STEM, Business, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    STEM, Business, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

  • Location

    Melbourne

  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

    Established in 1853 and located in the hustle-and-bustle of Melbourne’s central business district, the University of Melbourne has earned a distinguished place within Australia’s Group of 8. The University of Melbourne is renowned for its history of leadership in research, innovation, and learning in a variety of fields including Liberal Arts, STEM, Business, and Social Sciences. The main Parkville campus at the University of Melbourne offers a balanced university experience with a mix of traditional architecture, lush green spaces, state-of-the-art lecture halls, and world class recreation areas. With AACSB and WA accreditation, the University of Melbourne makes for a distinguished academic experience down under.

    Cricos Code: 00116K

  • Term

    Fall 2 2019

  • Program Dates

    Jul 07, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Apr 25, 2019

  • Credit

    50 Credit Points

  • Eligibility

    3.00 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $16,990

Program Description

Housing is not included in the price above. For more information on housing options and prices, please refer to the housing section. 

At the University of Melbourne, you'll find everything to make the most of your time abroad: top-ranked academics, a strong commitment to international education, and an exceptional lifestyle outside of class. Located in the heart of downtown with great access to public transportation, you are sure to get to know the rhythm of the city during your semester abroad. While at the University of Melbourne you will enroll in up to 4 subjects from a wide range of academic subject areas. Spend your semester exploring iconic cobblestone streets, signature cafes, and artsy attractions that make Melbourne stand-out.

Courses offered at the University of Melbourne are taught by university professors alongside local Australian and International students at the main Parkville campus as well as the South Bank campus.

Semester + Semester Programs Available: You may participate in the Spring + Fall OR Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting your two semesters of interest when submitting your initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Melbourne Program Manager.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

Students must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at their home university at the time of participation.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Program

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Resident Staff

Academics

Credits

Credit Points

50

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 24

Academic Information

  • SAMPLE COURSES AND SYLLABI
    The courses listed below are only a sampling of courses available; please click the "Complete University Course Catalog Listing" link for the full Course Handbook. Requests for syllabi can be made to the Site Specialist.
  • CREDIT CONVERSION
    Per the University of Melbourne's recommendation, 12.5 credit points = 3-4 U.S. semester credits (4-6 U.S. quarter credits).
    The transcript from the University of Melbourne will reflect Melbourne credit points for each course. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.
  • COURSE LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS
    ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the University of Melbourne subject (course) codes. All Melbourne subject codes consist of four letter abbreviations detailing the discipline of the course (such as MUSI for Music) and five numbers. The first number in the subject code refers to the year level of the subject. Numbers 1 through 6 refer to undergraduate subject year levels, whilst 7, 8 and 9 refer to graduate study. For undergraduate subjects, each year level is expected to be progressively more difficult than the preceding one. All New Generation Bachelor degrees are three years in length, meaning that 4th year level subjects are typically taken in an Honors year, whilst 5th and 6th year level subjects are not offered. Subjects classified as second and third-year are recommended by ISA as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

To locate available subjects (courses) at the University of Melbourne:

1) Click on the " Go To Course Search" button linked below to view the University of Melbourne Course Handbook
2) Under the 'Refine Results' section on the left-hand side, click 'Subjects' under Types, and click 'Undergraduate' under Level.
3) Type in a keyword to the search bar under 'Search the Handbook' on the center of the page, then click the magnifying glass icon to search search for classes.
4) Click on the course name (ex. Chemistry II, or Psychology) for the class description and course details 
5) The description will tell you the level of the course - you will only be allowed to take classes in levels 1,2, or 3.  
6) Make sure the campus is listed as 'Parkville' or 'Southbank'
7) Check the 'Availability' of the course to see when it is being taught. Courses available during Semester 1 (U.S. Spring Semester) are taught from February - June, and courses available during Semester 2 (U.S. Fall Semester) are taught from July - November.

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Additional Course Options to the Sampling Below
University of Melbourne Course Catalog
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Agriculture, Animal Studies, Food Science, and Vet Science
Sample Courses in Agriculture, Animal, Food and Vet Sciences
Animal Behaviour
ZOOL30006
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Architecture, Building and Planning
Sample Courses for Architecture, Building and Planning
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
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12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Urban History
ABPL20034
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Commerce, Economics and Management
Sample Courses for Commerce, Economics and Management
12.5 Host University Units
Business Ethics
MKTG30012
12.5 Credit Points
Business Finance
FNCE20001
12.5 Credit Points
Business in Asia
IBUS20001
12.5 Credit Points
Corporate Finance
FNCE30002
12.5 Credit Points
Global Marketing
MKTG20009
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Host University Units
12.5 Host University Units
Investments
FNCE30001
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Host University Units
Microeconomics
econ30010
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Host University Units
12.5 Host University Units
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Product Management
MKTG30011
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Retail Management
MKTG30006
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Education, Teaching and Training
Sample Courses in Education, Teaching and Training
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
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12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Engineering and Geomatics
Sample Courses for Engineering and Geomatics
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
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12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Host University Units
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Fluid Mechanics
ENGR30002
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Environment and Natural Resources
Sample Courses for Environment and Natural Resources
Changing Melbourne
ENVS10012
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Urban Environments
ENVS10007
12.5 Credit Points
Historical, Philosophical, Political, and Social Studies
Sample Courses in Philosophical, Political and Social Studies
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
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12.5 Credit Points
Information Technology and Systems
Sample Courses in Information Technology and Systems
Computer Systems
COMP30023
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Language, Literature and Cultural Studies
Sample Courses for Language, Literature and Cultural Studies
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Rock to Rave
CULS20015
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Law, Legal Studies and Criminology
Sample Courses in Law, Legal Studies and Criminology
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Medicine, Dentistry, Health and Welfare
Sample Courses for Medicine, Dentistry, Health and Welfare
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Human Physiology
PHYS20008
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Multidisciplinary
Sample Courses for Multidisciplinary Studies
Australia Now
MULT20013
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Host University Units
12.5 Credit Points
Power
MULT10018
12.5 Credit Points
Reason
MULT10016
12.5 Credit Points
Music
Sample Courses in Music
Baroque Ensemble 1
MUSI10159
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Glee Singing
MUSI20168
12.5 Credit Points
Music Psychology
MUSI20149
12.5 Credit Points
Pop Song Writing 1
MUSI10184
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Performing and Visual Arts, Theatre, Film and Television
Sample Courses for Performing and Visual Arts, Theatre, Film and TV
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Making Movies 1
FLTV10010
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Science and Mathematics
Sample of Courses in Mathematics
Algebra
MAST30005
12.5 Credit Points
Astrophysics
PHYC30019
12.5 Credit Points
Calculus 1
MAST10005
12.5 Credit Points
Calculus 2
MAST10006
12.5 Credit Points
Chemistry 1
CHEM10003
12.5 Host University Units
12.5 Host University Units
12.5 Host University Units
12.5 Host University Units
12.5 Credit Points
Electrodynamics
PHY30016
12.5 Host University Units
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Geometry
MAST30024
12.5 Credit Points
Linear Algebra
MAST10007
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Physics
PHYC10003
12.5 Credit Points
Physics 1
PHYC10003
12.5 Host University Units
15 Host University Units
12.5 Host University Units
12.5 Host University Units
Probability
MAST20004
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Host University Units
12.5 Host University Units
Quantum Physics
PHYC30018
12.5 US Credits
12.5 Host University Units
12.5 Host University Units
Vector Calculus
MAST20009
12.5 Credit Points
University Breadth
Sample Courses for University Breadth
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
12.5 Credit Points
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Emily Cooper

Program Manager, Australia

MELBOURNE TEAM

Xena Puliam

Resident Director, Australia

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

View all Funding Options

Housing

Living in ISA Melbourne housing will give you the opportunity to interact and engage with local Australian and International Students alike and experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are often overlooked by visitors. All ISA Housing options are within walking distance to your university or are conveniently located close to public transit routes. While there are differences between accommodation in Australia and the U.S., with an open mind and a drive for exploration, you’ll soon discover that the experience of living in another culture can be both educational and rewarding.

Housing is provided on all ISA programs in Australia at an additional cost. Apartment accommodation starts at $5,800, without meals (subject to change)

Apartment Without Meals

Students studying in Melbourne have the option to stay in the heart of the city in modern, off-campus apartments. This independent, apartment-style, student accommodation allows students to be placed in twin-studio apartments consisting of two beds, separated by a dividing wall/bookshelf. Studio apartments feature a stylish kitchen with modern appliances, wireless internet, air conditioning and en-suite bathroom. Rent, utilities, and wireless internet as well as a basic kitchen pack and linen pack are included in the housing fee. The accommodation also has a large social area on the ground floor with comfortable seating, a rooftop terrace with BBQ, tables and benches, a big screen TV and game room, iMac stations, modern coin operated laundry, and a secure bike store. Students will be living with other local and international university students.

Independent Housing

Students may opt to secure housing independent of the ISA program. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving and paying for all fees, deposits and rent directly to your independent housing agency. Please be sure to confirm that you have Home University approval to pursue Independent Housing during your ISA Program.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

Byron Bay + Bridging Cultures Program

Kick-off your semester abroad with ISA during our 4-day Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) in beautiful Byron Bay. The BCP integrates our ISA on-site orientation with exciting activities aimed at introducing Australian culture, helping you define your study abroad goals, and encouraging you to meet other students. Activities include: Surf Lessons, Aboriginal Culture in Australia Ceremony, a Community Farming Lesson, a Bush Tucker Walk and Food Experience, a Visit to the famous Byron Bay Lighthouse, a Kangaroo and Koala encounter at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and most importantly, an informative, interactive, and memorable start to your study abroad experience.

Great Ocean Road

Tick this classic Australian adventure off your bucket list and travel along the rugged Victorian coastline of the Great Ocean Road. Experience the natural beauty of the iconic 12 Apostles rock formations and take in scenic views of the sea on this sightseeing day trip, where you'll also get the chance to see koalas and other native species in the wild.

Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs

Spend the day exploring nature, and venture outside the city on an expedition to Victoria's Mornington Penninsula. Take the time to relax and soak-up-the-sun in one of Australia's natural hot springs and round out your getaway with amazing aerial views of the surrounding landscape via gondola.

Cultural Activities in Melbourne

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Melbourne. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Melbourne special.

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included Queen Victoria Night Market, AFL game, Melbourne Museum, Royal Botanical Gardens and Shrine of Remembrance, and well as visits to St Kilda and Brighton Beach