Monash College - Australia

Monash College Diploma of Engineering

MCD Engineering will prepare you for success in your Monash Engineering degree.

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The Diploma of Engineering will prepare you for success at Monash University Engineering Degree. The Engineering Faculty at Monash University is ranked #1 in Australia with specialisation areas such as Civil Engineering, Material Sciences and Chemical Engineering ranked amongst the Top 40 in the world.
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February, June and October
Class Structure
Classes and laboratory practicals for STEM subjects
12 Months
Contact Hours
6-7 hours per unit, per week + Practicals
Study Model
Trimester Model
Trimester 1: 4 months Trimester 2: 4 months Trimester 3: 4 months
MCD4160 Physics for
Engineering OR MCD4600 Intermediate Physics**
MCD4520 Engineering Methods MCD4530 Engineering Design
MCD4390 Chemistry 1 ** MCD4540 Engineering Smart Systems MCD4550 Engineering Numerical Analysis
MCD4510 P-Math MCD4490 Advanced Mathematics MCD4500 Engineering Mathematics***
**Students intending to specialise in Biomedical Engineering must enrol in Blueprints for Life (Biology 1) in Trimester 1 and Life on Earth (Biology 2) in Trimester 2.

Preparatory Mathematics (MCD4510)

This unit develops knowledge and skills in mathematical logic, functions and transformations, complex numbers, introductory calculus (differentiation and integration) and vectors. Further investigates applications used in engineering, including modelling scenarios using a range of functions, and solving problems related to rates of change.


Chemistry 1 (MCD4390)

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, ionic, covalent and metallic bonding. Practical exercises are illustrative of the theory component and provide experience in laboratory techniques and laboratory ‘Occupational Health, Safety and Environment’ practices.


Blueprints for Life (Biology) (MCD4410) For Biomedical Engineering only

Gives a detailed insight into the function of plant and animal cells – this is examined with an emphasis on energy fixation, storage and usage. Principles of genetics, including advances in molecular biology, and current views of evolutionary processes and ecology are integrated into a structured course that offers considerable feedback on progress and opportunities for self-paced learning.


Advanced Mathematics (MCD4490)

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.


Engineering Methods (MCD4520)

Teaches methods for analysing complex engineering problems, covering statics and material properties to analyse structures such as beams, cantilevers and truss sections. “Engineering thinking’ is developed where the methods used to solve problems are with an insight into the different specialisations of engineering in society.


Engineering Smart Systems (MCD4540)

Fundamentals of software, electrical, electronic and mechatronics engineering ranging from concepts such as boolean logic and thevenin equivalence. Introduction of software and hardware cycle inclusive of functional analysis, design integration, requirements analysis.


Life on Earth (Biology 2) (MCD4420) For Biomedical Engineering only

Develops a greater understanding of the living resources and the ecosystems we rely on. Explores whole organisms, organ systems and cells, including molecular genetics and the effect of environmental parameters on biological functions.

Ecological factors that are biologically important at the level of integrated whole organisms and at cellular, subcellular and biochemical levels are considered for each organism under study.


Engineering Numerical Analysis (MCD4550)

Through the presentation of a MATLAB environment, the unit introduces computing fundamen- tals in the context of dynamical systems with an analytical approach to solving physical systems involving linear and rotational motions. Similarly a non analytical approach will be utilised to examine a broader range of dynamical systems and complex engineering using numerical methods.


Engineering Design (MCD4530)

Explores the engineering design process by simulating a real world experience that factors stakeholders, economic, environmental, indigenous social and ethical aspects of the proposal. Alongside, the ethics involved in the digital process will be explored when presenting proposals and pitching ideas to stakeholders.


Engineering Mathematics (MCD4500)

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.


Intermediate Physics (MCD4600)

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.


Physics for Engineering (MCD4160)

Relates key principles of physics to engineering and technology, and shows how physics, including quantum and nanoscience, creates useful new technologies. The practical component develops measurement, analysis, and communication skills.

  • Age : Minimum age is 17 years for Monash College Diploma



The fee is presently per semester LKR 1,660,000

  • Payable in installments. Student Loan facilities and easy payment schemes available
  • Scholarships up to 40%* conditions apply

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