- 2019



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Offered by

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Contact details

EngineeringEngineering (http://www.monash.edu/engineering/about-us/contact-us)



Materials engineering is all about making new materials and improving existing ones - making things stronger, lighter, more functional, sustainable and cost-effective. You will acquire skills, knowledge and experience in using, analysing and creating crystal structures; thermodynamics and phase equilibria; functional materials; polymers and ceramics; materials durability, characterisation and modelling; and processing and engineering of metals and ceramics.


Levels 2, 3 and 4

Parts C, D. Materials engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)

Students complete:

  • ENG2005 Advanced engineering mathematics
  • MTE2541 Crystal structures, thermodynamics and phase equilibria
  • MTE2542 Microstructural development
  • MTE2544 Functional materials
  • MTE2545 Polymers and ceramics 1
  • MTE2546 Mechanics of materials
  • MTE3541 Materials durability
  • MTE3542 Microstructural design in structural materials
  • MTE3543 Microstructure to applications: the mechanics of materials
  • MTE3545 Functional materials and devices
  • MTE3546 Polymers and ceramics 2
  • MTE3547 Materials characterisation and modelling
  • MTE4525 Project 1
  • MTE4526 Project 2
  • MTE4571 Materials engineering design and practice
  • MTE4572 Polymer and composite processing and engineering
  • MTE4573 Processing and engineering of metals and ceramics
  • one elective from the materials engineering recommended list below

Part E. Elective study (36 points)

Single degree students complete a. and b. below:

  1. 12 points of electives at level 2 or 3 from one of the following options:
  2. 24 points of level 3 and 4 units from the list of technical electives below

    For students completing a double degree, some units required for the partner degree are credited as electives towards this degree.

Materials engineering technical electives

  • MTE2548 Biomaterials 1
  • MTE3544 Management and practice in materials engineering
  • MTE3548 Structure-property relationships in materials
  • ENG4700 Engineering technology for biomedical imaging and sensing
  • MTE4590Not offered in 2019 Modelling of materials
  • MTE4592 Advanced ceramics and applications
  • MTE4593 Materials and sustainability
  • MTE4594 Engineering alloy design, processing and selection
  • MTE4595 Corrosion mechanisms and protection methods
  • MTE4596 Biomaterials 2
  • MTE4597 Engineering with nanomaterials
  • MTE4598 Electron microscopy
  • MTE5881 Applied crystallography in advanced materials characterisation*
  • MTE5882 Advanced polymeric materials*
  • MTE5883 Environmental durability and protection of metals and engineering materials*
  • MTE5884 Materials for energy technologies*
  • MTE5885 Biomaterials and biomechanics*
  • MTE5886 Additive manufacturing of metallic materials*
  • MTE5887 Additive manufacturing of polymeric and functional materials*
  • An approved engineering technical elective chosen in consultation with the course adviser

    * Students must obtain an honours weighted average (HWA) of 70% or above at the conclusion of level 3 and be in their final year to enrol in these units. Please consult the department course adviser before enrolling in the unit.

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) component in the following double degrees:

  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • E3005 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • E3007 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
  • L3002 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)