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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering

Managing facultyEngineering
Abbreviated titleGradDipMatEng
CRICOS code031499M
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
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  • This course is not available to graduates who hold a bachelor's degree specialising in materials engineering from Monash University Clayton campus.


This course is primarily aimed at graduates in science, applied science, metallurgy, or in branches of engineering other than materials engineering who, having been in employment for some time, are interested in further training in the materials area.


This course gives those people employed in professional or middle management positions within materials technology the opportunity to acquire training in the fundamentals of metallurgical, ceramic and polymer engineering.


This course comprises units from levels three and four of the undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering in the field of materials engineering as listed below.

Students will normally include the following in their unit choices:

A course prescription will be arranged in consultation with each student and must be approved by the head of department. The selection of units will be such as to emphasise the interdisciplinary nature of materials engineering and to provide basic training in the three major classes of materials, ie metals, polymers, and ceramics. Students will then be required to develop a major interest in a chosen class of material.


Students select eight approved units from:

  • MTE3541 Materials durability
  • MTE3542 Microstructural design
  • MTE3543 Microstructure to applications: The mechanics of materials
  • MTE3544 Management and practice in materials engineering
  • MTE3545 Functional materials
  • MTE3546 Polymers and ceramics II
  • MTE3547 Materials characterisation and modelling
  • MTE4525 Project I
  • MTE4526 Project II
  • MTE4571 Materials engineering design and practice
  • MTE4572 Polymer and composite processing and engineering
  • MTE4573 Processing and engineering of metals and ceramics
  • MTE4590 Materials modelling*
  • MTE4592 Advanced ceramics and applications
  • MTE4593 Materials and the environment
  • MTE4594 Engineering alloys processing, design and selection
  • MTE4595 Corrosion - mechanisms and protection methods
  • MTE4596 Biomaterials II*
  • MTE4597 Nanomaterials

*Not offered in 2011.

Total: 48 points


Graduate Diploma in Materials Engineering