Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)


Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) is a pre-university program that prepares students for entry into first year at Monash University. The Foundation Year is a comprehensive program that allows students to tailor their studies to suit their university degree.  After completing the Foundation Year, achieving the required marks and degree prerequisites, you will have a guaranteed place in the first year of your chosen undergraduate course at Monash University.

Art, Design and Architecture
Art, Humanities and Social Sciences
Information Technology
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Programme Structure
To complete the Foundation Year, you must pass a minimum of eight units. Each subject is taught as two units, for example: Unit 1 English; Unit 2 English.

Each format has a different combination of units. The unit combination may look like:
  • Unit 1 & 2 English (compulsory)
  • Unit 1 & 2 of at least two other subjects (comprehensive)
  • Two additional units (free choice/elective)
If you choose to study up to two additional units as part of your Standard program, you may be eligible for bonus points.

Units & Overview
    Accounting is the process of collecting and recording financial data, in order to report meaningful financial information. It plays an important role in the successful operation and management of any business. To be successful, accountants need to be problemsolvers, critical thinkers, communicators and organised individuals.
Biology is the study of living things. You’ll gain an understanding of the natural world and the role humans play within it. This course explores the structure and function of cells and organisms, how they respond to their environments, and how living things evolve.
Chemistry involves understanding the structure and properties of matter. You’ll develop your knowledge of fundamental concepts such as atomic structure, bonding, states of matter, equilibrium and thermochemistry. Building on this knowledge, you’ll then investigate the development of new medicines, energy sources and materials for a sustainable future.
Economics is the study of making choices about resources. We have limited resources, and they need to be allocated to satisfy people’s needs and wants. Economics is critical to understanding why individuals, businesses and societies behave the way they do. How and why economic decisions are made influence national and worldwide living standards. You’ll develop an understanding of both microeconomics and macroeconomics.
English develops your language, research, organisational and study skills to prepare you for tertiary education in Australia. You will learn how to speak confidently, listen, understand and analyse ideas, and become a strong reader and writer of academic English.
Fundamental Mathematics develops the mathematical skills relevant for future study and careers across a variety of sectors. There’s a focus on understanding the world through patterns and relationships, development of financial skills, and data analysis.
Global Studies helps you understand the economic, political and cultural links that connect people and countries around the world. You’ll explore events, issues and influences that have increased interactions between countries. You’ll also learn how different countries react towards globalisation, and the forces that influence it.
In Information and Communication Technology, you’ll convert data into information using a range of software applications. Projects include game creation, filmmaking and multimedia presentations.
In this subject, you’ll develop the critical, logical and communication skills to solve realworld problems using higherorder mathematical concepts. Topics covered include functions, inverse functions and graphs, derivatives, integration, probability, and statistics.
This subject is the answer to ‘why’. You’ll gain lifelong transferable mathematical skills by applying higherorder thinking and exploring sophisticated ideas for realworld scenarios. You’ll learn to explore, explain and link essential mathematical concepts by applying elegant mathematical techniques. Topics include trigonometry, complex numbers, matrices, vectors, conics, differentiation and integration techniques, differential equations, kinematics and vector calculus. To study Advanced Mathematics, you must also study Mathematics or have already passed Mathematics.


Note: You can’t study both Fundamental Mathematics and Mathematics, or Fundamental Mathematics and Advanced Mathematics.