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Monash University Handbook 2011 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 titleBEnvEng
CRICOS code031498A
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/1253
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 4971 or +61 3 9905 1352,

email: 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/2011handbooks/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

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a new course structure for students entering the program from 2011 onwards. Students who entered the program prior to 2011 should refer to the Handbook for the year in which they commenced the course. Archived Handbooks are available at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/archive.html. Please contact your course adviser if unsure of course progression.

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:

  • ENG1070 Foundation chemistry
  • ENG1080 Foundation physics
  • ENG1090 Foundation mathematics

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

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
  • ATS2548 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 the list of Group A elective units below, or from the list of Group B electives available from the course director.

*CHM2735 counts as a Group A elective unit (unless taken as an elective unit at level 1).

Transport and the built environment
  • CIV3205 Project management for civil engineers
  • 12 points from the list of Group A elective units below, or from the list of Group B electives available from the course director.
Water and land management
  • CIV3205 Project management for civil engineers
  • 12 points from the list of Group A elective units below, or from the list of Group B electives available from the course director.

Total: 48 points

Level four

Core units

  • ENE4607 Environmental risk assessment
  • BTC3100 Sustainability and the law
  • APG4429 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world

Stream units

Environmental process engineering
  • CHE4170 Design project (12 points)
  • 18 points from the list of Group A elective units below, or from the list of Group B electives available from the course director.
Transport and the built environment
  • ENE4212 Environmental design
  • ENE4603 Environmental project A
  • 18 points from the list of Group A elective units below, or from the list of Group B electives available from the course director.
Water and land management
  • ENE4212 Environmental design
  • ENE4603 Environmental project A
  • 18 points from the list of Group A elective units below, or from the list of Group B electives available from the course director.

Total: 48 points

Group A elective units

Environmental process engineering

Water and land management

  • CIV2207 Computer & water systems modelling
  • CIV3247 Geoengineering
  • CIV3204 Civil engineering investigations
  • CIV4248 Geoengineering hazards
  • CIV4261 Integrated urban water management
  • CIV4268 Water resources management
  • ENE4604 Environmental project B
  • MTE4593 Materials & the environment

Transport and the built environment

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.