About University of Melbourne
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Austalia. It is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching, and engagement.
The University of Melbourne has consistently performed exceptionally well in international univeristy ranking systems. In 2017, it was ranked equal 33rd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the highest ranking Australian university.
The Melbourne Model
Degrees at the University of Melbourne work differently to those at most other Australian universities. Similar to those offered by many top institutions in Europe and the United States, students begin with a more general undergraduate degree, and then choose to specialise at graduate level. This allows students to explore their own study path, with the power to choose their own direction and explore new options along the way.
The University's main campus in Parkville is just a short tram ride from the bustling Melbourne CBD. Located in leafy Victorian streets, it provides a picturesque backdrop for leading Australian study and research.
Total students: 59,000 (54% postgraduate)6
- Regional Victoria
Graduate Satisfaction & Employment
University of Melbourne is rated above average by its students on most postgraduate outcomes but below average in terms of salary.
Overall satisfaction1: 86.1% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 73.8% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 83.3% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 84.6% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $71,000 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 86.1% (national average 84.0%)
Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
Applying for postgraduate study
Graduate programs normally require the satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree either from the University of Melbourne, a university in another country or another Australian institution. Applicants must also meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible to be offered a place.
- The percentage of graduates who expressed overall satisfaction with their course, based on an individual question in the CEQ.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed they experienced good teaching practices during their study.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed their studies had improved their generic skills.
- The proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course, as a percentage of those who were available for full-time employment.
- The median salary level of graduates who were in full-time employment.
- Department of Education and Training Higher Education Statistics.
- The extent to which employers were satisfied with graduates from Australian Catholic University, as per the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey.