Credit assessment

Credit is assessed on whether a unit has content that is 80% similar to the units taught in Engineering at Monash.

Please see a quick guide below for Engineering core units. Electives are assessed and either matched to a unit that we are currently teaching or are given as unspecified credit. This means that it does not match one of the units in our handbook but is an elective related to the course as a whole. A specific unit code will not be listed however the credit points will be used towards your total credit points needed. This is to be used as a guide only and all units will be assessed based on the unit guide or synopsis submitted.


Vectors, matrix algebra; linear equations, use hyperbolic functions; perform logarithmic differentiation; establish the convergence of improper integrals, establish the convergence of numeric and power series, construct Taylor series and use Taylor polynomials to approximate functions; solve first order ordinary differential equations, separable variables and integrating factor; and systems of ordinary differential equations; solve 2nd order linear differential equations with constant coefficients; set up differential equations with initial or boundary conditions to model simple engineering problems; calculate partial derivatives, use the grad vector to find directional derivatives, use chain rule, calculate small error using the total differential, and find maximum and minimum values of two-variable functions.


  1. To develop an understanding of commonly used numerical methods for solving engineering problems; the ability to appropriately apply numerical methods to engineering problems and to know some of the limitations of such methods
  2. To develop structured problem solving techniques and to develop a knowledge of programming concepts and the ability to write simple programs


  1. Identify different structural forms (including beams and trusses) and translate physical structures into appropriate models for analysis and design
  2. Apply fundamental concepts of kinematics and kinetics to analyse motion of particles and rigid bodies
  3. Apply energy methods to analyse the motion of particles and rigid bodies
  4. Describe the key properties of structural materials for specific applications


  1. Employ standard electrical laboratory equipment to measure electrical quantities used to debug circuits
  2. Apply fundamental concepts of resistance, current, voltage and Kirchhoff's Laws to analyze simple circuits
  3. Employ fundamental theories of electrical engineering to build analogue and digital circuits
  4. Analyse steady state systems with and without chemical reaction through the application of mass balance concepts
  5. Analyse thermodynamic processes through the application of energy balance concepts


  1. Program using C++ or C languages

You may find that the units you have studied have already been assessed as equivalent.