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While it may make more sense to study subjects (units) in line with your majors and minors back home, you're actually allowed to choose from any Monash faculty as long as you meet the individual unit requirements.
Each campus has their own strengths, for example Parkville is all about pharmacy studies, and not everything is offered at every campus – so it's a good idea to check that the subjects you'd like to study are offered at the campus you want to attend.
Monash Course Finder may also be helpful when finding units. It's an online database of every degree offered by us, which you can use to navigate to individual unit details. You should be aware that the fee and application information in Course Finder does not apply to exchange and study abroad students.
Under Australian visa rules, exchange or study abroad students must be enrolled in a full-time study load throughout their stay.
A normal full-time study load at Monash is 24 credit points (usually four units/subjects), but 18 credit points (usually three units/subjects) is permitted. You can't enrol in more than 24 credit points per semester.
All faculties at all Monash campuses use a common grading scale for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework units. When you complete your studies at Monash you will receive an official Monash transcript that will display the grades you earned in each unit.
The Monash campus you attend may use different terminology to universities in your home country. Understanding these terms will help you when completing your study plan. For example "course" in your country may refer to single classes/units, while "course" at Monash refers to a whole degree or program (for example, a Bachelor of Arts).
most units are worth six credit points
some Engineering units are worth four credit points.
a unit that you are selecting at Monash because it has been approved by your home institution as being equivalent to a program/major requirement
degree or program, for example: Bachelor of Arts
specific discipline within a school
a unit that you are selecting at Monash because it has been approved by your home institution as an optional unit that you can take out of interest in order to add breadth to your degree
all units belong to a particular faculty.
Study abroad and exchange students are allocated to the faculty in which they are doing the majority of their Monash units.
choose units (courses) from the full range of options available in the Monash Handbook
Some units may require additional assessment to ensure that you have the equivalent prerequisite knowledge required for successful study at Monash.
18 – 24 credit points per semester (usually three or four units)
class of 10 – 100 students conducted in a laboratory
class of 10 – 250 students where an academic delivers a one to two hour lecture with little interaction
other units which must already have been completed at your home institution before a particular unit can be studied
these apply to exchange and study abroad students
major discipline within a faculty: School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies in the Faculty of Arts
class of 5 – 25 students where an academic leads group discussion and students make individual or group presentations
subject or course, for example: Introductory accounting
each unit has a seven character code, for example: ACF1100
the letters indicate the discipline, for example: ACF = Accounting
the first number indicates the year level, for example: 1 = first year
units starting with a number higher than 4 are usually postgraduate units and only available to students on postgraduate exchanges (requires special approval)
Faculty of Law undergraduate units begin with 1-5 and postgraduate units with 7
the handbook lists units individually and will state if the unit is postgraduate or undergraduate.