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Monash College offers Foundation Year and Diploma courses that lead into first and second year degrees at Monash University, one of the world's top 100 universities. #

Monash University Foundation Year will prepare you for first year entry to all 10 faculties at Monash University.

Monash College Diplomas offer preparation for second year entry to six faculties at Monash University: arts; art, design and architecture; business; engineering; information technology; and science.

To work out the right course for you, ask yourself: what do you want to study at Monash University?

The program you choose depends on what degree you want to study and your future career plans. You will also need to consider your academic and English qualifications.

What do you want to study at university?

Art, Humanities and Social Sciences

No matter where you want to go, a Monash University arts degree can take you there. The flexible course structure means you can personalise the degree to suit you.

Monash College has two programs that lead into an arts degree.

Foundation Year

Diploma of Arts

Choose Foundation Year if you: Choose the Diploma if you:
  • want guaranteed entry into first year of an arts degree at Monash University*
  • would like to study a double degree with arts
  • would like to study a range of subjects to suit your skills and interests
  • want to keep your study and career options open.
  • want to fast-track into second year of an arts degree at Monash University*
  • want to make an immediate start on your degree
  • have decided to study psychology, communications or media studies
  • would like to study subjects that directly relate to your arts degree.

Art, design and architecture

Put your creative ideas into practice by studying art, design and architecture. If you want to develop products, design skyscrapers or create contemporary art, develop the skills to turn your vision into reality.

Monash College offers a specialised diploma that leads into art, design and architecture degrees.

Diploma of Art & Design

Study the Diploma if you:

  • are interested in a career in art, design or architecture
  • would like to study subjects that directly relate to your future degree
  • would like to learn a range of creative art and design skills
  • would like to develop a folio of creative work.

Business

A Monash Business degree gives you the ability to work in any sector. If you want to work in a multinational organisation or the not-for-profit sector, or run your own company, a business degree offers you a future of possibilities. 

Monash College has two programs that lead into business degrees.

Foundation Year

Diploma of Business

Choose Foundation Year if you: Choose the Diploma if you:
  • want guaranteed entry into first year of a business or commerce degree at Monash University*
  • would like to study a double degree with another study area
  • want to keep your future study options open
  • need to complete the mathematics prerequisite
  • would like to study a range of subjects to suit your skills and interests.
  • want to fast-track into second year of a business or commerce degree at Monash University*
  • want to make an immediate start on your degree
  • have decided to study business, commerce or economics
  • would like to study subjects that directly relate to your future degree.

Engineering

Engineers have a combination of skills that place them in demand all over the world. Engineers apply science and mathematics to develop new technologies and improve existing ones.

Monash College has two programs that lead into engineering degrees.

Foundation Year

Diploma of Engineering

Choose Foundation Year if you: Choose the Diploma if you:
  • want guaranteed entry into first year of an engineering degree at Monash University*
  • would like to study a double degree with another study area
  • need to complete the mathematics, chemistry or physics prerequisite
  • want to keep your future study options open
  • would like to study a range of subjects to suit your skills and interests.
  • want to fast-track into second year of an engineering degree at Monash University*
  • have met the prerequisites in mathematics, chemistry or physics
  • have decided to study civil, mechanical, environmental, aerospace or chemical engineering
  • would like to study subjects that directly relate to your future degree.

Information Technology (IT)

IT works with industry to research and innovate. Be part of a dynamic field that is changing the way we communicate, the way business is conducted and the way we experience entertainment. IT makes business happen.

Monash College has two programs that lead into IT degrees.

Foundation Year

Diploma of Engineering (IT stream)

Choose Foundation Year if you:  Choose the Diploma if you:
  • want guaranteed entry into first year of an IT degree at Monash University*
  • would like to study a double degree with IT
  • need to complete the mathematics prerequisite
  • want to keep your future study options open
  • would like to study a range of subjects to suit your skills and interests.
  • want to fast-track into second year of an IT degree at Monash University*
  • have met the prerequisites in mathematics
  • have decided to study computer science or software engineering
  • would like to study subjects that directly relate to your future degree.

Education

If you want to become a teacher, the Bachelor of Education (Honours) prepares aspiring educators to be tomorrow's leaders.

Monash University Foundation Year is the ideal preparation for an education degree.

Study Foundation Year if you:

  • want guaranteed entry into first year of an education degree at Monash University*
  • want to become a teacher or work in health and physical education
  • want to study a double degree 
  • want to study a range of subjects to suit your skills and interests
  • want to keep your future study options open.

Law

If you want a career that is challenging and intellectually stimulating, a career in law is for you.

Monash University Foundation Year is the ideal preparation for a law degree.

Study Foundation Year if you:

  • want guaranteed entry into first year of a law degree at Monash University*
  • want to work in the judicial system, government, business or politics
  • would like to study a double degree 
  • would like to study a range of subjects to suit your skills and interests
  • want to keep your future study options open.

Medicine, nursing and health sciences

If you want a career in healthcare – doctor, surgeon, biomedical scientist, nurse, psychologist, nutritionist or physiotherapist – a Monash medicine, nursing or health sciences degree can get you there.

Monash University Foundation Year is the ideal preparation.

Study Foundation Year if you:

  • want guaranteed entry into first year of a medical degree at Monash University*
  • would like to study a double degree
  • would like to study a range of subjects to suit your skills and interests
  • want to keep your future study options open
  • need to complete the mathematics or science prerequisites.

Pharmacy

The sky's the limit with a degree in pharmacy. Be part of an industry that is dynamic, challenging and always changing.

Monash University Foundation Year is the ideal preparation for a pharmacy degree.

Study Foundation Year if you:

  • want guaranteed entry into first year of a pharmacy degree at Monash University*
  • want to study at Australia's number one pharmacy school**
  • want to work in medical research, biotechnology or pharmaceutical science
  • would like to study a double degree
  • would like to study a range of subjects to suit your skills and interests
  • want to keep your future study options open.

Science

If you have an enquiring mind, a science degree allows you to explore your interests. Science at Monash is about choice. Choose from more than 23 areas of specialisation from astrophysics to zoology.

Monash College has two programs that lead into a science degree:

Foundation Year

Diploma of Science

Choose Foundation Year if you:  Choose the Diploma if you:
  • would like to make use of our science labs and practice doing practical experiments.
  • want to keep your future study options open
  • would like to study a range of subjects to suit your skills and interests
  • would like to study a double degree with science
  • want to work in environmental science, forensic science or genetics
  • want guaranteed entry into first year at Monash University*
  • want to fast-track into second year of a science degree at Monash University*
  • would like to study subjects that directly relate to your science degree
  • want to make an immediate start on your degree
  • have decided to study biological, environmental or behavioural science
  • would like to study subjects that directly relate to your science degree

English support

If you need help meeting the English language entry requirements, we offer courses to help you develop your language and learning skills.

The programs are designed specifically for students going to Monash. You will develop the skills you need to succeed during Foundation Year, your Diploma or at university.

Contact us

If you need help deciding which course is right for you, read the Monash College International Student Course Guide or please contact our admissions team.

*Entry requirements into Monash College and Monash University apply.

#Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015.

**QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014.