Our diploma of engineering prepares you for your engineering degree at Monash University. After successfully completing a Monash College diploma and achieving the required destination degree score, you will have guaranteed entry into second year at Monash University.

You’ll learn how to apply maths and science to develop new technologies, and adapt existing ones.

Engineering - wind tunnel

How the program works

Our diplomas are in two parts, part 1 and part 2. The entry requirements in part 2 are higher. In part 1, you’ll learn about the maths and science theory and practical skills you’ll need for university. In part 2, you’ll study the same subjects as first year university students and develop your specialist knowledge of engineering. Assessments include group projects, presentations, poster presentations, tutorial assessments and a final exam.

Course information

Destination2nd year engineering at Monash University
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

Tuition fees
Part 1 $25,800
Part 2 $29,400

Indicative non-tuition costs

* These costs provide a general indication of what additional fees apply to your course.

1. Scientific calculator (list of approved calculators provided in the unit outline) up to $300.00
2. Prescribed text books as indicated in the unit outline ($70-200 each)
3. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Students are required to bring their own device (laptop or tablet) with operating system in English for all courses (cost of device varies)


^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

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Trimester  1: 4 monthsTrimester  2: 4 monthsTrimester  3: 4 months
MCD4160 Physics for
MCD4390 Chemistry 1
MCD4490 Advanced
Mathematics #
MCD4500 Engineering
MCD4270 Engineering Design:
Lighter, Faster, Stronger
MCD4140 Computing for
MCD4500 Engineering
MCD4700 Introduction to
Computer Systems, Networks
and Security
MCD4280 Engineering
Design: Cleaner, Safer,
MCD4290 Engineering

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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