If you have a degree or a career in mind, the diploma program is the best choice for you. After successfully completing your Monash College diploma, you will have guaranteed entry into second year at Monash University. You'll study the same subjects as first year university students and your classes will be held on campus. The only difference is the class sizes are smaller, and you'll get more support in learning how to study in Australia.
Choose your study area
Note that if you are interested in studying law, medicine, nursing, health sciences or pharmacy, you’ll need to study foundation year.
Diplomas at a glance
|What you can study||Arts, business, education, engineering, IT and science (Clayton)|
Art and design (Caulfield)
|How long?||Part 1: 8 months|
Part 2: 8 months
Part 2 (Engineering stream): 12 months
|Class structure||Tutorials and lectures (+ laboratory practicals for engineering, IT and science)|
|Contact hours||5–7 hours per unit, per week|
|Start dates||February, June and October|
|Double degrees||Yes – selected degrees only|
|International locations||Jakarta International College, Indonesia|
Universal College Lanka, Sri Lanka
Why study a diploma?
Fast track to second year
In part 2 of your diploma, you’ll study the same subjects as first year university students. Some people use this as a fast track, completing first year in 8 months.*
Smaller class sizes
Our small classes mean you will receive individual attention from your teachers. You’ll still study undergraduate level subjects – but the extra support will make sure you are ready for university.
Study on campus
Your classes will be held on campus at Monash University, so you’ll get to know where the library is, where to go for lectures, and where to buy food. You’ll be part of the university community from day one.
Our teachers are experts in teaching international students. They will help you develop your academic skills and will provide you with lots of feedback and support.
How diplomas work
The Monash College diploma is in two parts. You can start in part 1 or part 2, depending on your academic results.
|Part 1||Part 2|
|Who should enter?||Australian Year 11 or equivalent||Australian Year 12 or equivalent|
|How long?||8 months||8 months|
|What happens when you finish?||You can start part 2. If you achieve exceptional results, you can start first year at Monash University.||You can start second year at Monash University, subject to faculty entry requirements.|
Monash College admits students from a range of educational pathways into its diplomas. Although an ATAR and an OP (Queensland) score is published for each diploma, students can also be admitted based on previous higher education or vocational education (complete or incomplete) or Yr 11 study. Details on specific entry requirements and pre-requisites are available from the Academic entry requirements page.
To get a better understanding of admissions at Monash College, see the admissions information here.
The table gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Monash College overall and by course. It provides data for students that commenced study in Australia and passed the census date in 2016.
Do you need help with English?
If you don't meet the English language requirements for a Monash College diploma, you can study our 10–20 week Monash English Bridging course before your diploma begins. After successfully completing MEB, you can start your diploma without sitting another IELTS test.
*The Diploma of Engineering (Engineering stream) takes 12 months.
Art & Design – CRICOS 045084G
Arts – CRICOS 061625F
Business – CRICOS 043633M
Engineering – CRICOS 043634K
Science – CRICOS 086068B