Diploma of Engineering

The Diploma of Engineering will prepare you for success in your Monash Engineering degree.

Engineering - wind tunnel

How the program works

Our diplomas are in two parts: part 1 and part 2. In part 1, you’ll learn about the maths and science theory. In part 2, you’ll study the same subjects as first-year University students and develop your specialist knowledge of engineering and the practical skills you’ll need for University.


  • tests
  • quizzes
  • group projects
  • presentations
  • poster presentations
  • tutorial assessments
  • a final exam

Course information

Destination2nd year engineering at Monash University
AQF LevelLevel 5
Mode of studyOn campus
DurationPart 1: 8 months
Part 2: 12 months^
IntakesFebruary, June and October
Study areaSpecialist: Engineering
What you will studyPart 1: complete 8 core units
Part 2: complete 8 core units
Contact hours5–7 hours per unit, per week
PrerequisitesEnglish, Mathematics, and one of either Chemistry or Physics
What it costs

See our dates and fees page for details.

CRICOS Course Code043634K

^Start the Diploma of Engineering in October and you could fast-track and complete your diploma in just eight months. You will be ready to start Monash University in July. You must have met the required scores to enter a first year undergraduate engineering degree to be considered for the T3 Fast-Track program.

Meet Dennis Saputra Pratoyo



"I chose Monash because it's part of the Group of Eight and the Monash engineering faculty is well-known around the world. The learning environment is different to my home country. Here at Monash College, I feel like I'm learning so much more. The facilities at Monash are fantastic, from the libraries to the laboratories. Also Monash is in Melbourne – the world's most liveable city!"

Course structure and units

Trimester  1: 4 monthsTrimester  2: 4 months
MCD1160 Introductory Engineering Computing
MCD1170 Introductory Chemistry
MCD1180 Introductory Physics
MCD1700 Introductory Mathematics
MCD1470 Engineering Practice
MCD1190 Chemistry A
MCD1200 Physics A
MCD1750 Intermediate Mathematics

Download the Diploma of Engineering Unit Guide (PDF, 0.19 MB)

Trimester  1: 4 monthsTrimester  2: 4 monthsTrimester  3: 4 months
MCD4160 Physics for
MCD4390 Chemistry 1
MCD4510 P-Math* OR
MCD4490 Advanced
MCD4270 Engineering Design:
Lighter, Faster, Stronger
MCD4140 Computing for
MCD4490 Advanced Mathematics* OR
MCD4500 Engineering
MCD4280 Engineering
Design: Cleaner, Safer,
MCD4290 Engineering
Mobile apps
MCD4500 Engineering Mathematics*

*Students entering directly into Part 2, with the exception of Engineering Fast-Track students, will enrol in MCD4510 (a non-credit compulsory preparatory mathematics unit) in their first trimester, followed by MCD4490 in Trimester 2 and MCD4500 in Trimester 3.
^Fast-Track students and students progressing into Part 2 from Part 1 will enrol into MCD4490 Advanced Mathematics in their first trimester, followed by MCD4500 in Trimester 2, and will study two units in their third trimester.

Download the Diploma of Engineering Unit Guide (PDF, 0.19 MB)

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What careers can a Diploma of Engineering lead you to?

Environmental engineering
Aerospace systems and flight controls
Chemical engineering
Mechatronics engineering
Mining engineering 
Oil and gas engineering 
Civil engineering
Materials engineering
Mechanical engineering
Electrical engineering
Software engineering
Geological engineering