Things to consider when selecting units
You can start from the very beginning. If you have previous experience in a language, you can continue to develop your expertise in the language at a level appropriate to you.
Make sure you refer to the areas of study entry for your chosen language as this will show you the various language entry points.
Language placement tests
If you have previously studied the language, either formally at school, or informally, you are required to undergo a placement test. These are organised by the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics.
Our undergraduate diplomas allow you to pursue an interest in an area of study from Monash Arts concurrently with a degree at Monash or another Australian institution.
Diplomas are available in almost every area of study. It is the equivalent of a full major (8 units), and generally adds a further year to the length of studies.
Further information is available here: Arts undergraduate diplomas
Note: Unfortunately, because our diplomas are offered on a part-time basis they are not available to international student visa holders.
Complementary Studies is when you study units at another Australian university as part of your Monash degree. You can do this if the unit is not offered by the Faculty of Arts at Monash in a particular semester.
Please visit the complementary studies website for further information.
Many students begin their first degree with the intention of transferring to another. It is also possible to apply for a campus transfer in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts (Global).
Transfer to a double degree
Make sure you check both the course outline for your current degree and the double degree to which you intend to transfer.
If you intend to transfer to a double degree and want to take units from another faculty, you should note that you may not receive full credit for units completed. For example, if you completed a marketing unit in the Bachelor of Arts and then transferred to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws you would not receive credit for the marketing unit in the double degree course.
When can you transfer?
It will depend on the managing faculty; make sure you speak to them about transferring. Remember the course outline tells you which faculty manages your course.
The Faculty of Arts does not anticipate having a mid-year intake in 2011. We will accept applications from students intending to transfer within the Faculty of Arts. This means if both your current course and the course you want to transfer to are managed by the Faculty of Arts, you can apply to transfer at mid-year. You must complete a minimum of 12 credit points to apply to transfer. However, if your current course is managed by a faculty other than Arts you cannot apply to transfer until the end of the year.
A small number of Arts units require permission to enrol because place numbers are limited. You cannot enrol in these units online.
Find out which units require permission here: Units that require authorisation
How to enrol in a unit requiring permission
To enrol in a unit that requires authorisation you must complete an enrolment amendment form (available at the faculty office on your home campus) and have it signed by the relevant school/faculty.
Once you have been authorised to study one of these units, your enrolment will be processed by a member of the Arts Student Services team.
We recommend you enrol in the other units you intend to study online by the enrolment deadline. You will be able to add the unit requiring permission after the deadline.
You must ensure you are aware of the key dates at Monash University. Strict penalties will apply if you miss important deadlines.