Why Monash

Why choose Monash?

The best university for engineering in Australia

Lit up Monash sign

Monash University is ranked as the best university in Australia for engineering and technology by the Times Higher Education, 2017-2018.

What’s more, Monash itself is in the top 1 per cent of world universities (ranked 80th) according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018, and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight Universities here in Australia.

Of course, rankings are not all that matters. What matters most is your personal learning experience. When you study at Monash you’ll be taught by the best and you’ll learn alongside the best. Our academics are world leaders in their fields. Drawn from a range of backgrounds and experiences, they’ll enrich and challenge your knowledge, insights and ideas.

A global outlook

New Horizons Building

Monash is an Australian university forging strong international links. The Monash Malaysia campus was established in 1998 (we began running our Engineering programs at the campus in the same year). And, we’re the first Australian university to receive a licence to operate in China. We are operating at Suzhou in partnership with the Southeast University (SEU) – one of China’s key national universities. The SEU-Monash partnership consists of the Joint Graduate School and Joint Research Institute.

We also have an exciting partnership the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). The IITB Monash Research Academy, located in Mumbai, focuses on providing innovative research outcomes for industries in India and Australia.

World-leading facilities

Cave 2

Monash supports active, hands-on learning with some of Australia's best engineering facilities, including:

  • The CAVE2™ – a next-generation immersive hybrid 2D and 3D virtual reality environment
  • Wind Tunnel – the largest wind tunnel in the southern hemisphere
  • Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy – home to the TITAN Microscope, one of the world’s most powerful electron microscopes
  • New Horizons Centre – a $175 million facility that brings together Monash and CSIRO to research the future in renewable energy, biological engineering and more.