Specialisation selection

Mid Year Dates

26 June 2020
Online specialisation selection form opens for specialisation preferences.

13 July 2020 Specialisation selection fair webinars - from 12 noon (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Videos from the fair and linked below.

Time (AEST)Detail
12:30 pm Aerospace, Mechanical and Robotics & Mechatronics (Automation stream) Engineering - Video
13:30 pm Chemical Engineering - Video
14:00 pm Civil, Environmental, Resources Engineering - Video
14:30 pm Electrical and Computer Systems, Robotics & Mechatronics (AI stream) Engineering - Video
15:30 pm Materials Engineering - Video
16:00 pm Software Engineering - Video

23 July 2020
Last day to submit specialisation preferences.

29 July 2020
After 3.00 pm:

  • Allocations available in system (check the online form)
  • Specialisation enrolment for semester 2 available via WES.

Which specialisation can I choose for my course?

All specialisations are available with the BE(Hons) single degree. The following combinations are available for the double degrees. Doubles with Architectural Design, Design and Pharmaceutical Science are only available in one specialisation. If you are enrolled in one of these three courses, you do not need to undertake the specialisation selection. You will be allocated to your specialisation when you enrol for the first time.

 Masters AcceleratedArtsBiomedCommerceCommerce
Info TechLawScience
Aerospacen/a n/a n/a
Chemicaln/a n/a
Civiln/a n/a
Environmental n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Materialsn/a n/a
Mechanicaln/a n/a
Resources n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Robotics & Mechatronics n/a n/a n/a n/a
Software n/a n/a n/a

Mid-year entry students undertake specialisation selection at the end of the second semester of study.

How do I find out about the specialisations?

Aerospace engineering

Chemical engineering

Civil engineering

Electrical and computer systems engineering

Environmental engineering

Materials science and engineering

Mechanical engineering

Resources engineering

Streams available within Resources engineering:

Robotics and mechatronics engineering 

Software engineering

You can also refer to the following online resources (if you haven't already):

Printed materials are available from the relevant department or specialisation course advisers.

Further information may also be available from professional associations such as:

Entry requirements for engineering specialisations

Some specialisations require students to meet specific academic criteria:

  • Aerospace Engineering: you must achieve a pass in ENG1005.
  • Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering: you must achieve a pass in ENG1005 and ENG1060.
  • Mechanical Engineering: you must achieve a pass in ENG1005.
  • Mechatronics Engineering: you must achieve a pass in ENG1005.

Most specialisations require you to have passed ENG1005 and the relevant specialisation design unit/s (ENG1001, ENG1002, ENG1003) to undertake their level 2 units as these units are prerequisites for level 2 units eg ENG1001 is a prerequisites for many level 2 civil engineering units. Check the specialisation course map for information on the prerequisites for level 2 units.

Students who have not completed all unit requirements in engineering at level 1 may not be allocated into their selected specialisation until completion of relevant first year engineering units e.g. single degree <36 credit points, double degree <30 credit points. In this case, students should seek course advice undertake specialisation selection at the end of the next semester.

The specialisation selection process

The faculty will email you providing information on how to submit your two specialisation preferences online. Your preferences will be entered into a program. After results publication the program will allocate you to a specialisation based on:

  • your preferences
  • your results
  • the academic criteria for the specialisation.

When can I find my specialisation allocation?

Your specialisation allocation will be listed in the specialisation selection online form after 3:00pm on 29 July for mid-year specialisation selection.

Enrolling in your specialisation

If you've passed all of your units you can enrol online in WES. If you haven't passed 48 credit points at level one, you may need to speak to a course adviser. You can also submit an Ask.monash enquiry.

Refer to your course map for unit details.