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Your Monash College life begins now!

Welcome. We want you to enjoy everything about Monash College and imagine that you have lots of questions. This website will help you prepare for your new life in Melbourne and first few weeks of class, making your Monash College experience even more enjoyable. The information provided will give you a good idea of what to expect and how to make the most of the support available. Once you’ve started class, you’ll find all of your study material on Moodle - our online learning platform. Our teachers are also very friendly and they'll be able to help answer your questions or let you know who can help you.

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Congratulations and welcome to Monash College. Now that you have accepted your offer, it's time to enrol. Before enrolling, make sure you have met all the conditions of your offer.

Step 1: Create your Monash account

Already have your Monash account? Go straight to step 2.

To set up your Monash account you need your Monash ID. This is in your International Student Course Agreement (ISCA).

Create your account

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For detailed instructions click here.


Help with this step

Having trouble with your Monash account?

Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

If you have any issues setting up multi-factor authentication (MFA), see detailed instructions for multi-factor authentication.

Android users setting up MFA from China may encounter problems. Please see the help page at register for MFA from China.

Register for self-service password reset

You can also register for self-service password reset to retrieve a forgotten password.

Service Desk

For any problems creating an account, accessing your email, or forgetting your password, contact the Service Desk for help.

Had a previous Monash account or offer?

If you've received a previous offer and already have a Monash account, you don't need to create a new one - go straight to step 2.

Password help

You can register for self-service password reset in case you forget your password.

Once registered, you can reset your own password.

Using your Monash account and email

Use your account to access your email, class timetable, my.monash portal, course materials, the library and the Web Enrolment System (WES).

We delete your account if you don't complete your enrolment, so make sure you enrol by the deadline.

Email

To access your Monash mail account log into my.monash

Your Monash account is the only email the University will use to communicate with you. You should check it at least twice a week so you don't miss important messages about your enrolment or studies.

IT Handbook for new students

Monash IT handbook

For information about connecting to wi-fi, systems, computer labs and more, check out the Student Technology Essentials Handbook (pdf, 1.28 mb).

Internet

Internet access at Monash is provided for academic, research and administrative purposes. While we don't filter any content, when using this service you're expected to follow the acceptable use of IT policy and procedures.

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Step 2: Plan your Foundation Year

This step requires you to do some reading about your course so you understand the structure and requirements.

You'll then be able to select your units and record the unit codes. Step 3 shows you how to enter these into the enrolment system to finalise your enrolment.


Foundation Year Programs

There are three different Foundation Year programs:

    • Foundation Year – Standard (course code: 3611)
    • Foundation Year – Intensive (course code: 3622)
    • Foundation Year – Extended (course code: 3633)

If you’re unsure which Foundation Year program you’ll be studying, check your offer letter now. You’ll find it there.

Program structure

Depending on your program, the number and length of semesters may vary. Have a look at this program structure map showing the expected course durations to help you understand:

Foundation Year - Standard

semester structure FY - Std table 1

Foundation Year - Intensive

Foundation Year Intensive semester structure

Foundation Year - Extended

Foundation year - extended course structure

You must study four (4) units in each semester of your program. Five (5) units are allowed in the semesters in blue. Studying the extra unit(s) will allow bonus points for your Foundation Year score.


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How to successfully complete Foundation Year

To successfully complete Foundation Year (make satisfactory course progress) and achieve a Foundation Year certificate, you must:

  1. Complete the course within the expected course duration
  2. Pass (50% or more) unit 1 and unit 2 of English
  3. Pass (50% or more) unit 1 and unit 2 of two other subjects
    (i.e. three pairs of units including the English pair)
  4. Pass (50% or more) two other allowable units of study (e.g. any unit 1 or any unit 2 subjects)
  5. In total, have passes (50% or more) in 8 units as detailed above

Your Foundation Year score at the end of the program is presented as a value out of 100.
To calculate the score:

Step 1: Add your eight (8) highest unit scores

Step 2: Divide the total by eight (8)

Step 3: If you have completed additional units, add bonus points.

    • That is, add 1.25% of the score of each additional unit you pass to Step 2
    • To be eligible for bonus points, your Foundation Year program must be completed within your expected course duration of two semesters (three semesters for the Extended program).

Foundation Year – Extended students: please note that above description on How to successfully complete Foundation Year describes your Semester 2 and Semester 3 units only. Your Semester 1 units will not be included in your final Foundation Year score.


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Transition to Monash University

Completing your Foundation Year program and achieving the certificate doesn’t guarantee your entry to Monash University. You must also meet the entry requirements to your Destination Degree (i.e. Bachelor).

Your Destination Degree is the Monash University degree you want to study after Foundation Year. If you’re not sure what your Destination Degree is, please check your offer letter now. You’ll find it there.

The entry requirements to all Monash University Destination Degrees can be found here.

Make sure you check:

    • The Foundation Year score required
    • English average required (i.e. unit 1 and unit 2 average)
    • Any prerequisite subjects and scores required

Destination Degree Entry Requirements: Click here


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Plan your Semester 1 units

Click on your Foundation Year program below for more information on how to select Semester 1 Units:

Foundation Year - Standard (course code: 3611)

Now that you have learned the importance of picking the right units, it is time to decide!
As a student commencing the Foundation Year - Standard program please:

  • Select four (4) ‘Unit 1’ subjects (one of them must be English Unit 1, it is compulsory)
    • Ensure you have selected units that are prerequisite(s) to your Destination Degree
    • Consider studying a mathematics subject if it isn’t already a prerequisite. This will give you more options at Monash University if you do decide to change your Destination Degree later.
      Please note the Mathematics unit cannot be studied together with the Fundamental Mathematics unit. And if you wish to study the Advanced Mathematics unit, you must also study the Mathematics unit together.
    • The remainder of your units should be subjects that are relevant to your Destination Degree, and that you enjoy, as this will help boost your final Foundation Year score!

Units offered to our Standard Program students: Click here

Unit Guide for more information: Click here


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Foundation Year – Intensive (course code: 3622)

Now that you have learned the importance of picking the right units, it is time to decide!
As a student commencing the Foundation Year - Intensive program please:

  • Select four (4) ‘Unit 1’ subjects (one of them must be English Unit 1, it is compulsory)
    • Ensure you have selected units that are prerequisite(s) to your Destination Degree
    • Consider studying a mathematics subject if it isn’t already a prerequisite. This will give you more options at Monash University if you do decide to change your Destination Degree later.
      Please notethe Mathematics unit cannot be studied together with the Fundamental Mathematics unit.
    • The remainder of your units should be subjects that are relevant to your Destination Degree, and that you enjoy, as this will help boost your final Foundation Year score!

Take a look at the program unit map below:

semester table FY - Intensive

Units offered to our Intensive Program students: Click here

Unit Guide for more information: Click here


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Foundation Year – Extended (course code: 3633)

As a student commencing the Foundation Year – Extended program, your units will be selected by your Head of Studies. Units will be selected according to your Destination Degree. Please ensure you follow onto Step 3 to register and enrol in the units

If you have changed your Destination Degree since your initial offer, please let us know during your first day at orientation.

Foundation Year – Extended students must pass Semester 1 before proceeding to Semesters 2 and 3 (which is ultimately, the Foundation Year – Standard program).

Take a look at the program unit map below:

semester table FY - Intensive

Units offered to our Extended Program students (Semester 1 only): Click here

Unit Guide for more information: Click here


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Step 3: Register details and enrol in units

Online enrolment is open from 25 May 2020 until 22 June 2020

Timetables will officially be released at 9pm Saturday, 20 June 2020. You must be enrolled in your units in WES by 5pm Friday, 19 June to be able to view your timetable when it is officially released. Enrolling after 5pm, Friday 19 June may result in an incomplete timetable, preventing you from starting classes on time.

Register and enrol

Using your Monash account, you can now log in to our Web Enrolment System  (WES) and register your details.

You will need to work through each step in order - each section has to be completed before the next section is unlocked.

  1. Read through and agree to the Student Acknowledgement, Agreement and Consent
  2. Read through and complete the student visa and health cover details (OSHC)
  3. Complete and submit your Unit Enrolment
    If you need to change units, you have until the second day of Week 1 of the semester.

Click here to enter the Web Enrolment System (WES) and complete the above steps by 22 June.

How to confirm that you have enrolled

After entering your units and submitting your enrolment, look for:

  • ENROLLED next to your units
  • Submission successful and a transaction number beginning with U icon
  • You will notice a link to Allocate+ to “create your semester class timetable”. This is not available to you. Your timetable will be allocated on your behalf and we will show you how it can be viewed at Orientation.

Watch the video below for a step by step guide to the process:

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1. After you login, here's what to do

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  • Click the Enrolment / Re-enrolment link
  • Then agree to the Student Acknowledgement statement
  • Read through and complete the OSHC section
2. Enrolment summary screen

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Click the Unit Enrolment link

3. Enrolling and finding units

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Click Enrol against all the units listed here. Standard and Intensive students will have 1 unit listed. Extended students will have 2 units listed. They will change from UNCONFIRMED to Pending – Enrolled.


Foundation Year Extended students: you do not need to add or find any additional units. Your Head of Studies will enrol in the other two (2) units on your behalf.
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Foundation Year Standard and Intensive students ONLY: you will need to add three (3) other units. Find them by clicking on the To Add Units Click here button.



Enter the Unit code to search for the units. In this example, we’ve entered the Fundamental Maths Unit MUF0141. View screenshot Click Search Now to add the unit.



To search for more units, click the To Add Units Click here button and repeat until you have added all your units for your first semester. View screenshot
Please refer to Step 2 to Plan your Foundation Year if you are unsure about your units.

4. Submit your enrolment

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Once you have all your units listed on the Enrolment summary screen, make sure you click on the SUBMIT ENROLMENT button.

Your enrolment is complete when you see the message Submission successful with a transaction number beginning with ‘U’.

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Step 4: Attend your Virtual Orientation program

ORIENTATION IS THE OFFICIAL START OF YOUR SEMESTER.

The compulsory Virtual Orientation program will prepare you for your Foundation Year studies and first day of classes. Your Virtual Orientation will take place between Monday 15 June 2020 and Tuesday 16 June 2020.

An invitation weblink to the Virtual Orientation program will be emailed to your Monash Email Account prior to Monday 15 June.

Before attending Virtual Orientation, it is important that you set up the Monash VPN and understand Zoom. You will have trouble accessing the Virtual Orientation without having done this.

VPN

The VPN is a virtual private network that allows you to access Monash College applications and services. It is strongly recommended that you set up the VPN. Full details and setup information can be found here.

For students from Mainland China, watch this short video to see how to install and connect to the Monash International VPN on your laptop or desktop.

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For students from all other regions, follow the Instruction here to install and connect to the Monash VPN on your laptop or desktop.

If you have any issues with accessing our VPN, contact   servicedesk@monash.edu. Leave your Monash ID number, name and contact details as well as a suitable time when a support team member can contact you and assist. Or you may wish to call them directly on +61 3 9903 2777

Zoom

Zoom is an online video conferencing tool that will keep you connected with your teachers and peers while you are studying virtually from your home.

You will join Zoom meetings to attend your virtual classes. You can use Zoom on a computer or a mobile device. You do not need to download Zoom onto your computer, but you do need to download the app for mobiles and tablets. You will also need a working microphone and speakers.

Please spare a moment to read this Zoom: Essential Skills Guide to help you use Zoom as part of the Virtual Classroom.


KEY DATES

25 May 2020 - 22 June 2020: Enrol in your units in the Web Enrolment System
Before 15 June 2020: Receive Virtual Orientation invitation weblink to Monash Email Account
15 June 2020 - 16 June 2020: Attend Virtual Orientation program
9pm, 20 June 2020: Timetable release*
22 June 2020: Foundation Year classes commence

*You must be enrolled in your units in WES by 5pm Friday, 19 June to be able to view your timetable when it is officially released. Enrolling after 5pm, Friday 19 June may result in an incomplete timetable, preventing you from starting classes on time.


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