Open Day

Open Day

7 August

Discover Monash - Science

What’s on in Science?

We make things happen! Come and see the Monash Science precinct in real life - visit our brilliant facilities and meet your future teachers and fellow students.

Get ready for a big day out with 23 presentations spanning all areas of Science (Biological Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, Mathematics and Earth, Atmosphere & Environment) so you can find out what it’s really like to study with us. There will also be a range of displays, hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations and giveaways throughout the day.

Chat with current staff, academics and students to find out how to design the course that really suits you.


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ActivityTimeActivity Type
Your Essential Guide to Science
Our Dean shares his vision for the future of science at Monash, and where studying science can take you.
11.00am
2.00pm
Presentation
Bachelor of Science Advanced - Research (Honours)
Discover how this advanced-level honours course can prepare you for a career in research.
11.30amPresentation
ATAR, SEAS and pathways into science
Explore the various pathways and requirements for studying a science degree at Monash.
11.30amPresentation
Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours)
Discover what makes this science course unique.
12.00pm
1.30pm
Presentation
Bachelor of Applied Data Science
If you love maths, and can see yourself in a Data Science career, discover why there is no other course like this.
12:00 PMPresentation
What does my first year look like?
Hear from our current students as they share their stories and experiences from their first year of study.
2.30pmPresentation
Bachelor of Science Advanced - Research (Honours)
Speak to staff and students about this advanced-level honours qualification aimed at extending and challenging your thinking to prepare you for a career in scientific research.
All dayCourse info
Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours)
Speak to staff and students about this amazing course and how it's aimed at challenging your thinking. Discover what makes this science course unique.
All dayCourse info
Biological Society BBQ
Enjoy a free BBQ hosted by the Biological Society. It's a great opportunity to speak to our science students and get to know what it's really like to study science at Monash.
11.00am-2.00pmBBQ - Free food
Postgraduate opportunities in Science
Speak to staff about the many study options available both in research and course work.
All dayCourse info

Bachelor of Applied Data Science
Speak to staff and students about this course and how it's been specially designed for a career in Data Science.

All dayCourse info
ActivityTimeActivity Type
Biology: a world of opportunities
Where can a degree in biology take me? Discover the career opportunities available In biological sciences.
10.30am
12.00pm
2.30pm
Presentation
Jock Marshall Reserve tours
Come and see our amazing Biology teaching spaces at the Jock Marshall Reserve, the only on-campus Natural Reserve of its kind. If you are thinking about studying Biology this tour is for you.
11.00am
12.30pm
1.30pm
Tour
Biological Society BBQ
Come and enjoy a free BBQ with some of our Biological Sciences students. Chat to them about why they chose Biology, the great new teaching facilities and the exciting field trip opportunities.
11.00am-2.00pmBBQ - free food
Biology laboratory displays
Visit the biology labs and meet our students and lecturers. Learn all about the school's research activities, educational opportunities, field trips and more.
All dayExhibition/display
Biology general course information
Come and speak to staff and students about biology, including majors, units, practical teaching and field camps. Find out what you can study and how it all comes together within a science degree.
All daySubject info
FishCore
Come and tour the ARMI FishCore facility. It's the largest zebrafish facility of its kind in the southern hemisphere and consists of more than 6000 tanks. FishCore houses genetically modified and mutant strains of zebrafish that model a variety of human diseases and conditions.
11.30am
1.00pm
2.00pm
Tour
ActivityTimeActivity Type
Acoustic levitation in chemistry demonstration
Find out how chemistry enables acoustic levitation.
All dayDisplay
Nanomaterials: Building blocks of the future
Hear from Dr Rico Tabor about the world of colloids and nanomaterials.
10.30amPresentation
Chemistry: the central science
Get an insight into what you'll study and discover the wide range of career options available.
11.30amPresentation

A Wander Around the Periodic Table
Journey with Prof Stuart Batten as he looks at, and plays with, the elements and shows what makes the periodic table so brilliant (and flammable, colourful, magnetic, radioactive).

1.00pmPresentation
Crystalline structures display
Come and see what crystalline structures look like.
All dayDisplay
Food chemistry for fun
Come and find out about the chemistry.
All dayDisplay
Hands-on chemistry
Come and try some exciting hands-on activities in our new state-of-the-art chemistry labs.
All dayDisplay
Chemistry general course information
Come and speak to staff and students about chemistry. Find out what you can study and how it all comes together within a science degree.
All dayDisplay
Water+sun=fuel: solar fuel demonstration
Learn to create a hydrogen "solar fuel" using our solar cell and electrocatalysis research.
All dayDisplay
Coffee sensory evaluation display
Come and find out how and why coffee stimulates our senses.
All dayDisplay
Chemistry in everyday life display
Explore the 'hidden' chemistry of everyday items such as food and cosmetics.
All dayDisplay
ActivityTimeActivity Type
Our changing planet
In EAE, we discover how our planet works, from the molten core to the top of the atmosphere. See how our world, our climate and our environment are changing and how you can be part of the response.
1.00pmPresentation
Why study earth, atmosphere and environment
Hear first-hand from our students and discover where a science degree can take you.
11.30am
2.30pm
Presentation
Free pancakes
Enjoy free pancakes made for you by our student club (Monash Atmospheric, Geosciences and Environmental Society). Chat with them about their experiences studying this dynamic subject.
10.00am-3.00pmFree food
Monash Earth Sciences Garden tour
Tour our award-winning Monash earth sciences garden and discover how you will use the space in your undergraduate studies and learn about the geaography, geology and climate of Victoria.
10.30am
12.30pm
2.30pm
Tour
A day in the life of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment
Try your hand at being an EAE student. Check out our atmosphere in miniature. See how land use affects runoff. Get your hands dirty with our augmented reality sandbox. Learn about soils, ice, rocks, water and climate ... all in one place!
All dayHands-on activities
Measuring Earth with drones
See yourself captured by our infrared imaging drone. Learn how we use drones, with examples of data gathered on research trips across the world. Discover how drones will be used in your undergraduate studies.
11.00am-1.00pmInteractive display
Academic staff and students
Talk to Monash EAE academics and students about how to structure your degree, the topics we cover and the transferrable job skills you will gain for a wide variety of careers.
All daySubject info
ActivityTimeActivity Type
How does mathematics explain the universe?
From Higgs Boson and electrons to elliptical shapes, patterns and artificial intelligence.
12.30pmPresentation
How, what, and why I think about maths
Maths is fun and can lead to amazing careers - find out why.
10.30amPresentation
A random walk through mathematics
Why is maths, being so precise, so good at describing  randomness? To explain, we will go on a tour of probability theory, with applications including quantum mechanics, data science, and card tricks.
2.30pmPresentation
Mathematics general course information
Come and speak to staff and students about mathematical sciences. Find out what you can study and how it all comes together within a science degree.
All daySubject info
Mathematics puzzle table
Discover why maths is a beautiful science at the core of some tricky puzzles. Speak to our mathematicians and current students and find out how maths can provide the solution to many problems.
All dayHands-on activity
Mathologer videos on display (playlist)
Enter the world of the Mathologer for really accessible explanations of hard and beautiful math(s).
All dayMedia display
Australian Women of Mathematics exhibit
This exhibit is an artistic and scientific project that focuses on mathematicians who identify as women.
All dayExhibition
ActivityTimeActivity Type
Tour of New Horizons Research Centre physics labs
Tour our New Horizons Research Centre labs. Learn how our renowned research in ultracold physics and nanomaterials is laying the foundations of future technologies.
11.00am
12.00pm
2.00pm
Tour
Tour of teaching facilities in Physics and Astronomy
Visit the new physics and astrophysics teaching spaces designed for active learning. See our interactive learning studios, labs, computing facilities and student lounge.
11.30am
1.30pm
2.30pm
Tour
Gravitational waves - astrophysics presentation
Our astrophysicist discusses what the detection of gravitational waves means for humanity.
10.30amPresentation
Your future in Physics and Astronomy
Hear from the Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy about our cutting-edge research and innovative teaching.
12.30pmPresentation
My love of Physics and Astronomy presentation
Our current students talk about why they chose these subjects and where it is taking them.
1.30pmPresentation
Lab experiments by undergraduate physics students
Come and meet with some of our current students as they work on experiments that form part of their studies in this exciting area of Physics and Astronomy.
All dayInteractive display
Discover mysteries of the universe with physics
Participate in hands-on physics and astronomy activities and learn about the underlying physics and astrophysics from staff and students. Includes demonstrations of fascinating physics phenomena.
All dayHands-on activity
Physics and Astronomy general course information
Speak to staff and students about physics and astronomy. Find out what you can study and how it all comes together within a science degree.
All daySubject info
Solar astronomy
Take a close up look at our nearest star, the Sun, with our 20cm teaching telescopes.
All dayHands-on activity

For any enquiries please contact sci-futurestudents@monash.edu.