Introductory Academic Program

The Introductory Academic Program (IAP) introduces you to the self-directed study style you'll need at Monash University. Classes focus on developing your confidence and critical thinking skills, which will prepare you for reading, writing and research tasks at the University.

You can study IAP if you have met the academic and English language entry requirements for Foundation Year, Diplomas and Monash University.

After completing IAP, you will have skills in:

  • critical thinking, evaluation and reflection
  • university research
  • academic reading
  • editing and proofreading
  • referencing and citation.

Course structure

Entry requirements

A full offer from Monash University

DurationFive weeks
Start datesClasses begin before University semesters
Class timetable*

Monday – Friday

10:00 am - 2:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Please note that we are unable to accommodate individual student timetable requests.

Contact hours20 hours per week + 15 hours extra study
CRICOS Code041847B

*Timetable reflects the virtual classroom and daylight savings.

Meet a student

Nelson completed the Introductory Academic Program


"The Introductory Academic Program is great. It taught us how the university works, and improved our reading, writing and speaking skills. We experienced different types of skills like debating, presenting, poster presentations and doing research work. Even though it's only five weeks, I have so many skills that I need for my studies at Monash University."