Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs - General

With the recent transition to online and remote learning, you can get involved with the Science Peer Mentoring program. Peer mentoring is ideal for encouraging social connectivity and promoting a sense of belonging to the university community. Having a peer mentor and group will help you get the most out of your first year as you learn tips and tricks from senior science students. There are lots of Science clubs and societies which hosts online events and activities where you can join and meet other students.

No, it’s not. Contact us via sci-peermentorprogram@monash.edu or visit the Science Peer Mentoring program

The Science Transition Moodle site provides online resources, useful tips and how-tos on studying and assignments to support you with your learning at uni. The Monash library also offer resources to support online learning and one-on-one sessions available to help you build on the skills you’ll learn in class and how to apply them to your assignments. Your tutors and lecturers are still available to support you online. Reach out to them directly to get the academic help you need.

The Scapegoat – Monash Science Student Blog is your source of information for the latest events and opportunities on campus. It is a weekly student blog and newsletter published by the Science Student Learning Lounge officers. You can also subscribe here to the newsletter.

FAQs - Enrolment

All of our units are currently available to study online so you can complete Semester 1, 2020 with the same selection of science units available you would have normally selected from.

Studying online can be challenging but there are many supports and tools available to help you. By staying academically engaged, you will be able to progress through your studies and focus on the goals that you have set yourself.

It is now too late to add any units for Semester 1, 2020. However, you can still add units for Winter and Semester 2 if your course progression allows. You can review the winter unit website. For Semester 2 units please refer to the handbook

It’s perfectly ok to have questions. Our Student Services team is ready to answer all your enrolment and progression queries. Contact us online

FAQs - Online Learning

Studying Science Online is a great way to progress your studies. Our world-class educators have been working hard to provide you with an engaging online experience to deliver outstanding learning outcomes. There are many ways to engage online including:

  • Discussion groups and forums
  • Online lectures and lab demonstrations
  • Reaching out to our academic staff
These will vary according to your unit enrolment; just follow the instructions in your unit guides and your MOODLE sites.

Science pracs and labs will be delivered online; most of these will take the form of a demonstration where our academics and technical staff will broadcast the scheduled practical; refer to your Moodle site for specific details.

The delivery and assessment of all Science units offered in Semester 1, 2020 will run to a standard Semester 1 schedule with the exception of IMM3051 Principles of Applied Immunology. For this unit, you will study the theoretical component of the unit during the standard semester while the practical component will be delivered in the end of year intensive. If you are enroled in non-science units, please refer to the information provided for those units.

The Faculty of Science will offer a number of Virtual Work Integrated Learning placements during the winter period. Clich here to find out about these exciting real-world opportunities. Unfortunately, field trips are unable to proceed during Semester 1. In cases where your enrolment required attendance at a field trip, these have now been replaced with an alternate activity and/or assessment task.

We have worked hard to provide you with the same learning outcomes as studying on campus. Academic staff and learning designers have put great resources and tools online to ensure that your online academic experience is no lesser than our face to face delivery.

No, your transcript and testamur will not be affected. You will receive the same qualification from our world-class institution.

Let’s stay connected

At a time when many of us are apart, we hope to use our Monash Science social media channels to keep everyone feeling connected and part of our community.