Monash University Foundation Year
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Intakes and duration of study

This full-time program is designed to be completed in 2 semesters.

Standard IntakesSemester 1Semester 2
JanuaryJanuary - JuneJuly - November
JulyJuly - NovemberJanuary - June
Intensive Intake
Semester 1
Semester 2
AugustAugust - NovemberJanuary - June

Unit Selection Guide

SubjectName of UnitName of Unit
English (compulsory)MUF0011 English Unit 1 
MUF0012 English Unit 2
AccountingMUF0021 Accounting Unit 1
MUF0022 Accounting Unit 2
EconomicsMUF0061 Economics Unit 1
MUF0062 Economics Unit 2 
BiologyMUF0031 Biology Unit 1MUF0032 Biology Unit 2
ChemistryMUF0041 Chemistry Unit 1
MUF0042 Chemistry Unit 2
PhysicsMUF0121 Physics Unit 1MUF0122 Physics Unit 2
Fundamental MathematicsMUF0141 Fundamental Mathematics
Unit 1
MUF0142 Fundamental Mathematics Unit 2
MathematicsMUF0091 Mathematics Unit 1MUF0092 Mathematics Unit 2
Advanced MathematicsMUF0101 Advanced Mathematics
Unit 1
MUF0102 Advanced Mathematics Unit 2
Information and Communication TechnologyMUF0051 Information and Communication Technology Unit 1MUF0052 Information and Communication Technology Unit 2
GlobalisationMUF0131 Globalisation Unit 1MUF0132 Globalisation Unit 2 

Assessment and examinations

A student must pass a minimum of eight different units, including English, in order to complete the MUFY successfully. A minimum of six of the eight units must be derived from three completed subjects. Students are allowed to take on additional units limited to five per semester or ten in the duration of the program.

Assessment comprises a mix of coursework (such as research projects, assignments, presentations, reports and class tests) and final examinations. The major component is the final examination which constitutes 30% – 60% of the total score depending on the unit(s) taken. Final examinations are conducted at the end of each semester.

Calculating the MUFY university entry score

The MUFY university entry score is an average score that is stated over one hundred. It is calculated by adding up the individual score obtained from all eight units and dividing that total score by eight. Students who pass a ninth or tenth unit on their first attempt within two semesters are eligible for bonus points.

Admission requirements

Minimum five (5) credits in SPM or O-Level including a credit in English or IELTS 5.5 (writing not less than 5.5) or equivalent. Conditional offers will be made to students with forecast results.