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

  • Received a VTAC offer?

    - Login below to view your offer
    - Accept by completing all enrolment steps

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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.


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).

You'll also be asked to setup multi-factor authentication. Once you have completed all steps to create a secure account, you can go on to the next step.

Create your account


Help with this step

Having trouble with your Monash account?

Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

If you have any issues setting up multi-factor authentication (MFA), see detailed instructions for multi-factor authentication.

Android users setting up MFA from China may encounter problems. Please see the help page at register for MFA from China.

Register for self-service password reset

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

Service Desk

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

Had a previous Monash account or offer?

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.

Password help

You can register for self-service password reset in case you forget your password.

Once registered, you can reset your own 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.

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.

IT Handbook for new students

Monash IT handbook

For information about connecting to wi-fi, systems, computer labs and more, check out the Student Technology Essentials Handbook (pdf, 1.28 mb).

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.

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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 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.

Can I choose an elective unit?

Check your course map for information about elective unit options.

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

For information about your course, including majors, minors and course structures, see the Handbook for Business and Economics courses for Undergraduate students or Graduate students.

Go to the Monash Business School's course and unit information website for:

  • course progression maps
  • student information booklets with everything you need to know about starting at Monash.

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.

Applying for credit

If you haven't already applied for or been granted credit for previous study, you'll need to read the credit information on your course information page carefully.

We strongly recommend you apply for credit before enrolling in your course. For a credit application, you'll need to provide:

  • outlines of the units you have studied
  • an academic record/transcript (if not already provided at the time of application)
  • documentation of the structure of the course you studied
  • and complete the credit application online. See applying for credit.

Can I choose elective units?

You can enrol in elective units if you meet the prerequisites and your course structure allows for it. If enrolling in a double degree, your course may not be able to accommodate electives, but always check your course map for more information.

Law

Online course information

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

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. Check your course map in the Handbook.

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 the Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences course information for:

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.

Still need help choosing units and areas of study?

Submit an enquiry online at ask.monash or come to Science Student Services. We’re here to help guide you throughout your studies.

After you have enrolled, you’re invited to come to the Science Studies Expo during Orientation. Here you can meet our teaching staff and course advisers, ask questions and check your course plan.

Monday 25 February: Drop-in anytime between 1 - 3.30pm
Science Student Lounge, 14 Rainforest Walk (ground floor) Monash University, Clayton campus

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.

Can I enrol in units with other faculties?

If your course permits, you may want to take an elective unit 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.

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. 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 an Engineering elective unit, you’ll need to meet the prerequisites in the Handbook. It's 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.

Information Technology

You can enrol in most 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 taking 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 Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences units if you're enrolled in a Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences course.

Science

You can enrol in science units if you meet the prerequisites and corequisites 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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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:

  1. update your personal and contact information
  2. submit the agreement to complete the compulsory Respect at Monash module
  3. fill out the Enrolment Questionnaire

Enrol in units

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.

Just make sure you're enrolled by the deadline of Friday 1 March - unless your course appears below with an earlier enrolment date, or you're enrolling with the Faculty of Eduction (Teaching, TESOL, Counselling and Education courses).

Courses with earlier enrolment and arrival dates

Login to register and enrol

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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 section of the Enrolment Summary screen:

  1. Emergency contact details
  2. Mailing name format

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

Respect at Monash

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This section requires you to agree to complete a module about respectful relationships at Monash University.

You're not expected to attempt the module when enrolling, only agree to complete it by a certain date.

After submitting the declaration, the system will allow you to continue to enrol and you'll receive an email with more details.

Enrolment questionnaire

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Now work through the Enrolment Questionnaire, which will 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 module?

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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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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Step 4: Order your student ID

Order your card online

Once you have enrolled in units, you're ready to order your student ID card.

If you have previously held a Monash University or College ID card, see the help section below (ordering your student ID card).

TIP: The first step requires you to scan and upload your passport photo page (page with photo and information) to verify your identity. This is separate to the photo you provide for your student card.

  1. Login to the Web Enrolment System
  2. In the Student Services section, click Submit your photo for an ID card
  3. Scan and submit your passport photo page (page or pages with both photo and information) as proof of your identity
  4. Submit the photo you want to use on your student card
  5. Confirm your details and nominate the campus to collect your card. Please don't select the mail option as we don't mail cards outside Australia.

Collect your ID card and register arrival

When you arrive in Melbourne, visit Monash Connect to collect your student ID card and staff will register your arrival by 1 March. It's best to do this early.

You can collect your ID card from 29 January. This frees you up to arrange your accommodation and settle into life in Melbourne. For courses with a start date in January or earlier, you can pick your card up from 10 December. See the list of courses in Step 3.

Make sure to bring:

  • some photo ID (passport)
  • and proof of enrolment (transaction number beginning with U - from the Web Enrolment System)

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 by submitting some photo ID (e.g. passport)
  • submit your own photo 
  • confirm your details and nominate how to receive your card.

Reasons your photo may be rejected

  • You haven't provided photo ID such as a passport or driver's licence to verify your identity (first step)
  • Your ID document (e.g. passport or licence) was cropped or wasn't scanned properly
  • The photo submitted for your student card is too dark
  • Previously, you had a Monash University or College ID card
  • You selected postage to receive your card but you didn't supply a valid Australian address (in this case, you'll need to collect it when you arrive on campus (see next help section below).

Previous Monash University or College card holders

If you had a Monash ID card from an earlier course, you won't be able to submit a new photo online. If you want to replace your existing ID photo, you have two options:

  • Visit Monash Connect on your campus - we'll take a new photo and print your card on the spot.
  • Email cardoffice.m-pass@monash.edu with your new photo and proof of ID (previous card, driver's licence, passport) to receive your new card by mail (only if you have an Australian mailing address). If not, once you arrive in Australia, you'll need to come into Monash Connect to collect it.
Collecting your ID card

You have until teaching starts to collect your student ID card, which also registers your arrival in Australia.

You can collect you card anytime during business hours from Monday 28 January until Friday 1 March.

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.

If you can't arrive by 1 March

Applying for late arrival

If you’re unable to arrive and register on campus by Friday 1 March, you need to apply for permission to arrive late. Without written permission, you won’t be able to start your course.

You must provide a date of arrival for us to consider your application. Permission for late arrival is subject to approval and is not guaranteed.

To apply for late arrival, email latereg@monash.edu with the following information:

  1. Monash ID number
  2. First name and last name
  3. Date of birth
  4. Name of course
  5. Exact date of arrival
  6. Reason for late arrival
Using your student ID card

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

  • register your arrival in Australia 
  • 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.

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Step 5: Attend Orientation Week

Orientation is the official start of the semester. These five days of fun and learning are known as O'Week.

Attending Orientation Week will make you feel prepared for university and gives you the opportunity to meet staff and new friends before the first day of classes.

Go to the Orientation website


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

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 your arrival is registered when you collect your student ID card from Monash Connect on campus. Our friendly staff will automatically register your arrival when you pick up your card. You need to do this no later than Friday 1 March (or earlier, for courses listed in Step 3 with a non-standard start date, and courses offered by the Faculty of Eduction - Teaching, TESOL, Counselling and Education courses).

If you can't attend Orientation Week

If you're unable to attend O'Week, make sure you:

  1. enrol in units in the Web Enrolment System by the due date
  2. arrive and register by scanning your student ID card at Monash Connect
  3. and if you still have questions about the units you have enrolled in, speak to your faculty course adviser before teaching starts.

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Go to What's next?

What's next?

  1. Select your preferred class times - create your personal timetable in Allocate+ from 11 Dec - 29 Jan.

  2. Complete the Respect at Monash module - don’t forget to complete this compulsory module by the agreed date 30 April.

  3. Prepare for uni - check out our guide to help prepare you for the transition to university

  4. Order your health care card - as soon as you arrive in Australia

  5. Attend Orientation Week - create a schedule for recommended events as well as the fun ones. OWeek is held 25 Feb - 1 Mar.

  6. Fee statements - fee statements are sent out in mid-December. If you enrol after that time, you’ll receive your first fee statement a few days later
 

Got a question? Monash Connect can help.