Diploma of Higher Education Studies
KPT/JPT (R/140/4/0007) 01/23 - MQA/SWA0654
Why study a Diploma of Higher Education Studies?
Do you have pre-university or foundation year qualifications but need another chance to earn a degree and move closer to your dream of becoming a journalist, social scientist, business professional, IT expert or scientist?
This one-year program is an alternative pathway to a Monash degree. It allows you to study first-year units in four of our schools – arts and social sciences, business, IT and science – and qualify for the second year of a chosen degree.
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Degree options and units
You have seven degrees to choose from across the four participating schools. Whichever you choose, you need to study six units related to your degree and two compulsory study-skills units, Learning in Higher Education and Academic Literacies, in your first year.
|School of Arts and Social Sciences||First-year units|
|Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences||AMU1277 Media Studies|
|Bachelor of Digital Media and Communication||AMU1278 Communication Technologies and Practices|
|AMU1325 Introduction to World Politics and History|
|AMU1326 Transformation from Above: Globalisation and State|
|And one of the following pairs|
|AMU1304 Television studies: Forms and approaches and AMU1305 Film studies: Forms and approaches|
|AMU1328 Introduction to journalism A and AMU1329 Introduction to journalism B|
|AMU1310 Introduction to gender studies and AMU1309 Introduction to sexuality studies|
|PSY1011 Psychology 1A and PSY1022 Psychology 1B|
|School of Business|
|Bachelor of Business and Commerce||ACW1020 Accounting in Business or ACW1120 Financial Accounting 1|
|BTW1042 Malaysian business law|
|ECW1101 Introductory microeconomics|
|ETW1000 Economics and Business Statistics or ETW1100 Introduction to Business Analytics|
|MKW1120 Marketing theory and practice|
|MGW1010 Introduction to management|
|School of Information Technology|
|Bachelor of Computer Science||FIT1043 Introduction to data science|
|FIT1045 Introduction to algorithms and programming|
|FIT1047 Introduction to computer systems, networks and security|
|FIT1055 IT professional practice and ethics|
|MAT1830 Discrete mathematics for computer science|
|MAT1841 Continuous mathematics for computer science|
|School of Science|
|Bachelor of Science||BIO1011 Blueprints for life|
|Bachelor of Food Science and Technology||BIO1022 Life on Earth|
|Bachelor of Medical Bioscience||CHM1051 Chemistry 1 advanced|
|CHM1052 Chemistry 2 advanced|
|SCI1020 Introduction to statistical reasoning|
This course takes one year of full-time study to complete.
You will need the following entry scores for the Diploma of Higher Education Studies:
|Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2019/2020*||60%*|
|A Level GCE||6|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education||15|
|Indian School Certificate Examination||55%|
|All India Senior School Certificate Examination||60%|
Please refer to https://priorstudy.monash.edu/prior-study/ to find out the entry score
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB Diploma Program)||24|
|Program Matrikulasi (Matriculation Program), Malaysia||1. 7|
|Ontario Secondary School Diploma||72.3%|
|Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)||8|
|High School Diploma, Vietnam||7.5|
|UNSW Foundation Studies||6|
|Foundation in Arts, Sunway College||55%|
|Foundation in Science and Technology, Sunway College||55%|
*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2020/2021.
Specific subject requirements
In addition to the above English language and academic requirements, some schools require you to have fulfilled these pre-requisite subjects to enrol in their streams.
Science – at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Physics, Psychology or Mathematics at a higher level (Australian Year 12 equivalent)
Business – Mathematics (Australian Year 11 equivalent)
Information technology – Mathematics (Australian Year 12 Higher Level equivalent)
|Malaysian student||International student|
- Application – RM100
- Registration – RM200
- General amenities – RM100
Visa application fee for new international student
- Indonesia - RM3,340 (2 years)
- Other countries - RM2,330 (1 year)
The intake periods for the Diploma of Higher Education Studies are in February, July or October.
How to apply
For more information about this Diploma program, including how to apply, contact us.