Study options

What can I study?

You may enrol in almost any of the units offered at Monash Malaysia if you have the required academic background, have satisfied the pre-requisites of the units and your study plan is approved by your faculty.

Our courses are accredited by the professional bodies in Malaysia and Australia, for example, our psychology units are recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Our accounting units are accredited by the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and including professional associations in Australia.

Our schools

We encourage you to undertake multidisciplinary studies by selecting units across different study areas that fit your academic progression at your home campus. A wide selection of units offered by seven of our outstanding schools is available for your selection. For example, if you are studying the Bachelor of Science, you may wish to select units in journalism or if you are a Bachelor of Arts student, you may be interested to understand business analytics. Similarly, an Engineering student may want to learn about the cultural and social intricacies within South East Asia. These opportunities are available at Monash Malaysia.

Areas of study and interesting units

Popular areas of study at the Malaysia campus among our exchange and study abroad students are within the fields of Business, Arts and Social Sciences as well as Science. We encourage you to consider the localised units within these key areas as they will offer you the opportunity to understand the various issues and perspectives particular to the Asian region.

Malaysian cultural and language programs

Complete your exchange experience by sampling the extensive variety of local food, witnessing local architecture in our historical towns and learning the basics of the local language, Bahasa Malaysia. The Intercultural Enrichment Program is a non-credit earning four-week course conducted outside your academic program which introduces you to the multi-facets of Malaysia. Classes and field trips are conducted for a greater experience.

Impress your friends with your basic communication skills in the local language, Bahasa Malaysia, when you complete the non-credit earning Malay Language course held on-campus. The course runs for a full semester and you may sign up during orientation.  Please refer to more details on General Studies (Communicative Malay 2) as the unit may not be offered every semester.

Student handbooks and unit descriptions

The Monash handbook is an important reference when selecting the units you wish to take at Monash Malaysia. Detailed information for each unit is provided which includes:

  • unit code
  • faculty
  • credit points
  • study hours
  • semester(s) offered
  • campus(es) where the units are taught
  • any prerequisites
  • a description of what you’ll study
  • assessment requirements.

The Monash Course Finder is a useful online database of every degree offered at Monash and a great tool for searching keyword terms to navigate individual unit details. Please note that the fee and application information in the Monash Course Finder do not apply to exchange and study abroad students.

Your study load

As an exchange student under the Malaysian Student Pass rules, you must be enrolled full-time throughout your stay. A normal full-time load at Monash is 24 credit points (four units/subjects) but 18 credit points (three units/subjects) is permitted. You may not enrol in more than 24 credit points per semester.