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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - 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 titleBCom/BMechatronicEng
CRICOS code058756K
Total credit points required246
Standard duration of study (years)5.5 years FT, 11 year PT
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 3404, email eng.info@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

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

Course objectives can be found in the Bachelor of Commerce single degree entry at http://monash.edu.au/pubs/2010handbooks/courses/0179.html and the Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering single degree entry at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2010handbooks/courses/3280.html.

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

This degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • CPA Australia
  • 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 see: http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/asg/cds/publications/professional-recognition.html

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Engineering courses visit 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 mechatronics engineering.

Requirements

The degree requires completion of 41 units (246 points) over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

Commerce component

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus as follows:

(i.) 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.) at least two units from the following list (12 points)

  • 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 below
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

* Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students will complete additional unit/s as detailed below.

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

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) from those offered by the faculty on the Clayton campus
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

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
  • AFC3340 Options, financial futures and other derivatives
  • AFC3440 Pension and financial planning
  • AFC3540 Modelling in finance
  • AFX3355 Property investment
  • AFX3871 International study program in banking and finance

(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:

  • AFC2851Accounting 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
  • MKC2130 Marketing decision analysis
  • MKC2500 Marketing research 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: Geography 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).

Mechatronics engineering component

(b.) 25 units (150 points) from the Faculty of Engineering as follows:

(i.) first year - complete six units (36 points) of engineering as follows:

Five units (30 points):

plus one foundation unit* (6 points) from:

* if a foundation unit is not taken then ENG1020 Engineering structures should be taken as an elective

(ii.) a major in mechatronics (114 points) as follows:

Second year (24 points)

Third year (30 points)

Fourth year (30 points)

Fifth year (30 points)

Award(s)

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (with Honours)

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, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.