What can I study?
Mobile applications development
What our Extension students say
In his spare time Ashley cycles, watches internet TV and plays the occasional round of golf. As a Monash student he has joined the Monash Students Association (MSA) and the Biomed Society.
“Growing up I was always interested in public service or STEM careers. I studied Biomedical Science because I finished VCE Biology in Year 11 and loved it. I knew that Biomed was a way to develop a greater knowledge at university level. If you have a passion for the subject, go for it!”
Burhan is studying towards being a doctor, and found that studying a university Extension subject during VCE was liberating, and gave him a nice break each week. It gave him exposure to the self-directed learning style that is required at tertiary level. He feels he was set up well for transitioning to university, especially in terms of expectations and responsibilities.
“My advice? Don't let your dreams be dreams. Just do it! Difficulty is subjective, but the rewarding experience gained from an extension study is a certainty. Both appreciating and looking forward to the little things that happen every day also goes a long way.”
Jenny enjoys listening to and making music (“piano, ukulele and shower singing…”) as well as reading and watching TV. As a Monash student Jennie has joined the Medical Undergraduates' Society (MUMUS), the Vietnamese Students Association (VSA), Muggles and the Disney society clubs.
"As long as you remain on top of your unit's weekly requirements (such as quizzes or assignments), an extension subject will be a fun and intellectually stimulating experience. It also gave me an idea of the enrolment process and where all my classes were; which made life a whole lot easier. The relaxing atmosphere at Monash makes it a comfortable and motivating place to learn as well as socialise."
When he was younger Zack wanted to be an architect, engineer or doctor. He gets along with all types of people and is focussed on constantly striving to be the best he can. Monash Extension allowed him to chase his higher education dreams.
"The best thing about studying an Extension subject was the hands-on small lecture groups. It was very rewarding plus it helped with the understanding of the VCE units 3&4 subjects."
Schools and teachers - how to get involved
Monash Extension welcomes enquiries from teachers interested in Monash Extension and schools interested in hosting a centre. We would be delighted to visit your school to discuss the details in depth. Teachers who run an Extension Centre in their school gain valuable personal development, and can add the fact that they have taught a university subject to their resume.