Specialisation selection

2019 End of Year Dates

30 September 2019
Online specialisation selection form opens for specialisation preferences

25 October 2019
Last day to submit specialisation preferences

09 December 2019
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.

 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 and are notified about the process by email towards the end of semester one. Normally students are enrolled into the mid-year Specialisation Selection code ENG2000 (24 cp) for semester 2. Single degree students cannot select Mechatronics mid year due to progression.

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 specialisation require students to meet specific academic criteria in order to be eligible to apply for entry e.g. you may be required to have achieved a pass grade or above in a particular unit.

  • Aerospace Engineering: Students must achieve a minimum pass grade of 50 P in ENG1005.
  • Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering: Students must achieve a minimum pass grade of 50 P in both ENG1005 and ENG1060.
  • Mechanical Engineering: Students must achieve a minimum pass grade of 50 P in ENG1005.
  • Mechatronics Engineering: Students must achieve a minimum pass grade of 50 P in ENG1005.

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 from the Faculty Office, ground floor, 14 Alliance Lane and undertake specialisation selection at the end of the next semester.

The specialisation selection process

Towards the end of the relevant semester students are sent an email from the faculty providing information on how to submit specialisation preferences online. Students should list two specialisations of engineering in order of preference by 25 October for end-of-year specialisation selection.

Your two specialisation preferences will be entered into a program. When results are published the program will make a specialisation allocation 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 16 July for mid-year and 10 December for end-of-year specialisation selection.

Enrolling in your specialisation

Deadline - Thursday 12 December up until 11.59pm enrol into your Semester 1 & 2, 2020 units for 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. Course advisers will be available in person between 9 am and 4 pm on Wednesday 11 December 2019. You can also submit an Ask.monash enquiry.

Refer to your course map for unit details.