The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is a four-year degree course with the first year being a common first year and streaming into the various engineering branches occurring at second level. These notes will assist you with your enrolment and will provide some useful information about the various units/subjects that you will encounter in the first two semesters i.e. the first year of the course.

Unless you have been formally granted exemption, you will be required to pass eight units/subjects in order to complete the first year of study - four in each semester. Each unit/subject is assigned 6 credit points so that a pass in the first year will result in the accumulation of 48 credit points - one quarter of the total 192 credit points required for the degree.

The general structure of the common first year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is as set out below.

Level 1 Credit Point
Core Units (must be taken by all students)  
ENG1001 Engineering design: lighter, faster, stronger 6
ENG1002 Engineering design: cleaner, safer, smarter 6
ENG1003 Engineering mobile apps 6
ENG1060 Computing for engineers 6
ENG1005 Engineering mathematics* 6
ENG1090 Foundation mathematics 6
Engineering electives (select three units)  
ENG1021 Spatial communication in engineering 6
ENG1081 Physics for engineering 6
CHM1051 Chemistry 1 advanced 6
CHE2164 Thermodynamics 6
ECE2071 Computer organisation and programming 6
ECE2072 Digital systems 6
MEC2404 Mechanics of fluids 6
TRC2001 Introduction to systems engineering 6
ENG2801 Leadership and innovation 6
MAT1830 Discrete mathematics for computer sciences 6
FIT1045 Introduction to algorithms and programming 6
FIT1051 Programming fundamentals in java 6

*For Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) qualification students

  • Students who have not done Advanced Mathematics, and scored less than 80% in Mathematics, need to enroll in ENG1090 in Year 1 Semester 1.


E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Recommended Electives for Students who Have a Specialisation Preference

  • Level 1
  • Level 2 to 4