Diploma of Engineering
The Diploma of Engineering will prepare you for success in your Monash Engineering degree.
Hear about the Diploma of Engineering
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.
- group projects
- poster presentations
- tutorial assessments
- a final exam
|Destination||2nd year engineering at Monash University|
|AQF Level||Level 5|
|Mode of study||On campus|
Part 1: 8 months|
Part 2: 12 months^
|Intakes||February, June and October|
|Study area||Specialist: Engineering|
|What you will study||
Part 1: complete 8 core units|
Part 2: complete 8 core units
|Contact hours||5–7 hours per unit, per week|
|Prerequisites||English, Mathematics, and one of either Chemistry or Physics|
|What it costs|
See our dates and fees page for details.
|CRICOS Course Code||043634K|
^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.
|Trimester 1: 4 months||Trimester 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
|Trimester 1: 4 months||Trimester 2: 4 months||Trimester 3: 4 months|
MCD4160 Physics for
|MCD4270 Engineering Design:|
Lighter, Faster, Stronger
MCD4140 Computing for
MCD4490 Advanced Mathematics* OR
Design: Cleaner, Safer,
MCD4500 Engineering Mathematics**
*Students entering directly into Part 2 who have not completed Physics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) must enrol in MCD1200 Physics A (a credit is awarded for MCD4160 Physics for Engineering upon successful completion of MCD1200).
^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.
**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.
What careers can a Diploma of Engineering lead you to?
Aerospace systems and flight controls
Oil and gas engineering
|Civil engineering |