Electives are the perfect way to create your own bespoke degree experience, and to set you up with the skills you need for your future career.

This list will help guide you in selecting your electives. If you meet the prerequisites and co-requisites, you can choose any of the units you’re interested in, no matter what degree you’re studying right now.

Also check out our Summer and Winter page and our Overseas Opportunities page for a list of units offered in these teaching periods.

If you're interested in using electives to hone a specific area you may be interested in our Minors, which group electives in broad study areas.

There are units that cannot be taught online because they have face-to-face teaching requirements. When selecting a unit, make sure you also check the Units not offered online list. This list may be updated, please check before teaching commences.

Please note, if you’re undertaking a Fine Art, Design, or Architecture unit, you must complete OHS1000, a quick and easy unit worth 0 credit points that can be completed in Moodle in 15 minutes.

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Not all elective units are offered each year or each semester - the Handbook will have the latest information, check the unit entry to see if there is an offering.

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For unit synopsis, objectives, assessment, contact hours, teaching periods, prerequisites, co-requisites and prohibitions, refer to the Monash Handbook by selecting an elective below.

Some units are offered as both Level 2 and Level 3 options. The links below will open the units Level 2 Handbook page, but the Level 3 code has been included when a unit has both options.

Please note that there have been some unit title changes - clicking on a unit will take you to the unit Handbook entry, which will include a note with the previous unit title.

Updated 20/09/2023. Unit offerings are subject to change.

Our minor offerings

Whether you're an aspiring painter, a budding designer, or an art enthusiast, our minors provide a dynamic blend of practical and theoretical skills and intellectual exploration.

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