Foundation Year – extended
The 14-week extended semester provides you with additional support in the areas of maths, chemistry and English. This option is recommended for students who don't have a strong background in
these subjects or who are looking for additional academic support.
During the extended semester, you'll complete four extended units to build your confidence and academic skills. These units don't contribute to your final score but will prepare you for success when
you enter the standard program.
Extended program at a glance
|Destination||1st year Monash University|
|Duration||Extended (14 weeks) + standard program (12 months): 18 months total|
|Intakes||February and August|
|What you will study||4 extended subjects|
|Contact hours||25 contact hours per week|
|What it costs||See dates and fees page|
To apply for foundation year, you must be at least 16 years old and meet the academic and English language requirements. If you do not meet the age requirement, you may be offered a deferred place.
You will study four subjects in the extended program. Each subject will build your confidence and academic skills.
Extended subject descriptions
Here is an example of what you might study.
|Semester 1 Extended: 14 weeks||Semester 2 Standard: 18 weeks||Semester 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.