About us

Why study Science at Monash?

Science at Monash is at the forefront of teaching and research in pure and applied sciences. Why choose others when you can be different?

Meet our Head of School

Associate Professor Emily Goh Joo Kheng joined Monash University Malaysia in July 2005. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chemistry and PhD in Electroanalytical Chemistry from University Putra Malaysia. She became the head of school in 2017.

Associate Professor Goh has served on multiple committee boards including the International Organising Committee of Asian Conferences on Engineering and Natural Sciences in 2015 and 2016, the International Symposium on Women in Science and Engineering; and OWSD Young Women Scientists 2011 Award Ceremony. She also chaired the life science sessions in the 2014 International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science in Sapporo (Japan).

Her expertise lies in electroanalytical chemistry and natural product chemistry. Her research interests include the isolation and purification of bioactive compounds from Malaysian medicinal plants, synthesis of bioactive compounds, and the development of chemical sensors for the application in food, environment and pharmaceutical industries.

Currently, she is working on the synthesis of imidazo naphythyridine derivatives as drugs for congestive heart failure and the fabrication of chemical sensors using electrochemical methods to detect the presence of antioxidants.

She has contributed to more than 30 scholarly journals while being the recipient of 8 research grants spanning from 2007 to 2018.

Associate Professor Goh is focused on providing students with relevant scientific knowledge and essential skills which are valuable to employers. She is determined to provide a holistic learning experience and to foster graduates who can adapt to the challenging work environment.

Monash – the best of both worlds

Our science degrees offer flexibility. Students can study subjects across the scientific spectrum and even take units from other schools such as arts. Fancy majoring in both biotechnology with journalism? Why not? You can at Monash.

Before you pick out your complementary elective studies, you first have to decide on the main study area. At the School of Science, you can choose from three main courses - Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Food Science and Technology, and Bachelor of Medical Science. All three courses will require 3 years to complete. You will also have the option to continue with a year-long honours degree program or take up post-graduate studies.

Students who think outside the box

At Monash, we are passionate about research. We want to bring improvement and create a better world. To encourage innovation and creativity, we take learning beyond the regular classroom. As a Monash student, you will gain firsthand experience through fieldtrips and internship placements.

Your academic journey will see you learning from highly qualified academics and professors from various backgrounds, who are also involved in active research.  You may also get the opportunity to participate in life changing research projects and even get published in leading scientific journals.

The Monash School of Science is ranked 36 in the world for chemistry, 48 for biological sciences and is in the top 100 in the world for environmental sciences.

Modern facilities

Our school is supported with a wide array of equipment to meet the demands of academic research and industrial collaborations. This includes the genomics facility, magnetic resonance platform, microscopy unit and the Monash-Agilent microarray service centre.

Producing job-ready graduates

Whatever we do, our ultimate priority is to get you job-ready. Apart from theoretical and practical knowledge, we are fiercely committed to ensure you are equipped with the necessary work-ready skills. Perfect academic scores is no longer enough, it is also about creating balance where you have essential skills such as communication, critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving and leadership.

Throughout your student life, you will also have access to exclusive support services which include career advisors, industry placement program and revision classes. Even after graduation, you can continue to enjoy the benefits of having a strong Monash Alumni network.