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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 Engineering

Managing facultyEngineering
Abbreviated titleBEnvEng
CRICOS code031498A
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 4971 or +61 3 9905 1352, gavin.mudd@eng.monash.edu.au or visit http://www.eng.monash.edu.au

Course coordinator

Visit http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-information.html#1

Description

The environmental engineering course has been designed to be multidisciplinary. At third year, the selection of one major stream or two minor streams, provides for in-depth treatment of one or more specific areas of application of environmental engineering principles. Thus core engineering knowledge and skills are complemented by units from science, economics, arts and law. The elective streams include environmental process engineering, transport and the built environment, and water and land management.

Objectives

This course provides students with the broad-based capability for the solution, implementation and management of engineering activities in an environmental context.

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 undertaken 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

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Engineering courses visit http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2010handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html

Structure

Level one of the course provides a broad base of science, mathematics, introductory engineering and environment units designed to form the basis of a multidisciplinary engineering education. The large majority of students entering the faculty have completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), and references in the following paragraphs are to the prerequisite VCE subjects. Some domestic and international students enter the faculty with equivalent qualifications, and advice about unit choice for students with qualifications other than the VCE may be obtained from the faculty administration offices. Foundation units are required for students who have not completed appropriate VCE studies.

Level two increases the engineering content, which is a mixture of core engineering units and more environmentally directed units. Mathematics is continued. Environmental policy is introduced to begin to integrate the content gained from the other units.

Level three introduces more environmentally focused engineering units. It builds upon the core units of level two, provides units that address environmental impact and management systems, and sees the commencement of the selected elective stream(s). From level three, the course is divided into three streams:

  • environmental process engineering
  • transport and the built environment
  • water and land management

Students must choose one major or two minor elective streams, taking core units at each level as well as stream core and stream elective units from their chosen stream(s). Level four seeks to integrate and provide application for much of the earlier knowledge and skills developed by way of substantial engineering design and project work within the various specific elective streams. These units are complemented by further in-depth elective units, and interdisciplinary units from environmental law, economics and policy areas.

The award of an honours degree in engineering is based on academic achievement.

Requirements

Level one

Core units

Foundation units

Students who have not completed VCE units 3 and 4 of Chemistry or Physics and/or Specialist mathematics are required to select one or two appropriate foundation units(s) from:

Elective units*

Select none, one or two units from:

  • CHM2735 Chemistry - principles and practice
  • ENG1050 Engineering materials
  • ENG1061 Engineering profession
  • ENG1071 Chemistry for engineering
  • ESC1022 Planet Earth: dynamic systems, environmental change and resources
  • PHS1042 Physics for bio and environmental sciences

* Students who commenced level one in 2005 or 2006 may have completed BIO2011 as an elective.

Total: 48 points

Level two

  • BIO2011 Ecology and biodiversity
  • CHE2162 Material and energy balances
  • CHE2164 Thermodynamics I
  • CIV2263 Water systems
  • CIV2282 Transport and traffic engineering
  • ENE2503 Materials properties and recycling
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • GES2460 Environmental policy and management

Total: 48 points

Level three

Core units

  • CIV3248 Groundwater and environmental geoengineering
  • CIV3264 Urban water and wastewater systems
  • ENE3048 Energy and the environment
  • ENE3606 The air environment
  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems

Stream units

Select one of the following streams:

Environmental process engineering
  • CHE3163 Sustainable processing I
  • CHM2735 Chemistry - principles and practice
  • 6 points from a list of approved stream electives is available from the course director
Transport and the built environment
  • CIV3205 Project management for civil engineers
  • 12 points from a list of approved stream electives is available from the course director
Water and land management
  • CIV3205 Project management for civil engineers
  • 12 points from a list of approved steam electives is available from the course director

Total: 48 points

Level four

Core units

  • BTC3100 Sustainability and the law
  • ENE4607 Environmental risk assessment
  • ENV4060 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world

Stream units

Environmental process engineering
  • CHE4170 Design project (12 points)
  • 18 points from a list of approved stream electives is available from the course director
Transport and the built environment
  • ENE4212 Environmental design
  • ENE4603 Environmental project A
  • 18 points from a list of approved stream electives is available from the course director
Water and land management
  • ENE4212 Environmental design
  • ENE4603 Environmental project A
  • 18 points from a list of approved stream electives is available from the course director

Total: 48 points

Award(s)

Bachelor of Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (with Honours)

Where more than one award is listed the actual award(s) conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.