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 settle into and thrive in your first year at university, 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 specialisation

As you progress in through your first year, you’ll need to select a branch of engineering to specialise in. The timing of your selection will depend on the type of degree you’re doing, and when you entered your course  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.