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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/BSc
CRICOS code069010F
Total credit points required240
Standard duration of study (years)5 years FT, 10 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
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 provides an excellent opportunity to combine studies in relevant areas of science with a specialisation in environmental engineering.

Objectives

This course provides students with the broad-based capability for the solution, implementation and management of engineering and science activities in an environmental context. On completion of this course, graduates will have developed a detailed knowledge of environmental engineering and in one of the science areas of study along with a foundation in a second area of science.

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/handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html.

Structure

In the double-degree course structure, restrictions have been imposed in terms of prescribed units to ensure that students pursue studies that suitably equip them for the subsequent levels in science and engineering.

Students must complete a major and minor sequence in different areas of science along with core units in environmental science towards the science component. The science major sequence must be selected from astrophysics, atmospheric science, biological sciences (biotechnology, ecology and conservation biology, genetics, marine and fresh water biology, plant sciences, zoology), chemistry, computer science, geography, geosciences, mathematics, physics, or statistics. For details of major and minor sequences in science disciplines, refer to the 'Science areas of studies and sequences - Clayton' in the Faculty of Science section of this handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2010handbooks/undergrad/sci-aos-clayton.html. Students should contact the appropriate science or engineering course adviser before enrolling in any level of the double-degree program, to ensure that the program they wish to follow will satisfy prerequisites necessary for higher levels. In some special cases, students may choose to overload at levels two or three if they have not completed all of the prerequisites for their chosen science major sequences.

The award of an honours degree in engineering is based on academic achievement. An honours degree in Science can be achieved by taking an additional year of study in the Faculty of Science, on completion of the science requirement for the double degree (see below). The honours year in Science may be undertaken by intermitting from the double degree, or on completion of the double degree.

Requirements

Students must complete 240 points of units as listed below.

The engineering component requires 132 points that must be obtained in units prescribed by this course list and the science component requires at least 108 points, with no more than 36 points of science units at level one and at least 24 points at level three.

Students who complete a minor or major sequence in the Bachelor of Science component that requires level-two mathematics are required to complete 114 points of science units and 126 points within the engineering component, with no more than 36 points of science units at level one and at least 24 points at level three.

Over the five stages of the course students must complete all of the following:

  • at least one major sequence in a science area of study chosen from astrophysics, atmospheric science, biological sciences (biotechnology, ecology, environmental and conservation biology, genetics, marine and freshwater biology, plant sciences, zoology), chemistry, computer science, geography, geosciences, mathematics, physics or statistics (48 points)
  • at least one minor sequence in a different science area of study (24 points)
  • one mathematics unit (MTH1030) (6 points)
  • three core environmental science units (ENV2011, ENV2022, ENV3022) (18 points)
  • 18 core engineering units (108 points)
  • two engineering design/project units (12 points)
  • two engineering elective units (12 points)
  • two or more science elective units to complete the science component (including MTH1020 if required)

Study sequences and patterns of study

Stage one

* Students who have not completed VCE units 3 and 4 of Specialist mathematics are required to also complete MTH1020 prior to MTH1030

Select two pairs of level one science units from the following:

  • ATM1020 The science of climate and ATM1030 The science of weather
  • BIO1011 Biology I and BIO1022 Biology II or BIO1042 Environmental biology
  • CHM1011 Chemistry and CHM1022 Chemistry
  • ESC1011 Planet earth and its environment: The cosmic connection and ESC1022 Planet earth: Dynamic systems, environmental change and resources
  • GES1070 Extremes: Natural hazards and human vulnerability and GES1020 Australian physical environments: Evolution, status and management or GES1050 The global challenge
  • FIT1002 Computer programming and FIT1008 Computer science
  • PHS1011 Physics (or PHS1080 Foundation physics) and PHS1022 Physics
  • STA1010 Statistical methods for science and MTH1112 Numbers, logic and graphs

Students choose:

  • any additional science units to complete 36 credit points of science units at level one (including mathematics units).

Stage 2

Including mathematics within the science component
  • ENG1010 Process systems analysis
  • ENG1020 Engineering structures
  • ENV2022 Environmental analysis 1: Sampling and monitoring
  • MTH2010 Multivariate calculus (if not already taken at level one), or science elective
  • MTH2032 Differential equations with modelling
  • one science elective unit (at level two or three)
  • two level-two units which count towards the minor or major sequence in science
Generic
  • ENG1010 Process systems analysis
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics; or MTH2032 if MTH2010 completed at level one
  • ENG1020 Engineering structures
  • ENV2022 Environmental analysis 1: sampling and monitoring
  • 12 points level-two units which count towards the major sequence in science
  • 12 points level-two units which count towards the minor sequence in science

Total: 48 points

Stage three

  • CHE2162 Material and energy balances
  • CHE2164 Thermodynamics I
  • CIV2263 Water systems
  • CIV2282 Transport and traffic engineering
  • ENV2011 Environmental policy and management
  • ENV3022 Environmental technology
  • 12 points science units which count towards the science major sequence

Total: 48 points

Stage four

  • CIV3248 Groundwater and environmental geoengineering
  • ENE2503 Materials properties and recycling
  • ENE3048 Energy and the environment
  • ENE3606 The air environment
  • ENV4060 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world
  • 6 point science elective unit (at level two or three)
  • 12 points science units towards the science major sequence

Total: 48 points

Stage five

  • BTC3100 Sustainability and the law
  • CIV3264 Urban water and wastewater systems
  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems
  • ENE4607 Environmental risk assessment
  • 12 points from a list of approved engineering electives( available from the course director)

An engineering design/project option from the following:

Total: 48 points

Progression to further studies

Students may apply for admission to an honours level in science, following the completion of an approved combination of at least 144 points of units including all of the science requirements for the major and minor sequence, with at least 96 points of science units and no more than 36 points of level one science units.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may graduate with a Bachelor of Science, following the completion of an approved combination of at least 144 points of units including all of the normal science requirements for that major with at least 96 points of science units and no more than 48 points of level one science units.

Should a student discontinue the double-degree program and seek to take out the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering, it will be necessary to complete all of the requirements of that single degree.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Environmental 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.