Welcome

Uni life can be complicated at first, so this site will help make it a little easier to navigate your first semester at Monash. The weeks listed here represent the twelve teaching weeks of semester. Just start scrolling to browse topics to see important deadlines to help you manage your studies each week. 

Enrolment

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Congratulations and welcome to Monash University.


Now that you have accepted your offer, it's time to enrol

Before enrolling, make sure you have met all the conditions of your offer. If waiting on a credit outcome, proceed anyway - you can change your units in the first couple of weeks of semester, and we'll be there to help you every step of the way.

Enrol in units no later than 23 February

Be sure to enrol no later than Friday 23 February, as this is the cut-off date.
You'll also need to attend Academic Engagement Day (see Step 5 for details) and register your arrival in Australia no later than 19 February (see Step 4).


Step 1: Create your Monash account

Already have your Monash account? Go straight to step 2.

To set up your Monash account you need your Monash ID. This is in your International Student Course Agreement (ISCA).

Create your account


Help with this step

Having trouble with your Monash account?

If you've received a previous offer and already have a Monash account, you don't need to create a new one - go straight to step 2.

For any problems creating an account, accessing your email, or forgetting your password, contact the Service Desk for help.

You can also register for self-service password reset to retrieve a forgotten password.

Using your Monash account and email

Use your account to access your email, class timetable, my.monash portal, course materials, ask.monash, the library and the Web Enrolment System (WES).

We delete your account if you don't complete your enrolment, so make sure you enrol by the deadline.

Internet

Internet access at Monash is provided for academic, research and administrative purposes. While we don't filter any content, when using this service you're expected to follow the acceptable use of IT policy and procedures.

Email

To access your Monash mail account login to my.monash

Your Monash account is the only email the University will use to communicate with you. You should check it at least twice a week so you don't miss important messages about your enrolment or studies.

Important dates

12 - 16 Feb: Academic Engagement Day sessions
19 Feb: Last day to arrive in Australia and register
23 Feb: Last day to enrol in units

19 - 23 Feb: Orientation Week
26 Feb: Classes begin

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Step 2: Plan your course

This step requires you to do some reading about your course so you understand the structure and requirements. 

You'll then be able to select your units for the entire year and record the unit codes. Step 3 shows you how to enter these into the enrolment system to finalise your enrolment.


Select your faculty below for more course information:

Art, Design and Architecture

Online course information

For information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units, see the Handbook for Art, Design and Architecture courses.

Arts

Online course information

Your faculty website has information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See Arts course information.

Can I choose an elective unit?

You can take your free electives from within Arts, or from other areas across Monash as long as you meet the prerequisites.

Business and Economics

Online course information

Your faculty website has information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See Business and Economics course information.

Can I choose an elective unit?

Consult your course map for information on elective options.

Education

Online course information

Your faculty website has information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See Education course information.

Can I choose an elective unit?

Only a few Education courses have elective spaces available. Consult your course map for information on elective options.

Engineering

Online course information

Your faculty website has information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See Engineering course information.

Can I choose an elective unit?

You can enrol in elective units if you meet the prerequisites and have space available in your course structure. If you're enrolling in a double degree, you may not have space for electives. Check your course map for more information.

Information Technology

Online course information

Your faculty website has information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See Information Technology course information.

Can I choose an elective unit?

You can enrol in elective units if you meet the prerequisites.

Law

Online course information

For information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units, see Law course information.

Can I choose an elective unit?

You can enrol in elective units if you meet the prerequisites.

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Online course information

For information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units, see the Handbook for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences courses.

Can I choose an elective unit?

If your course permits you can choose to enrol in electives. Please see the Handbook or course progression map.

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Online course information

Your faculty website has information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences course information.

Can I choose an elective unit?

Electives are not available to students studying with the faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Science

Online course information

Your faculty website has information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See Science course information.

Can I choose an elective unit?

You can take your free electives from within Science, or from other areas across Monash, as long as you meet the prerequisites.

The Handbook

The Handbook has all courses and units (subjects) offered by Monash University. Search for your course entry where you'll find an outline of the course requirements and a link to your course map.

Units, electives, specialisations, majors, minors - what does it all mean? Find out in Key terms used in the Handbook.

Course maps

You'll find your course (progression) map in the Handbook and, in some cases, on your faculty website. Course maps outline the usual sequence of units you need to take to complete your course within the standard timeframe.

If you need more help planning your course

If you're not sure that you have selected the right units, don't worry. You can contact your faculty through Monash Connect:

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Electives with other faculties

If your course permits, you may want to take an elective taught by another faculty. If enrolling in a double degree you can take units only from both partner faculties.

Art, Design and Architecture

Before enrolling in a Faculty of Art Design and Architecture (MADA) elective unit, you’ll need to either meet the prerequisites in the Handbook, or enrol in our online Occupational Health and Safety unit OHS1000 (0 credit points), and get written permission from the unit coordinator. Some units have quotas, so enrolment is conditional on available places.

For more information please email us at MADA student services, mada@monash.edu

Arts

You can enrol in Arts units if you meet the prerequisites. If you have room in your course you can complete an arts major or minor.  For more information refer to the list of Arts areas of study.

Monash Business School (Business and Economics)

You can enrol in Monash Business School  units if you meet the prerequisites and co-requisites for the unit. If you have room in your course you may complete a  major or minor. Please note some major or minors require completion of additional and higher level mathematics units. For more information, please refer to the Handbook.

If you have a query please contact us through ask.monash.

Education

If you meet the prerequisites, you can enrol in Faculty of Education approved undergraduate electives.

Engineering

Before enrolling in a Faculty of Engineering elective unit, you’ll need to meet the prerequisites in the Handbook. It is assumed that students studying Engineering undergraduate units have completed VCE units 3/4 Maths Methods (or equivalent). Some units also assume a VCE units 3/4 Physics background. We ask that you enrol in units after 21 February, when we can guarantee that our own students have enrolled.

Information Technology

You can enrol in most Faculty of Information Technology units if you meet the prerequisites. However, please check unit prerequisites carefully in the online Handbook, as some units require year 12 mathematics.

Law

Only students undertaking Law degrees can enrol in law elective units. Before enrolling in a law elective unit, please check that you meet that prerequisites the Handbook.

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

If you meet the prerequisites, you can enrol in Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences units. Please refer to the  Handbook for eligibility requirements.

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

You can only enrol in Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science units if you're enrolled in a Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science course.

Science

You can enrol in science units if you meet the prerequisites and co-requisites for the unit. If you have room in your course you may complete a science major or minor. Please note some major or minors require completion of additional mathematics units. For more information refer to the list of level one-science units and level one science sequences and related majors and minors. If you have a query please contact Science Student Services.

University class timetable

If you need to plan your timetable around other commitments, you may benefit from checking the University class timetable. This lists when classes and activities are held.

Credit for previous study

If applying for credit for previous study, and/or recognition of prior learning (RPL) bring:

  • outlines of the units you have studied
  • certified copies of your academic record (transcripts)
  • documentation showing the structure of the course you studied
  • and see how to apply for credit.

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Go to step 3

Step 3: Register details and enrol in units

Using your Monash account, you can now login to register your details in the enrolment system.

Work through this task sequentially - each section has to be completed before the next section is unlocked.

Register your details

You'll need to agree to the education and health cover rules for overseas students. Next, work your way through the Enrolment Summary screen to:

  • update your contact information
  • fill out the enrolment questionnaire

Enrol in units (no later than 23 February)

Enrol in units for the entire year and ensure you do this no later than Friday 23 February. Missing this date means you won't be able to start this semester.

Make sure you click the SUBMIT ENROLMENT button once all units are entered.

Don't worry if you're not 100% sure you have all the right units. If you need to change units, you have until the end of the second week of semester.

Courses with earlier enrolment dates

Login to register and enrol


How to confirm that you have enrolled

After entering your units and submitting your enrolment, look for:

ENROLLED next to your units
Submission successful and a Transaction number beginning with U icon


Help with this step

After you login, here's what to do

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Login using the button above:

  • click the Enrolment / Re-enrolment link
  • then agree to the Student Acknowledgement statement.
Enrolment summary screen

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Work your way through the first two sections of the Enrolment Summary screen:

  1. Contact details
  2. Enrolment Questionnaire

You need to do each section in order from top to bottom to unlock the next section.

Area of study

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You’ll only see this section if your course allows you to nominate:

  • majors
  • extended majors
  • minors
  • specialisations.

Check your course information carefully before nominating an area of study as it’s your responsibility to make sure that your nomination complies with your course requirements.

Nominating an area of study doesn’t automatically enrol you in the units required so you will still need to enter the right units.

Any completed areas of study will appear on your official academic record. If you’re in a comprehensive course, up to two majors (or extended majors) will appear on your graduation certificate (testamur)

Make sure you click the button at the bottom to submit your entries.

Can't see this screen?

If you can't see this section in the Enrolment Summary screen, don't worry; it's not a requirement of your course.

Finding units in the enrolment system

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In the unit enrolment section, search for units by clicking To Add Units Click here

There are various ways to search for units. In this example, we've used Advanced Search to filter the results to a specific faculty, campus, etc.

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Adding units from the search results

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  • Choose from the search results by ticking the ones you want
  • Make sure you click the button at the bottom, Add selected Unit(s) to enrolment form

This will create a list of pending units.

To search for more, click To Add Units Click here and repeat until you have added units for the entire year.

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Submit your enrolment

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Complete this step no later than Friday 23 February

Once you have a full year of units, make sure you click the SUBMIT ENROLMENT button.

You're enrolled only when you see the message Submission Successful with a transaction number beginning with U.

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Need more help?

For more help:

Go to step 2

Go to step 4

Step 4: Order your student ID card and register arrival

Order your card online

Once you have enrolled, you're ready to order your student ID card:

  1. Login to the Web Enrolment System
  2. In the Student Services section, click Submit your photo for an ID card
  3. Follow the instructions (you'll need to scan and send proof of ID, eg. passport)
  4. Nominate how you want to receive your card (collect or by mail).

Receiving your ID card

Mail: If you already have a personal postal address in Australia, you can choose to have it posted to you. We don't mail cards outside Australia.

Collect in person: You may choose to collect your card after you arrive.
Do this at Monash Connect on your campus. Bring some photo ID (passport, driver licence) and proof of enrolment (unit transaction number from the enrolment system).

Register your arrival (no later than 19 February)

Once you have your ID card, you'll need to register your arrival by scanning your card at Monash Connect. You can do this at the same time you collect your card, or else when you attend Academic Engagement Day (see step 5).

Courses with earlier arrival dates

If you're unable to arrive and register by February 19, you'll need to apply for late arrival.

Login to order your ID card


Help with this step

Ordering your student ID card (M-Pass)

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To get started ordering your student card, login to the Web Enrolment System and look for the link, Submit your photo for an ID Card.

Then, simply follow the instructions to verify your identity, submit your own photo and nominate how to receive your card.

Collecting your ID card

You have until teaching starts to collect your student ID card.

You may want to do this when you attend Academic Engagement Day (see step 5), during Orientation Week or any other time during business hours before classes begin.

Go to Monash Connect on your campus with:

  • some photo ID (driver licence or passport)
  • and proof of enrolment - your unit transaction number from the enrolment system (beginning with U)

Finding the U transaction number

Your unit transaction number is on the Enrolment Summary screen in the Web Enrolment System (WES). Just login and click the first link, Enrolment/Re-enrolment.

Scan your card to register arrival

Don't forget to scan your card while you're there to register your arrival, no later than 19 February.

Registering your arrival

Registering your arrival

Your welfare is very important to us, so we need to know when you have arrived. That's why it's important that you register your arrival by scanning your card at Monash Connect on campus. Make sure you do this even if you receive your card by mail. Our friendly Monash Connect staff will show you how to do this.

Last day to arrive and register - 19 February

The last possible day to arrive in Australia and confirm by scanning your student ID card is Monday 19 February.

Using your student ID card

Your student ID card is called an M-Pass. You can use it to:

  • add credit to pay for printing, copying and library fines
  • borrow books and resources from the library
  • access secure buildings
  • identify yourself on campus and at exams.

For more details, see student ID cards.

Need more help?

For more help:

Go to step 3

Go to step 5

Step 5: Attend Academic Engagement Day

Your faculty has arranged a special welcome day where you'll meet senior academic staff members and fellow students. You'll also learn about important support services, get in-depth course information, and the opportunity to check your enrolment if you still have any questions.

If you nominated to collect your ID card at a campus location, this day is an ideal time to do it. Just go to the Monash Connect location you nominated to collect, then scan your card to register your arrival. 

Check the date and time you need to attend


Things to do before teaching starts

Some faculties require you to complete some tasks before teaching starts. If your faculty link appears below, please follow the instructions where it applies to your course.


Help with this step

If you can't attend Academic Engagement Day

If you're unable to attend Academic Engagement Day, make sure you:

  1. enrol in units in the Web Enrolment System no later than Friday 23 February
  2. arrive and register by scanning your student ID card at Monash Connect no later than Monday 19 February
  3. and if you still have questions about the units you have enrolled in, speak to your faculty course adviser before teaching starts.
Need more help?

For more help:

Go to step 4

Go to What's next?

What's next?

  1. Order your health care card as soon as you arrive in Australia
  1. Select your preferred class times - create your personal timetable in Allocate+
  1. Attend Orientation Week - create a schedule for compulsory events as well as the fun ones
  1. Prepare for uni - check out our guide to help prepare you for the transition to university
  1. Fee statements - you’ll receive your first fee statement about a week after enrolling