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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the Undergraduate handbook change register for details.

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

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBCom/BE
CRICOS code017105G
Total credit points required252
Standard duration of study (years)5.5 years FT, 11 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Contact details

http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/about/campuses/index.html

Course coordinator

Dr Ross Booth

Notes

  • The course may be completed in five to five-and-a-half years of full-time study at a normal course load (depending on the branch of engineering selected). The maximum time for completion is 10 years.

Description

This double-degree course is intended for potential engineers who wish to become more aware of economic, social, organisational and managerial aspects of the engineering profession.

Objectives

Vacation work/industrial experience

In order to fulfil the requirements of the various degree regulations and Engineers Australia, all engineering students must complete 12 weeks of approved engineering work experience and submit a report on that work. Such work is normally in the vacations between second and third years and/or between third and fourth years (but may also be taken between first and second years). Students who have completed all academic requirements for their degrees are not eligible to graduate until this work experience has been completed and a satisfactory report submitted.

Professional recognition

This degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • CPA Australia
  • Engineers Australia
  • Financial Product Adviser
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units.

For further details visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/asg/cds/publications/professional-recognition.html and http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2010handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html.

Structure

The course structure has three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of commerce
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics (all units taken as part of this major must be from the student's campus of enrolment)
  • a specialisation in the Faculty of Engineering selected from chemical, civil, electrical and computer systems, industrial engineering and engineering management, materials or mechanical engineering.

Requirements

The degree requires completion of between 240 and 252 points over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

(a.) students must complete 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics as follows:

(i.) completion of six compulsory common core units (36 points):

  • AFC1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • BTC1110 Business law
  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • MGC1010 Introduction to management
  • MKC1200 Principles of marketing

(ii.) completion of at least two units (12 points) from the following:

  • AFC1030 Introduction to financial accounting, or AFC2140 Corporate finance
  • ECC1100 Principles of macroeconomics
  • ETC1010 Data modelling and computing
  • MGC1020 Organisations: contexts and strategies

(iii.) a major of eight units (48 points):

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

(iv.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points).

Additional Bachelor of Commerce degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year-level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year-level units (24 points) must be from those offered by the faculty on the campus delivering this program
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units and second-year level units require the successful completion of four first-year level units

(b.) students must complete between 144 and 156 points from the Faculty of Engineering as follows:

(i.) first year - for all engineering branches of study, students complete six units (36 points) of engineering:

Completion of two compulsory core units (12 points):

three or four electives units (18 - 24 points) from:

none, or one or two (depending on VCE subjects completed) foundation units (0 - 12 points) from:

(ii.) students are required to complete one of the engineering branches listed below (102 - 120 points).

Majors offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Units required for cross-discipline majors

Asian development and transition

(a.) Two units from the following list:

  • ECC2800 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world
  • ECC2890 Economic development of East Asia
  • MGC2130 Asian management

(b.) six units from the following list or units from (a.) not previously completed:

  • AFC3220 Comparative international financial reporting
  • AFC3240 International finance
  • AFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
  • BTC2190 International trade law
  • ECC3670 Economics of developing countries
  • MGC2120 Managing international business
  • MGC3120 International management
  • MGC3430 International human resource management
  • MKC3220 International marketing
Business modelling

(a.) The following five units:

  • ETC1010 Data modelling and computing
  • ETC2470 Applied business modelling
  • ETC2480 Business modelling methods
  • ETC3490 Business simulation
  • FIT2011 Decision support systems fundamentals

(b.) three units from the following list:

  • AFC3540 Modelling in finance, or FIT3051 Decision support systems for finance
  • ECC2410/ETC2410/ETC3440 Introductory econometrics
  • ECC2440/ETC2440 Mathematics for economics and business
  • ECC3860/ETC3860 Integrated economic modelling
  • ETC2450 Applied forecasting for business and economics
  • FIT2066 Computer programming for business
  • FIT3003 Business intelligence and data warehousing
  • FIT3022 Intelligent decision support systems
  • FIT3102 Operations management systems
  • GES3610 Geographical information systems for business and social science applications
Competition, regulation and public policy

(a.) Two units from the following list:

(b.) six units from the following list:

Finance

(a.) The following three units

  • AFC1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • AFC2140 Corporate finance
  • AFC3140 Advanced corporate finance

(b.) two units from the following list:

  • AFC2000 Financial institutions and markets
  • AFC2240 Equities and investment analysis
  • AFC2340 Debt markets and fixed income securities
  • AFC3170 Management of financial intermediaries
  • AFC3230 Financial analysis and valuation
  • AFC3240 International finance
  • AFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
  • AFC3340 Options, financial futures and other derivatives
  • AFC3440 Pension and financial planning
  • AFC3540 Modelling in finance
  • AFX3355 Property investment

(c.) three units from the following list or units from (b.) not previously completed:

Human resource management

(a.) Six units from the following list:

  • MGC1010 Introduction to management
  • MGC1020 Organisations: contexts and strategies
  • MGC2230 Organisational behaviour
  • MGC2410 Industrial relations, or MGC2420 Employee relations
  • MGC2430 Human resource management
  • MGC3420 Human resource development or MGC3430 International human resource management, or MGX3441 Human resource strategy

(b.) two units from the following list or units from (a.) not previously completed:

Information, strategy and decision making

(a.) The following three units:

  • AFC1030 Introduction to financial accounting
  • AFC2131 Cost information for decision making
  • ETC1010 Data modelling and computing

(b.) five units from the following list:

  • AFC2851 Accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • AFC3131 Performance measurement and control
  • AFC3140 Advanced corporate finance
  • AFC3340 Options, financial futures and other derivatives
  • BTC3150 Taxation law
  • ECC2400 Current issues in applied microeconomics
  • ETC2450 Applied forecasting for business and economics
  • ETC2470 Applied business modelling
  • ETC2480 Business modelling methods
  • ETC3490 Business simulation
  • MGC2110 Principles of strategic management
  • MGC3110 Strategic management
  • MGX3441 Human resource strategy
  • MGX3991 Leadership principles and practices
  • MKC2500 Marketing research analysis
  • MKC2130 Marketing decision analysis
  • MKC3120 Marketing implementation
  • MKC3130 Strategic issues in marketing
International commerce

(a.) The following two units:

  • AFC1030 Introduction to financial accounting
  • ECC1100 Principles of macroeconomics

(b.) six units from the following list:

Labour and employment

(a.) The following five units:

(b.) one of the following units:

(c.) two units from the following list:

Sustainability

(a.) Two units from the following list:

(b.) the following two units:

  • ECC2800 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world
  • MGC2950 Systems thinking for sustainability: a policy perspective

(c.) four units from the following list:

  • BTC3100 Sustainability and the law
  • ECC2360 Environmental economics
  • ECC3640 Economics of climate change
  • ECC3860/ETC3860 Integrated economic modelling
  • GES2010/GES3010 Global environmental management
  • GES2340/GES3340 Cities and sustainability
  • GES2660 Power and poverty geography of uneven global development
  • GES3220 Tourism and sustainability
  • GES3250 Environmental assessment and decision making
  • GES3260 Cultural landscape, environmental sustainability in Italy
  • GES3330 Field studies in regional sustainability
  • GES3350 Resource evaluation and management
  • GES3610 GIS for business and social science applications
  • GES3750 Sharing prosperity: Geographies of work, regional development and economy
  • GES3810 GIS for environmental management
  • MKX2531 Not for profit marketing

Discipline majors

Accounting

(a.) The following eight units:

  • AFC1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • AFC1030 Introduction to financial accounting
  • AFC2120 Financial accounting
  • AFC2131 Cost information for decision making
  • AFC2140 Corporate finance
  • AFC3120 Advanced financial accounting
  • AFC3131 Performance measurement and control
  • AFC3160 Auditing and assurance
Business law and taxation

Students need to complete a minimum of eight units offered by the Department of Business Law and Taxation, Clayton campus (BTC or Clayton-based BTX units).

Economics

Students need to complete a minimum of eight units offered by the Department of Economics, Clayton campus (ECC or Clayton-based ECX units).

Econometrics and business statistics

Students need to complete a minimum of eight units offered by the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Clayton campus (ETC or Clayton-based ETX units).

Management

Students need to complete a minimum of eight units offered by the Department of Management, Clayton campus (MGC or Clayton-based MGX units).

Marketing

Students need to complete a minimum of eight units offered by the offered by the Department of Marketing, Clayton campus (MKC or Clayton-based MKX units).

Branches offered by the Faculty of Engineering

In addition to the 36 points of Level 1 engineering units, students need to complete the following units relevant to their chosen branch of engineering:

Chemical engineering (120 points)

Second year (24 points )
  • CHE2162 Material and energy balances
  • CHE2163 Heat and mass transfer
  • CHE2164 Engineering thermodynamics
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
Third year (18 points )
  • CHE2161 Fluid mechanics
  • CHM2735 Chemistry - principles and practice
  • ENG2092 Advanced engineering mathematics B
Fourth year (36 points )
Fifth year (42 points )
  • CHE3167 Transport phenomena and numerical methods
  • CHE4161 Engineering in society
  • CHE4162 Particle technology
  • CHE4170 Design project (12 points)
  • CHE4180 Chemical engineering project (12 points)

Civil engineering (108 points)

This is a new course structure for students entering second year of the program from 2006 onwards. Students who entered second year of the program prior to 2006 should refer to the handbook for the year in which they commenced the course.

Second year (24 points )
  • CIV2206 Mechanics of solids
  • CIV2226 Design of concrete and masonry structures
  • CIV2242 Introductory geoengineering
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
Third year (24 points )
  • CIV2207 Computing and water systems modelling
  • CIV2225 Design of steel and timber structures
  • CIV2263 Water systems
  • CIV2282 Transport and traffic engineering
Fourth year (36 points )
  • CIV3221 Building structures and technology
  • CIV3222 Bridge design and assessment
  • CIV3247 Geoengineering
  • CIV3248 Groundwater and environmental geoengineering
  • CIV3264 Urban water and wastewater systems
  • CIV3283 Road engineering
Fifth year (24 points )

and 12 points of electives from the following:

  • CIV3203 Civil engineering construction
  • CIV4211 Project B (enrolment in this unit is by departmental approval only)
  • CIV4234 Advanced structural analysis
  • CIV4235 Advanced structural design
  • CIV4248 Ground hazards and environmental geotechnics
  • CIV4249 Foundation engineering
  • CIV4261 Integrated urban water management
  • CIV4268 Water resources management
  • CIV4283 Transport planning
  • CIV4284 Transport systems

Electrical and computer systems engineering (120 points)

Second year (24 points )
  • ECE2011 Signal processing
  • ECE2071 Computer organisation and programming
  • ECE2072 Digital systems
  • ENG2092 Advanced engineering mathematics B
Third year (24 points )
Fourth year (36 points )
  • ECE3073 Computer systems
  • ECE3091 Engineering design
  • ECE3092 Systems engineering and reliability analysis
  • ECE3093 Optimisation estimation and numerical methods
  • electives totalling 12-points selected from the electrical and computer systems engineering elective units coded ECExxxx
Fifth year (36 points )
  • ECE3062 Electronic systems and control
  • ECE4094 Project A
  • ECE4095 Project B
  • electives totalling 18 points selected from the electrical and computer systems engineering elective units coded ECExxxx

Industrial engineering and engineering management (102 points)

Intake into this branch of engineering ceased at the end of 2006.

Fourth year (36 points )
Fifth year (36 points )
  • IND3317 Design III
  • IND3321 Engineering computations
  • IND4309 Engineering project: project thesis A
  • IND4310 Engineering project: project thesis B
  • 12 points of electives selected from level four industrial engineering and engineering management units not otherwise taken.

Materials engineering (114 points)

Second year (24 points )
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • MTE2541 Nanostructure of materials
  • MTE2544 Functional materials
  • MTE2545 Polymers and ceramics I
Third year (18 points )
  • MTE2542 Microstructural development
  • MTE2546 Mechanics of materials
  • MTE2547 Structure-property relationships in materials
Fourth year (42 points )
  • MTE3541 Materials durability
  • MTE3542 Microstructural design in structural materials
  • MTE3543 Microstructure to applications: the mechanics of materials
  • MTE3544 Management and practice in materials engineering
  • MTE3545 Functional materials and devices
  • MTE3546 Polymers and ceramics II
  • MTE3547 Materials characterisation and modelling
Fifth year (30 points )
  • MTE4525 Materials engineering project I
  • MTE4526 Materials engineering project II
  • MTE4571 Materials engineering design and practice
  • MTE4572 Polymer/composite processing and engineering
  • MTE4573 Processing and engineering of metals and ceramics

Mechanical engineering (108 points)

Second year (30 points )
Third year (30 points )
Fourth year (42 points )
Fifth year (18 points )
  • MEC4401 Project 1
  • MEC4402 Project 2
  • one 6 point final-year elective from the published list

Note that the units ENG4614/4616 (Schools technology project) may not be taken.

Mechatronics engineering (114 points)

Intake into this branch of engineering ceased at the end of 2005. Students seeking to combine commerce with mechatronics engineering should consider applying for a course transfer into course 3834 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering.

Fourth year (30 points )
Fifth year (30 points )

Award(s)

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Electrical and Computer Systems

Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Materials Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Electrical and Computer Systems

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Materials Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Mechanical Engineering

Where more than one award is listed, or in the case of double degrees, where more than one award is listed for one or both components of the double degree, the actual award(s) conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved (eg in the case of 'with honours' programs), or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.