Information for new and first-year students

Starting first year in a university degree can be an exciting and challenging time. The information provided on this page is aimed at helping you to settle into and survive your first year within the university learning environment, become a part of the Engineering community, and experience the world of Monash.

A survival guide for new students

Maps, course information, academic advice, what to expect when you get to uni – it’s all here for new students in our Faculty Survival Guide (PDF, 2.99 MB).

Selecting your specialisations

As you progress in through your first year, you’ll need to select a branch of engineering to specialise in. The exact timing of your decision will depend on the type of degree you’re doing, and the timing of your entry to the degree. We’ve put together some information to help you through the selection process. Find out more

Academic support program

Each year we run an academic support program for our new students and graduate research students. It’s essentially a series of seminars and classes, designed to equip you with skills vital to your graduate studies and research, including presentation skills, writing workshops, and presenting research findings.