 2,064
Peninsula 4,625
Other (locations in teach out)* 2,111

*Locations in teach out include Gippsland non-Medicine courses (no commencing load after 2016) and South Africa (no commencing load after 2019). Gippsland (Medicine only) is included at Clayton.

Enrolments by faculty*2019
Art, Design and Architecture 2,779
Arts 8,216
Business and Economics 21,793
Education 7,282
Engineering 9.352
Information Technology 7,584
Law 4,129
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences 16,253
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2,540
Science 6,741
Other 64

*The managing faculty is the faculty responsible for managing individual courses. A student enrols through one particular faculty, but multiple teaching faculties may share the load.


Total number of staff (and full-time equivalent): 18,850 (9,794 FTE) #

#including Malaysia, 893 (857 FTE) and Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) non-reportable staff employed in independent operations, 53 (20 FTE).

Female 58%
Male 42%
Academic 9,127 (4,118 FTE)
General 8,830 (4,819 FTE)

*Breakdowns exclude staff in Malaysia.


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