Fee tables and calculations

A course fee has been set for every graduate course at the University. The fees are determined by the course, not the subjects that comprise the course*.

The total fees you will pay in any one year will depend on your total study load for the year (comprising the total EFTSL or credit point value for all subjects in which you are enrolled).

The Handbook lists all the subjects you can take in your course and their corresponding subject codes.

The subject EFSTL value can be used to work out the cost of each subject.

*Office for Environmental Programs' courses are charged on a per-subject basis.

Graduate course fees for Australian fee-paying students

The course fees in the tables below set out the basis for calculating your tuition fees showing the fee for each EFTSL of study (100 credit points) in the year specified.

The tables also provide an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course, and an indicative total course fee. These fees are provided as a guide only and are based on a typical study load for students commencing the course in semester one.

Please note that unless indicated:
  • The estimated fee year 1 assumes a full-time study load, commencing semester one in the year specified.
  • The indicative total course fee assumes a full-time study load over the duration shown:
    • For 2017, this is for studies commencing semester one 2017, with indexation of the 2016 Australian course fee at 5 per cent per annum for every additional year of study.
    • For 2018, this is for studies commencing semester one 2018, with indexation of the 2017 Australian course fee at 5 per cent per annum for every additional year of study.
  • The indicative total course fee for courses less than one EFTSL duration assumes completion in less than one year in the year specified.



  • Office for Environmental Programs (subject fee bands)

    Graduate students enrolling at the University of Melbourne in a course offered by the Office for Environmental Programs will pay subject-based tuition fees. The amount you are charged is the sum of the fees for all subjects in which you enrol, with the fee amounts for each subject determined by their discipline fee band, not the course.

    The subject fees by discipline fee band are set out in Table 3 of the domestic tuition fee tables. This table sets out the basis for calculating your fees, not the tuition fees for a typical enrolment.

    Working it out - an example tuition fee calculation for one year of study

    Sarah is a domestic student who enrols in a Master of Environment in 2015. She enrols in 8 subjects for a total of 100 credit points (1 EFTSL):   

    • 2 Built Environment subjects (12.5 credit points each)
    • 3 Humanities subjects (12.5 credit points each)
    • 3 Engineering subjects (12.5 credit points each)

    In this example, the subject fees are $30,688/EFTSL for Built Environments, $21,792 for Humanities and $30,976 for Engineering. Sarah's tuition fees for 2015 are calculated as:

    (2 x 0.125 x $30,688) : 2 Built Environment subjects
    + (3 x 0.125 x $21,792) : 3 Humanities subjects
    + (3 x 0.125 x $30,976) : 3 Engineering subjects
    $27,460




Working it out

David is a domestic student who enrols in the Executive Master of Arts in 2015. The course fee for the Executive Master of Arts in 2015 is $25,056/EFTSL.

An example fee calculation for one subject

In Semester 1, David enrols in the subject Professional Communication, which is worth 12.5 credit points. The study load for Professional Communication is 0.125 EFTSL. David’s tuition fee for this subject is calculated as:

0.125 x $25,056 = $3,132.

An example fee calculation for one year of study

Over the whole year, David enrols in a total of 100 credit points: 0.5 EFTSL in Semester 1 and 0.5 EFTSL in Semester 2.

David’s tuition fees for 2015 are calculated as:

(0.5 x $25,056) + (0.5 x $25,056) = $25,056

Pro-rata variations for graduate research

For graduate research (RHD) students, tuition fees are charged on a daily pro-rata basis during the period of your enrolment. You will be charged for each day you are enrolled in research Semester 1 (1 January-30 June) and research Semester 2 (1 July-31 December).

If you are a commencing research student who enrols after a research semester commencement date, your first research semester fees will be adjusted to take account of the number of days you will actually be enrolled in that semester. Similarly, once you submit your thesis any refund of fees paid in advance will be calculated on a daily pro-rata basis.