Monash at a glance

Monash University was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1958.

We are a youthful organisation, enthusiastic, optimistic and accessible. We believe quality education and research can change the world for the better.


We offer a large number of courses across numerous disciplines.

At Monash you can choose from many study options including double degrees, part-time study, off-campus learning and alternative pathways.


Our researchers make highly significant contributions that bring real and positive change to the lives of people all over the world.

Student enrolments

Total student enrolments: 83,560
(Based on 2018 full-year data)

Female 56.9%
Male 43.1%
Unspecified <1%
Residency status2018
Domestic 45,219
International 27,403
Offshore 10,938
Attendance mode2018
On-campus 70,535
Off-campus 5,938
Multi-modal 7,087
Course type2018
Higher degree research 5,053
Postgraduate coursework 23,648
Undergraduate 54,361
Non-award 498
Enrolments by location2018
Caulfield 21,154
Clayton (including online) 44,443
Gippsland (Medicine only)375
Malaysia 8,469
Parkville 2,066
Peninsula 4,561
Other (locations in teach out)* 2,492

*Locations in teach out include Gippsland non-Medicine courses (no commencing load after 2016) and South Africa (no commencing load after 2019).

Enrolments by faculty*2018
Art, Design and Architecture 2,578
Arts 8,248
Business and Economics 21,507
Education 7,336
Engineering 8,980
Information Technology 6,421
Law 4,013
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences 15,437
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2,534
Science 6,448
Other 58

*The managing faculty is the faculty responsible for managing individual courses. A student enrols through one particular faculty, but multiple teaching faculties may share the load.


Total number of staff (and full-time equivalent): 19,146 (9,956 FTE)#

#including Malaysia, 920 (881 FTE) and South Africa, 291 (281 FTE) and Department of Education and Training (DET) non-reportable staff employed in independent operations, 55 (21 FTE).

Female 57.3%
Male 42.7%
Academic 8,885 (3,950 FTE)
General 9,050 (4,844 FTE)

*Breakdowns exclude staff in Malaysia and South Africa.


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