Pathways to Monash Engineering
The Monash College diploma program offers a pathway to the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering degree at Monash University for successful students.
Your pathway to University?
If you didn’t meet the requirements for direct entry into Monash Engineering, the Monash College diploma program could be the ideal pathway to university. This program offers guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering degree at Monash University for students who successfully complete the diploma with the required scores.
Bridging school and university
Many students - whether they're from Australia or other countries, and regardless of their backgrounds, find that undertaking a Monash College diploma is the ideal bridge between school and university, as it makes the transition as smooth and simple as possible.
Monash College ensures that students can meet all the challenges of an engineering degree at Monash University.
For this reason, Monash College entry requirements are set higher than those of other bridging programs (although they are still slightly lower than the direct entry requirements for Monash University), with the results indicating Monash College students consistently performing well in their degrees.
How does it work?
Monash College offers the Diploma of Engineering Studies, Parts 1 and 2. This is a fee-paying program, taught on the Clayton campus.
- Part 1 is equivalent to Year 12.
- Part 2 is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree.
International students who complete Part 1 may be eligible for entry into the first year of the Bachelor of Engineering degree at Monash University. Students who complete Part 2 with the required scores are guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering degree at Monash University.
Domestic students will usually require a minimum 80% average to be considered for selection. Preference will be given to applicants whose prior studies are related to the course. A minimum of one full-time year of bachelor level study (including the Monash College Diploma Part 2) must be completed in order to meet minimum admission requirements. All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.
Because Monash College operates three study semesters a year, and has small classes with strong tutorial support, it is possible to complete Parts 1 and 2 within 20 months.
Students may qualify for entry directly into Part 2. They can then complete their diploma in 12 months.