About This Program

The International Undergraduate Program for Metallurgy and Materials Engineering is a joint program between the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Indonesia and the School of Physics and Materials Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. This is an undergraduate course, designed to be completed in 4 years (full-time) duration. Two years of the study is conducted in Jakarta at the Depok campus of the University of Indonesia, and the final two years are conducted at the Clayton campus of Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Upon completion of study, graduates will be eligible for two degrees:

  1. B.E. (Materials Engineering) from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, which is accredited by the Institution of Engineers, Australia (IEAUst), and
  2. S.T. (Sarjana Teknik) from the University of Indonesia, which is accredited by the Department of National Education, the Republic of Indonesia.

The two degrees and the world-wide reputation of both universities will allow graduates to find a broad range of work places in Australia, Indonesia and around the world.

This program offers low cost of study, the total tuition fee is at least 50 % cheaper when compared to a 4 year full-time study in Australia. This is not to calculate the much lower living cost in Indonesia than in Australia.

Find more about international reputation of the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of Indonesia and the School of Physics and Materials Engineering, Monash University.



The objectives of this program are to produce graduates having the following qualifications :

  1. Possess strong engineering background, with major in Materials Engineering.
  2. Possess the ability to identify, to specify and to solve problems in engineering.
  3. Possess up-to-date knowledge and skills in engineering to enter competitive job market both in Indonesia and world-wide.
  4. Are able to work as a team.
  5. Possess good and effective communication skills.


Delivery of the Program

The first two years of the program is delivered fully in English by the Department of Metallurgy, University of Indonesia at the Salemba and Depok campuses starting in September each year. Upon meeting requirements, students will transfer to Level 3 at Monash University. The final two years of the program will be delivered by the School of Physics and Materials Engineering, Monash University at the Clayton campus in Melbourne, Australia.

At Monash, the program is part of the regular Materials Engineering courses. No special class is arranged, to allow the students from Indonesia to completely mix with Australian local students and experience engineering education in Australia. A job training is compulsory and part of the subjects accredited by the Institution of Engineers Australia. It is usually conducted for 12 weeks during summer break at Level 4 and the School will help in finding places for the job training.

The requirements for transferring to Monash University are as follows :

  1. IPK (Indeks Prestasi Kumulatif) ≥ 2.75 (on a 4-point scale).
  2. IELTS score of 6.0, with no band lower than 6.0; OR TOEFL score of 550 AND TWE (Test of Written English) of 5; OR Computer-based TOEFL score of 213 with an Essay Rating (ER) score of 5.

The transfer for a successful student from the University of Indonesia to Monash University is expected to be in July. In specific circumstances, transfer can be conducted in February.



Structure of Curriculum

Semester 1 (Start September) (University of Indonesia)

Code Subject Credit Points
TKE11012 Basic Mathematics 1 2
TKE11015 Linear Algebra 1 2
TKE11019 Physics (Electricity and Magnetism) 2
TKE11020 Physics (Mechanics) 2
TKE11025 Basic Chemistry 2
TKE11027 Basic Computer 2
TKE11028 Computer Lab 1
MTE11001 Engineering Drawing 2
MTE11002 Introduction to Engineering Materials 3
TKE11021 Physics Lab. 1 1
  Subtotal 19


Semester 2 (Start February) (University of Indonesia)

Code Subject Credit Points
TKE12013 Basic Mathematics 2 2
TKE12016 Linear Algebra 2 2
TKE12022 Physics (Heat) 2
TKE12023 Physics (Wave and Optics) 2
MTE12003 Organic Chemistry 2
TKE21009 English 2
MTE12005 Engineering Mechanics 2
MTE12006 Mineralogy and Crystallography 2
MTE12007 Analytical Chemistry 2
TKE11026 Chemistry Lab 1
TKE12024 Physics Lab. 2 1
  Subtotal 20



Semester 3 (Start September) (University of Indonesia)

Code Subject Credit Points
TKE21002-6 Religion 2
MTE31019 Deformation of Materials 3
TKE21014 Advanced Mathematics 3
MTE20017 Statistics 2
MTE21008 Thermodynamic of Materials 3
MTE31106 Techniques of Microstructural Analysis 2
MTE21010 Physical Metallurgy 3
MTE21011 Strength of Materials 2
MTE21012 Analytical Chemistry Lab 1
  Subtotal 21



Semester 4 (Start February) (University of Indonesia)

Code Subject Credit Points
TKE22008 Bahasa Indonesia 2
TKE20018 Numerical Method 2
TKE22007 Basic Military 2
MTE22013 Phase Equilibrium 3
MTE20014 Transport Phenomenon 3
MTE22015 Materials Testing 3
MTE22016 Principles of Engineering Design 2
MTE41112 Physical Metallurgy Laboratory 1
MTE41114 Heat Treatment Laboratory 1
MTE41120 Polymer Technology 2
  Subtotal 21



Semesters 5 & 6 (Start July) (Monash University)

Code Subject Credit Points
MTE3502 Physical Metallurgy 4
MTE3503 Engineering Practice I 4
MTE3504 Mech. Properties of Polymers 4
MTE3505 Fracture and Fracture Mechanics 4
MTE3506 Plasticity & Metal Shaping 4
MTE3507 Ceramics 4
MTE3508 Electrical & Magnetic Materials 4
MTE3509 Rheology & Polymer Processing 4
MTE3510 Surfaces 6
MTE3511 Mech. Behaviour Metals & Alloys 4
  Interfaculty Subject 6
  Subtotal 48



Semesters 7 & 8 (Start July) (Monash University)


Code Subject Credit Points
MTE4521 Engineering Practice II 6
MTE4522 Engineering Design 4
MTE4525 Project I 6
MTE4526 Project II 6
MTE4560 Polymer Engineering 4
MTE4561 Metallurgical Engineering 4
MTE4562 Ceramics Engineering 4


Electives, chosen from the following (14 cp)

Code Subject Credit Points
MTE4531 Advanced Experimental Techniques 3
MTE4532 Numerical Modelling 3
MTE4533 Alloy Design 3
MTE4534 Oriented Polymers 3
MTE4536 Microstructure Development during Metal Processing 4
MTE4538 Optoelectronic Materials 3
MTE4539 Biomaterials 3
MTE4540 Cement and Concrete – Applications to Reinforced Concrete 3
MTE4546 Glass & Glass Ceramics 3
MTE4550 Corrosion and Heat Resistant Alloys 3
MTE4551 Advanced Materials Syntheses 3
MTE4554 Thermosetting Polymers & Elastomers 3
ENE4506 Materials & the Environment 4
ENG4614 Schools Tech. Studies Project 3
  Subtotal 48





2 credit points

Objectives After completing this subject, students are expected to understand and to construct engineering drawing according to basic theory and ISO standard.

Syllabus Standardization of engineering drawings. Geometry construction. Projection theory. View drawing and sectioning. Presentation of paper size and work piece. Normalization. Type of materials. Working signs and accuracy.

Prerequisites none


Luzadder, W. J, Fundamentals of Engineering Drawing for Design, Product Development and Numerical Control, Prentice Hall, 1981

ISO Standard Handbook, Technical Drawings, ISO Central Secretary, 1985.

Sato, Takeshi and Sugiarto, N., Menggambar Mesin, Pradnya Paramita, 1983



3 credit points

Objectives After completing this subject, students are expected to gain understanding on the diversity of materials used for engineering applications, their characteristics and processing techniques.

Syllabus The characteristics, applications and processing techniques of: iron and steel, non-ferrous metals (copper and aluminum), non metals (ceramics, polymers and composites)

Prerequisites none


Van Vlack, L. H, Elements of Material Science 5th ed., Addison Wesley, 1985.

Surdia, T and Saito, S., Pengetahuan Bahan Teknik, Pradnya Paramita

Musicant, S., Ceramics, Marcel Dekker, 1991.



2 credit points

Objectives After completing this subject, students are expected to gain a thorough understanding on the concepts of organic chemistry in order to predict the chemical and physical properties of materials.

Syllabus Basic of organics, structure and properties. Stereochemistry. Organic compound. Classification. Chemical and physical properties. Reactions of organic compound (addition and substitutions). Free radicals. Oxidation and condensations. Introduction to polymer science (definition, polymerization and properties of polymer).

Prerequisites TKE 11025


Fessenden, R. J and Fessenden, J. S, Organic Chemistry, 3rd ed., Brooks / Cole Publ., 1986.

Morrison, R. T and Boyd, R. N, Organic Chemistry, 3rd. ed., Allyn and Bacon, 1973.



2 credit points

Objectives After completing this subject, students are expected to understand the theory and applications of engineering mechanic principles (static).

Syllabus General principle of mechanics. Vector and forces. Equilibrium points. Resultant of forces. Structure analysis. Central of gravity and centroid. Moment of inertia. Internal forces. Friction.

Prerequisites TKE 11012, TKE 11015, TKE11020, TKE12013, TKE12016, TKE21014


Hibbeler, R.C., Engineering Mechanics: Static, Mc-Millan Pub. Co, New York, 1986.




2 credit points

Objectives After completing this subject, students are expected to understand the theory of mineral formation and to be able to select appropriate mineral for various engineering applications. Students are also expected to understand the basic of crystallography.

Syllabus Definition of mineralogy. Chemistry of mineral. Analysis of mineral composition. Physical, thermal, optical and magnetic properties of mineral. Radioactivity of mineral. Definition of crystal. Crystallization mechanisms. Defects in crystal. Crystal lattice. Miller indices. Crystal projection. Symmetry of crystal. Identification of crystal.

Prerequisites none


Hurlburt, Jr., Manual of Mineralogy, John Willey and Sons, 1979.

McKie D and C. McKie, Essential of Crystallography, Blackwell Scientific, 1986.

Sorell, The Rocks and Minerals of the World, Collins, 1982.



2 credit points

Objectives After completing this subject, students should be able to apply the concepts of analytical chemistry and to select the method of analysis suitable to solve the problem in determining the chemical composition of samples.

Syllabus Introduction to analytical chemistry. Basics of quantitative and qualitative analysis. Systematic of qualitative analytical method and technique of quantitative analysis.

Prerequisites TKE11025, TKE11012, TKE11015, TKE12013, TKE12016, TKE21014


Fundamental of Analytical Chemistry, John Willey and Sons, 1979.

Fundamental of Analytical Chemistry, Douglas, US

Dasar-Dasar Kimia Analitik, Erlangga.




2 credit points

Objectives After completing this subject, students are expected to be able to organise raw data collection for a quantitative measurement. Students are also expected to be able to forecast a condition based on collected data and relation between variables and to use them in decision making process.

Syllabus Definition and the use of statistics. Distribution of frequency (data collection, processing and presentation). Mean value, standard deviation and applications. Probability theory, random variable, probability function, binomial distribution, Poisson distribution. Draw conclusions through internal prediction, hypothesis test, regression and correlation.

Prerequisites none


Miller, I and Freud, J.E., Probability and Statistics for engineers,2nd ed, Prentice Hal Inc, 1985.



3 credit points

Objectives After completing this course, students should understand the basic concepts of thermodynamic and its application in the field of metallurgy

Syllabus Introduction to engineering technique. The material and energy balance. Thermodynamic Law (I, II and III). Auxiliary function. Heat capacity, enthalpy, entropy. The equilibrium of phase in single component. Gas behavior. Reaction with gas. Reaction between purely condensed phase and gas. Solution behavior. Free energy concept. Composition and binary phase diagram. Equilibrium reactions in a system consists of elements in condensed solutions.

Prerequisites TKE11012, TKE11015, TKE11025, TKE12013, TKE12016, TKE21014, MTE12003, MTE12007


Gaskell, D.R., Introduction to Metallurgical Thermodynamics, McGraw-Hill, Kogakusha, 1973.

Hamilton, D., Chemical Engineering Calculation



3 credit points

Objectives After completing this course, students should be able to understand the basic principle and theory of physical metallurgy that relates to the behaviour of materials.

Syllabus The structure of material (metal, ceramic, polymer and composites). Crystal defects. Point defects. Line defects. Volume defects. Effects of defects in materials. Dislocation behaviour in plastic deformation. Solidification theory. Properties of material (physical, thermal, electrical, optical, dielectric, chemical and mechanical properties), Strengthening mechanisms.

Prerequisites none


Guy, A. G and Hren, J. J, Elements of Physical Metallurgy 3rd ed., Addison Wesley, 1974.

Smallman, R. E. and Bishop,R.J., Metal and Materials, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1995.



2 credit points

Objectives After completing this course, students should be able to analyze and to solve problems in mechanics of materials. The students should also be able to design and to analyze various load-bearing structures.

Syllabus The concept of stress and strain. Relation of stress and strain in axial loading. Twisting. Buckling. Transversal loading. Stress analysis (plane stress and plane strain). Design of shaft and beam. Beam deflection. Structural joints. Column and thick cylinder. Energy method.

Prerequisites TKE11012, TKE11015, TKE12013, TKE12016, TKE21014, TKE11020, MTE12005.


Hibbeler, R.C., Mechanics of Materials, Prentice Hall, 1997.

Beer, F.P. and Johston, E. R., Mechanics of Materials, McGraw-Hill, 1983.



3 credit points

Objectives After completing this course, students are expected to understand the basic principle of phase equilibrium and to understand the binary and ternary phase diagrams.

Syllabus The Gibbs’s rule and equilibrium of phase. The equilibrium of binary and ternary phases. Isothermal and isoplethal section. Cooling system in materials processing.

Prerequisites none


Prince A., Multicomponent Alloy Constitutional Bibliography, The Metals Society, London, 1978.

West, D.R.F, Ternary Equilibrium Diagrams, Chapman and Hall, 1982.