In your first two semesters, you should have the four foundation units for the first semester, and FIT5057 Project Management and three MBIS elective units for your second semester.
If you’ve been granted credit or exemption for any of these units, replace them with MBIS electives. If appropriate, move FIT5057 from your second semester to your first, so that you complete it as soon as possible.
2. What is the easiest way to find out about unit offerings?
Yes. You can change your enrolment at any time until the start of the relevant semester. If you choose electives when enrolling in the MBIS, and after completing a semester of study realize that you’d like to choose different electives, you can simply modify your enrolment via WES. The sooner you do this the better, but the deadline for changes is Week 2 of the relevant semester.
4. Can I study electives from outside of the course?
Yes, you are permitted to study 12 credit points (two units) from outside of the course in Part B. The unit must be at level 5 (the first numeral of the unit code, eg. FIT5195). If the unit is from outside of the Faculty of Information Technology, you must obtain permission from the other faculty first, then permission from your course coordinator. Do not enroll in these units directly yourself as they may not count towards your degree. You may enroll in FIT units without course coordinator approval.
You may also study any FIT level 5 unit as part of the industry experience program in Part C of the course. You have to meet the normal pre-requisite requirements for any unit that you wish to enroll in.
5. Does the MBIS have an Exchange Program?
Yes we do, however the short duration of the course means that it can be difficult to pursue this option. External study must either replicate Monash units within the course, or count towards the 12 credit points of external electives. Typically, exchange programs require a minimum of 24 credit 5 points of study to be undertaken during the program, meaning the other institution would need to offer units equivalent to at least 12 credit points of specific MBIS units.
The Malaysian government requires an international students to maintain a minimum of 80% attendance. The attendance is recorded on Monash attendance system (called aPlus+) and students will receive an email notification on a weekly basis for those absence 3 or more consecutive and monthly basis for attendance falls below 80%.
Non-compliance may result in:
Notification to the Police, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and Immigration Department of Malaysia; and
Cancellation / non-renewal of your student pass resulting in your course discontinuation
For further information, please refer to this link:
It may be possible for you to enroll in more than the required number of units in a semester. The maximum credit points overload permitted per standard academic year (i.e. semesters one and two) is normally 12 points and no more than 6 points per semester
You need to get approval from your course coordinator before enrolling in more units each semester
The criteria for overloading are:
Completed at least one year of university study (8 units)
A minimum of 60% average in previous academic years.
Application to under load
Minimum full load is 18 credit points per semester (3 units) – International students are required to seek advice from The International Student Pass Unit.
“Can I take time off from my course once I have enrolled?”
Students who are enrolled and subsequently wish to apply to take a period of leave from their studies may apply for an intermission of up to one calendar year (two consecutive semesters).
The period of intermission taken by a candidate shall be counted towards the time limits for course completion.
While on intermission, you are considered to be a student of the university for the period of the intermission. To maintain your place with the University, please note that students on intermission are still required to re-enroll during the scheduled re-enrolment period in October/November for the following year.
How to apply:
Applications are to be made using an 'Intermission Application form' available at the school’s Course Management Office.
Applications should be made prior to the census date in the current semester to limit the financial and/or academic penalties
If you are an international student, you will also need to obtain approval for intermission for intermission from the ISP by submitting your from to ISP counter at Building 2, Level 2.
As a Monash student, you’re required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate you have achieved the learning outcomes of the units. You normally have one chance to complete each assessment task or exam.
If you can’t complete an assessment task or exam due to exceptional circumstances beyond your control, you may be eligible for special consideration.
Exams are held from Monday to Friday over a three-week period at the end of semesters one and two. As your exams may be scheduled for any session within this period, you should ensure you are available for the entire three weeks.
Accessing your exam timetable
Six weeks before the start of the exam period, you can view your personal exam timetable:
in my.monash through the Exam timetable tile
Or in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
Bring your student card (M-Pass)
To confirm your identify, you need to bring your student ID card (M-Pass) to every exam. If you don't have one, bring your passport. If you don't bring an approved form of photo ID to your exams, you could be fined or reported to your faculty, so make sure you bring your ID with you.
Examinations conducted at Malaysia campus start times are:
If you are planning to discontinue your study, you may wish to discuss with staff of your school course management office or your lecturers. You may wish to consider applying for intermission as an alternative.
Should you decide to proceed with course discontinuation, you should be aware of the strict deadlines which apply with regards to discontinuing units and courses and the financial and academic penalties that will be applied.
Please make sure that you have accepted your offer.
Complete the Enrolment Questionnaire which is a requirement. Complete your details and postal address.
Attend the School Briefing session. During the School Briefing session, you will be given an enrolment form. You are required to complete the form and return to Course Management Office, School of IT for enrolment purposes.
Once the enrolment has been confirmed, you are ready to order your student ID card. Attend Student ID photo session at Student Services Counter (you will need to complete your unit enrolment with your school and the online enrolment questionnaire via WES).