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Graduate Study Expo

Tuesday 14 May
4.00 - 7.15pm

About the May Graduate Study Expo

Join us at the May Graduate Study Expo and discover how a Monash graduate degree can equip you with the skills to go further and tread beyond convention.

At the expo, you’ll have the opportunity to find out about various study options - full-time, online and off-campus. You’ll find fitting study around your life is easier than you think. You can also attend one of our many information sessions as well as network with academics, alumni and current students.

Tuesday 14 May 2019
Monash University Pavilion, Building H, Caulfield campus
4.00 - 6.30pm: Expo and faculty information sessions
6.30 - 7.15pm: Networking

What's on at the Expo


Join us between 6.30 - 7.15pm to network with Monash alumni, academics and current students as well as your fellow career professionals. Drinks and canapes will be available.

Arts media lab tours

Take an interactive tour of our multi-million dollar Monash Media Lab featuring a newsroom, TV studio, radio studios, control room, cinema, editing suites and much more.

These 30 minute tours will depart at 5.30pm, 6pm and 6.30pm. Meet our student tour guides at the Arts stand in the expo area to be escorted to the Monash Media Lab.

Course information expo

Chat to all Monash faculties in the expo space to have your questions answered about any of our graduate courses.

Information sessions

If you know what you want to study, attend one of the information sessions below to have all your questions answered.

4.00 - 4.45pm

4.45 - 5.30pm

5.30 - 6.15pm

6.15 - 7.00pm

4.00 - 4.45pm

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Master of Public Health

Develop your career further with a postgraduate course in public health, occupational and environmental health, clinical research methods, health services management and international health.

This talk will provide an overview of the school, the courses, and the Master of Public Health in particular.

Presented by:

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Preparing for a career in Health Management

The Masters in Health Management is designed for the specific needs of busy clinical professionals within the healthcare system.

Taught by some of Australia’s most senior and respected healthcare managers and leading management and policy scholars, our clinically relevant curriculum will develop the student’s management capacities to complement their professional expertise. Join us to find out more about the areas of focus and possible career paths.

Presented by:

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Want a challenging career that changes lives?

Become a Registered Nurse with the Master Of Nursing Practice. If you’ve previously completed a bachelor’s degree but want to switch careers and reap the rewards of becoming a highly skilled health professional, then the Master of Nursing Practice is for you!

This two- year intensive program builds upon your prior knowledge and skills, developing your professional nursing practice through engagement with expert clinical nurses, contemporary nursing theory and hands-on experience. With the knowledge and expertise you’ll gain from this hands-on course, you’ll rise to the challenge of delivering high quality nursing care with leadership capabilities in a range of healthcare contexts.

Presented by:

  • Chris Scott, Lecturer, Monash Nursing and Midwifery
  • Veronica Lowe, Lecturer, Monash Nursing and Midwifery
4.45 - 5.30pm

Graduate research
Monash Doctoral Program (PhD)

Seeking to create world impact from an environment of research excellence? Want expert guidance, generous scholarships, professional development, world-class infrastructure and an extensive global network?

The Monash Doctoral Program is your opportunity. Join this information session to learn about admissions, eligibility, scholarships, and program structure of a PhD designed to prepare you for success.

Presented by:

  • Dr Michelle Kett, Manager, Graduate Research Programs and Development; and Rebecca Hillman, Manager, Graduate Research Operations

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Graduate education in the Department of Nutrition Dietetics and Food

The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food is located at the state‐of‐the‐art ‘Be Active Sleep and Eat’ (BASE) facility which is dedicated to advance translation of the science of nutrition, sleep and physical activity to enhance the health lifespan of all Australians.

Join us in this information session to discover more about our course offerings and our key research themes.

Presented by:

Multi-faculty event
Sustainability is the Future. Is it Yours?

Are you passionate about creating a better future? Join us in a panel discussion with academics from Arts, IT, Science, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, current students and alumni.

Topics include how sustainability is impacting decisions world-wide, skills and knowledge needed in this area, and careers in sustainability. You'll also hear personal journeys from current students and alumni.

Afterwards, chat with faculty staff and academics about our many potential Sustainability post graduate study options.

Note: This session runs from 4.45pm - 6.15pm

Presented by:

  • Panel Chair - David Robertson, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
  • Susie Ho (Science), Deputy Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Science and Course Director for Master of Environment & Sustainability
  • Megan Farrelly (Arts), Associate Professor, Human Geography
  • Ariel Leibman (IT), Deputy Director of the Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute
  • MES Arts Alum - Melissa Schulz, General Manager Sustainability Vicinity Centres
  • MES current student - Benjamin Gray
  • Monash IT postgraduate student

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Study with the world #3 for pharmacy and pharmacology

If you're finishing off a health science degree such as biomedical science, or have studied science with units in physiology, consider Graduate Entry Pharmacy as your next career step.

In just three years, you'll graduate as a practicing pharmacist with a Masters. This information session will cover the future of the pharmacy profession and how our degree uniquely prepares you for a rewarding career in healthcare. We'll also go through course content, placement and internship information, entry requirements and the Parkville student experience.

Presented by:

  • Rachel Ung, Student Recruitment and International Development Manager
5.30 - 6.15pm

Take your engineering career to the next level with the Master of Advanced Engineering

The Master of Advanced Engineering allows you to develop deeper knowledge and become a leader in your engineering discipline.

This session provides an overview of the course and an opportunity to hear from current students.

Presented by:

  • Monash current students, Rohan Menon and Sushant Power

Master of Project Management

With a Master of Project Management, you’ll learn how to manage complex projects and use innovative practices to deliver successful outcomes.

You will work on real-life projects and gain hands-on project leadership experience in a range of areas, whilst studying alongside innovative professionals from a range of industries – including engineers, lawyers and architects.

Presented by:

Graduate studies in Strategic Communications Management and Media

Become an expert in audience research and analytics, advocacy and persuasion, public relations and crisis communications through our Master of Strategic Communications Management, or gain a critical understanding of key global communication issues through our Master of Communications and Media Studies

Join us to find out more about these unique programs, including student opportunities for industry engagement through guest speakers, internships, and site visits in Australia and abroad.

Presented by:

  • Dr Mugdha Rai, Program Director, Master of Strategic Communications Management
  • Dr Maura Edmond, Program Director, Master of Communications and Media Studies
6.15 - 7.00pm

Master of Global Business

The Master of Global Business will allow you to better understand the contemporary world whilst creating innovative solutions for the business, professional, social and public communities you serve.

This new multi-disciplinary program advances your knowledge of business and the global environment.

It includes study areas of business strategy, diplomacy, trade policy, global trade law, sustainability and intercultural communication.

Presented by:

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work (MSW) course provides opportunities for individual and group-based learning, community and field engagement, and practice research.

Skills development and the integration of theory and practice are undertaken in both the classroom and significant supervised professional practice in the field.

Join us in this session to find out more about our study modes and partnerships.

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Graduate studies in International Development and Gender, Peace and Security

Develop the practical skills required to address global, political, economic, cultural and ecological challenges through our Master of International Development Practice; or, better integrate gender perspectives into peace and security policy making from local to global levels through our Graduate Certificate of Gender, Peace and Security.

Join us in this informative session where recent graduates and program directors will discuss the many opportunities available through these groundbreaking programs, including flexible study options, study abroad opportunities, and industry engagement through mentoring and professional internships.

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Change what comes next

What does the future look like? How can we tackle the challenges of today to build a fair and more equitable society? How will a graduate degree equip you for the challenges of the future?

Hear what our academics, researchers, and students have to say about the skills of the future, sustainability, automation and how we can work to abolish current injustices.

  • The future of work

    As technology advances at an exponential rate, industries are looking for new skill sets from university graduates. What are the professions of the future going to be?

  • Is our future sustainable?

    What does research tell us we need to do to preserve our way of life?

  • An automated world

    How will increasing automation and artificial intelligence in our communities impact humans?

  • Exposing modern slavery

    Slavery is happening today. How do we stop the exploitation of people globally?

Why choose Monash for graduate study?

  • Rankings

    We are ranked 80th in the world by Times Higher Education, placing us in the world’s top 1 percent of universities. We were also awarded 5 stars for teaching excellence and research by the Good Universities Guide 2015.

  • Research excellence

    Monash has a strong record in commercialisation – turning seeds of ideas into real world solutions. We value enterprising partnerships with industry and government, which has included the creation of world-leading innovation hubs.

  • Flexibility

    You can choose to do graduate study by coursework or research, and through a variety of modes. Some of our courses can be done part-time, online, through distance learning, or after business hours. In other words, it’s doable.

  • International

    With a presence on four continents, you’ll have access to global opportunities such as exchange programs, research collaborations and overseas internships. We are your gateway to a multitude of experiences.

Our graduate courses

Graduate study FAQs

What is graduate study?

Graduate study can consist of a graduate certificate (4 units); graduate diploma (8 units); master’s by coursework (12 units); or a master’s or PhD by research.

A Monash graduate degree will give you the edge in the employment market by providing you with leadership, entrepreneurial and commercialisation skills that will advance your career.

What’s involved?

There are two ways to study for a graduate degree – by coursework or by research. Graduate study by coursework involves studying a series of subjects (units), in a similar style to your undergraduate study. Conversely, graduate study by research involves extensive, independent research under an expert academic supervisor. Much of your time is used writing a thesis that makes a positive impact to knowledge in your chosen field.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry requirements vary depending on your preferred course, but generally speaking, an undergraduate degree with a high WAM (weighted average mark) is a standard entry requirement.

Some courses require you to have studied a related undergraduate degree, but others accept applicants from unrelated disciplines. All entry requirements are listed on individual course entries on our find-a-course page.

What are the benefits of graduate study?

There are many benefits of completing graduate study, including:

  • Higher income. The median starting salary for someone who has completed graduate study is $86,000 (government sector) and $82,000 (private sector)*
  • Higher level of employability. In 2015, 81.9% of graduates students had found full-time work*
  • Expanded career prospects. Whether you’re taking the next step in your career or changing your path entirely, upgrading your qualification will open up new opportunities
  • Invaluable network development
  • Lifelong skill sets that employers value.The nature of graduate study means that students learn transferable skills including teamwork and self-management. These skills can be applied to your career no matter what industry you’re in**

*Source: 2015 Postgraduate Destinations Survey

**Source: Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE Employer survey summary report)

What are the fees?

Fees depend entirely on each course. The majority of graduate courses are full fee paying, however, there are limited Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Fees are listed on individual course entries on the website. Depending on your Australian residency status, you may be eligible for FEE-HELP, meaning you don’t have to pay upfront.

For more information, please see our FEE-HELP and eligibility website.

Please note the government have proposed changes to the funding of graduate courses. We will update our website if these changes come into effect.

For information on the proposed changes and how they may impact your study, visit

Can I get a scholarship?

You may be eligible for a wide range of scholarships, dependent on your situation and chosen course. Visit our graduate scholarships page for further information.

Can I work and study at the same time?

Absolutely. Many of our students juggle work, study and family life – in fact, working while you study can enhance your study experience by providing real life examples which can relate to your course.

Can I study part time?

Monash offers a wide range of study options designed to fit your lifestyle. Depending on your course, you may be able to study part-time, online or in burst mode (where entire units are completed over short periods of time, such as over the course of a week or weekend). Study modes are listed on individual course entries on our find-a-course page.

Can I study a discipline different to my undergraduate degree?

There are a few courses that accept applications from other disciplines, however some involve a high level of assumed prior knowledge. As a result, a relevant undergraduate degree is generally required. As a result, a relevant undergraduate degree is generally required. For more information on this, please visit our find-a-course page.

Can I transfer from another university?

Absolutely. If you’ve completed an undergraduate degree, you are more than welcome to apply using your transcripts. If you have partially completed a graduate qualification, you can even apply for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) to gain credits towards your Monash qualification.

How do I apply?

Applications for graduate coursework programs are made directly via our online application portal. For information and support on applying for a research degree, please visit the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) page.

I’m already studying at Monash and am thinking about graduate study, where should I go for advice?

Join us for the Graduate Study Webinar Series throughout the month of October. This is the perfect opportunity to hear from faculty representatives and current graduate students.

If you’re unable to attend, you can also visit the Career Connect website for a wide range of resources, which includes making an appointment with one of our career advisers.

Why study at Monash?

  • Monash is globally recognised. We are consistently ranked in the Top 100 Universities in the world
  • We have over 100 partner universities offering a truly global learning experienceto our students
  • Monash offers choice and flexibility so you can tailor your course to suit your needs
  • You will be graduate career-ready. At Monash, you will graduate with the communication, analytical and research skills all employers want.

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