Monash Arts: Complementary study

Complementary study allows you to enrol in units at other universities (in Australia and New Zealand) as part of your Monash Arts course.

The information below outlines the rules and limits for courses and units.

Course Limits
Undergraduate diplomas Maximum 24 credit points, less any credit for previous study
Undergraduate degrees (and associated double degrees) Maximum credit points:
  • single degrees – 48
  • double degrees – 24 towards Arts component
  • Bachelor of Letters – 24
Honours degrees Complementary study is not permitted
Graduate courses Maximum 12 points – complementary study must be approved by the course coordinator

Complementary units towards a Monash Arts major

You must get approval from the undergraduate coordinator to study a complementary unit towards a major or minor. You need to complete a minimum of 18 third-year level credit points towards your major at Monash.

Completing a major or minor

Students who complete 24 or 48 credit points within a single area of study by complementary study can't count this in place of a Monash Arts major or minor. If you wish to complete 48 points of complementary study, you should seek course advice.

How to apply

To apply, you need to seek approval in writing from your managing faculty by completing the complementary study application form. You’ll also need to include written approval from your course coordinator when you submit the application form.

See the complementary study web page for application details and semester closing dates and ensure you complete all necessary steps. Check the deadlines for the host institution, as these will vary from each university.

Summer and winter units

The closing date for:

  • winter semester is 31 May
  • summer semester is 31 October.

If the unit involves overseas travel, contact Arts Student Services before you submit your application.