Foundation year – extended

The extended program is 14 weeks of study to prepare you for foundation year. The extra preparation will build your confidence and academic skills in all your subjects. If you need some extra help, we'll improve your English, mathematics and science skills so you are ready to start the standard program with confidence. You will have longer to settle in, make friends, and be ready to succeed at Monash University.

You will have an individual learning plan and receive lots of support from your teachers. After you successfully complete the extended program, you'll join semester one of the standard program.

Extended program at a glance

Destination1st year Monash University 
CampusMelbourne city
DurationExtended (14 weeks) + standard program (12 months): 18 months total
IntakesMarch and August
What you will study4 extended subjects
Contact hours25 contact hours per week
Other prerequisitesNone
What it costs$37,260
CRICOSCRICOS 072824G

Course structure and subjects

The extended program is 14 weeks and you will study four subjects. After you successfully complete the extended program, you'll join the standard program. Your unit combination must include:

  • Extended English
  • Ideas and Communication
  • Foundations for Calculus (prepares you for Mathematics) or Mathematics in Context (prepares you for Fundamental Mathematics)
  • Business Enterprise (if you want to study a business degree) or Chemistry and Life (if you want to study a chemistry or biology subject).

Sample structure

Here is an example of what you might study.

Semester 1 Extended: 14 weeksSemester 2 Standard: 18 weeksSemester 3 Standard: 18 weeks
Extended English 
Ideas and Communication
Foundations for Calculus or Mathematics in Context
Business Enterprise or Chemistry and Life
Unit 1 English
Unit 1 Mathematics
Unit 1 Accounting
Unit 1 Globalisation
Unit 2 English
Unit 2 Mathematics
Unit 2 Accounting
Unit 1 Economics

You must successfully complete the extended program to start the standard program.

Remember: Your extended units do not count towards your final foundation year score. Your score will be calculated from the standard units.