Monash English Bridging - for postgraduate
CRICOS: 076754G

(Previously ELBP: CRICOS: 041846C)

Monash English Bridging (MEB) is offered to students who have met the academic requirements for direct entry into Monash University post-graduate courses, but have narrowly missed the English language requirements.

Upon successful completion of the Monash English Bridging course for students have a guaranteed entry into selected Monash University postgraduate course.

Course duration

MEB for specialist postgraduate courses: 10 weeks or 15 weeks (see entry requirements)

Class Times:

Classes are scheduled in the morning or afternoon between:

  • 8.30am-12.45pm  OR 
  • 12.45pm-5pm

Study load:

This is a full-time course. The weekly study load is 35 hours with:

  • 20 hours in-class tuition
  • 15 hours independent study outside class hours (including five hours in the Academic Development and Enhancement Centre, ADEC).

Course dates:

There are two (2) Monash English Bridging courses a year leading to Monash University postgraduate courses, preceding every Monash University semester.

How to apply:

  • Students wishing to study in the Monash English Bridging course need to select English Language on their Monash University Application Form.
  • Alternatively, students may receive a conditional offer including the MEB course.

Course Location

Monash English Bridging is conducted at the Monash University Clayton Campus.

Entry requirements

To enter the Monash English Bridging (MEB) course you must receive a conditional offer from Monash University.

Your current English test scores and your destination course requirements will determine whether you are offered a 10 or 15 week program.

Courses requiring an overall IELTS of 6.5 (no band less than 6.5 OR 6.0):

15-week program

  • IELTS: Overall 6.0, writing 5.0, (no band lower than 5.0)
  • TOEFL paper-based: 523, TWE 4.0
  • TOEFL iBT: Overall 69, writing 15, speaking 14, listening and reading 5
  • Pearson: Overall 50, writing communicative skills score 36, no PTE communicative skills score below 36

10-week program

  • IELTS: Overall 6.0, writing 6.0, (no band lower than 5.0)
  • TOEFL paper-based: 523, TWE 4.5
  • TOEFL iBT: Overall 69, writing 21, speaking 14, listening and reading 5
  • Pearson: Overall 50, writing communicative skills score 50, no PTE communicative skills score below 36

Courses requiring an overall IELTS of 7.0 (no band less than 6.0, 6.5 OR 7.0):

15-week program

  • IELTS: Overall 6.5 (no band lower than 5.5)
  • TOEFL paper-based: 550, TWE 4.5
  • TOEFL iBT: Overall 79, writing 19, speaking 16, listening 9 and reading 10
  • Pearson: Overall 58: writing communicative skills score 50, no PTE communicative skills score below 42

10-week program

  • IELTS: Overall 6.5, writing 6.5 (no band lower than 5.5))
  • TOEFL paper-based: 550, TWE 4.5
  • TOEFL iBT: Overall 79, writing 24, speaking 16, listening 9 and reading 10
  • Pearson: Overall 58: writing communicative skills score 50, no PTE communicative skills score below 42

 

Course structure and outcomes

Monash English Bridging takes a task-based approach to the education of students. The learning and assessment tasks are designed to develop the language and academic skills for an open enquiry required for a successful transition to Monash University postgraduate courses:

  • Response Essay
  • Tutorial Discussions
  • Critical Review
  • Listening and Note-taking
  • Research Essay
  • Oral Presentation

By being lead through a step by step approach to these tasks, and receiving a multitude of opportunities for constructive feedback, students will enjoy supportive environment as they construct the competencies needed to succeed at Monash University.

The practical skills developed through Monash English Bridging for post graduate courses include many of the attributes supported by the Research Skills Development Framework, as students learn to embark on an open inquiry with structure and guidance provided:

  • generate questions, aims and hypotheses
  • find and record self-determined information from self-selected sources
  • evaluate information/data using criteria related to the aims of the enquiry
  • organise information/data and manage their research process using self-determined structures
  • synthesise and analyse new information to re-organise existing knowledge
  • address knowledge and understanding gaps from several perspectives
  • use some discipline-specific language and prescribed genre/academic style*

Academic Calendar and Fees

For entry into Monash University semester 1, commencing 3 March 2014

Registration Date Start date End date No of weeks Fees (per week) ($A)
10 October 2013 14 October 2013 7 February 2014 15 $450 + $250 administration fee
14 November 2013 18 November 2013 7 February 2014 10 $450 + $250 administration fee

 

For entry into Monash University semester 2, commencing 28 July 2014

Registration Date Start date End date No of weeks Fees (per week) ($A)
13 March 2014 17 March 2014 27 June 2014 15 $450 + $250 administration fee
16 April 2014 23 April 2014 27 June 2014 10 $450 + $250 administration fee

 

For entry into Monash University semester 1, commencing 2 March 2015

Registration Date Start date End date No of weeks Fees (per week) ($A)
9 October 2014 13 October 2014 6 February 2015 15 $450 + $250 administration fee
13 November 2014 17 November 2014 6 February 2015 10 $450 + $250 administration fee