Postgraduate Course Guide - Monash University
Postgraduate Course Guide - Monash University
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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.
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.
2 MONASH UNIVERSITY – POSTGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2015 Watch our rankings videos and find out more at mona.sh/vuLWt 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
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
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.