Collaborative Online International Learning
There are a growing number of units at Monash that have been re-developed to include a COIL project. COIL projects provide you with the opportunity to learn from international experts and collaborate with peers from Monash’s global network of exchange partner universities, without leaving home.
You will spend approximately four weeks of the semester participating in an innovative online learning experience designed to expand your global horizons.
In collaboration with a partner academic at an overseas university, the academic leading your unit has designed the COIL experience to include elements such as:
- Introductory activities to help you feel comfortable and get to know your peers at the partner institution
- Lectures/workshops led by international experts on topics relating to your unit
- International guest speakers from government, non-profit organisations and/or industry
- Discipline-related learning activities that maximise your interaction with peers at the partner university, to develop your intercultural understanding and competence
- Group-based assessment, to allow you to collaborate with peers overseas
- Opportunities for reflection, to better understand your perspective, and how it is similar and/or different to your overseas peers (and how it has changed during the COIL experience)
- Activities to help you consider future study/career development opportunities abroad
- Pre- and post-COIL surveys to improve the learning experience
Each COIL unit is different, and you can participate in as many COIL units as you wish, as long as it fits within your existing degree structure.
Benefits for students
Monash University is committed to fostering strong links with our international partner institutions, to ensure you gain a global perspective and develop intercultural competence. Further information can be found in the University’s strategic plan, Impact 2030.
COIL can also offer the following benefits:
- The development of cultural knowledge / intercultural competency
- The opportunity to expand your global network
- Second language development (depending on unit)
- As a precursor to future international study and work opportunities
Our COIL academic champions
- Dr Lennon Chang, Department of Criminology, Faculty of Arts
- Dr Nadida Kachkouche, Department of General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
- Dr Jessica Borger, Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
- Ms Lisa Murphy, Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
- Dr Amale Scally, Department of Finance, Faculty of Business and Economics
- Dr Shani Tobias, Translation and Interpreting Studies, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts
- Dr Rosemarie Herbert, Faculty of Science
- Dr Rebecca Cooper & Dr Karen Marangio, School of Curriculum, Teaching & Inclusive Education, Faculty of Education
- Ms Anisha Kaur Sandhu, Dr Betty Extinaris & Dr Nilushi Karunaratne, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- A/Prof Jeremy Breaden, Japanese Studies, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts
Available COIL units
- TRM6002 Translational Research: Pathways to the Clinic
All COIL units are taught in English, unless stated otherwise.
There are no application or special enrolment processes to participate in a COIL unit. You simply need to enrol via WES.
COIL units currently under development
The following units are currently being developed by our academic champions, to include COIL in future:
|Unit code||Faculty||Unit title||Expected launch|
|APG5604||Arts||Professional Translation Practices||Semester 2, 2022|
|BFF5958||Business and Economics||Financial Market and Intermediation||Semester 1, 2023|
|SCI3930||Science||Career Skills for Scientists||Semester 1, 2023|
|EDF5137||Education||General Science Education in the Secondary Years A||Semester 1, 2023|
|PHR4061||Pharmacy||Student Experiential Placements II||Semester 1, 2023|
|ATS2648||Arts||Contemporary Japan||Semester 1, 2023|
Suggest a unit for COIL development
Students can suggest a unit or discipline area to be re-developed to include COIL elements. Monash Abroad will get in touch with the relevant academic or department on your behalf.