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What will I learn?

The Intensive Master of Clinical Embryology is internationally renowned as a training program for all assisted reproductive technologies (ART), producing high calibre embryologists. On completion of this course, you will have developed the specialised knowledge and practical skills needed to work in, and manage, human ART clinics.

The course is offered both on-campus (one year full time) and off-campus (restricted entry, full or part-time) to domestic and international students.

Your studies will include the foundations of mammalian embryology, detailed assessment of all infertility treatment strategies and the theoretical basis behind embryo production, embryo selection and cryopreservation, with a focus on all current and future technologies associated with ART. You will also study units dedicated to Total Quality Management, Preimplantation Diagnosis and Ethics.

Throughout the course you will acquire all the practical skills required of andrologists and embryologists, from sperm and embryo handling and assessment, to in vitro fertilisation techniques and cryopreservation techniques, including vitrification of gametes and embryos. You will finish the year learning ICSI and biopsy procedures.

While learning the practical skills, you are also given opportunities to visit ART clinics and attend ART industry conferences within Australia and internationally. You will engage in research projects that are designed to enhance your practical and research skills, while assessments throughout the year are designed to measure your competency in theoretical, practical and research disciplines.

This full-time course is also offered on-campus in the below location:

Monash Medical Centre

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$43,500.00 (US$ 32,314) per year
Start date

28 February 2022


Monash University

Clayton Campus,

Wellington Road,



3800, MELBOURNE, Australia

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$43,500.00 (US$ 32,314) per year
Start date

28 February 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 (Reading: 6.0, Listening: 6.0, Writing: 6.0, Speaking: 6.0); TOEFL paper-based: 550 (Test of written English: 4.5); TOEFL internet: 79 (Reading: 13, Listening: 12, Writing: 21, Speaking: 18); Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 (No PTE communicative skills score below 50); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 (No skill score below 169); Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 (No skill score below 169).

For international students

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including medicine, veterinary science, science or biomedicine (with honours— second class or above);


An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least pass (50%) average and a minimum of one year of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience in embryology or reproductive biology;


An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and a Graduate Diploma in Reproductive Science from Monash University (or from another institution deemed as equivalent) with at least distinction (70%) average;

Level A

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, No PTE communicative skills score below 50

TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21

Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.