Postgraduate Course Guide - Monash University

Postgraduate Course Guide - Monash University

Postgraduate Course Guide - Monash University

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Postgraduate Course Guide - Monash University

Contents Why choose Monash 1
Our rankings 2 Who was Sir John Monash 4 Live in Melbourne, Australia 5 Our campuses 6 Our graduates 8 Our research 8 Your study options 10 Fees 10 Scholarships 11 Accommodation at Monash 12 Support services 14 Art Design & Architecture 16 Arts 19 Business and Economics 26 Education 34 Engineering 41 Information Technology 43 Law 46
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences 50
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 57 Science 59 Admission 61 Entry requirements by faculty 64 Helping you get into Monash 76 International Application Form 77 The Monash Wind Tunnel is the largest wind tunnel in the southern hemisphere and is open to industry partners, academics and students.

Postgraduate Course Guide - Monash University

1 Why choose Monash © Monash University 2014, all rights reserved. This publication reflects prescriptions, policy and practice in force as at May 2014 and takes no account of developments and changes made since that date. CRICOS provider: Monash University 00008C Monash College 01857J. Global recognition As published in The New York Times, more than 4500 leaders from the world’s most successful companies are more likely to hire a Monash graduate. (Global Employability University Ranking 2011–2013). Expertise Study under the leadership and supervision of world-class scholars. Professional recognition Monash degrees satisfy the educational requirements of professional registration or membership for entry into regulated professions.1 Prestige You will be awarded a qualification from a university ranked in the world’s top 100 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013–2014).

Choice Monash offers one of Australia’s most comprehensive ranges of courses and is known for its wide selection of double degrees, including double master’s. A double degree course can be completed in less time than if you studied both courses concurrently as electives from one degree count towards the other. Connections Monash is connected through partnerships and alliances with universities in North America, Europe, the UK, Asia and Africa. We also have a global network of campuses and centres offering international exchange opportunities.

Relevance As a research-intensive university, our courses are designed using the latest research and industry developments.

Location Monash is based in Melbourne, Australia – consistently rated the world’s most liveable city (Economist Intelligence Unit, 2011–2013). Scale With campuses across four continents and more than 60,000 students, Monash is Australia’s largest university. 1.
All students should ensure that the units they take are those required for the profession of their choice. Advice on unit selection is available from course advisers. By choosing Monash University you are choosing to study alongside the brightest minds under the guidance of some of the world’s finest educators. And with more than 290,000 alumni around the world, you become part of a community that will support you throughout your career.

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2 MONASH UNIVERSITY – POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2015 Watch our rankings videos and find out more at Influential alliances Monash University is a member of Australia’s Group of Eight universities. The group’s members produce more than 70 per cent of all basic research conducted at all of Australia’s public universities. Monash University is the only Australian member of the prestigious M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres and Medical Universities. This global grouping includes Johns Hopkins University, the Sorbonne in Paris, Imperial College London and the Charité in Berlin.

Monash is a five-star plus institution. Receiving five-star ratings in a range of qualities from employability to sport facilities and community engagement. This means we are not just world-class but an elite destination to which the very best students and faculty worldwide aspire.

Global recognition Monash is regarded as a premier university on a number of scales. Ranked — in the — Top 100 — of — world universities Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2013 – 2014. QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2014 # 69 in the 2013 QS WORLD UNIVERSITY rankings. Our rankings 8 in the world 16 in the world 6 in the world 19 in the world 20 in the world 22 in the world Education Accounting and Finance Chemical Engineering Law Pharmacy and Pharmacology Communications and Media Studies IN THE TOP 50 UNIVERSITIES WORLDWIDE IN 18 SUBJECTS

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3 Employability Top 1% of worldwide business schools TRIPLE ACCREDITATION Monash University is the first Group of Eight university to have achieved the esteemed ‘triple crown’ business school accreditations by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

These globally-recognised accreditations place the university in the elite ranks of the one per cent of business schools worldwide with ‘triple crown’ accreditation. As published in The New York Times, leaders from the world’s most successful companies consistently rate Monash as a preferred university from which to hire graduates.* * Based on Global Employability University Rankings, 2011 – 2013 EFMD

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4 MONASH UNIVERSITY – POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2015 Who was Sir John Monash? Sir John Monash was an Australian leader, statesman and nation-builder who contributed to almost every level of Australian life. As well as having a long and distinguished military career, Sir John was a renowned engineer and public administrator. He also features on the Australian $100 note. He was a man who used education to turn his natural talent into ability, allowing him to realise his daring ambitions. Not only do we carry Sir John’s name, we also take inspiration from his philosophy of life.

Although Monash University is named after an individual, the University is a public government-funded and accredited institution.

Our motto, Ancora Imparo (“I am still learning”), captures the essence of his approach to life. “Adopt as your fundamental creed that you will equip yourself for life, not solely for your own benefit but for the benefit of the whole community.” – Sir John Monash Melbourne – the world’s most liveable city. In a ranking of cities all around the world, Melbourne is consistently ranked number one as the world’s most liveable city (Economist Intelligence Unit 2011 –2013). This ranking is based on standards of education, infrastructure, culture and environment, healthcare and stability.

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5 Melbourne has an excellent reputation for welcoming international students and providing them with memorable study experiences. It offers a high standard of living and first-class education, healthcare, public transport, employment rates, safety and security. The city is a rich, multicultural landscape of ideas, skills and personalities. The people are cosmopolitan, fun-loving and friendly. Melbourne hosts a diverse economy known for its strengths in:
information communications technology
aviation/aerospace and
creative industries.

With a population of 4 million, there are many opportunities for casual work while studying, adding to your experience. Melbourne has something for everyone, from calm parks and gardens to the edgy arts and music scene. Melbourne is also Australia’s restaurant capital, with more than 3000 restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. Melbourne is home to many international sporting events and festivals and hosts a range of cultural festivals.

For more information go to Live in Melbourne, Australia

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6 MONASH UNIVERSITY – POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2015 Our campuses Bus Tram Train Accommodation See page 12 Legend Monash University has five Australian campuses, as well as campuses in Malaysia and South Africa, a Joint Graduate School in China, a learning centre in Prato, Italy, and a research centre in Mumbai, India. We also have a network of university partners across the globe, including the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. Transport to Monash Monash shuttle bus During the academic year, a free Monash shuttle bus service runs in both directions between: Clayton and Berwick Clayton and Caulfield Clayton and Peninsula Frankston Station and Peninsula. After-hours buses Clayton and Caulfield buses run to designated stops on Monday to Friday evenings from 5.30pm until late. This is a free service for current Monash students. Public bus All Australian campuses are accessible by public transport. Public transport timetables and maps can be found at Car Parking is available at or near all Australian campuses. Monash Rideshare is a carpooling scheme for students and staff travelling to Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula. Car poolers are eligible for free parking. Bicycle For details of local bicycle paths and bicycle lanes, refer to the Bicycle Network Victoria website at Designated bicycle parking is provided at all campuses.

Postgraduate Course Guide - Monash University

7 20km 5km 50km Melbourne CBD All postgraduate law courses are taught at the Monash University Law Chamber, located in the heart of the city’s legal precinct at 555 Lonsdale Street within walking distance of the Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts.

The Law Chamber provides independent student study areas and amenities conducive to creative and independent learning. Parkville Drive time: 3 km, approx. 10 minutes Located three kilometres north of Melbourne’s city centre, the Parkville campus houses the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, with first-class teaching facilities, innovative learning spaces and research laboratories. The campus is home to the Centre for Medication Use and Safety and the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, which comprises the largest and most experienced group of pharmaceutical scientists in Australia.

Caulfield Drive time: 9 km, approx. 20 minutes Caulfield is the second-largest Monash campus, with about 13,000 students. It’s the main centre for the faculties of Business and Economics, Art Design & Architecture, and Information Technology. Caulfield is nine kilometres from the Melbourne city centre and adjacent to Caulfield train station. The campus has a gym, library and cafes, and is close to several shopping precincts. Clayton Drive time: 20 km, approx. 25 minutes Clayton is the largest of Monash’s campuses. It combines a vibrant research, technology and manufacturing precinct with first-rate sporting facilities, shops, a student centre, libraries, a post office, banks, medical services and religious centres.

The campus can be reached by public transport utilising an extensive bus network combined with train stations in surrounding suburbs.

Berwick Drive time: 40 km, approx. 40 minutes Berwick is a small, friendly campus with about 2000 students approximately 40 minutes south-east of Melbourne. It’s a five-minute walk from the heart of Berwick’s specialty shops, cafes and business services. Berwick campus is a centre for the Faculty of Education. Peninsula Drive time: 40 km, approx. 40 minutes The Peninsula campus is about 40 minutes south of Melbourne. It is a centre for nursing and paramedic training, early years education, primary education and health and physical education, and is also being developed as a centre for health science research.

There is a bus connection to Frankston train station, and a free shuttle bus runs between Peninsula and Clayton campuses.

Our five Melbourne campuses offer a range of facilities and lifestyles For more information on our international locations, go to All times and distances are approximate and use the most direct driving route from the Melbourne CBD. Parkville Melbourne CBD Caulfield Clayton Berwick Peninsula The Monash Warwick Alliance In 2012, Monash partnered with the University of Warwick (UK) to form a unique global alliance. This partnership raises our international profile and provides unparalleled access to new opportunities and benefits to our students.

The Alliance aims to deliver a seamless international experience for students, offering innovative academic programs as well as opportunities for real and virtual student exchanges.

We offer a joint PhD program in which both institutions are the ‘home’ institution, as well as joint and dual master’s programs that combine the distinctive strengths of each university.

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8 MONASH UNIVERSITY – POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2015 Rameshwari Ramachandra Master of Business Administrsation, 1993 As managing director of Singapore-based consulting firm Business Breakthrough Technology Pte Ltd Rameshwari manages the operations and expansion of consulting initiatives and blue-chip clientele in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines. She is passionate about the role of women in decision-making and is involved with organisations including the Development of Economy for Women, DEW Credit Co-operative Ltd, Singapore National Co-operative Federation, Netball Singapore and the Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations.

Dr Michelle McIntosh Bachelor of Pharmacy, 1997; PhD, 2000; Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, 2009 Michelle leads a team at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences working on a project to develop an aerosol delivery system for oxytocin that can be inhaled by patients from a simple, disposable device immediately after childbirth. Every year more than 100,000 women die of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), a condition of excessive blood loss after childbirth. Although PPH can be effectively prevented or treated with an injection of oxytocin, access to this drug is limited due to the requirements for refrigeration, storage and trained medical personnel for administration.

Our graduates Our research Tran Thanh Nam PhD, 2005 Nam is the chief operating officer at MobiVi, Vietnam’s leading electronic payment service provider. He helped co-found the company in mid- 2007, and it has grown quickly on the back of massive growth in the reach and popularity of the internet and mobile phones, and business uptake of electronic communications. MobiVi is at the forefront of e-commerce with their e-wallet payment system. E-wallet uses highly-secure computer networks and programs enabling airline tickets to be bought online, peer-to-peer payments undertaken via a mobile phone or over the web, and bills paid with the touch of a button.

Our research tradition Even before we became the global university we are today, our researchers looked beyond traditional boundaries, creating new frontiers and discovering new ways of approaching the fields in which they worked. That’s why a Monash education is respected around the world. Things that we now take for granted would not exist without the initial work of Monash researchers: First in-vitro fertilisation pregnancy Professors Alan Trounson and Carl Wood achieved the world’s first IVF pregnancy in 1973. The Trounson and Wood team went on to achieve Australia’s first (and the world’s fourth) successful IVF birth in 1980.

Fighting influenza In 1986, a team from our Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (formerly the Victorian College of Pharmacy) designed and synthesised the anti-flu drug, Relenza. Relenza first became available in Australia in 1999 and is now used globally.

Nobel Peace Prize In 2007, eight scientists from Monash University shared in the prestige of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded jointly to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and former US VicePresident Al Gore. We judge our research by its academic excellence, but also by the impact it has on the communities we engage with and serve. Super sand acts as an inexpensive filtration device in third-world countries.

9 Brendan Murray Master of Education, 2010 Brendan is the Executive Principal of Parkville College – a Victorian Government School established to provide quality education for all young people detained in custody.

Deeply embedded in his community, Brendan is also the co-founder and former principal of the Pavilion School – a Victorian Government school that seeks to provide the highest standard of public education for adolescents who are disengaged from education. He was awarded the Victorian Outstanding Secondary Teacher Award in 2009 as well as the inaugural Australian Federal Government Closing the Gap Award. Having completed his Master of Education in 2010, Brendan now intends to pursue a PhD at Monash University. Dr Dewi Fortuna Anwar Doctor of Philosophy in Arts, 1990 Dr Anwar is currently Research Professor at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Chairman of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights – The Habibie Center and Deputy Secretary for Political Affairs to the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia.

She has long been active in promoting equal opportunities for women in Indonesia and greater representation for women in government and politics, and was voted one of Indonesia’s most powerful women in 2007. Our research today Today, our ambition and optimism are stronger than ever. We have a clear vision of what we want our research to achieve and how we’ll help our researchers make it happen. Although we conduct research across more than 150 fields of study, we focus on a number of specialisations. We call these our leading capabilities. We’ve grouped these capabilities into four categories: health and wellbeing future technologies sustainable environments resilient cultures and communities.

Building stronger, lighter planes Professor Xinhua Wu and her team at the Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing (MCAM) are creating a new aluminium alloy that will make aircraft 30 to 40 per cent lighter, twice as fuel efficient and still structurally sound. So significant is this project that they are working in close partnership with Microturbo, the European Space Agency and Bombardier.

Helping the blind to see The Monash Vision Group (MVG), draws on the capabilities of Monash University, The Alfred hospital and industry partners MiniFAB and Grey Innovation to develop bionic eye technology that connects to the primary visual cortex. This means that patients unable to make use of current retinal implants because of damaged optic nerves or physical trauma to the actual eyes may now have the opportunity to see again. Super sand Monash has teamed up with Rice University (USA) to create a ‘super sand’, which acts as an inexpensive filtration device in third-world countries. They have significantly enhanced the natural filtering properties of sand by coating it with a nanomaterial called graphite oxide (GO).

Lack of clean drinking water is the cause of more than 2.5 million deaths per year according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Eliminating disease The Eliminate Dengue Program, led by Monash University’s Professor Scott O’Neill, uses a naturally occurring bacteria (Wolbachia) to reduce the ability of mosquitoes to pass dengue between people. Dengue fever affects an estimated 390 million people worldwide annually and is ranked by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the most important mosquitoborne viral disease in the world. Read more about the amazing work, and ambitious plans for the future in Monash: Delivering Impact online at The Monash PhD If you’re looking for a doctorate with a difference, look no further than the new Monash PhD.

Offering one of the widest ranges of discipline and interdisciplinary options, it provides you with a depth of resources and knowledge needed to excel. What’s more, expert supervision from some of Australia’s finest academics ensures that you’ll produce a thesis that’s not only more rounded, but also more informed. Add this to a superior standard of research excellence and it’s easy to see why brilliant goes beyond.

To learn more about the new Monash PhD, please visit

10 MONASH UNIVERSITY – POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2015 Your study options Whether you want to get ahead in your career faster or just improve your knowledge, a Monash postgraduate degree can give you a distinct advantage. Coursework or research? There are three ways to study for a postgraduate degree: 1. by coursework 2. by research 3.
by coursework with a research component. 1. Professional entry postgraduate courses These courses are specifically designed to train students to enter regulated professions such as law, accounting and teaching after they have completed an undergraduate degree.

These programs can range from two to four years depending on the discipline.

Expert master’s These programs allow you to either extend knowledge and expertise gained though your undergraduate degree or add breadth to your knowledge and skills in a new discipline. 2. Research options Monash offers research-based postgraduate degrees in all disciplines. And, while the challenge takes commitment, drive, motivation and talent, the benefits are enormous. Research will enable you to pursue a passion, while working in a supportive environment with like-minded people. And it can open up incredible career opportunities. 3. Coursework and research Combined degrees offer you the flexibility to complete part of your course by following a subject-based program, and part of it by completing a research thesis.

It will allow you to grow through experiencing two very different methods of higher education. Length of programs Many of our master’s programs offer block credit to students on the basis of their education background.

2-year programs – if a student wishes to undertake a master’s program in a different discipline to their three-year undergraduate qualification it will usually take two years (96 credit points). 1.5-year programs – if a student wishes to undertake a master’s program in the same discipline as their three-year undergraduate qualification it will usually be a 1.5 year program (72 credit points) 1-year programs – if a student wishes to study a master’s in the same discipline for which they have a four-year honours qualification it usually takes one year (48 credit points).

Fees Most postgraduate coursework programs are offered as full-fee places.

Students in these courses pay the full tuition cost of the course and must make the payment upfront each semester. Details of course fees are included with course descriptions in this guide. A different fee is charged to Domestic and International students. Fees quoted are for courses commencing in 2014, are subject to change and are indicative only. Fees for courses commencing in 2015 will be different. For more information on fees visit

Cost of living It is a good idea to plan and prepare a budget before you arrive in Australia. Your tuition and study fees do not include personal costs such as accommodation, food and other things you will need. These costs can add up to approximately A$22,900+ per year. For more details visit

11 Scholarships Monash Scholarships Monash International Leadership Scholarship 100% course remission for high-achieving international coursework students.Selection is based on academic achievements, application statement and the student’s potential to be a Monash University ambassador.

Monash International Merit Scholarship A$10,000 paid per year to high-achieving international coursework students. External Scholarships Australia Awards (AusAID) The Australia Awards (also known as AusAID) is an initiative of the Australian Government to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours through Australia’s extensive scholarship programs. Monash University offers a range of courses suited to the development needs of AusAID and its scholarship holders. Find out more through our guides below or check the Australia Awards website to see your country’s area of priority. Other external scholarships include: Becas (Chile) Colfuturo (Colombia) FIDERH and FUNED (Mexico) Senescyt (Ecuador)
Ciência sem Fronteiras (Brazil) Monash University is committed to attracting academic high achievers and producing internationally competitive graduates.

12 MONASH UNIVERSITY – POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2015 Accommodation at Monash Bring your family If you have a visa to study in Australia, family members can accompany you if your study lasts for at least one year and you can support them. See the Australian Government immigration website to check eligibility criteria at Jackomos Hall on Clayton campus accommodates 300 residents in single private studio apartments. Watch and explore your accommodation options with our students at

13 Name of accommodation Rooms Weekly rate (A$)* Annual rate (A$)* Clayton Halls of Residence Single rooms with or without a private bathroom $214.20 – $239.75 $8,996.40 – $10,069.50 Normanby House South East Flats Rooms in shared apartments of 2 – 5 bedrooms $208.95 – $224.70 $8,775.90 – $9,437.40 Jackomos Hall Single-room studio apartments $261.10 $12,010.60 Briggs Hall Berwick North Flats Rooms in shared apartments of 4 – 5 bedrooms $214.20 $8,996.40 Halls Apartments Halls of Residence Single rooms with a private bathroom $227.50 $9,555.00 Caulfield Malvern Mews Rooms in shared apartments of 2 – 5 bedrooms $220.85 – $227.85 $9,559.65 – $9,862.65 Peninsula Peninsula Residences Rooms in a shared house or apartment of 2 – 8 bedrooms $209.65 $8,805.30 Single-room apartment $262.50 $11,025.00 Monash Residential Services (MRS) can help you find accommodation, whether you decide to live on or off campus On-campus accommodation On-campus accommodation gives you a convenient, safe and enjoyable living environment.

Living close to campus facilities ensures easy access to classes, libraries and university life. It’s also a great way to concentrate on your studies, and you are part of a community of people also committed to their courses. You become a part of the programs, activities and pastoral care we offer. It is a secure environment created by a 24-hour Monash security presence, and the costs are highly competitive with all rooms fully furnished. Places fill quickly, so you should apply for accommodation as early as possible at Off-campus accommodation The MRS off-campus accommodation service provides guidance, information, resources and advocacy to students of Monash University.

The service assists with accommodation-related matters prior to arrival and during your entire time at Monash University.

We can help every step of the way on:
how to source appropriate accommodation
tenancy legal information on what tenants need to know prior to and during their tenancy
support with any difficulties experienced with landlords, agents or housemates
other accommodation-related matters. For more information go to: * The above table of information for 2014 is a guide to help you compare and decide on your accommodation options. For up-to-date information and more detail, go to All on-campus accommodation.

Support services A postgraduate degree takes commitment and drive, especially if you are moving to a new country or city.

To help you maintain the momentum, we help put you in touch with like-minded people. To share information. To build networks. To get the support to keep you going. 14 MONASH UNIVERSITY – POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2015

15 Monash helps students settle into university life by providing an extensive range of support programs and services. Airport pickup Monash University welcomes all new international students with a free airport pick-up service to take you to your accommodation. To arrange a pick up, you must submit an airport pick-up request form at least three working days before you arrive. preparing/reception Family support Monash Family and Child care supports Monash students with children or families. Advice is available regarding childcare, primary school, playgroups, school holiday care and other child and family support issues.

Social events for international students with families are held throughout the year. Disability support services If you have a disability or medical condition that impedes your study, the Equity and Diversity Centre will support you to reach your full potential. Eligible students can access services such as learning support, assistive software or equipment loans. Monash Connect Monash Connect Student Service Centres are located on each of the Australian campuses. Staff can deal with your questions on admissions, enrolment, fees, academic support, language support, graduations and scholarships. Go to for more information.

Wellbeing Each Monash campus features a Health, Wellbeing and Development Hub that offers expert health and wellbeing counsellors, medical practitioners, multi-faith chaplains and student advisers to support students in all facets of university life – from accommodation and financial aid to work/study and life balance issues. Information and advice is available for students on a wide range of issues including: settling into life in Australia cultural adjustment student visa healthcare finding your way around campus study and life balance issues. Academic support During their studies, students have access to academic support programs to improve written and oral expression, reading, listening and note-taking skills.

Tutors are available to guide advanced students through research methodology, conference presentation and the best way of submitting academic papers. e-Research Services The Monash e-Research Centre provides all Monash researchers with access to outstanding advice and assistance – to help you manage your research projects and data effectively and efficiently. The centre can give you the advice, information and assistance you need to help you identify, specify, develop and configure IT tools, data management systems and practices to meet your specific needs. Skills Essentials seminars The Skills Essentials seminar series comprises more than 160 seminars and workshops, specifically designed for postgraduate research students. Most sessions are free of charge and provide postgraduate students with valuable training in areas relating to candidature and skills for future employment. Monash Postgraduate Association (MPA) All Monash postgraduate students automatically become members of the Monash Postgraduate Association. In addition to its seminar program, the association provides services for postgraduate students, including:
social functions such as lunches, coffee clubs and question-and-answer sessions
newsletters and publications including Compass, MPA guide to postgraduate programs and a weekly MPA email news bulletin
advice, advocacy and mediation on issues that postgraduate students may encounter during their study
representation on Monash University and faculty committees
seminars to help you make the transition from successful study to a successful career, these seminars address helpful topics like publishing, time management, career management and writing skills. Campus security While Melbourne is considered the world’s most livable city, Monash still looks out for students welfare. We provide a range of security services to ensure our students are safe at all times. These include 24- hour security patrols, security escorts and a night-time security bus between our Clayton and Caulfield campuses. Careers counselling We offer individual careers counselling, host career seminars and employer information sessions, where many of Australia’s leading companies participate to attract new talent, as well as providing programs to assist job hunting and resume building. Professional Pathways Australia Obtain a reference and demonstrate experience by completing an Internship or Professional Year with Professional Pathways Australia. Fees apply.

16 MONASH UNIVERSITY – POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2015 Elena Bruno Master of Design Elena is an Italian designer who studied in England before moving to Australia to further her professional development. “I wanted to refine the design skills and expand my professional network in Australia. I chose Monash based on its reputation.

I was also impressed by the work of previous students.” Elena’s final project, a painting set designed specifically for people with disabilities, brings together aesthetics, ergonomics and usability.

I have focused on expanding my portfolio in assistive and inclusive design. I have also had access to outstanding academic support and equipment. Seeing my full-scale model for my final project coming together has been very satisfying.” Art Design & Architecture Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA) is a place of creative excellence and innovation. Operating out of the Caulfield campus, our vibrant faculty is at the forefront of education in creative arts, architecture and design disciplines. Be creative in our cutting-edge studio spaces
Learn from the industry’s leading designers, architects and ground-breaking thinkers
Make your mark by pushing the creative boundaries of art and design
Get inspired from across the globe; study at our Prato campus in Italy Monash University is constantly improving and refining course offerings.

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ART DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE 17 Master of Architecture The Master of Architecture is ideal if you are seeking to complete your architectural education. You will be trained to have the vision to design progressive architecture that responds to the needs of contemporary society and speculates about the future. CRICOS code: 059818D Duration Duration 2 years full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$29,800 p.a. Location Campus Caulfield Intake Semester 1 ATAR Entry Requirements
Entry requirements Page 64 Master of Interaction Design Interaction designers develop digital or ‘smart’ products, systems and environments.

They consider the behaviour of people and the context in which users interact with technology. Drawing on concepts from industrial design, engineering, computer science and psychology, interaction designers integrate technology into our daily lives. The Master of Interaction Design includes tangible interaction design, which explores the physical characteristics of a product, as well as the application of innovative technology in design.

CRICOS code: 078848G Duration Duration 2 years full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,500 p.a. Location Campus Caulfield Intake Semester 2 ATAR Entry Requirements
Entry requirements Page 64 Master of Design The Master of Design enables designers to advance their professional practice by focusing in-depth on projects for an extended period; an opportunity not often available to designers working in a commercial setting. With the support of academic staff, you can develop a selfdirected project. You will gain an expert understanding of the design process as you plan and investigate concepts, deliver a design outcome and evaluate your response to the brief.

CRICOS code: 044966D Duration Duration 1.5 years full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,500 p.a. Location Campus Caulfield Intake Semester 1 and 2 ATAR Entry Requirements
Entry requirements Page 64 Master of Multimedia Design The Master of Multimedia Design has been developed for students seeking skills in multimedia and screen-based design, from motion graphics to digital publishing. In a mix of studio classes and lectures, you will learn to balance creative expression with practical professional skills. You will deliver projects to briefs, using industry standard software and with the guidance of expert designers.

In the final semester you will complete a major, selfdirected project.

CRICOS code: 063213K Duration Duration 2 years full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,500 p.a. Location Campus Caulfield Intake Semester 1 and 2 ATAR Entry Requirements
Entry requirements Page 64 Coursework

18 MONASH UNIVERSITY – POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2015 Doctor of Philosophy The PhD program at Monash rigorously trains you in research through academic supervision, plus a suite of seminars, discussion groups and coursework units. Monash has grown into a large and multifaceted institution supporting a wide range of research activities. Monash Art Design & Architecture has introduced doctoral studies to support the specific needs of the visual art, design and architecture disciplines.

This has included the development of a unique studio-based PhD, wherein practising artists, designers and architects are able to incorporate their studio/project activity within a research framework, at one of the top research universities in the country. The PhD program in Art Design & Architecture is offered by either studio-practice mode or traditional thesis-only mode.

Your PhD research project should be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within three years equivalent full-time study, with candidates expected to complete their degree within four years of equivalent full-time study. CRICOS code: 037830A Duration Duration 4 years full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,500 p.a. Location Campus Caulfield Intake Throughout the year ATAR Entry Requirements
Entry requirements Page 64 Master of Design (by Research) This is a practice-based research degree that offers you the opportunity to rigorously investigate a topic of individual interest within the sphere of contemporary design.

The degree is offered in the principal research areas of communication design and industrial design, but you may focus upon such fields as typography, illustration, product design, transport design and multimedia design. CRICOS code: 044094C Duration Duration 2 years full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,500 p.a. Location Campus Caulfield Intake Semester 1 ATAR Entry Requirements
Entry requirements Page 64 Master of Arts This course is offered in the principal research area of art history and theory. The Master of Arts program is offered in the theory of art and design and focuses on the contextual study of art and design practice.

Students explore the intellectual and historical context of art and design, posing critical questions, forming value judgments and articulating their ideas within an imaginative framework. You will be examined entirely on the basis of the written paper, unlike the Master of Fine Art or Master of Design, which focus on visual work. The thesis should be between 30,000 and 40,000 words.

CRICOS code: 039990B Duration Duration 2 years full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,500 p.a. Location Campus Caulfield Intake Semester 1 ATAR Entry Requirements
Entry requirements Page 64 Master of Fine Art This practice-based research degree involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the candidate. It is expected that the research undertaken will make a contribution to the discipline in which the candidate is enrolled by applying, clarifying, critiquing or interpreting that knowledge. The studio research project develops a body of creative or visual works with accompanying written and visual documentation (exegesis).

The documentation is a commentary that outlines the development of the project and its conclusion, and provides a critical context within which the work may be viewed and assessed. The original visual works produced and the exegetical text are examined as one for Master of Fine Art candidates. CRICOS code: 034885K Duration Duration 2 years full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,500 p.a. Location Campus Caulfield Intake Semester 1 ATAR Entry Requirements
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Mel Barnes Master of Tourism Mel chose to pursue her postgraduate studies alongside her full-time career, to have an advantage over other graduates in a competitive job market. “Tourism isn’t all about holidays! The program has an interdisciplinary focus and covers a wide range of academic fields. Lectures are available outside business hours and block subjects are a fantastic option for full-time workers. I recently took one week of annual leave to complete subject course work in Fiji. This allowed for full immersion into the program and fieldwork study. Staff in the Graduate Tourism program understand the commitments involved in working and studying full time and they are only a phone call or email away.” Arts With almost 10,000 students and more than 40 areas of study, we are the largest faculty of our kind in Australia.

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20 MONASH UNIVERSITY – POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2015 Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics The course offers those with extensive professional experience in relevant areas an exposure to the key ideas of linguistics to prepare them for continuing studies. The program focuses on the central aspects of the discipline and develops basic knowledge and skills in these areas in order to meet the needs of those wishing to apply linguistics in various professional fields. CRICOS code: 075620G Duration Duration 6 months full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,400 p.a. Location Campus Clayton Intake Semester 1 ATAR Entry Requirements
Entry requirements Page 64 Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics Postgraduate linguistics focuses on sociolinguistics (language in society), discourse studies and the applications of linguistics to language issues including the teaching and learning of languages, literacy, bilingualism, language policies, language planning and language endangerment.

This course is available in the following streams:
General Applied Linguistics (available both on and off-campus)
Japanese Applied Linguistics (on-campus students only)
English as an International Language (on campus students only).

Duration Duration 1 year full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,400 p.a. Location Campus Clayton Intake Semester 1 and 2 ATAR Entry Requirements
Entry requirements Page 64 Master of Applied Linguistics Professionals who know how language works and how it can be utilised in a multitude of situations are highly valued in the workplace. In this course, students will gain a critical understanding of theoretical and practical issues relating to applied linguistics, including second/foreign language acquisition, language teaching, language contact and intercultural communication. Students receive training in research in the field and are equipped with skills to make a significant professional contribution to the field of applied linguistics.

The course has two streams to choose from:
General applied linguistics
English as an international language. CRICOS code: 075339G Duration Duration 2 years full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,400 p.a. Location Campus Clayton Intake Semester 1 and 2 ATAR Entry Requirements
Entry requirements Page 64 Coursework Master of Bioethics This course provides an interdisciplinary education that is concerned with the ethical issues raised by medicine and the biomedical sciences. It is suited to health care professionals, scientists who face complex ethical issues in their working lives, those involved in developing public policy and law and those who are interested in exploring issues of public concern in greater depth.

Studies cover questions of life and death, ethical issues in patient care, legal issues in bioethics and ethical issues in professional life. Students who have completed at least one semester of the course are eligible to apply for an annual fellowship to work during the Australian summer as an intern at the World Health Organization in Geneva. CRICOS code: 077968G Duration Duration 2 years full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,400 p.a. Location Campus Clayton Intake Semester 1 and 2 ATAR Entry Requirements
Entry requirements Page 64 Master of Communications and Media Studies Duration Duration 2 years full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,400 p.a.

Location Campus Caulfield, Malaysia Intake Semester 1 and 2 ATAR Entry Requirements
Entry requirements Page 65 This program is designed to address the needs of those working, or aspiring to work, in the communications industry. It looks at the history, development and reception of traditional and new media both globally and with reference to Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Contemporary policy debates in these and other nations are studied as responses to changing processes of mediation and consumption. More widely, the degree aims to develop skills in communications and media research.

CRICOS code: 039995G

Master of Cultural Economy This course is designed for students working at the crossroads of culture and economy. It provides an overall guide to the cultural economy and the individual roadmaps needed to achieve various ambitions, such as: working in the independent arts and creative/cultural industries; working in cultural policy, governance and community development; and/or seeking to place cultural economies in an historical context, and implications for contemporary practice. The degree covers approaches to cultural economy, the structures and dynamics of creative industries, creative cities, contemporary arts practices, and culture and sustainable development.

Students have the opportunity to undertake in-depth analyses of individual cultural industries, cultural projects and international case studies, as well as internships and industry studies. CRICOS code: 079584G Duration Duration 2 years full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,400 p.a. Location Campus Caulfield Intake Semester 1 and 2 ATAR Entry Requirements
Entry requirements Page 65 Master of International Development Practice This course offers a multidisciplinary applied approach to the theory and practice of sustainable development. Delivered by specialists from the humanities, social sciences, medicine, business and economics, education and law, the program enables project management, leadership skills development and research training within an interdisciplinary core curriculum.

Foundation theory and practice units address questions ranging from the causes of wealth disparity among nations, to the impact of politics, economics, culture, history and natural resources on inequality. Required fieldwork, study abroad and internship engagement are strengths of the program, which includes options to engage in field-schools at sites of significant development practice such as South Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. CRICOS code: 079175B Duration Duration 2 years full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,400 p.a. Location Campus Caulfield, Clayton Intake Semester 1 and 2 ATAR Entry Requirements
Entry requirements Page 65 ARTS 21 Master of International Relations This course allows graduates in politics or related disciplines to explore the many issues raised by the rapidly changing nature of the contemporary international system.

It is particularly suitable for those interested in pursuing careers in areas such as government, diplomacy, business, teaching and journalism. It pays particular attention to relationships among major powers and to developments in Australia’s regions. Units covering areas including international security and regional politics provide a thorough grounding in the principal theoretical approaches in international relations and the ways in which these approaches may be used to analyse issues.

CRICOS code: 048453G Duration Duration 2 years full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,400 p.a. Location Campus Caulfield Intake Semester 1 and 2 ATAR Entry Requirements
Entry requirements Page 65 Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability This interdisciplinary course is designed to meet the needs of graduates from a wide range of backgrounds who wish to enhance their qualifications for careers in environmental sustainability, corporate sustainability management, or sustainable development, encompassing policy and analysis, planning, consulting, education, advocacy and management.

It is also designed for those who wish to broaden and deepen their understanding and experience to enable societal, organisational and individual change and responsible action to support sustainability both domestically and internationally. The course offers three distinct streams:
Environment and Governance
Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management
International Development and Natural Resource Management.

All three streams offer a research or internship project component, which provides students with the opportunity to work in real-world contexts, to combine theory and practice in responding to local and global issues at individual, community, corporate and government levels. CRICOS code: 075340D Duration Duration 2 years full time Fee $
2014 International fee A$27,400 p.a. Location Campus Clayton Intake Semester 1 and 2 ATAR Entry Requirements
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