Subjects in 2021

Select a subject area below to find out more about timetable options and class locations, fees (if applicable) and subject descriptions.

Please note: On-campus timetables will be released in late October 2020 and the relevant links and information below will be updated. Subjects may be withdrawn from offering after applications open.

Semester 1: FREN20019 French 7
Semester 2: FREN20004 French Translation

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

Three hours of language classes.

More information about this subject

Visit the French Studies information from the School of Languages and Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts.


Semester 1: GERM10008: German 7
Semester 2: GERM10009: German 8

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

One 1-hour seminar and one 2-hour seminar per week.

More information about this subject area

Visit the German Studies information from the School of Languages and Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts.


Semester 1: JAPN10003 Japanese 5
Semester 2: JAPN10004 Japanese 6

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

One 1-hour lecture and two 1.5-hour tutorials. Lectures will be recorded and made available online for those students who are unable to attend due to other commitments.

More information about this subject

Visit information about Japanese Language and Studies from the Asia Institute in the Faculty of Arts.


Semester 1: AHIS10001 Art History: Theory and Controversy
Semester 2: AHIS10003 The World in Twenty Art Works

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial. Lectures will be recorded and made available online for those students who are unable to attend due to other commitments.

More information about this subject area

Visit the School of Culture and Communication in the Faculty of Arts.


Semester 1: BIOL10009 Biology: Life’s Machinery
Semester 2: BIOL10011 Biology: Life’s Complexity

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

  • 36 Lectures (3 per week)
  • 15 hours of practical (5 x 3 hours per fortnight)
  • 15 hours of workshop/tutorial activities (5 x 3 hours per fortnight)
  • 4-5 of these hours will be set aside for independent work on the report.

More information about this subject area

Visit the School of Biosciences in the Faculty of Science.


Semester 1: CHEM10003 Chemistry 1
Semester 2: CHEM10004 Chemistry 2

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

Three 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial. Six 3-hour practical classes during semester. Lectures will be recorded and made available online for those students who are unable to attend due to other commitments.

More information about this subject area

Visit the School of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science.


Semester 1: ECON10004 Introductory Microeconomics
Semester 2: ECON10003 Introductory Macroeconomics

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial. Lectures will be recorded and made available online for those students who are unable to attend due to other commitments.

More information about this subject area

Visit the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Business and Economics.


Semester 1: FREN10006 French 5
Semester 2: FREN10007 French 6

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

Two 2-hour tutorials.

More information about this subject area

Visit the French Studies information from the School of Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts.


Semester 1: JAPN10005 Japanese 7
Semester 2: JAPN10006 Japanese 8

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

One 1-hour lecture and two 1.5-hour tutorials. Lectures will be recorded and made available online for those students who are unable to attend due to other commitments.

More information about this subject

Visit information about Japanese Language and Studies from the Asia Institute in the Faculty of Arts.


Semester 1: GERM10006 German 5
Semester 2: GERM10007 German 6

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

One 2-hour seminar and two 1-hour seminars.

More information about this subject area

Visit the German Studies information from the School of Languages and Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts.


Semester 1: HEBR10011 Hebrew 5
Semester 2: HEBR10012 Hebrew 6

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
Bialik College, Hawthorn East During school hours - not available to external students No fee Monday 1 February 2021
Mount Scopus Memorial College, Burwood During school hours - not available to external students No fee Monday 1 February 2021

Total class hours per week

Four hours of language classes.

More information about this subject area

Visit the program in Jewish Culture and Society from the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies in the Faculty of Arts.


Semester 1: HPSC10002 Science and Pseudoscience
Semester 2: HPSC10001 From Plato to Einstein

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial. Lectures will be recorded and made available online for those students who are unable to attend due to other commitments.

More information about this subject area

Visit information about the History and Philosophy of Science from the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies in the Faculty of Arts.


Semester 1: INDO10001 Indonesian 3
Semester 2: INDO10002 Indonesian 4

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

Two 2-hour seminars.

More information about this subject area

Visit Indonesian Language and Studies information from the Asia Institute in the Faculty of Arts.


Semester 1: ITAL10006 Italian 5
Semester 2: ITAL10007 Italian 6

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

One 1.5-hour seminar and one 1-hour conversation class. Ten 1-hour lectures, ten 1-hour multimedia seminars, and five 1-hour tutorials scheduled across the semester. Lectures will be recorded and made available online for those students who are unable to attend due to other commitments.

More information about this subject area

Visit information about Italian Studies from the School of Languages and Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts.


Semester 1: JAPN10007 Japanese 3
Semester 2: JAPN10008 Japanese 4

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

One 1-hour lecture and two 1.5-hour tutorials. Lectures will be recorded and made available online for those students who are unable to attend due to other commitments.

More information about this subject

Visit information about Japanese Language and Studies from the Asia Institute in the Faculty of Arts.


Semester 1: ENGL10002 Literature and Performance
Semester 2: ENGL10001 Modern and Contemporary Literature

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial. Lectures will be recorded and made available online for those students who are unable to attend due to other commitments.

More information about this subject area

Visit the School of Culture and Communication in the Faculty of Arts.


Semester 1: MAST10018 Linear Algebra Extension Studies: The subject gives a solid grounding in one of the key areas of modern mathematics needed in science and technology. It develops the concepts of vectors, matrices and the methods of linear algebra. Students should develop the ability to use the methods of linear algebra and will develop a capacity to write mathematical proofs. The topics covered are systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants; vectors in real n-space, cross product, scalar triple product, lines and planes; vector spaces, linear independence, basis, dimension; linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors; inner products, least squares estimation, symmetric and orthogonal matrices.

Semester 2: MAST10019 Calculus Extension Studies This subject extends knowledge of calculus beyond the standard school curriculum. Students are introduced to hyperbolic functions and their inverses, the complex exponential and functions of two variables. Techniques of differentiation and integration will be extended to these cases.

Students will be exposed to several classes of differential equation models, both first and second order, used to describe various real world systems. The subject also introduces sequences and series including the concepts of convergence and divergence.

Calculus topics include: intuitive idea of limits and continuity of functions of one variable, sequences, series, hyperbolic functions and their inverses, level curves, partial derivatives, chain rules for partial derivatives, directional derivative, tangent planes and extrema for functions of two variables. Integration topics include: techniques of integration and double integrals. Ordinary differential equations topics include: first order (separable, linear via integrating factor), second order constant coefficient (general and particular solutions).

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
Braemar College, Woodend Monday 4:00pm – 5:30pm No fee TBC
Camberwell Grammar School, Canterbury Tuesday 4:00pm – 6:00pm No fee 2/2/2021
Emmanuel College, Warrnambool Thursday 4:00pm – 6:00pm $500 (For non-Emmanuel College students) 4/2/2021
Gippsland Grammar School (Garnsey Campus), Sale Monday & Wednesday evenings, time TBC $500 (For non-Gippsland Grammar students) 8/2/2021
Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School, Ivanhoe Wednesday 4:00pm – 6:00pm No fee 3/2/2021
John Monash Science School, Clayton Wednesday 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm No fee TBC
Melbourne Grammar School, Melbourne Wednesday 4:00pm – 6:00pm No fee 3/2/2021
Melbourne Girls’ Grammar School, South Yarra* Wednesday 4:15pm – 6:15pm No fee 30/1/2021
Mill Park Secondary College, Epping Wednesday 1:30pm – 4:30pm $500 3/2/2021
Presbyterian Ladies College, Burwood Wednesday 5:00pm – 6:00pm (online), Friday 4:00pm – 5:35pm (on-campus). Note: you must attend both classes. No fee 29/1/2021
Scotch College, Hawthorn TBC No fee 3/2/2021
St Kevin's College, Toorak Monday 3:30pm – 5:30pm $200 1/2/2021
* Note: School Centre TBC in 2021 pending conditions.

Total class hours per week

2 to 4 hours of classes, depending on the School Centre.

More information about this subject area

Visit the School of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Science.


Semester 1: MECM10003 Media and Society
Semester 2: MECM10006 Introduction to Media Writing

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start Date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial.

More information about this subject area

Visit the School of Culture and Communication in the Faculty of Arts.


Note: This subject will proceed in 2021 pending accreditation.

Semester 1: PHIL10002 Philosophy: The Big Questions
Semester 2: PHIL10003 Philosophy: The Great Thinkers

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial. Lectures will be recorded and made available online for those students who are unable to attend due to other commitments.

More information about this subject area

Visit the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies in the Faculty of Arts.


Semester 1: PHYC10003 Physics 1
Semester 2: PHYC10004 Physics 2: Physical Science and Technology

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
Physics Podium, Laby IDEAS Centre, University of Melbourne Parkville campus Tuesday 5:00pm – 7:00pm No fee To be confirmed

Total class hours per week

One 2-hour theory and demonstration class every Tuesday during the school term. Practical classes will be run during the school holidays at the University of Melbourne Parkville campus in term 1 (7 and 8 April) and term 3 (28 and 29 June).

More information about this subject area

Visit the School of Physics in the Faculty of Science or contact Dr Pyke.


Semester 1: EVSC10001 The Global Environment
Semester 2: ERTH10002 Understanding Planet Earth

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

Three 1-hour lectures and one 2 to 3-hour practical class. Lectures will be recorded and made available online for those students who are unable to attend due to other commitments.

More information about this subject area

Visit the School of Earth Sciences in the Faculty of Science.


Semester 1: PSYC10003 Mind, Brain and Behaviour 1
Semester 2: PSYC10004 Mind, Brain and Behaviour 2

Please refer to the above links for a detailed overview of the subject, including information related to the subject content, assessment criteria and other important subject information.

Class locationTimetable Annual fee Start date
University of Melbourne, Parkville Semester 1
Semester 2
No fee Semester 1 classes will commence during week of Monday 1 March 2021.

Total class hours per week

Three 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour practical class. Lectures will be recorded and made available online for those students who are unable to attend due to other commitments.

More information about this subject

Visit the School of Psychological Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.