2019 End of Year Dates
1 October 2019
12.00 pm – Online system opens for specialisation preferences
Submit your preferences in the specialisation selection online form
31 October 2019
Final day for preference submission
10 December 2019
After 3.00 pm:
- Allocations available in system (check the online form)
- Specialisation enrolment for semester 2 available via WES.
At the end of first year, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and its double degrees with arts, biomedical science, commerce, information technology, science and law select one specialisation of engineering to study. The following combinations apply for double degrees.
*The Resources engineering specialisation in the streams of Mining or Renewable Energy is not offered in double degrees and can only be completed within the single degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
Students enrolled into the accelerated Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Advanced Engineering pathway choose from: Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, ECSE, Materials, Mechanical or Mechatronics.
Students enrolled in the double degree with Science choose their specialisation at the end of semester 1 in second year. Normally students are enrolled into the mid-year specialisation selection code ENG2001 (12cp) for semester 2 in second year.
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.
Students enrolled at the Malaysia campus should refer to the School of Engineering for information relating to specialisation selection and enrolment into their engineering specialisation.
How do I find out about each of the Specialisation of engineering?
- About Chemical Engineering
- What do Chemical Engineering Students Study?
- Where do Chemical Engineers Work?
- What do students say about Chemical Engineering?
- Chemical Engineering presentation - an overview
Electrical and computer systems engineering
- What is Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering?
- What do you study in ECSE at Monash?
- Where do ECSE graduates work? What are they doing now?
- What do current Monash ECSE students have to say?
- Electrical and computer systems Engineering presentation - an overview
- What is Materials Engineering?
- What do Materials Engineers do?
- Where can Materials Engineering take me?
- Materials Engineering presentation - an overview
- What do current students have to say about Mechanical Engineering?
- Where do Mechanical Engineers work?
- What is Mechanical Engineering?
- Mechanical Engineering presentation - an overview
Streams available within Resources engineering:
- What do current students have to say about Software Engineering?
- What do you study in Software Engineering?
- What do our IBL students have to say about the program?
- Software Engineering presentation - an overview
You can also refer to the following online resources (if you haven't already):
- Undergraduate Course Guide (PDF, 1.67MB)
- Software Engineering Brochure (PDF, 1.98MB)
- IBL Student Brochure (PDF, 1.52MB)
- Department websites
Attend the Engineering Information Fair:
The Engineering Information Fair will be held during semester break. Gather information and speak to department representatives to learn more about each specialisation.
Speak to department representatives and draw on your knowledge of the first year engineering units you have studied.
Printed materials may be available:
- Aerospace engineering: room G01, 17 College Walk (Building 31)
- Chemical engineering: room 226, 16 Alliance Lane (Building 35)
- Civil engineering: room 106, 23 College Walk (Building 60)
- Electrical and computer systems engineering: room 102, 14 Alliance Lane (Building 72)
- Environmental engineering: room 106, 23 College Walk (Building 60)
- Materials engineering: room 106, 22 Alliance Lane (Building 69)
- Mechanical engineering: room G01, 17 College Walk (Building 31)
- Mechatronics engineering: room G01, 17 College Walk (Building 31)
- Resources engineering: room 106, 23 College Walk (Building 60)
- Software engineering: room G11, 14 Alliance Lane (building 72)
Further information may also be available from professional associations such as:
- Engineers Australia
- Engineers Australia - Victoria
- Young Engineers Australia
- Professionals Australia
- Consult Australia (Association of Consulting Engineers)
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 30 June for mid-year and 31 October for end-of-year specialisation selection.
- Submit your preferences here in the specialisation selection online form
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
You are required to enrol into your units via WES once you have been allocated into your level 2 specialisation.
Mid-year enrolment: Tuesday 16 July (after 3:00pm) into Semester 2 units
End-of-year enrolment: Wednesday 11 December up until 11.59pm enrol into your Semester 1 & 2, 2020 units for your specialisation.
If you have passed all of your units you can enrol online in WES on this day only. You don't have to come to the faculty in person. However, if you have not passed 48 credit points at level one, you may need to attend the Faculty Office in person between 9 am and 4 pm for course advice on Wednesday 11 December 2019.
Mid-year students should remove ENG2000 or ENG2001 to allow enrolment into second year units in Semester 2.