Monash University




University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 5.3 million
Student Population 86,000
Int'l Student Population 30,000
Main Campus Clayton
Program Campus Clayton & Caulfield
Program Duration 1 – 2 years
Semester Intake February & July
Application Deadline No set deadline*

Studying STEM at Monash University

As one of Australia’s largest universities and a member of the prestigious “Group of 8,” Monash University gives you access to a multitude of resources and facilities that will help to enhance both your experience and your education.

The high staff-student ratio ensures that even though you are studying in a large institution, you will get the focus and time that you would normally find in a smaller setting.

Why Study STEM at Monash?
Get access to world leading centres, institutes and labs while collaborating with staff at the forefront of technology and innovation. A truly immersive experience awaits you as you gain the knowledge and skills that will translate into a successful career in an in-demand industry.

With focused faculties and dedicated schools within, Monash truly does support learning in all facets of STEM.

  • Art, Design and Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Science

On this page you’ll find a list of available study areas for international students. Because we can’t highlight all available programs, we have chosen a few popular programs for Canadians. If what you’re looking for isn’t shown, please reach out to

STEM Study Areas

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Harness your creativity and turn your ideas into reality with one of the innovative degrees offered. Join a faculty that seeks to address social, economic, and human issues facing the world today. Work independently or with your peers on multiple projects, exhibitions and international workshops and see how you can make an impact.

You will be called upon to use the principles, skills, and techniques that you learn to facilitate cultural expression and address real-world problems that need to be tackled.

Study areas include architectural design, architecture, design (collaborative, communication, industrial, interaction, interior, multimedia, spatial), and fine art.

Master of Urban Planning and Design
Duration: 1 – 2 years
Campus:  Caufield
Intakes: February

Complex urban problems require planning professionals who are versatile and multifaceted: they need to be persuasive collaborators, articulate mediators and strategic organizers. This degree seeks applicants from a diverse range of disciplines: architecture and design, economics, engineering, environmental science, geography, international development, and landscape architecture.

You may work in local government as a statutory planner working on local development proposals or resolving community disputes. You could work in state agencies to manage environmentally sensitive areas or providing transport and other infrastructure or with Australian or international firms that specialize in community planning to delivering affordable housing. Other graduates work in not-for-profit organizations in underdeveloped or overdeveloped places far and wide, where you’ll confront diverse climatic and cultural issues.


Faculty of Engineering
With five departments at the Clayton campus in Melbourne, and the School of Engineering in Malaysia, Monash students have access to the full range of student facilities for each Engineering specialization. Added to this is the opportunity to study overseas and to gain valuable experience with Monash’s partnered industry organizations.

  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Master of Engineering
Duration: 1 year
Campus: Clayton
Intakes: February & July

The Master of Engineering will extend your technical knowledge in your chosen specialization area, and you will be well-positioned to lead and deliver sustainable engineering solutions.

Build on your undergraduate experience and advance your technical knowledge in your chosen discipline. The Master of Engineering has six specializations:

  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


Faculty of Information Technology
Designed with you in mind, the Faculty of Information Technology offers a truly customizable education. Choose a comprehensive course that allows you to try a wide range of subjects and then narrow down your focus as you discover your passion. Choose a major or even specialization right from the start and gain the focused learning environment that will equip you with the skills needed to step into the workforce right from the classroom. You will benefit from industry-based learning (IBL) programs, studio projects and dedicated educators aiming to give you the knowledge and skills to be a sought after and in demand IT graduate.

Study areas include artificial intelligence, business information systems, computer science, cyber security, data science, games design, games development, information technology, interactive media, mobile apps development, software engineering, and web development.

Master of Information Technology
Duration: 1.5 – 2 years
Campus: Clayton
Intakes: February & July

Regardless of the type of industry, IT professionals with strategic management abilities are always in high demand. At the master’s degree level, you’ll enhance your technical and problem-solving skills while sharpening your ability to lead projects and shape technology-related decisions. This flexibly structured course welcomes students from both IT and non-IT backgrounds.

Study your Master of Information Technology at Monash, the only member of the prestigious Group of Eight universities with a dedicated IT faculty.


Faculty of Science
Learn from a faculty that shares your passion for science. You are offered the chance to build an education that matches your creativity, curiosity and sense of adventure and builds upon it to provide a focused learning environment specially tailored to your needs and interests. Divided into five separate schools, the Monash Faculty of Science encompasses wide ranging scientific subjects and offers a unique multi-disciplinary approach to teaching.

You will be given the opportunity to engage in your primary interests while also having the opportunity to explore industries and connections you may not have otherwise considered.

  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Physics & Astronomy

Study areas include astrophysics, biochemistry, chemistry, climate and atmospheric science, developmental biology, ecology and conservation biology, earth science, environmental science, genetics and genomics, geographical science, human pathology, immunology, mathematics (applied, financial and insurance, pure), mathematical statistics, microbiology, pharmacology, physics, physiology, plant sciences, psychology, and zoology.

Master of Green and Sustainable Technologies
Duration: 1 – 2 years
Campus: Clayton
Intakes: February & July

The Master of Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technologies recognizes the increasing demand for graduates with expertise in green chemistry to lead the transformation of chemical and other industries where chemistry and chemical engineering play a crucial role, in delivering the products coming from those industries.

This course will provide you with core specialist studies in green technologies, focused on applications in different contexts, and integrated with sustainability principles covering both technical, business, and societal and cultural issues.

As a student in this program, you will have the opportunity to design and implement new products and processes that will highlight the role that chemistry has to play in addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The program will provide you with the principles of green technologies and a deep understanding of sustainability issues that will lead to the reduction or elimination of hazardous substances involved in the design, manufacture, and application of chemical products. The course will also examine the environmental, economic, and social benefits arising from the transformation of the chemical industries of the future.

Connect with Us

If you’re interested in applying to a graduate STEM program at Monash University, please reach out to the OzTREKK student advisor listed below. Together, we’ll find a program that fits!

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 6 months prior to the program start date.


Here are some of the most frequently asked STEM questions we receive. Of course, if you don’t see your question listed here, please feel free to email us!

Can I apply if I’m only 17?

Yes, but you’ll require parental or guardian consent (signature). OzTREKK will provide the necessary documentation for this signature.

If you won’t be 18 when your program starts, you’ll be required to show that you’ll be living with an approved guardian until you turn 18. If you don’t have an approved guardian in Australia, you may need a family member to apply for a guardian visa to accompany you. This guardian visa should be obtained as part of the student visa application


Can my entire application be submitted through OzTREKK?

Absolutely. We will manage and submit your application(s) on your behalf and communicate any updates from the universities. We’re here to be an advocate for you, and to walk you through the entire process from start to finish.

OzTREKK will keep you on track with application deadlines, interview dates, and any applicable events. We’ll supply you with a step-by-step list of what you’ll need to submit, and when.

Should you have any questions along the way, just send us an email or book a chat! That’s why we’re here!

Are there any scholarships for international students?

Scholarship options in Australia are usually limited for international students as they tend to be reserved for those undertaking postgraduate research degrees; however, we can advise you where to look and whether specific programs have a history of offering scholarships.

Occasionally, scholarships are granted to high achievers—those with very high marks. In previous years, we have seen $5000- to $10,000-scholarships given to OzTREKK students.

Check out OzTREKK’s Financing page to learn more about scholarships and paying for your degree.

What does “rolling admissions” mean?

Rolling admissions means the university assesses applications as they are received, or on a “first come, first served” basis. As soon as they’ve met the quota and the program is filled, they close the applications. So, for a program that has rolling admissions, the earlier you apply the better!

How does OzTREKK know if my application will be competitive?

The majority of Canadians applying to full-degree programs in Australia (i.e., not study abroad courses, which usually only last a semester or two) apply through OzTREKK. They’re studying medicine, dentistry, law, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, etc.

Since they’re using OzTREKK’s services, this gives us a good idea of the starting point of a competitive application each year, allowing us to help you determine which universities/programs are most likely to present you with a letter of offer!

You can get started on determining your chances by reviewing the admissions requirements on each program page. Then, visit our GPA Conversions and Eligibility pages for details and suggestions to help you get into the program of your dreams. Of course, OzTREKK is always here to help if you have questions.

What is a 5.0 GPA in Australia?

Unlike in Canada, GPAs in Australia are simple. They are standardized, so they mean the same thing to everyone.

In Australia, a 5.0 / 7.0 would roughly translate to a 2.7 / 4.0 or approximately 70% – 72%, but keep in mind all universities assess slightly differently.

Learn more on our GPA Conversions page where we list the most common Canadian GPA scales to their corresponding Australian GPA grade.

Which prerequisites do I need?

Prerequisite courses vary by university and by program. We’ve listed university- and program-specific requirements on each program’s page under “Admissions Requirements.”

How do universities calculate GPA?

Calculations differ by university, but most use cumulative (all units within a program) or weighted GPA (typically last 2 or 3 years of study). See GPA Calculations for more information.

Can I do my courses online?

Some programs may offer online delivery, although it is important to note that international students in an online program are not eligible for an Australian student visa. If you choose to study online, you will have to study this program from your home country.

Can I transfer credits from my Canadian university?

Typically, international universities do not allow an automatic transfer of studies; however, you can apply for credit based on your previous studies, and if the university determines your previous courses are equivalent to those in their program, they will offer you credit for those subjects.

To apply for credit, you will need to provide a list of subjects from your undergraduate degree that you feel are relevant to this program or which might overlap with program content. You will then need to collect the detailed course outlines for each of these subjects, and we can submit these to the Australian university with your application.

What does an “Honours” program mean?

Honours studies in Australia differ from Honours studies at Canadian universities. In Australia, an Honours degree is typically awarded after an additional year of research has been completed following the standard 3-year undergraduate degree program. In Canada, an Honours degree is usually awarded after four years of undergraduate study and may or may not include an undergraduate thesis, depending on the school and program.

What are official transcripts, and how do I send them?

Currently, our Australian universities require original transcripts to assess your application—certified by OzTREKK, which means we have to put our stamp on paper. Literally.

Usually, students order transcripts from their high school, college and/or university and have them mailed to our office. Alternatively, you can pick up your transcripts and mail them to OzTREKK, as long as they remain in their original, sealed envelopes.

You will need to submit final transcripts (showing your degree/diploma is completed) from every institution you have attended. We only require one copy of each transcript, even if you apply to multiple universities or programs.

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Alternatively, your high school, college and/or university can email them to

P.S. Try sending your documents via FedEx and Purolator, especially when you need your documents to arrive at our office ASAP. If you use Canada Post’s courier Xpresspost, please don’t request a signature, as this can add unexpected delays!

As soon as your transcript arrives, we’ll let you know!

When should I apply?

Applications typically open a year in advance of the program start date. We recommend that you begin your application in January/February and aim to have your documents in by the spring/early summer.

What if my transcripts / documents are not in English?

If your documents are not in English, you must provide full translation of each document, either prepared by your university or by a registered translator. You must not translate the documents yourself.

Please note OzTREKK must receive the official translation directly from the university or translator in order to certify the document. Please read How Do I Send My Transcripts for more information.