Summer, winter and November semesters

Summer and winter semesters

Summer and winter semesters give you the opportunity to complete units outside the standard semesters.

The teaching period is usually much shorter and more intense than in a standard semester, but the overall class hours remain the same. For example, instead of attending three hours of class per week for 12 weeks, you might have all day classes for a week. This varies between units.

Another difference is that there are no common dates for summer or winter units. Each unit has its own set of dates so the enrolment, teaching, assessment and academic and financial penalty dates vary between units.

November 12-week teaching period

As you plan your studies amid difficult and changing global circumstances, Monash University remains committed to offering you flexibility and choice. If you’re worried about losing time due to COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, we’ve launched a new November 12-week teaching period for a number of units. This new semester will be delivered from November 2020 to February 2021.

If you’re located in Melbourne, you’ll study in blended mode. For those of you studying outside Melbourne, you’ll study online.

Key dates for November

Key dates for most November 12-week teaching period units are:

  • Teaching starts – Monday 2 November
  • Census date –  Tuesday 1 December
  • Mid-semester break starts – Monday 21 December
  • Mid-semester break ends – Friday 1 January
  • Teaching ends – Friday 5 February

Single units and cross-institutional study

Some faculties accept single unit and cross-institutional study applications for their summer, winter and November 12-week teaching period units.

Unit cancellations

We make every effort to ensure units run; however, if there aren't enough enrolments, we may need to cancel the unit. If this happens, we will notify you in writing before the teaching start date.

Unit, enrolment and fee information

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