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Broadcast from a purpose-built studio on the campus of John Monash Science School, Emerging Sciences Victoria (ESV) makes it possible for Year 9 and 10 students in Victoria to access specialised STEM subjects through a virtual classroom.

Offering a range of subjects developed in collaboration with Monash University, students can study as individuals, in groups, or as full classes, and will receive a mid-way progress report, full report and certificate upon successful completion.

How does ESV work?

ESV classes run for 50 minutes, twice a week, over a 15-week semester.
Most classes are available during school hours and are similar to music lessons - students are excused from existing classes at scheduled times to join and participate in the online classroom.

What do students need to participate?

To participate students require their own laptop, an internet connection and a headset with a microphone.
Students connect to our virtual classroom live, in real-time, through a video conferencing application. The application is free to download, and we work with local school ICT staff to help get students set-up and ready to participate.

How can I register for ESV?

Registration for ESV occurs at two levels: school and individual student.
Since students will be excused from regular classes to join our virtual classroom, we first require that the school register to participate in the ESV program. Once a school is registered, and we have made contact with a nominated Liaison Teacher, we will work with them to enrol each student from that school into their desired subject.
ESV offers a number of different courses each semester, with new subjects and topics added regularly. Each course is delivered live through our virtual classroom.

Frontiers of Physics

In Frontiers of Physics, students journey through the Universe where they explore the phenomenon of black holes, quasars, dark matter and dark energy. We discuss how stars, the solar system and other objects are formed and link this to the likelihood of life existing on these objects.

The Nature and Beauty of Mathematics

In this course, students will explore the world of fractals, multiple dimensions, irrational numbers and their relationship with the natural world, the mathematics of paper folding and topology, the nature of mathematics itself, as well as the complexities of infinity.

Brainstorm: Big Ideas in Neuroscience

Brainstorm: Big Ideas in Neuroscience will tackle what we already know about the brain and how cutting edge technologies are changing this, using a mix of videos, discussion, practical activities, guest speakers, group and individual work.


Bioinformatics explores how we use technology to understand DNA and genetic codes. Students will examine the structure and function of the cell, DNA and proteins, the development and uses of genetic technology.

Earth Science

Learn about the way Earth Science affects our everyday lives, including exploring concepts connected to meteorology, hydrology, seismology and geology, and their application to real-world data, problems and predictions.


Nanotechnology is the study of the world at a scale that is larger than the atom but smaller than a bacteria. In this course, students will engage in a range of activities to gain an understanding of the nano-scale and establish the difference between bulk properties and nano scale properties.

Medical Physics

Have you ever wondered how medical diagnostic equipment works? Why is an MRI preferred over an X-ray in the diagnosis of knee injuries? Why are pregnant women advised against having X-rays? Why does the heartbeat result in spikes on a monitor? These are some of the questions that are explored in the medical physics course.

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Learn from experts
The ESV teaching and learning staff are a combination of experienced educators from John Monash Science School, researchers and lecturers from Monash University, and experts from Australia's broader scientific community.
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Real learning. Real time.
Our live broadcast allows students to connect to both our teaching staff and each other - creating an environment where participants can discuss ideas, ask questions, share files and receive feedback, all in real-time.
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Affordable and accessible for all students
With support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training, ESV courses are affordable, accessible and made available to all students currently studying in Victoria, regardless of their geographic location.
The Emerging Sciences Victoria team operate from John Monash Science School:
39 Innovation Walk, Monash University
Clayton VIC 3800
+61 3 9902 0289