Monash University

Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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1. Chemical Engineering

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The Department of Chemical Engineering has close ties with Engineers Australia and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK), and their courses are fully accredited by both the bodies. The department has recently made a breakthrough in research by converting recyclable plastic into liquid fuel.

Research institutes:

  • list items Monash Institute of Transport Studies (ITS)
  • list items Maintenance Technology Institute (MTI)
  • list items Institute of Railway Technology (IRT)
  • list items Bioresource Processing Institute of Australia (BioPRIA).
  • The department is open to government agencies, businesses and research institutes to collaborate. Funding from the Australian government benefits the department considerably.

    There are about 35 members of the faculty. Some research themes of the department are:

  • list items Biotechnology
  • list items Food
  • list items Modelling
  • list items Nanomaterials
  • list items Fuels and Energy
  • list items Membrane.
  • Undergraduate Courses

  • list items Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)
  • Double Degrees 

  • list items Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • list items Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • list items Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • list items Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws
  • list items Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • list items Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
  • Post-Graduate Courses

    Master of Professional Engineering

  • list items It is a two-year degree with 96 credit points. Students can choose from five engineering specialisations. They will learn the core issues affecting organisations and also learn to perform data analysis on industrial scenarios and make recommendations that support business growth.
  • list items All students are required to complete 12 weeks of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). CPD is an opportunity for students to engage in business and engineering-related activities and to grow their professional networks.
  • Master of Advanced Engineering

  • list items This is Australia’s only advanced Engineering Master’s degree. It is offered as a one-year and two-year program. The one-year program requires 48 credits, and the two-year program requires 96 credits.
  • list items The programme offers 11 specialisations to choose from. It’s designed to expand students’ knowledge in the chosen specialisation and advance leadership and complex problem-solving skills in a cross-cultural environment.
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    2. Civil Engineering

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    The Department of Civil Engineering was formed in 1961.

    It provides quality education and research across the following core engineering disciplines:

  • list items Construction Engineering and Management
  • list items Environmental Engineering
  • list items Geomechanics Engineering
  • list items Resources Engineering
  • list items Structures Engineering
  • list items Transport Engineering
  • list items Water Engineering
  • Professor Jeffrey Walker is the head of the department.

    The research themes are:

  • list items Resilience, Infrastructure and Society
  • list items Energy, Water and Resources
  • list items Monitoring, Prediction and Protection
  • Each of these themes can have various research focus like;

  • list items Deep Earth Energy
  • list items Engineering for Extremes
  • list items Model-Data Fusion
  • list items Sensing Technologies
  • list items Smart Structures and Construction
  • list items Sustainable Infrastructure
  • list items Water Sensitive Urban Design.
  • Its major research centres are :

  • list items CRC for Water Sensitive Cities
  • list items National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training
  • list items Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
  • list items Monash Water for Liveability
  • list items Institute of Transport Studies (ITS)
  • Laboratory facilities include visualisation, living, structural, geomechanics, teaching and remote sensing laboratory. The Department was awarded 5 stars for its research activities by the Excellence in Research Australia 2012 and 2015 Initiatives.

    Undergraduate Courses

    Single Degrees

  • list items Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)
  • list items Civil Engineering
  • list items Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
  • list items Environment Engineering
  • list items Bachelor of Resources Engineering (Honours) 
  • From 2019 the following streams are available:

  • list items Resources Engineering
  • list items Renewable Energy Engineering
  • list items Mining Engineering
  • Postgraduate 

    Master of Advanced Civil Engineering

  • list items Its specifics are the same as that of chemical engineering.
  • list items It provides specialisation in the following :
    • Specialisation in Transport
    • Specialisation in Water
    • Specialisation in Infrastructure; 
  • list items Specialisation in Transport
  • list items Specialisation in Water
  • list items Specialisation in Infrastructure; 
  • Master of Professional Engineering

  • list items its specifics are the same as that of chemical engineering.
  • Master of Project Management 

  • list items Through this course, students will learn how to manage complex projects and use innovative practices to deliver successful outcomes. Students will be supported with online mentors. It is a 2-year course with 96 credits. As a part of your degree, you can choose from a range of electives from business, IT, engineering, arts and law.
  • Postgraduate (Off-campus Courses Include)

  • list items Master of Transport and Traffic - It is built around four foundation units, each having 6 credits. You can choose at least 3 electives with 6 credits each.
  • list items Master of Infrastructure Engineering and Management - It also has 4 core units with 6 credits each and electives. (Total 72 credits)
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    3. Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering

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    The field of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering covers biomedical, computer systems, electronics, electrical power, robotics and telecommunications. The head of this department is Professor Tom Drummond. Their research theme is - to focus on today’s challenges. Computational power increases every year, and electronics is the key to many new product innovations and product improvements. Researchers are developing innovative solutions to some great challenges.

    The department focuses on :

  • list items Wireless telecommunications
  • list items Optical systems and networking
  • list items Internet of things
  • list items Smart power systems
  • list items Robotics and artificial intelligence
  • list items Biomedical engineering
  • list items Electronics and electromagnetics and optimisation
  • list items Information processing
  • list items Control and decision systems.
  • The Monash Vision Group is a Melbourne-based collaborative partnership between Monash University, Grey Innovation, MiniFAB and Alfred Health. Their goal is to develop a clinically viable cortical vision prosthesis - known as the Gennaris bionic vision system or ‘Gennaris’.

    The department also provides opportunities for collaborative research. Industry-funded projects come in all sizes and can be tailored to meet specific needs

    Undergraduate Courses

  • list items Bachelor of Engineering
  • Postgraduate Courses

    Master of Professional Engineering 

  • list items It is a two-year degree with 96 credit points. Students can choose from five engineering specialisations. They will learn the core issues affecting organisations and also learn to perform data analysis on industrial scenarios and make recommendations that support business growth. All students are required to complete 12 weeks of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). CPD is an opportunity for students to engage in business and engineering-related activities and to grow their professional networks.
  • Master of Advanced Engineering 

  • list items This is Australia’s only advanced Engineering Master’s degree. It is offered as a one-year and two-year program. The one-year program requires 48 credits, and the two-year program requires 96 credits. The programme offers 11 specialisations to choose from. It’s designed to expand students’ knowledge in the chosen specialisation and advance leadership and complex problem-solving skills in a cross-cultural environment.
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    4. Materials Science and Engineering

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    Materials science and engineering professionals make a unique contribution to the design of new devices, products and components. They also improve the existing ones by altering material properties. Monash materials graduates receive an exceptionally positive response in the employment market. Monash offers one of the few available undergraduate courses to cover a broad sweep of materials issues – which is especially valuable given the multidisciplinary nature of this area. The students secure jobs in a wide range of industries – often early in their final year.

    The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is home to the Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing (MCAM) and the Woodside FutureLab.

    Although their work spans the entire materials field, they specialise in the fundamentals of :

  • list items Metals and Alloys
  • list items Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • list items Nanomaterials
  • list items Polymers
  • list items Composites
  • list items Corrosion
  • list items Advanced Materials Characterisation
  • list items Materials Modelling
  • The department partners with many research centres, industry organisations and research groups throughout Australia and around the world.

    The main research themes of the department are

  • list items Additive Manufacturing
  • list items Biomaterials
  • list items Functional and Energy Materials
  • list items Metals and Alloys
  • list items Polymers
  • list items Materials Theory, Modelling and Characterisation
  • Undergraduate Courses

  • list items Bachelor of Engineering (Honors)
  • Postgraduate Courses

    Master of Professional Engineering

  • list items It is a two-year degree with 96 credit points. Students can choose from five engineering specialisations. They will learn the core issues affecting organisations and also learn to perform data analysis on industrial scenarios and make recommendations that support business growth
  • list items All students are required to complete 12 weeks of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). CPD is an opportunity for students to engage in business and engineering-related activities and to grow their professional networks.
  • Master of Advanced Engineering

    This is Australia’s only advanced Engineering Master’s degree. It is offered as a one-year and two-year program. The one-year program requires 48 credits, and the two-year program requires 96 credits. The programme offers 11 specialisations to choose from. It’s designed to expand students’ knowledge in the chosen specialisation and advance leadership and complex problem-solving skills in a cross-cultural environment.

  • list items Chemical Engineering
  • list items Civil Engineering (Infrastructure Systems)
  • list items Civil Engineering (Transport)
  • list items Civil Engineering (Water)
  • list items Electrical Engineering
  • list items Energy and Sustainability Engineering
  • list items Materials Engineering
  • list items Mechanical Engineering
  • list items Medical Engineering
  • list items Renewable and Sustainable Energy Engineering
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    5. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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    This department is engaged in processes right from the design and creation of simple mechanisms to highly-tuned nano-devices, as well as from robotics to avionics and aeronautics. Each of the core disciplines offers its own opportunities. It is the largest department in the Faculty of Engineering with a dynamic academic, postgraduate and postdoctoral community.

    It does innovative work in areas like :

  • list items Including micro-nano devices
  • list items Robotics
  • list items Biomedical devices
  • list items Materials design
  • list items Advanced manufacturing
  • list items Aerodynamics
  • list items Energy
  • list items Structural monitoring
  • list items Wind engineering
  • list items Biomedical imaging.
  • The research themes of the department are:

  • list items Advanced Manufacturing
  • list items Micro-nano Engineering
  • list items Robotics and Control
  • list items Solid mechanics
  • list items Thermofluids.
  • The department offers facilities for industry, research and student use like: 

  • list items Monash Wind Tunnel Facility
  • list items MAE Workshops Job request
  • list items Mechanical and Aerospace Technical Services Group (MAETSG)
  • list items Mechanical Services Group
  • Its research institutes are – Maintenance Technology Institute and Institute of Railway Technology.

    Undergraduate Courses

  • list items Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honors)
  • list items Bachelor of aerospace engineering (Honors)
  • list items Bachelor of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering (Honors)
  • Postgraduate Courses

    Master of Professional Engineering

  • list items It is a two-year degree with 96 credit points. Students can choose from five engineering specialisations. They will learn the core issues affecting organisations and also learn to perform data analysis on industrial scenarios and make recommendations that support business growth.
  • list items All students are required to complete 12 weeks of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). CPD is an opportunity for students to engage in business and engineering-related activities and to grow their professional networks.
  • Master of Advanced Engineering

  • list items This is Australia’s only advanced Engineering Master’s degree. It is offered as a one-year and two-year program. The one-year program requires 48 credits, and the two-year program requires 96 credits.
  • list items The programme offers 11 specialisations to choose from. It’s designed to expand students’ knowledge in the chosen specialisation and advance leadership and complex problem-solving skills in a cross-cultural environment.
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    6. Information Technology

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    Monash has dedicated a whole faculty just to teaching and learning IT. Their industry-based learning program, for example, offers industry placements that contribute not just towards your degree, but also to future employment opportunities. Each year, 100 percent of their  IBL students who seek employment receive graduate job offers.

    Their collaboration with OXFAM, for example, in remote communities of Bangladesh, is using mobile technology to improve the quality of work and life for female farmers. Their research partnerships with global drug companies have developed algorithms that are predicting the effects of different drugs on the human body and supporting better drug design.

    Undergraduate Courses

  • list items Bachelor of Information Technology
  • list items Bachelor of Computer Science
  • list items Bachelor of Computer Science Advanced (Honours) 
  • list items Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
  • Postgraduate Courses

    Master of Business Information Systems

  • list items The Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS) prepares you for careers in systems design, planning and management, as well as knowledge and information management. You gain the expertise to design solutions to business information problems and to offer strategic guidance to organisations that will enhance their management and governance
  • list items As an MBIS graduate, you may find work as :
    • Business analyst
    • Systems analyst
    • Consultant
    • Project leader
    • IT manager
    • Information management specialist
    • Archivist or librarian
  • list items Business analyst
  • list items Systems analyst
  • list items Consultant
  • list items Project leader
  • list items IT manager
  • list items Information management specialist
  • list items Archivist or librarian
  • In your final semester, you may take part in an Industry Experience program where you will get to work in a small team with industry mentors to develop entrepreneurial IT solutions or you may undertake a minor-thesis research project, investigating cutting-edge problems in BIS under the supervision of internationally recognised researchers.

    The duration of the course is 2 years and requires 96 credit points.

    Master of Data Science 

  • list items The Master of Data Science (MDS) teaches you how to explore data and discover its potential. The core coursework covers data science objectives, data analysis, data pre-processing and visualisation. You then select data science electives such as machine learning, learning from semi-structured data like text, and big data handling. Your course electives allow you to build deeper skills in data analytics and machine learning.
  • list items The faculty has developed the most up-to-date material while maintaining a solid core of established theory and platforms, including Python and R (two of the most popular open-source programming languages for data analysis), Hadoop and Spark (for distributed processing).
  • It is a 2-year course with 96 credits under the Faculty of Information Technology.

    Master of Information Technology 

  • list items The Master of Information Technology (MIT) provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to solve real-world problems with cutting-edge technology. As an MIT graduate, you could become a software engineer, an enterprise data architect, a mobile systems analyst, or even a chief technology officer.
  • list items The MIT is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). The course is structured in 3 parts and is to be completed within 2 years. The credits required are 96.
  • Master of Cybersecurity

  • list items The MCS expands your knowledge of how to design, deploy and maintain security services, exploring issues faced both by users and application providers and devise possible solutions. The advanced studies in MCS include a range of topics, from software security, enterprise security including planning, operations and management to IT forensics, cloud computing and blockchain.
  • list items The duration of the course is 2 years and credits required are 96. Graduates may be eligible for Australian Computer Society (ACS) professional membership.
  • Master of Artificial Intelligence

  • list items Monash is the only one of the Group of Eight to offer this course. This course gives you the specialist knowledge and adaptability to move to the forefront of AI transformation and design, develop, and operate AI-based products and intelligent systems for the advancement of healthcare, agriculture, education, manufacturing, law and financial services.
  • list items This course allows you to explore topics such as deep learning, machine learning, natural language processing, human-computer interactions and modern optimisation techniques. You can either complete a research project under the guidance of an internationally recognised expert (as a potential pathway to a PhD) or engage in an industry experience studio project.  The program is divided into two parts of 48 and 24 credits.
  • The Faculty of Information Technology is located in Clayton where research centres and facilities create a vibrant backdrop for meaningful graduate study. Among these are the Laboratory for Dialogue Research, the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and the Centre for Data Science. The Woodside Building for Technology and Design, ready to open in 2020, will offer the latest dynamic and interactive learning spaces.

    Graduate Research

    Monash IT graduate research degrees (PhD and MPhil) follow the Monash Doctoral Program (MDP). The MDP blends original research with training options that support you throughout your research journey and prepare you for your career.

    Research Degree Options

  • list items Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - Two-year research degree requiring a 30,000-word thesis. The following PhD programmes are also offered by the department - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), PhD by Practice-based Research and Exegesis. 
  • There are two university-recognised research centres and numerous affiliated research labs and groups. It conducts pioneering research in - Centre for Data Science and Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics (COSI).

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    Pure Sciences

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    The faculty has six schools - School of Biological Sciences; School of Chemistry; School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment; School of Mathematics; School of Physics and Astronomy. It offers honors courses for undergraduate study and the following courses for graduate study -

    Master of Financial Mathematics

  • list items Standard duration is 2 years, full time. All units contribute to the master's program and maintain relationships with banks, investment firms, and research organisations in financial mathematics. It has 96 credits.
  • Master of Environment and Sustainability

  • list items This 96-credit point course is structured in four parts and has a duration of 2 years. You will choose one of five specialisations and have the opportunity to work in real-world contexts, combining theory and practice, to respond to local and international, corporate, government and social-environmental concerns.
  • Master of Science

  • list items You will be able to choose from the following disciplines that lead to a specialist award: Astrophysics, Atmospheric science, Earth science and Physics. The course comprises of 96 points. The duration is two years.
  • Master of Mathematics

  • list items You can choose from a wide range of units in Pure Mathematics, Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics. Students can complement their discipline studies with professional development learning including units in data exploration and visualisation. The course runs for 2 years and has 96 credits.
  • Master of Food Science and Agribusiness 

  • list items Master of Food Science and Agribusiness graduates can expect promising career opportunities after graduating from this course.
  • list items Typical career paths include :
    • Regulatory officer
    • Food technologist
    • Product/process development scientist
    • Food microbiologist
    • Food chemist
    • Food product or ingredient development specialist
    • Food plant production supervisor/ manager
    • Researcher
    • Food policy officer
    • Academia
    • Entrepreneur and business owner
  • list items Regulatory officer
  • list items Food technologist
  • list items Product/process development scientist
  • list items Food microbiologist
  • list items Food chemist
  • list items Food product or ingredient development specialist
  • list items Food plant production supervisor/ manager
  • list items Researcher
  • list items Food policy officer
  • list items Academia
  • list items Entrepreneur and business owner
  • It is a 2-year course with 96 credits.

    Research strengths include :

  • list items Energy and Materials
  • list items Genetics, Genomics and health
  • list items Environmental change and adaptation
  • list items Evolution of the Earth and Universe
  • list items Solutions for a big data world
  • list items Synthesis for function
  • list items Mathematical networks, space, and symmetry.
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    Business 

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    Undergraduate Courses 

  • list items Accounting
  • list items Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • list items Bachelor of Banking and Finance
  • list items Bachelor of Business
  • list items Bachelor of Business Administration
  • list items Bachelor of Commerce
  • list items Bachelor of Economics
  • list items Bachelor of Finance
  • list items Bachelor of International Business
  • list items Bachelor of Marketing
  • Postgraduate Courses

  • list items Master of Professional Accounting
  • list items Master of Accounting
  • list items Master of Banking and Finance
  • list items Master of Advanced Finance
  • list items Master of Business
  • list items Master of Business Analytics
  • list items Master of Global Business
  • list items Master of Applied Economics and Econometrics
  • list items Master of Actuarial Studies
  • list items Master of Marketing
  • list items Monash MBA
  • list items Monash GEMBA
  • list items Master of Environment and Sustainability
  • list items Master of Project Management
  • list items Master of Accounting
  • list items Master of Business Law
  • list items Master of Regulation and Compliance
  • list items Master of Philosophy
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    Monash Faculties

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    Arts

  • list items It is Monash’s internationally renowned faculty for humanities, social sciences, languages and performing arts. They are recognised for their cutting-edge research that addresses important local and global issues, advancing students’ understanding of the world.
  • list items Monash Arts have the following teaching and research schools:
    • Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
    • Media, Film and Journalism
    • Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
    • Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
    • Arts and Social Sciences
    • Centre for Theatre and Performance
    • Monash Indigenous Studies Centre 
  • list items Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
  • list items Media, Film and Journalism
  • list items Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
  • list items Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
  • list items Arts and Social Sciences
  • list items Centre for Theatre and Performance
  • list items Monash Indigenous Studies Centre 
  • Art, Design and Architecture

  • list items The faculty is guided by globally renowned academics. It is dynamic and progressive with studio learning environments that will build knowledge and creative thinking.
  • list items Some of its research projects include :
    • The design of sustainable, affordable housing in suburban Melbourne
    • Appropriate and high-quality housing for an ageing population
    • Specialised supportive housing for people with disability
    • Improving health in informal settlements in Fiji
    • Indonesia through improved water sanitation.
  • list items The design of sustainable, affordable housing in suburban Melbourne
  • list items Appropriate and high-quality housing for an ageing population
  • list items Specialised supportive housing for people with disability
  • list items Improving health in informal settlements in Fiji
  • list items Indonesia through improved water sanitation.
  • Education

  • list items You can choose to specialise in early years, primary or secondary education – or a combination of these. The faculty was ranked sixth in the world in the subject of Education in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013 and 2014 and four stars 'above world standard' in Education according to Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2012.
  • Law 

  • list items The faculty was started in 1964 with four students and holds a very prestigious place today. it offers various scholarships for meritorious students. The Law Students’ Society is amongst the largest student-run organisations in Australia.
  • list items It is the first law school in Australia to offer a guaranteed clinical education experience for all students who wish to include a practical component in their Monash Law degree. Their Castan Centre for Human Rights Law is dedicated to protecting and promoting human rights.
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences 

  • list items The faculty comprises of 10 schools, various centres and institutes, each with a unique purpose. It has more than 20 departments.
  • list items It also participates in a number of cooperative research centres (CRC’s) and are affiliated with internationally-acclaimed research institutes including :
    • The Baker Medical Research Institute
    • The Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health
    • The Mental Health Research Institute
  • list items The Baker Medical Research Institute
  • list items The Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health
  • list items The Mental Health Research Institute
  • As the University's largest research faculty, it has contributed to breakthroughs in crucial areas like IVF, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer research, and infectious diseases.

    Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • list items It is a specialist campus, located in 'the Parkville strip', Australia's premier health and biomedical precinct. Its successes include the joint design and development of the influenza treatment Relenza, the collaborative design of a potential single-dose malaria treatment and new approaches to delivering drugs to the body more effectively.
  • list items The Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences houses at least 200 research staff and postgraduate students who are involved in drug discovery biology, medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutics to improve treatments for cancer, malaria, Parkinson's disease and other major health threats.
  • list items The Centre for Medicine Use and Safety seeks to improve pharmacy practice and minimise the misuse of medicines in hospitals and the community.