ENGINEERING 2021 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Monash University

 
ENGINEERING 2021 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Monash University
ENGINEERING
2021 UNDERGRADUATE
COURSE GUIDE
ENGINEERING 2021 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Monash University
MONASH ENGINEERING

A GLOBAL LEADER
                                                           As a Monash Engineering student
                                                           you’ll become part of a world-class team
                                                           of engineers, driven by the passion and
                                                           commitment to deliver sustainable solutions
                                                           for society’s global challenges – including
                                                           climate, energy, transportation, water,
                                                           health and communications.

   MONASH NOVA ROVER
   A team of students from Engineering,
   Science, Law, Business and Medicine,
   were placed top 10 in the world in the
   2019 Mars Society University Rover
   Challenge competition.

TOP 100 RANKINGS

#
       01
ENGINEERING SCHOOL
                                                    TOP 50
                                                    IN THE WORLD FOR ENGINEERING
                                                                                                 #
                                                                                                          66
                                                                                                 QS GLOBAL UNIVERSITY
IN AUSTRALIA                                        AND TECHNOLOGY                               EMPLOYABILITY RANKINGS
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings   (QS World University Rankings 2019)          (2019)
2016 – 2019)
ENGINEERING 2021 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Monash University
CONTENTS
                                                                                              Your pathway to success                                        2
                                                                                              Engineer your future                                           3
We offer ten engineering specialisations, double degree options and a range of programs
                                                                                              A career in engineering                                        4
and experiences for you to pursue your passions and set you on the path to future career
success. Our graduates are dynamic, highly competent and in-demand leaders across the         World-class facilities                                         7
breadth of engineering disciplines and beyond.                                                Secure your future                                             8
You’ll have access to some of the world’s finest facilities and a learning environment that   Student teams and clubs                                      10
fosters your development as a collaborative and creative problem-solver. We’re here with
                                                                                              Our courses                                                  12
you all the way with the tools, support and experiences to help you develop your strengths
and passions, and become a well‑rounded engineer.                                             Double your career options                                   14

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH CROFT                                                                     Aerospace engineering                                        16
Dean, Faculty of Engineering                                                                  Chemical engineering                                         17
                                                                                              Civil engineering                                            18
                                                                                              Electrical and computer
                                                                                              systems engineering19
                                                                                              Environmental engineering                                   20
                                                                                              Materials engineering                                       21
                                                                                              Mechanical engineering                                      22
                                                                                              Resources engineering                                       23
                                                                                              Robotics and
                                                                                              Mechatronics engineering                                     24
                                                                                              Software engineering                                        25
                                                                                              Domestic admissions,
                                                                                              ATARs and entry requirements                                26
                                                                                              International entry requirements                            28
                                                                                              Sample course map                                           30
                                                                                              Living in Melbourne                                          31
                                                                                              How to apply                                                32
                                                                                              Discover more                                               33

                                                                                              Course information fast facts
                                                                                              Look for these icons on each course
                                                                                              page for key information.

                                                                                                              Location

                                                                                                              Duration

                                                                                                              Intakes

                                                                                                              Requirements *

                                                                                                              Specialist course

                                                                                              *Entry scores listed in the fast facts section are for domestic
                                                                                                students only. For international entry requirements see page 28.

A WORLDWIDE UNIVERSITY

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CAMPUSES IN AUSTRALIA,
                                                          100+
                                                             PARTNER UNIVERSITIES
                                                                                                              27K+
                                                                                                              ALUMNI FROM MORE
CHINA, INDIA, INDONESIA,                                     ACROSS THE GLOBE                                 THAN 75 COUNTRIES
ITALY, MALAYSIA                                                                                               (2019)
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ENGINEERING 2021 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Monash University
YOUR PATHWAY
    TO SUCCESS
                                                                      Choose Monash Engineering and start
                                                                      engineering a successful future.

                                                          1           Our world class team of engineers will immerse you in
                                                                      engineering from day one. Become a fully accredited professional
                                                                      engineer in this four-year honours degree tailored to your future.
                            GET                                       •   Double degrees – earn two degrees with only one* extra year of study
                          QUALIFIED                                   •   Common first year – giving you time to choose a specialisation
                                                                      •   10 engineering specialisations
                                                                      •   Scholarships
                                                                      •   Professional accreditation

                                              Find your voice, your squad, and your passion as you explore
                                              what’s possible through teams, clubs, global exchange and
                                                                                                                                  2
                                              research programs.                                                                     FEED YOUR
                                              •   Study abroad at one of our 100+ partner universities                              KNOWLEDGE,
                                              •
                                              •
                                                  Join one of the 30+ student teams and clubs
                                                  Mentor programs
                                                                                                                                     FUEL YOUR
                                              •   Summer Research Program – get a taste for research                                  PASSION
                                              •   Maker Spaces and Entrepreneurial programs – a place for innovation

                                                          3           Connect to our network of industry partners, alumni and leadership
                                                                      programs to secure your dream career.

                       SECURE                                         •
                                                                      •
                                                                          Co-op program – paid internships with industry partners
                                                                          Leadership programs
                     YOUR FUTURE                                      •   Connections to our vast alumni network (27K+ across world)
                                                                      •   Career connect for support and training
                                                                      •   Monash Industry Team Initiative (MITI) – University wide industry sponsored projects

                                                                      Be part of a global community,
                                                                      contribute to a better future.
                                                                      change-it.monash.edu

2   * Additional 2.25 years for engineering and laws double degree.
ENGINEERING 2021 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Monash University
ENGINEER
YOUR FUTURE
WHY CHOOSE ENGINEERING AT MONASH
Engineering is a diverse profession with many options. That’s why we’ve
created an engineering degree that gives you maximum choice and flexibility.
The common first year                                                               Diversity and inclusion
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) kicks off with a common first                 Engineering is for everyone. Monash Engineering supports diversity and
year, where you’ll gain a better understanding of scientific and design             inclusion and provides a safe and supported environment for all students
fundamentals, and the interaction between engineering and society.                  to achieve their academic goals.
You’ll also get a taste of the ten engineering specialisations on offer
                                                                                    We actively support Indigenous students through mentoring, outreach
before deciding which to pursue from the second year.
                                                                                    programs and entry schemes, we are inspiring our students and breaking
Double degrees                                                                      down the barriers to success. Equity and diversity week, women in
                                                                                    engineering events, as well as a dedicated student team, Female Engineers
Many of our students study a double degree, combining engineering with
                                                                                    at Monash (FEM) are just some of the initiatives in place to strive towards
another discipline area for flexibility and diversity. Whether it’s architectural
                                                                                    gender equity and empower girls to choose a career in engineering. Monash
design, arts, biomedical science, commerce, computer science, design,
                                                                                    has successfully achieved an inaugural Athena SWAN Bronze award
information technology, law, pharmaceutical science or science, Monash
                                                                                    through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative.
allows you to study engineering while pursuing other passions and interests.

Scholarships                                                                        Professional recognition
                                                                                    Monash Engineering degrees are accredited by various professional
Monash celebrates academic excellence and supports students who
                                                                                    engineering bodies. Recognised by the Washington Accord, our graduates
are disadvantaged. We offer a range of scholarships and awards to help
                                                                                    can work in any other signatory country, without the need to requalify.
ensure money and circumstances aren’t barriers to you accessing a world
                                                                                    • Engineers Australia
leading engineering education. For details and a full list of scholarships,
bursaries and awards available, visit monash.edu/scholarships                       • The Institution of Chemical Engineers
                                                                                      (Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) only)
Research experience                                                                 • Engineering Accreditation Council Malaysia
You can experience Monash Engineering’s renowned research                             (Malaysian Engineering degrees only)
while studying your degree. Participate in innovative, interdisciplinary            • Australian Computer Society
research through various student teams, such as Monash Motorsport,                    (Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) only).
our undergraduate Summer Research Program, and in your final year                   monash.edu/engineering/professional-accreditation
project. You’ll learn the latest concepts in engineering from lecturers who
are leading researchers in their field.

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A CAREER IN
    ENGINEERING
    Engineers are creative, imaginative, analytical and technical, with excellent teamwork skills.
    As an engineer, you’ll apply science and mathematics in a practical way to design and develop
    new technologies and improve existing ones.
    What do engineers do?                                                                          Career support
    Consider a career in engineering if you:                                                       From day one, Monash sets you on the path to future career success.
    • are curious about how things work                                                            Access a range of programs, support and work-integrated learning
    • have an interest in improving the quality of human life                                      experiences. Professional development and industry placements
    • enjoy designing and building things                                                          (internships) and multidisciplinary projects with leading companies
    • like analysing and solving problems                                                          means you’ll graduate better prepared and work-ready.
    • are interested in maths and science                                                          Our Career Connect program gives you access to experienced
    • enjoy challenges                                                                             coaches and industry based professionals. Take part in employability
    • are goal-oriented                                                                            workshops, small group career conversations and, in your final year,
    • like working with lots of different people in multidisciplinary teams.                       one-on-one coaching.
    Engineers solve problems, figure out how things work and create                                Unlimited career options
    solutions. They’re key to the development of society and solving the
                                                                                                   Engineers design, build and test everything we use to create a liveable
    challenges faced by our world, such as climate change, natural resource
                                                                                                   and sustainable world. Their unique skills are needed in nearly every
    depletion, food shortages, supply of clean drinking water and increased
                                                                                                   industry. With hundreds of different types of engineering jobs the
    demands on energy. Engineers possess a rare combination of skills and
                                                                                                   possibilities are endless.
    qualities that place them in demand in many industries. An engineer’s
    career is diverse, interesting and can be anywhere in the world.                               Some of our graduates have gone on to successful careers as a:
                                                                                                   • Biomaterials or nanotechnology engineer in a medical
    As a qualified engineer, you’ll also be equipped to work in many areas
                                                                                                     development company
    outside of engineering, such as management, banking and consulting.
                                                                                                   • Global development engineer for a non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    34 of the top 100 CEOs in the world are engineers^. Problem-solving
    and planning skills, combined with a focus on the future and continuous                        • Chemical process engineer in the food and agriculture industry
    improvement, make engineers excellent business leaders.                                        • Project manager, consultant or industrial designer in building
                                                                                                     and construction
    Secure your future                                                                             • Computer scientist or wireless network engineer in telecommunications
    An engineering degree from Monash University gives you a competitive                           • Artificial Intelligence or software engineer in the defence force
    edge. As a Monash Engineering graduate, you’ll be a highly sought after                        • Capital works engineer in sustainability, water and energy field
    industry professional when you first enter the workforce and throughout                        • Executive Director of access and operations in a global mining company
    your career.                                                                                   • Robotics or avionics engineer for an international space agency
                                                                                                   • Director of transport modelling and mapping for a government
                                                                                                     infrastructure authority
                                                                                                   • Entrepreneur and business owner in a start-up tech company
                                                                                                   • CEO or Chief Engineer in the automotive industry.

    STRONG JOBS GROWTH IS
                                                      81.4%
                                                      ENGINEERING GRADUATES
                                                                                                                 $114K 34
                                                                                                                 AVERAGE AUSTRALIAN                OF THE TOP 100 CEOS
    PROJECTED IN MOST ENGINEERING                     ARE IN FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT                                ENGINEERING SALARY                IN THE WORLD ARE
                                                                                                                 Adzuna Job Report, 2020.
    FIELDS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS                   WITHIN FOUR MONTHS                                                                           ENGINEERS
    Job Outlook, Australian Government 2019.          2019 Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) report,                                                  ^Harvard Business Review, The Best-
                                                      Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).                                           Performing CEOs in the World 2018.

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ENGINEERING 2021 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Monash University
DELIVERING GRADUATE
CAREER OUTCOMES
Michael Strauss completed a 12-week Co‑op program
internship at AMOG Consulting which lead to being offered a
part-time position at the company while finishing his degree.
While at AMOG, Michael completed a business development
project building an Internet of Things demonstrator device to
show Industry 4.0 capabilities to prospective clients.
Studying a double degree in Bachelor of Electrical and
Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor
of Commerce and working as an undergraduate engineer
at AMOG, Michael has also found the time to explore
his entrepreneurial side. Selected for The Generator’s
Accelerator program, Michael and his co-founder, a fellow
engineering student, created Jeffrey AI, a successful virtual
personal assistant on Facebook Messenger that helps
university students stay on top of their workload.

Taking students in before they’ve completed their
undergraduate studies gives us and them the opportunity
to work together and see whether there is a good fit
between our business and their areas of study and interest.”
ANDREW THOMSON
General Manager, AMOG Consulting

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Monash Robotics Lab   New Horizons Research Centre

                         Living Lab   CAVE2™

6   Monash Wind Tunnel
ENGINEERING 2021 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Monash University
WORLD-CLASS
FACILITIES
The engineering precinct at Monash University provides facilities
that will enhance your personal learning experience.
Monash Makerspace                                                          New Horizons Centre
The Monash Makerspace provides a facility for our students, staff,         The $175 million facility brings Monash and the Commonwealth
alumni and industry partners to come together to build, design and         Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) together to
create, and encourage entrepreneurial activities.                          research the future in renewable energy, biological engineering and
                                                                           so much more.
Linked to The Generator, our entrepreneurial platform, students have
access to this creative, collaborative makerspace, allowing them to        Some of Monash University’s
turn ideas into reality.                                                   engineering research facilities include:
                                                                           • Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing (MCAM)
Woodside Building for Technology and Design                                • The Cave2™
The new Woodside Building for Technology and Design provides a             • Woodside FutureLab
world-class learning environment with the latest dynamic and interactive   • The TITAN Microscope
learning spaces, labs and technology. The five-storey, smart-technology    • Monash Wind Tunnel
enabled building is one of the world’s most efficient and innovative       • Multi-modal Australian ScienceS Imaging and Visualisation
teaching spaces and will foster innovation and collaboration – allowing      Environment (MASSIVE)
students to explore, design, construct and investigate new technologies    • X-ray Analytical Platform
required for a sustainable energy future.
                                                                           • Drone Discovery Platform

  Monash Makerspace

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SECURE YOUR FUTURE
    At Monash we open your eyes to a world outside the classroom. Whether you want to unlock
    your leadership potential or start thinking like an entrepreneur, you’ll have access to extra
    curricular programs that leave you prepared for leadership, success and – most importantly – life.
    Whilst academic capability is essential, employer’s are looking for graduates   Engineering Leadership Program
    who are highly-skilled, well-rounded individuals. Many place interpersonal      The Monash Engineering Leadership Program is a development
    and communication skills, critical reasoning and problem-solving, together      program that prepares you to be an engineering leader. It’s an opportunity
    with passion, at the top of their list. There are many different programs       to engage with industry professionals from the private sector, with
    and activities that you can get involved in while studying that will give you   seminars, interactive workshops and industry site visits. Through the
    practical skills and help you to become work‑ready.                             program you’ll establish valuable networks and develop ‘soft skills’
                                                                                    such as communication, leadership and teamwork, that are highly
    Co-operative Education Program                                                  regarded by employers and gives you a competitive edge. Students in
    The new Co-operative Education Program provides relevant                        the program may also be eligible to apply for a generous scholarship
    work experience opportunities through internships with our partner              thanks to the support of industry partners and donors.
    organisations. Undertake a three, six or 12 month paid internship and
    explore different industry sectors, understand what it is to be a working       monash.edu/engineering/leadership-program
    engineer and connect the experience to your studies in a practical way.
    You’ll enhance your technical and professional skills, build industry           Monash Industry Team Initiative (MITI)
    connections and gain skills to give you the edge in a competitive               The MITI program provides an invaluable experience that’ll equip
    employment market.                                                              you for life’s challenges by offering insights into the business world,
                                                                                    practical learning, leadership and teamwork opportunities. Students
    monash.edu/engineering/coop                                                     are competitively selected from a range of fields to form multidisciplinary
                                                                                    teams. Working as part of a team, you’ll be placed alongside industry
                                                                                    experts and given a challenging, well-defined real-world project to deliver,
                                                                                    pushing you to use all of your problem-solving, innovation and design
                                                                                    skills. This may even be in a company based overseas.
                                                                                    miti.monash.edu

      MONASH HIGH POWERED ROCKETRY (HPR)
      Linlin, Claire and Nicole are from Monash HPR, a student team
      dedicated to shooting for the stars, or at least 30,000 feet, with
      the design and construction of high-powered rockets. This year
      HPR are heading to SpacePort America Cup to compete in the
      international event.

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Mentoring                                                                    Entrepreneurial programs
Mentoring can offer support and encouragement to help you succeed,           Creativity and entrepreneurialism are at the centre of engineering design
enjoy your studies and gain insights into a career in engineering.           education at Monash. You can access dedicated, collaborative design
The Friends and Mentors in Engineering (FaME) group mentoring program        and build spaces to take an idea to reality. The university’s entrepreneurial
helps new students settle into university, make friends and get the best     initiative, The Generator, provides experiential education, mentors and
out of study and life at Monash. The program also provides FaME peer         seed funding to support you and your startup or social enterprise on your
mentors the opportunity to develop leadership and other valuable skills.     entrepreneurial journey.
The alumni group mentoring program is available in your final years of       Summer Research Program
study. Meet successful industry alumni who’ve had a similar student
                                                                             At Monash, we undertake innovative, multidisciplinary research
journey as you, seek career advice and learn from their experiences.
                                                                             addressing national and international priorities. Monash Engineering
Continuous Professional Development                                          has a highly-regarded research profile with extensive links to both
                                                                             industry and the research community worldwide. As an undergraduate
The Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Program is a compulsory
                                                                             engineering student, you’ll have the opportunity to complete 12 weeks
requirement for all undergraduate Monash Engineering students. It’s an
                                                                             of paid research training over the University’s summer break, which
online collection of all work, volunteering, and personal and professional
                                                                             counts towards your Continuous Professional Development requirements.
development opportunities you experience throughout your time studying
                                                                             You’ll work closely with academic staff on a broad range of fascinating
your degree. There are numerous opportunities to help you develop these
                                                                             research projects.
skills and experiences and build your CPD hours to complete the minimum
of 420 hours required. When you graduate, your CPD Completion                monash.edu/engineering/summer-research-program
Certificate makes an impressive addition to your CV, by demonstrating
highly sought-after attributes in the professional world. It also supports   Study abroad and exchange
Engineers Australia certification.                                           Spending part of your engineering degree overseas on exchange
                                                                             will expose you to new ways of learning and living. You’ll also build an
monash.edu/engineering/CPD
                                                                             international network, develop independence and enjoy a cross-cultural
                                                                             experience. Monash has exchange agreements with more than 150
                                                                             universities in over 30 countries. While you’re overseas your studies are
                                                                             credited towards your degree. As an engineering student, you’ll also have
                                                                             the chance to study at Monash Malaysia. Students from Monash Malaysia
                                                                             can also apply to spend a semester at Clayton.
                                                                             monash.edu/study-abroad/outbound

                                                                                                                   Scan me or visit
                                                                                                                   monash.edu/engineering/
                                                                                                                   change-makers/nicole

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STUDENT TEAMS
     AND CLUBS
     Student-led teams, clubs and societies give you the chance to get more out of your uni
     experience. Develop hands-on skills, solve real problems and compete on the world stage.
     Form lasting friendships and networks, develop your professional skills and pursue areas
     you’re passionate about.
     In a student team you’ll get hands on with authentic, real-world projects       Monash Engineering Students’ Society (MESS)
     and challenges. Work together in diverse, multi-disciplinary teams to deliver   MESS is a not-for-profit organisation that’ll enrich your Monash
     innovative products or drive change to make the world a better place.           experience through social and academic experiences that are engaging
     Our student-run clubs and societies provide opportunities to connect with       and fun. MESS also produces an annual engineering careers guide –
     like-minded people, learn new skills and engage with industry to broaden        a useful resource to help you secure post study employment.
     your networks. Some of the groups available are:
                                                                                     Monash Motorsport (MMS)
     Female Engineers at Monash (FEM)                                                Join the MMS team and help conceive, design, build and race a
     FEM supports, inspires and connects female engineering students with            formula-style racing car. The MMS team, currently ranked 1st in the
     women working in the faculty and the profession. The society delivers           world, has a mission to create the most competitive and well-designed
     events and industry guides to give you easy access to information that          combustion, electric and driverless cars possible. Build strong links with
     helps you make the most of your uni experience, and make a smooth               the local engineering industry and make use of innovative facilities and
     transition into the workplace.                                                  leading research.

       MONASH MOTORSPORT
       Ranked #1 in the world, Monash Motorsport
       is a highly competitive student-run team
       with over 100 engineering, science and
       commerce students.

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Monash Nova Rover                                                           Other engineering clubs, teams and societies you can be involved with are:
Monash Nova Rover was the first Australian student team to be selected      • Engineers Without Borders
to compete in The Mars Society University Rover Challenge. The annual       • Gay and Lesbian Engineers at Monash
robotics competition held at the Mars Desert Research Station in the        • Materials Engineering Society
United States, challenges teams to design and build a rover to be used by   • Mechatronics Engineering Clayton Club
explorers on Mars. The team was made up of students from Engineering,       • Monash Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Club
Science, Law, Business and Medicine. They were placed top 10 in             • Monash Association of Civil Engineering Students
the world.                                                                  • Monash BrewLab
                                                                            • Monash Connected Autonomous Vehicle
Precious Plastic Monash                                                     • Monash deepNeuron
Precious Plastic is a global community to encourage more plastic
                                                                            • Monash Engineering and Pharmaceutical Science Society
recycling. Their mission is to tackle plastic pollution by designing
                                                                            • Monash Environmental Engineering Society
machines that recycle waste into valuable goods. The Monash chapter
                                                                            • Monash Forge
is a multidisciplinary team of students from Engineering, and Arts and
                                                                            • Monash High Powered Rocketry
Design. They build, design and modify machines that turn plastic into
pellets and are integrating the machines into a single transportable        • Monash Human Power
unit that can be used for production and community education                • Monash Solar Decathlon Team
and engagement.                                                             • Monash Unmanned Aerial Systems
                                                                            • Monash Young MedTech Innovators
Robogals Monash                                                             • Resources Engineering Student Society
Robogals Monash is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to               • Society of Monash Electrical Engineers
encourage more young women to pursue STEM career opportunities,             • Society of Monash University Chemical Engineers
with a focus on engineering. Robogals offers opportunities to               • Transport Engineers at Monash
strengthen your communication and leadership skills, and gives
volunteers access to professional development opportunities within                          For information on all of our student
an international organisation.                                                              teams and clubs visit monash.edu/
                                                                                            engineering/student-experience/
                                                                                            teams-and-clubs

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OUR                                                                          10 SPECIALISATIONS

     COURSES                                                                                           Aerospace
                                                                                                       engineering

     Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Degree
     At Monash you can become a fully qualified and accredited engineer
     in just four years. Your degree kicks off with a ‘common first year’ that                         Chemical
     allows you to explore the ten engineering disciplines before specialising                         engineering
     from second year. We also offer you the opportunity to broaden your
     options with a double degree, which can be completed in just one
     additional year. See page 14.

                                                                                                       Civil
     TAKE YOUR STUDIES FURTHER                                                                         engineering
     Whether you want to gain a professional edge, or are looking to explore
     your specialisation at an advanced level or pursue research interests,
     graduate study will take your qualification to the next level.

     Engineering (Honours) and Masters Degree Package
     This is pathway program for high-achieving students to be on track
     to earn, in just five years, both a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
     and an expert master’s degree in advanced engineering. The Masters
     Accelerated Pathway program allows you to gain practical and theoretical
     skills for a career in engineering. There’s a rich selection of specialist
     electives to choose from, and the course offers strong links to industry
     and a focus on leadership skills to strengthen your critical reasoning and
     strategic thinking skills.
     monash.edu/engineering/masters-accelerated-pathway

     Master of Advanced Engineering
     The Master of Advanced Engineering is an inspiring study experience,
     designed to take everything you’ve achieved in your undergraduate
     degree to the next level. The expert master’s program explores your
     chosen specialisation at an advanced technical level and is designed to
     foster innovative thinking, entrepreneurship and leadership. The masters
     also offers a competitive advantage that positions you to lead innovation
     and drive industry change in your field of engineering.
     monash.edu/engineering/masters

     Other graduate study options
     • Graduate Research Degree
     • Master of Professional Engineering

     Online programs:
     • Master of Transport and Traffic
     • Master of Infrastructure Engineering and Management
     • Master of Bioproduct Manufacturing Engineering

     For more information on all the graduate study options available visit:
     monash.edu/engineering/postgraduate-study

                                                                                  Woodside Building for Technology and Design

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Electrical and Computer   Materials     Robotics and
Systems engineering       engineering   Mechatronics
                                        engineering

Environmental             Mechanical    Software
engineering               engineering   engineering

                          Resources
                          engineering

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DOUBLE YOUR
     CAREER OPTIONS
     Earn two degrees with only one* extra year of study and broaden your career opportunities.
     Combining engineering with another degree gives you a distinct set of skills and helps you
     stand out in today’s competitive job market.
     Employers often seek engineering graduates with expertise in other                 Commerce
     disciplines and are impressed by the breadth of knowledge and insight              Do you dream of making it big in the business world? If so,
     in double-degree graduates. Combine your engineering degree with                   engineering and commerce is a powerful combination. Many CEOs of
     commerce, information technology, science and more to pursue a career              major corporations have engineering qualifications. People with sound
     in either area, or to take up one of the many opportunities emerging at the        business skills and a strong technological background are consistently
     intersection of disciplines. An engineering double degree offers diversity,        in demand across many industries and organisations.
     more career choices and flexibility.

     Architectural Design
     The building industry needs engineering professionals with strong
     architectural knowledge. The combination of architectural design with              Computer Science
     civil engineering is an exploration of creative solutions to a wide variety        Computer science provides solutions to the ever-increasing information
     of engineering and social problems.                                                challenges in the modern world. Industry needs people who can extract
     You’ll graduate with valuable skills for transforming the built environment,       and analyse information from the massive datasets generated by
     from the design of buildings or bridges to renovating existing structures          engineering processes and devices. Big data is the new challenge and
     to work more efficiently. The ability to provide solutions through creative        opportunity in engineering practice across industries from construction
     thinking and realistic applications will make you attractive to architectural      and manufacturing, to transport and the energy sector. This double
     and engineering firms in Australia and overseas.                                   degree integrates theoretical and practical skills to solve engineering
                                                                                        problems and create innovative solutions across the IT spectrum,
                                                                                        from hardware to software.

     Arts
     Combining an engineering degree with an arts degree provides
     complementary skills in technology and communications. You’ll develop              Design^
     the transferable skills employers are looking for: communication,                  Have an eye for form and function? Like to build things? Consider
     teamwork, research and critical thinking.                                          combining mechanical engineering with design to become a product
                                                                                        design engineer. Product design engineers design and develop
     Arts at Monash provides your comprehensive gateway to about 40 areas               manufactured products that are functional, ergonomic, beautiful
     of study across the arts, humanities and social sciences. With this dual           and well-engineered.
     degree you’ll have a portfolio uniquely tailored to meet your interests
     and aspirations.                                                                   This double degree integrates the technical and project management
                                                                                        skills of an engineer with the creativity and manufacturing know-how
                                                                                        of an industrial designer.

     Biomedical Science
     If you’re eager to explore a career in biological/biomedical engineering,
     consider a double degree in engineering and biomedical science.                    Information Technology
     Advances in biological sciences and demand for technological solutions             In an age of increasing technological advancements, the synergy
     are creating opportunities for engineers. In the coming years engineering          between engineering and information technology (IT) will only become
     will be transformed, as it parallels and fuses with developments in                stronger. IT underpins engineering practice in all disciplines, and industry
     biomedical science.                                                                needs graduates with skills and expertise spanning both. You could do
                                                                                        anything from designing a stunning visualisation of engineering data,
                                                                                        to building an app for data collection, to setting up the business IT
                                                                                        processes to deliver an engineering product via the internet. This double
                                                                                        degree combines creative and problem-solving skills to use IT in
                                                                                        engineering applications.

     *	Additional 2.25 years for engineering and laws double degree.
     ^	Industrial design only.
     †	Formulation science only.
     ‡ No double degrees are available with the resources engineering specialisation.

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Laws (Honours)*
An engineering and laws double degree bridges the gap between
technological and legal issues. This double degree combination
produces engineers who are sensitive to the legal, corporate and political
implications of technology and its applications. As an engineering and law
graduate, you’re eligible to practise as a solicitor; alternatively, you might
join the legal team of an engineering, manufacturing or technology firm.

Pharmaceutical Science †
There’s an increasing demand for pharmaceutical scientists with the
expertise to take products from the design and formulation stage through
to manufacturing. Chemical engineers can design, run and troubleshoot
production facilities, but their training typically excludes the skills to
develop pharmaceutical and related products. Similarly, formulation
scientists can invent and test products such as pharmaceuticals, food and
cosmetics, but they lack the know-how to manage the product process
beyond the laboratory stage. This double degree combines chemical
engineering and pharmaceutical science to produce professionals capable
of covering the full spectrum of the pharmaceutical product design and
development processes.

Science
Engineering is concerned with the application of science, however many
engineers are fascinated by scientific investigation and eager to enhance
their understanding of the pure sciences. You may choose to combine
engineering with food science or technology, or explore the fundamentals
of the cosmos through astrophysics. Or you may be interested in the most
fascinating machine of all – the human body.

For more information, visit monash.edu/engineering/double-degrees

DOUBLE DEGREE COMBINATIONS
The following table shows double degree combinations and the
Engineering specialisations with which they’re available:
                                                                                                                                                                                Priya chose to study Environmental
                                                                                                                                           Pharmaceutical Science†

                                                                                                                                                                                Engineering and Commerce. She thought
                                                                                                                                                                                this would give her the best of both worlds,
                         Architectural Design

                                                       Biomedical Science

                                                                                       Computer Science

                                                                                                                                                                                enabling her to view crucial issues from
                                                                                                                         Laws (Honours)*

                                                                                                                                                                                environmental, technical and commercial
                                                                            Commerce

                                                                                                                                                                                perspectives. She also knew the double degree
                                                                                                                                                                     Science
                                                                                                          Design^

                                                                                                                                                                                would offer her a range of career opportunities.
                                                Arts

                                                                                                                    IT

Aerospace                                       ●                            ●                                               ●                                        ●        “I was attracted to Environmental Engineering
Chemical                                        ●          ●                 ●                                               ●                  ●                     ●         in particular because sustainability is one of
Civil                        ●                  ●          ●                 ●                                               ●                                        ●         the key issues facing the world. I think we
Electrical and                                                                                                                                                                  all have a responsibility to try and make a
                                                ●          ●                 ●             ●                        ●        ●                                        ●
computer systems                                                                                                                                                                difference in areas we’re passionate about.”
Environmental                                   ●                            ●                                                                                        ●
                                                                                                                                                                                PRIYA AGARWAL
Materials                                       ●          ●                 ●                                               ●                                        ●         Consultant, Risk Advisory, EY
                                                                                                                                                                                Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
Mechanical                                      ●          ●                 ●                             ●                 ●                                        ●

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Clayton
                                                                           AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
                       4 years full-time                                   Aerospace engineering is concerned with             The Airbus A350, A400M and the Boeing 787
                       8 years part-time                                   the design, airworthiness, development              Dreamliner are just some of the advances led by
                                                                           and maintenance of flight vehicles. It’s a          aerospace engineers. Career specialisations include:
                       February and July                                   multidisciplinary combination of aerodynamics,      • aircraft design and testing
                       ATAR:    92.3*                                      aero‑structures, avionics, propulsion, materials    • avionics and control systems
                                                                           engineering and computational simulation.           • airport operations and management
                       IB:      35*
                                                                           As an aerospace engineer, you’ll have the skills    • aircraft fleet management
                       MG:      86                                                                                             • manufacturing
                                                                           to tackle many of tomorrow’s global challenges.
                       Specialist                                          You may be involved in the creation of a more       • research and development
                                                                           environmentally-friendly aircraft, or even help     • defence industries
          DEGREE AWARDED                                                   build a vehicle capable of exploring our solar      • renewable energy
          Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering                                system and beyond. Project work includes the        • transportation aerodynamics
          (Honours)                                                        use of wind tunnels for aerodynamic testing,        • building and structure design and testing.
                                                                           computational modelling for predicting structural
                                                                           behaviour, advanced manufacturing, and
          DOUBLE DEGREES
          • Arts
                                                                           materials and structural testing.
          • Commerce
                                                                           Career options
          • Laws (Honours)
                                                                           When you graduate you could work in aircraft
          • Science
                                                                           design and maintenance, aerospace control
                                                                           systems, aerodynamics, sustainable energy
          CRICOS: 001722B                                                  and conservation, lightweight materials, big data
          * T he scores provided are to be used as a guide only,          analytics, or new manufacturing techniques.
             and are either the lowest selection rank to which an          You could join a large aerospace company or
             offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E).
          MG: Monash Guarantee.                                            a manufacturer that contracts to the aerospace
                                                                           industry. Or work at an airline, a government
                                                                           aerospace laboratory or research centre.
                                                                           Formula One teams also employ aerospace
                                                                           engineers. You could also have a career in
                                                                           management, consulting or finance. Join a
                                                                           thrilling profession in the midst of developing
                                                                           the next generation of flight vehicles.

     I am passionate about space exploration and engineering
     is the closest I can get to working with cutting-edge technology
     to pioneer new ways to discover the universe.
     Being part of Monash Nova Rover I have met other students
     who share a similar passion for space. There are many benefits
     to being in a student team, you hear about work-related
     opportunities or internships and you can further apply the
     skills from your studies in a real-life team environment.
     It’s also a great way to grow your network.”
     SHEFIN MARIYA JOJU
     Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Astrophysics)
     Operations Team, Nova Rover

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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING                                                                                                                     Clayton, Malaysia

Chemical engineering blends chemistry with                              Career options                                                   4 years full-time
engineering and other fields including biological                       As a chemical engineer, you can:                                 8 years part-time
science, environmental science, nanotechnology,                         • develop alternative fuels and renewable
pharmaceutical science, mathematical                                                                                                     February and July
                                                                          sources for chemicals, pharmaceuticals
modelling, mineral processing, management                                 and power production                                           ATAR:    92.3*
and economics. Many everyday items involve                              • design, develop or improve industrial processes
chemical engineering during some stage of their                                                                                          IB:      35*
                                                                          and equipment for large-scale chemical and
production: pharmaceuticals, computer chips,                                                                                             MG:      86
                                                                          biochemical manufacturing
mobile phones, catalysts, food and water, and
                                                                        • plan and test methods of manufacturing                        Specialist
our fossil fuel and renewable energy sources,
                                                                        • improve energy efficiency or reduce water and
to name just a few.                                                                                                         DEGREE AWARDED
                                                                          resource consumption at manufacturing sites
Chemical engineers invent, develop, design                              • develop sustainable methods for the               Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
and improve the sustainability of processes                               treatment of byproducts and waste from            (Honours)
that convert raw materials into useful products,                          manufacturing processes
with minimal environmental impact. They’re                              • devise green production processes                 DOUBLE DEGREES
also involved with pollution control, energy                              that are safe, efficient, profitable and          • Arts
generation and conservation, recovering energy                            environmentally sound                             • Biomedical Science
from waste and renewable resources, and                                 • research naturally-occurring chemical reactions   • Commerce
protection of the environment.                                            so that these processes can be copied for         • Laws (Honours)
A selection of high-achieving students are given                          human benefit
                                                                                                                            • Pharmaceutical Science
the opportunity to undertake integrated industrial                      • conduct environmental impact studies
                                                                                                                            • Science
training in their final year. You’ll have the benefit                   • develop and implement lower emission
of expert industry lecturers teaching several units                       production technologies
                                                                                                                            CRICOS: 001722B
in third and fourth year, in addition to frequent                       • research and develop new processes and
industry guest lecturers in all year levels.                              products including mathematical modelling         * T he scores provided are to be used as a guide only,
                                                                                                                              and are either the lowest selection rank to which an
                                                                        • design, develop and use advanced and                offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E).
                                                                          renewable materials.                              MG: Monash Guarantee.

Sustainable development is at
the heart of what Daniel does at
Tesla, where he’s designing robust
interventions to create better ways of
manufacturing for vehicle painting.
“Working for Tesla has made me
 excited for the future, because you
 really see how each individual can have
 an impact on a greater goal. Global
 impact requires direction towards a
 common goal, aligning the resources
 and knowledge needed to reach it,
 and commitment to making positive
 change stick.”
 DANIEL WIELECHOWSKI
 Manufacturing Engineer, TESLA
 Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Chemistry
 Master of Environment and Sustainability.

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Clayton, Malaysia
                                                               CIVIL ENGINEERING
                  4 years full-time                            Civil engineers design and improve infrastructure        spillways, and pipe networks. Manage rivers
                  8 years part-time                            systems and processes that allow humans and              and develop systems to collect and treat
                                                               nature to coexist with minimal impact. Modern            wastewater, and develop urban water systems.
                  February and July                            society couldn’t function without them. We need
                                                                                                                     • Transport – plan for the future travel needs
                           92.3*                               civil engineers to design and build higher‑capacity
                  ATAR:                                                                                                 of cities and rural areas. Investigate alternative
                                                               transportation systems. We need them to
                  IB:      35*                                                                                          transport technologies to make existing road
                                                               construct larger commercial and industrial
                                                                                                                        and traffic systems safer, more efficient, and
                  MG:      86                                  complexes. We need them for water supply
                                                                                                                        user-focused.
                                                               and pollution control.
                  Specialist                                                                                         • Geomechanics – design and analysis of
                                                               We need efficient, cost‑effective and innovative
     DEGREE AWARDED                                                                                                     foundations and support structures, slopes,
                                                               repair or replacement of civil infrastructure such
     Bachelor of Civil Engineering                                                                                      waste containment facilities, dams and tunnels,
                                                               as roads, bridges and buildings. At Monash we
     (Honours)                                                                                                          as well as engineering of geomaterials for
                                                               help you prepare for your civil engineering career
                                                                                                                        infrastructure projects.
                                                               early, with a focus on the fundamentals and a
                                                               taste of industry experience through opportunities    Career options
     DOUBLE DEGREES
     • Architectural Design
                                                               in the major fields.
                                                                                                                     When you graduate as a civil engineer, you’ll
     • Arts                                                    As a civil engineer, you can be involved in:          find challenging and rewarding opportunities
     • Biomedical Science                                                                                            in the following areas:
                                                               • Structural – design and oversee construction
     • Commerce                                                                                                      • government infrastructure projects
                                                                 of buildings, bridges, airports, railways,
     • Laws (Honours)                                                                                                • private industry
                                                                 commercial complexes, towers, offshore
     • Science                                                   platforms, and tunnels. Ensure structures           • construction and mining
                                                                 remain sound under extreme conditions such          • roads and traffic industries
     CRICOS: 001722B                                             as heavy traffic, high winds and earthquakes.       • marine and resort developments
     * T he scores provided are to be used as a guide only,
                                                                                                                     • property and land development
                                                               • Water – plan and manage water supply
        and are either the lowest selection rank to which an                                                         • consulting firms.
        offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E).               and drainage systems for communities,
     MG: Monash Guarantee.                                       agriculture, and industry. Develop projects
                                                                 to control flood waters, design dams,

                                                                                                                     As part of my degree I went on
                                                                                                                     exchange to study engineering in
                                                                                                                     Sweden. Expanding my knowledge
                                                                                                                     and understanding of different cultures,
                                                                                                                     the exchange program increased my
                                                                                                                     future employability by advancing my
                                                                                                                     knowledge of different regions, transport
                                                                                                                     systems and engineering practices.
                                                                                                                     Finishing university was nerve racking
                                                                                                                     but an exciting new adventure. I secured
                                                                                                                     a graduate engineers position at a firm
                                                                                                                     in the city, where I am now working
                                                                                                                     as a design engineer. My 5-year plan
                                                                                                                     is to learn as much as I can and gain
                                                                                                                     experience in as many different areas
                                                                                                                     as I can and work my way to a project
                                                                                                                     lead engineer.”
                                                                                                                     THOMAS BARBOUR
                                                                                                                     Design Engineer, Watsons Land Development Consultants
                                                                                                                     Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce

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ELECTRICAL AND
COMPUTER SYSTEMS
                                                                                                                                       Clayton, Malaysia

                                                                                                                                       4 years full-time

ENGINEERING
                                                                                                                                       8 years part-time

                                                                                                                                       February and July

                                                                                                                                       ATAR:    92.3*
Electrical and computer systems engineering is an     Career options
extremely diverse field, encompassing biomedical,                                                                                      IB:      35*
                                                      As an electrical and computer systems engineer,
computer systems, electronics, electrical power,      you can design and develop digital products                                      MG:      86
AI, robotics and telecommunications. Electrical       such as smartphones, virtual reality systems
and computer systems engineers investigate,                                                                                           Specialist
                                                      or computer games, or maybe robotic medical
plan, design, develop, construct, test, market and    devices to assist in surgery and rehabilitation.                    DEGREE AWARDED
maintain a wide range of products and systems.        You could work locally or internationally in a                      Bachelor of Electrical and Computer
Monash will give you the hands-on training and        wide range of industries, including:                                Systems Engineering (Honours)
theoretical insight you need for an exciting future   • power generation
as an electrical and computer systems engineer.       • industrial and power electronics
                                                                                                                          DOUBLE DEGREES
                                                      • wireless communications                                           • Arts
You’ll experience industry-standard
                                                      • artificial intelligence                                           • Biomedical Science
reprogrammable chips in the laboratories
                                                      • optical communications                                            • Commerce
from first year onwards. By third year you’ll be
                                                      • the ‘Internet of Things’                                          • Computer Science
building miniaturised machines with very powerful
processing on board. In fourth year you may apply     • embedded systems                                                  • Information Technology
this knowledge to a ‘product’ of your own.            • computer programming                                              • Laws (Honours)
                                                      • robotics                                                          • Science
                                                      • healthcare.

                                                      Many Monash graduates work in large public                          CRICOS: 001722B
                                                      and private telecommunications, manufacturing                       * T he scores provided are to be used as a guide only,
                                                      and electrical-power companies. Others work for                       and are either the lowest selection rank to which an
                                                                                                                            offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E).
                                                      defence and intelligence organisations. You could                   MG: Monash Guarantee.
                                                      also work in banking and finance, or with any
                                                      organisation that creates, stores, encodes and
                                                      transmits big data or manages complex systems.

                                                                                         As a future electrical engineer, I want to develop
                                                                                         solutions related to computer systems and robotics
                                                                                         industries. I hope to run my own engineering start-
                                                                                         up that focuses on developing creative solutions
                                                                                         to tackle real-world problems.
                                                                                         I participated in Monash Engineering’s Leadership
                                                                                         Program which has led me to further career
                                                                                         development opportunities. This included the
                                                                                         Telstra Engineering Leadership Scholarship
                                                                                         at Monash University and a 12 week summer
                                                                                         internship opportunity in the Telstra Summer
                                                                                         Vacation Program. Doing engineering has been
                                                                                         such a rewarding and enjoyable experience.”
                                                                                         EMILY QIAO
                                                                                         Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Science Engineering (Honours)
                                                                                         and Bachelor of Commerce
                                                                                         President, Robogals Monash
                                                                                         Former National Finance Officer, UN Youth Australia

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ENVIRONMENTAL
                                                               ENGINEERING
                  Clayton

                  4 years full-time
                  8 years part-time

                  February and July                            Few branches of engineering have such a               Organisations employing environmental
                                                               profound impact on our health, quality of life and    engineers include:
                  ATAR:    92.3*                               the future wellbeing of the planet as environmental   • power generation
                  IB:      35*                                 engineering. It’s all about the implementation and    • engineering consulting firms
                                                               management of solutions and programs in keeping       • industries that need cleaner
                  MG:      86
                                                               with the principles of sustainable development.         production systems
                  Specialist                                   It involves reducing energy and resource use          • private and municipal agencies that supply
                                                               and both minimising and managing waste and              drinking water and treat wastewater
     DEGREE AWARDED                                            pollution, while providing the community with the     • companies treating and disposing of
     Bachelor of Environmental                                 development opportunities it needs to grow.             hazardous waste
     Engineering (Honours)
                                                               Environmental engineering encompasses water           • environmental agencies and companies
                                                               and air-pollution control, recycling, water supply,     responsible for mine-site rehabilitation
     DOUBLE DEGREES                                            waste disposal, land management, transport            • organisations helping to account for carbon
     • Arts                                                    and the built environment, process engineering,         and implementing low-carbon solutions
     • Commerce                                                and public health issues.                             • government agencies monitoring and
     • Science                                                                                                         regulating environmental issues
                                                               Career options                                        • universities that teach and conduct
     CRICOS: 001722B
                                                               Environmental problems exist in all countries           sustainability research
                                                               and industries, so your opportunities are broad       • international agencies that aid
     * T he scores provided are to be used as a guide only,
        and are either the lowest selection rank to which an   and far-reaching. You could work in air-pollution       developing nations.
        offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E).             control, water supply, land management, impact
     MG: Monash Guarantee.
                                                               assessment, hazardous-waste management,
                                                               energy production, stormwater and wastewater
                                                               management, environmental management
                                                               systems and much more.

                                                                                                                      Simone Pianko is the founder of
                                                                                                                      BorrowCup, a social impact venture to
                                                                                                                      reduce waste and make the campus
                                                                                                                      more sustainable by providing free
                                                                                                                      reusable cups to borrow at nine cafes
                                                                                                                      on campus.
                                                                                                                     “I’d love to see other students inspired
                                                                                                                      by this project. The university is a living
                                                                                                                      laboratory for testing ideas to make our
                                                                                                                      society more sustainable. If you’re like
                                                                                                                      me and you like solving problems, or
                                                                                                                      want to make the world a better place,
                                                                                                                      or think about society and how you
                                                                                                                      could change it, then engineering could
                                                                                                                      be for you.”
                                                                                                                      SIMONE PIANKO
                                                                                                                      Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
                                                                                                                      and Bachelor of Commerce
                                                                                                                      Founder of BorrowCup
                                                                                                                      Sustainability and Resilience Intern, AECOM

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MATERIALS
ENGINEERING
                                                                                                                                      Clayton

                                                                                                                                      4 years full-time
                                                                                                                                      8 years part-time
Materials engineering is all about making                             Career options                                                  February and July
new materials and improving existing ones.                            Demand for materials engineers continues to
It’s about making things stronger, lighter and                                                                                        ATAR:    92.3*
                                                                      outstrip supply, with Monash graduates receiving
more functional, sustainable and cost-effective.                      an exceptional response in the employment                       IB:      35*
It underpins much of engineering – if we want to                      market. Working across a range of exciting                      MG:      86
make things, we need to have materials with the                       industries including aerospace, biomedical,
right properties. Whether it’s a next-generation                      mining, future manufacturing, 3D printing                      Specialist
jet engine, a biodegradable tissue scaffold to                        and recycling, materials engineers become:
grow organs from stem cells, or new types of                                                                             DEGREE AWARDED
                                                                      • biomedical engineers
solar cells and batteries, the structure, properties                                                                     Bachelor of Materials Engineering
                                                                      • consultants
and processing of materials are crucial to the                                                                           (Honours)
                                                                      • technology managers
final product.
                                                                      • metallurgists
Materials engineers work with everything                              • materials designers                              DOUBLE DEGREES
from the thermal protection of space shuttles                         • energy scientists and future renewable           • Arts
to high-tech artificial hip and cochlear implants,                       energy engineers                                • Biomedical Science
and nanoparticles that seek and destroy cancer.                       • forensic engineers, aircraft forensics           • Commerce
Materials engineering is truly interdisciplinary.                        and defence scientists                          • Laws (Honours)
It involves physics, mathematics, biology and                         • failure analysts                                 • Science
chemistry, culminating in a groundbreaking                            • materials selection specialists
research field and a thriving job market.                                (aero, auto, structural)                        CRICOS: 001722B
As a materials engineer, your expertise will be                       • process engineers                                * T he scores provided are to be used as a guide only,
sought after in the emerging fields of additive
                                                                      • corrosion or durability engineers                  and are either the lowest selection rank to which an
manufacturing, nanotechnology, biomedical                                                                                  offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E).
                                                                      • research engineers.                              MG: Monash Guarantee.
materials, electronic materials, recycling and
energy generation, the development of lightweight
metal alloys and in traditional industries such as
metallurgy and mining.

As part of the Co-operative Education Program,
I participated in a summer internship with John Holland
Building Team, working on the Flinders Gate Project.
At the end of the three-month term, I was invited to
continue working part-time while I continued my studies.
Through these opportunities I have gained insight into
what is involved in project management of a large
commercial office building in the construction industry.
It has been a very enriching experience. You get
a sense of pride when you walk past the building
knowing you’ve helped build it in your own
small way.”
SEII CHEN
Bachelor of Materials Engineering (Honours)
Undergraduate Engineer, John Holland
President of Material Science and Engineering Student Society,
Section Leader, Monash Forge and Materials Engineer, Monash Human Power

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MECHANICAL
                                                               ENGINEERING
                  Clayton, Malaysia

                  4 years full-time
                  8 years part-time

                  February and July                            Mechanical engineering is about the efficient          Optimise the aerodynamics of trucks and trains,
                                                               use of energy in the design and function of            work with the medical profession to create robots
                  ATAR:    92.3*                               all types of mechanisms, from the simplest             that can operate with greater precision than a
                  IB:      35*                                 to the most complex. It builds on physics,             human, or be at the cutting edge of advanced
                                                               chemistry, materials, mathematics and biology          manufacturing using 3D printers to create
                  MG:      86
                                                               to achieve this goal. Growth industries include        aircraft parts with elegance and function.
                  Specialist                                   advanced manufacturing, smart buildings,
                                                               renewable energy, medical engineering and              Career options
     DEGREE AWARDED                                            consulting practice.                                   As a mechanical engineer you will discover
     Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering                                                                               countless opportunities in a wide range of
     (Honours)                                                 Mechanical engineers are increasingly engaged
                                                                                                                      industries in Australia and overseas. You could
                                                               in the design and operation of devices that require
                                                                                                                      pursue one or more of these specialist areas:
                                                               skills that cross traditional discipline boundaries.
     DOUBLE DEGREES                                                                                                   • building systems engineering
                                                               As a mechanical engineer, you could design
     • Arts                                                    automatic control systems, or create efficiently       • advanced manufacturing
     • Biomedical Science                                      heated and cooled buildings. You could manage          • product process and design
     • Commerce                                                the water supply for a whole state, take charge        • consulting and project management
     • Design                                                  of the operation of a smart building, design wind      • research and development
     • Laws (Honours)                                          turbines or highly efficient, low-cost products for    • aerospace field and test engineering
     • Science                                                 the developing world.                                  • mechanical design automation
                                                                                                                      • robotics prosthetic limb and joint design
                                                                                                                      • renewable energy systems.
     CRICOS: 001722B

     * T he scores provided are to be used as a guide only,
        and are either the lowest selection rank to which an
        offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E).
     MG: Monash Guarantee.

                                                                                                                      My passion for car racing made
                                                                                                                      mechanical engineering the obvious
                                                                                                                      choice. Joining the Monash Motorsport
                                                                                                                      team has increased my engineering
                                                                                                                      knowledge in vehicle dynamics, and
                                                                                                                      helped me develop my engineering
                                                                                                                      hands on skills. Being able to design,
                                                                                                                      build and race formula cars as part of
                                                                                                                      my degree has brought me so much
                                                                                                                      enjoyment as well as allowing me to
                                                                                                                      work with my best mates through
                                                                                                                      the team.”
                                                                                                                      JACK BELL
                                                                                                                      Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
                                                                                                                      Driver, Monash Motorsport
                                                                                                                      Australian National Karting Champion

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RESOURCES
ENGINEERING
                                                                                                                                 Clayton

                                                                                                                                 4 years full-time
                                                                                                                                 8 years part-time
Resources engineering includes two streams,                   managerial positions with mining engineers                         February and July
mining and renewable energy, that meet the                    experienced in the life cycle of mining projects
ever‑changing global challenges and future                    and day-to-day operations.                                         ATAR:    92.3*
demands of industry and society. From third year                                                                                 IB:      35*
                                                              Renewable energy
you’ll develop expertise in your stream of choice
                                                              Renewable energy engineering focuses on the                        MG:      86
and be provided with the opportunities to enhance
                                                              fundamental conversion of solar radiation, wind,
your skills in leadership and management.                                                                                        Specialist
                                                              hydro, and bioenergy resources into electricity by
Expand your knowledge and explore different
                                                              designing, building and operating energy plants       DEGREE AWARDED
fields through a comprehensive range of
                                                              such as wind farms, solar farms and hydro power       Bachelor of Resources Engineering
electives from civil, environmental and resources
                                                              facilities. These engineers run the large-scale       (Honours)
engineering, opening up a wide range of exciting
                                                              energy system incorporating renewables, and
career opportunities to choose from.
                                                              they provide expert advice in the development
                                                                                                                    CRICOS: 001722B
Resources engineers take a leading role in                    of energy policy to facilitate the transformation
solving complex and multidisciplinary engineering             of the energy system, both domestically               * T he scores provided are to be used as a guide only,
                                                                                                                      and are either the lowest selection rank to which an
problems. They find innovative, and sustainable               and internationally.                                    offer was made in 2020 or an estimate (E).
ways to make the extraction of natural resources                                                                    MG: Monash Guarantee.
cleaner and safer, and create advancements in                 Career options
new renewable technologies to meet the energy                 Resources engineers are in high demand and
needs for generations to come.                                there is a diverse range of potential career paths
                                                              available, in Australia or overseas. You could work
Resources engineering streams                                 in a wide range of areas including:
Mining                                                        • environmental protection
Mining engineering aims to provide sustainable                • mining and exploration
solutions for the safe extraction and processing              • tunnelling, road and railway construction
of minerals with a minimal environmental                      • consulting and technical specialists
and energy footprint. As a practical discipline               • numerical modelling
with strong industry engagement, it covers
                                                              • government policy
exploration, resource estimation, mine design,
                                                              • conventional energy generation
mineral processing, financial, economic and risk
                                                              • hydropower design and operation
assessment, and management. Mining companies
                                                              • wind and solar farm design and operation
often provide career opportunities to fill their
                                                              • emerging technology research and design.

 Keely completed internships at BHP Billiton’s Olympic
 Dam mine and ExxonMobil whilst studying her degree.
“Working at ExxonMobil in the production team allowed me
 to really work on my critical thinking skills, to help improve
 production efficiency. During this internship, I was able to
 live on an oil platform in the Bass Strait for a week, which
 was incredible.
 I wanted to work in a field which has such huge site operations
 and to be able to physically see the difference that your work
 makes to the operation. I have accepted a graduate position
 at Rio Tinto, where I will move to Perth and work FIFO from
 the Pilbara. I can’t wait to have a career which lets you have
 something different to look forward to every day.”
 KEELY SIMPSON-BULL
 Graduate Mining Engineer, Rio Tinto
 Bachelor of Mining Engineering (Honours)^
 Past Vice-President, Resources Engineering Student Society

^ T he mining specialisation is now offered under the
   Bachelor of Resources Engineering (Honours)

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