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Title: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 13, 2015, 10:01:24 am
Hi everyone! This is the Monash ATARNotes team – Rachel, Maneesh and Sam. We’re excited to announce that from today, we will be on ATARNotes to respond to your questions about university life, and, of course, about all things Monash.

Each week, we’ll dedicate Thursdays from 10am–2pm to answer your questions. Obviously, you can post on our thread whenever you want – just check back after 2pm on Thursdays for our replies.

So, a little bit about us. When we’re not answering questions on forums like ATARNotes, chances are we will be chatting to you over email, phone or in-person about your study options, and letting you know what to expect once you’ve finished high school. We enjoy spending time visiting schools and hearing about the challenges of Year 12 and VCE. If you see us around at your school or at a Monash event, make sure you say hi.

Just a few important things to remember about talking to us via this forum. There may be some things that we can’t publicly discuss online, in which case we’ll take them offline and make other arrangements for responding. Also, if you ask something we don’t know the answer to, we’ll have to do some research and may not be able to give you an immediate answer. If your question needs a quick reply, you’re always welcome to contact 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) to talk through your options.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you and hopefully providing some useful tips and information.

See you in the forum,
Monash ATARNotes Team.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: brenden on August 13, 2015, 11:08:08 am
Hey guys!

I can confirm that this thread is legitimate/official and the people giving you answers are super knowledgable! This thread will be an awesome and highly convenient way to get your Monash questions answered!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Adequace on August 13, 2015, 11:38:03 am
Hey,

What are the requirements to be eligible for an athletic scholarship at Monash? I'm under the impression I'd have to make state level or higher consistency, would this be true?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 13, 2015, 12:39:12 pm
Hey,

What are the requirements to be eligible for an athletic scholarship at Monash? I'm under the impression I'd have to make state level or higher consistency, would this be true?

You are correct- you need to be competing regularly in your sport at the highest level in your state or above.  For more information, visit this page.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on August 13, 2015, 01:22:07 pm
Hey Monash team!

I remember last year that there were honors talks (for science) happening around this time, but I can't seem to find any information on these talks. Do you know where I might be able to find this?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Reus on August 16, 2015, 12:24:33 pm
I just want to clear this up, if you're applying for a transfer after one year in undergrad, do they still check up on your ATAR and study scores? Or just your WAM in first year?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: cosine on August 16, 2015, 12:29:50 pm
This might be too broad, but what are the major differences between biomedicine at Monash as compared to Melbourne uni?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: grannysmith on August 16, 2015, 01:40:10 pm
This might be too broad, but what are the major differences between biomedicine at Monash as compared to Melbourne uni?
Firstly, it's Biomedical Science at Monash, Biomedicine at UniMelb. Secondly, and most obviously, the latter has generally had a higher ATAR cut-off. Interestingly, there was something like a 5 point increase (ATAR-wise) from the 2014 and 2015 intake at Monash.
In terms of med prospects, Monash post grad only accepts their own students, and a minimum of 75 of these places are exclusively reserved for BMedSci students.
Monash don't have breadth subjects, they just have electives, which means you can choose units within the same faculty of your degree e.g. you can take chemistry, maths etc. electives within your BMedSci degree.

There are probably many more but these are the most significant imo.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on August 16, 2015, 01:50:14 pm
Monash will probably have a lot to say, but I just thought I should clear up some of the things grannysmith might have gotten confused about:

In terms of med prospects, Monash post grad only accepts their own students, and a minimum of 75 of these places are exclusively reserved for BMedSci students.

Actually, they only take 75 students each year - it's a minimum of 50 places that get reserved for people in the biomedical science degree.

Monash don't have breadth subjects, they just have electives, which means you can choose units within the same faculty of your degree e.g. you can take chemistry, maths etc. electives within your BMedSci degree.

This is true, but it's important to note that the biomedical science degree is actually run by the faculty of medicine, not the faculty of science, so you can only take up to 6 units of electives in things such as chemistry or maths, but you actually get 10 electives - which means that 4 of these electives /have/ to come from an approved list of units (more like "selectives" than "electives" in that regard, but to just avoid confusion, considering this isn't enough for a major, when technically at Melbourne you can get enough for a major [even if they don't reward it to you])
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: pi on August 16, 2015, 02:24:51 pm
BMedSci degree.

In Monash, we call that "Bachelor of Medical Science", which is the optional research Honours year for med students :P BBiomedSci is more appropriate :P
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: grannysmith on August 16, 2015, 03:25:59 pm
In Monash, we call that "Bachelor of Medical Science", which is the optional research Honours year for med students :P BBiomedSci is more appropriate :P
LOL whoops looking too much into Griffith :P
*BBMedSci perhaps?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on August 16, 2015, 04:35:21 pm
This is an appreciated thread. Thank you for your time.

I have been waiting for a couple of months to apply for Honours (School of Literatures, Languages, Cultures and Linguistics), commencing Semester 1, 2016. I have been hesitant, because my reading was that online applications were only available for Semester 2, 2015. Now that I check again, the link (below) seems to be broken.

http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/future-students/applications-and-eligibility/

Is this just a case of being too eager? Will the online applications for Semester 1, 2016 become available soon, or am I simply looking in the wrong place?

Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 20, 2015, 10:38:21 am
Hey Monash team!

I remember last year that there were honors talks (for science) happening around this time, but I can't seem to find any information on these talks. Do you know where I might be able to find this?
Hi there!  The Monash Science faculty has just finalised their honours talk date for Friday 11 September.  If you have an idea of what area you want to do your honours in, you can approach the relevant school/department as they may be holding a more specific information session around the same time.  A handy website to keep an eye on for updates is this one.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 20, 2015, 10:43:39 am
I just want to clear this up, if you're applying for a transfer after one year in undergrad, do they still check up on your ATAR and study scores? Or just your WAM in first year?

Thanks!
Course transfers after first year are awarded on the basis of your WAM for that year, however you must ensure that you meet all prerequisites, their associated study scores and extra requirements for the course you are hoping to transfer into.  Refer to this page.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 20, 2015, 11:04:35 am
This might be too broad, but what are the major differences between biomedicine at Monash as compared to Melbourne uni?
Hi everyone, thank you all for helping to answer cosine's initial question. Just to clarify a few things- firstly, we're unable to make direct comparisons with our courses and the courses of other institutions, as we're not experts in their courses.  We would encourage you to continue helping each other out with these kinds of questions, however to be sure it's best to check course facts with an institution representative.

So, onto our Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree.  You can visit this page for course details, including indicative ATARs and a course structure map. For information about using our Bachelor of Biomedical Science as a pathway to Monash Graduate Medicine, the best place to start is here. We can confirm that from 2017, 50 places in our Graduate Medicine program will be reserved for Monash Biomedical Science students.

Also, thanks to pi for clarifying- there is a distinction between a 'Bachelor of Biomedical Science' and 'Bachelor of Medical Science' at Monash. The latter is an optional research year for MBBS students.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on August 20, 2015, 01:50:10 pm
Actually, they only take 75 students each year - it's a minimum of 50 places that get reserved for people in the biomedical science degree.

How hard is it to be one of those 25 students from BSci and others? Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 27, 2015, 10:46:24 am
How hard is it to be one of those 25 students from BSci and others? Thanks!

Students from Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Science are eligible to apply for the remaining 25 places. The Bachelor of Science single degree took in around 800 students last year however not every one of them would be eligible to apply for the grad entry MBBS program.  Only students who have completed the required 5 units as part of their Science degree would be eligible. The full list of units can be found here http://med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/grad-entry/2017-entry.html .
In addition to the unit requirements students would need to attain a sufficiently high academic average (at least a distinction or higher average to be considered) in order to be invited to the interview, which would need to be successfully passed.
The chances would therefore largely depend on your academic average, interview performance and completion of the requisite units.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 27, 2015, 10:51:36 am
This is an appreciated thread. Thank you for your time.

I have been waiting for a couple of months to apply for Honours (School of Literatures, Languages, Cultures and Linguistics), commencing Semester 1, 2016. I have been hesitant, because my reading was that online applications were only available for Semester 2, 2015. Now that I check again, the link (below) seems to be broken.

http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/future-students/applications-and-eligibility/

Is this just a case of being too eager? Will the online applications for Semester 1, 2016 become available soon, or am I simply looking in the wrong place?

Thank you. :)

Thank you for the appreciation and you're most welcome :)  We're working to fix the link and in the meantime, try this one: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/future-students/honours/application/ Although you are a bit eager (we like eager ) - applications will be assessed from mid-September and close on the 31 October. 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: _fruitcake_ on August 27, 2015, 12:18:09 pm
Hi is it possible to do Juris Doctor at Monash with a Bachelors Degree from UoM? If so how do i get monash graduate points?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 03, 2015, 10:21:25 am
Hi is it possible to do Juris Doctor at Monash with a Bachelors Degree from UoM? If so how do i get monash graduate points?

The Laws (Juris Doctor) requires a completed Bachelor’s degree. As long as the degree is equivalent to an Australian Bachelors level degree it can be considered and this can include degrees from University of Melbourne. Applicants would need to complete their degree qualification with a sufficiently high academic average (GPA of 5.2 on a 7 point scale) and have no fails in their final year. You can look up additional information here
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 10, 2015, 10:21:41 am
Can you do a bachelor of business with a triple major in three years? Or just a double major?

You can complete two majors (double major) but not three. The Bachelor of Business is a three year course and part of the requirements for this degree is that you complete a major in a particular area. A major essentially represents 8 units of study in a chosen discipline and takes up a third of your 24 unit/3 year degree. The Bachelor of Business also has 8 elective units as part of the course. These elective units impart a degree of flexibility to the course and one of the things they can be used for is to do another or second major. Unfortunately a third major is not possible within the course structure.

If you wish to learn more about the course structure of various Monash courses you can download our faculty publications via the below link
http://www.monash.edu/study/schools/publications

Page 23 of the Business and Economics publication located under “Faculty Course Guides” details the course structure of the Bachelor of Business.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Tyleralp1 on September 10, 2015, 10:15:20 pm
Does the Uni help with work placement, and industry exposure for Engineering, or is that something the student has to do themselves.

Secondly, with the double degree in Engineering/Science, is the Science major for limited fields, or do all possible areas apply? Apparently I've heard it has to tie in with your Engineering study as well.

Also you could argue this final question is for some constructive banter, but why choose the Monash Engineering Pathway as opposed to Melbourne's? ;)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: thushan on September 11, 2015, 07:06:47 pm
Mainly because it's quicker, unless you want to do a double degree in Eng/Sci @ Monash in which case it'd be the same period of time.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: wonga on September 11, 2015, 10:06:15 pm
Is a maths unit compulsory in the double degree comm/sci (it says sta1010 excluded) ??
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on September 12, 2015, 01:02:08 pm
Mainly because it's quicker, unless you want to do a double degree in Eng/Sci @ Monash in which case it'd be the same period of time.
I personally reckon there's way more to it than that, but this could be opinion. (I obvs do not represent Monash's official stance)

The engineering degree is engineering focused, so if you're not interested in science/arts/commerce at all, that's definitely a plus over the Melbourne model. Not to mention the ability to really try as many different streams of engineering as possible (you should have seen a bit from all of them before you hit second year), as opposed to the Melbourne model where you won't see them all because breadth and other course requirements.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: uoiea on September 15, 2015, 08:37:39 pm
Hi,

about the process of transferring to Monash from other universities -

http://www.monash.edu.au/study/coursefinder/course/4632/domestic-requirements.html?courseview=domestic

Does the above page imply that Monash still considers ATAR even after an entire year at another uni? Are there any indicative entry standards (e.g 70% average) for start of year transfers?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: imaware on September 15, 2015, 09:09:11 pm
So for law at Monash, the guarantee program states that a 94 atar is the minimum required if you qualify for one of the categories.
Lets say you qualify for 2 or 3 seas categories does that mean theres a chance of getting in with an atar below 94 , or is 94 the lowest you could possibly achieve?

http://www.study.monash/how-to-apply/special-admissions/the-monash-guarantee

Thanks !
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Redoxify on September 15, 2015, 09:15:35 pm
How many students does the mbbs undergrad course accept from victoria, and how many from other states?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: BigAl on September 16, 2015, 12:57:23 am
Does the Uni help with work placement, and industry exposure for Engineering, or is that something the student has to do themselves.

Secondly, with the double degree in Engineering/Science, is the Science major for limited fields, or do all possible areas apply? Apparently I've heard it has to tie in with your Engineering study as well.

Also you could argue this final question is for some constructive banter, but why choose the Monash Engineering Pathway as opposed to Melbourne's? ;)

I am an experienced engineering student so I can answer some of your questions.

1 - No, uni does not help you with internship/vacation work. You have to find it on your own. You can still graduate but I doubt you will find a job without one.

2 - For aero/science, the science part is strictly restricted to applied maths and physics. You need a minor in physics.

3 - Monash has changed the structure of the first year engineering. I still like the old way of teaching. That might be something you might want to consider if you don't want to learn 3 units of contents in 12 weeks (mostly likely you won't learn as much compared to the old system)

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 17, 2015, 09:47:32 am
How many students does the mbbs undergrad course accept from victoria, and how many from other states?

The Monash MBBS program takes in approximately 250 domestic CSP students a year into the program with the bulk of them coming from Victoria. On average about three quarters of those come from Victoria.  If you are interested in additional information on the MBBS program you can download a MBBS specific publication listed under “Other Faculty publications” via the below link
http://www.monash.edu/study/schools/publications
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 17, 2015, 09:48:48 am
Is a maths unit compulsory in the double degree comm/sci (it says sta1010 excluded) ??

The STA1010 (Statistical methods for science) cannot be used to satisfy the Maths requirement in the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science course. The Maths requirements still needs to be satisfied and there are other units that you can choose from. However, if you are doing the Bachelor of Science single degree you can still use STA1010 to satisfy the Maths requirement of the course.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 17, 2015, 09:51:09 am
So for law at Monash, the guarantee program states that a 94 atar is the minimum required if you qualify for one of the categories.
Lets say you qualify for 2 or 3 seas categories does that mean theres a chance of getting in with an atar below 94 , or is 94 the lowest you could possibly achieve?

The ATAR scores listed in the Monash Guarantee program are your raw ATAR scores. This means that any bonus schemes such as SEAS and Subject Bonus cannot be used to meet the ATAR requirements outlined in the program. With the example of Law you would need to achieve a raw ATAR of 94 and meet the eligibility requirements for the program. If, for example, you achieved an ATAR of less than 94 then you would not qualify for Law under the Monash Guarantee program. This would be regardless of how many points you were awarded under SEAS and Subject Bonus schemes.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Reus on September 17, 2015, 06:07:52 pm
Are we allowed to complete say 3 or 5 units in a semester? Or is it typically 4 with exceptions.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: RazzMeTazz on September 19, 2015, 04:59:19 pm
Would you be able to do a diploma of languages at Monash uni, while studying any other degree at monash? (What about if you were studying another degree at a different university?)

Also, if I wanted to do a diploma in languages at Monash, would I have to enter this in my VTAC preferences?
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 21, 2015, 10:44:57 am
Does the Uni help with work placement, and industry exposure for Engineering, or is that something the student has to do themselves.

Secondly, with the double degree in Engineering/Science, is the Science major for limited fields, or do all possible areas apply? Apparently I've heard it has to tie in with your Engineering study as well.

Also you could argue this final question is for some constructive banter, but why choose the Monash Engineering Pathway as opposed to Melbourne's? ;)


The Faculty of Engineering at Monash strongly recommends that all undergraduate engineering students complete 12 weeks of vacation employment. Engineering departments and Career Connect at Monash assist in helping students find suitable vacation employment. Some more information can be found here http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/current-students/vacation.html
There are also several programs in the Faculty of Engineering that students can get involved in to gain industry experience. Some examples are below:

http://www.monash.edu.au/students/scholarships/research-projects/index.html
http://miti.monash.edu/
http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/current-students/merit/leadership/
The science majors that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering double degree can be found here under the 'Overview' and 'Science' tabs http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/engineering-and-science-e3007?domestic=true
While I cannot comment on Melbourne University’s offerings I can say that the Monash offering gives you the opportunity to qualify in your chosen discipline as part of your undergraduate degree. The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is a full engineering qualification in the sense that you are work ready at the end of it. The advantage of qualifying via your undergraduate degree is that it usually ends up being a little quicker and Monash undergraduate degrees are commonwealth supported. Monash also offers a 1 year Masters in Engineering as well for those that wish to gain an additional qualification.

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on September 21, 2015, 07:40:34 pm
You fine friends wouldn't happen to know when the 2016 handbook comes out, would you?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: uoiea on September 23, 2015, 04:15:10 pm
Hi,

about the process of transferring to Monash from other universities -

http://www.monash.edu.au/study/coursefinder/course/4632/domestic-requirements.html?courseview=domestic

Does the above page imply that Monash still considers ATAR even after an entire year at another uni? Are there any indicative entry standards (e.g 70% average) for start of year transfers?

Bump, VTAC applications are due 30th so I need an answer if possible, thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Reus on September 24, 2015, 08:55:14 am
Bump, VTAC applications are due 30th so I need an answer if possible, thanks
I've been told that after a year at uni it's your uni marks that count when transferring, however if it was mid semester then your ATAR will also have been looked at.

Don't take my word for it though.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 24, 2015, 02:01:54 pm
Are we allowed to complete say 3 or 5 units in a semester? Or is it typically 4 with exceptions.

The standard full time academic work load is 24 credit points. This translates into 4 units per semester assuming 6 credit points per unit, which is the case for the majority of units.

Doing less than 4 units is referred to as under loading and this is possible for courses that allow part time study. There are other considerations when under loading such as when a particular unit you are planning to take is run next. Considerations when picking units tend to be specific to each student’s circumstances and the course they are enrolled in. For this reason it is advisable to talk to your course coordinator who will be able to provide more specific advice.

Doing more than 4 units is referred as overloading and this is not generally allowed. The some cases overloading is only permitted after seeking special permission from your faculty. Your academic average among other things will be used to determine if you will be able to cope with the additional load.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 24, 2015, 02:03:31 pm
Would you be able to do a diploma of languages at Monash uni, while studying any other degree at monash? (What about if you were studying another degree at a different university?)

Also, if I wanted to do a diploma in languages at Monash, would I have to enter this in my VTAC preferences?
Thanks :)

The Diploma of Languages can be added onto any Monash University degree including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. You can enrol into Diploma of Languages only after enrolling into your primary Monash course. It is recommended that you enrol into the Diploma of Languages in the first year of your principle degree. The reason for this is that the Diploma of Languages is a sequential course and on its own would take between three and four years to complete. If you were to start it in the final year of your principle degree you would be undertaking the Diploma of Languages for another three to four years. You would not be able to enrol into say 4 language units in one semester.

You cannot undertake the Diploma of Languages if you are studying at another university.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 24, 2015, 02:04:40 pm
You fine friends wouldn't happen to know when the 2016 handbook comes out, would you?

The handbook is published on the 1st of October every year.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Rosa62 on September 28, 2015, 08:19:27 am
If you don't have the required WAM to transfer, can you just enrol in the units you want to do (as in units in the course you hope to transfer into) and just transfer later? I think by doing units in the course I want to transfer into, I could get a high enough WAM to officially transfer.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on October 01, 2015, 12:17:13 pm
If you don't have the required WAM to transfer, can you just enrol in the units you want to do (as in units in the course you hope to transfer into) and just transfer later? I think by doing units in the course I want to transfer into, I could get a high enough WAM to officially transfer.

If your course structure allows for it, you could enrol in units from a course you are hoping to transfer into.  This should allow you to gain credit for those units should you be successful in gaining a transfer later.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: MNM101 on October 04, 2015, 09:38:45 pm
I want to apply for pharmacy in parkville and am eligible for seas due to Centrelink benefits, if I get above the ATAR requirement(84) rather than the clearly in (92) and meet the course requirements will I be guaranteed entry into the course?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: cosine on October 04, 2015, 09:40:47 pm
What is the atar requirement for biomedical science at monash (clayton) with SEAS (all four categories) ?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Dejan on October 04, 2015, 10:03:38 pm
What WAM is required to get into a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: popopkjj on October 07, 2015, 06:47:30 pm
Hey, can someone please explain to me what the pre-selection activity for Monash for architecture mean when they ask "proposal for a short film or short story addressing an architectural or urban idea". I am confused with the part about architectural/ urban idea. Can someone please please explain this to me. Thank you so much.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on October 08, 2015, 10:14:06 am
I want to apply for pharmacy in parkville and am eligible for seas due to Centrelink benefits, if I get above the ATAR requirement(84) rather than the clearly in (92) and meet the course requirements will I be guaranteed entry into the course?
Hi MNM101, Monash has two admission schemes to support entry into our courses. The first scheme is the Monash Guarantee. If you are on a Centrelink benefit (such as Youth Allowance, FTB-A, Health Care Card, etc) you will be guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Pharmacy with an achieved ATAR of 84+. You must still satisfy all course prerequisites and extra requirements- for Pharmacy, these can be found here. Note that to be considered for the Monash Guarantee you must have completed a SEAS application.

The other scheme is, as you noted, SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme). If you do not meet the Monash Guarantee ATAR then you may still be eligible for SEAS consideration based on your financial circumstance, which may result in an increase to your ATAR.

You will be considered for both schemes based on the one SEAS application. For more information, visit: http://www.study.monash/how-to-apply/special-admissions
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on October 08, 2015, 10:26:20 am
What is the atar requirement for biomedical science at monash (clayton) with SEAS (all four categories) ?
If you are on a Centrelink benefit, from an under-represented school or are an Indigenous Australian, you will be guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science with an achieved ATAR of 88+ under the Monash Guarantee. You must still satisfy all course prerequisites and extra requirements, detailed here. Note that to be considered for the Monash Guarantee you must have completed a SEAS application.

If you do not meet the Monash Guarantee ATAR then you may also be eligible for SEAS consideration. SEAS is assessed on an individual basis and works by adding points to your aggregate score that then boosts your achieved ATAR. You will not be notified of your ATAR following SEAS consideration, however, you can use the SEAS estimate calculator to get an indication of what your ATAR after SEAS may be: http://monash.edu/seas/

You will be considered for both the Monash Guarantee and SEAS from the one SEAS application.
For more information, visit: http://www.study.monash/how-to-apply/special-admissions
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on October 09, 2015, 02:58:08 pm
What WAM is required to get into a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree?
An absolute minimum WAM of 60% is required to transfer into a Monash Engineering course. However, you should aim for at least 70% for a single Engineering degree and 80% for double degrees. Acceptance will also depend on places available in the destination degree and the academic achievements of the pool of applicants. As a result, no guarantee can be provided that certain academic results will lead to a course transfer offer.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on October 09, 2015, 03:00:41 pm
Hey, can someone please explain to me what the pre-selection activity for Monash for architecture mean when they ask "proposal for a short film or short story addressing an architectural or urban idea". I am confused with the part about architectural/ urban idea. Can someone please please explain this to me. Thank you so much.
Hi there, unfortunately we are unable to directly answer your question as it forms a key part of the Architecture pre-selection activity.  However, we can say that there is no right or wrong answer to the pre-selection activity- what we are looking for is both your interpretation of what needs to be done, as well as your ideas related to the prompts.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: whitehope on October 23, 2015, 06:24:14 am
Hi!
I was wondering, where does the Bachelor of Biomedical Science lead to (besides gradMBBS)? To be specific, what postgraduate studies does it make us applicable for?
And if you do the Biomedical Science course, are there pathways to Physiotherapy or Paramedics?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on October 30, 2015, 03:37:17 pm
Hi!
I was wondering, where does the Bachelor of Biomedical Science lead to (besides gradMBBS)? To be specific, what postgraduate studies does it make us applicable for?
And if you do the Biomedical Science course, are there pathways to Physiotherapy or Paramedics?
Thanks!
Hi whitehope!  As a graduate of our Biomedical Science degree, you will have opportunities to pursue a career in medical research, including the development of technologies, therapeutics and advances in medical treatments.  Potential areas of employment include government bodies, such as CSIRO, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, universities, research institutes, and the food industry, just to name a few.  The faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash has over 65 postgraduate degrees, and a Biomedical Science degree will allow you to apply for a vast majority of these degrees, including radiation therapy, dietetics, pharmacy, nursing, and a PhD.  You can also consider applying for an internal transfer into physiotherapy or paramedics after completing one year of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

For more information about your postgraduate options after the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, visit this page.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on October 30, 2015, 06:40:57 pm
Hi there,

I’m not sure if you’ll be able to answer this, but when might Honours scholarship applicants learn of their success or otherwise? I apologise if this has been covered somewhere and I’ve missed it.

Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 12, 2015, 12:25:53 pm
Hi there,

I’m not sure if you’ll be able to answer this, but when might Honours scholarship applicants learn of their success or otherwise? I apologise if this has been covered somewhere and I’ve missed it.

Thanks. :)
Hi Joseph41,
If you're intending to commence your Honours year in Semester 1 of 2016, I can confirm that Honours scholarship applications will start to be assessed in mid-December.  Offers are made on a rolling basis from December through to January next year so you should be notified of the outcome by then.   We're not sure where you're up to in the process however check out this website for further information on applying for scholarships and what’s available.

Just to let you know as well, if you have any further questions about this we will be online in the week of the 16 December to assist.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on November 12, 2015, 01:00:10 pm
Hi Monash, I was looking at the entry requirements for a PhD in Law, and I read this : A Bachelors degree with honours with a grade of H1 or H2A, or an equivalent qualification considered appropriate by the Monash University Institute of Graduate Research.

What are the requirements / what is the process for doing a PhD after completing a JD?

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on November 12, 2015, 01:34:14 pm
Hi Joseph41,
If you're intending to commence your Honours year in Semester 1 of 2016, I can confirm that Honours scholarship applications will start to be assessed in mid-December.  Offers are made on a rolling basis from December through to January next year so you should be notified of the outcome by then.   We're not sure where you're up to in the process however check out this website for further information on applying for scholarships and what’s available.

Just to let you know as well, if you have any further questions about this we will be online in the week of the 16 December to assist.

Semester 1, 2016 is the plan, yep.

Thank you very much.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: wonga on November 12, 2015, 08:15:16 pm
Hey! Just wondering what wam would usually secure a place for a transfer to biomedical science single degree and for a double degree with biomedical science? What would be the minimum? Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Alps on November 14, 2015, 05:09:07 pm
Can i go from Melbourne Arts to Arts/Law at Monash? Or is it easier to get in if you go from Arts at Monash to Arts/Law at Monash?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: sparkyblossom on November 17, 2015, 10:58:20 am
Hi Monash!

Just wondering, how are recipients of the Community Leaders Scholarship selected from the pool of AMAs? Or do all AMAs automatically receive the scholarship?

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on November 18, 2015, 11:45:04 pm
Hello. :) My girlfriend has a question:

"Is it possible to do the units from a Diploma of Liberal Arts (Human Rights) as off campus learning? I am a medical student with rural placements, so therefore can't attend classes at Clayton/Caufield. Looking at the units, they don't seem to be available off campus, including the compulsory ones."

Just to clarify, she is interested in studying the Diploma of Liberal Arts concurrently with her MBBS.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Alps on November 19, 2015, 07:54:05 am
Can i go from Melbourne Arts to Arts/Law at Monash? Or is it easier to get in if you go from Arts at Monash to Arts/Law at Monash?

bump
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 19, 2015, 11:08:39 am
Hi Monash, I was looking at the entry requirements for a PhD in Law, and I read this : A Bachelors degree with honours with a grade of H1 or H2A, or an equivalent qualification considered appropriate by the Monash University Institute of Graduate Research.

What are the requirements / what is the process for doing a PhD after completing a JD?

Thanks :)
Hi zhenzhenzhen, to be eligible for a PhD after completing a JD, you will need to have achieved a minimum 70% average throughout your JD studies.  Also, your JD should include a research component- for example, a 100% graded research paper.  Let us know if you have any further questions about this.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 19, 2015, 11:10:34 am
Hey! Just wondering what wam would usually secure a place for a transfer to biomedical science single degree and for a double degree with biomedical science? What would be the minimum? Thanks :)
The minimum WAM required to transfer into a biomedical science single or double degree is 70, however it is suggested you aim as high as possible as selection is made purely based on grades.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 19, 2015, 11:22:19 am
Can i go from Melbourne Arts to Arts/Law at Monash? Or is it easier to get in if you go from Arts at Monash to Arts/Law at Monash?
Hi Alps,
It’s possible to transfer into our Arts/Law degree from either Monash Arts or Melbourne Arts based on your first year marks.  From either arts degree, you need a minimum Distinction average to be eligible- more details are available here.   Whilst it’s not necessarily easier in terms of marks, starting in a Monash Arts degree will allow you to both familiarise yourself with Monash and also start investigating law, as you could take some law classes in first year Arts using your electives.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 19, 2015, 11:24:38 am
Hi Monash!

Just wondering, how are recipients of the Community Leaders Scholarship selected from the pool of AMAs? Or do all AMAs automatically receive the scholarship?

Thanks :)
Hi sparkyblossom!  All students who are selected as an Access Monash Ambassador (AMA) are eligible to be considered for the Monash Community Leaders Scholarship. Only AMAs who meet the academic requirements (WAM of 70 or above for current Monash University students or an ATAR of 90 for commencing students) and citizenship requirements (Australian or New Zealand citizen, holder of an Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa) and who are enrolled full time on any Australian Monash University campus will be offered a scholarship. Those that do not meet those requirements are still eligible to volunteer with Access Monash. In 2016 we will be offering 300 Community Leaders Scholarships.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: wonga on November 19, 2015, 12:21:59 pm
Roughly when are transfer offers released?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: zhenzhenzhen on November 19, 2015, 10:01:37 pm
Hi zhenzhenzhen, to be eligible for a PhD after completing a JD, you will need to have achieved a minimum 70% average throughout your JD studies.  Also, your JD should include a research component- for example, a 100% graded research paper.  Let us know if you have any further questions about this.

Thanks for that. Does this mean that doing a research unit is compulsory to be eligible to do a PhD?

 If so, I see three options listed:
1) LAW5185 Graduate research paper
2) LAW5083 Extended research
3) LAW5084 Minor thesis

Will doing any of these qualify? Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Deshouka on November 22, 2015, 07:38:31 pm
For grad entry med in 2017 where 50 places are reserves for bio med students, does this also include students doing a double degree of biomed + another degree?
Im planning to do bio med and commerce but not sure if this offer is restricted to students doing a single bio med degree.
Thanks for your time.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 27, 2015, 10:45:09 am
Roughly when are transfer offers released?
Hi wonga, could you provide us with some more information?  Transfer offer dates differ by faculty, and also differ depending on whether or not you’re transferring externally (from another institution) or internally (from one Monash course to another). Just let us know the faculty you want to transfer into, and whether the transfer would be from within, or to, Monash.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 27, 2015, 10:47:14 am
Thanks for that. Does this mean that doing a research unit is compulsory to be eligible to do a PhD?

 If so, I see three options listed:
1) LAW5185 Graduate research paper
2) LAW5083 Extended research
3) LAW5084 Minor thesis

Will doing any of these qualify? Thanks!
Hi zhenzhenzhen, we’ve been advised by Law admissions that the Minor thesis option (LAW5084) is most suitable should you want to pursue your PhD.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 27, 2015, 10:50:06 am
For grad entry med in 2017 where 50 places are reserves for bio med students, does this also include students doing a double degree of biomed + another degree?
Im planning to do bio med and commerce but not sure if this offer is restricted to students doing a single bio med degree.
Thanks for your time.
Hi Deshouka, as you referenced, from 2017, 50 places in our Graduate Entry Medicine Program will be reserved for our Biomedical Science students.  This includes students who are completing a double degree with Biomed.  For more information, visit this page.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: zacgiles on November 28, 2015, 02:59:34 pm
Hi I'm just wondering if it is possible (and how competitive/hard is it) to transfer from Bbus at Caulfield to commerce at Clayton or perhaps from rmit or deakin to commerce at clayton. Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 03, 2015, 11:31:57 am
Hello. :) My girlfriend has a question:

"Is it possible to do the units from a Diploma of Liberal Arts (Human Rights) as off campus learning? I am a medical student with rural placements, so therefore can't attend classes at Clayton/Caufield. Looking at the units, they don't seem to be available off campus, including the compulsory ones."

Just to clarify, she is interested in studying the Diploma of Liberal Arts concurrently with her MBBS.

Thanks!
Hi Joseph41, to answer your girlfriend’s question, the Diploma of Liberal Arts is taught in on-campus mode.  Some Arts units are available online, to see a list of these, visit this page.  It seems like she’s already worked this out, however all Arts units begin with ATS.

There are no Human Rights units offered online, however she should enquire with Arts Student Services as to whether there are any online units that can contribute to a Human Rights major (this may be possible when unit content is interdisciplinary).  Their contact details are listed here.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 03, 2015, 11:34:20 am
Hi I'm just wondering if it is possible (and how competitive/hard is it) to transfer from Bbus at Caulfield to commerce at Clayton or perhaps from rmit or deakin to commerce at clayton. Thanks.
Hi zacgiles, it is possible to transfer from a Bachelor of Business at Monash or another institution into our Bachelor of Commerce after a year of study.  You must ensure you meet the prerequisites for the Bachelor of Commerce (25 in Methods or Specialist Maths, 25 in English), and aim for a first year average mark of at least 70 to be eligible for transfer.  As transferring is a competitive process, the higher your average mark over 70, the better chance you will have of being successful.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: cosine on December 03, 2015, 12:44:10 pm
Hi,

What is the absolute minimum ATAR requirement for Bachelor of Biomedicine at Monash, with and without SEAS application?

Thank you,

Cosine
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: wonga on December 03, 2015, 01:18:08 pm
Hi wonga, could you provide us with some more information?  Transfer offer dates differ by faculty, and also differ depending on whether or not you’re transferring externally (from another institution) or internally (from one Monash course to another). Just let us know the faculty you want to transfer into, and whether the transfer would be from within, or to, Monash.
Whoops, yep, internal transfer to biomed thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: extremeftw on December 06, 2015, 12:41:20 am
 I am considering revoking credit for a previously credited unit as I want to free up space in my course for a more relevant unit.

 I am curious to know how this affects my academic transcript. If credit for a unit is revoked, does that mean the unit itself is simply removed from my academic transcript? Does it mean my WAM/GPA will now be calculated without that unit being considered?

 Some background information if it helps: I transferred from Arts/Science to Arts/Economics, and the unit that I want to revoke credit for is a science unit to make room for an economics one.

 Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: bts on December 06, 2015, 01:36:52 pm
The minimum WAM required to transfer into a biomedical science single or double degree is 70, however it is suggested you aim as high as possible as selection is made purely based on grades.

I have already submitted in my VTAC application, and am currently in the process of submitting in a credit application, I am applying for a transferal to second year biomedical science (scholars program), but I fear that my academic transcript will not come out for another 15 business days. is there anything I should be doing now?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 08, 2015, 05:10:11 pm
Hello everyone, it’s been great being with you on the forum these last few months- we’ve certainly enjoyed chatting with you and in return, hope you’ve found this service useful.

For Year 12 students, we’re thinking of you especially at this time, with the final week countdown to results. We understand the questions and the challenges that lay ahead as you decide the next steps on your educational journey. To assist you, we have a number of plans in place and there are many different forums to have your questions answered throughout your Change of Preference time (Monday 14- Monday 21 December 2015).

For personalised, on-the-spot service, come to our Change of Preference Expo.
Wednesday 16 December, 3-7pm, Caulfield campus.
During Change of Preference week, the best place to have your questions answered and get final information about studying at Monash is at our Expo on the 16 December.  Not only will you be able to speak to staff from each of our 10 faculties, there will also be teams from departments such as Scholarships, Admissions, Study Abroad and Future Students there to assist you. This year, we are also offering new activities to give you a taste of Monash life.  These include one-on-one appointments with trained careers counsellors, entertainment from Monash clubs and societies, and an opportunity to share your thanks with your many supporters through school.  There’ll be loads of free giveaways and social media fun – make sure you bring along your mobile phone.
For more information and to register for the event, visit our Change of Preference website.

Other in-person activities during Change of Preference week.
If you’re unavailable to attend our Expo, you may be interested in some of the other personalised, on-campus activities happening in the week of the 14 December.  We are offering one-on-one counselling at a number of campuses as well as tours. 
For more information, visit this page.

ATARNotes during Change of Preference week.
We will be monitoring the ATARNotes forum daily from Monday- Friday during Change of Preference week and will try to respond to your questions within a 48-hour turnaround period. For questions posted on the morning of Monday 21 December (the last morning of Change of Preference), we will try to rush through a response but can’t guarantee we can get the information to you by the VTAC closing time of 12pm. We advise that all enquiries are lodged with us as soon as possible.
Remember that for a more immediate response to your questions, you can contact us via phone or email as below.  Our 1800 Monash hotline will be open for extended hours during CoP week- visit this page for more details. 
Phone: 1800 MONASH
Email: [email protected]


Got a question?  Ask it now.
We know that Change of Preference week will be busy for us both on and off the forum- so if you’ve got a question that you think you’ll want answered before the end of the year, the sooner you ask it, the better.  The university will close from Wednesday 23 December, and reopen on Monday 4 January 2016.  We will resume our regular monitoring of ATARNotes on Thursday 7 January 2016.

IB Student Change of Preference.
IB Change of Preference occurs between 10am-4pm on Monday 4 January 2016.  See below for details of the dedicated services we are offering to IB students.
- IB seminar at our CoP Expo: 2:20pm, Wednesday 16 December, Caulfield campus. You may still be waiting for your results, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking about your course preferences.  We’ll give you some tips to make your decision in January easier. For more information, visit here.
- Dedicated IB hotline. If you would like to talk to someone, please call Richenda Sabo, Student Recruitment Coordinator on 03 9903 1613 with your questions.
- ATARNotes. We will respond to questions asked by IB students on ATARNotes on Monday 4 January between 10am-2pm.  Unfortunately we can’t guaranatee our reply turn around time for questions asked after 2pm and would encourage you to contact our Student Recruitment Coordinator by phone for an immediate response.

Wishing all Year 12 graduates the best of luck for Monday. Just a reminder- our Change of Preference Expo is Wednesday 16 December.
The Monash ATARNotes team
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: bts on December 09, 2015, 07:16:44 pm
Hello,
Just wondering when is the monash faculties office open til, so i can submit in a credit application? :)
Also, how does external transfer to monash work? (biomed scholars) just apply to vtac and apply for credits if i don't want to start as a first year again?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 10, 2015, 10:31:21 am
Hi,

What is the absolute minimum ATAR requirement for Bachelor of Biomedicine at Monash, with and without SEAS application?

Thank you,

Cosine
Hi cosine, we can’t give you a minimum ATAR requirement for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science or any of our courses as there is no way of knowing one prior to selection.  You should use last year’s clearly-in ATAR for the course (95.5) as an indication of what you need if you don’t have a SEAS application, however this score may change a little for 2016 entry (it may move up or down depending on how many people apply and the number of places available).  Further, SEAS bonusing is awarded on a case-by-case basis according to an individual’s circumstances- in other words, each SEAS application will qualify for different bonusing.  To get an idea of how many SEAS points you may qualify for, and the estimated ATAR you will then need to achieve, use our SEAS estimate calculator located here.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: rajinikanth on December 12, 2015, 11:24:07 pm
Hey guys!!

Iv'e currently finished the diploma of tertiary studies in Monash Peninsula and looking to transfer into the BBus in Monash Caulfield. Ive submitted the vtac application and have got the supplementary forms all ready. My results for the units were:

ECP1100   MICROECONOMICS   77   D
EDF1010   LEARNING IN A UNIVERSITY CONTEXT   86   HD
MGP1010 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT   65   C
MKP1120    MARKETING THEORY AND PRACTICE   70   D
ACP1000   PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE   48   N
BTP1010   COMMERCIAL LAW     61   C
EDF1011 KNOWLEDGE AND CONTEXT    60   C
MKP2701    CONSUMER PSYCHOLOGY        65   C
WAM    66.33

As you can see i failed the one unit accounting unfortunately. I was wondering if the transfer would still be possible and what were the chances of it being accepted?

Cheers in advance!!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: brenden on December 14, 2015, 03:42:01 pm
Hey guys - remember this thread is here for all your Monash-related questions :).
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: imaware on December 16, 2015, 05:37:51 pm
Hey,
So received my atar of 92.40 and throughout the year i've been hoping of getting into arts/law.
I know the Monash guarantee is 94 and was wondering would Monash still consider my application even though I got below 94? ( I have 3 seas categories and like 1 subject bonus)

Also heard Monash is offering the Law/global studies for the first time this year, does this mean there are more positions available for Law? I'm thinking of placing Law/global studies as my first preference in hope that they would be more likely to provide me a spot below the clearly in.( guessing there would be less demand for law/global studies when compared to arts/law, is this a wise move?)

Is there any hope, should i keep my 2 Law preferences at Monash or am I doomed?
Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Cjmchenry on December 16, 2015, 10:22:22 pm
Posted this on another part of this forum before I realised you guys were on here,

anyway, this was my question - I Missed out on the 98 clearly-in ATAR for Monash Law / Commerce - receiving instead a 97.8. Looking at the VTAC course guide for this degree, bonus aggregate points are offered if certain scores are achieved in certain subjects. A maximum of five points can be awarded; I qualify for three because of 40+ study scores achieved in English, Global Politics and Legal Studies.

Can you comment on how these bonus points might impact my score and entry prospects? Any help greatly appreciated! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Skaia on December 16, 2015, 11:45:04 pm
Posted here before but I don't think it went through/can't find it as the site is buggy... Basically I have a question about the diploma of languages - Is it possible to complete the diploma alongside a double degree such as BBiomedSci/BEng or BBiomedSci/BCom? If so, would this mean studying 1 language unit alongside 2+2 degree units per semester or something and how long would the degree duration be extended by?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 17, 2015, 01:27:08 pm
Hey,
So received my atar of 92.40 and throughout the year i've been hoping of getting into arts/law.
I know the Monash guarantee is 94 and was wondering would Monash still consider my application even though I got below 94? ( I have 3 seas categories and like 1 subject bonus)

Also heard Monash is offering the Law/global studies for the first time this year, does this mean there are more positions available for Law? I'm thinking of placing Law/global studies as my first preference in hope that they would be more likely to provide me a spot below the clearly in.( guessing there would be less demand for law/global studies when compared to arts/law, is this a wise move?)

Is there any hope, should i keep my 2 Law preferences at Monash or am I doomed?
Thanks

Hi Imaware! Congratulations on achieving such an excellent ATAR!

Although you did not achieve the Monash Guarantee ATAR of 94 for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) double degree, you may still be eligible for consideration through other criteria such as SEAS Adjustment and Subject Bonus for up to 20 aggregate points. In addition, 98.00 was the 2015 Clearly-in ATAR and should only be used as a guide. The 2016 Clearly-in ATAR is yet to be determined, so keep your hopes up!

If you are also interested in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Global Studies double degree, you should include this in your preference list. You should list the courses in your VTAC Preference list in order of preference and not in the order of what you think you may get into. Similarly, you should also consider including the single degree options of Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Global Studies and the Bachelor of Arts as pathways into the double degree of your choice.

We hope this has helped to answer your question. If you would like to talk it over with someone here at Monash, please contact us via Monash Connect on 1800 666 274 (1800 MONASH).
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 17, 2015, 01:32:05 pm
Posted this on another part of this forum before I realised you guys were on here,

anyway, this was my question - I Missed out on the 98 clearly-in ATAR for Monash Law / Commerce - receiving instead a 97.8. Looking at the VTAC course guide for this degree, bonus aggregate points are offered if certain scores are achieved in certain subjects. A maximum of five points can be awarded; I qualify for three because of 40+ study scores achieved in English, Global Politics and Legal Studies.

Can you comment on how these bonus points might impact my score and entry prospects? Any help greatly appreciated! :)

Hi Cjmchenry, congratulations on achieving an ATAR of 97.80! Although you may have missed out on the 2015 clearly-in ATAR for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce double degree, the 2016 clearly-in ATAR will be released once first round offers are made. As the clearly-in ATAR fluctuates, you may still meet the clearly-in for 2016.

Regarding Subject Bonuses, this works by adding bonus aggregate points to the aggregate score you achieved with your ATAR. For example, if you had achieved an ATAR of 97.80, your aggregate score would have been between 184.31 - 184.57. If you achieve an extra 3 aggregate points through Subject Bonus, your aggregate will be modified to 187.31 – 187.57, which is equivalent to an adjusted ATAR of 98.25. This is what we will be using to see whether you satisfy the 2016 clearly-in for this double degree.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 17, 2015, 01:33:56 pm
Posted here before but I don't think it went through/can't find it as the site is buggy... Basically I have a question about the diploma of languages - Is it possible to complete the diploma alongside a double degree such as BBiomedSci/BEng or BBiomedSci/BCom? If so, would this mean studying 1 language unit alongside 2+2 degree units per semester or something and how long would the degree duration be extended by?
Thanks!


Hi Skaia, students enrolled in a Monash University degree, including double degrees, are eligible to complete a concurrent Diploma in Languages. The diploma will usually add one year onto your studies, although depending on the degree you are enrolled in, you may be required to overload your units to be able to complete all three qualifications concurrently. You may apply for the Diploma in Languages upon completion Year 1 of your bachelor degree, at which time, a Course Adviser will be available to discuss how the Diploma in Languages can fit into the structure of your double degree.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: alchemy on December 17, 2015, 02:30:23 pm
If I am accepted for my first preference course during first round offer period, and I decline the offer, would I automatically then be offered my second preference in between the first and second rounds or during the second round itself, given that I meet the clearly-in ATARs for all courses on my preference list?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: pi on December 17, 2015, 03:18:33 pm
If I am accepted for my first preference course during first round offer period, and I decline the offer, would I automatically then be offered my second preference in between the first and second rounds or during the second round itself, given that I meet the clearly-in ATARs for all courses on my preference list?

If there are spaces open in those second and third prefs after the first round of offers, then yes (although I think you're offered it in the second round, not in between, not 100% sure on that timing). But that's not something you should bank on happening.

In general, the advice is to accept your first round offer. If you're thinking of declining it, then maybe it shouldn't be at the top of your preference list?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: scarletmoon on December 17, 2015, 04:47:51 pm
If my atar is just above the Monash guarantee atar for bachelor of science (and I'm eligible for the Monash guarantee), is it absolutely certain I will get in?? What if there are too many enrolments? Would the people who got higher atars be preferred?
Also is there a possibility that the Monash guarantee atars will change in 2016?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on December 17, 2015, 05:48:04 pm
If my atar is just above the Monash guarantee atar for bachelor of science (and I'm eligible for the Monash guarantee), is it absolutely certain I will get in?? What if there are too many enrolments? Would the people who got higher atars be preferred?
Also is there a possibility that the Monash guarantee atars will change in 2016?

Monash should comment later, but the Monash guarantee *is* a guarantee. The scores for that are set for this enrolment period.

Congratulations!
Title: Ask Monash University
Post by: Sardothienn on December 17, 2015, 05:57:58 pm
Hello,
So I got a scholarship (Monash Uni support bursary) and was wondering if this could be transferred to tuition fees for the Bachelor of Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical science degree, instead of it being paid directly to me. Also, if I were to transfer courses is this scholarship transferable?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: alchemy on December 17, 2015, 06:30:33 pm
If there are spaces open in those second and third prefs after the first round of offers, then yes (although I think you're offered it in the second round, not in between, not 100% sure on that timing). But that's not something you should bank on happening.

In general, the advice is to accept your first round offer. If you're thinking of declining it, then maybe it shouldn't be at the top of your preference list?

I know it's a stupid idea really if you're dead set on what you want to do. But my mind always changes. After going to change of preference expo and doing more reading I can't decide between comm/law (which I now have a schol for) or actuarial, so I figured it might be good to have that option of cancelling IF I can...
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: coffeeislove on December 18, 2015, 09:35:26 am
hi! i was wondering how many contact hours bachelor of business and bachelor of marketing has in first year? :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 18, 2015, 11:24:56 am
If I am accepted for my first preference course during first round offer period, and I decline the offer, would I automatically then be offered my second preference in between the first and second rounds or during the second round itself, given that I meet the clearly-in ATARs for all courses on my preference list?
Hi alchemy, the offer you receive when Round 1 offers come out on Monday 18 January 2016 is the only offer you can receive for first round.  We would strongly advise that you accept your first round offer.  You may receive a second offer on Thursday 4 February 2016 when second round offers are released.  If you decide you want to take up your second offer over your first, you can then decline your first round offer.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 18, 2015, 11:28:10 am
Hello,
So I got a scholarship (Monash Uni support bursary) and was wondering if this could be transferred to tuition fees for the Bachelor of Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical science degree, instead of it being paid directly to me. Also, if I were to transfer courses is this scholarship transferable?
Hi Sardothienn, congratulations on receiving the Monash University Support Bursary!  If you choose to take up your place in a Monash course, the money will be paid directly to you after the census date.  From there, you can choose what you want to do with it- including pay your university tuition fees (however you have to organise this yourself- it isn’t automatic).  If you were to transfer courses within Monash, the scholarship is transferable, however if you transfer to a longer course than the one you initially enrolled in, it may not last the duration of your new course.  For more information about the Support Bursary including contact details of the Scholarships unit, visit this page.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 18, 2015, 11:29:06 am
hi! i was wondering how many contact hours bachelor of business and bachelor of marketing has in first year? :)
Hi coffeeislove, depending on the units you choose to enrol in, you’re up for approximately 12 contact hours in the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Marketing in first year.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 18, 2015, 03:16:27 pm
If my atar is just above the Monash guarantee atar for bachelor of science (and I'm eligible for the Monash guarantee), is it absolutely certain I will get in?? What if there are too many enrolments? Would the people who got higher atars be preferred?
Also is there a possibility that the Monash guarantee atars will change in 2016?
Hi scarletmoon, the Monash Guarantee ATAR for the Bachelor of Science for 2016 entry is 75.  If you achieved this ATAR or higher, and are eligible for the Monash Guarantee (which is sounds like you are, just spelling it out) you will gain a place in the course.
 
Just remember as well that you will only get one offer when first round offers are released.  If you want an offer for Monash Science, put it at the top of your preference list.  If you haven’t preferenced it first and qualify for a course above it on your preferences, you’ll receive an offer for the higher placed course.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: warya on December 18, 2015, 03:35:04 pm
What's the process of reviving an excellence scholarship as an undergrad student? Is it just awarded to the top students automatically or is there an application process? Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on December 18, 2015, 04:31:33 pm
Hi Sardothienn, congratulations on receiving the Monash University Support Bursary!  If you choose to take up your place in a Monash course, the money will be paid directly to you after the census date.  From there, you can choose what you want to do with it- including pay your university tuition fees (however you have to organise this yourself- it isn’t automatic).  If you were to transfer courses within Monash, the scholarship is transferable, however if you transfer to a longer course than the one you initially enrolled in, it may not last the duration of your new course.  For more information about the Support Bursary including contact details of the Scholarships unit, visit this page.

When I got my scholar ship there was an option in Wes to choose between cash or getting it paid directly towards tuition (unless it has changed this year).

To be honest you are better off getting the cash and leaving it in an interest earning account than using it to pay off course fees straight away.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: coffeeislove on December 18, 2015, 04:55:41 pm
Hi coffeeislove, depending on the units you choose to enrol in, you’re up for approximately 12 contact hours in the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Marketing in first year.

thanks, what about if i did both as a double degree?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on December 18, 2015, 04:59:36 pm
thanks, what about if i did both as a double degree?
That's what they've given you.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Rosa62 on December 18, 2015, 05:00:37 pm
If your course structure allows for it, you could enrol in units from a course you are hoping to transfer into.  This should allow you to gain credit for those units should you be successful in gaining a transfer later.

Thanks. What about if your course structure doesn't allow for this? Can you still enrol in random units outside of the course structure if you've used up all your electives?
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Post by: coffeeislove on December 18, 2015, 06:01:23 pm
That's what they've given you.

oh okay, thankyou!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: sugandi on December 18, 2015, 10:01:40 pm
Hi Ask Monash University,
I was just wondering if i was to take up Banking and Finance (the business specialist course) in my first year and then in my second year take up a double degree of BankingFinance/IT or BankingFinance/Business, how would that process be different than if i originally started with one of those double degrees in my first year and never transferred.

Would I have to do an additional year to make up for the part of the degree I didn't do in the first year, how would that work? Would you recommend just starting with either one of double degrees?

Thanks in advance  :) :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: scarletmoon on December 19, 2015, 03:03:20 pm
Is it possible to transfer to bachelor of biomedicine after 1 yr of bachelor of science?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: yazzman on December 19, 2015, 03:50:42 pm
Is it possible to transfer to bachelor of biomedicine after 1 yr of bachelor of science?
yes
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: scarletmoon on December 19, 2015, 04:03:54 pm
Is it very hard to transfer? What would be the requirements?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: yazzman on December 19, 2015, 04:26:14 pm
Is it very hard to transfer? What would be the requirements?
70+average for a single degree and probably 75+ for a double degree
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Splash-Tackle-Flail on December 19, 2015, 06:32:49 pm
Is it possible to do a Diploma of Languages with MBBS?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: pi on December 19, 2015, 06:36:02 pm
Is it possible to do a Diploma of Languages with MBBS?

Yup.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Splash-Tackle-Flail on December 19, 2015, 07:14:49 pm
Yup.

Does it add an extra year to your course or is there a way to do it concurrently/cover some units abroad in summer hol?
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Post by: pi on December 19, 2015, 07:18:37 pm
Does it add an extra year to your course or is there a way to do it concurrently/cover some units abroad in summer hol?

Doesn't add a year, people usually do it on top of med and take on summer commitments (including overseas trips for various things).
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: RustyWolff on December 20, 2015, 05:25:13 pm
how do subject bonuses work!!! so for my course which is double in business and arts, it offers these bonuses for doing accounting and economics etc. As along as i achieve a study score OF 25.

Now this is what gets me. Every other study score thing in my course says AT LEAST. I got over 30 study scores for those bonus subjects, will i still get the aggregate points?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: extremeftw on December 20, 2015, 06:23:14 pm
how do subject bonuses work!!! so for my course which is double in business and arts, it offers these bonuses for doing accounting and economics etc. As along as i achieve a study score OF 25.

Now this is what gets me. Every other study score thing in my course says AT LEAST. I got over 30 study scores for those bonus subjects, will i still get the aggregate points?

 Do you really think it would make sense for them to only award bonus points if you got a study score of exactly 25 and not if you got a score of over 25?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Kristen88 on December 20, 2015, 06:25:21 pm
Hello,
I was wondering if anyone could tell me my likeliness of me getting into law or global studies/law at Monash? I got an 87 ATAR and I have applied for SEAS under financial disadvantage and for living remote and rural and will have subject bonuses, so is it possible that I could get in with that ATAR despite it being so low?

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2015, 06:27:46 pm
What's the process of reviving an excellence scholarship as an undergrad student? Is it just awarded to the top students automatically or is there an application process? Thanks
Hi warya, the Monash Scholarship for Excellence is awarded to eligible students on the basis of their ATAR only.  No application is required, but students did have to nominate Monash as at least one of their VTAC preferences.

Just a hint- if you haven’t yet been offered a Monash scholarship, further offers will be made in January after university course offers are released.

P.S. Congratulations on your outstanding ATAR  :D
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2015, 06:31:19 pm
thanks, what about if i did both as a double degree?
Hi coffeeislove, just to clarify- the 12 contact hours estimated was for the double degree in Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Marketing.  If you decided to study a single degree, you would also have around the same contact hours.  There’s a bit of a myth out there that double degrees mean double the work, but this isn’t true.  They take more time to complete than single degrees, allowing you to study half your full-time load towards one degree, and the other half towards the other.

Remember as well- 12 contact hours equates to much more work than 12 hours- in the form of self-directed, independent study at home or the university library!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2015, 06:32:51 pm
Thanks. What about if your course structure doesn't allow for this? Can you still enrol in random units outside of the course structure if you've used up all your electives?
Hi Rosa62, we need a little bit more context from you here, I think.  However, for what it’s worth, if your full-time load is being taken up by core units- you can’t just enrol in as many units as you want outside of your course structure.  You may be able to apply to overload, but permission for this is granted on a case-by-case basis.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2015, 06:37:20 pm
Hi Ask Monash University,
I was just wondering if i was to take up Banking and Finance (the business specialist course) in my first year and then in my second year take up a double degree of BankingFinance/IT or BankingFinance/Business, how would that process be different than if i originally started with one of those double degrees in my first year and never transferred.

Would I have to do an additional year to make up for the part of the degree I didn't do in the first year, how would that work? Would you recommend just starting with either one of double degrees?

Thanks in advance  :) :)
Hi sugandi, the only difference with the options you are considering is that the order of when you study each respective degree would end up being different.  Your selected double degrees take four years to complete.  If you were to transfer into one of the selected doubles after one year of Business (Banking and Finance), you could also complete the double in four years.

How does this work?  If you started in a Business (Banking and Finance) single degree, you would study units from this degree for one year, which would lead to finishing it earlier, after which you would be left with units from either your second IT or Business degree for the rest of the four years.  If you choose to start in one of the double degrees straightaway, you would study units from each degree equally, travelling through the four years studying both disciplines. 

Which option is better for you?  Given that transferring from one degree to another is a competitive process, we would recommend that if you can get into the double degree with your ATAR, it may take the pressure off later on.  Also, if you decide the double degree isn’t for you after the first year, you could transfer into the single Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) degree.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2015, 06:40:52 pm
Is it possible to transfer to bachelor of biomedicine after 1 yr of bachelor of science?
Hi scarletmoon, yes, it’s possible to transfer into the Bachelor of Biomedicine after one year of the Bachelor of Science.  You need to ensure you meet all the prerequisites for Biomedicine (30 in English, 25 in Methods, Spesh or Physics and 25 in Chem- for more information, visit here) .  The minimum WAM (weighted average mark) required is 70, however it is strongly suggested you aim as high as possible as selection is competitive.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2015, 06:45:26 pm
Is it possible to do a Diploma of Languages with MBBS?
Does it add an extra year to your course or is there a way to do it concurrently/cover some units abroad in summer hol?
Doesn't add a year, people usually do it on top of med and take on summer commitments (including overseas trips for various things).
Hi Splash-Tackle-Flail, yes, it’s possible to study a Diploma of Languages with MBBS or atop of any Monash course in fact.  Whilst it is equivalent to an extra year of study, as pi has mentioned, you may be able to overload on your Med studies to cut this time down.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: cosine on December 20, 2015, 06:50:02 pm
Hello Monash University,

I was wondering what the benefits are of doing a double degree of Bachelor of Biomedicine/Science, over the single degree of Bachelor of Biomedicine?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Splash-Tackle-Flail on December 20, 2015, 07:23:20 pm
Hi Splash-Tackle-Flail, yes, it’s possible to study a Diploma of Languages with MBBS or atop of any Monash course in fact.  Whilst it is equivalent to an extra year of study, as pi has mentioned, you may be able to overload on your Med studies to cut this time down.

Thanks, and just a few more follow up questions (sorry Change of Preference is coming up and these choices are life choices from a school-leaver perspective :P )

1. Is the Diploma of Languages also CSP?
2. Can I start learning the language from first year? I've already taken a year off chinese and I can feel the language disturbingly quickly slowly slipping away.
3. How would one go about overloading (If I go Monash I'm hoping to push for the 6 years Med w BMedScience research year, so the extra DipLang year may make it longer if I don't overload)? If I can do the DipLang I'll very likely do a study abroad thing on one of the summer holidays, but Med is already a crazy high workload, so it would be great to get an idea of what I'm getting into if I try to do language at the same time.
4. Is it possible to do a language at university (I considered night school, but at this age I need more accountability :P ) without the diploma?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Abs_tastic on December 20, 2015, 07:49:08 pm
Hello Monash,

Any possibility of clarifying when Community Leaders Scholarship (as part of Access Monash) for non-VCE students will be provided? If so, will I also receive a rejection email at the same time if I am unsuccessful? I am actually moving out and relying on the $4,000 for finance - would appreciate a response.

Thanks,
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on December 20, 2015, 11:14:17 pm
Hello,
I was wondering if anyone could tell me my likeliness of me getting into law or global studies/law at Monash? I got an 87 ATAR and I have applied for SEAS under financial disadvantage and for living remote and rural and will have subject bonuses, so is it possible that I could get in with that ATAR despite it being so low?

Thanks  :)

sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but with an 87 ATAR it is quite unlikely you will get into law at monash, regardless of SEAS. An 87 ATAR isn't low though, there are plenty of other unis that would accept you for law with your ATAR, alternatively you could complete arts or global studies alone with the intention of transferring (you need an >75% average at uni for that, which in my opinion is easier than getting into law by getting a high ATAR). don't get me wrong, a >75% average is pretty hard, but not as hard as getting an >98 ATAR or >94 for the guarantee with SEAS imo.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Botopie on December 21, 2015, 01:08:35 am
What are the contact hours for Comm/Law?
Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 21, 2015, 09:13:07 am
how do subject bonuses work!!! so for my course which is double in business and arts, it offers these bonuses for doing accounting and economics etc. As along as i achieve a study score OF 25.

Now this is what gets me. Every other study score thing in my course says AT LEAST. I got over 30 study scores for those bonus subjects, will i still get the aggregate points?
Hi RustyWolff, we’re guessing you’re referring to the VTAC entry for the Monash course Arts/Business (reference number 2800227511), is that correct?  If so, as long as you achieve the minimum study scores that they have published under the ‘Subject Bonus’ section, you will qualify for aggregate points, to a maximum of 8 points.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 21, 2015, 09:18:57 am
Hello,
I was wondering if anyone could tell me my likeliness of me getting into law or global studies/law at Monash? I got an 87 ATAR and I have applied for SEAS under financial disadvantage and for living remote and rural and will have subject bonuses, so is it possible that I could get in with that ATAR despite it being so low?

Thanks  :)
Hi Kristen88, firstly, well done- you’ve achieved wonderfully in your VCE.  Both Law and Global Studies/Law have indicative clearly-in ATARs of 98, however this may go up or down depending on how many applicants we have this year- a bigger unknown than usual, given that Global Studies/Law is a new degree in 2016.  SEAS applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis- if you haven’t already done so, check out our SEAS Calculator at monash.edu/seas to see what scaling you may get.  Our advice to you would be to keep both of these courses at the top of your preference list if they are your two dream courses, followed by a number of pathway options.

If you’re not aware, the really great news for you is that under our Monash Guarantee scheme you qualify for a guaranteed place into the Bachelor of Global Studies, provided you meet the English prerequisite of 25 (I looked up your school and St Joseph’s College Echuca is on our under-represented schools list).  The Bachelor of Global Studies is obviously a desirable pathway into Global Studies/Law and also a single Law degree- you can apply for a transfer after your first year of study, and whether or not you are successful will depend on your WAM for that year (and meeting the prerequisite for Law). 

Just a tip on how to order your preferences- if you do put the Bachelor of Global Studies on your list, you are guaranteed an offer for it provided you don’t get an offer for another course higher up on your preference list.  You don’t have to put it first- but know that wherever you do place it, unless you are offered for a course above it, you are guaranteed a place in that course.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 21, 2015, 09:24:13 am
Hello Monash University,

I was wondering what the benefits are of doing a double degree of Bachelor of Biomedicine/Science, over the single degree of Bachelor of Biomedicine?
Hi cosine, like all our double degree courses, the benefits of studying a double degree in Biomed/Science include the ability to study towards two degrees at once, maximising time and saving money, and upon graduation, having job prospects in more than one field.  However, perhaps a better question to ask is how studying Biomed/Science would benefit you over studying a single degree in Biomed, or vice versa.  You should consider the former if you have an interest in both study areas and not want to give anything up- for example, you may have really enjoyed maths and science at school and want to keep studying these subjects whilst also pursuing a new interest in Biomed.  Another benefit of starting off in a double degree is that you can try both and make an informed decision about whether or not you want to hold a dual qualification- as you could transfer out of either degree into a single degree.  On the contrary, the single degree in Biomedical Science may be of greater benefit to you if you were aiming to study Graduate Medicine and wanted to minimise your time spent studying at undergraduate level.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 21, 2015, 10:35:51 am
Thanks, and just a few more follow up questions (sorry Change of Preference is coming up and these choices are life choices from a school-leaver perspective :P )

1. Is the Diploma of Languages also CSP?
2. Can I start learning the language from first year? I've already taken a year off chinese and I can feel the language disturbingly quickly slowly slipping away.
3. How would one go about overloading (If I go Monash I'm hoping to push for the 6 years Med w BMedScience research year, so the extra DipLang year may make it longer if I don't overload)? If I can do the DipLang I'll very likely do a study abroad thing on one of the summer holidays, but Med is already a crazy high workload, so it would be great to get an idea of what I'm getting into if I try to do language at the same time.
4. Is it possible to do a language at university (I considered night school, but at this age I need more accountability :P ) without the diploma?
Hi Splash-Tackle-Flail, answers to your questions as below:
1. Yes, the Diploma of Languages is also CSP if you have a CSP place in a Monash course.
2. Unfortunately you won’t be able to start learning a language from first year as you will need to achieve and maintain a credit average in your first year and throughout your degree to qualify for the DipLang.  To keep up your language skills in first year, you could link in with any number of on-campus clubs – check out our extensive list of clubs and societies here.
3. If you’re aiming to study Med and BMedSci in six years as well as a DipLang, you’ll need to overload your entire DipLang.  This can be done with effective time management and being proactive - you should discuss your situation with your language lecturers at the start of each semester.  You can take classes over summer, and units during your BMedSci year as well.
4. If you’re referring to just taking a few language units outside of Med, our best advice here would be to enrol in a DipLang in second year and see how you cope with the workload.  You could transfer out of it in subsequent years it you find that it’s not for you.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 21, 2015, 10:49:01 am
What are the contact hours for Comm/Law?
Thanks in advance
Hi Botopie, in first year, you're looking at approximately 15 contact hours for Comm/Law.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: JI2015 on December 21, 2015, 10:54:56 am
Hi Monash Uni,

I am interested in on-campus accommodation at the Clayton Campus but still have not applied. My application will be completed within two days. Is it likely that I can secure a studio room at either Briggs Hall or Jackomos Hall?

Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 21, 2015, 11:37:14 am
Hi Monash Uni,

I am interested in on-campus accommodation at the Clayton Campus but still have not applied. My application will be completed within two days. Is it likely that I can secure a studio room at either Briggs Hall or Jackomos Hall?

Thanks
Hi JI2015, Briggs Hall and Jackomos Hall are popular options, but there may still be some places left for 2016.  We suggest you apply as soon as possible, as rooms are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  It sounds like you’ve already found it, but here’s the link to apply: http://mrs.monash.edu/oncampus/applications.html
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Mellyboo on December 21, 2015, 11:59:17 am
Hi i'm interested in actuarial science(commerce specialist)/commerce but th atar is only given as 92+ and no clearly in, what does this mean?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Splash-Tackle-Flail on December 21, 2015, 12:07:00 pm
Thanks as always, just one more quick thing: does Mannix offer Chinese lessons in this case? Like would something like 1st year MBBS with Mannix Chinese (so won't be directly with monash but will be a means to prepare for DipLang), and then 2nd year start learning it on campus?

Cheers for answering all the Qs btw- it makes these choices somewhat easier/less stressful
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Rosa62 on December 21, 2015, 01:23:35 pm
Hi Rosa62, we need a little bit more context from you here, I think.  However, for what it’s worth, if your full-time load is being taken up by core units- you can’t just enrol in as many units as you want outside of your course structure.  You may be able to apply to overload, but permission for this is granted on a case-by-case basis.

Thank you. For context, I want to transfer courses but my wam is too low. My full time load is being taken up by core units as there are no electives. I want to know if there's any possibility of enrolling in the units for the course I want to transfer in (completely different units to current course) instead of enrolling in the units for my current course. Then eventually I would have a high enough wam to actually transfer and would already be a fair way into the new course. Don't know if this is allowed though...
Thanks again
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: extremeftw on December 21, 2015, 03:39:37 pm
 Any information on when bursaries and scholarships for next year will be offered to current undergraduate students? I assume in January after offers are released to Year 12s?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: schooliskool on December 21, 2015, 03:55:14 pm
Hey guys, just wanted to ask this;
Unfortunately I didn't make the (approximate) atar for Commerce/com spec, but I would probably be able to do bus spec/IT. Sorry if it has been asked before, but what do I need do to in order to transfer to commerce if I take a business degree? Or is it even possible? Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: giantonia on December 21, 2015, 04:07:08 pm
Hey guys, just wanted to ask this;
Unfortunately I didn't make the (approximate) atar for Commerce/com spec, but I would probably be able to do bus spec/IT. Sorry if it has been asked before, but what do I need do to in order to transfer to commerce if I take a business degree? Or is it even possible? Thanks.

 ;D So I am not the only one who cannot get into Commerce and want to transfer from business.
The uni offers you bus spec/IT instead of Commerce/commerce specialist ?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: datfatcat on December 21, 2015, 04:32:19 pm
Thanks as always, just one more quick thing: does Mannix offer Chinese lessons in this case? Like would something like 1st year MBBS with Mannix Chinese (so won't be directly with monash but will be a means to prepare for DipLang), and then 2nd year start learning it on campus?

Cheers for answering all the Qs btw- it makes these choices somewhat easier/less stressful

Not sure about Mannix Chinese but I heard DipLang Chinese is really simple for non-chinese speaking students so even if you don't have any class before, you can still manage to do well in diplang :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Splash-Tackle-Flail on December 21, 2015, 04:34:53 pm
Not sure about Mannix Chinese but I heard DipLang Chinese is really simple for non-chinese speaking students so even if you don't have any class before, you can still manage to do well in diplang :)

What about post vce-level, like since I did it in school I don't think I can do beginners??
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: datfatcat on December 21, 2015, 04:42:11 pm
What about post vce-level, like since I did it in school I don't think I can do beginners??

Here is the link for DipLang Chinese: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/chinese-studies/ug-arts-chinese-studies.html

I don't do DipLang, so I cannot offer more help.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on December 22, 2015, 01:01:16 am
but what do I need do to in order to transfer to commerce if I take a business degree? Or is it even possible?

It's possible. To transfer you would send an application into the faculty at the end of first year and then they would let you know if the transfer is accepted or not. You would be judged by your uni marks and not your ATAR. you should aim for a 75+ average to transfer.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: giantonia on December 22, 2015, 04:09:50 am
It's possible. To transfer you would send an application into the faculty at the end of first year and then they would let you know if the transfer is accepted or not. You would be judged by your uni marks and not your ATAR. you should aim for a 75+ average to transfer.

The end of first year ? Can I send my application for mid-year entrance ?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 22, 2015, 05:38:12 pm
Hello Monash,

Any possibility of clarifying when Community Leaders Scholarship (as part of Access Monash) for non-VCE students will be provided? If so, will I also receive a rejection email at the same time if I am unsuccessful? I am actually moving out and relying on the $4,000 for finance - would appreciate a response.

Thanks,
Hi Abs_tastic, apologies for the delay.  You’ll find out about the outcome of the Community Leaders Scholarship sometime in January.  You can keep an eye on the progress of offers made here.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 22, 2015, 05:43:00 pm
Hello everyone, this will be our final post for 2015!  Just a few reminders:

The university will close from Wednesday 23 December, and reopen on Monday 4 January 2016.  We will resume our regular monitoring of ATARNotes (every Thursday from 10am-2pm) on Thursday 7 January 2016.  In the meantime, feel free to keep helping with each other’s questions.

We’re also aware that school leavers may need some support once offers are released on Monday 18 January- stay tuned for further information.

IB Student Change of Preference
IB Change of Preference occurs between 10am-4pm on Monday 4 January 2016.  See below for details of the dedicated services we are offering to IB students.

Dedicated IB hotline
If you would like to talk to someone, please call Richenda Sabo, Student Recruitment Coordinator on 03 9903 1613 with your questions.

ATARNotes
We will respond to questions asked by IB students on ATARNotes on Monday 4 January between 10am-2pm.  Unfortunately we can’t guarantee our reply turn-around time for questions asked after 2pm and would encourage you to contact our Student Recruitment Coordinator by phone for an immediate response.
 
On behalf of Monash, we wish you a safe and happy festive season.

The Monash ATARNotes team.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: squirtle on December 22, 2015, 09:34:16 pm
Hi.
Has anyone ever transferred from Deakin/RMIT Science into Monash Science after 1 year? Is it really competitive this way? Or would it be wiser to go into a Diploma at Monash college then into Science at the University?
Cheers
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: extremeftw on December 22, 2015, 09:44:20 pm
Hi.
Has anyone ever transferred from Deakin/RMIT Science into Monash Science after 1 year? Is it really competitive this way? Or would it be wiser to go into a Diploma at Monash college then into Science at the University?
Cheers

 I'm sure many people have transferred to Monash from Deakin and RMIT. It is not really as competitive as you may imagine to transfer; I imagine that if you get at least a 65+ WAM (which to put in context is halfway between a credit and distinction average) that you will have a very good chance at being successful. You could also consider transferring mid year if that is an attractive option for you.

 I would not recommend going the diploma route. It will most likely be cheaper and more straightforward if you are transferring from a degree rather than a diploma program (plus if it turns out the transfer didn't work out then at least you have a solid degree to fall back on rather than just a diploma).
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on December 22, 2015, 11:37:45 pm
The end of first year ? Can I send my application for mid-year entrance ?

Usually not, because at mid-year there are normally no CSP places available

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Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students who have previously met the admission criteria for a faculty degree can only transfer when the faculty has CSP places available. This will normally be at the end of the academic year for admittance in the next academic year.
http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/esg/agu/policies/internal-course-transfers.html

You would meet the pre-requisites to apply for the transfer which is only completion of two units at mid-year, but if there aren't any places available at that time, it is futile.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on December 22, 2015, 11:43:38 pm
I imagine that if you get at least a 65+ WAM (which to put in context is halfway between a credit and distinction average) that you will have a very good chance at being successful.

Are you just speculating or do you have some experience or friends who have done this? Because people I know have had difficulty transferring with credit averages. My understanding is you need 75+, especially for an external transfer.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: squirtle on December 23, 2015, 06:24:10 pm
I'm sure many people have transferred to Monash from Deakin and RMIT. It is not really as competitive as you may imagine to transfer; I imagine that if you get at least a 65+ WAM (which to put in context is halfway between a credit and distinction average) that you will have a very good chance at being successful. You could also consider transferring mid year if that is an attractive option for you.

 I would not recommend going the diploma route. It will most likely be cheaper and more straightforward if you are transferring from a degree rather than a diploma program (plus if it turns out the transfer didn't work out then at least you have a solid degree to fall back on rather than just a diploma).

Thanks for the input. :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on December 24, 2015, 12:08:46 am
Hi.
Has anyone ever transferred from Deakin/RMIT Science into Monash Science after 1 year? Is it really competitive this way? Or would it be wiser to go into a Diploma at Monash college then into Science at the University?
Cheers

There was one guy on here a while ago who did science at Deakin and transferred over - most of his stuff got advanced standing, so that's pretty good. (that is, most of his units got credited)

However, if you go the diploma route, the upside is you can get your whole diploma credited and jump straight into the second year of your BSc if you want to major in chemistry or something from the biological sciences, so you basically have lost nothing, which isn't guaranteed for an external transfer. It's not as clear if you want to do physics, maths or environmental stuff, though, but you might be able to jump to second year for those as well.

I'd contact Monash college about what kind of grades you'd need to get to the BSc, but I imagine just a credit would actually be fine. Also ask about physics/maths/environment if you're interested. If you want to major in bio/chem and do the other stuff as a side thing, you're fine, but if you want to major in one of them, there's possible an issue.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: extremeftw on December 24, 2015, 10:54:04 am
Are you just speculating or do you have some experience or friends who have done this? Because people I know have had difficulty transferring with credit averages. My understanding is you need 75+, especially for an external transfer.

 I was going off what the website says is the minimum required for an internal transfer (60%) and then adding a few % points. I've found that to be a pretty good guide in the past. I highly doubt you need 75+ to transfer into a single science degree.

 
Usually not, because at mid-year there are normally no CSP places available
http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/esg/agu/policies/internal-course-transfers.html

You would meet the pre-requisites to apply for the transfer which is only completion of two units at mid-year, but if there aren't any places available at that time, it is futile.

 Just to add to this, I managed to get a CSP with no problems at all for a mid year transfer in the BusEco faculty (I was actually successful in my applications to two different courses within BusEco and got CSP for both), so you definitely have a good chance of getting a CSP if you have good enough marks to transfer.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: nadiaaa on December 24, 2015, 11:04:31 am
Heyyy,
im planning to a double degree for buisness & buisness specialist
and if someone could just tell me how much extra work is a double degree?
will i have double exams??
thank you :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: extremeftw on December 24, 2015, 11:09:11 am
Heyyy,
im planning to a double degree for buisness & buisness specialist
and if someone could just tell me how much extra work is a double degree?
will i have double exams??
thank you :)

 There's a misconception that a double degree means double the work. The reality is that you will have very similar contact hours to single degree students. This is because you generally spread the extra units you do over an additional year so the overall workload is pretty much the same. You will still only be doing 4 units a semester (unless you decide to overload for whatever reason) so you won't have double exams.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: SlothPlays on December 24, 2015, 01:59:54 pm
Hi i did not manage to apply for the scholarship "Monash UniStart Bursary" The page says that  "Late applications are open between January and March each year". Do i need to be enrolled in a course? As far as i know i got into the clearly in with the Monash Gurantee for my course. I am a commencing student in 2016 does that mean i automatically get it? I didnt apply through VTAC throughout this year. Do i need to apply again through VTAC in Jan-March? I am eligible through the financial difficulty section
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on December 24, 2015, 02:19:00 pm
Hi i did not manage to apply for the scholarship "Monash UniStart Bursary" The page says that  "Late applications are open between January and March each year". Do i need to be enrolled in a course? As far as i know i got into the clearly in with the Monash Gurantee for my course. I am a commencing student in 2016 does that mean i automatically get it? I didnt apply through VTAC throughout this year. Do i need to apply again through VTAC in Jan-March? I am eligible through the financial difficulty section
You'll reapply with Monash after you've accepted and enrolled into one of their courses.

Don't worry, after they open you'll have a couple of months to apply! Don't worry about it until after you've sorted out your enrollment.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: nadiaaa on December 24, 2015, 05:43:51 pm
There's a misconception that a double degree means double the work. The reality is that you will have very similar contact hours to single degree students. This is because you generally spread the extra units you do over an additional year so the overall workload is pretty much the same. You will still only be doing 4 units a semester (unless you decide to overload for whatever reason) so you won't have double exams.
Okay thanks so much!! i was also wondering will my hours be longer?? i was talking to a friend who is in Uni and she said if i am able to  handle extremely long hours like 9-6pm each day?? is that true  :o
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: extremeftw on December 24, 2015, 06:06:26 pm
Okay thanks so much!! i was also wondering will my hours be longer?? i was talking to a friend who is in Uni and she said if i am able to  handle extremely long hours like 9-6pm each day?? is that true  :o

 I spend less hours than that at university in a week, much less a day.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on December 24, 2015, 06:08:14 pm
Okay thanks so much!! i was also wondering will my hours be longer?? i was talking to a friend who is in Uni and she said if i am able to  handle extremely long hours like 9-6pm each day?? is that true  :o

Depends ENTIRELY on your course.

Science students generally have the largest contact hours (except maybe med, because dey all secret and I have no idea what their hours are like.) Engineering students like to say theirs are larger, but I can promise you that they're full of it.

As a science student, yes, I often spend a full 9-6 day at uni each day of the week - BUT I also know plenty of science students (with just as many contact hours as me!) only spend 10-5 or 10-6 days at uni, and they'll only come in 3 days a week. I also know some who only come in 3 days a week and only have 2-5 or 2-6 days.

It all depends on your course and how well you set up your timetable. For your business/business specialist double, I highly doubt you'd spend every day at uni from 9-6. Maybe you will if you do all your work at uni and hence have no homework, but otherwise I reckon you'll be in from like 9-3 a few days a week.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: nadiaaa on December 24, 2015, 06:54:20 pm
Depends ENTIRELY on your course.

Science students generally have the largest contact hours (except maybe med, because dey all secret and I have no idea what their hours are like.) Engineering students like to say theirs are larger, but I can promise you that they're full of it.

As a science student, yes, I often spend a full 9-6 day at uni each day of the week - BUT I also know plenty of science students (with just as many contact hours as me!) only spend 10-5 or 10-6 days at uni, and they'll only come in 3 days a week. I also know some who only come in 3 days a week and only have 2-5 or 2-6 days.

It all depends on your course and how well you set up your timetable. For your business/business specialist double, I highly doubt you'd spend every day at uni from 9-6. Maybe you will if you do all your work at uni and hence have no homework, but otherwise I reckon you'll be in from like 9-3 a few days a week.

Ooooh thank you so much for clearing it up :)
-- Yeah she was freaking me out so much lol , so it would be easy to balance a job and uni right? Do u work?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on December 24, 2015, 07:07:59 pm
Ooooh thank you so much for clearing it up :)
-- Yeah she was freaking me out so much lol , so it would be easy to balance a job and uni right? Do u work?

Kind of/sort of.

I do on/off work with AN, I'm also the president of one of the student societies at Monash as well as being on the committee for another group, Young Scientists of Australia. All up, defs don't make as much as your usual casual worker would, but I reckon I have enough outside-academics stuff to qualify for at least one casual worker. :P I also have plenty of friends who work and easily balance uni and a casual job.

However, I'd be wary of taking a lot of time for your job at once in your first semester. I'd suggest working what you did during year 12, and if after your first semester you feel like you could take more hours, THEN take more hours. You'll need time to adjust to uni, and the university treats you like a full time student.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: SlothPlays on December 24, 2015, 07:25:22 pm
Kind of/sort of.

I do on/off work with AN, I'm also the president of one of the student societies at Monash as well as being on the committee for another group, Young Scientists of Australia. All up, defs don't make as much as your usual casual worker would, but I reckon I have enough outside-academics stuff to qualify for at least one casual worker. :P I also have plenty of friends who work and easily balance uni and a casual job.

However, I'd be wary of taking a lot of time for your job at once in your first semester. I'd suggest working what you did during year 12, and if after your first semester you feel like you could take more hours, THEN take more hours. You'll need time to adjust to uni, and the university treats you like a full time student.

My friend went there in.. 2005? Anyway, he found a job because he saw an ad posted somewhere in the uni. Is that still up today? Would there be a place where they help students find a job or simply a place where there's like job offer ads?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: SlothPlays on December 24, 2015, 07:28:10 pm
Im considering Juris Doctor at Monash, and its requirements is a GPA 5.2/7 or a 6.3/7 for a CPS place. Could someone please tell me what the 5.2 and 6.3 out of 7 is converted to a GPA out of 4?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: scarletmoon on December 24, 2015, 08:15:46 pm
What subjects do I need to take in bachelor of science to qualify for graduate medicine?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on December 24, 2015, 08:28:58 pm
My friend went there in.. 2005? Anyway, he found a job because he saw an ad posted somewhere in the uni. Is that still up today? Would there be a place where they help students find a job or simply a place where there's like job offer ads?

Yup - there's Career Connect, which is a little spot that can help you with writing your resume, finding an internship, finding an actual job, getting some volunteer experience, or even to just talk to because you have no idea what to do at all. They're run by Careers, Leadership and Volunteering (CLV), which is this massive group with their own wing completely dedicated to this sorta stuff. They're right next to the place you'll get your student ID from (your brother might remember Monash Connect in Campus Centre? It's literally across from where that is), so very easy to locate!

What subjects do I need to take in bachelor of science to qualify for graduate medicine?

Based on this website, to qualify for the Monash MBBS, you simply need to have done a biomed, pharmacy or physio degree. You can also get in with a science degree, BUT you must have done 5 units from the following list:


That website also says that if you do a BSc, you can have a major in the life sciences (one of Pharmacology, Physiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Genetics) instead of the five units from that list, but it's not guaranteed (not sure how they split you there - probably WAM or something? Or competitiveness for that year, maybe? Idk, wait for Monash to comment next year). You can get two majors if you want to increase your chances and can't find five units from up there that you like, but you're probably safe with just the one if you can't find enough things from there that strike your fancy.

For Melbourne MD, you'd have to ask someone else - I'm pretty sure you just need to have done either the Monash biomed degree, or the science degree with DEV2011, BCH2011 and PHY2011, but I could be wrong. Other unis I have absolutely no clue, and someone else will have to weigh in/you ask those unis directly.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on December 24, 2015, 09:11:37 pm
Im considering Juris Doctor at Monash, and its requirements is a GPA 5.2/7 or a 6.3/7 for a CPS place. Could someone please tell me what the 5.2 and 6.3 out of 7 is converted to a GPA out of 4?

You're better off trying to do bachelor of laws tbh. There is virtually no difference between LLB and JD, and JD costs more and is longer in total combined with a bachelors length.

5.2 is mostly credit with some distinction
6.3 is mostly distinction with some high distinction.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: SlothPlays on December 25, 2015, 05:06:53 pm
Hi. How many contact hours is there in Arts at Monash?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Rohmer on December 25, 2015, 06:23:48 pm
Hi. How many contact hours is there in Arts at Monash?

Depends on what units/subjects you pick, but the standard number of hours per unit is 3 (usually 2hrs of lectures, 1hr tutorial), and if you're a full-time student you usually study four units per semester. Therefore you'd only have 12 hours a week of classes. However, some classes have more/less face-to-face time, e.g. I think the languages usually have about 5 contact hours each, rather than 3.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on December 25, 2015, 08:21:42 pm
Hi. How many contact hours is there in Arts at Monash?

Normally 2 hour lecture (which you can normally watch online) and 1 hour tutorial (which is usually compulsory) per unit.

You could easily fit full time arts into 2-3 days a week.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on December 25, 2015, 08:32:56 pm
^I've just finished Arts and I don't think I was ever at uni for more than three days per week. And mostly half days.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: girl1234 on December 27, 2015, 09:43:47 am
Hello! I am planning to study a double degree next year in bachelor of business and bachelor of marketing (Caulfield) and i was wondering if there are any opportunities to study overseas in this course? Thank you :D :D :D

EDIT: Namely England.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on December 27, 2015, 12:04:11 pm
Hello! I am planning to study a double degree next year in bachelor of business and bachelor of marketing (Caulfield) and i was wondering if there are any opportunities to study overseas in this course? Thank you :D :D :D
There definitely is. Google monash abroad and you will see more details.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: heart on December 28, 2015, 10:21:53 pm
Is clinical school/zone allocation dependent on first year marks or a random process?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: pi on December 28, 2015, 10:31:53 pm
Assuming you mean for Monash med.

Is clinical school/zone allocation dependent on first year marks or a random process?

Firstly, unlike UoM, Monash doesn't give students one clinical school for all of their clinical years. You might be (for example) at Monash Health for year 3B, then at Eastern Health and Alfred Health for year 4C, then maybe at three different clinical schools in year 5D. 

For entry into year 3B, you get to preference metro vs rural (some people still get rural even with a metro preference, bad luck). Regardless, your MED2000 scores (end of year 2A score) are ranked and divided into quartiles. Each clinical school is randomly allocated students such that they each have an equal number from each quartile. So yes, it is essentially random, but done in a way so that each school has an equal mix of academic performance. edit: there are some rumours that people who sat supps are more likely to get Monash Health (specifically MMC) or Central Clinical School (specifically Alfred Health), but those are just rumours.

For entry into year 4C, you again get to preference (and some people still miss out on metro, again, too bad) and then the Faculty randomly allocates you to wherever depending on the rotation. For example, I was at Monash Health for paeds, Eastern Health for O+G, Monash Health again fro Psych.

For entry into year 5D, you get to preference specific rotations at specific sites for each of your five allocated rotations, you also get a sixth elective rotation.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: heart on December 28, 2015, 10:40:14 pm
Assuming you mean for Monash med.

Firstly, unlike UoM, Monash doesn't give students one clinical school for all of their clinical years. You might be (for example) at Monash Health for year 3B, then at Eastern Health and Alfred Health for year 4C, then maybe at three different clinical schools in year 5D. 

For entry into year 3B, you get to preference metro vs rural (some people still get rural even with a metro preference, bad luck). Regardless, your MED2000 scores (end of year 2A score) are ranked and divided into quartiles. Each clinical school is randomly allocated students such that they each have an equal number from each quartile. So yes, it is essentially random, but done in a way so that each school has an equal mix of academic performance. edit: there are some rumours that people who sat supps are more likely to get Monash Health (specifically MMC) or Central Clinical School (specifically Alfred Health), but those are just rumours.

For entry into year 4C, you again get to preference (and some people still miss out on metro, again, too bad) and then the Faculty randomly allocates you to wherever depending on the rotation. For example, I was at Monash Health for paeds, Eastern Health for O+G, Monash Health again fro Psych.

For entry into year 5D, you get to preference specific rotations at specific sites for each of your five allocated rotations, you also get a sixth elective rotation.

Thank you seems like a very fair and good system :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: DeezNuts on December 29, 2015, 01:12:07 am
1. I applied for science/arts at monash next year, but I think the deadline has passed, so is it possible to somehow withdraw from science or am I stuck with it?

2. can you please direct me to some Law textbooks/resources so I may be able to borrow them from the library and see if I will enjoy law?

thanks!!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on December 29, 2015, 02:06:33 am
1. I applied for science/arts at monash next year, but I think the deadline has passed, so is it possible to somehow withdraw from science or am I stuck with it?

2. can you please direct me to some Law textbooks/resources so I may be able to borrow them from the library and see if I will enjoy law?

thanks!!

1. You can always withdraw from science once you study. but I'm pretty sure there is still a change of preference window on vtac, just add arts to your preferences and preference it above arts/science. if not there is something called a negotiated offer where you contact monash directly and ask them if there are places available in arts and if there is that supersedes all your preferences on VTAC and you get an offer directly from Monash.

2. It's difficult to get an idea of what is actually involved in law by reading the textbook. the textbook would just be a whole lot of cases, legislation and explanations. law involves a fair bit of reading and is basically what you would think, you learn law and critical reasoning, discuss the different arguments there could be etc.

If you do want to get a text though this is the monash  introductory unit (law1111) text https://studentvip.com.au/textbooks/1751091 but I don't see what clarity it could give you about whether you wish to study law just by reading it alone.

there used to be some great resources on law here which helped me decide but I can no longer find them ??
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: geminii on December 29, 2015, 08:52:02 pm
I'm looking to do a double degree once I graduate, most likely Engineering + Science, but I just recently found out about combining a specialist degree with a comprehensive degree (after watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC3JSy4sTKw). I was wondering..

1. What are the differences between doing a double degree and combining a specialist degree with a comprehensive degree?
2. What is a 'specialist degree'?
3. What is a 'comprehensive degree'?
4. Will doing a double degree make my qualifications different to if I did a specialist degree + comprehensive degree combination?
I saw in the video, that if you do a double degree, you get two certificates that say (for example): 'Bachelor of Science with a major in Mathematics', and 'Bachelor of Biomedical Science'. And if you combine a specialist degree with another degree you get (for example) 'Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)' and 'Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance'. So what is an 'Honours'? What does it mean if you have a 'major' in something? What do these terms mean? Are the qualifications from the first scenario different to those in the second scenario?

It would be awesome if you could help me out! Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on December 30, 2015, 08:40:57 am


I'm looking to do a double degree once I graduate, most likely Engineering + Science, but I just recently found out about combining a specialist degree with a comprehensive degree (after watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC3JSy4sTKw). I was wondering..

1. What are the differences between doing a double degree and combining a specialist degree with a comprehensive degree?
2. What is a 'specialist degree'?
3. What is a 'comprehensive degree'?
4. Will doing a double degree make my qualifications different to if I did a specialist degree + comprehensive degree combination?
I saw in the video, that if you do a double degree, you get two certificates that say (for example): 'Bachelor of Science with a major in Mathematics', and 'Bachelor of Biomedical Science'. And if you combine a specialist degree with another degree you get (for example) 'Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)' and 'Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance'. So what is an 'Honours'? What does it mean if you have a 'major' in something? What do these terms mean? Are the qualifications from the first scenario different to those in the second scenario?

It would be awesome if you could help me out! Thanks :)

1. My understanding is that there's no difference. Combining a specialist and comprehensive degree is just an example of a double degree you might take.

2. A specialist degree is one with a very clear outcome. Eg, you do law you become a lawyer, you do you do med you become a doctor, you do engineering you become a engineer.

3. A comprehensive degree is one you take that offers you a broad array of things to learn, such as science, arts and commerce.

4. Yes in the sense that your qualifications depends on which two degrees you pick. Even a combination of two "regular" double degrees (say comm/sci vs. arts/comm) can have completely different outcomes (first can easily help to become an actuary vs. second might be more public relations). My advice is to not think of it as comprehensive/specialist vs "regular", and just treat each as a double degree with their own individual outcomes.

5. An honours year is a year of research you add on to your degree. This year of research might be a gateway to postgrad degrees (a masters or PhD), or a means of becoming qualified (such as for engineering or law). To qualify for an honours year requires an applicationand usually a WAM of over at least 70, plus some other requirements depend on who the honours degree is with.

6. A major is simply a collection of units you do in your degree, your "specialty", so to speak. Most degrees make you take a major or specialty.

7. I think you're asking if it's better to get honours or a major? Because you can't choose between the two. To do honours, you need to have finished a Bachelor's degree. If that degree makes you do a major, you do a major. They're two completely separate concepts that don't impact each other in any way, with the exception that IF your degree allows majors, you will usually major in what you want to do honours in. (Eg, I want to do honours in chemistry, so I'm also completing a chem major. Some people want to do honours in biomed, but biomed does not have majors, so they just complete their degree and then go onto honours.)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: DeezNuts on December 30, 2015, 01:21:14 pm
I was speaking to another member of the AN community in search of an Art elective that gives a genuine taste of Law,
he said there was a certain elective out there, but did not recall the name of it, is there anyone able to clear up this matter?

thanks!!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Floatzel98 on December 30, 2015, 01:42:29 pm
If I'm planning on starting a Bachelor of Science next year, will I need to keep my graphics calculator? Do any maths/physics subjects need them at all?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on December 30, 2015, 02:02:08 pm
If I'm planning on starting a Bachelor of Science next year, will I need to keep my graphics calculator? Do any maths/physics subjects need them at all?
Burkard Polster, who lectures MTH1030, hates them and wrote an assignment that demonstrates them being stupid.... So, no.

Monash students have access to a program called Mathematica - it's the same program Wolfram Alpha uses, so feel free to use that to get an idea of what you have to work with. It's basically a much more powerful CAS, I love it, that and excel easily trump the CAS.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Floatzel98 on December 30, 2015, 03:03:28 pm
Burkard Polster, who lectures MTH1030, hates them and wrote an assignment that demonstrates them being stupid.... So, no.

Monash students have access to a program called Mathematica - it's the same program Wolfram Alpha uses, so feel free to use that to get an idea of what you have to work with. It's basically a much more powerful CAS, I love it, that and excel easily trump the CAS.
Okay cool. I usually use Wolfram Alpha when I'm at home anyway. Is Mathematica something we can only access on Monash computers or can we download it onto our laptops? Because I'm guessing it isn't free software?

Also how much do you really use a laptop in Uni? Is it really just used for basic word processing and web browsing for research etc? I don't really know how much I should invest in a laptop. Just get a simple Chromebook or something better.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on December 30, 2015, 03:09:15 pm
Okay cool. I usually use Wolfram Alpha when I'm at home anyway. Is Mathematica something we can only access on Monash computers or can we download it onto our laptops? Because I'm guessing it isn't free software?

Also how much do you really use a laptop in Uni? Is it really just used for basic word processing and web browsing for research etc? I don't really know how much I should invest in a laptop. Just get a simple Chromebook or something better.

Thanks!
Yup, mathematica can be downloaded onto a student device! It's also on most Monash PCs.

As someone who used a Chromebook, can recommend. You might find LaTeX software, such as MiKTeX or TeXlive, useful if you plan on doing maths, otherwise just excel, word and powerpoint is really all you need. If you need specialist software you can just turn over to a computer in the library or something, if you want.

I recently upgraded from my Chromebook because I've hit a point where I need software only a Windows can provide (for a specific branch of chemistry, mind), but given their low price, using it for a few years to find your feet and figure out what you really need might not be a bad move.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: SlothPlays on December 30, 2015, 03:30:44 pm
Hi i wanna do like two majors at monash arts, however i cant find a course map like the one melbourne uni provides for two majors.. is this even a thing?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on December 30, 2015, 03:39:32 pm
Hi i wanna do like two majors at monash arts, however i cant find a course map like the one melbourne uni provides for two majors.. is this even a thing?
Definitely - I swear I know someone with a major in psych and philosophy. (Didn't check his final stuff LOL)

Just going to have to write your own course map. ;) Just make sure you fulfill all the listed requirements.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on December 30, 2015, 03:46:49 pm
Hi i wanna do like two majors at monash arts, however i cant find a course map like the one melbourne uni provides for two majors.. is this even a thing?

Is double majoring a thing? You bet.
Is there a course map for it? If there is, it's been very elusive for the last three years.

I just use the regular course map, but transform the minor into a second major by moving the last four elective units across.

***UPDATE: I have now made my own for your convenience. Cheers.***
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: achre on December 30, 2015, 03:48:22 pm
I was speaking to another member of the AN community in search of an Art elective that gives a genuine taste of Law,
he said there was a certain elective out there, but did not recall the name of it, is there anyone able to clear up this matter?

thanks!!
Well here's the list of all arts units offered at monash: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/units/index-byfaculty-arts.html

Maybe something there will jog your memory. I haven't personally done any units that felt especially law-y, but I have a mate who majored in criminology before moving to arts/law who said that FoL was ez pz for him because of his experience doing crim. I can't comment on the validity of that claim, but I believe he wound up with a final mark of 90+.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: SlothPlays on December 30, 2015, 03:55:52 pm
Definitely - I swear I know someone with a major in psych and philosophy. (Didn't check his final stuff LOL)

Just going to have to write your own course map. ;) Just make sure you fulfill all the listed requirements.

So what makes up the requirements for a major in Bachelor of Arts? The course maps says that i need to a major a minor, an arts elective and any elective. Is there a way to avoid doing random arts electives? I dont quite understand the system just yet. 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on December 30, 2015, 04:00:19 pm
So what makes up the requirements for a major in Bachelor of Arts? The course maps says that i need to a major a minor, an arts elective and any elective. Is there a way to avoid doing random arts electives? I dont quite understand the system just yet.
You need to look at this website. In fact, part C clearly states you can use the units from that section to get a second major. It looks like you can get 3, tbh, but you'd have to ask a course advisor to make sure.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: SlothPlays on December 30, 2015, 04:06:34 pm
You need to look at this website. In fact, part C clearly states you can use the units from that section to get a second major. It looks like you can get 3, tbh, but you'd have to ask a course advisor to make sure.

Awesome some more further questions. When do i plan my semester and the units i can do? If i wanna major in Criminology and Psychology. Do i do both the level 1 gateway units for both majors in semester 1? Or do i do 1 per semester in the first year? Whats the most common thing to do. I ask you but i also ask the arts boss joseph  8)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on December 30, 2015, 04:14:36 pm
As an example of an Arts degree with two majors, here is my set-up:

Major 1: Linguistics
First year units: ATS1338, ATS1339
Second year units: ATS2667, ATS2676, ATS2683
Third year units: ATS3679, ATS3681, ATS3673

Major 2: International Studies
First year units: ATS1325, ATS1326
Second year units: ATS2637, ATS2640,
Third year units: ATS3639, ATS3872, ATS3627, ATS3630

***You will note that for Linguistics I had three second year units and three third year units, whilst there was a two/four split for International Studies. This is okay, because there is an option (you will see this on the course map) for one of the units to be taken at second or third year level.***

First year Arts sequence: Human rights theory
First year units: ATS1314, ATS1315

Extra Arts units, any year level:
First year units: PSY1011, PSY1022

Electives:
First year units: AMU1311, ATS1371
Other units: AMU2450, AMU2906

Awesome some more further questions. When do i plan my semester and the units i can do? If i wanna major in Criminology and Psychology. Do i do both the level 1 gateway units for both majors in semester 1? Or do i do 1 per semester in the first year? Whats the most common thing to do. I ask you but i also ask the arts boss joseph  8)

If you want to major in both Criminology and Psychology, I would take ATS1281 (I think this is first year Crim?) and PSY1011 (first year Psych) in your first semester.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: SlothPlays on December 30, 2015, 05:02:49 pm
As an example of an Arts degree with two majors, here is my set-up:

Major 1: Linguistics
First year units: ATS1338, ATS1339
Second year units: ATS2667, ATS2676, ATS2683
Third year units: ATS3679, ATS3681, ATS3673

Major 2: International Studies
First year units: ATS1325, ATS1326
Second year units: ATS2637, ATS2640,
Third year units: ATS3639, ATS3872, ATS3627, ATS3630

***You will note that for Linguistics I had three second year units and three third year units, whilst there was a two/four split for International Studies. This is okay, because there is an option (you will see this on the course map) for one of the units to be taken at second or third year level.***

First year Arts sequence: Human rights theory
First year units: ATS1314, ATS1315

Extra Arts units, any year level:
First year units: PSY1011, PSY1022

Electives:
First year units: AMU1311, ATS1371
Other units: AMU2450, AMU2906

If you want to major in both Criminology and Psychology, I would take ATS1281 (I think this is first year Crim?) and PSY1011 (first year Psych) in your first semester.

Awesome

Now if i just want to major in Criminology how would my outline look like? By the way i would like to transfer to Arts/Law which is my dream course. How would my degree look like if i switch next year? At this moment i want to major in just Criminology.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on December 30, 2015, 11:12:22 pm
Awesome

Now if i just want to major in Criminology how would my outline look like? By the way i would like to transfer to Arts/Law which is my dream course. How would my degree look like if i switch next year? At this moment i want to major in just Criminology.

Look at the monash handbook, it's all there and tells you what you need to know.
http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/criminology/ug-arts-criminology.html
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chabooski on December 31, 2015, 01:50:44 pm
Hi there,

If you've been offered a position as an AMA, do you need a working with children check?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on December 31, 2015, 01:54:02 pm
Hi there,

If you've been offered a position as an AMA, do you need a working with children check?
AFAIK, yes, you do. However, even if you don't, a volunteer WWC is free and lasts for 5 years, so it's not like you'll lose much. ;)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chabooski on December 31, 2015, 02:17:03 pm
AFAIK, yes, you do. However, even if you don't, a volunteer WWC is free and lasts for 5 years, so it's not like you'll lose much. ;)

Great, thanks for that! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: anna.xo on December 31, 2015, 03:20:52 pm
My transfer application got rejected. Is there anything I can do about this ?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: dankfrank420 on December 31, 2015, 03:51:56 pm
Do scholarship offers come with course offers?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: IndefatigableLover on December 31, 2015, 06:17:34 pm
Do scholarship offers come with course offers?
It depends on the scholarship. Have a look here and if you see any scholarships you're looking out for which says 'in progress', it'll mean that scholarship offers have been made for that specific scholarship. Once offers come out (as well as scholarship acceptance deadline in a week's time), some people may not necessarily be eligible for certain scholarships (E.g Receiving a conditional scholarship offer for Engineering Excellence Award but not doing Engineering) so those scholarships will be passed onto those next eligible until they have all been "offered" which indicates that all offers have been made and accepted.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: dankfrank420 on January 01, 2016, 01:00:26 am
It depends on the scholarship. Have a look here and if you see any scholarships you're looking out for which says 'in progress', it'll mean that scholarship offers have been made for that specific scholarship. Once offers come out (as well as scholarship acceptance deadline in a week's time), some people may not necessarily be eligible for certain scholarships (E.g Receiving a conditional scholarship offer for Engineering Excellence Award but not doing Engineering) so those scholarships will be passed onto those next eligible until they have all been "offered" which indicates that all offers have been made and accepted.

Sweet ty
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on January 01, 2016, 01:56:07 am
Well here's the list of all arts units offered at monash: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/units/index-byfaculty-arts.html

Maybe something there will jog your memory. I haven't personally done any units that felt especially law-y, but I have a mate who majored in criminology before moving to arts/law who said that FoL was ez pz for him because of his experience doing crim. I can't comment on the validity of that claim, but I believe he wound up with a final mark of 90+.

Fol is pretty basic intro stuff so having a basic background of the legal system helps a lot.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chabooski on January 01, 2016, 05:48:35 pm
Starting first year at uni this year and would like to get a casual or part time job this year. Planning on doing Law/Commerce and I'm wondering if it'll be too much for me? I've never had a job before so don't know how much of a load it'd be for me - I'd imagine it'd be tough but is it worth it or am I better off just focusing on studies?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on January 01, 2016, 06:20:46 pm
Starting first year at uni this year and would like to get a casual or part time job this year. Planning on doing Law/Commerce and I'm wondering if it'll be too much for me? I've never had a job before so don't know how much of a load it'd be for me - I'd imagine it'd be tough but is it worth it or am I better off just focusing on studies?
Definitely possible - just take it slow to start with, take less shifts if you need to. After a semester, if you think you can handle the pressure, feel free to take more shifts.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: extremeftw on January 01, 2016, 06:26:24 pm
Starting first year at uni this year and would like to get a casual or part time job this year. Planning on doing Law/Commerce and I'm wondering if it'll be too much for me? I've never had a job before so don't know how much of a load it'd be for me - I'd imagine it'd be tough but is it worth it or am I better off just focusing on studies?

 You should be fine as long you don't work a crazy amount of shifts. I would recommend though that you work throughout the summer holidays if it means you can work less during university.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: scarletmoon on January 02, 2016, 02:10:46 pm
Are round 2 offers made for biomedicine?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Pawnpusher on January 02, 2016, 03:29:00 pm
For monash arts can i choose to do 4 "major subjects" in the first year?

What i mean by this is

Semester 1- Criminology Gateway Unit 1 | Human Rights Gateway Unit 1 | International Studies Gateway Unit 1 | International Relations Gateway Unit 1
Semester 2- Criminology Gateway Unit 2 | Human Rights Gateway Unit 2 | International Studies Gateway Unit 2 | International Relations Gateway Unit 2
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on January 02, 2016, 04:35:42 pm
For monash arts can i choose to do 4 "major subjects" in the first year?

What i mean by this is

Semester 1- Criminology Gateway Unit 1 | Human Rights Gateway Unit 1 | International Studies Gateway Unit 1 | International Relations Gateway Unit 1
Semester 2- Criminology Gateway Unit 2 | Human Rights Gateway Unit 2 | International Studies Gateway Unit 2 | International Relations Gateway Unit 2
Definitely.

I think you're a little confused as to how the major things work, though. A major is just a collection of units - in this way, nearly all units count towards a major in this way. In fact, it would be pretty hard to do any semester without 4 "major" units!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Pawnpusher on January 02, 2016, 04:51:23 pm
Definitely.

I think you're a little confused as to how the major things work, though. A major is just a collection of units - in this way, nearly all units count towards a major in this way. In fact, it would be pretty hard to do any semester without 4 "major" units!

Okay, yeah you are right, im probably confused. I simply assumed different because the course map for Arts says i need to do a major, minor, and electives? Idk ill get it sooner or later haha
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on January 02, 2016, 04:54:05 pm
Okay, yeah you are right, im probably confused. I simply assumed different because the course map for Arts says i need to do a major, minor, and electives? Idk ill get it sooner or later haha
It's all good! You should take a look through my guide I posted recently on the forums, it might help.

Most importantly, you don't need to be an expert YET. You've got lots of time! However, the course map can be a little misleading, I suggest reading the handbook instead. You can actually use your electives to get a second major!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: IndefatigableLover on January 02, 2016, 09:54:44 pm
Are round 2 offers made for biomedicine?
Yes they are!
If you take a look here: http://www.vtac.edu.au/pdf/publications/2015-selectiondata.pdf

In 2015 (for VCE 2014), 290 Year 12's were accepted for Biomedical Science in the First Round (28.96% below clearly-in) and in the Final Round (including Second Round and Negotiated Offers etc.), 308 were accepted (33.11% below clearly-in).
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: scarletmoon on January 03, 2016, 12:17:36 pm
Does this include ATAR's below the monash guarantee?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: IndefatigableLover on January 03, 2016, 12:34:33 pm
Does this include ATAR's below the monash guarantee?
From the information above, it'd be included within the below the clearly-in since it did increase however as for including ATAR's below the Monash Guarantee, I won't make a statement on that and just leave it to @AskMonashUniversity since they'd know more about the splitting of numbers below the clearly-in to answer.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: dankfrank420 on January 04, 2016, 09:16:53 pm
Is it possible to double major in commerce? Econometrics and finance both sound appealing to me and they'd seem to compliment each other quite well,  but I'd hate to have to choose between them.

I'm doing the double with engineering if that makes a difference.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on January 04, 2016, 09:30:10 pm
Is it possible to double major in commerce? Econometrics and finance both sound appealing to me and they'd seem to compliment each other quite well,  but I'd hate to have to choose between them.

I'm doing the double with engineering if that makes a difference.
It is possible.

Quote
The course begins with an introduction to core commerce discipline principles, and then offers the choice and flexibility to study up to two majors in different commerce disciplines, and the opportunity to study overseas or undertake an internship.
http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/B2001.html
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: extremeftw on January 04, 2016, 09:39:25 pm
Is it possible to double major in commerce? Econometrics and finance both sound appealing to me and they'd seem to compliment each other quite well,  but I'd hate to have to choose between them.

I'm doing the double with engineering if that makes a difference.

 You could do two commerce majors if you were doing a single commerce degree (through the use of elective units) but you cannot do 2 majors if you are doing a double degree with commerce. Refer to the handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/B2001.html, which states that for commerce you must complete 6 introductory units which therefore means you will not have enough room to fit in 2 majors worth of units.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: DeezNuts on January 04, 2016, 10:21:56 pm
You could do two commerce majors if you were doing a single commerce degree (through the use of elective units) but you cannot do 2 majors if you are doing a double degree with commerce. Refer to the handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/B2001.html, which states that for commerce you must complete 6 introductory units which therefore means you will not have enough room to fit in 2 majors worth of units.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7UqG3OPUSA

skip to around 0:51 , so its possible to do a double major if its an arts degree alongside and engineering degree then?
it's sorta confusing now...are there exceptions depending on what field you choose?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: dankfrank420 on January 04, 2016, 10:48:31 pm
You could do two commerce majors if you were doing a single commerce degree (through the use of elective units) but you cannot do 2 majors if you are doing a double degree with commerce. Refer to the handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/B2001.html, which states that for commerce you must complete 6 introductory units which therefore means you will not have enough room to fit in 2 majors worth of units.

Damn, so I'm guessing doing a major in one and a minor in the other is off the table as well?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on January 04, 2016, 11:15:23 pm
there's enough room for major and minor in most of the course plans I looked at.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Tyleralp1 on January 05, 2016, 10:51:54 am
When doing the Engineering/Science double, do you still undertake the common first year for Engineering?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: extremeftw on January 05, 2016, 02:24:54 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7UqG3OPUSA

skip to around 0:51 , so its possible to do a double major if its an arts degree alongside and engineering degree then?
it's sorta confusing now...are there exceptions depending on what field you choose?

 Yes. The reason you can double major in Arts/Eng is because there are no compulsory units that you have to complete in Arts which leaves you with enough room to do 2 majors. In commerce, there are I believe 6 units that you must complete, which reduces the room you have available to do units of your choice.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: extremeftw on January 05, 2016, 02:28:09 pm
Damn, so I'm guessing doing a major in one and a minor in the other is off the table as well?

You can definitely major in one and minor in another.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: BKiles445 on January 06, 2016, 11:40:06 pm
Hi Monash (or someone else), could you please explain what the 'Arts specified study' part is of the Arts course at Monash, and how it differs from a major? I'm a bit confused as to what this is.

Thank you :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on January 07, 2016, 12:06:18 am


Hi Monash (or someone else), could you please explain what the 'Arts specified study' part is of the Arts course at Monash, and how it differs from a major? I'm a bit confused as to what this is.

Thank you :)

It's basically electives, but with two catches:

1. They must be from the faculty of arts.
2. You must complete a minor.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 07, 2016, 11:54:52 am
Hi i'm interested in actuarial science(commerce specialist)/commerce but th atar is only given as 92+ and no clearly in, what does this mean?
Hi Mellyboo, the Bachelor of Commerce Specialist (Actuarial Science)/Bachelor of Commerce has an estimated ATAR of 92+ because as it is a new course for 2016, we can’t publish an indicative clearly-in from the previous year.  If it is your dream course and you have an ATAR of 90+, we would recommend that you keep it at the top of your preferences.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 07, 2016, 11:56:16 am
Thank you. For context, I want to transfer courses but my wam is too low. My full time load is being taken up by core units as there are no electives. I want to know if there's any possibility of enrolling in the units for the course I want to transfer in (completely different units to current course) instead of enrolling in the units for my current course. Then eventually I would have a high enough wam to actually transfer and would already be a fair way into the new course. Don't know if this is allowed though...
Thanks again
Hi Rosa62, if your full time load is being taken up by core units of your current course, it doesn’t sound like you would be able to overload with units from the course you are aiming to transfer into.  You may want to arrange an appointment with your current faculty’s course advisor to further discuss your options.  Also remember that you may still be able to transfer into your dream course in future semesters, as you can still increase your WAM with the subjects you are currently studying.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 07, 2016, 01:08:12 pm
Any information on when bursaries and scholarships for next year will be offered to current undergraduate students? I assume in January after offers are released to Year 12s?
Hi extremeftw, yes, bursaries and scholarships for next year will be offered to current undergraduate students from January-March 2016.  Keep an eye on this page for the progress of offers.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 07, 2016, 01:12:37 pm
1. You can always withdraw from science once you study. but I'm pretty sure there is still a change of preference window on vtac, just add arts to your preferences and preference it above arts/science. if not there is something called a negotiated offer where you contact monash directly and ask them if there are places available in arts and if there is that supersedes all your preferences on VTAC and you get an offer directly from Monash.

2. It's difficult to get an idea of what is actually involved in law by reading the textbook. the textbook would just be a whole lot of cases, legislation and explanations. law involves a fair bit of reading and is basically what you would think, you learn law and critical reasoning, discuss the different arguments there could be etc.

If you do want to get a text though this is the monash  introductory unit (law1111) text https://studentvip.com.au/textbooks/1751091 but I don't see what clarity it could give you about whether you wish to study law just by reading it alone.

there used to be some great resources on law here which helped me decide but I can no longer find them ??
Hi DeezNuts, just wanted to clarify something that chasej mentioned in regards to your first question about wanting to study Arts over Arts/Science.  Negotiated offers don’t exist anymore, so instead you can log into your VTAC preferences after first round offers are made and change your preferences between 10am, 19 January – 4pm, 29 January.  This may mean you get a second or subsequent round offer for our Bachelor of Arts from the 4th February.  For more information on change of preference rounds and offer dates, visit: http://vtac.edu.au/dates.html
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 07, 2016, 01:16:26 pm
My transfer application got rejected. Is there anything I can do about this ?
Hi anna.xo , we’re sorry to hear your transfer application was unsuccessful.  Our advice would be to approach MNHS Student Services to see what your options now are- you can find their contact details here.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 07, 2016, 01:20:28 pm
From the information above, it'd be included within the below the clearly-in since it did increase however as for including ATAR's below the Monash Guarantee, I won't make a statement on that and just leave it to @AskMonashUniversity since they'd know more about the splitting of numbers below the clearly-in to answer.
Hi scarletmoon, just wanted to clarify some of your questions.  Round 2 offers for Biomedicine have been made in previous years, and may be made for 2016 entry depending if there are still available places after Round 1.  We can’t give you a ‘minimum’ ATAR required for a Biomedical Science offer, as it depends on factors such as SEAS and again, the amount of applicants and places available in the course.  Our advice would be to leave it on the top of your preference list if it is your dream course.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: RazzMeTazz on January 07, 2016, 06:51:27 pm
When you get your offers for courses at Monash university do you need your tax file number to be able to accept them? I just applied for my tax file number and I'm not sure if I'll receive it in time. Would there be any other way to accept offers from Monash University? :)

Thanks, I appreciate any help!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on January 07, 2016, 08:12:32 pm
When you get your offers for courses at Monash university do you need your tax file number to be able to accept them? I just applied for my tax file number and I'm not sure if I'll receive it in time. Would there be any other way to accept offers from Monash University? :)

Thanks, I appreciate any help!

You'll need a tax file number by about week 3 or so of your course, but you can accept your offer if you don't have one and have only applied for one. So, you're all good, and should receive your TFN in time to apply for HECS.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on January 07, 2016, 08:36:44 pm
When you get your offers for courses at Monash university do you need your tax file number to be able to accept them? I just applied for my tax file number and I'm not sure if I'll receive it in time. Would there be any other way to accept offers from Monash University? :)

Thanks, I appreciate any help!

For the time being you can give monash the receipt number for the TFN application and you need to them the actual number by census data which is three or so weeks in.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: RazzMeTazz on January 07, 2016, 10:37:09 pm
For the time being you can give monash the receipt number for the TFN application and you need to them the actual number by census data which is three or so weeks in.

Okay thankyou so much for the help! This was really relieving :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: dankfrank420 on January 08, 2016, 01:19:28 am
Are there still scholarship's to be given to new undergrad students enrolling for the start of 2016?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: DMM on January 08, 2016, 04:37:06 pm
Do you have different WAMs or GPAs in double degrees? Say for instance you finish your Arts/Law degree, do your employers look at the marks in Law only? Or do they look at your WAM that consists marks from both Arts and Law?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on January 08, 2016, 04:56:24 pm
Do you have different WAMs or GPAs in double degrees? Say for instance you finish your Arts/Law degree, do your employers look at the marks in Law only? Or do they look at your WAM that consists marks from both Arts and Law?

on mine it lists one GPA and wam but I know employers in law place greater weight on the law units as opposed to arts units. But the arts units are still important. Even more important than grades is work experience, positive personal attributes etc.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: DMM on January 08, 2016, 05:06:17 pm
on mine it lists one GPA and wam but I know employers in law place greater weight on the law units as opposed to arts units. But the arts units are still important. Even more important than grades is work experience, positive personal attributes etc.

What kind of work experience?  Is it possible to do like internships at law firms while still being at uni?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: DeezNuts on January 09, 2016, 12:55:20 am
hey!

Is it possible to defer honours for one year (assuming I make it) and resume the following year?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on January 09, 2016, 01:40:15 am
What kind of work experience?  Is it possible to do like internships at law firms while still being at uni?

General work experience, part time jobs etc., anything which shows there is more to you than just studying and you have workplace experience, it's a waste for a firm to have to train someone to operate in a workplace environment from scratch when there are plenty of strong applicants with good experience. Yes, you can get part time jobs and internships while at uni, generally in 3rd or 4th year though you can get some lower level legal positions in second or even first year if you find them and are lucky enough to get it.

There are also volunteering opportunities and monash does a clinical placement unit at their own community legal centres.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Tyleralp1 on January 10, 2016, 09:04:14 pm
When do you have to pick your Engineering specialisation at Monash? Is it any different if you're doing a double with Science? Also, when completing a Double Degree in Engineering and Science, are you still able to do the common first year - I've heard conflicting responses.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Darth_Pepe on January 12, 2016, 03:54:34 pm
Hi. I got the Monash Gurantee for my 2nd preference, does this mean that on the 19th i will 100% receive an offer for this course?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on January 12, 2016, 04:13:20 pm
Hi. I got the Monash Gurantee for my 2nd preference, does this mean that on the 19th i will 100% receive an offer for this course?
Only if you don't get your first preference.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Darth_Pepe on January 12, 2016, 07:06:01 pm
Only if you don't get your first preference.

Ah the first was chancellors  :o i wonder why they dont have  seas for the chancellors but oh well, thanks anyways
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: pi on January 12, 2016, 07:13:34 pm
Ah the first was chancellors  :o i wonder why they dont have  seas for the chancellors but oh well, thanks anyways

Well they can't afford to give hundreds of people the scholarship :P Plus, people with SEAS that "scale" up that high can't make it onto UoM's 99.95/99.90 promotional brochures and posters :P

Usually all academic scholarships (in all unis) are based off ATAR alone, there are then separate scholarships that take into account SEAS.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Kristen88 on January 12, 2016, 08:27:38 pm
Hi Monash!

I have been thinking a lot about my preferences and I currently have you first on my list for a Bachelor of Law, however I know I will not successfully get into that course as I only achieved an 87 ATAR, however, I am now really wanting to do a Business/Business Specialist degree now. I qualify for Monash guarantee and the clearly in ATAR for this degree however I will have to rearrange my preferences after the first round of offers as I have this down as my 6th preference. Will I still be able to get into this degree in second round offers? Is there likely to be places left??

Thank you :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on January 13, 2016, 01:01:47 am
Will I still be able to get into this degree in second round offers? Is there likely to be places left??

No one can say. It depends on what happens in first round.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 14, 2016, 02:04:43 pm
Are there still scholarship's to be given to new undergrad students enrolling for the start of 2016?
Hi dankfrank420, more scholarship offers will be made in January and February to new undergrad students enrolling for the start of 2016.  You can keep an eye on this page for the progress of offers.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 14, 2016, 02:06:02 pm
hey!

Is it possible to defer honours for one year (assuming I make it) and resume the following year?

Thanks!
Hi DeezNuts, depending on which faculty you end up studying with, your Honours year may or may not be able to be deferred.  Best to check with your managing faculty once you commence your undergraduate course. 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 14, 2016, 02:10:12 pm
Hi everyone, happy new year!  It’s great to be back with you on the forum- and thanks so much for helping to answer each other’s questions during the break!

With the release of offers on Monday, we just wanted to let you know a few things:

-   First round VTAC offers are released at 2pm, Monday 18 January.
-   If you receive an offer from us, you’ll be notified through email from VTAC and Monash.  To accept your offer, simply follow the instructions as outlined in your email.
-   If you have any questions regarding Monash offers, please visit our website dedicated to getting started at Monash: https://www.monash.edu/get-started
-   If you want to talk through your enquiry contact Monash Connect on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 666). Our team will be available from 7am to assist with any questions.  We will also be monitoring ATARNotes throughout the week and providing assistance where we can.

The Monash ATARNotes team
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Darth_Pepe on January 18, 2016, 02:42:24 pm
Hi question about the compulsory course information session in Arts at caulfield. Do we have to bring anything?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: AngelWings on January 18, 2016, 04:33:51 pm
Hi question about the compulsory course information session in Arts at caulfield. Do we have to bring anything?

Just bring yourself and the stuff you'd usually take out of the house to an information session. You might want to bring a pen and paper to jot down new stuff, your phone (though keep it silent, like a cinema)...hopefully, you get the idea.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chabooski on January 18, 2016, 06:39:02 pm
Hi there!

On the enrolment page of WES there is a section for adding majors and extended majors etc - just wondering if, as a first year, I need to complete it? I thought we chose majors in second year, should I be deciding now? Can I enrol without filling in that section?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Darth_Pepe on January 18, 2016, 07:28:46 pm
Hi.. i chose my units for arts.. and i havent quite filled it in for the timetables.. but i would like to swap a unit.. do i do it through wes? cos its currently down.. or is there another way?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on January 18, 2016, 07:33:33 pm
Hi.. i chose my units for arts.. and i havent quite filled it in for the timetables.. but i would like to swap a unit.. do i do it through wes? cos its currently down.. or is there another way?

You will modify your units via WES when it un-crashes. :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Darth_Pepe on January 18, 2016, 07:36:49 pm
You will modify your units via WES when it un-crashes. :)

Awesomeee. i got a couple of history units (revolutions?) + international studies (comteporary world) + criminology.. but im unsure about my 4th pick.. human rights.. im weighing up.. can i do more history units? i just wanna major in criminology.. anyway this wednesday imma talk to the course coordinatior cos this stuff seems complicated at first haha  :o
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: cooldude123 on January 18, 2016, 08:07:53 pm
Hi there,

If we're unable to attend the enrolment information session (for MBBS), do we need to call up or email to say we can't come?
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: pi on January 18, 2016, 08:11:25 pm
Hi there,

If we're unable to attend the enrolment information session (for MBBS), do we need to call up or email to say we can't come?
Thanks in advance.

Haha knew that comm/law story was full of holes, congrats mate haha :P I think you should definitely let them know (email is best as it's good to have things in writing but if they don't respond then call them), but from memory it's no biggie! You should be able to enroll anyway :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: cooldude123 on January 18, 2016, 08:54:54 pm
I think you should definitely let them know (email is best as it's good to have things in writing but if they don't respond then call them), but from memory it's no biggie! You should be able to enroll anyway :)
cheers pi :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: scarletmoon on January 18, 2016, 09:45:56 pm
Do I have to put in my units before the 29th?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Darth_Pepe on January 19, 2016, 08:17:14 am
Hi a few questions:

 1) Apparently i have to be at Monash tommorow in building K i think? at 12pm. The page said that is where i get my id, however, the page in which this was advertised was lost while i was applying. Is there anywhere where i can confirm this? My course is Bachelor of Arts (Caulfield)

2) How long do i have till i put in my final arts unit? I am enrolled in 3 at the moment.

3) Where can i re-apply for the Monash UniStart Bursary?

Thanks in advance  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on January 19, 2016, 08:41:10 am
Hi Monash,

Do I need to apply to graduate?

I have now completed my Dean's Scholars Arts Program; however, I am completing Arts Honours this year. I assumed not but the emails are moderately concerning. I would prefer to graduate after my Honours year.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: shivaji on January 19, 2016, 08:49:17 am
Hi,
For MBBS, is there just the two units we have to enrol for? Also, since I got the bonded program, just wondering is there a statement or some agreement we have to sign?

Thanks :D
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: DeezNuts on January 19, 2016, 02:24:00 pm
Hi Monash,

Is it possible to double major in science (even if your in a double degree e.g. science/arts) by extending the duration of the degree?

thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Floatzel98 on January 19, 2016, 02:38:43 pm
Hi a few questions:

 1) Apparently i have to be at Monash tommorow in building K i think? at 12pm. The page said that is where i get my id, however, the page in which this was advertised was lost while i was applying. Is there anywhere where i can confirm this? My course is Bachelor of Arts (Caulfield)

2) How long do i have till i put in my final arts unit? I am enrolled in 3 at the moment.

3) Where can i re-apply for the Monash UniStart Bursary?

Thanks in advance  :)
1) I'm pretty sure you can access that page again by accessing the email that VTAC/Monash sent you or by logging onto VTAC and viewing your offer there. Take the link to the Monash Get Started page and enter your VTAC ID and your DOB and all that information should be available. Don't know if there is any other place you can access it though.

EDIT: Or I could just link the page :P https://www.monash.edu/get-started
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Darth_Pepe on January 19, 2016, 02:56:27 pm
1) I'm pretty sure you can access that page again by accessing the email that VTAC/Monash sent you or by logging onto VTAC and viewing your offer there. Take the link to the Monash Get Started page and enter your VTAC ID and your DOB and all that information should be available. Don't know if there is any other place you can access it though.

EDIT: Or I could just link the page :P https://www.monash.edu/get-started

Ah thanks mate.. u r a legend  ;D
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 19, 2016, 04:49:45 pm
Hi there!

On the enrolment page of WES there is a section for adding majors and extended majors etc - just wondering if, as a first year, I need to complete it? I thought we chose majors in second year, should I be deciding now? Can I enrol without filling in that section?
Hi chabooski, I think we need a little more information from you here- such as what course you will be studying.  It sounds like you should enrol for your first year and choose a major, but will still have the option to change your mind. However, we would recommend calling Monash Connect on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) to talk through your enrolment process with more details.  Your compulsory course information session will also provide more information on this.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 19, 2016, 04:51:17 pm
Do I have to put in my units before the 29th?
Hi scarletmoon, if your offer letter stated that you need to enrol in your units before the 29th, then yes, that is the deadline for enrolment for your course.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 19, 2016, 04:51:59 pm
Hi Monash,

Do I need to apply to graduate?

I have now completed my Dean's Scholars Arts Program; however, I am completing Arts Honours this year. I assumed not but the emails are moderately concerning. I would prefer to graduate after my Honours year.

Thank you.
Hi Joseph41, we would suggest checking with Arts Student Services, however our understanding is that you can choose when you graduate- you can do it now after your Arts degree and again after your Honours year, or simply after the four year Arts (Honours) degree.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 19, 2016, 04:53:09 pm
Hi,
For MBBS, is there just the two units we have to enrol for? Also, since I got the bonded program, just wondering is there a statement or some agreement we have to sign?

Thanks :D
Hi shivaji, yes, for MBBS there are just two units across your first year that you need to enrol for- MED1011 and MED1022.  Regarding your Bonded place, you will probably have to finalise some extra paperwork, however if you don’t have details of this now, you should be provided more information about this at your course information session. 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: pi on January 19, 2016, 04:55:08 pm
^To add onto the Bonded program, if you haven't received an email with the deed and so forth, you can start doing some reading in preparation here http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/BMP-2016 :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Darth_Pepe on January 19, 2016, 05:25:26 pm
Question about timetable in attachments.. do the % mean the chance of me getting that? If it is 0% does it mean i cannot pick it as first preference? 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: DeezNuts on January 19, 2016, 05:45:42 pm
monash you didnt reply to my question, so here it is again:


Is it possible to double major in science (even if your in a double degree e.g. science/arts) by extending the duration of the degree?

thanks! :)

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Fraxyz on January 19, 2016, 09:26:05 pm
Question about timetable in attachments.. do the % mean the chance of me getting that? If it is 0% does it mean i cannot pick it as first preference?

I'm fairly sure that means the class is x% full, just gives you an idea on how popular each timeslot is.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on January 20, 2016, 01:18:07 am
I'm fairly sure that means the class is x% full, just gives you an idea on how popular each timeslot is.

Yup, the lower the percentage, the higher chance of getting that time and vice versa.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Darth_Pepe on January 20, 2016, 06:12:50 pm
Hi. I was wondering i could do units on another campus. E.g if im doing arts at caulfield could i do 1 unit at clayton thats offered there and not caulfield? Or vice versa?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Burt Macklin on January 21, 2016, 12:51:47 pm
Hi Monash,

My offer expires on the 27th which is the same day as my course information session. Should I enrol in units before this date or will I be able to wait after the session and be able to enrol after?

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: extremeftw on January 21, 2016, 01:01:38 pm
monash you didnt reply to my question, so here it is again:


Is it possible to double major in science (even if your in a double degree e.g. science/arts) by extending the duration of the degree?

thanks! :)

 I highly, highly doubt it.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on January 21, 2016, 01:14:29 pm
Hey everyone. I'm going into BE (Hons)/BCom this year, and was wondering if someone can take a look at my subject choices (I haven't submitted them yet). I didn't do Chemistry or Spesh in VCE. I know I have to do a foundation math subject, but is it possible for me to also do a foundation chemistry subject as well (I want to do it), even though I don't necessarily have to (I'm probably going to specialise in Civil Engineering).

Semester 1:
- Foundation Mathematics
- Engineering Design (1st of 2)
- Mobile Apps or Computing for Engineering
- Commerce subject (1st of 6). Maybe Accounting (Which accounting one should I do? What are the differences?)

Semester 2:
- Mathematics for Engineering
- Engineering Design (2nd of 2)
- Mobile Apps or Computing for Engineering
- Commerce subject (2nd of 6). Maybe Marketing.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: kiddoes on January 21, 2016, 02:05:09 pm
Hey everyone. I'm going into BE (Hons)/BCom this year, and was wondering if someone can take a look at my subject choices (I haven't submitted them yet). I didn't do Chemistry or Spesh in VCE. I know I have to do a foundation math subject, but is it possible for me to also do a foundation chemistry subject as well (I want to do it), even though I don't necessarily have to (I'm probably going to specialise in Civil Engineering).

Semester 1:
- Foundation Mathematics
- Engineering Design (1st of 2)
- Mobile Apps or Computing for Engineering
- Commerce subject (1st of 6). Maybe Accounting (Which accounting one should I do? What are the differences?)

Semester 2:
- Mathematics for Engineering
- Engineering Design (2nd of 2)
- Mobile Apps or Computing for Engineering
- Commerce subject (2nd of 6). Maybe Marketing.

Thanks!

I can't speak for the rest of your subjects, but I know they've gotten rid of the Foundation Chemistry subject they used to have (they said so in our session today). So, I'm not sure if you'd be able to pick up Chem, but I don't think so.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chabooski on January 21, 2016, 11:08:40 pm
Hi chabooski, I think we need a little more information from you here- such as what course you will be studying.  It sounds like you should enrol for your first year and choose a major, but will still have the option to change your mind. However, we would recommend calling Monash Connect on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) to talk through your enrolment process with more details.  Your compulsory course information session will also provide more information on this.

I'm doing Law/Commerce and have enrolled in the first year units, was just confused by the section above it on the WES (Areas of Study, I think it was). Thank you for your help though! I will confirm on the information day!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on January 21, 2016, 11:24:17 pm
I can't speak for the rest of your subjects, but I know they've gotten rid of the Foundation Chemistry subject they used to have (they said so in our session today). So, I'm not sure if you'd be able to pick up Chem, but I don't think so.

What subjects are you going to be doing for your first semester?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on January 22, 2016, 12:22:56 am
Hi. I was wondering i could do units on another campus. E.g if im doing arts at caulfield could i do 1 unit at clayton thats offered there and not caulfield? Or vice versa?

Yes. I'm a Clayton student but I enrolled in Caulfield for one unit last semester as the tute time was better.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 22, 2016, 12:19:42 pm
monash you didnt reply to my question, so here it is again:


Is it possible to double major in science (even if your in a double degree e.g. science/arts) by extending the duration of the degree?

thanks! :)
Hi DeezNuts, the Science/Arts double degree structure doesn’t generally allow for a double Science major, however upon commencing your course we would advise you make an appointment with the Science Student Services course advice team, who may be able to help you find another way of reaching your goals.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: sprout on January 23, 2016, 12:57:36 am
Hey Ask Monash University,
I'm just wondering what the commerce core units for commerce specialist/engineering double degree are for first year.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: thechicken103 on January 24, 2016, 01:00:26 am
Hi, I'm doing a double degree in science/arts and as I understand it, you do two subjects for each degree per semester. For science, there are two areas that I'm thinking of majoring in so I was thinking that I would do both in first year and then decide in second year which one I'll major in, however, I'm pretty sure I need to do a maths unit as well and I'm not sure how I can fit that in? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Floatzel98 on January 24, 2016, 10:10:32 am
Hi, I'm doing a double degree in science/arts and as I understand it, you do two subjects for each degree per semester. For science, there are two areas that I'm thinking of majoring in so I was thinking that I would do both in first year and then decide in second year which one I'll major in, however, I'm pretty sure I need to do a maths unit as well and I'm not sure how I can fit that in? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Here is a course map for your degree. Your degree probably wont end up the same, but as you can see in this example your major subjects only take up one unit per semester with the rest free to use as electives. You can take the math requirement in second year as it says there or I'm pretty sure even in third year.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on January 24, 2016, 11:53:18 am
Can you double major Commerce when doing a double degree?

Example: Finance and Accounting?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: IndefatigableLover on January 24, 2016, 01:50:55 pm
Can you double major Commerce when doing a double degree?

Example: Finance and Accounting?

Thanks!
If your double degree isn't Commerce/Commerce Specialist then unfortunately you won't be able to because you won't have enough space/time to satisfy requirements for a double major (one yes but not two).
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on January 24, 2016, 01:52:45 pm
If your double degree isn't Commerce/Commerce Specialist then unfortunately you won't be able to because you won't have enough space/time to satisfy requirements for a double major (one yes but not two).

Okay. Thanks. Now to choose between Finance and Accounting.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on January 24, 2016, 01:56:41 pm
Okay. Thanks. Now to choose between Finance and Accounting.

Don't worry, you still have plenty of time to decide which you want to do. Just take units that could take you to both for the first couple of years, then make a decision later.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on January 24, 2016, 01:59:03 pm
Don't worry, you still have plenty of time to decide which you want to do. Just take units that could take you to both for the first couple of years, then make a decision later.

Yeah. I've got ages to decide because my course is very Engineering heavy in the first year. I'll end up finishing the common Commerce subjects sometime in my second year. I guess I'll see what I like and go from there.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: power4 on January 27, 2016, 07:03:06 pm
Hey everyone. I'm going into BE (Hons)/BCom this year, and was wondering if someone can take a look at my subject choices (I haven't submitted them yet). I didn't do Chemistry or Spesh in VCE. I know I have to do a foundation math subject, but is it possible for me to also do a foundation chemistry subject as well (I want to do it), even though I don't necessarily have to (I'm probably going to specialise in Civil Engineering).

Semester 1:
- Foundation Mathematics
- Engineering Design (1st of 2)
- Mobile Apps or Computing for Engineering
- Commerce subject (1st of 6). Maybe Accounting (Which accounting one should I do? What are the differences?)

Semester 2:
- Mathematics for Engineering
- Engineering Design (2nd of 2)
- Mobile Apps or Computing for Engineering
- Commerce subject (2nd of 6). Maybe Marketing.

Thanks!

Hi not sure whether I am late to post this as you might have already enrolled. But just wanted point out that you cannot do ENG1060 "Computing for Engineering" alone in first semester. It has a Co-requisites of ENG1091 "Mathematics for Engineering". which means if you are to do ENG1060 you either have to do it together with ENG1091 (in either first or second semester) or you have to do EN1091 in first semester and ENG1060 in second semester. hope this helps :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on January 27, 2016, 07:04:50 pm
Hi not sure whether I am late to post this as you might have already enrolled. But just wanted point out that you cannot do ENG1060 "Computing for Engineering" alone in first semester. It has a Co-requisites of ENG1091 "Mathematics for Engineering". which means if you are to do ENG1060 you either have to do it together with ENG1091 (in either first or second semester) or you have to do EN1091 in first semester and ENG1060 in second semester. hope this helps :)

Thanks for clarifying that. I ended up choosing Mobile Apps instead for my programming subject. Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: power4 on January 27, 2016, 07:24:03 pm
Thanks for clarifying that. I ended up choosing Mobile Apps instead for my programming subject. Thanks!

No worries.. In that case would like to point out this as well. I am not so sure about this as the course structure has changed from last year. but for most engineering double degree students(pretty much for everyone) who started their course in 2015 didn't have to do Mobile apps, which means it wasn't a core unit for double degree students. I am saying this because that subjects is widely known for a hard subject. lots of students struggles in it. may or may not reflect in their result but still. unless you are reaaaally in to programming I would advice against doing Mobile apps unless you have to. So just have a look at that :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on January 27, 2016, 07:25:53 pm
No worries.. In that case would like to point out this as well. I am not so sure about this as the course structure has changed from last year. but for most engineering double degree students(pretty much for everyone) who started their course in 2015 didn't have to do Mobile apps, which means it wasn't a core unit for double degree students. I am saying this because that subjects is widely known for a hard subject. lots of students struggles in it. may or may not reflect in their result but still. unless you are reaaaally in to programming I would advice against doing Mobile apps unless you have to. So just have a look at that :)

You have to. I had a course adviser check whether my subjects were alright.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: power4 on January 27, 2016, 08:05:12 pm
You have to. I had a course adviser check whether my subjects were alright.

Well then may be in this new course structure, you'll have to do it. I am pretty sure double degree students who started their course last year didn't have to do it. I even had friends who didn't do it. anyway then apparently it has changed now
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on January 27, 2016, 08:06:31 pm
Well then may be in this new course structure, you'll have to do it. I am pretty sure double degree students who started their course last year didn't have to do it. I even had friends who didn't do it. anyway then apparently it has changed now

Yeah. It was changed this year. They also removes Chemistry I as a foundation subject.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: power4 on January 27, 2016, 08:15:37 pm
Yeah. It was changed this year. They also removes Chemistry I as a foundation subject.

Alright then good luck!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 28, 2016, 11:25:31 am
Hey Ask Monash University,
I'm just wondering what the commerce core units for commerce specialist/engineering double degree are for first year.
Thanks!
Hi sprout, check out the course maps at the bottom of this page.  Your core units will depend on which specialisations you choose.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on January 28, 2016, 12:15:05 pm
Hey! Is there a way I can see whether we need to buy the textbooks? Also, can I see a picture of the books? I need to get the Engineering Math book for ENG1090, and Microeconomics book for ECC1000. Thanks!

EDIT: Can you use older editions? Is there a way I can find this information on my own?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on January 28, 2016, 10:18:55 pm
Hey! Is there a way I can see whether we need to buy the textbooks? Also, can I see a picture of the books? I need to get the Engineering Math book for ENG1090, and Microeconomics book for ECC1000. Thanks!

EDIT: Can you use older editions? Is there a way I can find this information on my own?

best to ask students that have done that unit already [there is no way monash would have a system that tells you whether or not you need the book as if monash thought you didn't need it they wouldn't even have it on the booklist], try faculty specific Facebook pages or search the subjects on subject reviews on this forum, or PM someone that has likely done those units already. you can also start semester and then decide if you need to book or not 1 or 2 weeks in. keep in mind if you need only a chapter or two you can always photocopy library copies.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on January 28, 2016, 10:23:05 pm
Hey! Is there a way I can see whether we need to buy the textbooks? Also, can I see a picture of the books? I need to get the Engineering Math book for ENG1090, and Microeconomics book for ECC1000. Thanks!

EDIT: Can you use older editions? Is there a way I can find this information on my own?

Following chasej's advice (but be careful photocopying pages from textbooks - you can't do it for the whole book, there are legal limits to this stuff), your best bet is probably to e-mail the unit coordinator and ask him/her.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: heart on January 28, 2016, 10:44:26 pm
Are we allowed to undertake any other study alongside the MBBS (honours); was looking into Master of Bioethics, Master of Public Health or diploma of liberal arts.  I understand if 1 year of the MBBS (honours) would need to be done before additional units are allowed to be added. :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on January 28, 2016, 11:04:16 pm
Are we allowed to undertake any other study alongside the MBBS (honours); was looking into Master of Bioethics, Master of Public Health or diploma of liberal arts.  I understand if 1 year of the MBBS (honours) would need to be done before additional units are allowed to be added. :)

I'm not sure about the Masters of Bioethic or Master of Public Health but I'm pretty confident you can undertake the Diploma of Liberal Arts concurrently with the MBBS (Hons.).
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: pi on January 28, 2016, 11:09:00 pm
Are we allowed to undertake any other study alongside the MBBS (honours); was looking into Master of Bioethics, Master of Public Health or diploma of liberal arts.  I understand if 1 year of the MBBS (honours) would need to be done before additional units are allowed to be added. :)

I know people (only a couple) doing the MPH alongside the MBBS(Hons), but online at a different uni. I've got to say, they're not a fan of the increased workload and one dropped out of the extra degree because it was too much.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on January 28, 2016, 11:40:17 pm
I know people (only a couple) doing the MPH alongside the MBBS(Hons), but online at a different uni. I've got to say, they're not a fan of the increased workload and one dropped out of the extra degree because it was too much.

Wait...so someone did a Masters during their undergrad? Is it like a legit masters? Because from what I understand, you have to have a completed undergrad to undertake further studies; such as a masters degree. Those online courses are cool though because you can watch lectures and stuff whenever.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: pi on January 28, 2016, 11:41:57 pm
Wait...so someone did a Masters during their undergrad? Is it like a legit masters? Because from what I understand, you have to have a completed undergrad to undertake further studies; such as a masters degree. Those online courses are cool though because you can watch lectures and stuff whenever.

They did complete an undergrad. They were graduate-entry MBBS(Hons) students :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on January 29, 2016, 10:55:32 am
What is the locker situation at the Clayton campus? I can't seem to find any information online. Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: IndefatigableLover on January 29, 2016, 11:56:14 am
What is the locker situation at the Clayton campus? I can't seem to find any information online. Thanks!
There's lockers in Menzies Building as well as at Monash Sport however I don't think it's worth the time getting a locker (whether it'd save you time from getting from class to class if say you have to log yourself from Engineering Hall from Menzies and back  :P)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on January 29, 2016, 11:58:06 am
There's lockers in Menzies Building as well as at Monash Sport however I don't think it's worth the time getting a locker (whether it'd save you time from getting from class to class if say you have to log yourself from Engineering Hall from Menzies and back  :P)

What do you mean by 'log'? Aren't there lockers in the engineering building?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: IndefatigableLover on January 29, 2016, 12:13:20 pm
What do you mean by 'log'? Aren't there lockers in the engineering building?
Whoops sorry wrong word (probably should have written "bring" instead) but yeah there should be lockers at the Engineering Hall too (not too familiar with it since I don't need to venture over there too much) but just take into consideration the time you have between classes whether you need to go to your locker and can make it back on time (would make more sense if you had practicals if you can't bring bags in [probably somebody would have to clear this up] but I don't think it's the case with Eng/Comm if I'm not mistaken)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Phy124 on January 29, 2016, 02:30:24 pm
What is the locker situation at the Clayton campus? I can't seem to find any information online. Thanks!
What do you mean by 'log'? Aren't there lockers in the engineering building?
There are lockers scattered around uni ranging in sizes depending on their purpose and there are indeed lockers in the Engineering area, specifically at 21/23 College Walk (possibly elsewhere in the area too). Out of curiosity what purpose are you looking to use them for? I only ask because at uni you are more than welcome to take your bag with you to all your classes (and most people tend to do so), so they are not a necessity like they were in school.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on January 29, 2016, 02:33:32 pm
There are lockers scattered around uni ranging in sizes depending on their purpose and there are indeed lockers in the Engineering area, specifically at 21/23 College Walk (possibly elsewhere in the area too). Out of curiosity what purpose are you looking to use them for? I only ask because at uni you are more than welcome to take your bag with you to all your classes (and most people tend to do so), so they are not a necessity like they were in school.

I'm just kind of used to having a place of my own...if you know what I mean. How would I purchase one?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Phy124 on January 29, 2016, 02:50:15 pm
I'm just kind of used to having a place of my own...if you know what I mean. How would I purchase one?
In last years Faculty of Engineering Survival Guide it states:

"Lockers located near the engineering lecture theatres in building 32 are available for use by engineering students. Select a locker and immediately attach a lock and make a note of your locker number. You must bring your own padlock to use a locker, and lockers must be emptied -by the end of November each year. (Any locks remaining in the new year will be cut off and contents disposed.) Note: it’s a good idea to use a large, strong padlock that can’t easily be removed (not a small one)."

I'd advise going to the Faculty of Engineering office anyway and querying whether this information was still correct as I was under the impression you had to fill out a form before doing so.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on January 29, 2016, 02:57:22 pm
In last years Faculty of Engineering Survival Guide it states:

"Lockers located near the engineering lecture theatres in building 32 are available for use by engineering students. Select a locker and immediately attach a lock and make a note of your locker number. You must bring your own padlock to use a locker, and lockers must be emptied -by the end of November each year. (Any locks remaining in the new year will be cut off and contents disposed.) Note: it’s a good idea to use a large, strong padlock that can’t easily be removed (not a small one)."

I'd advise going to the Faculty of Engineering office anyway and querying whether this information was still correct as I was under the impression you had to fill out a form before doing so.

I just called the faculty of engineering, and they just told me to come over and put a lock of one of the lockers. That was it...I'm kinda scared to do it though...
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: pi on January 29, 2016, 03:06:25 pm
I just called the faculty of engineering, and they just told me to come over and put a lock of one of the lockers. That was it...I'm kinda scared to do it though...

Why? There are probably people around campus at this time, should be pretty safe! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Darth_Pepe on February 01, 2016, 02:57:23 pm
I want to apply for the Monash Unistart scholarship, and in the page of this scholarship (http://www.study.monash/fees-scholarships/scholarships/find/equity-scholarships/unistart) in the commencing students application it says "The application form is currently closed and will reopen on Monday 1 February 2016" So today is that date, and i was wondering where the application was? Is it in wes or something?
Thanks in advance  8)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: michelle157 on February 02, 2016, 12:05:30 am
Hey,

Where can I buy second hand textbooks? I would rather spend less on a older textbook than fork out a huge sum for new ones. Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on February 02, 2016, 09:55:53 am
Hey,

Where can I buy second hand textbooks? I would rather spend less on a older textbook than fork out a huge sum for new ones. Thanks

Hi Michelle,

On your my.monash portal you will find a link to Monash Marketplace. It should be under the title 'Quick links' on the left hand side of the home page. Monash Marketplace allows you to buy and sell second-hand books. I've used it before, and it worked quite well.

(That aside, you could try the (unofficial, i.e. just student-run) 'Monash SellYourSpace' Facebook page. But I would personally recommend Monash Marketplace to begin with!)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: ~V on February 02, 2016, 01:17:31 pm
Hey,

Where can I buy second hand textbooks? I would rather spend less on a older textbook than fork out a huge sum for new ones. Thanks
Just to add to what Joseph41 has already said, you could try Gumtree and StudentVip as well. You get students from other universities that may sell the same textbook.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on February 04, 2016, 12:51:13 pm
I want to apply for the Monash Unistart scholarship, and in the page of this scholarship (http://www.study.monash/fees-scholarships/scholarships/find/equity-scholarships/unistart) in the commencing students application it says "The application form is currently closed and will reopen on Monday 1 February 2016" So today is that date, and i was wondering where the application was? Is it in wes or something?
Thanks in advance  8)
Hi Darth_Pepe, you should now be able to make an application for the Monash Unistart scholarship here.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Darth_Pepe on February 04, 2016, 12:58:46 pm
Hi Darth_Pepe, you should now be able to make an application for the Monash Unistart scholarship here.

Hi i am not able to apply for that for some reason. I ticked the box for yes i do qualify under financial difficulty in the section where it asks you what you want to apply for. And when i get to part 7/7, it says to select the scholarships you are eligible for and can apply for. And there are none there. Is there a scholarship phone number i can call about this?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on February 04, 2016, 01:11:36 pm
Hi i am not able to apply for that for some reason. I ticked the box for yes i do qualify under financial difficulty in the section where it asks you what you want to apply for. And when i get to part 7/7, it says to select the scholarships you are eligible for and can apply for. And there are none there. Is there a scholarship phone number i can call about this?

I have no idea if this is accurate, and I'm sure that Ask Monash University will clarify, but I had a similar issue when I was applying for an Honours scholarship late last year. Because I had started the application earlier than it opened (or something, I'm not sure), the scholarship wasn't listed in those that I was eligible for.

I contacted the Coursework Scholarships Unit on (I think) 1800 666 274, and they fixed it up for me.

EDIT: Actually, I was overseas at the time, so I called the relevant number. But I think the one above is the one you might want.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: thaaanyan on February 05, 2016, 03:00:07 pm
Hey there,
I was wondering if it's possible to major in a business field if i'm taking an arts course?? Like, Arts - majoring in Management or something??
Thank-you!!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on February 05, 2016, 03:33:04 pm
Hey there,
I was wondering if it's possible to major in a business field if i'm taking an arts course?? Like, Arts - majoring in Management or something??
Thank-you!!

You can't. You can only major/minor in what is the listed in the hand book under arts areas.

You might be able to do some electives in business area depending on your exact degree.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: thaaanyan on February 05, 2016, 03:48:23 pm
You can't. You can only major/minor in what is the listed in the hand book under arts areas.

You might be able to do some electives in business area depending on your exact degree.

I see. That's really confusing, because in WES it has this massive list with some arts majors, some business, some science etc.
Are you sure??? Should I only click the ones that have "arts" next to them??
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: DeezNuts on February 05, 2016, 03:59:45 pm
Thaaanyan

It's ok to take units from other fields in arts degrees (or science degrees for that matter) but ultimately your major(s) has to be within that field

I am taking different units from different fields in my arts degree to try different things in my first year

Hope this helps :)

Btw out of interest what you thinking of majoring in?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on February 05, 2016, 04:15:18 pm
I see. That's really confusing, because in WES it has this massive list with some arts majors, some business, some science etc.
Are you sure??? Should I only click the ones that have "arts" next to them??

I've never seen any such list of majors in WES. I have always just enrolled in individual units. Maybe the list is a thing for new students.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: thaaanyan on February 05, 2016, 04:19:43 pm
Thaaanyan

It's ok to take units from other fields in arts degrees (or science degrees for that matter) but ultimately your major(s) has to be within that field

I am taking different units from different fields in my arts degree to try different things in my first year

Hope this helps :)

Btw out of interest what you thinking of majoring in?

Thank you for the clarification :) :)!! I understand now!
I'm thinking of french/international relations.
What about you?? :)

I've never seen any such list of majors in WES. I have always just enrolled in individual units. Maybe the list is a thing for new students.
I think it's different for arts/law, which i got as first round - it only showed arts majors on that that list. whereas with arts by itself it shows everything.
thankyou for helping me :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on February 05, 2016, 04:27:05 pm
I think it's different for arts/law, which i got as first round - it only showed arts majors on that that list. whereas with arts by itself it shows everything.
thankyou for helping me :)

all good. i just checked WES myself and realised there was an area of study selection thing. they must have added it this year because I have never seen it before.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Darth_Pepe on February 05, 2016, 04:50:38 pm
all good. i just checked WES myself and realised there was an area of study selection thing. they must have added it this year because I have never seen it before.

The area of study selection thing..  is it there available for double degrees or single degrees?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: thaaanyan on February 05, 2016, 04:54:14 pm
The area of study selection thing..  is it there available for double degrees or single degrees?

it's there for both. i've seen it when i was enrolling for law/arts, and then later on when i just went for arts.it's on the enrollment summary page, where there is a table.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Darth_Pepe on February 05, 2016, 04:57:50 pm
it's there for both. i've seen it when i was enrolling for law/arts, and then later on when i just went for arts.it's on the enrollment summary page, where there is a table.

Thanks! Im yet to fully grasp my way around wes n all that monash stuff  :o

Can you do two majors for arts in a double degree arts/law?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: thaaanyan on February 05, 2016, 05:32:35 pm
Thanks! Im yet to fully grasp my way around wes n all that monash stuff  :o

Can you do two majors for arts in a double degree arts/law?

Yes you can!! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on February 05, 2016, 06:27:09 pm
Can you do two majors for arts in a double degree arts/law?

Yes, just replace the the four 'arts electives' units on the suggested course plan with the units you need to complete your second major.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: jesterino on February 16, 2016, 11:31:29 pm
Hey guys kinda of a newbie question but is there anything that's compulsory in o week apart from the intro that you receive with your faculty? I mean like im pretty keen to join clubs, snatch freebies and meet new people but other than that I dont really want to drive an hour to clayton everyday on that week.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on February 16, 2016, 11:39:00 pm
Hey guys kinda of a newbie question but is there anything that's compulsory in o week apart from the intro that you receive with your faculty? I mean like im pretty keen to join clubs, snatch freebies and meet new people but other than that I dont really want to drive an hour to clayton everyday on that week.

nah, you don't need to go to every day. just pick the days you want to go based on what is going on - same goes for the rest of uni too lol.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: RazzMeTazz on February 26, 2016, 09:29:08 am
For some of my first year subjects there are no recorded lectures. So I was wondering if I wanted to hear the content of a particular lecture again, would I be allowed to attend a different lecture (than the one allocated to me on my timetable) at some other time in the week? Can anyone go to any lecture?

Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Floatzel98 on February 26, 2016, 10:34:16 pm
For some of my first year subjects there are no recorded lectures. So I was wondering if I wanted to hear the content of a particular lecture again, would I be allowed to attend a different lecture (than the one allocated to me on my timetable) at some other time in the week? Can anyone go to any lecture?

Thanks
Assuming they don't take attendance for your lectures (don't really know how this would work if they do), then you can rock up to other lectures. Since they are first year units the lectures are likely to be full, especially because they aren't recorded. I've read other people on here doing similar things so I doubt it should really be a problem.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on February 27, 2016, 03:16:59 pm
For some of my first year subjects there are no recorded lectures. So I was wondering if I wanted to hear the content of a particular lecture again, would I be allowed to attend a different lecture (than the one allocated to me on my timetable) at some other time in the week? Can anyone go to any lecture?

Thanks

You're really only supposed to got what you are allocated but in practice the lecturer likely won't know or care.

That being said though, I think there are more productive things to do than attend the same lecture twice. If take good notes and pay attention than once should be enough. You could also download the lecture slides or voice record (I'm not sure if it's allowed but the lecturer won't find out).
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: RazzMeTazz on February 28, 2016, 12:03:40 pm
You're really only supposed to got what you are allocated but in practice the lecturer likely won't know or care.

That being said though, I think there are more productive things to do than attend the same lecture twice. If take good notes and pay attention than once should be enough. You could also download the lecture slides or voice record (I'm not sure if it's allowed but the lecturer won't find out).

Thanks for the advice/help chasej! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: strawberries on March 03, 2016, 10:45:18 am
Hey, does anyone here know by any chance how to unenrol/withdraw from Monash?

When offers came out, I 'accepted' my offer and created an account and filled out some details but I didn't select any units. I haven't attended any of the info days/O-week and stuff as I didn't want to go to Monash anymore...I tried looking around my.monash but I'm unsure of how to 'cancel' this thing?

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on March 03, 2016, 12:14:04 pm
Do you fail the unit when you miss a hurdle requirement? I missed a quiz...It said 'pre-prac' quiz, but my prac class is tomorrow, but it closed today. It was for ENG1002, and I have emailed the unit coordinator.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on March 03, 2016, 12:48:12 pm
Do you fail the unit when you miss a hurdle requirement? I missed a quiz...It said 'pre-prac' quiz, but my prac class is tomorrow, but it closed today. It was for ENG1002, and I have emailed the unit coordinator.

Thanks.

In general, yes. However, I'm guessing that all of your labs combined are a hurdle in which you need more than 50% to pass? In which case, you should be fine.

Either way, e-mailing the unit coordinator here was the right move.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: miaow on March 03, 2016, 03:33:37 pm
Hey there,
Just wondering if its possible to do a major and two minors in the Arts component of Arts/Law? Can I just use the four electives in Arts to create a second minor, or would it not 'count'?
I would be wanting to major in Literary Studies and minor in Politics and Philosophy :) I'm already doing Lit and Politics but was hoping to pick up Philosophy as my first elective.
Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Señor on March 03, 2016, 04:08:25 pm
Hey there,
Just wondering if its possible to do a major and two minors in the Arts component of Arts/Law? Can I just use the four electives in Arts to create a second minor, or would it not 'count'?
I would be wanting to major in Literary Studies and minor in Politics and Philosophy :) I'm already doing Lit and Politics but was hoping to pick up Philosophy as my first elective.
Thanks! :)

Hmm im not too sure, but i do know that u can do two majors.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on March 03, 2016, 10:38:31 pm
Hey there,
Just wondering if its possible to do a major and two minors in the Arts component of Arts/Law? Can I just use the four electives in Arts to create a second minor, or would it not 'count'?
I would be wanting to major in Literary Studies and minor in Politics and Philosophy :) I'm already doing Lit and Politics but was hoping to pick up Philosophy as my first elective.
Thanks! :)

you can't. you do do two majors or one major with two minors or one major, one minor and  4 electives.
You only have the ability to do 16 arts unit in Arts/Law.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on March 03, 2016, 11:05:01 pm
In general, yes. However, I'm guessing that all of your labs combined are a hurdle in which you need more than 50% to pass? In which case, you should be fine.

Either way, e-mailing the unit coordinator here was the right move.

Ohk thanks! He gave me a warning, and opened it up again. I got 100% on it which was nice haha.

Anybody know if this is possible to do with my degree:

BCiv (Hons) and BCom (Majoring in Finance, Minoring in Accounting (or Acturial Science))?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Fraxyz on March 03, 2016, 11:36:00 pm
BCiv (Hons) and BCom (Majoring in Finance, Minoring in Accounting (or Acturial Science))?

I wouldn't recommend going into actuarial unless you want to fully commit to it as a major and go through all of the professional accreditation. If you're just after it for the maths check out an econometrics minor as well, it's a bit more practical.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: miaow on March 05, 2016, 03:02:57 pm
you can't. you do do two majors or one major with two minors or one major, one minor and  4 electives.
You only have the ability to do 16 arts unit in Arts/Law.

Wait, so you're saying I can do the major and two minors? Sorry, a little confused!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on March 05, 2016, 03:55:02 pm
Wait, so you're saying I can do the major and two minors? Sorry, a little confused!

Yeah...especially a major, and two minors in a double degree.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: (Daniel) on March 10, 2016, 04:54:21 pm
Question about midsemester break. Is it week 4 or 5?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on March 10, 2016, 04:57:22 pm
Hey, does anyone here know by any chance how to unenrol/withdraw from Monash?

When offers came out, I 'accepted' my offer and created an account and filled out some details but I didn't select any units. I haven't attended any of the info days/O-week and stuff as I didn't want to go to Monash anymore...I tried looking around my.monash but I'm unsure of how to 'cancel' this thing?

Thanks :)
Hi strawberries, apologies for the delay.  If you want to un-enrol from Monash, you will need to advise your managing faculty in writing.  The easiest way to do this is to submit an enquiry through ask.monash .
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on March 10, 2016, 05:02:19 pm
Question about midsemester break. Is it week 4 or 5?

It begins on 25 March, which is at the end of Week 4.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: RazzMeTazz on March 12, 2016, 10:26:38 am
Hi I was wondering if we can still change our units for Semester 2 , and if so - till when can we do this? :)

Also, for a science degree are you allowed to do level 1 subjects in the second or third year of your degree, as long as you meet the pre-requisites for that subject?

For e.g. Would I be able to study the level one CHM1022 subject in my second year , as long as I've done the CHM1011 unit before?

Thanks :)



Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: skinnypurpleduck on March 12, 2016, 12:03:36 pm
Question about majors. I have listed in wes that i am majoring in two things. I would like to change it to one. Is it possible to change it?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on March 18, 2016, 04:49:03 pm
Hi I was wondering if we can still change our units for Semester 2 , and if so - till when can we do this? :)

Also, for a science degree are you allowed to do level 1 subjects in the second or third year of your degree, as long as you meet the pre-requisites for that subject?

For e.g. Would I be able to study the level one CHM1022 subject in my second year , as long as I've done the CHM1011 unit before?
Hi RazzMeTazz, you are still able to change your units for Semester 2.  They don’t need to be finalised until Friday, 5th August 2016, as per this link: https://www.monash.edu/students/dates/principal-dates.html

And yes, you are able to study level one subjects in your second year as long as you’ve met the prerequisites, and have space in your course.  Do note, you must ensure that across your whole course, you complete no more than ten level one units. You can discuss your options further with Science Student Services or visit this page.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on March 18, 2016, 04:50:12 pm
Question about majors. I have listed in wes that i am majoring in two things. I would like to change it to one. Is it possible to change it?
Hi skinnypurpleduck, this shouldn’t be a problem unless the course you are studying has a requirement to major in two areas (i.e. if you are a studying a double degree, you may need to fulfil one major per degree).  We would recommend that you speak to your faculty course advisor regarding your options and finalise your units before the Semester 1 Census Date on the 31 March, as this is when you start paying fees.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: warya on March 20, 2016, 12:14:04 am
I was just wondering if theres a biomed/med version of the science student lounge?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on March 20, 2016, 11:50:33 am
Hi. Is it possible for me to do two commerce majors? For example, Finance and Actuarial Science? I'm a first year in the BE (Hons)/BCom. Or is it only a major and a minor?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: pi on March 20, 2016, 12:16:40 pm
I was just wondering if theres a biomed/med version of the science student lounge?

Pretty sure there isn't on Clayton campus. Med students have lounges at every hospital though.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on March 20, 2016, 12:24:55 pm
Pretty sure there isn't on Clayton campus. Med students have lounges at every hospital though.

Can anyone go in the science lounge? It looks so peaceful...
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: odeaa on March 20, 2016, 12:25:30 pm
Can anyone go in the science lounge? It looks so peaceful...
You just walk in, I haven't had anyone like ask me for ID or anything ahah
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on March 24, 2016, 10:57:46 am
Hi. Is it possible for me to do two commerce majors? For example, Finance and Actuarial Science? I'm a first year in the BE (Hons)/BCom. Or is it only a major and a minor?

Thanks!
Hi Orson, unfortunately there isn’t space within the double degree Engineering/Commerce to complete two commerce majors.  Depending on the Engineering specialisation you choose, you can view appropriate course maps  here.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on March 24, 2016, 01:00:31 pm
Hi Orson, unfortunately there isn’t space within the double degree Engineering/Commerce to complete two commerce majors.  Depending on the Engineering specialisation you choose, you can view appropriate course maps  here.

I want to do Civil Engineering, and Major in Finance and Economics. Would it have to be a Major/Minor combination?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on March 24, 2016, 01:51:24 pm
I want to do Civil Engineering, and Major in Finance and Economics. Would it have to be a Major/Minor combination?

If you read the civil engineering course map which was linked by monash you would see you can only do one major plus the core units.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: strawberries on March 29, 2016, 06:17:36 pm
Hi strawberries, apologies for the delay.  If you want to un-enrol from Monash, you will need to advise your managing faculty in writing.  The easiest way to do this is to submit an enquiry through ask.monash .
I only just saw this message, would it be too late if I submitted it now as it's close to census date? Or does census date not matter as I haven't really chosen my units. Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on March 29, 2016, 09:03:49 pm
I only just saw this message, would it be too late if I submitted it now as it's close to census date? Or does census date not matter as I haven't really chosen my units. Thanks.

It's not too late to unenrol.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chasej on March 29, 2016, 09:04:11 pm
But if you aren't enrolled in any units than they can't charge you anything.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on March 31, 2016, 12:24:54 pm
Hi. I got a letter sometime after my offer that said I got a bursary of some kind. They said I need to wait til March for them to contact me, but they haven't. Anything I should do?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: heart on April 02, 2016, 02:05:19 am
Hi. I got a letter sometime after my offer that said I got a bursary of some kind. They said I need to wait til March for them to contact me, but they haven't. Anything I should do?

I had the same issue I contacted them and they said early April for me. Best to email or call them up :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: anna.xo on April 03, 2016, 09:24:54 pm
If I have bought a permit and haven't received the sticker yet, how can I park on campus without getting a fine ?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: thaaanyan on April 10, 2016, 08:55:10 am
oh my god guys. I just realise that I didn't file for the SA-help thing????
and it's past the due date (the 8th). do i pay now??
does anyone know how i should pay??
really lost. does anyone else have experience with this??? please help!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on April 10, 2016, 12:37:07 pm
oh my god guys. I just realise that I didn't file for the SA-help thing????
and it's past the due date (the 8th). do i pay now??
does anyone know how i should pay??
really lost. does anyone else have experience with this??? please help!

I paid it (or something due on the 8th) last night through BPay, and it went through fine. Apparently its okay since its the weekend.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Aaron on April 10, 2016, 12:42:28 pm
I paid it (or something due on the 8th) last night through BPay, and it went through fine. Apparently its okay since its the weekend.

BPay usually takes a few business days to process. Just because you submitted the payment last night doesn't necessarily mean it will have been processed. Technically since it isn't a business day, it'll most likely get processed on Monday. I wonder if you'll be charged a late fee or something.

I was going to pay mine upfront but since i'm already nearly 30k in debt, another little bit won't hurt  :P
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on April 10, 2016, 01:26:57 pm
BPay usually takes a few business days to process. Just because you submitted the payment last night doesn't necessarily mean it will have been processed. Technically since it isn't a business day, it'll most likely get processed on Monday. I wonder if you'll be charged a late fee or something.

I was going to pay mine upfront but since i'm already nearly 30k in debt, another little bit won't hurt  :P

Oh well. I'll deal with that when it gets here. Tanya, don't worry. It'll be fine. Just pay it now. Normally banks and schools and stuff have grace periods, even if we do get fined, I doubt it will be all that much. Like Aaron said, they can just add it to my tab.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Coffee on April 11, 2016, 10:46:16 am
I've already asked this question over at this thread: Studying Arts at Monash: a guide. Figured it might be worth asking around here as well though as this thread seems a bit more active.

Quick question about majors/minors at Monash!

I have a friend who completed one major and three minors in her degree at Deakin. Is it possible to do the same at Monash? I'm interested in doing either a BA or a B.Ed (Hons)/BA with a specialisation in secondary education.

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: lauryn.g on April 11, 2016, 01:49:31 pm
Hi Monash, I was just wondering if there are any theatre/performing arts scholarship options and, if so, what I would have to do to get one?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 14, 2016, 02:55:49 pm
I've already asked this question over at this thread: Studying Arts at Monash: a guide. Figured it might be worth asking around here as well though as this thread seems a bit more active.
Hi Coffee, you can complete one major and three minors as part of our straight Bachelor of Arts, view the course map here.  Within the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Hons), you can complete one major and two minors, however won't have space for a third.  View the course map here
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: pra96 on April 16, 2016, 09:23:24 am
Hi, I was just wondering as how much engineering and physics overlap. And whether or not majoring in physics in a bachelor of science will allow you to study engineering in the future.

Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on April 16, 2016, 01:40:28 pm
Hi Monash,

Thanks again for your presence in this thread.

Who would be best to speak to about putting up a few posters on campus? I was thinking specifically around Menzies/Campus Centre. I assume permission is required.

Cheers. :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 21, 2016, 04:07:50 pm
Hi Monash, I was just wondering if there are any theatre/performing arts scholarship options and, if so, what I would have to do to get one?

Hi lauryn.g, we have a range of scholarships available but not specifically one for theatre/performing arts. For more information about scholarships generally, including a music scholarship option, visit our website: http://www.study.monash/fees-scholarships/scholarships.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 21, 2016, 04:12:05 pm
Hi, I was just wondering as how much engineering and physics overlap. And whether or not majoring in physics in a bachelor of science will allow you to study engineering in the future.

Thanks

Hi Pra96,
 
Completing the 3 year Bachelor of Science with a major in Physics can open doors into our 4 year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), although you may need to study the whole bachelor degree with few credits from the Science degree. If you are unable to decide whether you want to study Engineering or a Physics major through the Bachelor of Science (or if you want to study both), Monash University offers the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Science double degree where you can complete both degrees in as little as 5 years full time.
 
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree is accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of Professional Engineer and by the Engineering Accreditation Council of Malaysia. The course is recognised under the Washington Accord enabling our engineering graduates to work worldwide in any country that is also a signatory to the Accord, without the need to re-qualify.
 
A unit offered through the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), ENG1081 – Physics for Engineering, relates key principles of physics to engineering and technology, and shows how physics, including quantum and Nano-science, creates useful new technologies. You can read more about this unit at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/units/ENG1081.html.
 
On the other hand, if you are interested in completing the Physics major through the 3 year Bachelor of Science, this major covers the full spectrum of subjects, from atom optics to x-ray science. By carrying out experiments and developing conceptual models, physicists seek to provide a fundamental understanding of how our physical Universe works. For further details, visit: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/physics/.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: pra96 on April 23, 2016, 12:47:09 pm
Thanks Ask Monash University for your detailed answer,

I was also in a dilema as to which degree would give me a better job opportunity (ie. which is in more demand).
From what I know, a Science Bachelors Degree is very common and won't necessarily get someone a job. What is it like for Engineering?

Yes I have considered doing a double degree in both Science and Engineering, but job opportunities are what discourage me from doing so. For this reason I have been thinking of doing Commerce Specialist and Engineering, but I am still unsure.   ???



Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: pi on April 23, 2016, 12:59:27 pm
Thanks Ask Monash University for your detailed answer,

I was also in a dilema as to which degree would give me a better job opportunity (ie. which is in more demand).
From what I know, a Science Bachelors Degree is very common and won't necessarily get someone a job. What is it like for Engineering?

Yes I have considered doing a double degree in both Science and Engineering, but job opportunities are what discourage me from doing so. For this reason I have been thinking of doing Commerce Specialist and Engineering, but I am still unsure.   ???

This question is difficult for anyone to answer, and it's not really too much about the degree (although this is important), but more-so what you achieve whilst in the degree. If you do well, secure summer internships, dabble in research, do some volunteering, etc. and by the end of your degree your CV demonstrates that you are a well-rounded person who excels in multiple areas of academia and life, you'll be fine anywhere.

As for Sci vs Eng/Sci vs Eng, what do you want to be "when you grow up"? Someone working in a lab? An engineer? etc. Don't think about it only from job opportunity, consider what you want to do for the rest of your life.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 28, 2016, 01:02:54 pm
Thanks Ask Monash University for your detailed answer,

I was also in a dilema as to which degree would give me a better job opportunity (ie. which is in more demand).
From what I know, a Science Bachelors Degree is very common and won't necessarily get someone a job. What is it like for Engineering?

Yes I have considered doing a double degree in both Science and Engineering, but job opportunities are what discourage me from doing so. For this reason I have been thinking of doing Commerce Specialist and Engineering, but I am still unsure.   ???

Hello pra96,

One of the benefits of the Monash Bachelor of Science degree is that it is broadly based, offering students up to 27 areas of study to choose from. Depending on your interests, you can tailor the degree to your specific interests. For a list of career outcomes and job titles that may assist you in understanding where the Monash Science degree can take you, refer to the science brochure here (Page 20-21). Likewise with Engineering, you will have common first year before deciding on your specialisation based on your career interests.

With most Monash degree options, you will have the opportunity to complete internships to gain valuable industry experience/networks, study abroad to internationalise your education as well as coaching and guidance to prepare you for the world after university, from learning leadership skills to writing your CV.

Choosing a double degree is an excellent choice as it provides you with more career flexibility and opportunities. For example, you may aspire to be a Finance Director for a major company designing the next generation of flight vehicles. In the combination of Engineering (Honours)/Commerce Specialist you complete both degrees in 2 years less than if you completed separately. View the course maps here .  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: upandgo on April 30, 2016, 12:48:42 am
hi!  :) i know course applications are a few months away, but i've decided to apply for monash and through the monash guarantee (URS category). according to the monash website, to be eligible for the monash guarantee i'll need to apply for a VTAC scholarship and a SEAS application. i was wondering which category of SEAS id apply for, and whether i'd require supporting documentation of any sort?

thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on May 05, 2016, 01:48:36 pm
hi!  :) i know course applications are a few months away, but i've decided to apply for monash and through the monash guarantee (URS category). according to the monash website, to be eligible for the monash guarantee i'll need to apply for a VTAC scholarship and a SEAS application. i was wondering which category of SEAS id apply for, and whether i'd require supporting documentation of any sort?

thanks in advance!

Hi upandgo,

The Monash Guarantee provides guaranteed entry to selected courses based on your achieved ATAR, which is the ATAR you receive when results are released, and before any SEAS bonus points are added. The Monash Guarantee ATARs and requirements for the 2017 intake will be updated here in the next few days.

To be eligible for the Monash Guarantee, you must be a current year 12 student and satisfy the criteria for either financial disadvantage, attend a Monash listed under-represented school or be an Indigenous Australian. To apply, you will need to submit a VTAC course application and include your preferred Monash University courses in your preference list. Both a SEAS and Scholarship application will need to be submitted with your application. You should apply for any SEAS category you fit in and provide all required supporting documents with your application. More details regarding this will be made available later this year.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: heart on May 12, 2016, 06:55:39 pm
When will scholarship payments be made the email I received said May and am curious when in May that will be :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: andysalter on May 21, 2016, 03:50:51 pm
I've done 1 year of a Bachelor of Computer Science / Bachelor of Science with a WAM of 71.125, and had an ATAR of 87.40. I would like to transfer into Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Science which has a ATAR of around 92. I know this is highly dependent on other factors as it is a competitive process but I am wondering if I have a good chance of being accepted (or even any chance at all). I made the decision that I don't want to be doing what I am currently so I'm not sure what I will do if I don't get accepted...
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on May 27, 2016, 10:53:17 am
I've done 1 year of a Bachelor of Computer Science / Bachelor of Science with a WAM of 71.125, and had an ATAR of 87.40. I would like to transfer into Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Science which has a ATAR of around 92. I know this is highly dependent on other factors as it is a competitive process but I am wondering if I have a good chance of being accepted (or even any chance at all). I made the decision that I don't want to be doing what I am currently so I'm not sure what I will do if I don't get accepted...

Hi andysalter,
 
In relation to the eligibility requirements, average marks and intake availability for the Engineering (Honours)/Science double degree, please refer to the Faculty of Engineering course transfer website:
http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-transfer.html
 
If you have further queries related to the internal course transfer process, please contact Engineering. http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/contact/
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on May 30, 2016, 02:18:34 pm
When will scholarship payments be made the email I received said May and am curious when in May that will be :)
Hi Heart,
Checking in to see if the May scholarship payments have come through, if not let us know and we'll check back for you. Or you can follow up with the scholarships department directly through submitting an ask.monash enquiry and please remember to include your Monash Student ID Number:
http://ask.monash.edu
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: heart on June 01, 2016, 09:55:22 pm
Hi Heart,
Checking in to see if the May scholarship payments have come through, if not let us know and we'll check back for you. Or you can follow up with the scholarships department directly through submitting an ask.monash enquiry and please remember to include your Monash Student ID Number:
http://ask.monash.edu
Yep they have thank you :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: (Daniel) on June 03, 2016, 08:24:47 pm
is it hard to transfer to commerce? Im studying another course but dont have the maths prerequisite, i just figured i want to change now, so i havent done any math units in the first semester, will doing one in the second semester suffice? I did further and got above 40 if it counts.. probably not. Anyway is it as competitive as law? Will a low distinction count? (71-73) Please help


Im pretty sure my wam will be above 70, i have been scoring HDs on my major essays. I just really want to transfer. However i havent done the maths equivalent. Can i do them as summer units? Then get in first semestre of 2017?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on June 09, 2016, 11:27:08 am
is it hard to transfer to commerce? Im studying another course but dont have the maths prerequisite, i just figured i want to change now, so i havent done any math units in the first semester, will doing one in the second semester suffice? I did further and got above 40 if it counts.. probably not. Anyway is it as competitive as law? Will a low distinction count? (71-73) Please help


Im pretty sure my wam will be above 70, i have been scoring HDs on my major essays. I just really want to transfer. However i havent done the maths equivalent. Can i do them as summer units? Then get in first semestre of 2017?

Hi Daniel,

To be considered for a course transfer into the Bachelor of Commerce, normally at least a Distinction (70%) average is required. Transferring course is part of a competitive selection process. This means that you will be competing with other students for a place in the course, so entry will also depend on the number and quality of applicants who apply each intake.

You will need to pick up a unit deemed equivalent to ‘Higher Level Mathematics’ (Methods in VCE) before you can be considered for course transfer. If you are a current Monash student the subject MTH1010 (offered through Science) is deemed equivalent. However, this subject is only offered in Semester 1. Other options you could consider external to Monash include units: UNL32 , MAS120 or MAS130 offered online via Open Universities Australia (OUA).

For further alternatives, I would suggest that you contact the Monash Business School directly at the Clayton campus: [email protected]
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: IndefatigableLover on June 09, 2016, 11:52:38 am
Hi Ask Monash University,

With the Accounting and Finance Leadership Program what sort of academic requirement is expected of applicants (what sort of WAM/GPA should I be aiming for to be a part of this program disregarding co-curriculars)? Generally there's some sort of mark attached (like Distinction average etc.) but in this case they've just stated:

Quote
Applicants are expected to have a record of strong academic performance at university.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on June 10, 2016, 11:37:01 am
Hi Ask Monash University,

With the Accounting and Finance Leadership Program what sort of academic requirement is expected of applicants (what sort of WAM/GPA should I be aiming for to be a part of this program disregarding co-curriculars)? Generally there's some sort of mark attached (like Distinction average etc.) but in this case they've just stated:

Applicants are expected to have a record of strong academic performance at university.

Thanks!

Hello IndefatigableLover,

Thank you for getting in touch. The Accounting and Finance Leadership Program is currently undergoing some changes. The full details will be made available over the next few months. In the interim, if you have specific queries, please contact the Mr. Edward Louey, Program Coordinator directly: [email protected]
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: extremeftw on June 10, 2016, 02:41:13 pm
 If I revoke credit for a unit that I previously was awarded credit for after doing an internal transfer, that unit no longer is calculated towards my WAM correct? Does it also get removed from my academic transcript?

 Cheers.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Glasses on June 12, 2016, 09:45:08 pm
Hi Monash!

I was just wondering what you'd be able to tell me about the New Monash Law Pathway?

I noticed on the flyer that one of the possible categories to be eligible is living in a low 'socio-economic area' - however I was wondering if you'd be able to let me know how this is judged?

Thanks  :D
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on June 15, 2016, 05:37:32 pm
Hey everyone. Someone told me that its possible to do DipLang for free given you are doing an undergrad or postgrad at Monash. Is this true? Or does it just add onto your HECS tab? Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on June 20, 2016, 02:23:21 pm
If I revoke credit for a unit that I previously was awarded credit for after doing an internal transfer, that unit no longer is calculated towards my WAM correct? Does it also get removed from my academic transcript?

 Cheers.

Hi extremeftw,

If you were to revoke credit for any units you previously received exemptions for, these unit results may not appear in your final WAM calculation for your awarding course. However, as there are a number of things that will be looked at should you choose to revoke any credits, we would encourage that you contact your managing faculty directly. The Monash Business School at the Clayton campus may be reached via email: [email protected]
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on June 20, 2016, 02:24:22 pm
Hi Monash!

I was just wondering what you'd be able to tell me about the New Monash Law Pathway?

I noticed on the flyer that one of the possible categories to be eligible is living in a low 'socio-economic area' - however I was wondering if you'd be able to let me know how this is judged?

Thanks  :D

Hi Glasses,

The ‘home location’ requirement for the new law pathway is determined by your home location in accordance with the Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), as developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Although the eligibility assessment will happen in the background, you are able to check your eligibility for the new Monash Law pathway by inputting your information into the Monash SEAS calculator . As a minimum, you will need to input your Home address and select your achieved ATAR to be 90.00-90.95 or above. If you are eligible for the Law pathway, a blue box will appear with the message: “Based on the information you entered, you may be eligible for a Law pathway”.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on June 20, 2016, 02:25:19 pm
Hey everyone. Someone told me that its possible to do DipLang for free given you are doing an undergrad or postgrad at Monash. Is this true? Or does it just add onto your HECS tab? Thanks!

Hi Orson,

The Diploma of Languages is an additional course of study available concurrently to students completing a single or double bachelor's degree. The course requires you to study the equivalent of one further year of full-time study, taken part-time over three years.

As you will be required to study additional units to your standard degree to satisfy this Diploma requirement, you may need to extend the duration of your course, thus, will incur more tuition fees. However, these fees will be charged alongside your standard university course fees. If you had chosen to defer your university fees through HECS-Help, you will be able to defer the language units through HECS-Help too.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: stunfiskery on July 06, 2016, 11:42:02 pm
Hi Monash,

At the moment I am considering taking a double degree Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Biomedicine. Obviously, being a double degree, I have considerably less elective time than if I were to study a single Commerce degree and hence it would be unlikely for me to pursue a minor or an additional major.

However, if I take the new Principles of Commerce university extension (check the link below) next year and both of these units can be counted towards my commerce degree, I worked out that I can just squeeze in a minor in marketing accompanied by my intended major in finance.

My issue is that neither of the names of the units in the extension program exactly correspond to the compulsory commerce specified study units. ECF1100 (uni extension) is not the required ECC1000 but it does specify on each subject page that ECC1000 is 'prohibited' if you study ECF1100 and vice versa. The same goes for MKC1200 and MKF1120.

My question is: Does this mean that if I do in fact successfully complete the university extension subjects, both ECF1100 and MKF1120 are suitable and equivalent substitutes which can be credited in place of MKC1200 and ECC1000? (in which case, giving me more time to complete extra commerce-related electives for an optional minor study)

https://www.study.monash/why-choose-monash/information-for-high-achieving-students/monash-extension/study-options/economics-and-marketing

Another question I have is with regards to the difference between Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance as opposed to a Bachelor of Finance. First of all, is there a particular reason that Monash University does not offer Bachelor of Finance as a double degree with Bachelor of Biomedicine, given that a Bachelor of Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce have the same amount of compulsory unit requirements? Also, understandably, the Bachelor of Finance is completely focused on Finance subjects. Would it be perhaps more beneficial for future employment (mainly in the Finance industry), having done a Bachelor of Finance as opposed to a major in finance in the Bachelor of Commerce?

Thanks heaps for your time,
Stunfiskery :D
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 1998 on July 07, 2016, 12:58:39 am
Hi Monash,
If I were to do an overseas exchange, would it be possible to initially do a semester program but extend it to a year if I find myself wanting to stay for longer at the end of the semester? :)
Also is there often help with the funding of the exchange? I read on your website that there are certain scholarships etc. but was wondering how much they're actually given out.

Thanks!!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on July 07, 2016, 08:31:44 am
Hi Monash,
If I were to do an overseas exchange, would it be possible to initially do a semester program but extend it to a year if I find myself wanting to stay for longer at the end of the semester? :)
Also is there often help with the funding of the exchange? I read on your website that there are certain scholarships etc. but was wondering how much they're actually given out.

Thanks!!

Hi 1998,

Until Ask Monash University responds, you may be interested in this thread.

All the best. :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 1998 on July 07, 2016, 08:37:00 pm
Thanks!! I've checked it out and it's great :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on July 20, 2016, 11:09:21 am
Hi Monash,
If I were to do an overseas exchange, would it be possible to initially do a semester program but extend it to a year if I find myself wanting to stay for longer at the end of the semester? :)
Also is there often help with the funding of the exchange? I read on your website that there are certain scholarships etc. but was wondering how much they're actually given out.

Thanks!!

Hi 1998 & Joseph41

Joseph41 - thanks for sharing some useful resources with 1998!  :)

1998 - You might have contacted our Monash University Study Abroad which is the department that runs all student exchange programs. You can reach them via email: [email protected] or phone: (03) 9905 1551. With study options such as intercampus exchange to Malaysia, South Africa or Italy and exchange to one of our partners in 30 countries across the globe, it's a great opportunity to learn in an overseas context. Hope it helps!  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: gunsforhands on July 22, 2016, 10:14:39 pm
Hi Monash,

I am currently a first year undergraduate student completing an arts degree. I am interested in transferring into an arts/law double degree next year but am a bit confused about the steps I need to complete to change course. I know I need to maintain at least a distinction average across my subjects (which I have, at the moment), and I know I meet the prerequisites, but I'm not totally sure about who I need to talk to in order to start the transferring process, and i've found the instructions on the Monash website a bit vague :/

Any help or advice you can offer would be really great!

Thanks a lot :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on July 28, 2016, 11:35:37 am
Hi Monash,

I am currently a first year undergraduate student completing an arts degree. I am interested in transferring into an arts/law double degree next year but am a bit confused about the steps I need to complete to change course. I know I need to maintain at least a distinction average across my subjects (which I have, at the moment), and I know I meet the prerequisites, but I'm not totally sure about who I need to talk to in order to start the transferring process, and i've found the instructions on the Monash website a bit vague :/

Any help or advice you can offer would be really great!

Thanks a lot :)

Hi gunsforhands
Thank you for your question here on AtarNotes. For current students of Monash, we recommend you reach out to Monash Connect for any enquiries as they will have an answer for you. Lodge a question with ask.monash or call the Connect team on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274). Hope it helps.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: HasibA on July 28, 2016, 05:07:25 pm
Hey!
just wondering, what would be the main differences between a Bachelor of Commerce/I.T vs a Bachelor of Business/I.T vs a bachelor of Business Specialist/I.t ? roughly what would be the contact hours of these courses (i know it depends on majors, etc. but roughly) :)

thanks! :D
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 11, 2016, 03:36:00 pm
Hey!
just wondering, what would be the main differences between a Bachelor of Commerce/I.T vs a Bachelor of Business/I.T vs a bachelor of Business Specialist/I.t ? roughly what would be the contact hours of these courses (i know it depends on majors, etc. but roughly) :)

thanks! :D

Hi HasibA
The main differences between our Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Business degrees are the majors offered in each. The contact hours are quite similar, although this does depend on the units you select. As a rough guide, you could be looking at around 12-14 contact hours per week.
 
Within the Bachelor of Business, students can choose up to 2 major study areas from Accounting, Banking and finance, Business statistics, Economics and business strategy, Business law, Taxation, Marketing, Business management, Human resource management and International business. On the other hand, the Bachelor of Commerce offers majors in Accounting, Finance, Actuarial studies, Econometrics, Economics, Marketing science, Behavioural commerce, Management studies and Sustainability.
 
The Bachelor of Business Specialist is available if you would like to specialise in either accounting, banking and finance, international business or marketing. Specialist degrees are for those who have a specific career goal and would like to specialise from day one. When you graduate, your degree will reflect your specialisation, e.g. Bachelor of International Business.

Hope the information helps!
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: alxhrmnn on August 12, 2016, 01:42:06 am
3 things 8) :

1) When I check VTAC I found that some of your degrees cannot be found (I was looking particularly for the PharmSci/Engineering double which I could not find the course code for either). Any help for this?

2) Housing. Obviously Monash is v. far away and at one stage I may get sick of taking hours of public transport daily. Is affordable housing easy to find (I say affordable so living on campus is NOT an option)? Is there some kind of service I could use for help? Can anyone tell me an approx. pricing for housing?

3) Your Medicine MD: Is there a place I could see which countries it is accredited for?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: shlblk on August 14, 2016, 03:26:09 pm
Hi,
Just wondering what the difference is between the computational science major in the bachelor of science as opposed to what you'd be doing in a bachelor of computer science degree?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Floatzel98 on August 14, 2016, 05:08:12 pm
Hi,
Just wondering what the difference is between the computational science major in the bachelor of science as opposed to what you'd be doing in a bachelor of computer science degree?
Thanks.
A good place to look would be handbook entries for the computational science major and then the bachelor of computer science. They are really similar actually, especially if you take the extended major in computational science. The core units and math pre-reqs are basically the same as well.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: matchaleaf on August 23, 2016, 12:42:12 pm
Hi, pharmacy and pharmaceutical science caught my eye so I would like to know for both:

Does the course entail much math?
What is the course like? (workload, stress etc)
Does it lean towards more of the chemistry-side or the biology-side?
What are the career prospects for someone with this degree?

Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 25, 2016, 04:14:17 pm
Hi, pharmacy and pharmaceutical science caught my eye so I would like to know for both:

Does the course entail much math?
What is the course like? (workload, stress etc)
Does it lean towards more of the chemistry-side or the biology-side?
What are the career prospects for someone with this degree?

Thanks

Hi matchaleaf,
 
The 5 years integrated Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)/Master of Pharmacy and the 3 years Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science degree programs both require Chemistry and Higher Level Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) as prerequisites for entry. Biology is desirable but it is not a formal course prerequisite. Whilst there is Biology and an understanding of Mathematics applied in these courses, Chemistry is more prevalent. For example, in Pharmaceutical Science you will choose from a specialisation in Formulation Science, Medicinal Chemistry or Drug Discovery Biology. Contact hours comprise of approximately 23-25 class/face-to-face contact hours per week. This includes lectures, labs and tutorials for both course options, but does not include self-study that you will be required to complete out of class. Hope the information helps!  :)
 
Monash is also Australia's leading Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences! In regards to career prospects, although Pharmaceutical Science is primarily focused on understanding medicines, our graduates can be found in industries from paint and coatings to cosmetics to food manufacturing to name a few. In the Pharmacy degree, it's not just about dispensing medicines in a corner pharmacy or working as a scientist in a research laboratory. Career opportunities include: working in community, cruise ships, entrepreneur, hospitals and in the field such as military and humanitarian efforts.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: gameboy99 on August 25, 2016, 06:06:38 pm
I'm curious in the biomedical degree at monash (and especially developing an interest in biology)
Could I learn what the course will entail?
What is the course like? (workload, stress etc)
An approximate atar to get in?
What are the future career options that will arise from the completion of the degree?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: bubblegirl666 on August 25, 2016, 07:07:57 pm
Hi all,

I have a question regarding internal transfer into Monash Law. Currently studying arts and working my ass off to hopefully be able to transfer into Monash Law in 2017. I was wondering if anyone knew from personal experience or from others whether or not they take the type of unit you studied into consideration when deciding whether or not to grant entry into the course? For instance, would they take into account that 3 language units i have studied in arts may be responsible for bringing my wam up higher? Also, what wams have been achieved previously to successfully transfer?

Thank you very much all,
Lucy
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: HasibA on August 25, 2016, 09:36:16 pm
if a course of mine is specifically in caulfield, but i wanted to go to clayton , is it possible to do all my 'units' at clayton , or is this dependent on timetables and such? (hopefully worded correctly) :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: girl1234 on August 26, 2016, 10:50:04 am
Hi there! I was wondering if i was to do a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Marketing - would i be able to major in both HR and Management as part of the business course? (Can one major replace electives?) Thanks in advance! :D
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: khimberleigh on September 01, 2016, 12:32:48 am
Hi,
I'm looking to apply for the 2017 Juris Doctor. The website states the minimum GPAs required for full fee/CSP. However, I'm completing my undergraduate degree at Melbourne which does not provide students with a GPA but a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) instead.

Is there a way of converting between the Unimelb H1, H2A, H2B, H3 grade scales and the Monash 7 point GPA scale? 
Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 01, 2016, 04:54:33 pm
Hi,
I'm looking to apply for the 2017 Juris Doctor. The website states the minimum GPAs required for full fee/CSP. However, I'm completing my undergraduate degree at Melbourne which does not provide students with a GPA but a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) instead.

Is there a way of converting between the Unimelb H1, H2A, H2B, H3 grade scales and the Monash 7 point GPA scale? 
Thanks

Hi khimberleigh,
 
Conversion into the 7-point grading scale is processed at point of application only, Monash does not provide a conversion formula to applicants as the scale considers a number of variables and is determined by the faculty. Our faculty admissions team will convert your university grades into a 7 point scale on submission of your formal course application. You can contact the team using the contact details listed:  https://www.monash.edu/law/about-us/contact/future-students-contacts Hope it helps.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 01, 2016, 04:55:23 pm
Hi there! I was wondering if i was to do a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Marketing - would i be able to major in both HR and Management as part of the business course? (Can one major replace electives?) Thanks in advance! :D

Hi girl1234,
 
In the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Marketing double degree, you can certainly choose to major in either Human Resource Management OR Business Management within the Business component of this double degree. However, there are not enough elective units to major in two areas in the Business component as a major is 8 units (48 credit points). See the course map for an illustration of how the course may look over the 4 years: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-b2013.pdf   Hope this is helpful.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 01, 2016, 04:56:20 pm
if a course of mine is specifically in caulfield, but i wanted to go to clayton , is it possible to do all my 'units' at clayton , or is this dependent on timetables and such? (hopefully worded correctly) :)

Hello HasibA,
 
The option to study units across different campuses will depend on the individual course(s) and you may also need to seek permission from the managing faculty. As an example, in the Business Specialist degree, all units are completed at the Caulfield campus as Business units are generally only delivered at Caulfield. If you are choosing a double degree where one course is delivered at Caulfield and one course delivered at Clayton, you may be interested to know that a free inter-campus shuttle bus service for Monash students operates regularly between the Clayton and Caulfield campuses! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 02, 2016, 12:09:53 pm
I'm curious in the biomedical degree at monash (and especially developing an interest in biology)
Could I learn what the course will entail?
What is the course like? (workload, stress etc)
An approximate atar to get in?
What are the future career options that will arise from the completion of the degree?

Hello gameboy99,
 
Biomedical Scientists explore the main principles of how the human body works in an effort to find new ways to cure or treat disease. In the Monash Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree you will focus on five central themes: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Body Systems, Infection and Immunity, Disease and Society, and Diagnostic and Research Tools. These themes are interwoven in units throughout the course. See the Course Map for further illustration of the course structure over the 3 year program:  http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-m2003.pdf
 
In this course, you have 8 free elective subjects in addition to the core Biomedical Science units. Subsequently, contact hours/workload will depend on the individual subjects you choose to undertake. As a rough indication, you can expect approximately 20-24 contact/class hours per week not including self-study that you will complete out of class. In 2016, the clearly-in ATAR for this course 94.90. ATAR is indicative only and can move up or down each year depending on a number of factors such as demand for the course and the quality of applicants who apply. The course prerequisites in addition to English are Chemistry and one of Higher Level Mathematics or Physics (all Australian Year 12 equivalent).
 
Graduates of Biomedical Science can consider career opportunities in: Medical Research (e.g. CSIRO, Hospitals, Research Institutes), Postgraduate studies (e.g. PhD, Paramedics, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nutrition, etc.), Work in Industry e.g. Pharmaceutical Companies (Marketing or Sales), Product Testing, Biomedical Equipment Testing and Sales, etc.) to name just a few. Finally, if you are interested in the Graduate Entry Medicine at Monash, undertaking the Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash will provide the best pathway option with at least 50 places being reserved in the course for Monash Biomedical Science graduates (as of 2017). See the Graduate Entry Medicine website for further information and updates and download the Graduate Entry Medicine FAQ’s document: http://med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/documents/grad-entry-medicine-faq-mar-2016.pdf
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 02, 2016, 12:17:15 pm
Hi all,

I have a question regarding internal transfer into Monash Law. Currently studying arts and working my ass off to hopefully be able to transfer into Monash Law in 2017. I was wondering if anyone knew from personal experience or from others whether or not they take the type of unit you studied into consideration when deciding whether or not to grant entry into the course? For instance, would they take into account that 3 language units i have studied in arts may be responsible for bringing my wam up higher? Also, what wams have been achieved previously to successfully transfer?

Thank you very much all,
Lucy

Hi bubblegirl666
Thank you for your enquiry. For current students of Monash, we recommend you reach out to Monash Connect for any enquiries as they will have an answer for you. Lodge a question with ask.monash or call the Connect team on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274).
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: geminii on September 10, 2016, 09:27:13 pm
Hi Monash Uni,

I was wondering whether this double degree combination can be undertaken at your University.

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering & Bachelor of Nutrition Science.

Thanks very much!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: rosiestyles on September 18, 2016, 08:47:55 pm
Hi!

I applied for nursing program as an international student.
Usually how much time does it take for Monash to process application and get a respond from them? 

Thank you!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 19, 2016, 02:51:33 pm
Hi Monash Uni,

I was wondering whether this double degree combination can be undertaken at your University.

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering & Bachelor of Nutrition Science.

Thanks very much!

Hi geminii,
 
The Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) through the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is not available as a double degree with the Bachelor of Nutrition Science. You can view the range of available double degree combinations with Engineering at http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/prospective/ug/single-degrees/.
 
Students interested in both these areas of studies can consider studying the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science double degree and complete Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physiology-based subjects with a focus on food and nutrition. Hope it helps!
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 19, 2016, 02:53:27 pm
Hi!

I applied for nursing program as an international student.
Usually how much time does it take for Monash to process application and get a respond from them? 

Thank you!

Hi rosiestyles,
 
International applications usually take 1-3 weeks to be processed although turnaround times vary during the academic calendar year. If you would like to check the status of your application, you will need to email: [email protected] from the email address you provided in your application, or call +61 3 9903 4788 and have your Monash Student ID / Applicant ID ready.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: scandin9 on September 19, 2016, 05:26:30 pm
Can you get a first round offer for Monash Arts/law with an ATAR between 90 and 97, with a very strong SEAS application without qualifying  for the Monash Guarantee?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: HasibA on September 19, 2016, 10:37:02 pm
hovering over the bachelor of business specialist, it says guaranteed monash guarantee atar is 75. however, when i look at specialisations under the lists, the clearly in atars are displayed and they're different and higher than the 75 from the monash guarantee. is this degree not actually a 75 with the monash guarantee? https://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2017/business-specialist-b2003?id=429369#entry-requirements-2
link above :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 24bauer12 on September 22, 2016, 12:52:16 pm
I have a question about SEAS. On the SEAS calculator, it says that a maximum of five atar points can be added for disability/medical condition; however, when I have estimated my atar to be 95, with the disability and medical condition at the highest level possible, it says that my SEAS adjusted Atar is 96. If the bonus points for disability/medical condition are up to five atar points; then shouldn't the adjusted Atar be 99-99.95?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: HasibA on September 22, 2016, 01:00:20 pm
I have a question about SEAS. On the SEAS calculator, it says that a maximum of five atar points can be added for disability/medical condition; however, when I have estimated my atar to be 95, with the disability and medical condition at the highest level possible, it says that my SEAS adjusted Atar is 96. If the bonus points for disability/medical condition are up to five atar points; then shouldn't the adjusted Atar be 99-99.95?
not ask monash, but pretty sure there's a cap on how the bonus points the higher your atar is. does that make sense? like a 70atar could be boosted to an 80 w. SEAS but a 95 is capped so it could only go up by 1 or 2 max?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Floatzel98 on September 22, 2016, 01:25:14 pm
I have a question about SEAS. On the SEAS calculator, it says that a maximum of five atar points can be added for disability/medical condition; however, when I have estimated my atar to be 95, with the disability and medical condition at the highest level possible, it says that my SEAS adjusted Atar is 96. If the bonus points for disability/medical condition are up to five atar points; then shouldn't the adjusted Atar be 99-99.95?
They are aggregate points, not ATAR points. These points are added onto your combined study scores and then your ATAR is recalculated.

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Calebark on September 22, 2016, 01:26:30 pm
I have a question about SEAS. On the SEAS calculator, it says that a maximum of five atar points can be added for disability/medical condition; however, when I have estimated my atar to be 95, with the disability and medical condition at the highest level possible, it says that my SEAS adjusted Atar is 96. If the bonus points for disability/medical condition are up to five atar points; then shouldn't the adjusted Atar be 99-99.95?

Hi - I'm not AskMonash, but don't add to your ATAR directly, but to your aggregrate. You can find the aggregrate to ATAR table here.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Cosec on September 22, 2016, 06:01:20 pm
Im interested in the bach of Computer Science, specialising in Data Science. I've had a look through the course structure, and ive noticed that many of the subjects werent actually offered during 2016. If i was to commence study in 2017 in this course/specializations, how would it work? If there was not enough people completing the specialization, would I not be allowed to complete it. How does that work? Im eager to study in the field and since the new Grad Diploma of Data Science requires a previous degree I have little choice.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: geminii on September 23, 2016, 02:40:50 pm
Hi geminii,
 
The Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) through the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is not available as a double degree with the Bachelor of Nutrition Science. You can view the range of available double degree combinations with Engineering at http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/prospective/ug/single-degrees/.
 
Students interested in both these areas of studies can consider studying the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science double degree and complete Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physiology-based subjects with a focus on food and nutrition. Hope it helps!

Thank you very much!

Say I was to complete Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace)/ Bachelor of Science (focus on Physiology), would I be able to achieve an Honours in both of them? Or do I have to pick one of them to be my Honours subject? Also, how do Majors and Minors come into this? Is one of my subjects a Major and the other one is a Minor, and can I chose which is which?

Sorry for all the questions!

Thanks again :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: clarke54321 on September 23, 2016, 06:54:46 pm
Hi Monash University,

As I understand it, some courses will be moving from the Clayton campus to the Caulfield campus in the future. Will this include Law/Art degrees and when is this change expected to occur?

Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: bananabreadbelle on September 23, 2016, 11:55:22 pm
Hey, Ask Monash U!

Was just wondering how the Diploma of Liberal Arts works?
- Is the diploma studied during the duration of a whole added one year to your course load: as in do you study an extra year of subjects solely towards this diploma?
- Are you eligible to complete this with any course at Monash (including double degrees)?
- Are there any selection criteria to fulfil?
- Does this course allow you study any of the majors/minors listed in a general Arts degree/what is the difference content-wise between this and an Arts degree (apart from the length of study)?

Thank you so much in advance! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 29, 2016, 04:17:53 pm
Hi  HasibA, Floatzel98 and Calebark,

Thank you for your input to 24bauer12's question.  :)
 
24bauer12, the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) adjusts your ATAR in recognition of circumstances that may have affected your education. This gives you a better chance of getting an offer for the course you want.
 
You’ll receive additional aggregate points depending on the severity of your circumstances and these points are added to your combined study scores. Your ATAR is then recalculated and we will be using this adjusted ATAR to select you for admission into our degrees.
 
You can use the 2015 Aggregate to ATAR Table as a guide to see how the ATAR can change depending on the number of aggregate points you receive through SEAS, although this table is subject to annual change. Alternatively, you can check out our SEAS calculator for an estimate of your adjusted ATAR.
 
To be eligible for SEAS, you must complete a SEAS application through VTAC. Click here for details regarding the application process and documents you will need to supply in support of your application. The last date to submit your SEAS application and supporting documents through VTAC is 4 October, 2016 (5pm Melbourne time).
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 29, 2016, 04:18:55 pm
Hey, Ask Monash U!

Was just wondering how the Diploma of Liberal Arts works?
- Is the diploma studied during the duration of a whole added one year to your course load: as in do you study an extra year of subjects solely towards this diploma?
- Are you eligible to complete this with any course at Monash (including double degrees)?
- Are there any selection criteria to fulfil?
- Does this course allow you study any of the majors/minors listed in a general Arts degree/what is the difference content-wise between this and an Arts degree (apart from the length of study)?

Thank you so much in advance! :)

Hello bananabreadbelle,
 
The Diploma of Liberal Arts is an additional course of study available concurrently to students completing a single or double bachelor's degree. The course requires you to study the equivalent of one further year of full-time study (e.g. a major), taken part-time over three years. This diploma is usually completed by students studying in faculties other than arts. However, arts students may apply to add this course after successfully completing one year. Note: approval from the faculty offering the primary course of enrolment is required as the Diploma may or may not fit in the specified course structure with your primary course of study.
 
Essentially, Liberal Arts is a major (48 credit points) in one of the Arts areas of study. With the exception of Languages (this would be the Diploma of Languages), most of the Arts majors are available in the Diploma of Liberal Arts. A list of majors available can be viewed in the Unit Handbook:
http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/A0502.html   Hope the info helps.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 29, 2016, 04:19:34 pm
Hi Monash University,

As I understand it, some courses will be moving from the Clayton campus to the Caulfield campus in the future. Will this include Law/Art degrees and when is this change expected to occur?

Thanks!  :)

Hi clarke54321,
 
The Faculty of Law is the managing faculty for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts double degree program which means the course is delivered from the Clayton campus where the Faculty of Law is based. A student enrolled in this double degree can choose Arts units at either the Clayton or the Caulfield campus but the home campus remains the Clayton campus. At this stage there are no proposed changes to home campus location.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 29, 2016, 04:20:36 pm
Thank you very much!

Say I was to complete Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace)/ Bachelor of Science (focus on Physiology), would I be able to achieve an Honours in both of them? Or do I have to pick one of them to be my Honours subject? Also, how do Majors and Minors come into this? Is one of my subjects a Major and the other one is a Minor, and can I chose which is which?

Sorry for all the questions!

Thanks again :)

Hello geminii,
 
The single Bachelor of Engineering degree at Monash is a 4 years specialist degree. As such, the honours qualification is embedded into this degree. If you complete Engineering as a single or as a double degree you will graduate with Engineering (Honours). For example, if you were to choose Aerospace Engineering as your specialisation, the awarding qualification is: Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours).
 
In contrast the Bachelor of Science is a comprehensive degree. Thus, honours is not embedded into this degree. However, on successful completion of the Bachelor of Science or Aerospace Engineering (Honours)/Science double degree you could choose to pursue a separate honours year in Science. See the honours course entry for more details: https://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2017/science-s3701?domestic=true&id=429282
 
In the Aerospace Engineering (Honours)/Science double degree you will be required to choose a major from the list of Science majors offered at the Clayton campus. This could be Physiology for example. The course map illustrates how your major area of study will fit into your double degree course structure identified as ‘science major’: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-e3007.pdf

Hope the info helps!  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 29, 2016, 04:21:48 pm
Im interested in the bach of Computer Science, specialising in Data Science. I've had a look through the course structure, and ive noticed that many of the subjects werent actually offered during 2016. If i was to commence study in 2017 in this course/specializations, how would it work? If there was not enough people completing the specialization, would I not be allowed to complete it. How does that work? Im eager to study in the field and since the new Grad Diploma of Data Science requires a previous degree I have little choice.

Hi Cosec,
 
The specialisation in Data Science was a brand new specialisation launched in 2016! As a result, only first year subjects were offered in 2016 as a student must have the prerequisites to complete the Level 2 and Level 3 subjects. The second and third year subjects will be rolled out in subsequent years. A student who commenced this course in 2016 (and in future years such as 2017) will not encounter any problems in completing the course as the subjects will be made available in later years. The 2017 Unit Handbook will be available online shortly. In the interim, please refer to the 2016 Course Map for more details: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-c2001.pdf
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 29, 2016, 04:37:53 pm
Can you get a first round offer for Monash Arts/law with an ATAR between 90 and 97, with a very strong SEAS application without qualifying  for the Monash Guarantee?
Hi Scandin9,
 
As the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) calculates this score at the end of the selection process, we cannot predict what it will be for this year. You can use last year’s clearly-in score of 98.00 for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts course as a guide for the 2017 intake.
 
The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) works by offering bonus points of up to 20 aggregate points, or 10 ATAR points (whichever is lower) to an applicant’s achieved ATAR score. You can check out our SEAS calculator for an estimate of your adjusted ATAR.
 
For an indication, an applicant was offered a place in this course with an ATAR of 92.65 this year because their adjusted ATAR (after adding subject and SEAS bonusing) was above the 98.00 clearly-in ATAR.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 29, 2016, 04:39:12 pm
hovering over the bachelor of business specialist, it says guaranteed monash guarantee atar is 75. however, when i look at specialisations under the lists, the clearly in atars are displayed and they're different and higher than the 75 from the monash guarantee. is this degree not actually a 75 with the monash guarantee? https://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2017/business-specialist-b2003?id=429369#entry-requirements-2
link above :)

Hi HasibA,
 
Students who are interested in the Bachelor of Business Specialist will need to apply for one of four specialist degrees through VTAC – Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Banking and Finance, Bachelor of International Business or the Bachelor of Marketing.
 
Students eligible to apply under the Monash Guarantee (have experienced financial disadvantage, or are an Indigenous Australian, or attend a Monash under-represented school, or live in a low socio-economic area and provide adequate supporting documentation with their VTAC application) will be able to gain admission into either of these specialisations with an Achieved ATAR of 75.00 and satisfying the course prerequisites.
 
Students not eligible to apply under the Monash Guarantee will be ranked for admission based on the 2017 clearly-in ATAR. In 2016, these were as follows:
- Bachelor of Accounting: 83.15
- Bachelor of Banking and Finance: 83.05
- Bachelor of International Business: 81.00
- Bachelor of Marketing: 83.20

Hope the info helps.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: scandin9 on October 05, 2016, 05:19:13 pm
Hi Scandin9,
 
As the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) calculates this score at the end of the selection process, we cannot predict what it will be for this year. You can use last year’s clearly-in score of 98.00 for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts course as a guide for the 2017 intake.
 
The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) works by offering bonus points of up to 20 aggregate points, or 10 ATAR points (whichever is lower) to an applicant’s achieved ATAR score. You can check out our SEAS calculator for an estimate of your adjusted ATAR.
 
For an indication, an applicant was offered a place in this course with an ATAR of 92.65 this year because their adjusted ATAR (after adding subject and SEAS bonusing) was above the 98.00 clearly-in ATAR.


Hi Ask Monash,



Thanks for the prompt reply. Do you know what was the lowest atar for second round offers in the Bachelor of Law/ Arts with a very strong SEAS Application?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on October 06, 2016, 03:28:59 pm

Hi Ask Monash,



Thanks for the prompt reply. Do you know what was the lowest atar for second round offers in the Bachelor of Law/ Arts with a very strong SEAS Application?

Hi scandin9,
 
The lowest ATAR for an offer for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/ Bachelor of Arts double degree when SEAS was taken into consideration in 2016 was 92.65. As mentioned in my earlier post, SEAS can boost your ATAR by a maximum of 10 points or Aggregate score  by 20 points, whichever is lower. If we look at the 2015 Aggregate to ATAR Table (http://www.vtac.edu.au/pdf/Aggregate-ATAR-2015.pdf) we can see that an ATAR of 92.65 equates to an aggregate range between 165.87 – 165.99. If we assume this student obtained the maximum number of bonus aggregate points due to SEAS bonus (20 aggregate points), their adjusted aggregate score will sit between 185.87 – 185.99. Referring back to the Aggregate to ATAR table, this is equivalent to an ATAR of 98.05. The student received an offer as their adjusted ATAR was above the 2016 clearly-in ATAR of 98.00.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: miaow on October 24, 2016, 01:43:03 pm
Hi Monash,
Got a question about multiple exams in one day. My friend has two 3 hour exams that are only one hour apart, less if you take into consideration the time spent leaving the exam room and the requirement to arrive a little early to be seated for the next. The first exam starts at 9:30 and the second at 2:00, both also having half an hour reading time.
I thought I'd heard somewhere that under these conditions there might be some special consideration available - is this true? What options are there?
Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Glasses on October 28, 2016, 12:02:58 am
Hi Monash,

I just had a question regarding the Arts component of the Law/Arts double degree. Basically I was wondering at what point students select their major/minor for their course? Do students complete a set number or type of subjects first (e.g. - compulsory units), or do they select their major/minor/electives at the beginning of their course?

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on October 28, 2016, 11:48:19 am
Hi Monash,
Got a question about multiple exams in one day. My friend has two 3 hour exams that are only one hour apart, less if you take into consideration the time spent leaving the exam room and the requirement to arrive a little early to be seated for the next. The first exam starts at 9:30 and the second at 2:00, both also having half an hour reading time.
I thought I'd heard somewhere that under these conditions there might be some special consideration available - is this true? What options are there?
Thanks

Hi Miaow,

Thanks for your question. We've checked with Monash Connect and the best way forward is if you outline your concern to ask.monash detailing the difficulty with travel or getting to the next venue in time and they'll liaise with the exams team.
Hope this helps.  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on October 28, 2016, 02:41:46 pm
Hi Monash,

I just had a question regarding the Arts component of the Law/Arts double degree. Basically I was wondering at what point students select their major/minor for their course? Do students complete a set number or type of subjects first (e.g. - compulsory units), or do they select their major/minor/electives at the beginning of their course?

Thanks :)
Hello Glasses,
 
The arts degree (completed as a single or double degree) is flexible and there are no compulsory arts units. You can choose your major and minor areas from nearly 40 different areas of study! Essentially, you will choose major and minor subjects from Year 1 in the double degree. However, you don’t need to absolutely decide on your major in Year 1 (e.g. if you change your mind). There can be a bit of room to move as you also have 4 arts elective subjects in the Laws (Honours)/Arts double degree. The 2017 course maps will be available shortly. In the interim, please refer to the 2016 Laws (Honours)/Arts course map for an illustration of how your subjects are organised: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-l3003.pdf
 
The following video is also useful in demonstrating the course structure for arts double degree programs and specifically Laws (Honours)/Arts (from 1:43): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5_TaIxtzd8
 
Areas of study that complement law include: International Relations, International Studies, Criminology, Bioethics, Human Rights, Politics, Philosophy, Holocaust and Genocide Studies - just to name a few. But the choice is yours!  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 0atarislife0 on November 05, 2016, 10:36:33 am
Hi Monash.

I really think my ATAR will be less than 80 or even 70 at this stage, my circumstances have been rough.

If I can't get into Monash arts, can I do an arts elsewhere and possibly transfer externally from another institution into a law course providing I have the average of 80 required. Also if I choose law electives is there more of a chance to transfer into a law course.

I'm quite scared to study law at a non go8 uni due to all the conceptions that firms only look to employ from Monash or UoM. Please clarify.

Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Litigator on November 05, 2016, 10:42:30 am
Hi Monash.

I really think my ATAR will be less than 80 or even 70 at this stage, my circumstances have been rough.

If I can't get into Monash arts, can I do an arts elsewhere and possibly transfer externally from another institution into a law course providing I have the average of 80 required. Also if I choose law electives is there more of a chance to transfer into a law course.

I'm quite scared to study law at a non go8 uni due to all the conceptions that firms only look to employ from Monash or UoM. Please clarify.

Thanks

Yeah you can. Doing law electives probably wont help.

1) They are harder than arts units. Ive done both and i can say that with arts, you just gotta learn how to write an essay and you will get HD fairly easily. Its usually the second semester where the marks increase. My first semester i just couldnt break the HD barrier and now my essays are into the 90s because of technique.

2) You might get credit but they count as leverage to get in. That is, you will still be considered equally as everyone else applying for an external application.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: imaware on November 05, 2016, 10:42:56 am
Hi Monash,

I had a question regarding external transfers from other universities to Monash.

I've finished my first year of Commerce/Law at Deakin with an average of 79.
Was wondering what chances I had of a transfer to Monash law?

Also, is it possible to transfer from Commerce/law at Deakin to Commerce/Law at Monash If I have not satisfied the Mathematical Methods pre-requisite? If not , does Monash offer any bridging courses etc?

Thank you

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 0atarislife0 on November 05, 2016, 11:00:49 am
Yeah you can. Doing law electives probably wont help.

1) They are harder than arts units. Ive done both and i can say that with arts, you just gotta learn how to write an essay and you will get HD fairly easily. Its usually the second semester where the marks increase. My first semester i just couldnt break the HD barrier and now my essays are into the 90s because of technique.

2) You might get credit but they count as leverage to get in. That is, you will still be considered equally as everyone else applying for an external application.

Thanks. I'm thinking of doing criminology. And what is credit? Did you transfer into law or just took electives?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Hydroxyl on November 06, 2016, 02:34:34 pm
Hi Monash,
Is it true that Monash is removing MBBS as an undergraduate course for 2018 and beyond? Does this require the UMAT?

I'm not too sure whats happening with Monash Med, but if you can describe all of the pathways from 2018 and beyond and their requirements that would be most appreciated :D


Thank You!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: iimann on November 06, 2016, 10:34:03 pm
Hey. I have a question.

I am considering going to Monash and doing a bachelor of Arts, majoring in history and Italian studies. Would I also be able to do a diploma of languages in Arabic alongside my course?

Also, if I went to another university that did not offer a Diploma of languages, would I be able to the diploma with Monash whilst attending another university?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: n.a on November 07, 2016, 04:51:26 pm
Hey guys!

So exams are murdering us (well, me anyway) and ATAR Day will soon be upon us. So just wondering:

I'm looking to get into Monash Undergrad Med hopefully, and I did the UMAT. I go to an under represented school, so I believe that UMAT cutoff was 175 and I made it, but just barely (I got 176, 86th percentile).

So with regards to ATAR, the requirement that the booklet shows me is 94. Would I still get an offer if I get below that, what are the chances of that happening, and if not, with what ATAR could I expect to get an offer for sure?

Thank you so much for doing this!

:)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 99.95Ez on November 07, 2016, 06:09:09 pm
Hi, i was just wondering, if my ATAR is around the 86-88 mark and i don't qualify for any special considerations, do i have a slim chance of being accepted into commerce at Monash?
The clearly in for 1st round was 90.3 but does that drop for the next few rounds or not?

Just trying to assess my options, thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: tum0001 on November 07, 2016, 07:37:38 pm
Hi, can I get into Law (Honours) with a 95?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 10, 2016, 04:09:38 pm
Hi, can I get into Law (Honours) with a 95?

Hi tum0001,
 
As a guide, the clearly-in ATAR for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2016 was 98.00. If the clearly-in ATAR for 2017 entry was to decline and/or if you are eligible for any subject bonus (refer to the VTAC website for subject bonus), you may still be considered for an offer. Depending on your circumstances and if you submitted a Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application via VTAC, you could also be considered under the following schemes:
 
Monash Guarantee:
https://www.study.monash/how-to-apply/entry-schemes/the-monash-guarantee
 
New Law Pathway:
https://www.monash.edu/law/future-students/undergraduate/pathways/new
 
If you do not have a SEAS application and if the schemes above are not applicable to you, then a pathway option is to commence another Monash degree that you are interested in studying, complete at least one year of full-time study, aim for at least a distinction average, and then apply for an internal course transfer into law. Importantly, you need to choose a course you will enjoy (to give you the best possible chance of achieving high grades) and a course that you are willing to continue on with in the event you are unsuccessful for a course transfer. Transferring course or campus is part of a competitive selection process (and not guaranteed). This means that you will be competing with other students for a place in the course.
 
Remember to order your VTAC preferences in order of courses you desire most, to courses you desire least as entry scores may move up or down each year.  Hope the information helps.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 10, 2016, 04:11:11 pm
Hi, i was just wondering, if my ATAR is around the 86-88 mark and i don't qualify for any special considerations, do i have a slim chance of being accepted into commerce at Monash?
The clearly in for 1st round was 90.3 but does that drop for the next few rounds or not?

Just trying to assess my options, thanks.

Hello 99.95Ez,
 
The clearly-in ATAR cut-off for each degree program is a statistic from the last intake to that degree. Whilst the clearly-in ATAR for the Bachelor of Commerce in 2016 was 90.3, the clearly-in ATAR for 2017 is not known until first round offers are finalised and published in January 2017. ATAR can move up or down each year depending on a number of variables such as the number and quality of applicants who apply.
 
If the Bachelor of Commerce is your dream course, it is still recommended that you leave this course in your VTAC preferences, but it is also recommended that you include a back-up plan in the event you are not offered a place in your dream course. An alternative option that you can consider is the Diploma of Business (stream in Commerce) offered through Monash College. The Diploma of Business can be included in your VTAC preferences.

More information can be found here: https://www.monashcollege.edu.au/courses/diplomas/business
Hope the information helps you in assessing your options.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 10, 2016, 04:12:34 pm
Hey guys!

So exams are murdering us (well, me anyway) and ATAR Day will soon be upon us. So just wondering:

I'm looking to get into Monash Undergrad Med hopefully, and I did the UMAT. I go to an under represented school, so I believe that UMAT cutoff was 175 and I made it, but just barely (I got 176, 86th percentile).

So with regards to ATAR, the requirement that the booklet shows me is 94. Would I still get an offer if I get below that, what are the chances of that happening, and if not, with what ATAR could I expect to get an offer for sure?

Thank you so much for doing this!

:)

Hi n.a,
 
Entry into the Direct Entry Medicine program is based on a combination of ATAR, UMAT and Interview (Multiple Mini Interview). You cannot be guaranteed an offer for this course. However, if you receive an ATAR of 94+ and a UMAT score of 175+ you will be guaranteed an interview!
 
In the event that your ATAR falls below the 94+ requirement set for the Monash Guarantee scheme, you cannot be guaranteed an interview. Nonetheless, you may still be considered for interview selection based on a ranking system and your SEAS application (submitted as part of the Monash Guarantee) will also be taken into consideration. With the exception of the Monash Guarantee scheme, Monash does not publish ATAR and UMAT cut-off scores as applicants are ranked for interview selection relative to other applicants in the applicant pool. Hope the information is helpful.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on November 10, 2016, 04:13:35 pm
Why is all the Monash branding black now instead of the good ol' Monash blue?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 10, 2016, 04:14:03 pm
Hey. I have a question.

I am considering going to Monash and doing a bachelor of Arts, majoring in history and Italian studies. Would I also be able to do a diploma of languages in Arabic alongside my course?

Also, if I went to another university that did not offer a Diploma of languages, would I be able to the diploma with Monash whilst attending another university?

Thank you!

Hi iimann,
 
A student that is currently enrolled in the Monash Bachelor of Arts degree can apply to complete the Diploma of Languages program. Arabic Studies is not currently available as an area of study. Nonetheless, there are a wide variety of languages on offer. You can view the list in the Diploma of Languages Unit Handbook: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/A0501.html
 
The Diploma of Languages is only available to those enrolled in a Monash undergraduate degree as it is studied concurrently with your primary course (e.g. Bachelor of Arts). The Monash Diploma of Languages is not available to those completing a degree external to Monash.  Hope the information is helpful.  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 10, 2016, 04:47:22 pm
Why is all the Monash branding black now instead of the good ol' Monash blue?

Hi melting meithy, thank you for your question and it's a good one.  ;)

We've always had Monash Black and White in our suite of brand elements and it has been put to work in a number of ways. Earlier this year, as part of the brand refresh, we thought we'd give our friend 'Monash Blue' some annual leave so it could relax.  8)

Black and White's in the driver's seat for now but Monash Blue is still working on many of our future student campaigns, since I guess, we will always be well, Monash Blue - in some way.

Hope this helps and if you prefer Monash Blue, stick with it!   ;)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 99.95Ez on November 10, 2016, 06:54:20 pm
Hello 99.95Ez,
 
The clearly-in ATAR cut-off for each degree program is a statistic from the last intake to that degree. Whilst the clearly-in ATAR for the Bachelor of Commerce in 2016 was 90.3, the clearly-in ATAR for 2017 is not known until first round offers are finalised and published in January 2017. ATAR can move up or down each year depending on a number of variables such as the number and quality of applicants who apply.
 
If the Bachelor of Commerce is your dream course, it is still recommended that you leave this course in your VTAC preferences, but it is also recommended that you include a back-up plan in the event you are not offered a place in your dream course. An alternative option that you can consider is the Diploma of Business (stream in Commerce) offered through Monash College. The Diploma of Business can be included in your VTAC preferences.

More information can be found here: https://www.monashcollege.edu.au/courses/diplomas/business
Hope the information helps you in assessing your options.

Hi,
Continuing on from this, are there any alternate pathways to get in to commerce by possibly doing a business course with lower ATAR entry requirements, such as a bachelor of economics or finance and then transferring into commerce after one year if my scores are good?
I would prefer to go to Clayton campus due to the distance i would have to travel.

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: girl1234 on November 14, 2016, 09:42:22 pm
Hello. I would like to do a bachelor of business/bachelor of marketing and major in Business Management and complete a minor in Human Resource Management. I was looking at the units for both of these and noticed there was a crossover in some units. Does this mean i would have to do more units, or can one unit be used towards a major and a minor? (And in this case, would i get electives?) Hope this makes sense! :D
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: upandgo on November 14, 2016, 11:35:41 pm
hi! next year im aspiring to study bachelor of laws/global studies (double degree). if my ATAR is below clearly in (but >90) and ive met my subject bonuses according to VTAC would i still have a chance at being offered a place?

thanks in advance  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 15, 2016, 12:16:19 pm
Hi Monash,
Is it true that Monash is removing MBBS as an undergraduate course for 2018 and beyond? Does this require the UMAT?

I'm not too sure whats happening with Monash Med, but if you can describe all of the pathways from 2018 and beyond and their requirements that would be most appreciated :D


Thank You!

Hi Hydroxyl,
 
The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine will replace the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) MBBS program as of 2017 entry. The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) is an internationally-recognised, higher level qualification.
 
While the name of the medicine program is changing, the changes to the curriculum will be minimal. We will continue to offer the 5 year Direct Entry program, as well as the 4 year Graduate Entry program. The entry and selection requirements remain unchanged. There has not been any discussion to discontinue the direct-entry medicine program.
 
Admission into the 5 year direct-entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) will only be available to applicants who have completed Year 12 studies (or VCE equivalent) no more than two years prior, and have not commenced other studies at a tertiary level during that time. Requirements include Academic (Year 12 Chemistry and English, and ATAR or equivalent), UMAT and performance at a Multiple-mini Interview. Visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/direct-entry/domestic.html to read more about the requirements.
 
The 4 year graduate-entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) will only be open to Monash graduates from certain courses. These include the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) or the Bachelor of Science (dependent on the completion of designated units) from Monash University. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and Situational Judgement Test (SJT) to be considered for an offer. The GAMSAT is not a requirement. You can read more about these pathways at http://med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/grad-entry/2017-entry.html.

Hope the information helps.
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 15, 2016, 12:29:29 pm
Hi Monash.

I really think my ATAR will be less than 80 or even 70 at this stage, my circumstances have been rough.

If I can't get into Monash arts, can I do an arts elsewhere and possibly transfer externally from another institution into a law course providing I have the average of 80 required. Also if I choose law electives is there more of a chance to transfer into a law course.

I'm quite scared to study law at a non go8 uni due to all the conceptions that firms only look to employ from Monash or UoM. Please clarify.

Thanks

Hi 0atarislife0,
 
There are a couple of pathways into law at Monash University – course transfer into the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) after successful completion of one year full time of any Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least a distinction average, or apply for the Monash Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) program after completing any bachelor degree.
 
Similar to what Specter has mentioned, studying law electives will not increase your eligibility for admission into the Bachelor of Laws (Honours). However, if you were offered a place based on previous academic results achieved, you may be eligible to receive credit for previous studies.
 
Please note, entry to law courses via external transfer is a competitive process and the actual average required in any given year will depend on the number and standard of applications received. You can read more about pathways into the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at https://www.monash.edu/law/future-students/undergraduate/pathways/transfers.
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on November 15, 2016, 12:36:12 pm
Hello, and thank you again for your contributions here!

Just a quick question. I've recently submitted my Honours thesis, and won't be studying Semester 1 next year. How long will I have access to my Monash email account?

Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: SONE0413 on November 15, 2016, 01:57:55 pm
When will Enrolment Day usually be?
I will most likely be overseas during then and I'm freaking out over not being able to attend it (no proxy available). Are there any alternatives to finalise myWhen can I get my ID card done and finalise my enrolment after I return from overseas at around early Feb?

And also does it really matter if I miss out on the Course Info Session?

Thank you
Modify message
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Individu on November 16, 2016, 12:17:16 am
Just curious: say I were to do a double degree in science and education (4.25 yrs), would it be possible to drop the education degree and credit the edu units to the science degree and graduate with a BSc after 3 years? (Like if I wanted to get into a post grad study like med or dentistry afterwards).
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 18, 2016, 10:05:43 am
Hi, i was just wondering, if my ATAR is around the 86-88 mark and i don't qualify for any special considerations, do i have a slim chance of being accepted into commerce at Monash?
The clearly in for 1st round was 90.3 but does that drop for the next few rounds or not?

Just trying to assess my options, thanks.

Hello again 99.95Ez,
 
An alternative option you may like to consider is commencing a degree in a related discipline such as the Bachelor of Business at the Caulfield campus. Monash does not offer any Business degree programs at the Clayton campus. If you are successful in gaining entry into Business, you would need to aim for an average of at least Distinction (70%) in your studies. You can then apply for an internal course transfer from Business into the Commerce degree after one semester or one year of study and as long as you have satisfied the Commerce prerequisites (English and Higher Level Mathematics – Australian Year 12 equivalent). Please remember that transferring course or campus is a competitive process. This means that you will be competing with other students for a place in the course. So the higher GPA you can achieve, the better positioned you will be! Hope the information helps.  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 18, 2016, 10:07:12 am
Hello. I would like to do a bachelor of business/bachelor of marketing and major in Business Management and complete a minor in Human Resource Management. I was looking at the units for both of these and noticed there was a crossover in some units. Does this mean i would have to do more units, or can one unit be used towards a major and a minor? (And in this case, would i get electives?) Hope this makes sense! :D

Hi girl1234,
 
The Monash Business School student services team are best positioned to provide you with subject selection advice. To determine if your major/minor preferences will fit into the course structure, please contact the Monash Business School at the Caulfield campus directly. Email: [email protected] or via phone: (03) 9903 1400.
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 18, 2016, 10:09:58 am
hi! next year im aspiring to study bachelor of laws/global studies (double degree). if my ATAR is below clearly in (but >90) and ive met my subject bonuses according to VTAC would i still have a chance at being offered a place?

thanks in advance  :)

Hi upandgo,
 
Referring to the Laws (Honours)/Global Studies ‘additional considerations’ on the VTAC website, the maximum points available through subject bonus is 5 aggregate points. Please note these are aggregate points, not ATAR points. The clearly-in ATAR for this course in 2016 was 98.00, keep in mind this could move up or down each year. So it will depend on how close your ATAR is to the 2017 clearly-in (as to whether or not subject bonus will assist in moving you above the clearly-in). Other factors such SEAS (if applicable to your application) can also be considered. See previous post above - #469 (by tum 0001), which is similar.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 18, 2016, 10:11:25 am
When will Enrolment Day usually be?
I will most likely be overseas during then and I'm freaking out over not being able to attend it (no proxy available). Are there any alternatives to finalise myWhen can I get my ID card done and finalise my enrolment after I return from overseas at around early Feb?

And also does it really matter if I miss out on the Course Info Session?

Thank you
Modify message

Hello SONE0413,
 
For domestic students, the enrolment day will vary between different courses/faculties and will also depend on the offer round. In the event that you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be emailed an offer letter. In the offer letter you will receive instructions on how to accept the offer and further information specific to your course/faculty – this may include details for an enrolment day and also instructions on what to do in the event that you cannot attend the scheduled enrolment day. As long as you have access to the internet, you will be able to accept an offer online to confirm your enrolment. Once your enrolment is confirmed, you can create a Student ID at Monash Connect (student services) prior to your course commencing.
 
Note: if you are an international student the process may be different to above. International students are advised to email [email protected]
 
Hope the info helps.  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 18, 2016, 10:12:04 am
Just curious: say I were to do a double degree in science and education (4.25 yrs), would it be possible to drop the education degree and credit the edu units to the science degree and graduate with a BSc after 3 years? (Like if I wanted to get into a post grad study like med or dentistry afterwards).

Hi Individu,
 
Please refer to the Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Science double degree course map at the following link: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-d3005.pdf
 
The Science subjects are actually completed at the end of Year 3 of this double degree program as the final year (Year 4) consists of Education subjects and teaching placements only. It may be possible to exit at the end of Year 3 with the Science degree if you have satisfied the course requirements/credit points. However, it is recommended that you consult directly with the individual faculties (Education and Science) to discuss your options:
 
Science: [email protected]
Education: https://monash.custhelp.com/app/ask
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: knightrider on November 28, 2016, 06:03:44 pm
Hey monash  :)

Just a question i wanted clarified about the monash guarantee process.

Take for example Law/Commerce which has an atar requirement of 94 under monash guarantee.

If i attend an under represented school, and achieve an atar of 94 or above, does this mean i will 100 % recieve an offer from vtac  if Law/Commerce is my 1st preference ?

Thanks  :)
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on November 28, 2016, 06:27:15 pm
Hey there AMU! How are you!?

I was wondering if you can tell me a bit about tutoring at uni. I'm really interested in becoming a tutor at MLC or becoming a demonstrator. Where would I apply for these positions?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Glasses on November 30, 2016, 01:46:55 am
Hey Monash!
I was just wondering when students will find out whether or not they are eligible for the Monash Guarantee? (Like a particular date or something)?

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 01, 2016, 05:10:42 pm
Hey monash  :)

Just a question i wanted clarified about the monash guarantee process.

Take for example Law/Commerce which has an atar requirement of 94 under monash guarantee.

If i attend an under represented school, and achieve an atar of 94 or above, does this mean i will 100 % recieve an offer from vtac  if Law/Commerce is my 1st preference ?

Thanks  :)

Hello knightrider,
 
I can confirm that if you achieve an ATAR of 94+ and attend a Monash under-represented school in 2016, you will be guaranteed an offer for the Law (Honours)/Commerce double degree. A few things to note: to be considered under the Monash Guarantee scheme, you must satisfy all course prerequisites (e.g. Year 12 English and Year 12 Math Methods or Specialist Mathematics) and you must have also submitted a SEAS and Scholarships application via VTAC. Hope the information is helpful.  :)
 
Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 01, 2016, 05:11:19 pm
Hey there AMU! How are you!?

I was wondering if you can tell me a bit about tutoring at uni. I'm really interested in becoming a tutor at MLC or becoming a demonstrator. Where would I apply for these positions?

Thanks!

Hi Orson,
 
If you are a current student of Monash, you may be interested to know that current Monash students have access to the services of Career Connect which are located in the Campus Centre, 21 Chancellors Walk (opposite Monash Connect). Career Connect can provide you with Information and resources for career planning, becoming employable, finding and applying for employment. As an example, information on becoming a student tutor is available at the following link: https://www.monash.edu/career-connect/jobs/find-a-job/become-a-student-tutor
 
If you have further queries, please contact Career Connect directly: [email protected] or via phone: (03) 9905 3151.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 01, 2016, 05:12:04 pm
Hey Monash!
I was just wondering when students will find out whether or not they are eligible for the Monash Guarantee? (Like a particular date or something)?

Thanks :)
Hello Glasses,
 
VCE results and ATAR are available Monday 12 December 2016, from 7am. Upon receiving your ATAR you will know if you have met the guarantee ATAR for your particular course of interest through cross-checking the Monash Guarantee ATAR scores in the brochure:
https://www.study.monash/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/204579/monash-guarantee-seas-brochure-2017.pdf
 
Please be reminded that you must also satisfy all course-specific prerequisites and any extra selection requirements as well as have submitted a SEAS and Scholarships application via VTAC. If you have satisfied the Monash Guarantee requirements, an offer letter will be emailed to you from 18 January 2017. Hope the information helps!  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: K364936 on December 04, 2016, 07:41:10 pm
Hi,
I understand that it is a competitive process, and entry depends upon the number of applicants per year, but do you think I will be able to transfer (from b. Arts) into law/arts with a wam of 76.375? I thought this would be okay considering the requirement is a 70.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: argent on December 06, 2016, 03:06:41 pm
Hi Monash,
I was wondering what the contact hours would look like for a Science/Arts double degree :)
Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: j.wang on December 07, 2016, 10:13:18 am
Hey monash

Is the 50-50-50 rule (UMAT) still required for Medicine? Heard rumours about it disappearing, but not sure if that's true.

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 08, 2016, 11:09:16 am
Dear all,

A reminder for VCE students that our Monash Connect teams can help today and tomorrow (and next week) if you have any application questions.
 
Our contact details are phone: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or 03 9902 601 1 or via email: [email protected]
 
We’re also looking forward to meeting you at the Change of Preference Expo, next Wednesday  http://www.monash.edu/cop
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 08, 2016, 05:10:22 pm
Hi,
I understand that it is a competitive process, and entry depends upon the number of applicants per year, but do you think I will be able to transfer (from b. Arts) into law/arts with a wam of 76.375? I thought this would be okay considering the requirement is a 70.

Thanks!
Hi K364936,
 
Entry to law courses via external transfer is a competitive process and the actual average required in any given year will depend on the number and standard of applications received. You will need to submit a formal course application for individual eligibility assessment.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 08, 2016, 05:10:55 pm
Hi Monash,
I was wondering what the contact hours would look like for a Science/Arts double degree :)
Thanks!

Hi Argent,
 
Contact hours could vary greatly depending on the subject you enrol into. For example, some science units may require more contact hours when compared to other units due to the practical or equivalent activities, whereas other subjects may only have lectures and tutorials. It is encouraged that your visit the 2017 Handbook for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts to see the individual subject contact hours.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 08, 2016, 05:11:36 pm
Hey monash

Is the 50-50-50 rule (UMAT) still required for Medicine? Heard rumours about it disappearing, but not sure if that's true.

Thanks  :)

Hi J.Wang,
 
There is no 50-50-50 rule for the UMAT for selection into our medical program. Applicants will be ranked and assessed for admission based on a range of criteria, including UMAT, ATAR and Interview performance. Hope the information is helpful.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 08, 2016, 05:12:07 pm
Hi Monash,

I was wondering if it's possible for me to enter Bachelor of Medicine and Doctor of Medicine through the direct entry pathway, when I've completed a Certificate III in Live Production & Services. It says on the brochure for the 2017 entry that: "Applicants who have commenced tertiary study (including at Certificate IV level) are ineligible for the Direct Entry program." So does that mean Certificate III level isn't a form of tertiary study?

Thank you!

Hi Peterpiper,
 
It is possible to apply for the 2018 intake of our direct-entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine program if you are still in high school and will be completing Year 12 in 2017. The Certificate III will not be taken into consideration, although a Certificate IV or above will make you ineligible to apply. Prerequisites of Year 12 Chemistry and English must be met and you must sit the UMAT in 2017 to be considered for the 2018 intake into this course.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 08, 2016, 05:12:38 pm
Hi Monash :)

Do the scholarships that will be offered on Monday (for 98+) consider your Monash adjusted ATAR (from the Monash guarantee)? Or are they only based on your original ATAR?

Thank you :)

Hi Peanut Butter,
 
The Scholarships will be offered according to your achieved ATAR and not the adjusted ATAR. Eligible applicants will be contacted from next week regarding scholarship offers.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: TwinNerd on December 12, 2016, 09:02:13 am
when will we receive an email with a link to Monash guarantee website?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 12, 2016, 11:46:19 am
when will we receive an email with a link to Monash guarantee website?

Hi TwinNerd,
In order for us to address your enquiries, including scholarship offers, you can contact Monash Connect at  1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or  +61 3 9902 6011 (if overseas) . You can also email them via ask.monash (http://monash-ext.custhelp.com/app/ask)   or visit them in person at our Australian campus locations: http://www.monash.edu/connect/locations
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 1998 on December 12, 2016, 09:22:36 pm
Hi, have all the merit scholarship offers already come out (Monday 12 December)? Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: sprout on December 13, 2016, 11:23:02 am
Hi,
I just finished my first year of engineering and have been allocated into the mechatronics specialisation. The thing is, I've had a change of mind and now want to study electrical engineering.  Do I need to go into uni alter my enrollment and if so, is the uni still operating at normal hours (9-5)?
Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: peepala on December 13, 2016, 12:56:03 pm
Hey Monash,

I was just curious about how you choose the approx 40 applicants for the Monash Excellence scholarship? Is it just random or computer generated or something?

Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: shlblk on December 13, 2016, 01:12:25 pm
Hi Monash,

Just wondering when we'd be contacted if our application for an accommodation scholarship was successful?
Also wondering if selection for an excellence scholarship is less likely if you're first preference is a high atar course such as the Bachelor of Science Advanced Research (95 atar)?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 13, 2016, 03:09:47 pm
Hi, have all the merit scholarship offers already come out (Monday 12 December)? Thanks!

Hi 1998
In order for us to address your enquiries, including scholarship offers, you can contact Monash Connect at  1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or  +61 3 9902 6011 (if overseas) . You can also email them via ask.monash (http://monash-ext.custhelp.com/app/ask)   or visit them in person at our Australian campus locations: http://www.monash.edu/connect/locations

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 13, 2016, 03:20:55 pm
Hi Monash,

Just wondering when we'd be contacted if our application for an accommodation scholarship was successful?
Also wondering if selection for an excellence scholarship is less likely if you're first preference is a high atar course such as the Bachelor of Science Advanced Research (95 atar)?

Thanks.

Hi shlblk

In order for us to address your enquiries, including scholarship offers, you can contact Monash Connect at  1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or  +61 3 9902 6011 (if overseas) . You can also email them via ask.monash (http://monash-ext.custhelp.com/app/ask)   or visit them in person at our Australian campus locations: http://www.monash.edu/connect/locations
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: exit on December 13, 2016, 03:31:28 pm
For every course with Monash Guarantee, is SEAS considered? Thanks.

Also does the Monash Business School Scholars Program take into account SEAS? (to clarify)

Does the MBSSP take into account only ATAR? Or course being done?

Also, how do we find more info on the double degrees on this page?: https://business.monash.edu/programs/undergraduate-programs/the-monash-experience/monash-business-school-scholars-program

I remember that the requirement for this program was 99 for Commerce but the page says 98 is the minimum. How much would be a clearly-in for the courses listed?

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 13, 2016, 03:45:20 pm
Hi,
I just finished my first year of engineering and have been allocated into the mechatronics specialisation. The thing is, I've had a change of mind and now want to study electrical engineering.  Do I need to go into uni alter my enrollment and if so, is the uni still operating at normal hours (9-5)?
Thanks! :)

Hi sprout link

As you are a current student, in order for staff to look into your enquiry, please send through your enquiry via ask.monash with your student ID number and full name. Thank you.
 
Title: Ask Monash University
Post by: tum0001 on December 13, 2016, 03:47:25 pm
Hi Monash,

Are international students who have competed VCE yr 12 eligible for subject bonuses if they receive the required study scores?

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: amandex on December 14, 2016, 11:30:54 am
Hey!
has anyone transferred from rmit to monash?? im looking at doing a bachelor of business at Rmit and then transferring into commerce at Monash.

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 14, 2016, 12:25:27 pm
Hi Monash,

I received a 97.95 atar and got above a 40 for legal studies and English. Can I get into law which is a 98 with bonus points if my original atar becomes a 98 when bonus points are added?

Hello tum0001,
 
Congratulations on your Year 12 results!
 
Here’s some links/information for your reference:
 
VTAC Aggregate to ATAR Table 2016:
http://www.vtac.edu.au/files/pdf/Aggregate-ATAR-2016.pdf
 
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – Additional Considerations/Subject Bonus (Copy & Pasted from the VTAC website):
Subject Bonus: A study score of 45 in any English equals 2 aggregate points per study. A study score of 40 in any English equals 1 aggregate point per study. A study score of 40 in Classical Studies, Economics, Geography, any History, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Australian Politics, Global Politics or Psychology equals 1 aggregate point per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.
 
Based on the information you have provided in your query, you are eligible for a total of 2 aggregate points (1 point for English and 1 point for Legal Studies). Referring to the VTAC aggregate table in the link above, this will adjust your aggregate to approximately 186.04 (ATAR 98.25) which is above the 2016 clearly-in ATAR for this course.
 
Please be reminded, 98.00 is the clearly-in ATAR for 2016 entry. You are applying for 2017 entry and the ATAR for 2017 entry is not known until Round 1 offers are released and published on 18 January 2017. The ATAR for this course could move UP or DOWN depending on a number of variables such as demand for a course, quality of applicants etc. It is recommended that you have a back-up plan included in your VTAC preferences just in case you do not receive an offer for your dream course. More information on law pathways to Monash is available here: https://www.monash.edu/law/future-students/undergraduate/pathways
 
NOTE: Subject bonus is only applicable to DOMESTIC students. International students are not eligible for subject bonus.
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 14, 2016, 12:27:50 pm
Hey Monash,

I was just curious about how you choose the approx 40 applicants for the Monash Excellence scholarship? Is it just random or computer generated or something?

Thanks

Hello peepala,
 
Scholarship offers definitely aren't made at random or generated by a computer. The Monash Scholarship for Excellence is awarded based on academic merit to the highest ranked applicants (based on ATAR) in the applicant pool.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 14, 2016, 12:29:54 pm
For every course with Monash Guarantee, is SEAS considered? Thanks.

Also does the Monash Business School Scholars Program take into account SEAS? (to clarify)

Does the MBSSP take into account only ATAR? Or course being done?

Also, how do we find more info on the double degrees on this page?: https://business.monash.edu/programs/undergraduate-programs/the-monash-experience/monash-business-school-scholars-program

I remember that the requirement for this program was 99 for Commerce but the page says 98 is the minimum. How much would be a clearly-in for the courses listed?

Hi exit,
 
The Monash Guarantee refers to the raw ATAR score. For example, the Bachelor of Commerce guarantee ATAR for entry in 2017 is 86. You will need to have achieved an ATAR of at least 86 (without SEAS bonuses) to be eligible for an offer under the Monash Guarantee scheme for this course. In this example, if you achieved an ATAR of 85.5 you cannot be ‘guaranteed’ an offer. However, you may still receive an offer based on your SEAS application if your SEAS bonus adjusts your ATAR enough to meet the 2017 clearly-in ATAR.
 
In relation to your queries related to the Monash Business School programs, it is strongly recommended that you contact Kate Galati (Student Recruitment Specialist) within the Monash Business School. You can contact Kate directly via email: [email protected] or via phone: (03) 9903 1465.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: tum0001 on December 14, 2016, 01:16:36 pm
Hi Monash,

Thank you for you reply, it was very helpful! I've got one final question. Was the clearly in atar for law for international students 95 last year? Is it always lower for international students compared to domestic students?

Many thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: amandex on December 14, 2016, 01:56:15 pm
Hi Monash,
I didnt receive the atar required to get into Commerce, so can i transfer from doing a bachelor of business at rmit to commerce at monash?? what scores would i need to be getting? and are there other requirements?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on December 14, 2016, 02:48:23 pm
Hi Monash,
I didnt receive the atar required to get into Commerce, so can i transfer from doing a bachelor of business at rmit to commerce at monash?? what scores would i need to be getting? and are there other requirements?


You certainly can! As long as you still have the pre-requisite study scores, there's nothing you need to worry about. However, if you can, I would recommend the bachelor of business at Monash Caulfield, because internal transfers are always easier than external transfers.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: olumidekehinde on December 14, 2016, 11:17:39 pm
I was wondering if someone can give me information on any suggestions on the following courses: Bachelor of Commerce/Computer Science and Bachelor of Commerce/Biomedicine.

My main questiosn include: What types of future/career do both courses offer? Which one would have more jobs?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: The Usual Student on December 15, 2016, 12:21:15 am
can someone transfer from 1st year science to 2nd year biomed the follwoing year? Or do they need to go through biomed 1st year?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 15, 2016, 11:06:56 am
Hi Monash,

Thank you for you reply, it was very helpful! I've got one final question. Was the clearly in atar for law for international students 95 last year? Is it always lower for international students compared to domestic students?

Many thanks :)

Hi tum0001,
 
The score for international students can be slightly lower for certain courses as domestic students are eligible for both subject bonuses and SEAS.
 
However international student clearly in ATAR scores do not always vary much for all courses. For example, the clearly-in ATAR for the Bachelor of Commerce was 90.00 for international students and 90.30 for domestic students in 2016. Hope the information helps.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 15, 2016, 11:07:54 am
Hi Monash,
I didnt receive the atar required to get into Commerce, so can i transfer from doing a bachelor of business at rmit to commerce at monash?? what scores would i need to be getting? and are there other requirements?
Hi amandex,
 
There are many pathways into the Bachelor of Commerce at Monash University if you have an ATAR slightly below the 2016 clearly-in ATAR. Provided that you have satisfied the course prerequisites of 25 in Year 12 English and 25 in Mathematical Methods, you can choose to commence a similar degree, such as the Bachelor of Business and achieve high results. You can do this at Monash University, RMIT or any other university. Applicants who successfully complete at least one year full time in a similar discipline with a credit average may use this result for admission into the Bachelor of Commerce degree. Students going through this pathway will be assessed for entry on their entire educational history and will be ranked for admission based on academic merit achieved.
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: joe_557 on December 15, 2016, 12:50:13 pm
What's the likelihood of getting an offer if you are 0.9 below the clearly in arts course @ caulfield?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: #inori on December 15, 2016, 01:27:54 pm
Hello, I've just finished VCE and have gotten an ATAR result of 92.50, having the study score of:
- Biology: 40
- English: 39
- Math Methods: 36
I have put radiography as a first preference I just wanted to ask about how the interview process is conducted as well as the chances that I will get into the course. Please give me any tips, THANK YOU! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Biology24123 on December 15, 2016, 05:33:30 pm
What are the chances of getting into Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Advanced Engineering with an ATAR of 95.05 since it's the first year of the course?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 1998 on December 16, 2016, 01:29:14 am
Hi,

I had a look at the course structure on your website for a double degree in Laws and Arts, and saw that the last 3 semesters are pure law.
I was planning on majoring in Psychology as a part of my Arts degree, and continuing it into Honours and onwards in order to be qualified as a psychologist, if I liked undergrad psych.

If I continued on with psych into Honours, does that mean I'd have to give up the whole law degree? Or would I continue on with the psych Honours and other postgraduate studies after finishing those last 3 semesters of law?

Thanks!! Sorry if this is confusing.. I'm just trying to sort out everything before change of preferences close!!  :-[
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Wota on December 16, 2016, 01:54:08 am
Hi Monash, what're the subject preqs for software engineering?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: esthertham58 on December 16, 2016, 08:57:34 am
Hey guys!

I just have a question on course transfer in university. I don't know if this is true but I heard that you can transfer to a harder course ( eg Law) to an relatively easier course ( Eg Arts) but it would be harder to transfer from an easier course to a harder one. This is because I'm interested in Nutrition Science ( Scholars) but at the same time my atar score allows me to apply for biomedicine.

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 16, 2016, 10:28:42 am
I was wondering if someone can give me information on any suggestions on the following courses: Bachelor of Commerce/Computer Science and Bachelor of Commerce/Biomedicine.

My main questiosn include: What types of future/career do both courses offer? Which one would have more jobs?

Hello olumidekehinde,
 
Choosing to study a double degree provides greater career options as you study two single degrees at the same time. You will complete both in less time than if doing them separately (2 years less in the example of Commerce/Computer Science OR Commerce/Biomedical Science), as you benefit from cross-crediting elective units (electives in one course may count for the other).
 
Commerce and Computer Science gives you the skills to harness big data and commercialise digital innovations or intellectual property. Career outcomes include for example:
-Combining econometrics or actuarial studies with your computational and mathematical flair to create cutting-edge software for the commercial sector
-Pairing accounting or marketing with computer science to develop new technical products or software designed specifically for accountants and marketers
-Specialising in data science and learn how to build and use analytical tools and simulation software to visualise and interpret commercial data.
 
Career outcomes for Commerce/Biomedical Science include for example:
-Studying human genetics and actuarial studies to look at the implications of genetic disease for health providers or insurance companies
-Combining immunology with economics to gain an understanding of how disease impacts political, legal, social and cultural activities around the world
-Using your marketing skills to promote medical research or health campaigns
-Working in a business development role in international biomed companies to create new opportunities for research.
 
Biomedical Science as a single or double degree at Monash is also the preferred pathway into our Graduate Entry Medicine degree. So if you change your mind and decide you want a career in medicine (e.g. a Doctor), Monash Biomedical Science graduates with strong academic performance are well positioned to apply Graduate Entry Medicine!
 
Whichever double degree you choose, you may be interested to know that recruiters in Australia have chosen the universities they think are the best at preparing students for the workplace. Monash is ranked number 1 in ‘top universities in Australia for graduate employability’ according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings! For more details: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/graduate-employability-top-universities-australia-ranked-employers
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 16, 2016, 10:30:17 am
can someone transfer from 1st year science to 2nd year biomed the follwoing year? Or do they need to go through biomed 1st year?

Hello The Usual Student,
 
Monash Bachelor of Science students can apply for an internal course transfer into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science after at least one year of full-time study. An applicant must aim for at least a 70% average and ensure all Biomedical Science prerequisites are satisfied: Chemistry and Higher Level Mathematics or Physics (Australian Year 12 equivalent).
 
In the event that an internal course transfer is successful, you can also submit an application for credit transfer. The amount of credit granted will be at the discretion of the relevant faculty and will not automatically allow for progression into the second year of your preferred course. Credit applications are assessed individually and on a case-by-case basis.

Hope the info helps.  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: bananabreadbelle on December 16, 2016, 11:54:07 am
Hi Ask Monash!

Was just wondering how the application process/timeline works for Graduate-Entry Medicine at Monash from a Biomedical Science double degree?

Are you only eligible to apply for Grad-Med in 4th year after you've completed all the listed BiomedSci pre-requisite core subjects?

Thank you very much in advance!
:-)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Wota on December 16, 2016, 01:20:00 pm
Hi, is it possible to get a scholarship with a 95 atar at Monash? If so, for which course? Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: ccdes0001 on December 16, 2016, 03:19:20 pm
HI  Monash
I was just really confused about the law pathways such as the commerce law pathway. I have put it in as one of my preferences and meet all the requirements but I'm confused as to what you gain after completing it. Do you actually get a double degree on commerce and law or do you get entrance in to law after three years
Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Coffee on December 16, 2016, 05:32:50 pm
Hi Monash,

When can we expect to receive an equity scholarship? I applied through VTAC, is this all I had to do? I'm worried I've missed something and might not receive one.  :-\

Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 16, 2016, 09:13:33 pm
Hey guys!

I just have a question on course transfer in university. I don't know if this is true but I heard that you can transfer to a harder course ( eg Law) to an relatively easier course ( Eg Arts) but it would be harder to transfer from an easier course to a harder one. This is because I'm interested in Nutrition Science ( Scholars) but at the same time my atar score allows me to apply for biomedicine.

Hi Esther,

Different courses have different pathways for entry. You should apply for the course you are interested in and not select your courses based on the ATAR you achieved. High achieving students (an ATAR of 90 or above) can apply to be admitted to the Bachelor of Nutrition Science Scholars Program, which provides a direct pathway to a Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) accredited course enabling graduates to apply for accreditation as dietitians. If you do not get shortlisted into this Scholars program but your ultimate goal would be a nutritionist or a dietitian, you should also include the Bachelor of Nutrition Science in your VTAC course preference list. Hope this helps!
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 16, 2016, 09:17:34 pm
Hello, I've just finished VCE and have gotten an ATAR result of 92.50, having the study score of:
- Biology: 40
- English: 39
- Math Methods: 36
I have put radiography as a first preference I just wanted to ask about how the interview process is conducted as well as the chances that I will get into the course. Please give me any tips, THANK YOU! :)

Hi #Inori

Congratulations on your outstanding results! Now that your results have been released, you will need to wait and see whether you have been shortlisted for an interview – emails for shortlisted Victorian applicants will be sent out next week. If shortlisted, you must attend an interview in person.
Monash uses the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) for selection of students. MMI Stations comprise a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant's:
Motivation;
Communication skills
Critical thinking and
Ethical/empathic reasoning.
You can read more about the selection process at http://www.med.monash.edu.au/radiography/prospective-students-undergraduate.html.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 16, 2016, 09:21:03 pm
Hi Monash, what're the subject preqs for software engineering?

Hi Wota,

Software engineering is available through our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), where upon successful completion, you will graduate with a ‘Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)’. If you are completing VCE, prerequisites may be met with raw study scores as follows:
-          English: Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and
-          Mathematics: Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (any); and
-          Science: Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry or Physics
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 16, 2016, 09:42:54 pm
Hi,

I had a look at the course structure on your website for a double degree in Laws and Arts, and saw that the last 3 semesters are pure law.
I was planning on majoring in Psychology as a part of my Arts degree, and continuing it into Honours and onwards in order to be qualified as a psychologist, if I liked undergrad psych.

If I continued on with psych into Honours, does that mean I'd have to give up the whole law degree? Or would I continue on with the psych Honours and other postgraduate studies after finishing those last 3 semesters of law?

Thanks!! Sorry if this is confusing.. I'm just trying to sort out everything before change of preferences close!!  :-[

Hi 1998,

It is possible to study the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts with an APAC-accredited Psychology major if you wish to do so. Your course map can vary depending on how you choose to structure your course. It will be more flexible for you to select Arts or Law elective units. We highly recommended that you speak to a course advisor before you enrol into units so that they can help you create a course map that allows you to complete both specialisations.
 
If you choose to continue with studies in psychology after the 5 years in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts double degree, you can apply for our Psychology Honours program or an alternative 4th year psychology course.
Hope that helps!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 16, 2016, 09:51:36 pm
What are the chances of getting into Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Advanced Engineering with an ATAR of 95.05 since it's the first year of the course?

Hi,
 
The ATAR for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Advanced Engineering is estimated to be 95, although we will not have an indication as to what this will be in 2017 until the first round of VTAC offers are released in January. We would encourage you to leave this course in your VTAC course preference list if this is the degree you are interested in. Good luck!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 16, 2016, 10:12:41 pm
Hello, I've just finished VCE and have gotten an ATAR result of 92.50, having the study score of:
- Biology: 40
- English: 39
- Math Methods: 36
I have put radiography as a first preference I just wanted to ask about how the interview process is conducted as well as the chances that I will get into the course. Please give me any tips, THANK YOU! :)

Congratulations on your outstanding results! Now that your results have been released, you will need to wait and see whether you have been shortlisted for an interview – emails for shortlisted Victorian applicants will be sent out next week. If shortlisted, you must attend an interview in person.
 
Monash uses the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) for selection of students. MMI Stations comprise a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant's:
Motivation;
Communication skills
Critical thinking and
Ethical/empathic reasoning.
 
You can read more about the selection process at http://www.med.monash.edu.au/radiography/prospective-students-undergraduate.html.
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 16, 2016, 10:17:16 pm
Hi Monash, what're the subject preqs for software engineering?

Hi Wota,

Software engineering is available through our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), where upon successful completion, you will graduate with a ‘Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)’. If you are completing VCE, prerequisites may be met with raw study scores as follows:
-          English: Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and
-          Mathematics: Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (any); and
-          Science: Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry or Physics.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 16, 2016, 10:29:47 pm
Hi Monash,

When can we expect to receive an equity scholarship? I applied through VTAC, is this all I had to do? I'm worried I've missed something and might not receive one.  :-\

Thanks.

Hi Coffee,
Your best option is to contact Monash Connect on Monday morning, they'll be able to assist you. They're on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or you can email [email protected] Good Luck!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: The Usual Student on December 16, 2016, 10:50:21 pm
Hello The Usual Student,
 
Monash Bachelor of Science students can apply for an internal course transfer into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science after at least one year of full-time study. An applicant must aim for at least a 70% average and ensure all Biomedical Science prerequisites are satisfied: Chemistry and Higher Level Mathematics or Physics (Australian Year 12 equivalent).
 
In the event that an internal course transfer is successful, you can also submit an application for credit transfer. The amount of credit granted will be at the discretion of the relevant faculty and will not automatically allow for progression into the second year of your preferred course. Credit applications are assessed individually and on a case-by-case basis.

Hope the info helps.  :)

Thanks!
One follow up question,
So if I did methods and chemistry in yr 12,
Do I still have to take any specific units in order to transfer into biomed? Like assume chemistry is a unit I must take.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: esthertham58 on December 16, 2016, 11:52:51 pm
Hello Ask Monash University!

I'm interested in studying biomedicine next year:

- Is it possible to take "gap years" during university courses. I just don't want to take it now , but I might in the future

Thank you!

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: yxxl on December 17, 2016, 01:49:02 am
Hi Monash!

I was wondering what are the chances of getting an offer for on campus residency for 2017 if I applied right now? I'm thinking about applying at howitt hall.

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 17, 2016, 12:28:02 pm
What's the likelihood of getting an offer if you are 0.9 below the clearly in arts course @ caulfield?

The 2016 clearly-in ATAR should only be used as a guide and is subject to change. Also, if you applied for SEAS, or completed any additional humanities-based subjects, you may be eligible for subject bonusing. This may increase your aggregate points and therefore your ATAR depending on your study scores for relevant subjects and how much bonusing you receive. If you wanted to chat further to someone, you can contact Monash Connect on 1800 MONASH on Monday or email [email protected]
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 17, 2016, 12:52:01 pm
HI  Monash
I was just really confused about the law pathways such as the commerce law pathway. I have put it in as one of my preferences and meet all the requirements but I'm confused as to what you gain after completing it. Do you actually get a double degree on commerce and law or do you get entrance in to law after three years
Thanks

Thank you for your interest in our law pathway. The commerce law pathway allows you to take first year law units and then guarantees transfer into law in second year or a relevant double degree course providing you achieve at least 60% in the law units and overall. In the first year, you will study four law units and four commerce units. If you don't meet the entry requirements you can continue with the single degree course with credit for any subjects you have passed. If you want to talk to someone,  contact Monash Connect on 1800 MONASH, Monday morning.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 17, 2016, 01:09:13 pm
Hi, is it possible to get a scholarship with a 95 atar at Monash? If so, for which course? Thanks

Hi Wota,

Monash offers one of the most generous scholarship schemes in the country. This includes both academic merit and equity scholarships. There are also a range of other categories including scholarships offered by our faculties. Each have their own eligibility criteria.  We're in the process of advising recipients for 2017 and some offers are also made in January. Hope this helps and our scholarships website also has information: https://www.monash.edu/students/scholarships
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 17, 2016, 01:15:42 pm
Hi Ask Monash!

Was just wondering how the application process/timeline works for Graduate-Entry Medicine at Monash from a Biomedical Science double degree?

Are you only eligible to apply for Grad-Med in 4th year after you've completed all the listed BiomedSci pre-requisite core subjects?

Thank you very much in advance!
:-)

Hi Bananabreadbelle,

Thank you for your interest in our graduate entry program. The application process for our graduate medicine program is direct to Monash. There are a number of eligibility requirements including completion of 12 core units and a weighted average mark of 70 across the units to be ranked for interview. A multiple mini interview and situational judgement test takes place at our Clayton campus and eligible applicants will be invited to attend via email. For further information please see  http://www.med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/grad-entry/bms-pathway-applications.html
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 17, 2016, 01:45:07 pm
Hi Monash!

I was wondering what are the chances of getting an offer for on campus residency for 2017 if I applied right now? I'm thinking about applying at howitt hall.

Thanks :)

Hi yxxl,

Your best option is to contact the team at Residential Services on Monday: http://www.monash.edu/accommodation/contact
Howitt's a great hall and there may also be other options that you hadn't considered. Good Luck!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: albinjoyajn on December 17, 2016, 03:41:04 pm
Does the engineering excellence scholarship apply to law/engineering double degree? Considering that the managing faculty is Law and the engineering faculty is only the partner.
Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Andy88888888 on December 17, 2016, 05:08:43 pm
Hello,
I want to get into Engineering and Commerce (92.40 Atar) but im 0.3 off (i received a 92.10 Atar). I also got a 25+ study score for specialists maths, physics and chemistry which would be a total of 5 subject bonus points added (making my atar 94), so would that mean i will be above the 2016 clearly in atar and be offered a place (if the clear in atar does not change for 2017)?
Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Biology24123 on December 17, 2016, 05:46:59 pm
Hello,
I want to get into Engineering and Commerce (92.40 Atar) but im 0.3 off (i received a 92.10 Atar). I also got a 25+ study score for specialists maths, physics and chemistry which would be a total of 5 subject bonus points added (making my atar 94), so would that mean i will be above the 2016 clearly in atar and be offered a place (if the clear in atar does not change for 2017)?
Thanks

I'm also doing that course.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: The Usual Student on December 18, 2016, 02:13:19 am
Hey Monash Univeristy!
I understand there is a garunteed pathway into medicine via biomedicine which does not require the GAMSAT
My questions is, If I was to transfer into bachelors or biomedicine mid yearly and complete my degree, will I be eligible for this pathway?
It states that the student must undergo 1st year biomedicine but if I do only the second semester is that still ok?
Also it states GENERALLY? So does that mean it won't always be upheld?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: knightrider on December 18, 2016, 02:47:30 am
Hey monash uni  :) !!

just wondering is there a way to find out if an individual will receive a scholarship?Like is there a way to find out if we will be getting one ?

Also whats the last date for scholarships to be handed out by ?


Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 18, 2016, 09:49:17 am
Thanks!
One follow up question,
So if I did methods and chemistry in yr 12,
Do I still have to take any specific units in order to transfer into biomed? Like assume chemistry is a unit I must take.

You need to ensure that you meet the prerequisites for transfer into our Bachelor of Biomedicine which are at least 25 in maths methods, specialist maths or physics and at least 25 in chemistry. If you didn't achieve this in VCE then you will need to take the appropriate bridging units in the Bachelor of Science. Upon enrolment, our course advisors can help with the units you should take in science if you are looking to transfer into biomedicine.  Hope this helps  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 18, 2016, 09:55:10 am
Hello Ask Monash University!

I'm interested in studying biomedicine next year:

- Is it possible to take "gap years" during university courses. I just don't want to take it now , but I might in the future

Thank you!

Hi Esther,

Yes, you can take one year of 'intermission' during biomedicine.  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 18, 2016, 04:20:16 pm
Does the engineering excellence scholarship apply to law/engineering double degree? Considering that the managing faculty is Law and the engineering faculty is only the partner.
Thanks

Hi albinjoyajn,

Yes, that scholarship applies to all doubles with an engineering component. It is a 4 year scholarship ($6000 per 48 credit points) up to the amount of $24,000. If it is for a double degree with engineering, you would be paid for 4 years of the double degree - not the 6.5 it takes to complete engineering and law. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 18, 2016, 04:22:50 pm
Hello,
I want to get into Engineering and Commerce (92.40 Atar) but im 0.3 off (i received a 92.10 Atar). I also got a 25+ study score for specialists maths, physics and chemistry which would be a total of 5 subject bonus points added (making my atar 94), so would that mean i will be above the 2016 clearly in atar and be offered a place (if the clear in atar does not change for 2017)?
Thanks

Hi Andy88888888

The 2016 clearly-in ATAR should only be used as a guide and is subject to change. Also, if you applied for SEAS, or completed relevant subjects like physics, chemistry or maths as you have done, you may be eligible for the subject bonusing. This may increase your aggregate points and therefore your ATAR depending on your study scores for relevant subjects and how much bonusing you receive. If you wanted to chat further to someone, you can contact Monash Connect on 1800 MONASH on Monday or email [email protected]
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 18, 2016, 04:30:15 pm
Hey Monash Univeristy!
I understand there is a garunteed pathway into medicine via biomedicine which does not require the GAMSAT
My questions is, If I was to transfer into bachelors or biomedicine mid yearly and complete my degree, will I be eligible for this pathway?
It states that the student must undergo 1st year biomedicine but if I do only the second semester is that still ok?
Also it states GENERALLY? So does that mean it won't always be upheld?

Hi TheUsualStudent,

There are no guaranteed places in our graduate medicine program and a number of eligibility requirements including completion of 12 core units and weighted average mark of at least 70 to be ranked for interview. If you get credit for the science subjects towards the Monash biomedical science degree then you will only be eligible for the 25 places in the graduate medicine program, however, if you are willing to start from year one in the biomedical science degree then you are eligible for the full 75 places (including the reserved 50 places).
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 18, 2016, 04:38:08 pm
Hey monash uni  :) !!

just wondering is there a way to find out if an individual will receive a scholarship?Like is there a way to find out if we will be getting one ?

Also whats the last date for scholarships to be handed out by ?


Thanks  :)


Hi knightrider,

We don't really set a date for scholarships since different ones are offered throughout the year including through to end of December and into January/February. If you were to call Monash Connect tomorrow morning, they'll be able to follow up for you. The team can be contacted on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274).
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: yxxl on December 19, 2016, 02:27:52 am
Hi Monash!

What is the shortest possible path Bachelor of Science students can take to transfer into the Bachelor of Biomedicine then eventually into graduate medicine?

Thanks !!!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: TheProphetPancake on December 19, 2016, 03:48:52 am
Hi Monash,

It's urgent.
I've got some questions. Firstly, is it possible to switch out of a course after you start? I'm thinking of doing the Bachelor of Science Adv. (Honours) but am not sure if it really the one for me. So if I don't like it after, say, the first year, can I switch out to the Bachelor of Engineering or Computer Science? Secondly, can I take a break mid-course? I'm thinking of going on a long vacation in my first year (~1 month). Can I be accommodated? Thirdly, are scholarships available for those going into Science courses, or, more specifically, the Adv. (Honours) degree, and how do we find out if we've been offered one? Fourthly, where can I find the term dates for next year, like when the semesters start/end? Also, is it in any way possible to do another degree alongside the Bachelor of Science Adv. (Honours), in a sort of double degree? I'm thinking of doing a Bachelor of Comp Sci alongside it.

Thank you so much!!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: julie9300 on December 19, 2016, 07:17:43 am
Hi, I've sent in my Honours acceptance message via ask.Monash as per instructions last week but have not received a response yet. The expiry date for accepting the offer is 21st Dec. Should I re-send my response? Or wait another day? Thank you :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Sine on December 19, 2016, 07:56:34 am
Hi monash

Is biomedical science scholars program the exact same course as biomedical science. Are we forced to do any research component in the scholars program? Can we run the scholars program exactly the same as the regular degree or is their any compulsory research unit?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 19, 2016, 10:16:36 am
Hi Monash!

I got an accomodation offer for the Urban Community, could you please tell me how the room selection works? Someone at my school said that we don't actually get to pick our rooms (only 2nd/3rd year uni students do). Could you please clarify this for me? :D

Thanks heaps

Hi Peanut Butter

Congrats on receiving your offer! For your enquiry, it would be best to contact the Monash Residential Servicesd Admissions Office via email [email protected] - they'll be able to help.  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: amandex on December 19, 2016, 11:09:06 am
Hi monash
if i  do commerce at deakin am i able to transfer to bach commerce at monash dring the first semester/ during the year? instead of doing a whole year/ also what scores will need to be getting?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: moe4babylon on December 19, 2016, 12:16:52 pm
Hey,
Wondering if I were to do bachelor of science and Monash, will I be able to transfer into biomedical science in  The same year without having to repeat the year. Also if I were to not be offered I spot in medicine for Monash will I be able to apply at other universities via gamsat. Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Disappointed on December 19, 2016, 12:58:55 pm
Hey,
I only managed to get a raw 24 for English Language, with an atar of ~73, and I was wondering if there was anything I could do, or anyway it would be possible for me to get into either the diploma or bachelor of science. If it makes any difference, I was eligible for the Monash guarantee.
Please help.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 19, 2016, 08:21:10 pm
Hi monash
if i  do commerce at deakin am i able to transfer to bach commerce at monash dring the first semester/ during the year? instead of doing a whole year/ also what scores will need to be getting?

Hello amandex,
 
If the Monash Business School offers a mid-year (July) intake to domestic students, you can apply from an external university for a course transfer. However, the Monash Business School cannot confirm at this stage if they are offering a mid-year intake. As an example, in 2016 there was no mid-year Bachelor of Commerce intake for domestic students. You can call 1800 MONASH from approximately April to check if the faculty is offering a mid-year intake. If there is no mid-year intake, you can apply through VTAC after one year of study for transfer into the February 2018 intake.
 
Normally, at least a Distinction (70%) average is required to be considered for transfer. You must also satisfy the English and Mathematical Methods prerequisites. Keep in mind that competition for places is often strong and you might need a higher average grade depending on the number and standard of applications received each year. Averages are a guide only. Hope this helps.  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 19, 2016, 08:30:59 pm
Hey,
Wondering if I were to do bachelor of science and Monash, will I be able to transfer into biomedical science in  The same year without having to repeat the year. Also if I were to not be offered I spot in medicine for Monash will I be able to apply at other universities via gamsat. Thanks

Hi moe4babylon,
 
Monash Bachelor of Science students can apply for an internal course transfer into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science after at least one year of full-time study. An applicant must aim for at least a 70% average and ensure all Biomedical Science prerequisites are satisfied: Chemistry and Higher Level Mathematics or Physics (Australian Year 12 equivalent). In the event that an internal course transfer is successful, you can also submit an application for credit transfer. The amount of credit granted will be at the discretion of the relevant faculty and will not automatically allow for progression into the second year of your preferred course. Credit applications are assessed individually and on a case-by-case basis.
The Monash Biomedical Science degree is great preparation for not only Monash's Graduate Entry Medicine program but all other Graduate Medicine programs in Australia (which may still have a GAMSAT requirement). It is recommended that you check the requirements directly with other institutions that offer medicine to determine their selection requirements.
Download the Monash Graduate Entry Medicine FAQs documents for more information: http://med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/documents/grad-entry-medicine-faq-mar-2016.pdf
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 19, 2016, 08:37:01 pm
Hey,
I only managed to get a raw 24 for English Language, with an atar of ~73, and I was wondering if there was anything I could do, or anyway it would be possible for me to get into either the diploma or bachelor of science. If it makes any difference, I was eligible for the Monash guarantee.
Please help.

Hello Disappointed,
 
The Monash Guarantee ATAR for the Bachelor of Science is a minimum of 75 and you must also achieve an English subject score of at least 25. If you haven't satisfied these requirements, you may like to consider a pathway program such as the Diploma of Science offered through Monash College.
The Diploma of Science requires a minimum ATAR of at least 65 for entry. Prerequisites are Chemistry and Mathematics (Australian Year 11 or 12 equivalent). Although the English prerequisite is identical to above for the Bachelor of Science, you can consider sitting an English language proficiency test such as the Academic IELTS or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic to ensure you can satisfy the English prerequisite. Refer to the Monash College entry requirements for English test scores required: https://www.monashcollege.edu.au/courses/diplomas/entry-requirements
 
If you decide to sit an English language proficiency test, you will need to supply your test result to Monash College directly along with a completed direct application form: https://www.monashcollege.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/13160/monash-college-domestic-application-form.pdf
Direct applications for Monash College are assessed only once the VTAC selection has been completed (from 18 January 2017).
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Cawkashi on December 19, 2016, 09:11:08 pm
Hey, I'm interested in doing Finance at Clayton Campus however there isn't much information on it since it may be a new course. Would what be the ATAR requirement/subject prerequisites be for that course? Would it need a higher ATAR than Bachelor of Commerce? I'm asking because I received a score of 86 and getting into Commerce will already be difficult, so I'm not sure if I should put Finance on my preference list. Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: moe4babylon on December 19, 2016, 09:27:09 pm
Hi moe4babylon,
 
Monash Bachelor of Science students can apply for an internal course transfer into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science after at least one year of full-time study. An applicant must aim for at least a 70% average and ensure all Biomedical Science prerequisites are satisfied: Chemistry and Higher Level Mathematics or Physics (Australian Year 12 equivalent). In the event that an internal course transfer is successful, you can also submit an application for credit transfer. The amount of credit granted will be at the discretion of the relevant faculty and will not automatically allow for progression into the second year of your preferred course. Credit applications are assessed individually and on a case-by-case basis.
The Monash Biomedical Science degree is great preparation for not only Monash's Graduate Entry Medicine program but all other Graduate Medicine programs in Australia (which may still have a GAMSAT requirement). It is recommended that you check the requirements directly with other institutions that offer medicine to determine their selection requirements.
Download the Monash Graduate Entry Medicine FAQs documents for more information: http://med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/documents/grad-entry-medicine-faq-mar-2016.pdf

So if I were to select all relevant subject to the faculty, would I still have to repeat the first year, or could the credit possible satisfy the criteria for me to progress straight into the second year. Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: esthertham58 on December 19, 2016, 09:27:50 pm
Hello !

I'm interested in doing biomedicine next year, but also thinking about doing postgraduate degree once I've finished the course.

I know that my first degree is supported by HECs - Help ( is this right?) but how about my postgraduate degree? Really confused with all this student loans stuff.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Biology24123 on December 19, 2016, 09:43:55 pm
Hey, I'm interested in doing Finance at Clayton Campus however there isn't much information on it since it may be a new course. Would what be the ATAR requirement/subject prerequisites be for that course? Would it need a higher ATAR than Bachelor of Commerce? I'm asking because I received a score of 86 and getting into Commerce will already be difficult, so I'm not sure if I should put Finance on my preference list. Thanks

Finance is a part of Commerce specialist which is slightly higher than regular commerce.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2016, 11:55:00 am
Hey, I'm interested in doing Finance at Clayton Campus however there isn't much information on it since it may be a new course. Would what be the ATAR requirement/subject prerequisites be for that course? Would it need a higher ATAR than Bachelor of Commerce? I'm asking because I received a score of 86 and getting into Commerce will already be difficult, so I'm not sure if I should put Finance on my preference list. Thanks

Hello Cawkashi,
 
The Bachelor of Finance is a specialisation available within the Commerce Specialist degree. The first intake for this specialist degree was February 2016! More information on this course is available in the Unit Handbook: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/B2004.html
 
The ATAR required for entry will be similar to the Bachelor of Commerce single degree (Comprehensive course), but may depend on the specialisation. As a rough guide, the clearly in ATAR for the Commerce single degree in 2016 was 90.3. Prerequisites are Year 12 English and Year 12 Mathematical Methods (VCE study score of at least 25 in each). If Finance/Commerce is your dream course it is still recommended that you include these courses in your VTAC preferences as ATAR scores can move up or down each year depending demand and quality of applicants. If you have submitted a SEAS application, this can also be considered during selection.
 
As a back-up plan, you may like to also consider a Monash College Diploma program such as the Diploma of Business (Commerce stream) which offers entry at a lower ATAR (minimum 70) and provides a pathway into Year 2 of the Commerce Specialist degree at the University. Prerequisites are the same as for the Commerce degree outlined above. For more information: https://www.monashcollege.edu.au/courses/diplomas/business 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2016, 11:55:45 am
So if I were to select all relevant subject to the faculty, would I still have to repeat the first year, or could the credit possible satisfy the criteria for me to progress straight into the second year. Thanks


Hi moe4babylon:
 
Progression to second year is not guaranteed. If you are successful in receiving a course transfer you will need to submit an application for credit, and faculty will consider the amount of credit that can be awarded. However, this cannot be pre-determined. Note: if your ultimate aim is to apply for Graduate Entry Medicine at Monash, please refer to the Ask Monash University response to Post #565 in this same thread.
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2016, 11:56:36 am
Hello !

I'm interested in doing biomedicine next year, but also thinking about doing postgraduate degree once I've finished the course.

I know that my first degree is supported by HECs - Help ( is this right?) but how about my postgraduate degree? Really confused with all this student loans stuff.

Thank you!

Hello esthertham58,
 
All domestic students are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for applicable courses. At Monash University, all undergraduate degrees are CSP for domestic students. Students in a CSP pay a lower course fee called the Student Contribution Amount (SCA). Of those eligible for a CSP, Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders are eligible for HECS-HELP. This is a government loan and discount scheme allowing you to defer some or all of your SCA.
 
At postgraduate level, CSP is limited and not always available. Please check your courses of interest on the study at Monash website: http://www.study.monash fees are located in the entry requirements section.
 
If a course does not offer CSP, you will pay domestic full-fees. For those enrolled in a domestic full-fee place, FEE-HELP a government loan scheme similar to HECS-HELP, is available for eligible students. See the FEE-HELP website for more details: http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/fee-help/pages/fee-help-
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on December 20, 2016, 11:57:44 am
Just quietly, this thread is absolutely tops. What a fantastic resource.

Thanks for making yourselves available, Ask Monash University.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2016, 12:07:05 pm
Just quietly, this thread is absolutely tops. What a fantastic resource.

Thanks for making yourselves available, Ask Monash University.

Thanks Joseph41 for the kind words. A thank you to you and the other moderators for your support and assistance - it is always appreciated  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: thenerdygangster on December 20, 2016, 03:47:00 pm
Hi,

So I was just wondering if it was better to do a double degree with BBmedSc/BEng(Hons) or a single Bachelor Biomed degree. I'm looking to hopefully get into the Graduate entry for med but if that doesn't turn out (with Monash and other universities offering graduate entry med) then I was looking to pursue a career in Biomedical engineering. I just wanted to know which was the 'safer' option (for a lack of a better word). Is a strong mathematical background essential for biomed. engineering?

Also, how does the credit system work? (Stupid question I know) Say for a unit that has 6 credit points, do we get all 6 points as long as we pass the unit?

Thanks   :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2016, 03:58:40 pm
Hi Monash!

What is the shortest possible path Bachelor of Science students can take to transfer into the Bachelor of Biomedicine then eventually into graduate medicine?

Thanks !!!

Hi Yxxl,
 
The recommended pathway into our graduate-entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine program would be to complete the three year Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash University. This will make you eligible to apply for one of 75 places in our graduate-entry medicine course, with 50 places reserved only for Monash Biomedical Science graduates.
 
If you choose to study the 3 year Bachelor of Science at Monash University, you will only be eligible to apply for one of 25 places in the graduate-entry medicine program. You must complete this course to be eligible to apply for medicine. You will still only be eligible for one of 25 places if you choose to transfer from Science into Biomedical Science, unless you choose to complete the 3 year Bachelor of Biomedical Science course from the beginning, including all the core biomedical science units. Please read the FAQ (http://med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/documents/grad-entry-medicine-faq-mar-2016.pdf) which will explain the conditions if you choose to transfer from Science into Biomedical Science for entry into Medicine.
 
You can read more about these requirements at http://med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/grad-entry/2017-entry.html.

You can also contact Monash Connect on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) if you have further queries. Hope the info helps.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: yxxl on December 20, 2016, 04:06:45 pm

Hi Yxxl,
 
The recommended pathway into our graduate-entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine program would be to complete the three year Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash University. This will make you eligible to apply for one of 75 places in our graduate-entry medicine course, with 50 places reserved only for Monash Biomedical Science graduates.
 
If you choose to study the 3 year Bachelor of Science at Monash University, you will only be eligible to apply for one of 25 places in the graduate-entry medicine program. You must complete this course to be eligible to apply for medicine. You will still only be eligible for one of 25 places if you choose to transfer from Science into Biomedical Science, unless you choose to complete the 3 year Bachelor of Biomedical Science course from the beginning, including all the core biomedical science units. Please read the FAQ (http://med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/documents/grad-entry-medicine-faq-mar-2016.pdf) which will explain the conditions if you choose to transfer from Science into Biomedical Science for entry into Medicine.
 
You can read more about these requirements at http://med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/grad-entry/2017-entry.html.

You can also contact Monash Connect on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) if you have further queries. Hope the info helps.

Follow up question: So if I choose to transfer from the Bachelor of Science to the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, can I choose to start the Bachelor of Biomedical Science from the beginning? Further, will doing this make me eligible for the 50 guaranteed places for biomed students in the graduate medical program?

Thank you for your responses!!

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2016, 04:07:46 pm
Hi Monash,

It's urgent.
I've got some questions. Firstly, is it possible to switch out of a course after you start? I'm thinking of doing the Bachelor of Science Adv. (Honours) but am not sure if it really the one for me. So if I don't like it after, say, the first year, can I switch out to the Bachelor of Engineering or Computer Science? Secondly, can I take a break mid-course? I'm thinking of going on a long vacation in my first year (~1 month). Can I be accommodated? Thirdly, are scholarships available for those going into Science courses, or, more specifically, the Adv. (Honours) degree, and how do we find out if we've been offered one? Fourthly, where can I find the term dates for next year, like when the semesters start/end? Also, is it in any way possible to do another degree alongside the Bachelor of Science Adv. (Honours), in a sort of double degree? I'm thinking of doing a Bachelor of Comp Sci alongside it.

Thank you so much!!

Hi ProphetPancake,
 
Sorry for the late reply. We hope you have called us over the last couple of days and received a response.
 
Further to your enquiry, it is possible to transfer from the Bachelor of Science Advanced – Global Challenges (Honours) or Bachelor of Science – Research (Honours) into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Computer Science, or most other bachelor degrees at Monash University after completing one year full time of studies. However, you may be assessed for admission into the second degree based on results in your first year. Prerequisites of your destination degree still must be met and credit transfers will be assessed later.
 
Secondly, it may be possible to apply for a deferral of selected Monash University courses for up to 12 months or an intermission during the course, although this may not be possible for all courses, such as the Bachelor of Science Advanced – Global Challenges (Honours). You must consult with a course advisor who manages the course during the enrolment period after receiving the offer. If you have not booked your holiday yet, you should consider dates which fall during the semester holidays after the exams. View the Semester dates at: https://www.monash.edu/students/dates/summary-dates.
 
Conditional scholarship offers were sent to some students when the ATAR was released earlier last week. Students who did not submit a scholarship application through VTAC can visit: https://www.monash.edu/students/scholarships and see which scholarships are available and the application process. Late applications for a select group of scholarships will open Monday 9 January 2017. Shortlisted students will be contacted via email about any scholarships they have been offered.
 
Lastly, the Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) is not available as a double degree, although there may be room for you to select a few Computer Science units as electives in the course. The alternative option is the 4 year Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Computer Science double degree.

If you need to speak to someone to discuss your options, you can ring Monash Connect 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2016, 04:09:23 pm
Hi, I've sent in my Honours acceptance message via ask.Monash as per instructions last week but have not received a response yet. The expiry date for accepting the offer is 21st Dec. Should I re-send my response? Or wait another day? Thank you :)

Hi Julie9300,
 
If you have not heard back from your ask.Monash enquiry, please call your faculty directly to follow up. Contact details are available at: https://www.monash.edu/faculties. Do note that Monash University’s last working day for this year will be 21 Dec.
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2016, 04:10:22 pm
Hi monash

Is biomedical science scholars program the exact same course as biomedical science. Are we forced to do any research component in the scholars program? Can we run the scholars program exactly the same as the regular degree or is their any compulsory research unit?

Hi Sine,
 
Apologies for the late reply. Very high achieving students can apply for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science Scholars Program. In addition to all the regular benefits of the Biomedical Science course, Scholars will have access to a range of development opportunities and extracurricular opportunities to engage with research staff and the advanced technical facilities used for research. Students enrolled in the scholars program are required to include at least one research project in their choice of electives. You can read more about this at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/M2003.html.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: guest123 on December 20, 2016, 06:50:40 pm
My UMAT was 96 and my ATAR was 99.15, what are my chances of getting into undergrad med with a good interview
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 21, 2016, 11:24:13 am
Hi,

So I was just wondering if it was better to do a double degree with BBmedSc/BEng(Hons) or a single Bachelor Biomed degree. I'm looking to hopefully get into the Graduate entry for med but if that doesn't turn out (with Monash and other universities offering graduate entry med) then I was looking to pursue a career in Biomedical engineering. I just wanted to know which was the 'safer' option (for a lack of a better word). Is a strong mathematical background essential for biomed. engineering?

Also, how does the credit system work? (Stupid question I know) Say for a unit that has 6 credit points, do we get all 6 points as long as we pass the unit?

Thanks   :)
Hello thenerdygangster,
 
At Monash, Biomedical Science (including Biomedical Science double degree programs) are the preferred pathway into the Graduate Entry Medicine degree. Therefore, completing Biomedical Science as a single or double degree positions you well to apply for Graduate Entry Medicine. In the event that your application for medicine was unsuccessful (at Monash or even other universities offering medicine), a double degree with Engineering does provide greater career options, for example designing medical technology. Higher Level Mathematics (Math Methods or Specialist Maths) is a prerequisite for the Engineering degree and there will be some further mathematical subjects undertaken within the degree. Refer to the course maps for more details: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-e3004.pdf
 
In regards to credit points, if a unit is valued at 6 credit points, you will be awarded 6 credit points upon successful completion (pass grade) of the unit. Hope the information helps.  :)
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 21, 2016, 11:25:21 am
Follow up question: So if I choose to transfer from the Bachelor of Science to the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, can I choose to start the Bachelor of Biomedical Science from the beginning? Further, will doing this make me eligible for the 50 guaranteed places for biomed students in the graduate medical program?

Thank you for your responses!!

Hi yxxl,
 
If a course transfer from Science into Biomedical Science is successful, you are not obliged to apply for credit/and or accept any credit. As an example, you can choose to accept credit for elective subjects (rather than credit for the Biomedical Science core units). To be eligible to apply for the reserved (50) places via the Biomedical Science pathway, you must complete ALL of the Biomedical Science (BMS) core units. Interview selection and conditional offers for successful applicants are based on the core BMS units in Year 1 and Year 2: BMS1011, BMS1021, BMS1031, BMS1042, BMS1052, BMS1062, BMS2011, BMS2021, BMS2031, BMS2042, BMS2052 and BMS2062. Please refer to the Biomedical Science course map for an illustration of how the core units are spread over the 3 year degree: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-m2003.pdf
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 21, 2016, 11:27:43 am
My UMAT was 96 and my ATAR was 99.15, what are my chances of getting into undergrad med with a good interview

Hello guest123,
 
In relation to UMAT and ATAR, the minimum ATAR to be eligible is 90 but usually a significantly higher ATAR is required due to the competitiveness of applicants. Monash does not publish ATAR and UMAT cut-off scores as the selection for interview (MMI) will be based on a combination of UMAT and ATAR. In the event that you are invited to MMI, equal weighting is given to each of the three components. Please keep in mind that you are competing for places relative to other applicants in the applicant pool. Your chances will depend on the number and quality of applicants who apply which cannot be pre-determined prior to selection.
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: neurons on December 21, 2016, 11:40:43 am
Hello,
I have been lucky enough to receive an interview for Medicine but I am having trouble logging into the Allocate+ system as per the instructions in the invitation email. I keep receiving the message 'Authentication Error' when I try to log in and was wondering what this means?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VeIoce on December 21, 2016, 11:53:44 am
I'm having the same issue with Allocate+! I've emailed Monash and am awaiting a reply, hopefully this is fixed soon.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Pozz_s on December 21, 2016, 11:59:19 am
Same issue here. I keep getting an "authentication error" when trying to log in.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 21, 2016, 12:16:30 pm
Hi Neurons, Pozz_s and Veloce

If you're still getting an authentication error when trying to log in to book your interview, try entering the date of birth in the American format ie. MM/DD/YYYY

For example 7th April 1990 would be 4/07/1990 - you can try their month without the zero at the front.

If this still doesn't work, please email [email protected] with your VTAC ID,  full name and  date of birth or reply to the email you received the invitation from.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 21, 2016, 12:29:16 pm
Hi everyone,
 
We'll be taking a summer break from today, returning Tuesday, 3 January 2017. During the break, you can reach us via [email protected]

Have a safe and wonderful holiday season.

Cheers
Ask Monash University team
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: moe4babylon on December 22, 2016, 02:48:12 pm
Hey, so I was wondering if I were to do a Bachleor of science or bachelor of commerce first year, then wanted to transfer into a double degree with either science and biomedical science or commerce and biomedical science, would I be able to finish the double in   4 years, including the first year of science.
Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: extremeftw on December 22, 2016, 02:58:44 pm
Hey, so I was wondering if I were to do a Bachleor of science or bachelor of commerce first year, then wanted to transfer into a double degree with either science and biomedical science or commerce and biomedical science, would I be able to finish the double in   4 years, including the first year of science.
Thanks

 Yes.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: www on December 23, 2016, 10:36:02 pm
Hi! I was wondering what the process was like to get permission to do a unit from the unit coordinator, and how strict the granting of permission is? There's a couple of units I would like to do in second year but it's looking like I cannot satisfy the prerequisites in first year as there's some other units I have my eye on that can only be done in first year.

Anyone can chime in if they have any info that could help! Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: als0004 on January 03, 2017, 04:55:29 pm
Hey,

I've qualified for a guaranteed offer for Monash law and science double degree. However, I also have a keen interest for commerce and therefore was wondering if I could start off with the double degree, and have the space to do electives (single unit commerce subjects if possible). From there ill decide which I prefer more, and choose accordingly.

Regards, als0004
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 05, 2017, 03:38:59 pm
Hey, so I was wondering if I were to do a Bachleor of science or bachelor of commerce first year, then wanted to transfer into a double degree with either science and biomedical science or commerce and biomedical science, would I be able to finish the double in   4 years, including the first year of science.
Thanks

Hi moe4babylon,
 
It is possible to apply for an internal course transfer from a single degree into a double degree, however, the course duration may vary depending on which units you study in Year 1. We would highly recommend that you speak to a course advisor at the beginning of the course so they can guide you with unit selection, as some units may need to be completed in sequential order or may not be offered all year round.
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 05, 2017, 04:17:49 pm
Hi! I was wondering what the process was like to get permission to do a unit from the unit coordinator, and how strict the granting of permission is? There's a couple of units I would like to do in second year but it's looking like I cannot satisfy the prerequisites in first year as there's some other units I have my eye on that can only be done in first year.

Anyone can chime in if they have any info that could help! Thanks.

Hi www,
 
You will need to speak to your managing faculty directly to see whether there is room for you to undertake additional units outside the standard course structure. You should also email the unit coordinator directly (listed in the Handbook unit entry) for approval. Your faculty will be able to discuss this with you in accordance to your situation.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 05, 2017, 04:19:02 pm
Hey,

I've qualified for a guaranteed offer for Monash law and science double degree. However, I also have a keen interest for commerce and therefore was wondering if I could start off with the double degree, and have the space to do electives (single unit commerce subjects if possible). From there ill decide which I prefer more, and choose accordingly.

Regards, als0004

Hi als0004,
 
The course structure of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Science double degree is quite structured and there may not be any room for you to undertake elective units in Commerce, or overload your studies in first year. The course progression map will help you plan and meet the course requirements, and provide guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
 
If you attempt the Laws (Honours)/ Science double degree and would rather prefer to study Laws (Honours)/ Commerce, you can apply for an internal course transfer after a year of study. Note, you may need to extend the total course duration if the units you study in Science do not align into the Commerce course structure. Please speak to a course advisor at the beginning of the course so they can provide you with unit selection advice.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 05, 2017, 04:20:05 pm
Greetings!

I'm just wondering for the BMedSci+MD course next year do students have any exchange opportunity with universities in other countries during the five years?
Hi Knarf,
 
Students enrolled in the 5 year direct-entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine course may be able to complete one of their final year clinical rotations overseas for six weeks. A list of the overseas exchange locations with our partner universities is available at http://med.monash.edu.au/medicine/clinical-sites/.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: guest123 on January 09, 2017, 03:05:33 pm
I've emailed Monash multiple times with this question and still haven't been given an answer. Basically, I will be on a cruise from 13-25 Jan and may not have access to wifi to check my round 1 offers. I need to know if I need to organise for someone else to enrol for me if the enrolement date is before the 25th Jan? Thank you
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Individu on January 10, 2017, 09:45:06 pm
Hi Ask Monash University,

If I were to receive an offer in a course from Monash in the first round and accept it, would it still be possible to get a second round offer in another Monash course (if I shifted its preference to #1)

Would I have to reject the first round offer to be eligible for the second round offer?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chenay0123 on January 11, 2017, 04:42:09 am
Hi Ask Monash University,

I recently received an email from the Faculty of Arts saying:

We are currently assessing your application and require either original or certified hard copies of the below documents to further assess your application:

- Transcript of studies for your Diploma verifying you have completed and your grades

I'm not sure what transcript they are referring to. I just graduated Year 12 so I don't know if that's the diploma?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 12, 2017, 05:30:19 pm
I've emailed Monash multiple times with this question and still haven't been given an answer. Basically, I will be on a cruise from 13-25 Jan and may not have access to wifi to check my round 1 offers. I need to know if I need to organise for someone else to enrol for me if the enrolement date is before the 25th Jan? Thank you

Hi guest123,
 
If you are a domestic applicant and receive an offer through VTAC on 18 January, you will need to accept your offer online. You will be provided with a link with instructions on how to log on, accept your offer and enrol into your units. However if you are not back in time, this could mean that you may be missing out on a Course Information Session on campus. Details regarding what to do in this situation will be explained in the offer letter. Hope the information helps.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 12, 2017, 05:31:29 pm
Hi Ask Monash University,

If I were to receive an offer in a course from Monash in the first round and accept it, would it still be possible to get a second round offer in another Monash course (if I shifted its preference to #1)

Would I have to reject the first round offer to be eligible for the second round offer?

Hi Individu,
 
You should always accept the offer you receive in Round 1. If you would like to be considered for a second round offer, you can then go back into VTAC and change your course preference order (shift the one you really want above the course you received an offer for). If places for your course of interest are still available in Round 2 and you meet all the course requirements, you may receive an offer in round 2. If you do receive an offer in Round 2, you can then go back and withdraw the offer you received in Round 1.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 12, 2017, 05:32:50 pm
Hi Ask Monash University,

I recently received an email from the Faculty of Arts saying:

We are currently assessing your application and require either original or certified hard copies of the below documents to further assess your application:

- Transcript of studies for your Diploma verifying you have completed and your grades

I'm not sure what transcript they are referring to. I just graduated Year 12 so I don't know if that's the diploma?

Thank you!


Hi chenay0123,
 
Please submit an enquiry through AskMonash (monash-ext.custhelp.com/app/ask) and include your VTAC ID number, full name, date of birth and contact details. A staff member will be able to follow up with your enquiry.
 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 23serenity on January 14, 2017, 08:56:32 pm
Hello ,

I would like to know about transfers to Monash Uni Clayton if I am coming from another uni like RMIT
If I was to study applied sciences at RMIT , what streams would  i take at rmit ?? (appplied chem or applied science) to be able to transfer to Monash science
If we didnt get any credit would i still be able to trasnfer ?? we just need that 60% pass right??
Would mid year transfers or end years transfers be available ??

Thank you for any help
-nathan
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: esthertham58 on January 16, 2017, 10:38:37 pm
Hi there,
   I am interested in doing Biomedical Science at Monash this year. If I have an planning to do graduate medicine in the future, what electives do you guys recommend me to do? From the monash website I know that I can only choose electives starting with the prefixes BCH, BME, DEV, GEN, HUP, IMM, MIC, MIS, PHA and PHY. From the atar notes forum, I know that CHM 1011 and CHM 1022 is recommended. Is there any other electives that are popular among aspiring graduate medical students?
2. Do biomedical students have to take electives  ( Monash)?
3.   Can biomedical students major/ minor in certain units

Looking forward to hearing from you soon! Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: iTry on January 19, 2017, 11:11:10 am
Hi guys,

I don't know if this is the right thread to post this, but I plan on doing medicine in the near future. However, as UMAT didnt work out, I have chosen to do Monash biomed (for which I received a 1st round offer). I dont know if the new pathway into med from biomed is underway yet, but i just wanted to know how hard one would gage it to be. I've been told by many that it is extremely competitive (which i understand), but others have gone as far as saying that the environment is sometimes "toxic". Whilst I would like to go to Monash (as its a v.good uni and close to home), I also just want to put myself in a position where I can achieve my dream of medicine (hard, I know). I also received an offer from UTAS for medical research which is apparently less competitive, but i'll have to sit the dreaded UMAT again. Should I consider this pathway? How have you guys found Monash biomed and what path would you recommend?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 20, 2017, 03:56:14 pm
Hello ,

I would like to know about transfers to Monash Uni Clayton if I am coming from another uni like RMIT
If I was to study applied sciences at RMIT , what streams would  i take at rmit ?? (appplied chem or applied science) to be able to transfer to Monash science
If we didnt get any credit would i still be able to trasnfer ?? we just need that 60% pass right??
Would mid year transfers or end years transfers be available ??

Thank you for any help
-nathan

Hi Nathan,
 
You're encouraged to choose the stream of most interest to you. Students can apply to transfer from another university’s science-related degree into Monash Science. Entry will be determined by a number of factors, including your Year 12 result, the grades achieved in your tertiary study (60% or higher), and the duration of that study.
Mid-year entry is usually available for our Bachelor of Science, although this is most suitable if you have commenced tertiary studies in Science. Selection is a competitive process and will be based on academic performance.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 20, 2017, 04:01:33 pm
Hi guys,

I don't know if this is the right thread to post this, but I plan on doing medicine in the near future. However, as UMAT didnt work out, I have chosen to do Monash biomed (for which I received a 1st round offer). I dont know if the new pathway into med from biomed is underway yet, but i just wanted to know how hard one would gage it to be. I've been told by many that it is extremely competitive (which i understand), but others have gone as far as saying that the environment is sometimes "toxic". Whilst I would like to go to Monash (as its a v.good uni and close to home), I also just want to put myself in a position where I can achieve my dream of medicine (hard, I know). I also received an offer from UTAS for medical research which is apparently less competitive, but i'll have to sit the dreaded UMAT again. Should I consider this pathway? How have you guys found Monash biomed and what path would you recommend?

Thanks!


Hi iTry,
 
First up, congratulations on completing year 12 and receiving an offer for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash.
 
Here's some thoughts for you from our team:

Biomedical Science pathway into Medicine is currently in place and is the recommended pathway into the graduate-entry medicine course at Monash University. It is definitely very competitive to enter a graduate-entry medicine program, although we reserve 50 places in this course for Monash Biomedical Science graduates only, and the remaining 25 places for Monash graduates from specified degrees only.

As a guide, students who applied in 2016 for the 2018 intake through the Biomedical Science pathway required a clearly in Average Mark (AM) of 79.89, taken from all year 1 and 2 Bachelor of Biomedical Science core units, to be offered the opportunity to undertake an interview and Situational Judgement Test (SJT) for the graduate-entry medicine course.

On the other hand, the clearly in WAM for interviews for applicants who applied in 2016 for the 2017 intake into the graduate entry medicine program was 81.39. This included applicants who had completed their Biomedical Science, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy or Science degree at Monash University and were competing for one of 25 places in the course.
Hope this helps a little with your decision.  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 20, 2017, 04:03:41 pm
Hi there,
   I am interested in doing Biomedical Science at Monash this year. If I have an planning to do graduate medicine in the future, what electives do you guys recommend me to do? From the monash website I know that I can only choose electives starting with the prefixes BCH, BME, DEV, GEN, HUP, IMM, MIC, MIS, PHA and PHY. From the atar notes forum, I know that CHM 1011 and CHM 1022 is recommended. Is there any other electives that are popular among aspiring graduate medical students?
2. Do biomedical students have to take electives  ( Monash)?
3.   Can biomedical students major/ minor in certain units

Looking forward to hearing from you soon! Thanks! :)

Hi Esthertham,

Students who are studying the Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash will need to successfully complete all the core Biomedical Science units to be eligible to apply for our graduate-entry medical program. Only results from these core units will be used to calculate the Average Mark (AM) to rank applicants for an interview through the Biomedical Science pathway. Your elective unit choice will not influence your eligibility for an interview under this pathway.
 
However, applicants applying for the additional 25 places in the graduate-entry medicine program will have their Weighted Average Mark (WAM) applied across units completed to rank students for an interview. Thus the results you achieve in your elective units will be taken into consideration.
 
You can read more about the Biomedical Science pathway into medicine and the requirements at: http://med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/grad-entry/bms-pathway-applications.html
 
As part of the course structure of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash University, all biomedical science students will have room to choose up to 48 credit points of electives (8 standard units). You can choose further units in a biomedical science related discipline, or units from other faculties. You can even choose to focus all your electives in certain disciplines if you wish (speak to a course advisor about this).

Hope this helps!  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 23serenity on January 22, 2017, 09:09:27 pm
Hello ,

I would like to know about transfers to Monash Uni Clayton if I am coming from another uni like RMIT
If I was to study applied sciences at RMIT , what streams would  i take at rmit ?? (appplied chem or applied science) to be able to transfer to Monash science
If we didnt get any credit would i still be able to trasnfer ?? we just need that 60% pass right??
Would mid year transfers or end years transfers be available ??

Thank you for any help
-nathan

Hi Nathan,
 
You're encouraged to choose the stream of most interest to you. Students can apply to transfer from another university’s science-related degree into Monash Science. Entry will be determined by a number of factors, including your Year 12 result, the grades achieved in your tertiary study (60% or higher), and the duration of that study.
Mid-year entry is usually available for our Bachelor of Science, although this is most suitable if you have commenced tertiary studies in Science. Selection is a competitive process and will be based on academic performance.

Sorry but what do you mean by this ?

, although this is most suitable if you have commenced tertiary studies in Science. Se


Does this mean If I start my first year with a science course?
So mid year transfer wont look at my yr12 results ?

And thank you for the info before .
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: upandgo on January 23, 2017, 04:40:59 pm
hi  :) is it possible to study level 2 units as a first year (second semester) provided that i have satisfied the pre-requisites?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: AngelWings on January 23, 2017, 04:49:40 pm
hi  :) is it possible to study level 2 units as a first year (second semester) provided that i have satisfied the pre-requisites?

Yes, definitely. For example, many students who wish to continue their VCE/ high school equivalent LOTE language, can generally get into level 2 language units straight away, There's no problem if you've satisfied the pre-reqs. Just talk to your managing faculty student services to confirm this (just in case) and enrol you into the one you want! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: upandgo on January 23, 2017, 05:23:15 pm
Yes, definitely. For example, many students who wish to continue their VCE/ high school equivalent LOTE language, can generally get into level 2 language units straight away, There's no problem if you've satisfied the pre-reqs. Just talk to your managing faculty student services to confirm this (just in case) and enrol you into the one you want! :)

thanks for the clarification!  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: lyoko on January 23, 2017, 09:07:50 pm
Hi,

I am interested in the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging Degree (Honours) at Monash and was wondering that if I was unable to obtain a position in the course, due to extensive number of applications, what other courses could I do which are similar to the course in terms of units in order to transfer to the course mid-year? Would the 'Bachelor of Science' at Monash be okay?

Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 25, 2017, 01:37:42 pm
Hi Nathan,

Most subjects in the Bachelor of Science will require you to have studied units in sequential order. As such, your units from RMIT will need to be assessed by the faculty to determine the equivalency to our first semester units.
 
Secondly, as you will have commenced tertiary studies, which is more recent than your year 12 results, they will be considered in conjunction with your Year 12 results.

Hope this clarifies it a little more for you :)


Sorry but what do you mean by this ?

, although this is most suitable if you have commenced tertiary studies in Science. Se


Does this mean If I start my first year with a science course?
So mid year transfer wont look at my yr12 results ?

And thank you for the info before .
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Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 25, 2017, 01:39:30 pm
hi  :) is it possible to study level 2 units as a first year (second semester) provided that i have satisfied the pre-requisites?

Hi upandgo,
 
You can definitely study level 2 units in first year if your course structure permits and the prerequisites have been met. If you have any questions regarding unit selection, speak with your faculty student services.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 25, 2017, 01:41:43 pm
Hi lyoko,
 
The Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging only has one intake available each year, and because of this, transfer mid-year is not possible. One pathway is to complete at least one year full time of an alternative Bachelor degree and achieve an average of at least 70% to be considered for an interview. As selection is a competitive process, a higher average may be required to be shortlisted. Prerequisites of English, higher level mathematics and either Physics or Biology at Australian Year 12 equivalent or tertiary level must be met. There are no recommended degrees, although a degree in a similar field is recommended if you had satisfied the prerequisites through high school. You can read more about the selection criteria at http://www.med.monash.edu.au/radiography/prospective-students-undergraduate.html (will be updated later this year for the 2018 intake).



Hi,

I am interested in the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging Degree (Honours) at Monash and was wondering that if I was unable to obtain a position in the course, due to extensive number of applications, what other courses could I do which are similar to the course in terms of units in order to transfer to the course mid-year? Would the 'Bachelor of Science' at Monash be okay?

Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: lyoko on January 25, 2017, 02:47:06 pm
Hi Monash,

Thank-you for your response. Sorry, another question I have is what is the clear-in ATAR for this course? This is as I was unable to find details on either your website nor the student handbook.

Thanks

Hi lyoko,
 
The Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging only has one intake available each year, and because of this, transfer mid-year is not possible. One pathway is to complete at least one year full time of an alternative Bachelor degree and achieve an average of at least 70% to be considered for an interview. As selection is a competitive process, a higher average may be required to be shortlisted. Prerequisites of English, higher level mathematics and either Physics or Biology at Australian Year 12 equivalent or tertiary level must be met. There are no recommended degrees, although a degree in a similar field is recommended if you had satisfied the prerequisites through high school. You can read more about the selection criteria at http://www.med.monash.edu.au/radiography/prospective-students-undergraduate.html (will be updated later this year for the 2018 intake).



Hi,

I am interested in the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging Degree (Honours) at Monash and was wondering that if I was unable to obtain a position in the course, due to extensive number of applications, what other courses could I do which are similar to the course in terms of units in order to transfer to the course mid-year? Would the 'Bachelor of Science' at Monash be okay?

Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: guest123 on January 26, 2017, 01:13:21 am
Hi Monash,

Thank-you for your response. Sorry, another question I have is what is the clear-in ATAR for this course? This is as I was unable to find details on either your website nor the student handbook.

Thanks
There's no clearly in atar as they look at your interview as well
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: blossum on January 26, 2017, 06:01:02 pm
Hi! Can I do a first year unit in second year?
Backstory
I'm a little interested in atmospheric science, but have no idea if I want to major in it. I like to stay safe with my options so I'm doing Earth, Atmosphere and Environment I&II, Biology I&II. However with the Bachelor of Science I need to do a math. I dropped methods after yr 11 and did well in further in 12. Atmospheric science requires MTH1030 Techniques for modelling and MTH2010 Multivariable calculus in second year. My issue is that since I was bad at pre-calculus I'll need to catch up with the units MTH1020 Analysis of change and MTH1010 Functions and their applications. However I think it makes more sense to do them sequentially to ease into calculus and not both in the same first semester whilst taking MTH 1030 in second semester.
Visual
Can I.. do.. this ;_;
This is just an example of majors (atmospheric and plant science.. I don't know what I want to do :'} (http://image.prntscr.com/image/29e45c77109142418383089579d12901.png)
//edit: I know each year is subject to change but I'm uncomfortable having three spare electives.. if I wanted to do two 8 unit majors and these math it only leaves three! Do people use these to just have some fun?

Also by chance did anyone do the biology bridging course that was introduced last year? I'm planning on doing it this year and I was just wondering if anyone had anything to say about it. Thanks ( ‾́ ◡ ‾́ )
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Floatzel98 on January 26, 2017, 06:29:15 pm
Hi! Can I do a first year unit in second year?
Backstory
I'm a little interested in atmospheric science, but have no idea if I want to major in it. I like to stay safe with my options so I'm doing Earth, Atmosphere and Environment I&II, Biology I&II. However with the Bachelor of Science I need to do a math. I dropped methods after yr 11 and did well in further in 12. Atmospheric science requires MTH1030 Techniques for modelling and MTH2010 Multivariable calculus in second year. My issue is that since I was bad at pre-calculus I'll need to catch up with the units MTH1020 Analysis of change and MTH1010 Functions and their applications. However I think it makes more sense to do them sequentially to ease into calculus and not both in the same first semester whilst taking MTH 1030 in second semester.
Visual
Can I.. do.. this ;_;
This is just an example of majors (atmospheric and plant science.. I don't know what I want to do :'} (http://image.prntscr.com/image/29e45c77109142418383089579d12901.png)
//edit: I know each year is subject to change but I'm uncomfortable having three spare electives.. if I wanted to do two 8 unit majors and these math it only leaves three! Do people use these to just have some fun?

Also by chance did anyone do the biology bridging course that was introduced last year? I'm planning on doing it this year and I was just wondering if anyone had anything to say about it. Thanks ( ‾́ ◡ ‾́ )

You are fine to do a first year unit in second year. I'm pretty sure you are able to do a max of 10 1st year units. I'm pretty sure you would have to do all the math units in order anyway. You shouldn't be able to complete MTH1010 and MTH1020 concurrently. EAE2111 doesn't need any math prerequisites, and EAE2122 may only need MTH1030, which you complete the semester prior, so everything works out. Yeah, people use their electives to take units from other faculties around the university. Feel free to use them up, or fill them with other major/minor units.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: als0004 on January 26, 2017, 08:31:50 pm
Hey,
I was wondering if I can fulfil the methods prerequisite for commerce in my first year of my law degree 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 27, 2017, 01:46:55 pm
Hi Blossom, I'm sure you'll get plenty of advice and ideas about this but it's worth also saying that you could add the guys at Monash Connect into your mix of sources - they're well placed to help you out on this. Give them a call on 1800 MONASH or email them at [email protected] Hope this helps :)


Hi! Can I do a first year unit in second year?
Backstory
I'm a little interested in atmospheric science, but have no idea if I want to major in it. I like to stay safe with my options so I'm doing Earth, Atmosphere and Environment I&II, Biology I&II. However with the Bachelor of Science I need to do a math. I dropped methods after yr 11 and did well in further in 12. Atmospheric science requires MTH1030 Techniques for modelling and MTH2010 Multivariable calculus in second year. My issue is that since I was bad at pre-calculus I'll need to catch up with the units MTH1020 Analysis of change and MTH1010 Functions and their applications. However I think it makes more sense to do them sequentially to ease into calculus and not both in the same first semester whilst taking MTH 1030 in second semester.
Visual
Can I.. do.. this ;_;
This is just an example of majors (atmospheric and plant science.. I don't know what I want to do :'} (http://image.prntscr.com/image/29e45c77109142418383089579d12901.png)
//edit: I know each year is subject to change but I'm uncomfortable having three spare electives.. if I wanted to do two 8 unit majors and these math it only leaves three! Do people use these to just have some fun?

Also by chance did anyone do the biology bridging course that was introduced last year? I'm planning on doing it this year and I was just wondering if anyone had anything to say about it. Thanks ( ‾́ ◡ ‾́ )
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Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: geminii on January 29, 2017, 10:24:15 pm
Hello Monash Uni!

I'll be doing the UMAT this year in order to get into your Undergraduate Medicine Course in 2018. I was wondering whether there was a percentile cutoff for the UMAT in order to be considered for an interview?
Also, what is the minimum or recommended ATAR to get an interview for this course?

Thank you so much! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: jabuibui on January 29, 2017, 11:13:55 pm
Hi Monash Uni  :D

I was wondering if I can choose Physics as an elective in the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine course. Also do you have electives in the course ahaha

Thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 30, 2017, 09:46:09 am
Hi Iyoko,
 
There is no Clearly-in ATAR for the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours). Selection for admission into this course is based on a range-of-criteria, including ATAR and Multiple-Mini-Interview (MMI) performance. Only those applicants who are shortlisted and attend an interview will be eligible for selection into the degree.
 

Hi Monash,

Thank-you for your response. Sorry, another question I have is what is the clear-in ATAR for this course? This is as I was unable to find details on either your website nor the student handbook.

Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 30, 2017, 09:58:55 am
Hi als0004,

Your best option is to contact Monash Connect. They're available on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or you can email them via [email protected] and should be able to provide the advice you're looking for.


Hey,
I was wondering if I can fulfil the methods prerequisite for commerce in my first year of my law degree
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: lyoko on January 31, 2017, 10:19:46 pm
There's no clearly in atar as they look at your interview as well

Thank-you :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: lyoko on January 31, 2017, 10:20:28 pm
Hi Iyoko,
 
There is no Clearly-in ATAR for the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours). Selection for admission into this course is based on a range-of-criteria, including ATAR and Multiple-Mini-Interview (MMI) performance. Only those applicants who are shortlisted and attend an interview will be eligible for selection into the degree.

Thank-you :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on February 03, 2017, 04:02:08 pm
Hi geminii,
 
The selection process for direct entry medicine at Clayton consists of three components - Year 12 (or equivalent) results, completion of the UMAT (Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test) and a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). All three components are weighted equally.
 
Selection for interview (MMI) is based on a combination of an applicant's UMAT and ATAR scores. The cutoff score is determined by the distribution of scores each year and therefore changes depending on each cohort. The minimum ATAR to be eligible is 90 but usually, a significantly higher ATAR is required due to the competitiveness of the applicants.


Hello Monash Uni!

I'll be doing the UMAT this year in order to get into your Undergraduate Medicine Course in 2018. I was wondering whether there was a percentile cutoff for the UMAT in order to be considered for an interview?
Also, what is the minimum or recommended ATAR to get an interview for this course?

Thank you so much! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on February 03, 2017, 04:04:03 pm
Hi jabuibui,
 
The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine is a specialist degree consisting of only core medicine units. The first two years are campus-based, focusing on the basic medical and behavioural sciences of anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and sociology. The final three years are conducted in clinical settings. There will not be any room for you to undertake any elective units as part of this course. Hope this helps!  :)
 
 

Hi Monash Uni  :D

I was wondering if I can choose Physics as an elective in the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine course. Also do you have electives in the course ahaha

Thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: icecream52 on February 04, 2017, 12:25:02 am
Hello!!
asking: students who did the methods 3/4 equivalent in their first yr AND students who successfully transferred from caulfield to clayton
my dilemma: how hard is the uni maths compared to vce methods?
should i just do methods in yr12 and hope for the best?
honestly, methods gives me bad anxiety. like REAL BAD ANXIETY where i just can't work.

if the uni maths is //significantly// harder than yr12 methods....would i be able to survive?

also, if i work really hard 1st sem and get good grades, how hard would it be for me to do an internal transfer from
bach of business --> commerce/science?

thank you so much! <3<3


Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Sine on February 06, 2017, 11:53:26 am
Hello!!
asking: students who did the methods 3/4 equivalent in their first yr AND students who successfully transferred from caulfield to clayton
my dilemma: how hard is the uni maths compared to vce methods?
should i just do methods in yr12 and hope for the best?
honestly, methods gives me bad anxiety. like REAL BAD ANXIETY where i just can't work.

if the uni maths is //significantly// harder than yr12 methods....would i be able to survive?

also, if i work really hard 1st sem and get good grades, how hard would it be for me to do an internal transfer from
bach of business --> commerce/science?

thank you so much! <3<3
The uni equivalent of maths methods is MTH1010 at monash. Theoretically neither should be easier or harder. The content will be 80%+ similar but teaching styles/assessment will differ.

If you don't need methods don't do it. It's not worth the anxiety. However if you do methods it opens up the possibility of going straight into comm/sci.

Better leave transfer stuff for Ask Monash University
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: deStudent on February 06, 2017, 04:37:35 pm
Does anyone if taking spesh will shorten a BCOM/BENG double degree? I know that if you want to graduate in 5 years you have to overload in some semesters. I don't want to that when I start uni but I still want to graduate in 5 years.

So will taking spesh in VCE (therefore don't need to do the equivalent foundation unit - MTH1020) shorten my degree, or would I have to pick another subject to because I need to satisfy the amount of credits needed?

I tried searching online/handout but found it quite confusing and couldn't find an answer.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Sine on February 06, 2017, 05:45:47 pm
Does anyone if taking spesh will shorten a BCOM/BENG double degree? I know that if you want to graduate in 5 years you have to overload in some semesters. I don't want to that when I start uni but I still want to graduate in 5 years.

So will taking spesh in VCE (therefore don't need to do the equivalent foundation unit - MTH1020) shorten my degree, or would I have to pick another subject to because I need to satisfy the amount of credits needed?

I tried searching online/handout but found it quite confusing and couldn't find an answer.
I don't think you need to overload for com/eng @ monash. Overloading is only the case if you haven't done spec AND physics at a VCE level. Thus requiring 2 foundation units. However this is overloading only for 1 semester.

If you have completed at least one of spec/physics no overload is required.

If you finish both spec/physics you can choose a first year engineering elective.

To finish the degree you need 240 credit points so it will be 5years with a normal uni load.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 23serenity on February 07, 2017, 05:05:24 pm
Hello


When can i apply for a mid year transfer to monash science s2000 ?
Is it better to do it earlier ?

And can you please list the subjects of first sem s2000 study so I can choose similar ones for my current uni
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Floatzel98 on February 07, 2017, 05:41:32 pm
Hello


When can i apply for a mid year transfer to monash science s2000 ?
Is it better to do it earlier ?

And can you please list the subjects of first sem s2000 study so I can choose similar ones for my current uni
I don't know anything about course transfers so I'll leave it to Monash to answer.

All units from the faculty of science are listed here in the handbook. It isn't filtered for first semester units though. It shouldn't be too hard to use the search functions in the handbook to find what you need. Use the browse function if you need the assistance.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: chenay0123 on February 08, 2017, 10:42:40 pm
Hi Ask Monash,

On this page http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/aos/politics/hons-arts-politics.html it states that "Students intending to enter honours in politics must have completed a major in that discipline". How strict is this rule? Would a major in a similar discipline, such as International Relations, be okay?

Thank you :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on February 10, 2017, 11:24:23 am
Hi chenay0123,
 
As your enquiry is relating to specific admission requirements for the Honours year in the Bachelor of Arts, please submit an enquiry: register.monash.edu.au/enquiry/ or phone: 1800 MONASH (666 274).
 
For more information, visit: artsonline.monash.edu.au/future-students/honours/applications-and-entry-requirements/.
 
 

Hi Ask Monash,

On this page http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/aos/politics/hons-arts-politics.html it states that "Students intending to enter honours in politics must have completed a major in that discipline". How strict is this rule? Would a major in a similar discipline, such as International Relations, be okay?

Thank you :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on February 10, 2017, 11:26:18 am
Hi 23serenity,
 
Mid-year transfer requirements and the application process will be updated at the following website later this year: http://www.monash.edu/science/future-students/undergraduate-study-options/mid-year-entry.
 
Please send an email to [email protected] if you would like to speak with staff about potential credit transfers.

Hello


When can i apply for a mid year transfer to monash science s2000 ?
Is it better to do it earlier ?

And can you please list the subjects of first sem s2000 study so I can choose similar ones for my current uni
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on February 10, 2017, 11:46:13 am
Hi deStudent,
 
Taking Specialist Mathematics in VCE will not reduce the course duration of the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) double degree. This double degree is a 5 year (full-time) course, which requires the completion of 240 credit points. In cases where foundation units are required, then overload will be required as part of the degree.

Hope this helps  ;)

Does anyone if taking spesh will shorten a BCOM/BENG double degree? I know that if you want to graduate in 5 years you have to overload in some semesters. I don't want to that when I start uni but I still want to graduate in 5 years.

So will taking spesh in VCE (therefore don't need to do the equivalent foundation unit - MTH1020) shorten my degree, or would I have to pick another subject to because I need to satisfy the amount of credits needed?

I tried searching online/handout but found it quite confusing and couldn't find an answer.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on February 10, 2017, 11:51:01 am
Hi icecream52,
 
The unit we offer which is equivalent to VCE Mathematical Methods is MTH1010 – Functions and their applications. You can read more about this unit at: https://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/MTH1010.html.
 
Internal course transfers will look at a couple of things – academic performance and satisfactory completion of the prerequisites. If you were to commence the Bachelor of Business at Monash University, then undertake MTH1010 in Semester 1, you can apply for an internal course transfer into the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science double degree after completing at least one fulltime semester with at least a 75% average.
 
Note, this average should be used as a guide only. Students will be ranked according to consideration of their entire academic record and a student statement/ other documentary evidence submitted with the application.
 

Hello!!
asking: students who did the methods 3/4 equivalent in their first yr AND students who successfully transferred from caulfield to clayton
my dilemma: how hard is the uni maths compared to vce methods?
should i just do methods in yr12 and hope for the best?
honestly, methods gives me bad anxiety. like REAL BAD ANXIETY where i just can't work.

if the uni maths is //significantly// harder than yr12 methods....would i be able to survive?

also, if i work really hard 1st sem and get good grades, how hard would it be for me to do an internal transfer from
bach of business --> commerce/science?

thank you so much! <3<3
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: geminii on February 10, 2017, 03:41:46 pm
Hi Monash!

I was looking at the medicine handbook for your uni and for graduate entry it said the following:

Further places are available to students who have completed the following Monash University degrees:
„ Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including double degrees)
„ Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
„ Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
„ Bachelor of Science (dependent on the
completion of designated units. See list on the website)


I was wondering what the part about the Bachelor of Science means. What are the designated units?

Thank you :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: geminii on February 15, 2017, 07:56:21 pm
Hi Monash!

I was looking at the medicine handbook for your uni and for graduate entry it said the following:

Further places are available to students who have completed the following Monash University degrees:
„ Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including double degrees)
„ Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
„ Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
„ Bachelor of Science (dependent on the
completion of designated units. See list on the website)


I was wondering what the part about the Bachelor of Science means. What are the designated units?

Thank you :)

bump :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Sine on February 15, 2017, 10:31:27 pm
bump :)
Quote
*A minimum of 5 of the following units must be completed within the Bachelor of Science degree to be eligible for Graduate Entry Medicine: BCH2011, Structure and function of cellular biomolecules; BCH2022: Metabolic basis of human diseases; DEV2011: Early human development from cells to tissues; DEV2022: Principles of organ and body design; GEN2052: Genomics and population genetics; IMM2011: Basic immunology: The body’s defence system; IMM2022: Immunology in health and disease; MIC2011 Introduction to microbiology and microbial biotechnology; MIC2022: Microbes of health and disease; *MOL2011: Molecular Biology: Genes and their expression; MOL2022: Molecular biology: gene technology and its application; PHA2022: Drugs and society; PHY2011: Neuroscience of sensory and control systems in the body; PHY2032: Endocrine control systems; PHY2042: Body systems physiology.
~ Monash Uni

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/grad-entry/2017-entry.html

Hope this helps  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: geminii on February 17, 2017, 05:06:50 pm

~ Monash Uni

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/grad-entry/2017-entry.html

Hope this helps  :)

Thank you so so so much!!!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: miaow on March 16, 2017, 05:36:07 pm
Hi Monash,

I'm wondering if its possible to rescind a unit that has already been completed. In my first semester of my first year I did an Arts unit that I intended to major in - ATS1903 for Literary Studies, alongside a major for Politics. I decided not to continue Literary Studies after Semester 1, and have pursued Philosophy instead. I would really like to do a double major in Politics and Philosophy. However as an Arts/Law student I only have 16 standard 6 credit point units in the Arts degree. As it stands, I would be 6 credit points short of completing the second major. Is it possible to take back those credit points spent on a 1st year Literary Studies unit and use them to complete a double major?

Just as a note, I'm not hoping to remove a bad score from my GPA or WAM - I actually did quite well in ATS1903 - I'm just concerned with trying to find a way to obtain a double major on my academic transcript. :)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on March 20, 2017, 02:16:28 pm
Hi Miaow, your best way forward is to contact Monash Connect, where they can talk you through process and options. They can be reached on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or via ask.monash. Hope this helps.

Hi Monash,

I'm wondering if its possible to rescind a unit that has already been completed. In my first semester of my first year I did an Arts unit that I intended to major in - ATS1903 for Literary Studies, alongside a major for Politics. I decided not to continue Literary Studies after Semester 1, and have pursued Philosophy instead. I would really like to do a double major in Politics and Philosophy. However as an Arts/Law student I only have 16 standard 6 credit point units in the Arts degree. As it stands, I would be 6 credit points short of completing the second major. Is it possible to take back those credit points spent on a 1st year Literary Studies unit and use them to complete a double major?

Just as a note, I'm not hoping to remove a bad score from my GPA or WAM - I actually did quite well in ATS1903 - I'm just concerned with trying to find a way to obtain a double major on my academic transcript. :)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: beverlycheeeee on March 22, 2017, 05:16:18 pm
:,) just a question, can I study a double arts degree in Monash? I want to study anthropology and a langauage (Korean/ Japanese) or even linguistics, what are the course requirements and the ATAR score required for the course?
- Is Monash good for studying Anthropology? I know Monash is a good place to study linguistics because my Japanese teacher told me how awesome the linguistics classes were :,)

Thank you in advance :D
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on March 22, 2017, 05:19:37 pm
:,) just a question, can I study a double arts degree in Monash? I want to study anthropology and a langauage (Korean/ Japanese) or even linguistics, what are the course requirements and the ATAR score required for the course?
- Is Monash good for studying Anthropology? I know Monash is a good place to study linguistics because my Japanese teacher told me how awesome the linguistics classes were :,)

Thank you in advance :D

Hey, beverlycheese! :)

I can confirm that Linguistics at Monash is outstanding. ;D

You could definitely double major in anthropology and a language - is that what you mean? As a general guide, you can find the clearly-in ATAR requirements (for 2017 - not necessarily for any other year) at this link. Last year, it was 81.05 for Caulfield, and 85.05 for Clayton. :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: beverlycheeeee on March 22, 2017, 05:29:49 pm
Hey, beverlycheese! :)

I can confirm that Linguistics at Monash is outstanding. ;D

You could definitely double major in anthropology and a language - is that what you mean? As a general guide, you can find the clearly-in ATAR requirements (for 2017 - not necessarily for any other year) at this link. Last year, it was 81.05 for Caulfield, and 85.05 for Clayton. :)

Thank you so much : D
Yep I want to major in both anthropology and a language but I'm not sure if the clearly in atar for double degrees are still 81 or 86 :,)
Could you kinda explain what you study in linguistics? : D

Thank you so much :,)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on March 22, 2017, 05:37:22 pm
Thank you so much : D
Yep I want to major in both anthropology and a language but I'm not sure if the clearly in atar for double degrees are still 81 or 86 :,)
Could you kinda explain what you study in linguistics? : D

Thank you so much :,)

You can study both anthropology and a language as part of a Bachelor of Arts (i.e. a single degree). Within that single degree, you can double major (so have two primary areas of study). If you're interested in a double degree, what else would you be thinking of studying? So like, Science, Laws, Commerce?

And sure! You can see my review of the Linguistics major right here. ;D
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: www on March 22, 2017, 08:30:32 pm
You can study both anthropology and a language as part of a Bachelor of Arts (i.e. a single degree). Within that single degree, you can double major (so have two primary areas of study). If you're interested in a double degree, what else would you be thinking of studying? So like, Science, Laws, Commerce?

And sure! You can see my review of the Linguistics major right here. ;D

I'm not entirely sure, but I think under a single Bachelor of Arts, beverlycheeeee would be able to do an anthropology major, linguistics major, and still have room to do 2 language minors (or anthro major, lang major, ling minor, lang minor)? 8 units for anthropology, 8 units for linguistics or language, leaving another 8 in year 1 and 2 according to the map, unless I'm misinterpreting it or forgetting a detail/rule. If my interpretation is correct, studying anthropology, linguistics, Japanese, and Korean in one degree is possible!

As a side comment, I'm doing first year linguistics (hopefully to carry through as a major) at the moment and can vouch that it is enjoyable so far. Also doing introductory Korean (probably will minor in it) and finding it fun too. Staff in both areas are superb. Since you've done KSL though, you have to take a test and it will likely make you follow the intermediate Korean stream if you wish to do Korean studies (details on this is located on the Korean studies handbook entry). In that case you'd be taking 'culture' units in first year for Korean instead of actual language units.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: avince on March 22, 2017, 11:03:20 pm
Hi,
I am wondering whether is it still possible to transfer from bachelor of science course I am currently doing to a bachelor of arts course, or is it only possible to apply for semester two intake? I am confused about the whole transferring process and the deadlines! I am a first year student.

Regards,
Ashwin
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: lyoko on March 23, 2017, 08:07:19 pm
Hi Monash,

I've recently been informed that the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging course has changed it's entrance structure. This will now be only ATAR Specific as well as prerequisites. Does this mean that if I am able to obtain an ATAR over the clear in ATAR that I am eligible to be get into the course?

Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: warya on March 27, 2017, 03:54:20 pm
Hi Monash

Which first year math units are equivalent to '2 units of first year mathematics, specifically in Calculus 2 and Linear Algebra' to satisfy pre reqs for a post grad course? Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Throwawaay on March 27, 2017, 04:16:02 pm
I am in year 12 and am doing accounting, physics, spesh, methods and english Language. Having completed 1/2 chemistry and 3/4 further last year. Is there anyway for me to do Pharmacology without doing 3/4 chemistry?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Wota on April 04, 2017, 07:24:15 pm
Hi! Does Monash Uni offer Speech Pathology as a course? If so, are there any VCE subject prereqs? Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: beverlycheeeee on April 06, 2017, 04:08:39 pm
You can study both anthropology and a language as part of a Bachelor of Arts (i.e. a single degree). Within that single degree, you can double major (so have two primary areas of study). If you're interested in a double degree, what else would you be thinking of studying? So like, Science, Laws, Commerce?

And sure! You can see my review of the Linguistics major right here. ;D

I am thinking about a double arts degree of anthropology and linguistics... is that possible? Or even a double science (biology) /arts degree.. the problem is I don't take any math at all and the only science subject I'm taking is biology  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: K888 on April 06, 2017, 04:22:07 pm
Hi! Does Monash Uni offer Speech Pathology as a course? If so, are there any VCE subject prereqs? Thanks
Hi Wota :)
Monash Uni doesn't offer a Speech Pathology course. Here is a list of Australian universities who do:
https://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/SPAweb/Resources_for_the_Public/Become_a_Speech_Pathologist/SPAweb/Resources_for_the_Pubic/Become_a_Speech_Pathologist/Become_a_Speech_Pathologist.aspx?hkey=7b3f512c-a1e1-4231-a051-453fbb094652

The universities in Victoria who offer Speech Pathology are: ACU, La Trobe, Melb Uni, and CSU (although this is in Albury so technically NSW). To see the prerequisites for each university I'd recommend looking at their respective websites.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Joseph41 on April 07, 2017, 11:15:53 am
I am thinking about a double arts degree of anthropology and linguistics... is that possible? Or even a double science (biology) /arts degree.. the problem is I don't take any math at all and the only science subject I'm taking is biology  :-\ :-\

Hey beverlycheeeee!

Yep, absolutely possible. :) In fact, you could theoretically undertake a double degree in Arts and Science - and then, within that Arts degree, double major in both Anthropology and Linguistics.

The terminology is a bit confusing and I appreciate that it's difficult to really get the structure until you need to, so keep asking questions. :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: coolbook on April 07, 2017, 11:25:16 am
Is it possible to do actuary at monash without doing specialist maths?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: beverlycheeeee on April 08, 2017, 12:11:44 pm
I'm not entirely sure, but I think under a single Bachelor of Arts, beverlycheeeee would be able to do an anthropology major, linguistics major, and still have room to do 2 language minors (or anthro major, lang major, ling minor, lang minor)? 8 units for anthropology, 8 units for linguistics or language, leaving another 8 in year 1 and 2 according to the map, unless I'm misinterpreting it or forgetting a detail/rule. If my interpretation is correct, studying anthropology, linguistics, Japanese, and Korean in one degree is possible!

As a side comment, I'm doing first year linguistics (hopefully to carry through as a major) at the moment and can vouch that it is enjoyable so far. Also doing introductory Korean (probably will minor in it) and finding it fun too. Staff in both areas are superb. Since you've done KSL though, you have to take a test and it will likely make you follow the intermediate Korean stream if you wish to do Korean studies (details on this is located on the Korean studies handbook entry). In that case you'd be taking 'culture' units in first year for Korean instead of actual language units.

Alrighty ! Thank you so much TuT  ;D ;D ;D
All the best to you !
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: beverlycheeeee on April 08, 2017, 12:15:22 pm
Hey beverlycheeeee!

Yep, absolutely possible. :) In fact, you could theoretically undertake a double degree in Arts and Science - and then, within that Arts degree, double major in both Anthropology and Linguistics.

The terminology is a bit confusing and I appreciate that it's difficult to really get the structure until you need to, so keep asking questions. :)
It is kinda confusing ;u; so basically I have three majors if I do a science degree and 2 majors in art degrees?  But wouldn't the ATAR requirment be like really high?
But if I take two majors, how about minors? Is it required I take minors? like a language or something if I do linguistics?

Thank you so much for answering my questions ;u;
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 11, 2017, 10:17:48 am
Hello lyoko,
 
From 2018, the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours) degree will no longer have a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) selection requirement. Therefore, school-leaver applicants will be selected for admission based on ATAR and satisfying course prerequisites. The clearly-in ATAR for this course in 2018 will not be known until first round of offers are finalised and published in January 2018. As a rough guide only, students should aim for an ATAR of 90+. All applicants at or above the clearly-in ATAR and that meet course prerequisites are offered a place. Hope this helps.
 

Hi Monash,

I've recently been informed that the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging course has changed it's entrance structure. This will now be only ATAR Specific as well as prerequisites. Does this mean that if I am able to obtain an ATAR over the clear in ATAR that I am eligible to be get into the course?

Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 11, 2017, 10:20:11 am
Hi Warya,
 
For subject/unit selection and advice in the study area of Mathematics, it is recommended that you contact the Faculty of Science directly: [email protected] To further assist the Faculty of Science, please remember to include the name of the postgraduate course you are referring to.


Hi Monash

Which first year math units are equivalent to '2 units of first year mathematics, specifically in Calculus 2 and Linear Algebra' to satisfy pre reqs for a post grad course? Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 11, 2017, 10:21:39 am
Hello Throwawaay,
 
Pharmacology is an area of study (major/minor) that is available within the Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to Year 12 English, the prerequisites for the Science degree are: Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematical Methods (CAS), Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Thus, you don’t necessarily require Year 12 Chemistry if you have satisfied one of the other Science prerequisites outlined above such as Year 12 Physics or Year 12 Methods. Hope this helps  :)

I am in year 12 and am doing accounting, physics, spesh, methods and english Language. Having completed 1/2 chemistry and 3/4 further last year. Is there anyway for me to do Pharmacology without doing 3/4 chemistry?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 11, 2017, 10:23:00 am
Hi Wota,
 
Unfortunately, Monash does not currently offer any programs in Speech Pathology at undergraduate or postgraduate level. For alternative course options, please refer to the Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences course list at the following link: https://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course?f.InterestAreas%7CcourseInterestAreas=Medicine%2C+Nursing+%26+Health+Sciences 

Hi! Does Monash Uni offer Speech Pathology as a course? If so, are there any VCE subject prereqs? Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 11, 2017, 10:26:49 am
Hi avince,

You are best to visit one of our Monash Connect teams on campus to talk through your options or they can be contacted on 1800 MONASH.

Hi,
I am wondering whether is it still possible to transfer from bachelor of science course I am currently doing to a bachelor of arts course, or is it only possible to apply for semester two intake? I am confused about the whole transferring process and the deadlines! I am a first year student.

Regards,
Ashwin
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: cookiedream on April 11, 2017, 11:18:37 am
Hi Monash!

Will you still have the direct entry pathway for med (2018 entry)? If so, will the 50-50-50 rule be applied for umat? (I've heard rumours that it will be brought back)

Thank you :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: lyoko on April 12, 2017, 02:24:05 pm
Hello Moansh,

Thank-you for replying. If this is the case, then would we be ranked and say the top (x) amount of student will be offer a place? Also could you give a rough estimate as to how many students will be offered a placed in 2018?

Thank-you



Hello lyoko,
 
From 2018, the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours) degree will no longer have a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) selection requirement. Therefore, school-leaver applicants will be selected for admission based on ATAR and satisfying course prerequisites. The clearly-in ATAR for this course in 2018 will not be known until first round of offers are finalised and published in January 2018. As a rough guide only, students should aim for an ATAR of 90+. All applicants at or above the clearly-in ATAR and that meet course prerequisites are offered a place. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: geminii on June 12, 2017, 03:21:15 pm
Hi Monash,

I was wondering, if I start the Bachelor of Biomedical Science next year (2018), what other subjects would constitute as electives? As in, from what faculties, or what courses, could I choose as my electives? Are there any subjects I can't take as electives?

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: www on June 12, 2017, 03:43:04 pm
Hi Monash,

I was wondering, if I start the Bachelor of Biomedical Science next year (2018), what other subjects would constitute as electives? As in, from what faculties, or what courses, could I choose as my electives? Are there any subjects I can't take as electives?

Thanks :)

In the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (M2003), the elective spaces in the course can be units from any faculty assuming you are eligible for the unit (i.e. meeting the prerequisites), and that you are not going against your level limits of your course. Quote from the handbook for M2003: "Electives may be at any level but no more than 10 units (60 points) at level 1 may be credited to the course and a minimum 24 points must be at level 3.").
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on June 22, 2017, 03:45:56 pm
Hi Iyoko,
We will be accepting approximately 80 applicants into the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours) in 2018, although this figure may vary each year. Applicants will be ranked and selected based on achieved ATAR and satisfactory completion of the course prerequisites. Hope this helps :)

Hello Moansh,

Thank-you for replying. If this is the case, then would we be ranked and say the top (x) amount of student will be offer a place? Also could you give a rough estimate as to how many students will be offered a placed in 2018?

Thank-you



Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on June 22, 2017, 03:53:35 pm
Hi cookiedream,
 
We're the only Victorian university to offer a direct-entry medical program for students completing year 12 in 2018. You can read more about this course and the entry requirements in the 2018 Monash MD brochure. http://mona.sh/ZpUd30cNpSg
Selection for interview will be based on a combination of UMAT and ATAR results. While a UMAT score of 50 in each section is generally required, selection will be based on a range of criteria and we would not suggest that an applicant remove medicine as a preference based on their UMAT results.

Hi Monash!

Will you still have the direct entry pathway for med (2018 entry)? If so, will the 50-50-50 rule be applied for umat? (I've heard rumours that it will be brought back)

Thank you :)

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on June 22, 2017, 03:55:12 pm
Hi geminii,
 
Elective units may be chosen from across all disciplines the University provided that you have completed the required prerequisites and there are no restrictions on enrolment into the units. You may need permission from the owning faculty to enrol in some units taught by other faculties. Free electives can be identified using the browse units tool and indexes of units in the current edition of the Handbook. Hope this helps. :)

Hi Monash,

I was wondering, if I start the Bachelor of Biomedical Science next year (2018), what other subjects would constitute as electives? As in, from what faculties, or what courses, could I choose as my electives? Are there any subjects I can't take as electives?

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: lyoko on June 22, 2017, 10:07:00 pm
Hi Iyoko,
We will be accepting approximately 80 applicants into the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours) in 2018, although this figure may vary each year. Applicants will be ranked and selected based on achieved ATAR and satisfactory completion of the course prerequisites. Hope this helps :)


Hi Monash,

Thanks for replying! Can I also ask, how much weight is for example the SEAS program towards the ranking? For example 'under-representative school'?

Thank-you!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: shaylale on June 29, 2017, 10:36:09 pm
Hi Monash,

I wanted to know if there were any benefits to doing the Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced (Honours) instead of doing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and an Honours year separately either at Monash or Melbourne Uni. Are there more opportunities to contribute to research, for example, as opposed to the normal Biomed degree?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: kiki. on July 08, 2017, 12:46:26 am
Hi Monash,
I want to do a double degree in teaching and arts but I want to take electives from fine arts. Is that possible? I'm really interested doing CDS2531 (Illustration for animation).

Thank you for your time!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Alevine on July 08, 2017, 11:23:51 am
Hey Monash Team, I've got a question for you!
I'm working at the moment and soon I'll have enough money to finally buy a car (thank god).

I was wondering where the best places to park at Monash actually are. Should I try and get a (what are they called?) blue park permit thingy? Or are there alternative ways to park around Monash for a day without having to pay over $200 / sem?

I live in the south-east and it takes me about 20 mins to drive (no traffic) from my house to Monash Uni. I haven't really thought about carpooling in detail, but there ARE people who live around me who I could probably organise to carpool with. From your experience, what do you think my best choices (in terms of parking) are? Permit vs carpool vs free parking somewhere far vs.... anything else?

I don't mind walking 10 or 15 minutes from a car park somewhere but if possible I'd prefer not to walk any longer than that.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Hydroxyl on July 08, 2017, 11:39:00 am
Hi Monash!
What are the benefits of doing Biomedical Science as a pathway to Medicine, and if one can not enter through Postgrad, what other options and employment options are there?

Also, what are the benefits of doing Pharmacy as a pathway to Medicine?

Thank You
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: geminii on July 08, 2017, 07:15:01 pm
Thanks for replying to my question, Monash!

I also have three more:

If I were to do a double degree of Engineering/Biomedicine, could I receive the Honours for Biomed rather than Engineering? It seems on your website you've only given the option of 'Engineering (Honours) and Biomedicine'. What about 'Engineering and Biomedicine (Honours)'?

Also, can I do a double degree in Engineering & Biomedicine where the Engineering Speciality is Aerospace Engineering? I was looking at your website and I saw this (picture attached - it also shows what I meant in my first question) where there were multiple options, but no mention of Aerospace as a possibility of being in a double degree with Biomed. It would be awesome if you could clear this up!

My third question is, if I wanted to do both a Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics), how would that work? Could I do a double degree of Engineering (Aerospace)/Engineering (Mechatronics) or is this not possible?

Thanks heaps :)
-geminii
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ashjames on July 09, 2017, 03:30:51 pm
Hey Monash!!!

I as just wondering about basically everything about nursing and midwifery. Like, if I wanted to do nursing and after lets say 6 years go into midwifery, would I still be eligible?
- If I did nursing at a different uni, can I still transfer into midwifery @ monash when I am done? (Melbourne uni and RMIT only offer nursing, and they are much closer to where I live, so it would be great if I can transfer for midwifery at Monash later on)
Also, how many subjects would I have to do?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: ALE0017 on July 09, 2017, 06:59:48 pm
Hey There!
I am really passionate about doing Pharmacy as a profession and I have been looking at the Bachelor/ Masters of Pharmacy course at Monash Parkville. I am just worried that I won't get the ATAR that I need. I talked to a representative and they said that if I started a pharmacy course at another uni and then transferred to Monash, I would have to start the course all over again as I won't get any credits for the things that I have already done. I did unit 3/4 Bio and Chem last year and didn't do well as I expected. I am doing Methods, English and HHD currently and am doing alright. What shall I do to increase my chances of acceptance in the first round offers?

Thanks
An
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: HasibA on July 10, 2017, 11:58:01 am
Hey Monash, i was just wondering if its possible to do multiple summer/winter units within the one summer unit term or winter unit term? if so, how do i get more information about this topic? thank you
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 23serenity on July 10, 2017, 05:42:57 pm
HiMonash

I applied for 1st year Mid sem Science and I know it says 60% average for entrance consideration. I got a PASS grade for one of my classes at a different institution but 2 Distinctions and a credit. I'm feeling so down I thought because I wanted to make it into this course. Should I still continue to provide my documentation to Monash Connect ? honestly speaking,  they probably won't even look at my application now that I haven't met the requirements right? and that there will be many more kids who have HDs and that will accepted. :( So sad

Btw about academic transcripts , Do we have to buy them from the uni ? Can we just screen shot the results from online?

Thanks guys
Nathan
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: jess12 on July 18, 2017, 02:32:48 pm
Hi Monash,

I have applied to transfer from my current university to Monash for undergraduate Business degree commencing semester 2.
I am still awaiting a response as to whether my application was successful or not.
Do you know when offers are sent for semester 2 intake?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on July 21, 2017, 03:52:24 pm
Hi Monash,

I wanted to know if there were any benefits to doing the Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced (Honours) instead of doing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and an Honours year separately either at Monash or Melbourne Uni. Are there more opportunities to contribute to research, for example, as opposed to the normal Biomed degree?

Thank you.
In terms of course differences, I believe the Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced requires you to complete 2 research project electives in place of 2 free electives you would normally have in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science. I believe that Advanced students are also invited to take part in a high achievers program of sorts - although I'm not exactly sure what's offered in this program (extracurricular activities/opportunities?).

Hi Monash!
What are the benefits of doing Biomedical Science as a pathway to Medicine, and if one can not enter through Postgrad, what other options and employment options are there?

Also, what are the benefits of doing Pharmacy as a pathway to Medicine?

Thank You
In terms of doing Medicine at Monash, 50 of the 75 domestic places offered in the grad med program at Monash are reserved for Biomedical Science graduates only. No such advantage exists for other universities though (for Monash grads anyway). I guess the Biomedical Science course will also complement the foundation studies you do in the first year of the MD. Other job prospects include  research, lab assistant, government health programs. This is by no means a comprehensive list - Biomed graduates can go on to work in health statistics, pharmaceutical companies, etc. Monash also offers accelerated entry for Biomed graduates into their pharmacy program.

Pharmacy at Monash is one of the courses (alongside Science and Physio) which allows you to apply for 25 of the 75 domestic places in the Monash grad med program.
Thanks for replying to my question, Monash!

I also have three more:

If I were to do a double degree of Engineering/Biomedicine, could I receive the Honours for Biomed rather than Engineering? It seems on your website you've only given the option of 'Engineering (Honours) and Biomedicine'. What about 'Engineering and Biomedicine (Honours)'?
An Honours title generally requires a research/project component. The Engineering (Honours) degree at Monash includes a research/project component (I believe it's compulsory?) towards the end of the degree. This is not included/required in the Biomedical Science degree, and so therefore you will need to do a separate honours year to gain a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) award.

Hi Monash,

I have applied to transfer from my current university to Monash for undergraduate Business degree commencing semester 2.
I am still awaiting a response as to whether my application was successful or not.
Do you know when offers are sent for semester 2 intake?

Thank you!
This might be a bit late, but I believe the outcome arrives within 2 weeks of the Semester 1 results release date (July 10) i.e. before semester 2 begins on July 24.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Maya24 on July 21, 2017, 06:57:09 pm
Hi there
What are the difference between bachelor of pharmacy and bachelor of pharmaceutical science?  What are the benefits of doing either one of them?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: insanipi on July 21, 2017, 07:54:14 pm
Hi there
What are the difference between bachelor of pharmacy and bachelor of pharmaceutical science?  What are the benefits of doing either one of them?
Hey there!
I actually do Pharmaceutical Science currently and can give a bit of insight! :)

Pharmaceutical science is more lab-based* than pharmacy, where you spend quite a bit of your class time in a lab, learning the basic (and more complex) lab techniques that are need to work in the pharmaceutical industry. You ultimately learn about how medicines are made- from design to manufacture, including pharmacology. The degree can be taken as a standalone degree (3 years (or 4 years, with honours)) or combined with engineering (chemical engineering) (5 years), and not only focuses on the research done on campus, but focuses on the production of medicines (as I've probably said a million times by now haha). This degree also has the benefit of 3 different specialisations- medicinal chemistry (the techniques behind drug discovery and development), formulation science (the making of pharmaceuticals), and drug discovery biology (the understanding and discovery of drugs and their targets).

Pharmacy is more to do with training to be a pharmacist and is a five year course, as it combines both a bachelor's degree + honours and a master's degree. After doing this degree, you become a qualified pharmacist, registered with the Australian Pharmacy Council. A benefit of doing pharm is that most pharmacies take interns from all year levels, so you can earn some $$$ whilst practicing what you learn in classes. I also do know that it is possible to do the course abroad (Malaysia) for a semester (or year, I can't remember). :)

*based on opinion and inspection of both courses.

Hope this helps a little! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Maya24 on July 23, 2017, 06:01:31 pm
Hey there!
I actually do Pharmaceutical Science currently and can give a bit of insight! :)

Pharmaceutical science is more lab-based* than pharmacy, where you spend quite a bit of your class time in a lab, learning the basic (and more complex) lab techniques that are need to work in the pharmaceutical industry. You ultimately learn about how medicines are made- from design to manufacture, including pharmacology. The degree can be taken as a standalone degree (3 years (or 4 years, with honours)) or combined with engineering (chemical engineering) (5 years), and not only focuses on the research done on campus, but focuses on the production of medicines (as I've probably said a million times by now haha). This degree also has the benefit of 3 different specialisations- medicinal chemistry (the techniques behind drug discovery and development), formulation science (the making of pharmaceuticals), and drug discovery biology (the understanding and discovery of drugs and their targets).

Pharmacy is more to do with training to be a pharmacist and is a five year course, as it combines both a bachelor's degree + honours and a master's degree. After doing this degree, you become a qualified pharmacist, registered with the Australian Pharmacy Council. A benefit of doing pharm is that most pharmacies take interns from all year levels, so you can earn some $$$ whilst practicing what you learn in classes. I also do know that it is possible to do the course abroad (Malaysia) for a semester (or year, I can't remember). :)

*based on opinion and inspection of both courses.

Hope this helps a little! :)

Thank you :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 23serenity on July 23, 2017, 10:58:15 pm
Hi Monash.

I am currently doing first year science.
Could you let me know what electives I should take so that When i am able to transfer to Pharmacy, i will be credited for what I have studied? Keeping inmind that I am doing First year Bio and Chemistry

Thank u
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on July 26, 2017, 03:47:50 pm
Hi Ashjames,
 
Monash does not offer Midwifery as a standalone (single) degree. The course offered at Monash is the 4 years (full-time) Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery double degree: https://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2018/nursing-and-midwifery-m3007?domestic=true   
 
If you apply for this double degree and if you are selected for entry, on admission (during enrolment) you can certainly apply for credit for prior learning for any previous related study completed. However, the midwifery units are offered across all four years of the course. Refer to the 2017 Course Progression Map at the following link for details: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/maps/map-m3007.pdf
 
Note: credit for prior learning cannot be pre-determined prior to application. Formal credit for prior studies is assessed after you enrol. You apply for it when you enrol and are assessed on an individual basis at the discretion of the faculty.
 
In the event you were awarded credit for the nursing subjects you intend to complete, it would still likely take you 4 years to obtain the Monash Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery qualification. The reason for this is you would need to satisfy the prerequisites for each midwifery unit before being able to progress onto the next subjects. So you may underload the amount of subjects you enrol into each semester (if granted credit), but it would still likely take 4 years to complete due to the course structure. You can view individual Nursing/Midwifery subjects in more detail in the 2017 Unit Handbook at the following link: https://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/M3007.html 

Hey Monash!!!

I as just wondering about basically everything about nursing and midwifery. Like, if I wanted to do nursing and after lets say 6 years go into midwifery, would I still be eligible?
- If I did nursing at a different uni, can I still transfer into midwifery @ monash when I am done? (Melbourne uni and RMIT only offer nursing, and they are much closer to where I live, so it would be great if I can transfer for midwifery at Monash later on)
Also, how many subjects would I have to do?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on July 26, 2017, 03:54:38 pm
Hello ALE0017,
 
School-leaver applicants will be selected for entry into the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)/Master of Pharmacy combined degree based on academic merit – i.e. Year 12/ATAR equivalent results and satisfying course prerequisites (Year 12 English, Higher Level Mathematics and Chemistry). As a guide, in 2017 the clearly-in ATAR for this course was 91.05. Please remember ATAR is indicative only and ATAR can move up or down each year depending on the number and quality of applicants who apply.
 
In the event that you are unsuccessful for direct entry from high school, you could consider commencing a degree in a related discipline (e.g. Pharmacy at another university, Pharmaceutical Science, Biomedical Science, Science, Health Science etc.), complete at least one year of full-time equivalent study, aim for at least a 70% average, and then apply for a course transfer into the Monash Pharmacy degree. Due to the new course structure, credit for prior learning is not usually awarded into the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)/Master of Pharmacy combined degree. For more information on Pharmacy transfers: https://www.monash.edu/pharm/future/courses/pharmacy/course-variations-and-pathways/pathways-transfers

A reminder too that our Parkville campus, which specialises in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is hosting Open Day on Sunday August 20. It would be a great opportunity to meet with current students and talk to them about their experiences. There'll be staff and researchers available too and they're always happy to chat! More information on our Open Day is http://www.monash.edu/open-day. Hope to see you there!  :)

Hey There!
I am really passionate about doing Pharmacy as a profession and I have been looking at the Bachelor/ Masters of Pharmacy course at Monash Parkville. I am just worried that I won't get the ATAR that I need. I talked to a representative and they said that if I started a pharmacy course at another uni and then transferred to Monash, I would have to start the course all over again as I won't get any credits for the things that I have already done. I did unit 3/4 Bio and Chem last year and didn't do well as I expected. I am doing Methods, English and HHD currently and am doing alright. What shall I do to increase my chances of acceptance in the first round offers?

Thanks
An
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on July 26, 2017, 03:56:05 pm
Hello HasibA,
 
It is recommended that you speak directly with your faculty student services department who will be able to advise you on subject availability and appropriate course mapping for your degree. 
 

Hey Monash, i was just wondering if its possible to do multiple summer/winter units within the one summer unit term or winter unit term? if so, how do i get more information about this topic? thank you
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on July 26, 2017, 03:58:32 pm
Hi Nathan,
 
The 60% average normally required to transfer into the Bachelor of Science is an average across all subjects. Therefore, if you are interested in this course it is recommended that you provide further documentation for faculty to consider you for admission. Only certified hard copy documents (e.g. university transcripts) can be considered for a full offer. Screen shots cannot be considered for a full (unconditional) offer. More information on submitting documents to Monash is available on the Science Mid-Year Entry website: http://www.monash.edu/science/future-students/undergraduate-study-options/mid-year-entry

HiMonash

I applied for 1st year Mid sem Science and I know it says 60% average for entrance consideration. I got a PASS grade for one of my classes at a different institution but 2 Distinctions and a credit. I'm feeling so down I thought because I wanted to make it into this course. Should I still continue to provide my documentation to Monash Connect ? honestly speaking,  they probably won't even look at my application now that I haven't met the requirements right? and that there will be many more kids who have HDs and that will accepted. :( So sad

Btw about academic transcripts , Do we have to buy them from the uni ? Can we just screen shot the results from online?

Thanks guys
Nathan
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on July 26, 2017, 03:59:39 pm
Hello jess12,
 
Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. As you have already submitted an application, it is recommended that you contact the managing faculty directly for an update on the status of your existing application. You can contact the Monash Business School at the Caulfield campus directly via email: [email protected] or via phone: (03) 9903 1400.
 
Hi Monash,

I have applied to transfer from my current university to Monash for undergraduate Business degree commencing semester 2.
I am still awaiting a response as to whether my application was successful or not.
Do you know when offers are sent for semester 2 intake?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: geminii on July 29, 2017, 03:12:01 pm
Thanks for replying to my question, Monash!

I also have three more:

If I were to do a double degree of Engineering/Biomedicine, could I receive the Honours for Biomed rather than Engineering? It seems on your website you've only given the option of 'Engineering (Honours) and Biomedicine'. What about 'Engineering and Biomedicine (Honours)'?

Also, can I do a double degree in Engineering & Biomedicine where the Engineering Speciality is Aerospace Engineering? I was looking at your website and I saw this (picture attached - it also shows what I meant in my first question) where there were multiple options, but no mention of Aerospace as a possibility of being in a double degree with Biomed. It would be awesome if you could clear this up!

My third question is, if I wanted to do both a Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics), how would that work? Could I do a double degree of Engineering (Aerospace)/Engineering (Mechatronics) or is this not possible?

Thanks heaps :)
-geminii

Bump! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: shezz.iazz on July 29, 2017, 05:23:52 pm
Hi,

On the Monash Uni website for the course Undergraduate Medicine, Mathematical Methods is not a pre requisite. However, does doing mathematical methods have any effect on your chances of getting into medicine?. As I have seen whoever has gotten into medicine at Monash has done mathematical methods. I have also asked Monash Uni representatives at career expos and they have replied with saying Mathematical methods has absolutely no effect on your chances for medicine. I was wondering if you could maybe elaborate more on this or maybe let me know if you do know some people who have gotten into undergraduate medicine at Monash without doing Mathematical methods, I am not asking for their contacts or names but just a rough number of people who have gotten into the course without mathematical methods.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: nhmn0301 on July 31, 2017, 11:58:14 am
Hello,

I have applied for Graduate Medicine at Monash as an international student who doesn't complete my undergraduate degree at Monash. I would like to ask whether Monash uses wGPA or WAM to give out interview offer? And roughly when the interview offer will come out?

Thank you very much
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 08, 2017, 03:36:44 pm
Hi Iyoko,

The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) adjusts your aggregate score, which in turn adjusts your ATAR. This SEAS-adjusted ATAR will be used during the selection process and be used against the Clearly-in ATAR for that intake, not the lower Monash Guarantee ATAR. You can read more about SEAS at https://www.study.monash/how-to-apply/entry-schemes/special-entry-access-scheme.
 
However, if you attend a Monash listed under-represented school, you will be eligible to apply for entry under the Monash Guarantee. This means that if you successfully complete year 12 and achieve an ATAR of 88, satisfy the course prerequisites (English, higher level mathematics and one of either biology of physics at Year 12 level) for the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours), you will be eligible for a place in the course.
 
Please note, you must submit a Special Entry Access Scheme application through VTAC with your course application to be considered. For further information, please visit: https://www.study.monash/how-to-apply/entry-schemes/the-monash-guarantee and download the Monash Guarantee and SEAS brochure.
Apologies for the delay in coming back to you - hope this latest piece of the puzzle helps a little more.  :)

Hi Monash,

Thanks for replying! Can I also ask, how much weight is for example the SEAS program towards the ranking? For example 'under-representative school'?

Thank-you!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 08, 2017, 03:38:57 pm
Hi Shaylale,
 
The Biomedical Science Advanced (Honours) is a high-profile course designed for talented students who expect to pursue a career in biomedical research. It is an advanced version of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, providing students with outstanding opportunities to develop research, communication and teamwork skills during their undergraduate studies.
 
Furthermore, Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced (Honours) students will be given the opportunity to complete an Action in biochemistry, developmental biology, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology or physiology Research Project in third year. This unit provides the opportunity for high achieving students to work with an academic supervisor and complete a research project in their chosen area of study.
 
In comparison to the 3 year Bachelor of Biomedical Science + 1 year Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours), the 4 year Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced with Honours guarantees students entry into the honours year as long as a distinction average (70 percent) across 48 points in each calendar year is maintained.
 
On the other hand, students applying for the single honours year after completion of the equivalent bachelor degree will need to be ranked and assessed for admission based on academic merit achieved in prior studies, thus, achieving a distinction average in prior studies is only a hurdle requirement to apply for the single honours degree. Hope this helps. :)

Hi Monash,

I wanted to know if there were any benefits to doing the Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced (Honours) instead of doing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and an Honours year separately either at Monash or Melbourne Uni. Are there more opportunities to contribute to research, for example, as opposed to the normal Biomed degree?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 08, 2017, 03:41:46 pm
Hi Kiki,
The Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts double degree is a specialist degree where students are able to satisfy the minimum course requirements in as little as 4 years full time. As such, units outside of the Faculty of Education or the Faculty of Arts will not be possible. You can view the course progression map at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/maps/map-d3002.pdf.
However, if you would like to study the ‘CDS2531 – Illustration for animation’ unit, you will may be able to do so through single unit enrolment. Note, this unit also has prerequisites which need to be fulfilled. We would encourage you to consult with the course coordinator of this unit for options.

Hi Monash,
I want to do a double degree in teaching and arts but I want to take electives from fine arts. Is that possible? I'm really interested doing CDS2531 (Illustration for animation).

Thank you for your time!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 08, 2017, 03:42:46 pm
Hi Hydroxyl,
 
Biomedical science combines the fields of biology and medicine in order to focus on the health of humans. A biomedical sciences degree opens up career opportunities in biotechnology, the pharmaceutical industry, research centres, product development and technology. As a graduate, you may find work in the hospital and medical sector, including medical diagnostic laboratories; secondary and tertiary teaching; media and communications; and the government sector in such areas as health promotion and health economics.
 
In regards to studying medicine at Monash, the Bachelor of Biomedical Science is the recommended pathway into the graduate-entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at Monash University. This course has a total of 75 places available to domestic students, with at least 50 of these only reserved to Monash Bachelor of Biomedical Science students only.
 
Although the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) from Monash University is an acceptable degree for admission into one of the remaining 25 places in medicine at Monash, students who study the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and Master of Pharmacy at Monash would generally want to become a pharmacist, or would like a career in community pharmacy, government, hospital pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry, public health, regulatory bodies, and research and clinical trials.
 
Lastly, we had redesigned the curriculum of the graduate-entry medicine course a few years back and determined that students who have completed the Monash Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) would have the solid biomedical science background we needed to succeed in Year A of the graduate-entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine course. As such, we have considered the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at Monash University to be an acceptable pathway into the graduate-entry medicine course.
Hope this helps! :)

Hi Monash!
What are the benefits of doing Biomedical Science as a pathway to Medicine, and if one can not enter through Postgrad, what other options and employment options are there?

Also, what are the benefits of doing Pharmacy as a pathway to Medicine?

Thank You
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 08, 2017, 03:46:06 pm
Hi geminii,
 
Firstly, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash University is a double specialist degree where the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) has its Honours year embedded into the course. If you would like to obtain an Honours qualification for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, you will need to study a separate honours year where you will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your specialist field, and work closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling.
 
Secondly, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Biomedical Science double degree will not offer Aerospace engineering as an available engineering specialisation. Aerospace engineering is available in a double degree with the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce Specialist, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) or the Bachelor of Science. This table shows double degree combinations and the engineering fields they're available with.
 
Lastly, you will only be able to select one engineering specialisation within the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). However, students completing a single degree may choose further engineering units as electives (shown in Part E of the 2017 Handbook), or one of the engineering-approved minors from other faculties.
 
I hope this helps :)

Thanks for replying to my question, Monash!

I also have three more:

If I were to do a double degree of Engineering/Biomedicine, could I receive the Honours for Biomed rather than Engineering? It seems on your website you've only given the option of 'Engineering (Honours) and Biomedicine'. What about 'Engineering and Biomedicine (Honours)'?

Also, can I do a double degree in Engineering & Biomedicine where the Engineering Speciality is Aerospace Engineering? I was looking at your website and I saw this (picture attached - it also shows what I meant in my first question) where there were multiple options, but no mention of Aerospace as a possibility of being in a double degree with Biomed. It would be awesome if you could clear this up!

My third question is, if I wanted to do both a Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics), how would that work? Could I do a double degree of Engineering (Aerospace)/Engineering (Mechatronics) or is this not possible?

Thanks heaps :)
-geminii
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: lyoko on August 08, 2017, 10:12:53 pm
Hi Iyoko,

The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) adjusts your aggregate score, which in turn adjusts your ATAR. This SEAS-adjusted ATAR will be used during the selection process and be used against the Clearly-in ATAR for that intake, not the lower Monash Guarantee ATAR. You can read more about SEAS at https://www.study.monash/how-to-apply/entry-schemes/special-entry-access-scheme.
 
However, if you attend a Monash listed under-represented school, you will be eligible to apply for entry under the Monash Guarantee. This means that if you successfully complete year 12 and achieve an ATAR of 88, satisfy the course prerequisites (English, higher level mathematics and one of either biology of physics at Year 12 level) for the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours), you will be eligible for a place in the course.
 
Please note, you must submit a Special Entry Access Scheme application through VTAC with your course application to be considered. For further information, please visit: https://www.study.monash/how-to-apply/entry-schemes/the-monash-guarantee and download the Monash Guarantee and SEAS brochure.
Apologies for the delay in coming back to you - hope this latest piece of the puzzle helps a little more.  :)


Thank-you!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Maya24 on August 15, 2017, 07:48:43 pm
What careers can a degree in pharmaceutical science lead you too and how is the job market?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: insanipi on August 15, 2017, 08:17:55 pm
What careers can a degree in pharmaceutical science lead you too and how is the job market?
Hey! Whilst I'm not 100% sure about the job market (I mean there's 100s (if not more) of companies that need pharmaceutical scientists/researchers), however some of the careers that you could do with the PharmSci degree are:
- Analytical/forensic chemist
- Biotechnologist
- Cell biologist
- Clinical trial researcher
- Comestic chemist
- Drug analyst
- Formulation chemist
- Industry consultant
- Medicinal chemist
- Nanotechnologist
- Pharmaceutical scientist
- Pharmacologist
- Validation chemist
(Some of these may require some further training, but these are only a few of many possible careers)

You could also work for private companies (L'Oreal, GlaxoSmithKline, Dulux), research labs (such as the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical sciences), not-for-profits (such as the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute), and the government (such as CSRIO, or the department of health). :)

Hope this helps! :)

EDIT: Typos :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Maya24 on August 16, 2017, 04:53:26 pm
Hey! Whilst I'm not 100% sure about the job market (I mean there's 100s (if not more) of companies that need pharmaceutical scientists/researchers), however some of the careers that you could do with the PharmSci degree are:
- Analytical/forensic chemist
- Biotechnologist
- Cell biologist
- Clinical trial researcher
- Comestic chemist
- Drug analyst
- Formulation chemist
- Industry consultant
- Medicinal chemist
- Nanotechnologist
- Pharmaceutical scientist
- Pharmacologist
- Validation chemist
(Some of these may require some further training, but these are only a few of many possible careers)

You could also work for private companies (L'Oreal, GlaxoSmithKline, Dulux), research labs (such as the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical sciences), not-for-profits (such as the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute), and the government (such as CSRIO, or the department of health). :)

Hope this helps! :)

EDIT: Typos :)


Thank you so much :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: kiki. on August 17, 2017, 04:22:55 pm
Hi Monash! I want to do a double degree with teaching and arts. Is it true I can turn my four electives into a minor? Also, how much is the language diploma and what does it mean when we study it 'co-currently'? So is it overload?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 23serenity on August 22, 2017, 12:03:53 am
Hi monash

I was just wondering if anyone has done the intensive summer program in Monash Parkville for the  graduate entry for Pharmacy? Or if anyone can tell me what is covered during those 4 weeks?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: MA123 on August 22, 2017, 12:34:12 am
Hi, what's the difference between Computer Science and Information Technology?

I'm currently doing a double degree with Computer Science and thought that it was about learning programming etc. Looks like Comp Sci is more into looking at algorithms and sorting and not specifically focused on the programming... FYI: I am not bad at maths, did Methods and Further in VCE. I understand CompSci requires more maths...

I signed up for Comp Sci because it looked like a better version of IT, and there are better job offers, what do you guys suggest - should I switch to IT, or stick with Comp Sci?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 24, 2017, 10:13:14 am
Hi shezz.iazz,
 
Mathematical Methods is not a prerequisite for the 5 year direct-entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) course at Monash University. Year 12 English, Chemistry are the only two prerequisites for this course. Selection will be based on a range of criteria, including overall Year 12 performance, UMAT and Multiple-Mini Interview (MMI). In essence, prerequisites are studies you must have completed to be eligible for selection into our courses. If a subject is not listed as a prerequisite, it will not be required for admission.
 
However, if you would also like to expand your options for our 4 year graduate-entry medicine course, Mathematical Methods may be required for one of the pathway courses. In essence, places in this graduate-entry medicine program will only be open to students who graduate from one of the following programs at Monash University:
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science
- Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
- Bachelor of Science (dependent on completion of designated units).
 
Of the above courses, the Bachelor of Biomedical Science is the recommended course as a pathway into Medicine, with at least 50 of the 75 places reserved for this cohort. The prerequisites for this course include Year 12 English, Chemistry, and one of either Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics or Physics.

For further information, please email [email protected] or call us on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274).


Hi,

On the Monash Uni website for the course Undergraduate Medicine, Mathematical Methods is not a pre requisite. However, does doing mathematical methods have any effect on your chances of getting into medicine?. As I have seen whoever has gotten into medicine at Monash has done mathematical methods. I have also asked Monash Uni representatives at career expos and they have replied with saying Mathematical methods has absolutely no effect on your chances for medicine. I was wondering if you could maybe elaborate more on this or maybe let me know if you do know some people who have gotten into undergraduate medicine at Monash without doing Mathematical methods, I am not asking for their contacts or names but just a rough number of people who have gotten into the course without mathematical methods.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on August 24, 2017, 10:14:13 am
Hi nhmn0301,
 
International applicants interested in Graduate-entry Medicine at Monash, but have not completed a degree at Monash University, must achieve a minimum GPA of 6.0 out of 7.0 in a degree which consists of significant and broad biomedical content.
 
Shortlisted applicants will also be required to undertake an interview and Situational Judgement Test (SJT). This process is held at various locations during the year including Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia. For details about interview dates and locations please visit the website
 
For further information about this course, selection criteria or application process, please contact st[email protected]


Hello,

I have applied for Graduate Medicine at Monash as an international student who doesn't complete my undergraduate degree at Monash. I would like to ask whether Monash uses wGPA or WAM to give out interview offer? And roughly when the interview offer will come out?

Thank you very much
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: shlblk on August 24, 2017, 03:20:13 pm
Hi Monash,

Am I allowed to complete more units than required for my course?
For example, if I was to do CHM2990 over the summer semester, would I have to under load by one unit in my second or third year? Or could I take the regular amount of units, having done one more unit than required for my degree?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Maya24 on August 24, 2017, 05:52:48 pm
Hi Monash

How does subject bonuses work?

Thank you
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: SaadSyraxx on September 03, 2017, 10:42:44 pm
Hi, Just wanted to ask that how good is your masters in Data science program. By that i mean is i did my B.Sc in mechanical engineering and since the field of data interests me i wanted to pursue a Masters in Data science at Monash. I will choose the 2 year program and so the main aim of my question is to find out that after 2 years how profficient does your courses makes it students so how much is my employability chance considering that im in the top 10 percentile of the class. Furthermore approximately how many students graduating in Class of 2016 (Masters Data science) have received a job or are pursuing further education  Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: atar.notes.user on September 05, 2017, 04:08:35 pm
Is the 50-50-50 rule still applicable for 2018 potential med students?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: cookiedream on September 06, 2017, 12:25:14 pm
Is the 50-50-50 rule still applicable for 2018 potential med students?

Unfortunately, yes they still do. This is from their "Additional Requirements" page:


Prerequisite requirements for Direct Entry Medicine

Just a reminder to all applicants seeking admission into the Direct Entry MD program in 2018 that the requirements for consideration are as follows:
Applicants must have completed Year 12 studies (or VCE equivalent) no more than two years prior, and have not commenced other studies at a tertiary level during that time.
Applicants must have a study score of at least 35 (out of a score of 50) in English as a Second/Additional Language (ESL/EAL) or 30 (out of a score of 50) in English, and at least 30 (out of a score of 50) in Chemistry.
The minimum ATAR to be eligible is 90 but usually, a significantly higher ATAR is required due to the competitive nature of the course.
All applicants must have undertaken the UMAT and have achieved a minimum of 50 for each of the three sections.
Selection for interview will be based on a combination of the UMAT and ATAR results
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 12, 2017, 11:42:50 am
Hi Maya24,
 
Pharmaceutical science graduates have exceptional theoretical knowledge, but they also possess the sort of practical skills that mean they can tackle the challenges of industry straight away.
 
Your focus might be research and development in the pharmaceutical or biomedical industry, or opportunities in the food, agriculture, chemical, or cosmetics industries. You could work as a drug analyst, formulation scientist, industry consultant, development chemist, medicinal chemist, patent attorney, medicine researcher and developer, academic or clinical-trial specialist.
 
You can read more about our Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science at: http://www.monash.edu/pharm/future/courses/pharmaceutical-science.
 
Regarding the current job market, you can explore your options at http://joboutlook.gov.au/.
 
I hope this helps! :)

What careers can a degree in pharmaceutical science lead you too and how is the job market?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 12, 2017, 11:45:51 am
Hi Kiki,
 
The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Honours) double degree is a 4.25 year course, delivered in 4 years full time. As part of this course, you will complete the required education subjects and placement with relevance to either Primary education or Secondary education.
 
In addition to the above, you will need to complete at least one major (8 units) and one minor (4 units) from the Faculty of Arts. You will have 4 additional arts elective units, where you can focus on turning the Arts minor into a second major, study a language or choose further units of your interest from the Faculty of Arts. You can view the course map at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/maps/map-d3002.pdf.
 
If alongside this double degree you wish to undertake a language (not as part of the Bachelor of Arts units), you can do so through a concurrent Diploma of Languages (sequence of 8 language units). This will mean that the total course duration of the double degree (4 years full time) could be extended by up to an additional year. In regards to fees for these additional units, you will be charged in accordance to when you study each unit. In 2017, the total fees are approximately A$6,349 for the 8 language units.
 
If you have any further questions regarding your options, we would encourage you to submit an online enquiry (https://register.monash.edu/enquiry/) so that we can provide you with more specific information depending on your circumstance and areas of interest.
 

Hi Monash! I want to do a double degree with teaching and arts. Is it true I can turn my four electives into a minor? Also, how much is the language diploma and what does it mean when we study it 'co-currently'? So is it overload?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 12, 2017, 11:48:17 am
Hi 23serenity,
 
Students enrolled into graduate-entry Pharmacy course must attend the entire duration of the summer unit including orientation (4.5 weeks in total). Information regarding the topics covered during the intensive summer school bridging program is available at https://monash.edu/pubs/2017handbooks/units/PAC1001.html.


Hi monash

I was just wondering if anyone has done the intensive summer program in Monash Parkville for the  graduate entry for Pharmacy? Or if anyone can tell me what is covered during those 4 weeks?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 12, 2017, 11:54:06 am

Hi MA123,
 
If you are a current Monash University student, we would encourage you to seek advice from the Faculty of Information Technology directly.
 
Student Services is available at:
Monash University, Clayton Campus
25 Exhibition Walk
 
Alternatively, you may book a course advice appointment at: https://www.monash.edu/it/current-students/course-information/course-advice.
 
I signed up for Comp Sci because it looked like a better version of IT, and there are better job offers, what do you guys suggest - should I switch to IT, or stick with Comp Sci?
 

I'm currently doing a double degree with Computer Science and thought that it was about learning programming etc. Looks like Comp Sci is more into looking at algorithms and sorting and not specifically focused on the programming... FYI: I am not bad at maths, did Methods and Further in VCE. I understand CompSci requires more maths...
 
Hi, what's the difference between Computer Science and Information Technology?

I'm currently doing a double degree with Computer Science and thought that it was about learning programming etc. Looks like Comp Sci is more into looking at algorithms and sorting and not specifically focused on the programming... FYI: I am not bad at maths, did Methods and Further in VCE. I understand CompSci requires more maths...

I signed up for Comp Sci because it looked like a better version of IT, and there are better job offers, what do you guys suggest - should I switch to IT, or stick with Comp Sci?
I signed up for Comp Sci because it looked like a better version of IT, and there are better job offers, what do you guys suggest - should I switch to IT, or stick with Comp Sci?

Hi, what's the difference between Computer Science and Information Technology?

I'm currently doing a double degree with Computer Science and thought that it was about learning programming etc. Looks like Comp Sci is more into looking at algorithms and sorting and not specifically focused on the programming... FYI: I am not bad at maths, did Methods and Further in VCE. I understand CompSci requires more maths...

I signed up for Comp Sci because it looked like a better version of IT, and there are better job offers, what do you guys suggest - should I switch to IT, or stick with Comp Sci?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 19, 2017, 10:49:47 am
Hi,  For domestic applicants, the selection process for direct entry medicine at Clayton consists of the ATAR, UMAT and Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). Applicants are shortlisted for the MMI based on their ATAR and UMAT results. At a minimum applicants are required to achieve a minimum of 50 in each of the 3 sections and must be completed the year prior to commencement the course. In the final shortlisting for offers, all three components are weighted equally.
 
For more information, please download the 2018 International MD Brochure (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/documents/2018-monash-md-domestic-brochure-web.pdf) and visit the medicine admissions website (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/medicine/admissions/direct-entry/domestic.html#2).

Is the 50-50-50 rule still applicable for 2018 potential med students?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 19, 2017, 10:53:28 am
Hi SaadSyraxx,

The Master of Data Science at Monash University teaches you how to explore data and discover its potential – how to find innovative solutions to real problems in science, business and government, from technology start-ups to global organizations. You learn to manage data and gain an understanding of its impact on society. Graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

This course has 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). You also gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art tools and get exposure to key industry players.

In your final semester, you will take part in an Industry Experience team project, working with industry mentors to develop data-driven IT solutions. Or you will undertake a minor-thesis research project, investigating cutting-edge problems under the supervision of internationally recognised researchers.

We do not have a statistical report on how many graduate from 2016 from the Master of Data Science have been successful in getting a job. However, Leaders from the world's most successful companies consistently rate Monash as a preferred university from which to hire graduates according to Timer Higher Education. For more information, please refer to: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/graduate-employability-top-universities-australia-ranked-employers.

Hope this helps :)

Hi, Just wanted to ask that how good is your masters in Data science program. By that i mean is i did my B.Sc in mechanical engineering and since the field of data interests me i wanted to pursue a Masters in Data science at Monash. I will choose the 2 year program and so the main aim of my question is to find out that after 2 years how profficient does your courses makes it students so how much is my employability chance considering that im in the top 10 percentile of the class. Furthermore approximately how many students graduating in Class of 2016 (Masters Data science) have received a job or are pursuing further education  Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 21, 2017, 01:19:34 pm
Hi shlblk,
All Monash University degrees have a specified amount of credit points that must be successfully completed to obtain that award. Students cannot do more than the specified credits within a course.
If you are interested in doing CHM2990 as an additional unit, then you may be able to enrol through single unit enrolment upon the approval of the course coordinator. However, this single unit enrolment will not count toward your degree. For more please contact the managing faculty. Hope this helps :)

Hi Monash,

Am I allowed to complete more units than required for my course?
For example, if I was to do CHM2990 over the summer semester, would I have to under load by one unit in my second or third year? Or could I take the regular amount of units, having done one more unit than required for my degree?

Hi Monash

How does subject bonuses work?

Thank you
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on September 21, 2017, 04:06:12 pm
Hi Maya24,

Subject bonuses add additional points towards the total aggregate score which will result in an adjusted ATAR.

For example: if an applicant is interest in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) the subject bonuses are 3 aggregate points for achieving a study score of 25 in both Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics; and 2 aggregate points for achieving a study score of 25 in both Chemistry and Physics and; 1 aggregate point for achieving a study score of 25 in Systems Engineering. The overall maximum number of aggregate points that can be awarded is 6.
 
Using the 2016 Aggregate to ATAR Table (http://delta.vtac.edu.au/CourseSearch/searchguide.htm),if a student has achieved an aggregate of 134.50, their ATAR would be 76.00. If they have successfully completed both Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics and achieved a study score of 25 for both subjects, then they will get a subject bonus of 6 points. The subject bonuses will get added to the aggregate score which is now 140.5 which will result in new adjusted ATAR of 80.05.
 
Please note: Details of subject bonuses by course, including the required level of achievement, are published in the VTAC guide (http://delta.vtac.edu.au/CourseSearch/searchguide.htm) along with the maximum number of subject bonus points available for a course of study. Subject bonuses are reviewed periodically and reported annually to CAPC along with prerequisites.
Hope this helps :)

Hi Monash

How does subject bonuses work?

Thank you
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: simrat99 on September 21, 2017, 04:27:33 pm
Hi Monash,
How can year 12 students apply for Monash Guarantee?
Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: www on September 21, 2017, 04:49:04 pm
Hi Monash,
How can year 12 students apply for Monash Guarantee?
Thanks  :)

If I remember correctly, at least one of the courses in your preference list needs to be a Monash University course, then you need to have a completed SEAS application on your VTAC account with appropriate documentation where required.

There isn't a separate application process for the Monash Guarantee, and you'll be notified if you are eligible through email!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: tchaikno6 on September 27, 2017, 10:01:21 pm
im like probs gonna pply to monash next year and was leaning towards commerce and computer science double degree and havea  few questions in general about monash lifestyle?

1. I live like about an hour's train ride away from monash, will that impact heavily do you think on hvaing spare time to do stuff like going to the gym and working a part time job?
2. For scholarships like the monash scholarship for above 98 and the it scholarship, do you need to submit any separate application other than just applyiing on vtac for the course
3. For exchanges, are you limited to the exchange partners on the website or is it common for students to find their own exchange opportunities
4. How competitive is entry into the Industry Based Learning Program? If your averaging pretty good grades are you pretty likely to get in?

Really appreciate that this forum exists lol. I have like no idea about anything
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: tchaikno6 on September 27, 2017, 10:16:59 pm
Also for Japanese Universities specifically, most of them say: English - J-PAC

Does that mean you need to be doing like a major or something in Japanese to be able to go to these universities or can you just pass a jap proficiency test and be allowed to go?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: www on September 28, 2017, 10:15:03 am
1. I live like about an hour's train ride away from monash, will that impact heavily do you think on hvaing spare time to do stuff like going to the gym and working a part time job?
2. For scholarships like the monash scholarship for above 98 and the it scholarship, do you need to submit any separate application other than just applyiing on vtac for the course

1. I take about an hour (on a good day) by bus to get to and from the Clayton campus. I have plenty of friends who take about the same, if not longer than me, to get to uni and they all still have free time. However, rather than how long your commute is, it depends on how your timetable for the semester is set out and how many classes/lectures you have to attend. Many people who take part time jobs usually try to plan their timetable around their shifts or vice versa, and plenty are successful in doing so. For this semester I only attend 1 or 2 days a week, by comparison, a friend of mine attends 4 days. Timetables are done through a preference system that opens up prior to the new semester starting, you select the times in order of preference for each class/lecture, then simply hope you get your first preferences (adjusting it to your liking if there are still classes that have open spots after the first release of timetables, which can be done up until week 3 in the semester I believe).

2. As far as I know, scholarship applications should all be done through VTAC on the separate application tab they have (just like SEAS). I believe this scholarship application goes to all the universities that are listed in your preferences, there may be a way to be specific though, not sure.

I'm unable to answer your other questions, but hope this helped!

Edit: Actually with question 4: IBL admission is based on academic performance, some pre-requisites, and interviews - so I would safely assume they're competitive. According to the Monash website, you require a 70% average (Distinction average), have completed all your first year units and planning to continue IT units in the next semester, and pass 2 interviews.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 23serenity on September 29, 2017, 11:36:21 pm
Hi monash,

has anyone here transferred from their previous course into monash pharmacy?
I want to transfer and I am studying in monash now doing s2000, and want to apply for P6001
It's the new course so this will be the first batch of transfer students i guess so it will be extremely competive
The 70% average applies for entry but there is no credit  , correct?
Also for transfers, am I competing with university transfer students AND highschool students or just the uni transfer kids???
Does that mean i throw away my current studies?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: LifeisaConstantStruggle on September 30, 2017, 01:20:05 am
Hi monash!
I would just like to ask for more info regarding the new higher education reforms.
Would New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents be required to pay the domestic full fee by next year? Or does the CSP still apply?
Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Orson on October 22, 2017, 01:35:41 am
Hey Ask Monash,

I was told that Foundations of Finance (BFC1001) isn't running at Clayton next year (and is being taken out of the Finance core units), I was wondering if it will also be taken out of the Accounting elective units, and replaced with Corporate Finance 1?

I'm still choosing between Accounting and Finance, and doing Foundations of Finance/Corp Fi would let me experience a Finance subject before making a decision. I also want to do either of those subjects as they are required for CA, and I would also like to keep that option open.

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Jarredz0r on October 31, 2017, 11:07:25 am
Hey Monash,
A quick question about the Monash Guarantee Calculator: is it absolutely guaranteed that if the calculator deems you eligible (and for example, gives a 5-point ATAR boost), then you will be provided with a lower ATAR entry requirement for an eligible Monash course? Specifically the accuracy of the calculator on low-socio economic areas, I've heard rumors that some have been eligible for this section under the calculator but Monash also must take other factors in to consideration (such as family income, etc.) and therefore they did not receive the Monash Guarantee (again, given that the course allows for the Monash Guarantee). Sorry if my question is a bit clunky, but I greatly appreciate any response! Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: SaadSyraxx on November 03, 2017, 04:16:21 am
Hey wanted to ask how monashs admission system work? Is it first come first serve basis if the total number of eligible students who apply to a given program exceed the maximum student intake of that batch? For example if for Ms in data science the total number of applicants that pass eligibility criteria are 1500 and well 200 seats are availible will monash consider the people who applied first or those that have high merit.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 08, 2017, 10:26:12 am
Hi 23serenity,
 
Science-based tertiary studies are the best alternative pathway into the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)/ Master of Pharmacy at Monash University. We don't give preference to Monash applicants, all applicants must meet the same minimum criteria.
 
As a minimum, the faculty requires you to meet a 70% minimum average across all subjects for transfer into Pharmacy courses. You should keep in mind that competition for places is often strong, and you might need a higher average grade. Please note, due to the new structure of this course, credits will not be granted.
 
Further details regarding the transfer process is available at: http://www.monash.edu/pharm/future/courses/pharmacy/course-variations-and-pathways/pathways-transfers
 
Hope this helps  :)

Hi monash,

has anyone here transferred from their previous course into monash pharmacy?
I want to transfer and I am studying in monash now doing s2000, and want to apply for P6001
It's the new course so this will be the first batch of transfer students i guess so it will be extremely competive
The 70% average applies for entry but there is no credit  , correct?
Also for transfers, am I competing with university transfer students AND highschool students or just the uni transfer kids???
Does that mean i throw away my current studies?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 08, 2017, 10:30:28 am
 
Hi tchaikno6,
 
Here are responses to your enquiries below.
 
1. Students travel to the Monash Clayton campus from all around Melbourne on a regular basis. It is very possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle between study, work and personal life. We have lots of facilities on campus too. To connect with other students and for advice on how to transition into university life, visit: http://www.monash.edu/study/student-life.
 
2. Most of our merit-based scholarships do not require a separate application to be submitted. Eligible applicants who apply for a Monash course through VTAC will automatically be considered.
 
One exception to this is the ‘Monash Communitiy Leaders Scholarship’, where it is awarded based on academic achievement, Access Monash Mentor application and interview performance. To be considered for this scholarship, you need to apply to become an Access Monash Mentor by 31 October 2017
 
You can view the range of scholarships we offer at: http://www.monash.edu/study/fees-scholarships/scholarships/find-a-scholarship.
 
3. There are a couple of opportunities available to students who wish to study overseas with Monash University, Monash Exchange, or Semester Study Abroad.
 
Through Monash Exchange, we have student exchange agreements with over 150 partner universities in more than 30 countries across Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa – meaning studying a semester or two in places like Norway, South Africa, Japan, Germany and Mexico is easier than you think.
 
In instances where Monash Exchange is not an option, Semester Study Abroad allows you to study one semester, or one year, at an overseas institution that does not have an exchange agreement with Monash. For further information regarding the Independent semester study abroad experience, visit: http://www.monash.edu/study-abroad/outbound/exchange/independent-study.
 
4. High achieving students can participate in Industry based learming opportunities through many of our degrees, including the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Computer Science double degree.
 
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities through the Monash Business School includes activities such as work placement, internships or clinical rotations. For further information, visit: http://www.monash.edu/career-connect/jobs/employability/work-integrated-learning/business-economics.
 
Admission into the Industry Based Learning for students studying the Bachelor of Computer Science is based on a range of eligibility criteria, including your academic results, and interviews with our IBL partners. Selection criteria include: communications skills, maturity, enthusiasm, initiative, leadership qualities, extra-curricular interests and participation, academic performance, previous exposure to paid work, and career interests. For further information, visit: http://www.monash.edu/it/future-students/industry-experience/industry-based-learning.
 
If you have further questions regarding any of the above topics, please call 1800 666 274 (1800 MONASH) or email us at [email protected]

im like probs gonna pply to monash next year and was leaning towards commerce and computer science double degree and havea  few questions in general about monash lifestyle?

1. I live like about an hour's train ride away from monash, will that impact heavily do you think on hvaing spare time to do stuff like going to the gym and working a part time job?
2. For scholarships like the monash scholarship for above 98 and the it scholarship, do you need to submit any separate application other than just applyiing on vtac for the course
3. For exchanges, are you limited to the exchange partners on the website or is it common for students to find their own exchange opportunities
4. How competitive is entry into the Industry Based Learning Program? If your averaging pretty good grades are you pretty likely to get in?

Really appreciate that this forum exists lol. I have like no idea about anything

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Cactus Jack x Huncho on November 09, 2017, 12:33:49 pm
hey guys, this might be very irrelevant but i figured i may as well ask you guys since you all have enrolment experience. So, my course at monash requires 84 but on the course website it says that with seas i can get in with an atar of 75! surely, its not that simple. For seas, i qualify for the very first category because i was born outside of Australia and came after - 1/1/2012. Can you guys explain how this works and please tell me if i can get in with an atar around 75, i meet prerequisites requirements too! Thanks, id like any type of input. Appreciate it!

And, do you actually require some sort of documentation for category 1 because i recall seeing that it isnt needed and vtac will just use my personal details to determine that
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 13, 2017, 10:40:04 am
Hi tchaikno6 ,
 
If your enquiry is referring to the Exchange Programs in Japan, please contact Dr Rikki Campbell, the International Education Coordinator from Monash Abroad directly. Dr Campbell can be reached via email: [email protected] or phone: (03) 9905 3076.

Also for Japanese Universities specifically, most of them say: English - J-PAC

Does that mean you need to be doing like a major or something in Japanese to be able to go to these universities or can you just pass a proficiency test and be allowed to go?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 13, 2017, 10:42:16 am
Hi, tchaikno6,

Here's some responses for you.
 
1. Students travel to the Monash Clayton campus from all around Melbourne on a regular basis. It is possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle between study, work and personal life. To connect with other students and for advice on how to transition into university life, visit: http://www.monash.edu/study/student-life.
 
2. Most of our merit-based scholarships do not require a separate application to be submitted. Eligible applicants who apply for a Monash course through VTAC will automatically be considered.
 
One exception to this is the ‘Monash Communitiy Leaders Scholarship’, where it is awarded based on academic achievement, Access Monash Mentor application and interview performance. To be considered for this scholarship, you need to apply to become an Access Monash Mentor by 31 October 2017
 
You can view the range of scholarships we offer at: http://www.monash.edu/study/fees-scholarships/scholarships/find-a-scholarship.
 
3. There are a couple of opportunities available to students who wish to study overseas with Monash University, Monash Exchange, or Semester Study Abroad.
 
Through Monash Exchange, we have student exchange agreements with over 150 partner universities in more than 30 countries across Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa – meaning studying a semester or two in places like Norway, South Africa, Japan, Germany and Mexico is easier than you think.
 
In instances where Monash Exchange is not an option, Semester Study Abroad allows you to study one semester, or one year, at an overseas institution that does not have an exchange agreement with Monash. For further information regarding the Independent semester study abroad experience, visit: http://www.monash.edu/study-abroad/outbound/exchange/independent-study.
 
4. High achieving students can participate in an Industry based learming opportunities through many of our degrees, including the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Computer Science double degree.
 
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities through the Monash Business School includes activities such as work placement, internships or clinical rotations. For further information, visit: http://www.monash.edu/career-connect/jobs/employability/work-integrated-learning/business-economics.
 
Admission into the Industry Based Learning for students studying the Bachelor of Computer Science is based on a range of eligibility criteria, including your academic results, and interviews with our IBL partners. Selection criteria include: communications skills, maturity, enthusiasm, initiative, leadership qualities, extra-curricular interests and participation, academic performance, previous exposure to paid work, and career interests. For further information, visit: http://www.monash.edu/it/future-students/industry-experience/industry-based-learning.
 
If you have further questions regarding any of the above topics, please call 1800 666 274 (1800 MONASH) or email us at [email protected]

im like probs gonna pply to monash next year and was leaning towards commerce and computer science double degree and havea  few questions in general about monash lifestyle?

1. I live like about an hour's train ride away from monash, will that impact heavily do you think on hvaing spare time to do stuff like going to the gym and working a part time job?
2. For scholarships like the monash scholarship for above 98 and the it scholarship, do you need to submit any separate application other than just applyiing on vtac for the course
3. For exchanges, are you limited to the exchange partners on the website or is it common for students to find their own exchange opportunities
4. How competitive is entry into the Industry Based Learning Program? If your averaging pretty good grades are you pretty likely to get in?

Really appreciate that this forum exists lol. I have like no idea about anything

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 13, 2017, 10:52:13 am
Hi LifeisaConstantStruggle,
The proposed fees reform (referenced in your enquiry) has not yet been legislated and will need to pass the Senate in Australia. We're closely monitoring these developments until we receive any further information.

Hi monash!
I would just like to ask for more info regarding the new higher education reforms.
Would New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents be required to pay the domestic full fee by next year? Or does the CSP still apply?
Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 23, 2017, 09:39:43 am
Hi Orson,
If you are currently studying at Monash University, it would be best that you speak to the Monash Business School directly. You can arrange an appointment with a Course Advisor through the following link: https://my.monash.edu.au/news-and-events/bookings/busecoadv/

Hey Ask Monash,

I was told that Foundations of Finance (BFC1001) isn't running at Clayton next year (and is being taken out of the Finance core units), I was wondering if it will also be taken out of the Accounting elective units, and replaced with Corporate Finance 1?

I'm still choosing between Accounting and Finance, and doing Foundations of Finance/Corp Fi would let me experience a Finance subject before making a decision. I also want to do either of those subjects as they are required for CA, and I would also like to keep that option open.

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 23, 2017, 09:41:36 am
Hi SaadSyraxx,

The Master of Data Science does not have a quota on the number of students we can accept and as such, selection will be based on academic merit achieved. We would still encourage you to submit a complete course application at your earliest convenience to allow adequate time for assessment and time to request further documents if required. On the other hand, selection for admission into postgraduate courses with quotas will be based on a combination of the above.
Hope this helps :)

Hey wanted to ask how monashs admission system work? Is it first come first serve basis if the total number of eligible students who apply to a given program exceed the maximum student intake of that batch? For example if for Ms in data science the total number of applicants that pass eligibility criteria are 1500 and well 200 seats are availible will monash consider the people who applied first or those that have high merit.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 23serenity on November 27, 2017, 01:05:29 pm
PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY DOUBLE MAJOR (2ND YEAR S2000)
Hi Monash
As in bold, I would like to major the above,
however I would like some help picking electives.
I have 3 spots for electives and would like to know IF there are any electives that could help or is related with this major
Because I did do SCI1020 in first year, I would take STA1010
Please let me know if you can help or who I can contact for help

Regards
-Nathan
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Yertle the Turtle on November 27, 2017, 02:44:43 pm
Hi Ask Monash,
I am looking at going into Engineering at Monash in 2019, and I would just like to know how the 'common first year' works, and what sort of electives are available for the course? Also, one of the options I am looking at includes a Masters degree in Advanced Engineering, and what does that entail/mean for study? How much work is it, what type of work, etc.
Phil
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 28, 2017, 09:46:59 am
Hi Cactus Jack x Huncho,
 
The Monash Guarantee ATAR of 75 for your course of interest is only applicable to select students who satisfy certain criteria and submit relevant supporting documentation. Course prerequisites must be satisfied.
 
You could be eligible for the Monash Guarantee if you:
have experienced financial disadvantage
live in a low socio-economic area
are an Indigenous Australian
attend a Monash listed under-represented school.
 
All applicants who satisfy the above criteria must submit a Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application through VTAC with all supporting documentation (if required) to be considered. For further information, please visit: http://www.monash.edu/study/how-to-apply/entry-schemes/the-monash-guarantee  and download the Monash Guarantee and SEAS brochure.
 
The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS), on the other hand, adjusts your aggregate score, which in turn adjusts your ATAR. This SEAS-adjusted ATAR will be used during the selection process and be used against the Clearly-in ATAR for that intake (i.e. 2017 clearly in ATAR of 84 can be used as a guide), not the lower Monash Guarantee ATAR. You can read more about SEAS at https://www.study.monash/how-to-apply/entry-schemes/special-entry-access-scheme.
 
If you would like further clarification about the Moansh Guarantee or SEAS, please call us on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or email [email protected]
 
I hope this helps!

hey guys, this might be very irrelevant but i figured i may as well ask you guys since you all have enrolment experience. So, my course at monash requires 84 but on the course website it says that with seas i can get in with an atar of 75! surely, its not that simple. For seas, i qualify for the very first category because i was born outside of Australia and came after - 1/1/2012. Can you guys explain how this works and please tell me if i can get in with an atar around 75, i meet prerequisites requirements too! Thanks, id like any type of input. Appreciate it!

And, do you actually require some sort of documentation for category 1 because i recall seeing that it isnt needed and vtac will just use my personal details to determine that
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on November 28, 2017, 09:48:55 am
Hi Jarredz0r,
 
If you filled in your personal details in the Monash SEAS Estimate Calculator and the script, “Based on the entered information, you may be eligible for The Monash Guarantee”, appears, you may be considered for admission into our courses if your achieved ATAR meets the Monash Guarantee ATAR requirement. Note, a SEAS application and relevant supporting documentation must be submitted through VTAC to be eligible. Prerequisites must also be met.
 
If you do not satisfy the Monash Guarantee critera, the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS), adjusts your aggregate score, which in turn adjusts your ATAR. This SEAS-adjusted ATAR will be used during the selection process and be used against the Clearly-in ATAR for that intake, not the lower Monash Guarantee ATAR. You can read more about SEAS at https://www.study.monash/how-to-apply/entry-schemes/special-entry-access-scheme.

If you would like further clarification about the Moansh Guarantee or SEAS, please call us on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or email [email protected]


Hey Monash,
A quick question about the Monash Guarantee Calculator: is it absolutely guaranteed that if the calculator deems you eligible (and for example, gives a 5-point ATAR boost), then you will be provided with a lower ATAR entry requirement for an eligible Monash course? Specifically the accuracy of the calculator on low-socio economic areas, I've heard rumors that some have been eligible for this section under the calculator but Monash also must take other factors in to consideration (such as family income, etc.) and therefore they did not receive the Monash Guarantee (again, given that the course allows for the Monash Guarantee). Sorry if my question is a bit clunky, but I greatly appreciate any response! Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: nm4065 on November 28, 2017, 10:11:14 pm
Hi, do you know when people are notified whether they have met the requirements to receive a Monash guarantee?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 04, 2017, 01:25:44 pm
Hi Nathan,
 
If you are a current Monash Science student and would like assistance with unit selection, you are encouraged to visit ‘Science Student Services’. They are located at 19 Rainforest Walk – ground floor (cnr of Rainforest Walk and College Walk).
 
For further information, visit: https://www.monash.edu/science/current-students/help-and-support.
 
Hope this helps.

PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY DOUBLE MAJOR (2ND YEAR S2000)
Hi Monash
As in bold, I would like to major the above,
however I would like some help picking electives.
I have 3 spots for electives and would like to know IF there are any electives that could help or is related with this major
Because I did do SCI1020 in first year, I would take STA1010
Please let me know if you can help or who I can contact for help

Regards
-Nathan

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 04, 2017, 01:27:39 pm
Hi Phil,
 
The 4 year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) kicks off with a common first year, where you’ll gain a better understanding of scientific and design fundamentals, and the interaction between engineering and society. You’ll also get a taste of the 13 engineering specialisations on offer before deciding which to pursue from level 2. You can read more about the course in the 2018 handbook (2019 handbook will be available from October, 2018).
 
As part of each of the engineering streams available, students will be given the opportunity to complete up to 8 electives in the course, 4 of which are technical electives (outlined in the 2018 handbook), and another 4 which can be units from other faculties. Note, if foundation units are required (e.g. Physics or Chemistry), then one of these open elective units must be foundation unit.
 
Moreover, the Masters Accelerated Pathway option is available for the following specialisations: Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Computer Systems, Materials, Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering. The Monash 4 year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree is accredited by Engineers Australia. This means that your qualification will be automatically recognised in 17 countries across the globe. The extra year of study through the Master of Advanced Engineering will advance your skills and give you a clearer competitive edge in the workforce.
 
If you would like to learn more about our Engineering courses, visit: https://www.monash.edu/engineering/future-students/undergraduate-study.

Hi Ask Monash,
I am looking at going into Engineering at Monash in 2019, and I would just like to know how the 'common first year' works, and what sort of electives are available for the course? Also, one of the options I am looking at includes a Masters degree in Advanced Engineering, and what does that entail/mean for study? How much work is it, what type of work, etc.
Phil
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Yertle the Turtle on December 04, 2017, 03:44:09 pm
Hi Phil,
 
The 4 year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) kicks off with a common first year, where you’ll gain a better understanding of scientific and design fundamentals, and the interaction between engineering and society. You’ll also get a taste of the 13 engineering specialisations on offer before deciding which to pursue from level 2. You can read more about the course in the 2018 handbook (2019 handbook will be available from October, 2018).
 
As part of each of the engineering streams available, students will be given the opportunity to complete up to 8 electives in the course, 4 of which are technical electives (outlined in the 2018 handbook), and another 4 which can be units from other faculties.
Where can I access the 2018 handbook?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: www on December 04, 2017, 06:08:58 pm
Where can I access the 2018 handbook?

http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/

Here's the page for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours): http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/courses/E3001.html
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: lm21074 on December 04, 2017, 06:22:26 pm
Hi Ask Monash University,
If I were to do a double degree in Science and Education, could I do a Diploma of Liberal Arts on top of that if I want to study arts units, and can I study it concurrently with the degree?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Yertle the Turtle on December 04, 2017, 06:33:15 pm
http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/

Here's the page for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours): http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/courses/E3001.html
Thanks a lot mate, much appreciated
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: jazzaa36 on December 05, 2017, 07:54:10 am
Hello, I am a first year student studying commerce/biomed and I have just received my 2nd semester results and they weren't what I was hoping for to say the least :( For the first semester I had passed all my units (4 units) however this semester I have managed to not pass 3 out of the four 😢. From my understanding, my progression is not considered unsatisfactory and will not be contacted by the academic progress committee as I have passed more than 50% of my units for the year correct ?
What is the likely outcome for such a matter? I know people receive warning letters however is that only for mid year as they would be in risk for the unit passing for the 12 months ?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: tchaikno6 on December 06, 2017, 10:01:42 pm
Does monash have on campus recruiting events for commerce. Like for graduate and intern opportunities?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 07, 2017, 12:40:27 pm
Hi nm4065,

Emails have now been sent to all students who submitted a SEAS application and fit into one of the following Monash Guarantee categories:
- have experienced financial disadvantage
- live in a low socio-economic area
- are an Indigenous Australian
- attend a Monash list under-represented school.

You can use the SEAS Estimate Calculator (https://www.monash.edu/study/how-to-apply/entry-schemes/seas-calculator) to check whether you fit one of the above criteria.

If you satisfy the above requirements but have not received an email, please check your Spam/Trash folders.

Should you have any further questions, please contact us on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or email [email protected]

Just a reminder too, that we have our Change of Preference Expo on Monday 17 December. You can keep up to date with Change of Preference information via our Facebook event: http://mona.sh/OPC330h45Im


Hi, do you know when people are notified whether they have met the requirements to receive a Monash guarantee?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 14, 2017, 04:44:31 pm
Hi lm21074
 
It is indeed possible to undertake a concurrent Diploma in Liberal Arts with the Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Science double degree, although this will add an extra 1 year to the total duration of the course. You'll need to consult with a Course Advisor before enrolling into units at the beginning of Year 2 in the degree. They will help you plan a course map to enable you to complete all required units in sequential order. If you have any further questions, call our Connect team on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or visit us at our Change of Preference event: at Caulfield campus on Monday 4-7pm. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/130763434276217/
Hope this helps :)
 
Hi Ask Monash University,
If I were to do a double degree in Science and Education, could I do a Diploma of Liberal Arts on top of that if I want to study arts units, and can I study it concurrently with the degree?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 14, 2017, 04:59:33 pm
Hi jazzaa36, if you're still needing assistance, please contact Clayton Student Services from the Monash Business School directly. Their contact details are available at: https://www.monash.edu/business/current-students/contact-us.

Hello, I am a first year student studying commerce/biomed and I have just received my 2nd semester results and they weren't what I was hoping for to say the least :( For the first semester I had passed all my units (4 units) however this semester I have managed to not pass 3 out of the four 😢. From my understanding, my progression is not considered unsatisfactory and will not be contacted by the academic progress committee as I have passed more than 50% of my units for the year correct ?
What is the likely outcome for such a matter? I know people receive warning letters however is that only for mid year as they would be in risk for the unit passing for the 12 months ?

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 14, 2017, 05:01:04 pm
Hi tchaikno6,
 
The Monash University Employability Expo is our largest careers and employability event of the year. This is an opportunity for you to come and speak with employers at their booths about their graduate and internship programs, recruitment processes, industry innovations and more.
 
The 2018 event has been scheduled for Thursday 8 March, 2018 from 12-4pm at the Monash University Clayton Campus. More information will be available on our websites early next year.

Does monash have on campus recruiting events for commerce. Like for graduate and intern opportunities?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: atar.notes.user on December 14, 2017, 10:52:48 pm
What is the 'law pathway'?
I'm seeing it everywhere but dont quite understand it
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 15, 2017, 03:28:30 pm
Hi 2017GraduateStudent

Our Monash Connect team, who provide support for future students are available over the next few days to help you. Today they're available until 6 pm and again Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm.

You can call them on 1800 666 274 (1800 MONASH) or ask a question online:
https://www.monash.edu/connect/locations#askmonash

If you would like to speak to a course representative, please visit us at our Change of Preference Expo - it's being held at Caulfield campus from 3-7pm on Monday. There's more information here: https://www.monash.edu/change-of-preference

Monash Connect's extended opening hours:
https://www.monash.edu/connect/locations/extended-hours

Hello Monash

I just received my ATAR, and got slightly over 90.
However, I did not undertake chemistry, and i was wondering if i could get into Bio medicine (I am monash guarantee [so I only need 88])
I am happy to do a bridging course, but I have a strong feeling that you must have 25 in Chemitry to be granted entry to biomedicine through vtac.


Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Clapped on December 15, 2017, 03:41:24 pm
If you plan on studying a double degree at Monash, say engineering and commerce, would I be eligible to be selected for either the engineering excellence scholarship and the commerce excellence scholarship?

Note: as in can receive possibly receive both but can only accept one.

Also, if I get the required ATAR of 98+ will my SEAS application help in the process of obtaining a scholarship?

Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 15, 2017, 07:14:24 pm
Hi,

Our Monash Connect team, who provide support for future students are available over the next few days to help you. Today they're available Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm.

You can call them on 1800 666 274 (1800 MONASH) or ask a question online:
https://www.monash.edu/connect/locations#askmonash

If you would like to speak to a course representative, please visit us at our Change of Preference Expo - it's being held at Caulfield campus from 3-7pm on Monday. There's more information here: https://www.monash.edu/change-of-preference

Monash Connect's extended opening hours:
https://www.monash.edu/connect/locations/extended-hours

Hope this helps!

If you plan on studying a double degree at Monash, say engineering and commerce, would I be eligible to be selected for either the engineering excellence scholarship and the commerce excellence scholarship?

Note: as in can receive possibly receive both but can only accept one.

Also, if I get the required ATAR of 98+ will my SEAS application help in the process of obtaining a scholarship?

Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: -elcee on December 16, 2017, 09:52:17 am
Hey,
How can I complete a bachelor of commerce alongside a Diploma of Languages ? I'm planning on studying French to broaden my prospects in the future.
I originally thought you had to complete an Arts degree with Commerce, but apparently not ..?
If I study Diploma of Languages, how will it affect my timetable for my commerce degree ?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: hmdeadas on December 16, 2017, 11:05:51 am
Hello Monash, So I go to an under represented school (carrum downs secondary), live in a low Socioeconomic area (Skye) and come from a disadvantaged financial background (parents receive centerlink benefits).  However every student from my school received an email saying they are eligible for monash guarantee apart from me. Monash came to my school and said that i was eligible but i haven't received an email.... I have already submitted seas and last night i added a monash preference on VTAC? What do i do as i meet all the criteria? Is it because i only but monash as a preference last night? How can i contact them and sort this out?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 16, 2017, 03:51:35 pm
Hi atar notes user,

The law pathway is designed for students who have the determination and talent to succeed in our Bachelor of Laws (Honours) but just miss the ATAR. Students must also satisfy certain eligibility criteria. If you identify as Indigenous Australian, live in a low socio-economic area or have experienced financial hardship, you could be eligible. For more information see:
https://www.monash.edu/law/future-students/undergraduate/pathways/new
Hope this helps!
What is the 'law pathway'?
I'm seeing it everywhere but dont quite understand it
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: sighphers on December 16, 2017, 04:21:28 pm
Hello,

Are scholarships well and truly closed? I've just received my ATAR at 95.60. I'm of the understanding that is misses the margin of merit scholarships such as the Monash Scholarship of Excellence, however, as I'm from a Western Suburbs schools, I would have been eligible for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Excellence. However, quite stupidly, I had only discovered this scholarship now and did not make an application before the closing date. Is there sincerely no possible way for me to receive this scholarship?

I only ask as I am a NZ citizen who does not meet the residency qualifications to access HECS. Another question, do I need to pay the full fee of my course upfront or can I stagger payments across the year, or beyond that?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: abbeyrose on December 16, 2017, 05:14:48 pm
Hi Monash,
For the law/arts pathway, is the minimum ATAR 90 including SEAS? Thank you!  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: exit on December 16, 2017, 08:23:15 pm
Hi Monash,
For the law/arts pathway, is the minimum ATAR 90 including SEAS? Thank you!  :)

Would be excluding.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: KBKO on December 16, 2017, 08:30:43 pm
Is the lowest ATAR offer similar each year? For the course I'm hoping to get into, my ATAR is just slightly higher than the 2017 lowest ATAR offer.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: keltingmeith on December 16, 2017, 08:37:10 pm
Is the lowest ATAR offer similar each year? For the course I'm hoping to get into, my ATAR is just slightly higher than the 2017 lowest ATAR offer.
Thanks.

Yes, usually. Sometimes the changes can be pretty big, but those are anomalies, not the norm.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: KBKO on December 16, 2017, 09:23:51 pm
1. Just wondering, did the person with the lowest ATAR offer receive the offer because they had more SEAs bonuses than other people? Hence, their adjusted ATAR would be higher than the people who want to get into that course?
2. How accurate is the Monash SEAs calculator?
3. Do subject bonuses apply to every course? Not sure how this works, but as far as I know, if you get higher than the prerequisites required for your course you get bonuses? Does this add up on top of SEAs?

Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: badnboujee on December 16, 2017, 11:01:39 pm
Hi! Are there any limitations on transfers into law, for instance Bachelor of Global Studies into a double degree of global studies and law?
And in general what is the average mark one must maintain to transfer into law?
Thankyou!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: domjamriska on December 16, 2017, 11:06:31 pm
Hi I graduated this year and have a few questions regarding Monash undergraduate courses.

If i were to do a double degree bachelor of commerce/biomedical sciences, am i still eligible to be in the scholars program for biomedicine?

With my ATAR, if i apply for Undergraduate of Biomedical Science (scholars program) am i guaranteed to be accepted and do i automatically qualify for the Biomedicine Discovery Scholarship?

What is the graduate pathway from Biomedical Sciences into an undergraduate Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD)? Is there a possibility to change after the end of my 2nd year or do i have to complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences first? What is the selection criteria, is any possibility to guarantee entry in advance?

I know i'm hard work ...  :P
any help greatly appreciated!

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 17, 2017, 03:40:44 pm
Hi hmdeadas,
Eligible applicants who submitted a Monash Guarantee and SEAS application through VTAC were notified in early December. Entry into Monash courses, however, was still dependent on ATAR results and meeting any pre-requisites. Please come to our Change of Preference Expo from 3-7 pm at Caulfield Campus tomorrow or call 1800 MONASH to discuss further with our Access Monash team. Hope this helps.

Hello Monash, So I go to an under represented school (carrum downs secondary), live in a low Socioeconomic area (Skye) and come from a disadvantaged financial background (parents receive centerlink benefits).  However every student from my school received an email saying they are eligible for monash guarantee apart from me. Monash came to my school and said that i was eligible but i haven't received an email.... I have already submitted seas and last night i added a monash preference on VTAC? What do i do as i meet all the criteria? Is it because i only but monash as a preference last night? How can i contact them and sort this out?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 17, 2017, 03:44:12 pm
Hi Elcee,
When you enroll into a Monash undergraduate degree, you can apply for our Diploma of Languages. Entry into the Diploma requires approval of the relevant Faculty that you are completing your undergraduate degree. The relevant faculty essentially approves that the units in the Diploma of Languages (eight in total) can be studied concurrently with your degree, and to minimise overload. It is also possible to complete a double degree in arts and commerce and the clearly-in ATAR this year was 90.3. French can be studied as part of a Bachelor of Arts. For entry into the double degree, you  must also meet the English requirements and achieve at least 25 in maths methods or specialist maths units 3 and 4.
Hope this helps with your planning.

Hey,
How can I complete a bachelor of commerce alongside a Diploma of Languages ? I'm planning on studying French to broaden my prospects in the future.
I originally thought you had to complete an Arts degree with Commerce, but apparently not ..?
If I study Diploma of Languages, how will it affect my timetable for my commerce degree ?

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 17, 2017, 03:55:17 pm
Hi sighphers,
New Zealand students are eligible for the Sir John Monash Scholarship for Excellence (ATAR equivalent 98 and above). Please note New Zealand CIE students are not eligible for this scholarship.
Scholarship offers are still being made available to students and offers are still made into the New Year, depending on how many are accepted. New Zealand students can pay upfront each semester.

Hope this helps.



Hello,

Are scholarships well and truly closed? I've just received my ATAR at 95.60. I'm of the understanding that is misses the margin of merit scholarships such as the Monash Scholarship of Excellence, however, as I'm from a Western Suburbs schools, I would have been eligible for the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Excellence. However, quite stupidly, I had only discovered this scholarship now and did not make an application before the closing date. Is there sincerely no possible way for me to receive this scholarship?

I only ask as I am a NZ citizen who does not meet the residency qualifications to access HECS. Another question, do I need to pay the full fee of my course upfront or can I stagger payments across the year, or beyond that?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 17, 2017, 04:10:57 pm
Hi abbeyrose,
Yes the ATAR for the law pathways is 90 and above. Students must also satisfy certain eligibility criteria; that they are Indigenous Australian, from a low socio-economic area or have experienced financial hardship.

Hi Monash,
For the law/arts pathway, is the minimum ATAR 90 including SEAS? Thank you!  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: pmmenotes on December 17, 2017, 04:28:19 pm
64.80 atar :( stuffed my exams so so bad. I have seas for caþegory 2 and 3 (moved schools in year 12 due to parent having an accident and bein gin hospital all year) is there any course i could do at monash ? i did chemistry and biology do i get any subject bonuses for that
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 17, 2017, 06:11:35 pm
Hi KBKO,

Monash ATAR’s have remained relatively stable in recent years and the 2017 clearly- in ATAR should be used as a guide. Please note pre-requisites and extra requirements (I.e interview or folio) must also be met for entry into courses.

Is the lowest ATAR offer similar each year? For the course I'm hoping to get into, my ATAR is just slightly higher than the 2017 lowest ATAR offer.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 17, 2017, 06:16:09 pm
Hi KBKO,
The lowest ATAR was the lowest ATAR score made for that course and it includes any adjustments as a result of SEAS. We publish the SEAS calculator on our website to give students an estimate of any SEAS they may receive but each SEAS application is assessed in order to be awarded SEAS points. https://www.monash.edu/study/how-to-apply/entry-schemes/seas-calculator




1. Just wondering, did the person with the lowest ATAR offer receive the offer because they had more SEAs bonuses than other people? Hence, their adjusted ATAR would be higher than the people who want to get into that course?
2. How accurate is the Monash SEAs calculator?
3. Do subject bonuses apply to every course? Not sure how this works, but as far as I know, if you get higher than the prerequisites required for your course you get bonuses? Does this add up on top of SEAs?

Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 17, 2017, 06:17:49 pm
Hi badnboujee,
Transfer into the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is possible from the Bachelor of Global Studies. Transfer depends on your results, and the results of those applying to transfer. Students looking to transfer into law, should aim for a weighted average mark (WAM) of 70 and above.
Hope this helps :)
Hi! Are there any limitations on transfers into law, for instance Bachelor of Global Studies into a double degree of global studies and law?
And in general what is the average mark one must maintain to transfer into law?
Thankyou!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on December 17, 2017, 06:38:59 pm
Hi Monash!

If your doing the Arts/Science double degree
after completing the four years can you do an honours year in one of the degrees?
Yes you can (for both), although you may need to complete certain prerequisites units in your degree, and maintain a certain grade average.

Is the workload significantly higher and more stressful in double degrees; namely the arts/science (bar the extra year)?
You'll generally be doing 4 units (subjects) a semester - the same as a single degree student. Science units tend to have more contact hours/workload than Arts ones, but you won't be doing more work than a single degree student

Can I use my undergraduate degree (science) at Monash to apply for graduate medicine at other universities?
Yes :)

Do you have to take a honours year to apply for graduate medicine?
No, although some universities may consider it in the application process.

And a bit of a random question but what is your student support like for students with medical conditions?

Thanks in advance!
Monash has a very good disabilities support network, and they try their best to ensure you are not unfairly disadvantaged in your degree. While I haven't used it myself, I've heard good things :)

Hope this helps :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 18, 2017, 09:47:30 am
Hi pmmenotes,
Monash has a floor of 70 for our courses, but we do offer a number of pathway programs including the Diploma of Higher EdUcation (DoHe) (ATAR 65 and above) for students looking to gain entry into our science or science/educations double degree. We also offer the Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTs) (ATAR 50+) for students looking to gain entry into our degrees in business, nursing or education. Other pathway options such as transfer from other institutions and through TAFE are also possible for some courses. Subject bonuses are awarded for some of our courses. Generally they are awarded for students who achieve a study score of more than 40 in a subject relevant to the course.
Hope this helps :)

64.80 atar :( stuffed my exams so so bad. I have seas for caþegory 2 and 3 (moved schools in year 12 due to parent having an accident and bein gin hospital all year) is there any course i could do at monash ? i did chemistry and biology do i get any subject bonuses for that
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 19, 2017, 09:17:45 am
Hi domjamrisk,
We wanted to be sure we covered everything, so please see responses under each question below ;)


Hi I graduated this year and have a few questions regarding Monash undergraduate courses.

If i were to do a double degree bachelor of commerce/biomedical sciences, am i still eligible to be in the scholars program for biomedicine?

No, unfortunately, you wouldn't be eligible for Scholars program with a double degree.

With my ATAR, if i apply for Undergraduate of Biomedical Science (scholars program) am i guaranteed to be accepted and do i automatically qualify for the Biomedicine Discovery Scholarship?
Yes. If you are accepted for Biomedical Science then you qualify for the scholarship.

What is the graduate pathway from Biomedical Sciences into an undergraduate Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD)? Is there a possibility to change after the end of my 2nd year or do i have to complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences first? What is the selection criteria, is any possibility to guarantee entry in advance?

It is not possible to transfer after second year. You would need to complete the entire Biomedical degree first. There is no guarantee beyond this as its very competitive. Although 50 out of 75 places for Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine are for Biomed graduates.

Application process via the Biomedical Science pathway
To be eligible to apply for Graduate Entry Medicine via the Biomedical Science pathway applicants must:
-have commenced the Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash University since 2014;
-be on track to complete the 12 core Biomedical Science units from years 1 and 2 of the program by the end of their second semester of their penultimate year: (BMS1011, BMS1021, BMS1031, BMS1042, BMS1052, BMS1062, BMS2011, BMS2021, BMS2031, BMS2042, BMS2052 and BMS2062).
-have achieved an Average Mark (AM) of at least 70 across the core biomedical science units to be ranked for interview.

Hope this helps.

I know i'm hard work ...  :P
any help greatly appreciated!


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Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Help.Me. on December 20, 2017, 01:10:49 am
Hi, I just wanted to ask about the ‘lowest ATAR offer’.

For example, Science is a clearly in of 85 and the lowest accepted was 75. Was the 75 ATAR the actual ATAR that was accepted or was it adjusted to meet the clearly in of 85?

Also, does Monash tend to accept people who fall short of meeting the clearly in ATAR by 1-2 points (after bonuses)?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: jun123 on December 20, 2017, 02:43:36 am
Hi Monash,
I achieved an ATAR of 98.40 this year and applied for Engineering/Comm. Just wondering whether you know that the Engineering Excellence Scholarships have been given out yet, and if I have a chance of attaining it.
Thank you
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2017, 11:40:37 am
Hi Help.me,
 
Lowest ATAR for Science to receive an offer in 2017 was 75. This is without any bonuses as per Find a course https://www.monash.edu/study/courses/find-a-course/2018/science-s2000. As a general rule someone with an ATAR of 75 would have received bonusing either via SEAS or subject adjustments.
The ATAR Distribution document for Science provides an indication of the number of students who received an offer at the range of ranks.
https://www.monash.edu/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/953189/atar-dist-2017-science.pdf
This will give you an indication of the number of people who received offers below the Clearly-in ATAR.
If you would like to talk through your options, please contact our Monash Connect team: http://www.monash.edu/connect

Hope this helps.

Hi, I just wanted to ask about the ‘lowest ATAR offer’.

For example, Science is a clearly in of 85 and the lowest accepted was 75. Was the 75 ATAR the actual ATAR that was accepted or was it adjusted to meet the clearly in of 85?

Also, does Monash tend to accept people who fall short of meeting the clearly in ATAR by 1-2 points (after bonuses)?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Vaike on December 20, 2017, 11:49:37 am
Hi Monash,

Have the Monash Scholarships for Excellence been offered yet? I have received offers for both the Engineering Excellence Scholarship and the Biomedicine Discovery Scholarship, however my first preference is to undertake the BSc Advance Research degree, and hence I wouldn't be able to use these scholarships.

Thanks in advance,
Vaike :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2017, 12:23:43 pm
Hi jun123,
The process for scholarships is ongoing and Monash issues scholarships into February and beyond, depending on the types of scholarships. There are just 50 scholarships available for Engineering Excellence and they are provided to students with the highest ATAR. We hope this helps but if you need more information, contact Monash Connect on 1800 666 274.

Hi Monash,
I achieved an ATAR of 98.40 this year and applied for Engineering/Comm. Just wondering whether you know that the Engineering Excellence Scholarships have been given out yet, and if I have a chance of attaining it.
Thank you
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2017, 12:25:38 pm
Hi Vaike,
Our scholarships process is ongoing and they will continue to be offered throughout January and February (and potentially beyond depending on the type of scholarship). If you're needing more information, please contact Monash Connect on 1800 666 274.

Hi Monash,

Have the Monash Scholarships for Excellence been offered yet? I have received offers for both the Engineering Excellence Scholarship and the Biomedicine Discovery Scholarship, however my first preference is to undertake the BSc Advance Research degree, and hence I wouldn't be able to use these scholarships.

Thanks in advance,
Vaike :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 20, 2017, 01:04:41 pm
Hi Drewballs,
Congratulations on your offer of a John Gandel Scholarship.
For the Gandel Scholarships, on-campus accommodation is allocated.

I recently received an offer for the John Gandel Scholarship at Monash, and one of the criteria is you must be residing in monash residential services as it comes with $6000 towards the costs. Although I have applied for accommodation, I am yet to receive an offer. Is there any guarantees that I will receive a residency offer given that I have received this scholarship?
Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Gogo14 on December 20, 2017, 05:10:42 pm
hey Monash,
just another question with Scholarships, I received the engineering excellence scholarship and was wondering if I should accept the offer or wait until the last minute to accept the offer? If I accept the offer now, does that mean I will no longer be able to receive other merit scholarships (e.g. scholarships from other faculties)?
thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on December 29, 2017, 09:06:59 am
Hi Gogo14,

Congratulations on receiving the Engineering Excellence Scholarship!

Monash is progressively sending out scholarships and it is possible to receive more than one scholarship offer. In some cases, students are permitted to hold multiple scholarships concurrently. Note, each scholarship may have a separate lapse date.

Moreover, accepting a scholarship offer does not prevent an applicant from receiving further scholarship offers. If there is an instance where concurrent scholarships cannot be held, the Coursework Scholarships Unit will contact the student to discuss which scholarship the student would prefer.


hey Monash,
just another question with Scholarships, I received the engineering excellence scholarship and was wondering if I should accept the offer or wait until the last minute to accept the offer? If I accept the offer now, does that mean I will no longer be able to receive other merit scholarships (e.g. scholarships from other faculties)?
thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Secc119 on December 30, 2017, 10:10:20 pm
is it possible for med students to go on exchange or study abroad given the rigid structure of medicine? Undergrad med btw
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Study.ing on January 08, 2018, 03:54:34 pm
Hi Monash,
I just accepted my course transfer and inadvertently accepted credit that I don’t want. Is there anyway I can get the units removed from my new degree transcript?
Many thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 09, 2018, 12:35:57 pm
Hi Study.ing,
Your best way forward is to contact Monash Connect on 1800 666 274 (1800 MONASH) or via the ask.monash portal. They'll be able to talk you through the options. Hope this helps :)
Hi Monash,
I just accepted my course transfer and inadvertently accepted credit that I don’t want. Is there anyway I can get the units removed from my new degree transcript?
Many thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 09, 2018, 03:57:11 pm
Hi Sec119,
It is possible for students to attend 6 week study tours overseas as part of the final year of their medical placements. Visit: http://www.monash.edu/study-abroad/outbound/faculty-programs/medicine-nursing-health for more information. Hope this helps :)

is it possible for med students to go on exchange or study abroad given the rigid structure of medicine? Undergrad med btw
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: MissSmiley on January 09, 2018, 04:13:58 pm
Hello Monash! :)

Could I just ask what do you mean you say in your reports the "lowest ATAR" to get into Monash law was 92?
Does that mean that person/people could go straight into for e.g. arts/law without going into Arts first and then transfer to Law? (because they didn't meet the 98 atar requirement?)
Also, if you receive for e.g. a 97 atar, would you not be guaranteed a place into Arts/Law? Would you have to transfer later?

Thanks a lot!! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: beverlycheeeee on January 11, 2018, 08:22:24 pm
Hi just curious about like transferring into monash from another uni- because I want to get into nutrition and I don't have enough ATAR for direct entry my initial plan was to
1) do a health science degree in monash caufield then transfer to nutrition science ;
but after comparing the course map for two courses, they are kind of different and I'm missing out alot of chemistry / science foundation courses in health science? so I don't think I can do this course?
but I put Swinburne's health science/business in my course preferences, so I was thinking about doing that, then transfer to monash-
I'm not sure about the health sciences in monash and stuff, but I can see Swinburne provides like a better structure for their students-
What should I do, and like how do you transfer from swinburne to monash :,) I was thinking of transferring during my second year,,

plz help
ps: idk how to tell my dad about swinburne- he's already hating on monash caufield 

thanks in advance
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 12, 2018, 03:10:31 pm
Hello Monash! :)

Could I just ask what do you mean you say in your reports the "lowest ATAR" to get into Monash law was 92?
Does that mean that person/people could go straight into for e.g. arts/law without going into Arts first and then transfer to Law? (because they didn't meet the 98 atar requirement?)
Also, if you receive for e.g. a 97 atar, would you not be guaranteed a place into Arts/Law? Would you have to transfer later?

Thanks a lot!! :)


Hi MissSmiley,

On the Monash Find a course website, you may have noticed three different ATARs shown.
 
The ‘lowest ATAR to which an offer was made’ takes into consideration the lowest raw/unadjusted ATAR of any Year 12 student offered a place in 2017. Applicants may have submitted a SEAS application and received SEAS bonuses based on their circumstance, and/or received additional points through Subject Bonus. A maximum adjustment that may be used at Monash is 10 ATAR points or 20 aggregate points (whichever is lower).
 
In the example for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts double degree, the applicant received an offer with a raw ATAR of 92.80 (aggregate score ~165.95). They may have received the maximum bonus 20 aggregate points based on their personal circumstance. When we convert this according to the 2017 aggregate-ATAR conversion table, the adjusted ATAR is approximately 98.05, meeting the clearly-in ATAR (98.00) for the course. Thus, this student was offered a place in the double degree.
 
In other words, if you achieved an ATAR of 97.00, there could be a possibility for you to receive an offer if your adjusted ATAR (after applying SEAS bonus and subject bonus) is pushed above the 2018 clearly-in ATAR (TBC). If you do not receive an offer for this course, you may investigate alternative pathways into the course, such as completing one year full time of the Bachelor of Arts, then converting this into the double degree of Laws (Honours)/Arts through an internal course transfer.
 
If you've got any specific questions regarding this, please contact us directly.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: thelolcat on January 16, 2018, 02:44:30 pm
Hi Monash U!

Just wanted to ask - what is the WAM or result standard you need to maintain to transfer into a course like Physiotherapy? Is this standard difficult to maintain? And also how many spots are there available for transfer?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: ZAZ on January 17, 2018, 09:11:09 am
Hi Monash,
I got offered the Arts/Science double degree, and have a question about the science part.


I would like to complete a major in immunology or pathology, however after taken into account of the compulsary math unit and the SCI2010 as well as DEV2011, DEV2022, BCH2011, PHY2011(and PHY2032/PHY2042)(I got these subjects from the gemsat med prerequisite checker), there are not enough space for me to do neither of the majors.


Looking forward to hear your response,thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on January 17, 2018, 09:50:22 am
Hi Monash,
I got offered the Arts/Science double degree, and have a question about the science part.


I would like to complete a major in immunology or pathology, however after taken into account of the compulsary math unit and the SCI2010 as well as DEV2011, DEV2022, BCH2011, PHY2011(and PHY2032/PHY2042)(I got these subjects from the gemsat med prerequisite checker), there are not enough space for me to do neither of the majors.


Looking forward to hear your response,thanks in advance.
Hi ZAZ,
Unfortunately it seems that you will be lacking 1 unit to fulfill all the requirements you have listed.

I can see two possible options:
1) Consider changing your major to either physiology, biochemistry or developmental biology/anatomy. Who knows, after first year biology, you may like them more.

2) You can apply to complete an extra single unit outside of your degree. This unit will not count towards your degree (including your WAM/GPA). It will also not be covered under your CSP (if applicable) i.e. It may cost more than a unit inside your degree. Are you referring to the medicine requirements for the University of Melbourne? If so, they have a program dedicated to this called the Community Access Program. Monash also allows you to apply for single units.

Hope this helps :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: ZAZ on January 17, 2018, 10:24:43 am
Hi VanillaRice,
Thanks for your suggestions, they are a great help :)
I still would like to have a major in immunology or pathology though and would like to know if anyone else has had the same problem as I doubt this only is the case for me.
Thanks in advance.

Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: HubHub on January 17, 2018, 05:10:58 pm
Hi Guys,

Based on your experiences, what electives do you think would be most beneficial if you were trying to get into Post-Grad Med either at Monash or Melbourne? I've been having such a hard time picking electives and don't know for certain which ones I NEED to do to complete the Gamsat or which ones I can actually do as an undergrad (so many require prerequisites ). Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: yogabagaba on January 17, 2018, 05:39:21 pm
Hi....
I have just graduated school and as you know offers came out yesterday. I got my offer at RMIT which was my third preference. I want my first preference, I have all the prerequisites but I am 0.05 off from the clearly-inn ATAR. Will I get it in my second round? And yea it is a Monash course

Plzz let me know
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on January 17, 2018, 06:57:11 pm
Hi VanillaRice,
Thanks for your suggestions, they are a great help :)
I still would like to have a major in immunology or pathology though and would like to know if anyone else has had the same problem as I doubt this only is the case for me.
Thanks in advance.

The problem that you have is that your free electives are taken up by your Arts studies. Usually, single degree Science students would be able to do something like you've suggested, as they're able to use their free electives. It's not really possible to bend the rules around the requirements for your degree to give you an extra unit, as from personal experience the requirements are quite strict.

Your best avenue for advice is from the Science faculty themselves. They have free course advisers available at the Science Student Services, who understand your course requirements, and can try to help you navigate around this problem.

Good luck :)

Hi Guys,

Based on your experiences, what electives do you think would be most beneficial if you were trying to get into Post-Grad Med either at Monash or Melbourne? I've been having such a hard time picking electives and don't know for certain which ones I NEED to do to complete the Gamsat or which ones I can actually do as an undergrad (so many require prerequisites ). Thank you so much!
Hi HubHub,
What degree are you doing? Some of what you're wishing to study may already be included in your course.

There aren't any essential prerequisites for the GAMSAT. However, a first year level biology/chemistry, and year 12 physics knowledge is recommended. As such, you might like to consider CHM1011/1022 for chemistry, BIO1011/1022 for biology, and/or PHS1080 for physics.

You can check the prerequisites for the MD at The University of Melbourne here. Again, which units you should choose will depend on your course.

You can check the prerequisites for the MD at Monash University here.

Hope this helps :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: motivated99 on January 21, 2018, 01:23:46 pm
Hey, I'm doing my first year of bach of science at monash this year and I have a few questions. I want to major in psychology so the 3 science subjects I chose were psychology, biology and chemistry. I was wondering whether I will have a lot on my plate since it seems pretty full on, especially chemistry which I don't want to study but I'm going to do it since it opens up the idea of selecting different majors. Also, I need to choose one elective, preferably in the science faculty but I'm really overwhelmed as to what to choose. Could anyone give me a suggestion of an elective which can link to psychology? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Sam M on January 21, 2018, 03:02:13 pm
Hi, I'm doing a bachelor of arts and science and am currently choosing my units. I've heard that a maths unit is compulsory in first year, but is this true? Does this mean that if I want to keep my units balanced for my two degrees I have 3 units left to choose from for science? if this is the case, does choosing a biology sequence and another unit keep my options open?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on January 21, 2018, 04:32:34 pm
Hi, I'm doing a bachelor of arts and science and am currently choosing my units. I've heard that a maths unit is compulsory in first year, but is this true? Does this mean that if I want to keep my units balanced for my two degrees I have 3 units left to choose from for science? if this is the case, does choosing a biology sequence and another unit keep my options open?
Thanks.
Hi Sam M,
It is indeed true that you need to do a level 1 maths unit at some point in your degree (most students opt to do it in first year). This maths unit can either be a part of a level 1 sequence, or on its own. For double degree Science students, you must complete a total of 5 level 1 units. On top of your Biology sequence, you must also complete another sequence, as well as a maths unit (if this isn't already done part of the sequence). What sequence you choose really depends on what types of majors you're interested in. You can find more info on the course handbook page for Science.

Hope this helps :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Sam M on January 21, 2018, 05:41:28 pm
Hi Sam M,
It is indeed true that you need to do a level 1 maths unit at some point in your degree (most students opt to do it in first year). This maths unit can either be a part of a level 1 sequence, or on its own. For double degree Science students, you must complete a total of 5 level 1 units. On top of your Biology sequence, you must also complete another sequence, as well as a maths unit (if this isn't already done part of the sequence). What sequence you choose really depends on what types of majors you're interested in. You can find more info on the course handbook page for Science.

Hope this helps :)

Thanks so much for the very helpful response.
However I'm still a little confused about having to do 5 level 1 units for science. If I do this, that will be 30 credit points for science and then 24 for arts. I read somewhere that it is recommended to do units worth 48 credit points. Is it alright to do 54 points worth? Btw sorry if any of this is pretty obvious stuff.
Also, if you know, does the compulsory 5 level 1 units also apply to arts as part of a double degree? Thanks again.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on January 21, 2018, 05:56:28 pm
Thanks so much for the very helpful response.
However I'm still a little confused about having to do 5 level 1 units for science. If I do this, that will be 30 credit points for science and then 24 for arts. I read somewhere that it is recommended to do units worth 48 credit points. Is it alright to do 54 points worth? Btw sorry if any of this is pretty obvious stuff.
Also, if you know, does the compulsory 5 level 1 units also apply to arts as part of a double degree? Thanks again.
Apologies, I should have specified that it refers to completing 30 credit points of level 1 Science units completed at some point in your degree. In most cases, these will be completed as early as possible (e.g. at least one level 1 sequence will be required to begin your major). For the Science/Arts double degree, it is recommended to complete 12 credit points in science, and 12 in arts per semester (as per your course map). This means you'll only be able to do 24 credit points of level 1 Science units in first year, and will have 6 credit points of level 1 units left to do at some other point (usually second year).

These requirements apply to the Science portion of your degree only. Each degree has its own requirements, so you can check out the ones for Arts here. Also check out the handbook entry for your double degree
to see which Parts you need to complete (i.e. you don't do the free electives that a single degree Arts student would).

Starting uni can be both exciting and confusing, so don't worry if you have heaps of questions (I certainly did)! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: syubi on January 23, 2018, 10:39:14 pm
Hi, I'll be doing a bachelor of commerce/science this year and possibly looking to major in behavioural commerce and psychology. Some of the units required for the behavioural commerce major overlaps with the units required for psych, so if I take those units would they count towards the credit needed for the bachelor of commerce or science? And for the majors? Sorry if this sounds a bit confusing. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: timothys on January 26, 2018, 09:56:01 am
Hi Monash
• Just wondering if there are subject bonuses that help with eligibility into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science course? Also if there are bonuses, is the maximum 8 bonus points? Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: K_Cotterrell on January 26, 2018, 09:28:04 pm
Hi Monash,

Just wondering if SCI1020- introduction to statistical reasoning fulfils the Bachelor of Science, or whether STA1010 is also required?

I scored a 30 in methods last year, so just wondering what my best option is.

Kiara
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: AngelWings on January 26, 2018, 09:41:57 pm
Hi Monash,

Just wondering if SCI1020- introduction to statistical reasoning fulfils the Bachelor of Science, or whether STA1010 is also required?

I scored a 30 in methods last year, so just wondering what my best option is.

Kiara
To be honest, the Bachelor of Science requires that you must do at least ONE math/ stats unit. If you got a 30 in Methods, either of those is possible (aka, you don't HAVE TO do both if you don't want to). You could also consider MTH1020. Depends on what you're intending to major/ minor in and whether you're intending to do this as a sequence or not. Remember you must also complete TWO Level 1 sequences, which can be math/ stats or not, if you wish.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 30, 2018, 04:44:26 pm
Hi thelocat,
 
A pathway into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) is to study at least one year of full time University study and achieve an average grade of at least 70+ (distinction). Non-year 12 school leavers will be assessed on their eligibility based on their entire academic record and interview performance. Course prerequisites must also be satisfied.
 
You can read more about the non-school leaver admission requirements through the following link: https://www.monash.edu/medicine/spahc/physio/prospective-students/pathways-into-physiotherapy.
 
Moreover, transfers are not possible. All applicants must apply through VTAC. We cannot provide you with the exact numbers of offers we issue each year, although according to the VTAC round 1 statistics for 2018, a total of 103 offers were made, 64 which were from recent secondary school graduates.
 
I hope this helps.

Hi Monash U!

Just wanted to ask - what is the WAM or result standard you need to maintain to transfer into a course like Physiotherapy? Is this standard difficult to maintain? And also how many spots are there available for transfer?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 30, 2018, 04:45:20 pm
 
Hi ZAZ,
 
Congratulations on receiving an offer to study at Monash University!
 
Further to your enquiry, it will be possible for you to complete a minimum of 5 of the required units from the Faculty of Science to satisfy the requirements for consideration into our graduate-entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor (MD) course, whilst also completing an Immunology major in Science.
 
IMM2011, IMM2022 will satisfy two of the 5 unit requirements. You will have enough room in your course map to satisfy the other 3 unit requirements for consideration into our graduate-entry MD course.
 
Should you have any questions, you are encouraged to speak with a course advisor. Contact details available at: https://www.monash.edu/science/about/contact.
 
Hi Monash,
I got offered the Arts/Science double degree, and have a question about the science part.


I would like to complete a major in immunology or pathology, however after taken into account of the compulsary math unit and the SCI2010 as well as DEV2011, DEV2022, BCH2011, PHY2011(and PHY2032/PHY2042)(I got these subjects from the gemsat med prerequisite checker), there are not enough space for me to do neither of the majors.


Looking forward to hear your response,thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 30, 2018, 04:46:28 pm
Hi Hubhub,
 
Congratulations on receiving an offer to study at Monash University!
 
The minimum requirements to be considered for a place in our graduate-entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) is available at: https://www.monash.edu/medicine/som/grad-entry/2017-entry. You must complete at least 5 of the 12 units listed within the Bachelor of Science to be eligible for a place in the MD.
 
Please contact the University of Melbourne for their list of acceptable Monash units to meet their MD requirements.
 
Should you have any questions, you are encouraged to speak with a course advisor (https://www.monash.edu/people/contact).

Hi Guys,

Based on your experiences, what electives do you think would be most beneficial if you were trying to get into Post-Grad Med either at Monash or Melbourne? I've been having such a hard time picking electives and don't know for certain which ones I NEED to do to complete the Gamsat or which ones I can actually do as an undergrad (so many require prerequisites ). Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on January 30, 2018, 04:47:19 pm
Hi Yogabagaba,
 
Congratulations on your offer at RMIT!
 
If there are places available for Round 2 in the Monash course you are interested in and you satisfy all the admission requirements, you may be considered for a place. Ensure you order your VTAC preference list in order of course preference so that we can consider you.
 
If you are unsuccessful in obtaining a place in a later VTAC round, there are still alternative pathways into your Monash course of interest which could include using the results from your entire academic record (Year 12 and RMIT results). For specific requirements, please contact us directly (https://www.monash.edu/people/contact).
 
Hi....
I have just graduated school and as you know offers came out yesterday. I got my offer at RMIT which was my third preference. I want my first preference, I have all the prerequisites but I am 0.05 off from the clearly-inn ATAR. Will I get it in my second round? And yea it is a Monash course

Plzz let me know
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: DailyInsanity on January 31, 2018, 12:02:02 pm
Hi,

Does anyone know when scholarship payments come through - is it before the 16th of Feb when the payment for SEM 1 units is due?

Many Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: thelolcat on February 03, 2018, 08:52:42 pm
Hi thelocat,
 
A pathway into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) is to study at least one year of full time University study and achieve an average grade of at least 70+ (distinction). Non-year 12 school leavers will be assessed on their eligibility based on their entire academic record and interview performance. Course prerequisites must also be satisfied.
 
You can read more about the non-school leaver admission requirements through the following link: https://www.monash.edu/medicine/spahc/physio/prospective-students/pathways-into-physiotherapy.
 
Moreover, transfers are not possible. All applicants must apply through VTAC. We cannot provide you with the exact numbers of offers we issue each year, although according to the VTAC round 1 statistics for 2018, a total of 103 offers were made, 64 which were from recent secondary school graduates.
 
I hope this helps.

Ok thanks, and I just wanted to make sure that transfers into Monash Physio is possible from other unis right?

And also wanted to ask whether Monash has some special consideration for transfers for its own students rather than students from other unis?

Cheers?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on February 03, 2018, 09:10:15 pm
Ok thanks, and I just wanted to make sure that transfers into Monash Physio is possible from other unis right?

And also wanted to ask whether Monash has some special consideration for transfers for its own students rather than students from other unis?

Cheers?
Entry into Physiotherapy at Monash is not by transfer, but via application through VTAC. As such, if you have completed a year of tertiary study, you will apply as a non-year 12 school leaver. It won't matter where you completed your tertiary studies, but you will have to meet the requirements of the course.

Since the process is done through VTAC, I highly doubt that Monash would preference current Monash students.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: thelolcat on February 03, 2018, 09:16:29 pm
Entry into Physiotherapy at Monash is not by transfer, but via application through VTAC. As such, if you have completed a year of tertiary study, you will apply as a non-year 12 school leaver. It won't matter where you completed your tertiary studies, but you will have to meet the requirements of the course.

Since the process is done through VTAC, I highly doubt that Monash would preference current Monash students.

Oh ok I see, thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Infinitex on February 05, 2018, 08:03:49 pm
Hi, I received the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Excellence after the ATAR score release and accepted it via the email link and am wondering if there is any need to follow up. And am I still eligible if I enrol for a second round offer? Thank-you
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on February 07, 2018, 06:26:52 pm
Thank you, AngelWings.
Kiara, further to the advice from AngelWings, as you are a current Bachelor of Science student, we would highly encourage you to contact Science Student Services directly for advice regarding the the specific mathematics unit you should study based on your circumstance. Their contact details can be found at: http://www.monash.edu/science/current-students/help-and-support.


To be honest, the Bachelor of Science requires that you must do at least ONE math/ stats unit. If you got a 30 in Methods, either of those is possible (aka, you don't HAVE TO do both if you don't want to). You could also consider MTH1020. Depends on what you're intending to major/ minor in and whether you're intending to do this as a sequence or not. Remember you must also complete TWO Level 1 sequences, which can be math/ stats or not, if you wish.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on February 07, 2018, 06:28:07 pm
Hi timothys,

Based on the 2018 intake requirements, there were no subject bonus awarded for entry into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science. Unfortunately , we currently do not have any information regarding subject bonuses for future intakes.

Hi Monash
• Just wondering if there are subject bonuses that help with eligibility into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science course? Also if there are bonuses, is the maximum 8 bonus points? Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on February 07, 2018, 06:29:30 pm
Hi Syubi,
 
Congratulations on receiving an offer for the Commerce/Science double degree!
Apologies for the delay in getting back to you ... 
Although some of the first year units from the Behavioural Commerce and Psychology majors overlap, you would still need to complete 192 credit points of study to satisfy the minimum course requirements. In other words, you will need to complete a couple of additional units within the faculty to meet this requirement.
 
We highly encourage you to contact your managing faculty directly so they can provide guidance on whether you are completing the correct units to satisfy the overall course requirements. To enquire online, please submit an ask.monash request through WES.
 
I hope this helps.

Hi, I'll be doing a bachelor of commerce/science this year and possibly looking to major in behavioural commerce and psychology. Some of the units required for the behavioural commerce major overlaps with the units required for psych, so if I take those units would they count towards the credit needed for the bachelor of commerce or science? And for the majors? Sorry if this sounds a bit confusing. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: DailyInsanity on February 07, 2018, 08:14:22 pm
Hi,

Does anyone know when scholarship payments come through - is it before the 16th of Feb when the payment for SEM 1 units is due?

Many Thanks!

Bump
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: K888 on February 07, 2018, 08:19:39 pm
Bump
I think they come sometime in March, from memory.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: The Special One on February 08, 2018, 02:59:12 am
Monash student here, could you guys please offer a llive chat option like Melbourne and Deakin uni have?

Would make our lives much easier as emails aren't always followed up on or it takes time
.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Infinitex on February 09, 2018, 02:03:36 pm
Hi, I received the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Excellence after the ATAR score release and accepted it via the email link and am wondering if there is any need to follow up. And am I still eligible if I enrol for a second round offer? Thank-you
Bump.  Anyone? It's my last day to accept
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on February 09, 2018, 02:13:37 pm
Hi, I received the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Excellence after the ATAR score release and accepted it via the email link and am wondering if there is any need to follow up. And am I still eligible if I enrol for a second round offer? Thank-you
Bump.  Anyone? It's my last day to accept
This question is best answered by a Monash representative. For a quick response, I would recommend calling the university directly on 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on February 13, 2018, 01:04:29 pm
Hi DailyInsanity,
 
Scholarship payment dates vary depending on the scholarship you have received. For details, visit: http://www.monash.edu/students/scholarships/holders/payment.

Hi,

Does anyone know when scholarship payments come through - is it before the 16th of Feb when the payment for SEM 1 units is due?

Many Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on February 13, 2018, 01:05:41 pm
Hi Infinitex,
 
Congratulations on being offered the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Excellence!
 
If you had accepted the scholarship and the Monash course online, the scholarships team would have sent you an email asking you for your bank details. If you have responded to this, there is nothing else you would be required to do. The scho
 
Moreover, if you receive a second course offer and choose to accept this, you will still receive this scholarship. As per the scholarship conditions, this is not course specific. You must maintain a credit average (60% or above) each semester and verify your financial circumstances each semester to keep this scholarship.
 
Please submit an ask.monash enquiry if you have any further questions regarding your scholarship.

Hi, I received the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Excellence after the ATAR score release and accepted it via the email link and am wondering if there is any need to follow up. And am I still eligible if I enrol for a second round offer? Thank-you
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on February 13, 2018, 01:07:07 pm
Hi Sam M,
 
As per the course requirements outlined in the 2018 Handbook, you will need to complete 96 credit points from both the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts – 192 credit points in total to satisfy the conditions of this course. This can be broken down into the following:
 
Bachelor of Science: complete 6 science listed units (36 points) at level 1, and 10 science listed units (60 points) at levels 2 and 3 with a minimum of four (24 points) at level 3.
Bachelor of Arts: complete no more than 6 level 1 arts units (36 points) and at least 36 points at level 3 of which at least 24 points must be arts units.
 
If you are unsure, please speak with a Course Advisor from Science Student Services to ensure that you have chosen the correct sequence of units. Contact details: http://www.monash.edu/science/current-students/help-and-support.
 
Hope this helps!

Hi, I'm doing a bachelor of arts and science and am currently choosing my units. I've heard that a maths unit is compulsory in first year, but is this true? Does this mean that if I want to keep my units balanced for my two degrees I have 3 units left to choose from for science? if this is the case, does choosing a biology sequence and another unit keep my options open?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: motivated99 on February 19, 2018, 07:01:23 pm
Hi, I'm doing a bachelor of science today (majoring in psychology). Today at orientation, I realised that literally everyone I talked to is taking science along with another degree (double-degree) and has made me rethink my decision to do only a single degree. I know that I want to major in psychology and minor in physiology. But I'm wondering what other degree I should take science with to maximise my employability in psychology. I know it's not necessary for me to do a double degree, but if I were to do it, I would like to know what options would be good for me. Thank you !!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Sam M on February 22, 2018, 09:37:18 am
Hi, just a quick question. How do you watch live streamed lectures?
I'm allocated for one later today, but have no idea what I need to open to watch it.
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: heyi on February 22, 2018, 07:11:31 pm
Hi, i am currently studying Bachelor of pharmacy in RMIT. i have a question about the course transfer.
If i successfully transferred to Monash's bachelor of pharmacy next year, do i start at Year 1 in the course or i do progress to the relevant year?
thank you for your time.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on February 22, 2018, 09:26:49 pm
Hi, just a quick question. How do you watch live streamed lectures?
I'm allocated for one later today, but have no idea what I need to open to watch it.
Thanks in advance.
Hi Sam M,
You should have received an email from the university (to your university email address) which addresses this. To answer your question, live streaming will be accessible on the Moodle page for the unit, either via a link to Panopto, or in the Panopto pane on the right-hand side of the page.

Hope this helps :)

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Hi, i am currently studying Bachelor of pharmacy in RMIT. i have a question about the course transfer.
If i successfully transferred to Monash's bachelor of pharmacy next year, do i start at Year 1 in the course or i do progress to the relevant year?
thank you for your time.
Hi heyi,

As per this link (see bottom of page):
Quote
Please note that credit is not currently given for transfers into pharmacy. We recommend that students interested in pharmacy consider completing their relevant degree, with a minimum average of 70% (distinction or equivalent), and apply for our graduate entry pharmacy program.
Since credit is not given, you will have to start from the beginning. However, you can also choose to complete your current degree and apply for graduate entry into pharmacy, which will allow you to progress to the third year of the course upon meeting the relevant requirements.

Hope this helps :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: winhx on February 27, 2018, 04:31:35 pm
Hey monash,

Unless I have gravely missinturped something, your science course does not require methods as a prequsite, rather the prequsite can be satisfied with physics. Just wondering how if you guys offer a methods and spesh equivilant classes in ur science degree along all majors?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: AngelWings on February 27, 2018, 05:18:00 pm
Hey monash,

Unless I have gravely missinturped something, your science course does not require methods as a prequsite, rather the prequsite can be satisfied with physics. Just wondering how if you guys offer a methods and spesh equivilant classes in ur science degree along all majors?

Thanks!
The Methods equivalent is MTH1010 from memory. The Specialist equivalent is MTH1020. Both of those are first year units that you can take once you're enrolled into the Bachelor of Science. All other pre-requisites such as completing a raw 25 SS in an English subject (30SS for EAL) and a science/ maths (excludes Further) subject with a raw 25 SS still apply. 
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Sine on February 27, 2018, 05:21:27 pm
Yup, just confirming what AngelWings said
MTH1010 = methods
MTH1020 = spesh
MTH1030/35 = MTH1040 = MUEP maths
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: you99 on February 28, 2018, 12:26:03 am
Hi Monash,
I'm currently a first year bio med student interested in transferring into the bachelor of medical imaging and radiography. Is it possible for me to take a gap year and reapply through vtac where only my atar is only considered, and would seas be considered too? or is my only option to apply internal transfer?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on March 04, 2018, 05:11:25 pm
Hi,
 
Please note that credit is not currently given for transfers into pharmacy. If you were to successfully enter our Pharmacy course with your RMIT results, you will commence our course from Year 1.
 
As a minimum, the faculty requires you to meet a 70% minimum average across all subjects for transfer into Pharmacy courses. You should keep in mind that competition for places is often strong, and you might need a higher average grade.
 
You can read more about the transfer requirements at: https://www.monash.edu/pharm/future/courses/pharmacy/course-variations-and-pathways/pathways-transfers.
 
I hope this helps!

Hi, i am currently studying Bachelor of pharmacy in RMIT. i have a question about the course transfer.
If i successfully transferred to Monash's bachelor of pharmacy next year, do i start at Year 1 in the course or i do progress to the relevant year?
thank you for your time.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: mnewin on March 14, 2018, 08:41:15 pm
Hey Monash,
If one is due to finish their degree by end of semester 2, have we technically graduated after semester 2 ends granted we pass all units? Or do we only offically hold a Bachelor of Science for example, when graduation ceremony happens in May the following year? In case a prospective employer needs evidence we have completed the degree?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: abbeyrose on March 23, 2018, 09:57:18 pm
Hi Monash,
Is the single degree of Bachelor of Education (Honours) specialising in Primary Education only available to complete at the Peninsula campus? That's what I have gathered from looking at the Handbook, however, I'd like to know for certain if it's offered at the Clayton campus or not without doing a double degree.  :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: beeeeeper08 on March 24, 2018, 05:07:43 pm
Hi there!
I’m a first year, and was wondering if it’s possible to do an internal course transfer for a course that offers acceptance mid year, in my first year? I really don’t enjoy my course, and would like to know if I could change my double degree into a single degree (which I do study at the moment) eg. sci and i.t -> bach. of sci?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on March 24, 2018, 06:08:21 pm
Hi there!
I’m a first year, and was wondering if it’s possible to do an internal course transfer for a course that offers acceptance mid year, in my first year? I really don’t enjoy my course, and would like to know if I could change my double degree into a single degree (which I do study at the moment) eg. sci and i.t -> bach. of sci?
Yes - it's possible to do this, provided you meet the requirements for a transfer. These include having completed at least 12 points of study, and having a minimum WAM (which from memory is around 70% - double check this with Science Student Services).
You can get more info here.

Hope this helps :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 04, 2018, 11:44:22 am
Hey monash,

Unless I have gravely missinturped something, your science course does not require methods as a prequsite, rather the prequsite can be satisfied with physics. Just wondering how if you guys offer a methods and spesh equivilant classes in ur science degree along all majors?

Thanks!

Hi,
 
Mathematics is not a prerequisite for the Bachelor of Science if you have studied other science subjects in year 12. You only require one of either Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematical Methods (Any), Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
 
Students will however, be required to study at least one mathematics subject as part of the science course. The mathematics unit you choose will depend on your mathematics background and interests. A course adviser can provide you guidance on which mathematics unit would best suit you.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 04, 2018, 11:53:13 am
Hi Monash,
I'm currently a first year bio med student interested in transferring into the bachelor of medical imaging and radiography. Is it possible for me to take a gap year and reapply through vtac where only my atar is only considered, and would seas be considered too? or is my only option to apply internal transfer?

Hi you99,
 
Thank you for your enquiry, our apologies on the delayed response. As a current Monash University student, it would be best if you speak to Student Services directly about your options. If you choose to take a year off this year, you must apply for intermission. If it is granted, you may then apply through VTAC for the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours).

The Monash School of Biomedical Sciences contact details are available at: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/sobs/contact.html

We hope this helps.

Thank you
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: dcesaona on April 04, 2018, 12:03:14 pm
Hi, if I were interested in studying law at Monash but was unable to get in due to the atar cutoff, would I be able to undertake an arts course for a year and then transfer over to a law degree?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 04, 2018, 12:08:10 pm
Hey monash,

Unless I have gravely missinturped something, your science course does not require methods as a prequsite, rather the prequsite can be satisfied with physics. Just wondering how if you guys offer a methods and spesh equivilant classes in ur science degree along all majors?

Thanks!

Hi,
 
Thank you for your enquiry. Mathematics is not a prerequisite for the Bachelor of Science if you have studied other science subjects in year 12. You only require one of either Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematical Methods (Any), Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
 
Students will however, be required to study at least one mathematics subject as part of the science course. The mathematics unit you choose will depend on your mathematics background and interests. A course adviser can provide you guidance on which mathematics unit would best suit you.

Hope this helps!
Thank you
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 10, 2018, 09:28:20 am
Hey Monash,
If one is due to finish their degree by end of semester 2, have we technically graduated after semester 2 ends granted we pass all units? Or do we only offically hold a Bachelor of Science for example, when graduation ceremony happens in May the following year? In case a prospective employer needs evidence we have completed the degree?

Hi mnewin,
 
As you are currently enrolled at Monash University you will need to submit your query through ask.monash, an online help service, so that the correct department can assist you with your query.
 
To access ask.monash visit https://my.monash.edu.au/askmonash/ Log in using your Monash authcate username and password.
 
Alternatively, you can call Monash Connect on 1800 666 274 (+61 3 9902 6011).

Thank you and we help this helps :)

 
Hey Monash,
If one is due to finish their degree by end of semester 2, have we technically graduated after semester 2 ends granted we pass all units? Or do we only offically hold a Bachelor of Science for example, when graduation ceremony happens in May the following year? In case a prospective employer needs evidence we have completed the degree?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 10, 2018, 10:07:49 am
Hi Monash,
Is the single degree of Bachelor of Education (Honours) specialising in Primary Education only available to complete at the Peninsula campus? That's what I have gathered from looking at the Handbook, however, I'd like to know for certain if it's offered at the Clayton campus or not without doing a double degree.  :)

Hi abberyrose,
 
The Bachelor of Educaiton (Honours) in Primary Education single degree is only available at the Peninsula campus. You must be enrolled in the double degree to complete it at the Clayton campus.
 
If you have any further questions, please submit an online enquiry so our Student Recruitment Team can assist you: http://www.monash.edu/study/how-to-apply/enquiries.

Thank you and we hope this helps  ;)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 10, 2018, 10:11:14 am
Hi there!
I’m a first year, and was wondering if it’s possible to do an internal course transfer for a course that offers acceptance mid year, in my first year? I really don’t enjoy my course, and would like to know if I could change my double degree into a single degree (which I do study at the moment) eg. sci and i.t -> bach. of sci?

Hi beeeeeper08,

As a current Monash student, it is recommended that you speak to staff at Science Student Services regarding the internal course transfer requirements. They are located at 19 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus.

We hope this helps you.
All the best :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 10, 2018, 10:15:07 am
Hi, if I were interested in studying law at Monash but was unable to get in due to the atar cutoff, would I be able to undertake an arts course for a year and then transfer over to a law degree?
Hi, if I were interested in studying law at Monash but was unable to get in due to the atar cutoff, would I be able to undertake an arts course for a year and then transfer over to a law degree?

Hi dcesaona,

There are a number of pathways into the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Monash, one of which is to commence an alternative bachelor degree, and then transfer after successful completion of one year full time of the course.
 
In essence, to be eligible to apply, you must have:
- completed the equivalent of at least one year (48 Monash credit points) and a no more than two years (96 Monash credit points) of a recognised undergraduate degree and
- achieved a distinction (70%) average or better across all university units
 
Entry to law courses via external transfer is a competitive process and the actual average required in any given year will depend on the number and standard of applications received.
 
You can read more about this pathway at: https://www.monash.edu/law/future-students/undergraduate/pathways/transfers.
 
If you have any further questions, please submit an online enquiry so our Student Recruitment Team can assist you: https://www.monash.edu/study/how-to-apply/enquiries
 
We hope this helps :)

Thank you
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: cocopops201 on April 10, 2018, 09:35:53 pm
Hello Monash Team!

I am a Monash enthusiast, that have fallen in love with the Clayton campus and the university's sociocultural and environmental values that have prompted movements created within the campus such as '#Changeit' catching my attention. I am a rural student from NSW and was wondering that student's like myself receive 5 bonus points (due to the disadvantage of not gaining or having access to other resources that urban students are able to do so) will be accounted for if I apply through VTAC, as I live interstate?
P.S I'm looking at partaking in Engineering/Commerce as a double degree.

Thank you,
Ange  ;D
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on April 13, 2018, 11:03:17 am
Hello Monash Team!

I am a Monash enthusiast, that have fallen in love with the Clayton campus and the university's sociocultural and environmental values that have prompted movements created within the campus such as '#Changeit' catching my attention. I am a rural student from NSW and was wondering that student's like myself receive 5 bonus points (due to the disadvantage of not gaining or having access to other resources that urban students are able to do so) will be accounted for if I apply through VTAC, as I live interstate?
P.S I'm looking at partaking in Engineering/Commerce as a double degree.

Thank you,
Ange  ;D

Hi Ange,

It’s great to hear that you share similar views with us at Monash!
 
If you are residing in rural NSW or you feel that you may have been disadvantaged, you are highly encouraged to submit a ‘Special Entry Access Scheme’ (SEAS) application through VTAC along with your course application. SEAS adjusts your ATAR in recognition of circumstances that may have affected your education. This gives you a better chance of getting an offer for the course you want.
 
You are welcome to use the SEAS Estimate Calculator (http://www.monash.edu/study/how-to-apply/entry-schemes/seas-calculator) and see where your adjusted ATAR may sit after filling in your personal details.
 
Good luck with your studies!

All the best,
Monash University
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: winhx on May 07, 2018, 10:14:36 am
Hey monash,

Looking to study a bachelor of science at monash. Am however, having difficulty deciding on a major for if i were to get accepted. Just wondering what the process is with changing major during your study incase I change my mind mid year or something.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: insanipi on May 07, 2018, 12:51:06 pm
Hey monash,

Looking to study a bachelor of science at monash. Am however, having difficulty deciding on a major for if i were to get accepted. Just wondering what the process is with changing major during your study incase I change my mind mid year or something.

Thanks.
Not entirely sure if this is the case Monash-wide, but with my faculty (pharm&pharmsci), I chose my major by choosing the units corresponding to the major in the web enrolment system (WES). To change my major, all I'd need to do is login to WES and change the units I currently have for a major to the units I want for another major. :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: AngelWings on May 07, 2018, 06:38:16 pm
Hey monash,

Looking to study a bachelor of science at monash. Am however, having difficulty deciding on a major for if i were to get accepted. Just wondering what the process is with changing major during your study incase I change my mind mid year or something.

Thanks.
Not entirely sure if this is the case Monash-wide, but with my faculty (pharm&pharmsci), I chose my major by choosing the units corresponding to the major in the web enrolment system (WES). To change my major, all I'd need to do is login to WES and change the units I currently have for a major to the units I want for another major. :)
Insanipi is right. In the BSci, your only compulsory units are SCI2010/ SCI2015 and a Level 1 maths/ stats unit. I finished my Bachelor of Science (without Honours) at the end of last year. Actually, there was a post or two on here discussing whether I should change. I chose my major at the end of first year by selecting the units I wanted. The end of first year is usually the crucial turning point in which you decide your major. On occasion, you'll have more time to choose your major (i.e. a second turning point at the end of second year, usually), but this will depend on the units you've taken. For example, I chose a pair of genetics units and another pair of molecular biology units. These are the prerequisites for two majors: biochemistry and genetics. (I chose to do an extended major in genetics in the end.) Note that this option is only applicable in some circumstances, not all, so choose your second year units wisely and ask Science Student Services for help, where necessary.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: aisial25 on June 05, 2018, 12:46:19 am
I was wondering if I am able to transfer to a course which I could have done at the beginning of the year (meeting the prerequisites with the ATAR required, for Monash guaranteed tho). I am a first year student and I was wondering if there were to be a case of falling below the WAM required to transfer, will they consider me since I was able to do the course in the beginning of the year?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Ask Monash University on June 07, 2018, 11:00:49 am
I was wondering if I am able to transfer to a course which I could have done at the beginning of the year (meeting the prerequisites with the ATAR required, for Monash guaranteed tho). I am a first year student and I was wondering if there were to be a case of falling below the WAM required to transfer, will they consider me since I was able to do the course in the beginning of the year?

Thank you.

Hi,
Since you have commenced tertiary studies at Monash, you will need apply for an internal course transfer into your course of interest. You will need to contact your faculty directly regarding the transfer requirements. Generally speaking, your entire academic record will be taken into consideration when assessing your eligibility for admission into your destination degree.

Hope this helps.

Thanks,
SR
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: M909 on June 07, 2018, 08:11:20 pm
Hi Ask Monash, sorry if this is an obvious/silly question, but I’m interested in the Financial Mathematics Masters degree, but am not totally sure if I meet the requirements.

I’m currently studying a BCom and concurrent maths diploma (which involves conpleteing the same subjects a BSci student would have to do to get a maths major) at UniMelb. On the Monash page linked, they say for entry level 2 you need an undergraduate degree in maths, or a graduate diploma or equilivalent. Would my diploma made up of undergrad maths subjects count as equilivalent?

Also, how would I go about applying for a CSP for masters study? And is there a time limit between finishing your undergrad study and applying for/starting a masters? Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: winhx on June 26, 2018, 08:16:37 am
Hey monash,

I've heard people say that in most science degrees the first year is really general and where you 'experiment with majors' whilst the 2nd and 3rd year are where you actually start your major.

Is this considered to be generally true for monash's bachelor of science?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on June 26, 2018, 08:52:14 am
Hey monash,

I've heard people say that in most science degrees the first year is really general and where you 'experiment with majors' whilst the 2nd and 3rd year are where you actually start your major.

Is this considered to be generally true for monash's bachelor of science?

Yes - in your first year, you are required to complete units (subjects) from at least two different areas of study. For example, I did chemistry and mathematics. The second/third year units usually require the relevant first year units as prerequisites.

Hope that helps :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on July 03, 2018, 02:23:58 pm
[1] Can I do MBBS after a double degree [Bachelor of Engineering and Biomedical Science]?
Monash no longer offers the MBBS, which has been replaced by the MD (in general, they both qualify you to become a doctor). To answer your question - you cannot complete the MD at Monash via the undergraduate pathway if you have already begun tertiary study. However, your (Monash) Biomedical Science degree will allow you to apply for the graduate pathway (75 places).

[2] Does completing a double degree [Bachelor of Engineering and Biomedical Science] allow me to enter medical school and complete a M.D. degree and then [MAYBE] specialize to become a neurologist or a neurosurgeon?
Yes. In fact, in general you do not specifically require either degree to enter medical school in Australia, although Biomedical Science (at Monash) will allow you to apply for the graduate pathway into MD at Monash.

[3] Can I work as a starter engineer at a company while studying M.D. after school time?
I guess you could, but you probably wouldn't want to, given that you'll also have to balance the workload of studying medicine.

[4] Is it better to spend residency time here in Australia or outside the country?
I don't really have the knowledge to answer this, but hopefully someone else can.

Hope that helps :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on July 03, 2018, 03:30:09 pm
Thanks for the answers, now for this part I'm still in high school so I don't think I started my tertiary study and from what I understand to become a MD Doctor I need to have a Master's degree to study MD in Monnash, so I can do Master of Surgery and then start studying MD? and is there anyway to study MD with the undergraduate path if I'm still not in my tertiary study?Thanks.

You do not need a Masters degree to apply for the MD graduate pathway at Monash, only one of a Monash Bachelor degree in: Biomedical Science (75 places); Science with certain subjects, Physiotherapy or Pharmacy (25 places). You can find more info about this here.

Yes, you can apply for the direct (undergraduate) entry MD at Monash (~240 places) if you have not yet started any tertiary study (i.e. after you have finished year 12). Entry is based on the UMAT, an interview, and your ATAR, and you apply via VTAC during year 12. You can find more info here.

Hope that helps :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Kerry2010 on July 09, 2018, 01:42:16 pm
I've applied for internal course transfer , any idea how long until we find out if we're successful?
Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on July 09, 2018, 01:47:51 pm
I've applied for internal course transfer , any idea how long until we find out if we're successful?
Thanks

Should be very soon! I received my mid-year transfer offer the same day as results last year.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: ar2320 on July 09, 2018, 03:00:02 pm
Has anyone received an email for their internal course transfer about whether they are successful or not?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: sarangiya on July 09, 2018, 05:56:38 pm
Just out of interest:

On the handbook entry for the school-leaver BMedSc/MD, it says the degree is accredited by the Australian Medical Council, Malaysian Medical Council and Singapore Medical Council.
On the international admission requirements page, it says the course at the Malaysian campus is accredited by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), the Australian Medical Council (AMC), the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), the Medical Council of Thailand and the Medical Council of Mauritius (MCM).

Why is one accredited by Singapore and not the other? Does the course at the Clayton campus also receive accreditation in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Mauritius?

Thanks
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on July 10, 2018, 05:45:35 pm
I was just researching how much would my course would cost if I got into it and from what I calculated in the fee calculator [240 Credit points, the amount in direct entry MD for Clayton Campus] and it said $303,000, now as a high school student I don't know how realistic that is but is this an accurate calculation and is it really that much? [I used the fee calculator in their Monash.edu website]

Thanks.

One thing to note is that you have calculated the full fee for the course. If you are an international student, then yes, that is the fee you will have to pay (which considering that it is a 5 year medical degree, is around expected). If you are a domestic (i.e. not international) student, you will be admitted to the MD in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP), meaning the government will pay for a large portion of the tuition. Therefore, if you are a domestic student, you should instead be calculating your contribution using this calculator.

Hope that helps :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: 23serenity on July 11, 2018, 01:59:30 am
Hello AskMonash team

Is it possible to transfer into the Pharmacy course after completing second year BSc?

I know there is the Graduate Entry however I would like to know if second year students transfer into the course the same way as a first year student.

(Considering the requirements being met)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: manutd on July 29, 2018, 04:07:21 pm
Hi Ask Monash,
What are the possible pathways to bachelor of commerce/computer science or just computer science without studying math methods in year 12, but instead further mathematics?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: layalasmith on August 03, 2018, 06:56:39 am
Hello Monash!

I would love to attend Monash next year and al though I have attended career expos I still have some questions. Firstly I am aspiring to become a doctor hence will be applying for the MD course. So here are my queries:

[1] Does getting a 175 for UMAT and 94 ATAR secure a spot for me in the course or even after the interview Monash guarantee scheme doesn't 100% mean that I will get in?

[2] Considering the worst case scenario and let's say that my UMAT is below 175 but my ATAR is in high 90s, will my high ATAR compensate for my low UMAT score?

[3] I am not hell-bent on getting into Monash and would possibly going interstate to study Medicine, are the entry schemes similar and what university would be similar to Monash in terms of the course if I were to study elsewhere?

[4] Is it true that there is no hope for students who score below 50 on a section of the UMAT in regards to undergraduate medicine study? Has there ever been a case of someone getting into medicine who has not met the 50/50/50 requirement?

Thank you and I am keen to hear back from you! :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: sarangiya on August 03, 2018, 09:16:05 am
Hello Monash!

I would love to attend Monash next year and al though I have attended career expos I still have some questions. Firstly I am aspiring to become a doctor hence will be applying for the MD course. So here are my queries:

[1] Does getting a 175 for UMAT and 94 ATAR secure a spot for me in the course or even after the interview Monash guarantee scheme doesn't 100% mean that I will get in?

[2] Considering the worst case scenario and let's say that my UMAT is below 175 but my ATAR is in high 90s, will my high ATAR compensate for my low UMAT score?

[3] I am not hell-bent on getting into Monash and would possibly going interstate to study Medicine, are the entry schemes similar and what university would be similar to Monash in terms of the course if I were to study elsewhere?

[4] Is it true that there is no hope for students who score below 50 on a section of the UMAT in regards to undergraduate medicine study? Has there ever been a case of someone getting into medicine who has not met the 50/50/50 requirement?

Thank you and I am keen to hear back from you! :)
[1] It doesn't guarantee you a place in the course.
According to a Monash presentation, it will guarantee you an interview. I'm not sure about the accuracy of this statement, but traditionally it has been thought the students under the Monash Guarantee then follow a different path from regular entry to be admitted to the course. Therefore, you are still competing to get a place through the interview, but not with the main cohort, but rather everyone else that got the Monash Guarantee.

[2] If your UMAT score is below 175 you will not qualify for the Monash Guarantee regardless of your ATAR. Similarly, you must have a minimum of 50th percentile in each of Section 1, 2 and 3 regardless of your UMAT score and ATAR.
The only situation in which a high ATAR compensates for a low UMAT and vice versa, is within the pool of applicants for the interview. E.g. if you have a 96 ATAR and a 100th percentile, you might be in the same 'rank' during the Interviews as someone who got a 98 ATAR and 90th percentile or something.

[3] You can Google that yourself.

[4] Yes, it is true. And no, there hasn't. It is my understanding that any applicant who doesn't meet the 50-50-50 requirement is disqualified from entry.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: layalasmith on August 04, 2018, 07:47:15 pm
OMG thank you so much your response really helped clear things up! :) Much love <33
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: fruitbowl34 on August 06, 2018, 01:08:01 pm
Hi Monash!

I know that applications for accommodation opens on the 1st of September, but what time does it open? Also how are applications considered, is it first come first serve, or by the individual's needs (eg. living in rural areas, coming from other countries) ?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: sarangiya on August 06, 2018, 02:02:34 pm
Hi Monash!

I know that applications for accommodation opens on the 1st of September, but what time does it open? Also how are applications considered, is it first come first serve, or by the individual's needs (eg. living in rural areas, coming from other countries) ?

Thank you!
I am not 100% sure of time. It might be a good idea to reach out to Monash on social media (Twitter, Facebook), or perhaps a current student can answer.

According to the Admissions Policy:
1. Preexisting residents are given first priority (their application opening date is also earlier)
2. Students applying to stay for the whole two semesters are given preference overt hose applying for shorter stays
3. For new residents, full-time students are given priority over part-time or distance students
4. New residents are served on a "first in, first served" basis

In terms of individual needs:
> Students with disabilities can apply to have accessible rooms, and may have a carer live in the residence if applicable
> Students from low-income backgrounds under thresholds outlined under the National Rental Affordability Scheme can access Briggs and Jackomos Halls in the Urban Community. This essentially means the applicant pool for Briggs/Jackomos is smaller and gives low income students greater chance of being able to stay affordably on campus.
> I'm not sure about International or regional/rural students, but I would imagine they (along with Aboriginal/Indigenous-identifying individuals and other groups) would have access to more accommodation scholarships etc.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: theONEandONLY1 on August 06, 2018, 08:57:47 pm
Dear Monash University,
Upon examining VTAC course search, I noticed a major in neurobiology within the bachelor of biomedical science, however could not locate it on your website. Would you be able to corroborate the existence of such a major, and what it encompasses?
Thank you.

Regards
Matthew
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: VanillaRice on August 07, 2018, 04:44:52 pm
Dear Monash University,
Upon examining VTAC course search, I noticed a major in neurobiology within the bachelor of biomedical science, however could not locate it on your website. Would you be able to corroborate the existence of such a major, and what it encompasses?
Thank you.

Regards
Matthew
Hi,

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash is classed as a "comprehensive" course, meaning that you don't pick a major, but instead do a bit of everything (neuroscience included). In particular, the main unit/subject covering neurobiology in the course is BMS1052. However, you can also select more advanced neuroscience units in third year as electives.

Hope that helps :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Queertn on August 22, 2018, 11:21:02 pm
Hey Monash,
I'm thinking about going to Monash to study a bachelor of biomed and am hoping to get into research in immunology/molecular biology.
1. What would be realistic grades I'd need to get into honours and Ph.D?
2. How competitive is it?
3. Are Monash students given preference when applying for postgrad studies?
4. What's the student culture like? ie. Are people suppotive and friendly or just really competitive?
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Sine on August 22, 2018, 11:29:34 pm
Hey Monash,
I'm thinking about going to Monash to study a bachelor of biomed and am hoping to get into research in immunology/molecular biology.
1. What would be realistic grades I'd need to get into honours and Ph.D?
2. How competitive is it?
3. Are Monash students given preference when applying for postgrad studies?
4. What's the student culture like? ie. Are people suppotive and friendly or just really competitive?
Thanks :)
seeing as Ask Monash hasn't been active for ~2 months I'll try to answer this for you.

1. To get into honours you will need at least a 70+ average and then for a PhD you generally need 80+ in your honours year you might be able to get away with high 70's.
2. Not sure - Will depend on the person, some will find it difficult hence "competitive" whilst others may stroll in.
3. not sure wouldn't think so
4. I'm doing biomed now and I wouldn't say it's competitive - everyone helps each other out and it's great to see everyone do well.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: FOS0005 on August 26, 2018, 10:22:43 pm
Hello, I am graduating secondary this year and have been wanting to do a bachelor biomedical science in Monash uni. Unfortunately i dont quite meet the prerequisites as i don't do methods or specialist maths. So i was wondering.. if i do a bachelor of science, is it possible to do a mid-year (or earlier) internal course transfer into biomedicine? If not, are there any other pathways? Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: LifeisaConstantStruggle on August 26, 2018, 10:58:20 pm
Hello, I am graduating secondary this year and have been wanting to do a bachelor biomedical science in Monash uni. Unfortunately i dont quite meet the prerequisites as i don't do methods or specialist maths. So i was wondering.. if i do a bachelor of science, is it possible to do a mid-year (or earlier) internal course transfer into biomedicine? If not, are there any other pathways? Thanks in advance!

Biomed at monash only accept transfers at the start of every year, and they generally look at prereqs as well so it's not a 100% guarantee that you'll get in. If you work hard enough in first year and do all the prereq equivalent for methods you'll have a good chance of getting in. Check with monash if you have to.
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Coffee on August 29, 2018, 09:44:53 am
When do transfers open for Semester 1, 2019 entry? :)
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Caledu on September 01, 2018, 09:10:49 pm
Is it possible to complete the psychology extended major in the Sci/Biomed double? What about in the Biomed scholars degree? And in the Biomed single?

Is it possible to complete the graduate entry medicine prerequisite units if also completing an extended major in psychology in Sci/Arts?

What is the difference between a Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology? Are they both full fee?

Can you do 2 Sci majors and 2 Arts majors in a Sci/Arts degree?

How much time does a Diploma of Languages alongside a 4 year double degree add?

Are the ATAR requirements for scholarships before or after adjustments?
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: Sine on September 01, 2018, 09:31:31 pm
When do transfers open for Semester 1, 2019 entry? :)

Quote
Applications open 2pm, Monday 3 September.

All applications close Friday 26 October.

https://www.monash.edu/admissions/study-options/internal-transfer?_ga=2.113101188.1802526614.1531625512-2028913389.1527742342
Title: Re: Ask Monash University
Post by: AngelWings on September 02, 2018, 06:26:36 pm
For Caledu
Is it possible to complete the psychology extended major in the Sci/Biomed double?
You can. You'd just have to plan this carefully in your course map. 
What about in the Biomed scholars degree? And in the Biomed single?
Biomed degrees don't have a major. Everyone does all the compulsory core units with 6 (for the BBiomed Adv.) or 8 elective slots in a single degree. The elective slots wouldn't fit the 10 units required for an extended major in psych. 
Is it possible to complete the graduate entry medicine prerequisite units if also completing an extended major in psychology in Sci/Arts?
Not unless you study the extended psych major in the Arts degree and made the Science degree have a major including at least 1 of the 5 units required for entry (none of them include psych). I'd probably double check this, though. This is what I got from 5 minutes of research.
What is the difference between a Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology? Are they both full fee?
Not so sure about this one.
Can you do 2 Sci majors and 2 Arts majors in a Sci/Arts degree?
Nope. A major requires usually 8 units each. In a BSci/Arts, the BSci has a requirement of at least one math/ stats unit AND either SCi2010 or SCI2015, which would mean that the second science major would not be possible. 
How much time does a Diploma of Languages alongside a 4 year double degree add?
Typically a year, regardless of single or double degree.
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