Diploma of Engineering (Engineering Stream)

Monash University Engineering Degree Majors
• Aerospace Engineering
• Biomedical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
• Environmental Engineering
• Materials Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering
• Mechatronics Engineering
• Resources Engineering
• Software Engineering

Units & Overview
    This is a compulsory unit for students directly entering the Monash College Diploma of Engineering, Part 2 without having previously completed the Diploma of Engineering, Part 1. For these students, the unit is the prerequisite to the compulsory unit MCD4490 Advanced Mathematics. This unit develops knowledge and skills in mathematical logic, functions and transformations, complex numbers, introductory calculus (differentiation and integration) and vectors.
Develops knowledge and skills in mathematical logic, circular function, complex numbers and vectors. It provides an extension into circular functions and differential calculus including anti-derivatives and differential equations and investigates applications particularly for use in other engineering areas, such as kinematics.

A fundamental understanding of chemistry is relevant to many of the tasks encountered by professional engineers. Topics covered include atomic theory of matter, chemical periodicity, and ionic, covalent and metallic bonding. Practical exercises are illustrative of the theory component and provide experience in laboratory techniques and laboratory OHSE practices.

(Students intending to specialise in Biomedical Engineering must enrol in MCD4410 Blueprints for Life (Biology 1) instead.)
Introduces software development and design using MATLAB, including data types and variables, structured programming, M-files and functions, numerical errors and uncertainty and the programming of numerical techniques.
Develops a process for the analysis and design of static and dynamic structures and mechanisms using engineered materials. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the fundamentals of mechanical, civil and material engineering are explained, and the basic concepts of loads and motions are introduced. Communication and teamwork skills are developed through teamwork tasks.
Fundamentals of electrical, chemical and materials engineering are introduced and applied to provide technological solutions for real-world problems. Theory underpinning analogue and digital circuit design, energy and mass balance, materials processing and the role of functional materials are presented.
Allows students to explore the fundamental concepts and techniques required for first year engineering courses in the areas of vector algebra and geometry, linear algebra and matrix operations, Eigen-values and Eigen-vectors, differential and integral calculus, sequences and series, ordinary differential equations and boundary value problems, multivariable calculus and partial derivatives.

Introduces students to the use of IT in modern engineering practice. Students work in small teams to develop a mobile application that meets a contemporary need in engineering.
Provides an introduction to the concepts of database design and usage and the related issues of data management. Students develop skills in planning, designing, and implementing a data model using an enterprise-scale relational database system (Oracle).
Physics seeks to describe the fundamental nature of the universe and strives to reveal nature's underlying simplicity. This unit considers the basic concepts of practical investigation, rotational motion, electricity and magnetism, and atomic theories.

(Students entering directly into Part 2 who have not completed Physics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) must enrol in MCD1200 Physics A (a credit is awarded for MCD4160 Physics for Engineering upon successful completion of MCD1200).
Relates key principles of physics to engineering and technology, and shows how physics, including quantum and Nano-science, creates useful new technologies. The practical component develops measurement, analysis, and communication skills.
This unit will explore the fundamental processes and patterns common to all life on Earth. It will examine how living organisms grow, develop diverse and complex structures, harness and utilize energy and transmit their life blueprints to the next generation. In this unit, students will progress through fundamental themes in cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics, genomics and microbiology. They will examine contemporary issues in biological sciences and the societal impact that biology has by learning from world-class researchers and industry experts.
This unit views the extraordinary diversity of life on Earth through the prism of evolutionary theory and in the context of human and environmental health. Students will examine how animals and plants, through the agents of gene mutation and natural selection, are able to adapt to new and changing environments. Diverse physiological, reproductive and behavioural solutions to life's challenges will be used to illustrate how evolutionary forces and constraints shape us and the world around us. We will then examine how interactions within and between species and with the non-living environment generate the immense ecological variety seen on Earth. Contemporary issues and the societal impact of biology will be explored by learning from world-class researchers and industry experts.