Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering

The Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering gives you the knowledge, skills and practical experience for entry-level positions in a variety of engineering fields; for example, as a technician or technical assistant. It also provides a pathway for entry into the Diploma of Engineering at Monash College, which is a pathway to Monash University’s Bachelor of Engineering.

The certificate teaches core engineering concepts including mathematics, and you will also be exposed to the critical engineering disciplines of chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, materials and software engineering.

Subjects

MCD4270 Engineering Design: Lighter, Faster, Stronger

This unit develops a process for the analysis and design of static and dynamic structures and mechanisms using engineered materials. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the fundamentals of mechanical, civil and material engineering will be explained and the basic concepts of loads and motions are introduced. Team based projects will highlight the multidisciplinary nature of modern engineering. These concepts will be practiced through hands-on projects carried out by teams. Communication and teamwork skills will be developed through teamwork tasks.

MCD4280 Engineering Design: Cleaner, Safer, Smarter

Fundamentals of electrical, chemical and materials engineering will be introduced and applied to provide technological solutions for real-world problems. Theory underpinning analogue and digital circuit design; energy and mass balance; materials processing and the role of functional materials will be presented. The contribution of each topic to a contemporary engineering application will be demonstrated. Team based projects will highlight the multidisciplinary nature of modern engineering. These concepts will be practiced through hands-on projects carried out by teams. Communication and teamwork skills will be developed through teamwork tasks.

MCD4290 Engineering Mobile Apps

This unit introduces students to the use of Information Technology (IT) in modern engineering practice. Students will learn an object-oriented approach to both computer systems and software engineering for solving engineering problems. Students will work in small teams to develop a mobile application that meets a contemporary need in engineering. The fundamental stages in the software development lifecycle will be introduced, including requirements analysis, design, implementing and testing. Students will use IT tools to support the engineering process.

MCD4490 Advanced Mathematics

Functions and coordinate geometry: types of functions, composite functions, inverse functions, modelling of periodic phenomena with trigonometric functions, complex numbers. Differentiation and integration: concepts and techniques, applications to related rate of change and optimization problems, areas, volume and centre of mass. Vectors in two and three-dimensional space, application to motion and kinematics.

More information about subjects is available in the Diploma guide here.

Course Information

Course duration 6 months full-time
Study load Full time or part time
FeeCourse fees are half of the relevant Diploma Part 2 fees published here.
ApplicationHow to apply
Delivery Online or blended
Intake dates February and July
Hours 5-7 hours per unit/ per week

Entry Requirement

  • ATAR score of 65.
  • Pre-requisites: 25 in units 3 & 4 in Australian Year 12 Mathematics (Specialist or Methods) or equivalent and either Chemistry or Physics (Australian Year 12 equivalent).