Diploma of Engineering (Information Technology stream)

The Diploma of Engineering (Information Technology stream) is the first step towards completing your Monash IT degree. IT is central to every industry – creating more efficient ways to work, engaging ways to reach customers, and establishing powerful ways to communicate. By studying IT, you’ll have the skills you need to succeed in the changing world of technology.

IT teacher demonstrating with PC motherboard

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 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 IT.

Assessments

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

Course information

Destination2nd year IT at Monash University
CampusClayton
DurationPart 1: 8 months
Part 2: 8 months
IntakesFebruary, June and October
Study areaSpecialist: Information Technology
What you will studyPart 1: complete 8 core units
Part 2: complete 5 core units and 3 electives
Contact hours5–7 hours per unit, per week
PrerequisitesPart 1: Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics
Part 2: Mathematics
What it costs

See our dates and fees page for details.

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Meet Daniel Chua

daniel-chua

BRUNEI
DIPLOMA OF ENGINEERING (IT STREAM)

"IT changes all the time, and I like adapting to new things. I've learnt how to complete challenges with other people and I really enjoy working as a team. The learning at Monash College is very practical and interactive. We are always doing activities in our lectures and classes. Because we are learning the same subjects as university students, I know I'll be well-prepared to start at Monash University."

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

*If you have already completed this unit in part 1, you will need to study an extra elective unit.

**Mathematics for Engineering MCD4500 is compulsory if you want to study a Bachelor of Computer Science and is available to students who have completed MCD4490.

Download the Diploma of Engineering (IT) Unit Guide (PDF, 0.21 MB)

Trimester  1: 4 monthsTrimester  2: 4 months
MCD1470 Engineering Practice*
MCD2130 Functions and their Applications OR MCD4490 Advanced Mathematics
MCD4700 Introduction to Computer Systems, Networks and Security
MCD4720 Fundamentals of C++

MCD4710 Introduction to Algorithms and Programming
MCD4140 Computing for Engineering OR MCD4730 Foundations of 3D

Plus two electives from:

MCD2040 Managing People and Organisations
MCD2080 Business Statistics
MCD4140 Computing for Engineering
MCD4290 Engineering Mobile Apps
MCD4390 Chemistry 1
MCD4160 Physics for Engineering
MCD4500 Mathematics for Engineering**
MCD4730 Foundations of 3D

*If you have already completed this unit in part 1, you will need to study an extra elective unit.

**Mathematics for Engineering MCD4500 is compulsory if you want to study a Bachelor of Computer Science and is available to students who have completed MCD4490.

Download the Diploma of Engineering (IT) Unit Guide (PDF, 0.21 MB)

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What careers can a Diploma of Engineering (IT) lead you to?

Web developer
Digital producer
Web and multimedia producer
Digital project manager
Animator
Infrastructure business analyst 
IT project manager
Desktop systems specialist
Computer games designer
Software developer
Mobile app designer
Technical software consultant