Engineering Courses - Single / Specialist Degrees
Bachelor of Engineering
The Common first year
Monash engineering offers a common first year program, entitled the Bachelor of Engineering (BE). The discipline fields which fall under the BE are chemical, civil, electrical and computer systems, materials and mechanical engineering. The BE allows you to better understand each engineering field before deciding what to pursue in level two.
More time to plan your future
With so many engineering fields to choose from, how do you decide which one to pursue? From civil, chemical and electrical and computer systems to materials and mechanical, the decision can be overwhelming.
When you study the Bachelor of Engineering at Monash University, you select an engineering specialisation after your first year. This gives you time to learn more about the engineering profession and its different fields before deciding what to pursue.
The common first year lays a foundation in the basic sciences of mathematics, physics and chemistry and introduces each field available to you for further study.
During your first year, you will learn to:
- Apply developing maths and science knowledge to real life problems
- Understand the interaction between engineering and society
- Develop important skills such as communication, report writing and teamwork.
The common first year is taught at the Clayton and Malaysia campuses.
The common first year is also available for some double degrees.
What you will study during the common first year
You will study eight units in the common first year. The units you will take will vary depending on the prerequisites subjects you completed.
|Foundation Units||Core Units||Specialist Units||Elective Units|
|Aerospace You are required to select one or two of these foundation units if you did not complete VCE units 3 and 4 (or equivalent) of chemistry, physics and/or specialist mathematics.||All students are required to study these subjects.||You must choose at least four units from this list.||You can choose to study none, one or two units from this list.|
|Foundation Chemistry||Computing for Engineers||Process Systems Analysis||Engineering Profession|
|Foundation Physics||Mathematics for Engineering||Engineering Structures||Chemistry for Engineering|
|Foundation Mathematics||Electrical System||Physics for Engineering|
|Engineering Structures||Biological Engineering 1|
After your first year
Depending on your academic performance in your common first year, you can pursue any of the following specialisations from your second year of study:
|Bachelor of Engineering Discipline||Clayton Campus||Malaysia Campus|
|Electrical and Computer Systems||Yes||Yes|
*The Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering is available as a separate entry degree at Clayton campus.
Specialist Engineering Degrees
As the engineering field continues to grow and diversify, it's just not possible to offer all our programs via the common first year. Therefore we offer a variety of specialist programs in aerospace, biological/biomedical, civil and environmental, computer systems, environmental, industrial design, mechatronics and pharmaceutical.
You will cover much of the same material as the students in the Bachelor of Engineering course, particularly in your first year, but you'll also be introduced to your chosen field of study at an early stage.
Specialist programs in biological/biomedical, industrial design and pharmaceutical engineering are studied through tailored double degrees.
Many other specialist programs are also available as double degrees.