Monash English Bridging

Monash English Bridging Program

Tailored program

The Monash English Bridging (MEB) program helps you achieve the English language requirements to pursue your academic ambition at Monash University -  a world top 100 ranked university1.

Upon successful completion of the MEB program you will have met the English language requirements of Monash University. You will gain direct entry and a guaranteed place into a Monash University degree without the need to sit for a further IELTS2 test.

1Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2021).

2If you do not study Monash English Bridging, to start a Monash University degree, you will need to sit an IELTS test.

Discover what you can gain from Monash English Bridging 

By studying the Monash English Bridging program, you will:

  • benefit from learning subject-specific language terms specific to your degree program and be better prepared to meet the English standards required for your destination courses
  • gain confidence in academic skills by developing your English proficiency
  • improve interpersonal and communication skills
  • study with like-minded students with similar destination courses
  • adjust to an Australian-university educational culture

Join the MEB online information sessions or English Placement Test online sessions to learn more. 

MEB online information sessions (Open to public)

Learn more about the MEB and how it will help your progression into, and success at Monash University

Dates

Tuesday 23 November

12.00PM - 12.45PM (WIB)

REGISTER HERE

Tuesday 14 December

5.00PM - 5.45.PM (WIB)

REGISTER HERE

Monash English Placement Testing online sessions

English Placement test to determine your English language level and admission into the MEB*

Dates

Tuesday 9 November

12.00PM - 1.30PM (WIB)

Tuesday 7 December

12.00PM - 1.30PM (WIB)

Monday 20 December

12.00PM - 1.30PM (WIB)

*These sessions will be by invitation to MI applicants

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At a glance

Course Details

Note:

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the program will be delivered online through the Monash College Virtual Classroom by a Monash College teacher in Australia.

Duration
14 weeks in total. Approximately 12 hours distributed across each week, including Saturday. Flexible part-time schedule to meet the needs of working professionals.
Start date

Intake for MI May 2022*

  • MEB program commencement date: Saturday 22 January 2022
  • Program completion date: Saturday 30 April 2022

Intake for MI October 2022*

  • MEB program commencement date: Saturday 18 June 2022
  • Program completion date: Saturday 24 September 2022

*Dates are subject to change

Click here for the Academics

The Monash English Bridging (MEB) program is the perfect pathway for you to pursue a Monash Indonesia Master program if you have met the academic requirements for a Monash University postgraduate degree, but have narrowly missed the English language requirements. The MEB program is designed to help you develop the English language and academic skills required for pursuing graduate and postgraduate degrees at Monash.

By completing the MEB program successfully, you will gain direct entry and a guaranteed place into a Monash University degree1 without the need to sit for a further IELTS2 test.

As a MEB student, you’ll develop the English language and academic skills required to prepare you for your Monash University Master program. The MEB program is specifically designed to fit the Monash learning model to help you:

  • communicate effectively in academic discussions and presentations
  • improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
  • improve your writing, reading and listening skills
  • understand, apply and explain theories in your degree program
  • write summaries and short reports in an academic style
  • understand and use academic conventions
  • learn how to respond to feedback
  • become a self-directed learner.

1Entry requirements into Monash University apply.

2If you do not study Monash English Bridging, to start a Monash University degree, you will need to sit an IELTS test.

MEB is uniquely different from IELTS 

Skill

MEB

IELTS Test

Listening

MEB students learn how to:

  • understand lectures delivered by native and non-native speakers
  • take notes of lecture content for understanding and then apply this information
  • IELTS Listening is based mainly on multiple choice and short answer questions

Reading

MEB students learn how to:

  • develop critical reading skills to understand a variety of academic texts
  • manage the volume of reading required to complete their degree
  • attain real practice for university content and methodology
  • IELTS Reading is based on general texts

Writing

MEB students learn how to:

  • use ideas from literature
  • summarise and paraphrase
  • write research essays and reports
  • enhance reflective writing techniques
  • IELTS Writing requires students to write an essay of 250 words in 40 minutes on a general, non academic topic and 150 words describing a visual diagram in 20 minutes

Speaking

MEB students learn how to:

  • ask effective questions
  • participate in tutorial discussions
  • voice their opinions and deliver oral presentation
  • practice English in a variety of contexts
  • IELTS Speaking one-on-one interviews are between 11 to 14 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to sit an English language test to enrol into Monash University Indonesia Master programs?

Each Monash University Indonesia program has minimum English language entry requirements. Students who have met the academic requirements for Monash, but who have narrowly missed the English language requirements can enrol into the Monash English Bridging program. They will develop the English language and academic skills required to  enter graduate and higher degrees of research courses at Monash – without the need to sit for a further IELTS test to enter their degree program.

How can I complete an English program if I am currently working full time?

The Monash English Bridging (MEB) program will be delivered online in part time mode through a blend of self-access materials and teacher-led instruction with flexibility to study outside standard business hours.

What if I do not achieve results required to progress to my Master program?

Students who fail an assessment task may be able to resit the task if they meet the criteria. Students who do not meet requirements prior to the commencement of their Master program may be able to defer their studies and enrol in the next intake of the MEB.

Do I need to apply for the Monash English Bridging (MEB) program if I don’t meet English entry requirements for Monash University Indonesia Master programs?

No, you don’t need to. You will be given a packaged offer (MEB + Monash University Indonesia Master program) when you qualify for it. For entry requirements into the MEB program, please refer to the MEB entry requirements information.

Does Monash deliver English at its other international locations?

English pathway programs have been delivered for many years at Monash University Malaysia and the Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School in Suzhou, China. These locations have a very high success rate of students transitioning to their Monash University programs through these English programs with a pass rate of over 95% progression rate over the past 4 years .

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Monash English Placement Test (MEPT)

The Monash English Placement Test (MEPT) is an online English Placement Test that students can take for direct entry into the MEB program. The test is administered by Monash University. The MEPT test comprises two main parts - a 20 minute writing test and a 60 minute test with a mix of listening, reading, vocabulary and grammar questions.

MI applicants will be provided details on the registration process prior to each testing session.

External test options

IELTS

6.0 (writing 6.0, no band lower than 5.0).

TOEFL iBT/TOEFL Special Home Edition

69 (writing 21, speaking 14, listening 5, reading 5).

Pearson

50 (writing 50, speaking 36, listening 36, reading 36).

Duolingo English Test

95 Plus performance in long turn answers. Long turn answers consist of speaking and writing components and are graded by Monash College.

Linguaskill

169 (writing 169, no band lower than 154).

The MEB is delivered by highly qualified English teachers from Australia and abroad  through a combination of online teacher-led instruction and self-access materials. Completion of additional self-access lessons and homework is required each week, with consultation sessions built into the program.

In-Class Focus

Self-Study Focus

* Research

* Tutorials

* Presentations

* Reflective Writing

* Reading / Speaking

* Listening

* Diagnostics

* Practice Tasks

* Extra Reading Materials

The program has been designed with a flexible part-time schedule of approximately 12 hours distributed across each week over 14 weeks, including Saturdays to meet the needs of working professionals.

An example of the delivery schedule* is shown below based on Western Indonesian Time (WIB):

Tuesday              6.30pm – 8.30pm WIB

Wednesday        6.30pm – 8.30pm WIB

Thursday            6.30pm – 8.30pm WIB

Saturday             9am – 1.30pm WIB

* The delivery schedule is subject to change.

Course Assessment

We use a Progressive Assessment method to help you master your English language skills.

FORMATIVE

SUMMATIVE

* Diagnostics

* Research Notes and Outline

* Research Draft

* Reflective Writing Task

* Tutorial and Presentation Tasks

* Reading  Tasks

* Listening Tasks

* Research Task

* Reading Test

* Oral Presentation

* Tutorial Discussion

* Reflective Writing Test

* Study Skills

Throughout the program you will be expected to complete both small group assessments and individual assessments. Students who are unsuccessful in passing the MEB program will be able to repeat the assessment module of MEB as long as they meet the repeat criteria.

Assessment Weightings (During Covid)

Skill Areas (Hurdles)

Assessments in the Course

Course weighting of individual assessments

Study Skills (30%)

Students’ completion of at least 70% of nominated Key Tasks

30%

Reading & Writing (40%)

Reading Test

12%

Research Task (Report/Essay)

12%

Writing Test

16%

Speaking (30%)

Oral Presentation

15%

Tutorial Discussion

15%

English pathways to other degrees

SEU-Monash University Joint Graduate School Suzhou, China

* Entry into Master and PhD programs

Monash University Malaysia campus, Kuala Lumpur

* Entry into Bachelor, Master and PhD programs

* Experienced delivery for postgraduate students at international locations

* Over 600 students per year

* Very high transition rates into postgraduate program

Making the application

Future students

For entry requirements into the MEB program, please refer to the MEB entry requirements information.

Fees

Intake for May 2022 Program - Master of Public Policy and Management*

  • MEB program commencement date: Saturday 22 January 2022
  • Program completion date: Saturday 30 April 2022

Intake for October 2022 Program - All Master’s Programs*

  • MEB program commencement date: Saturday 18 June 2022
  • Program completion date: Saturday 24 September 2022

*Dates are subject to change

Tuition Fee: Rp. 12,500,000