courses

3288

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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 titleBE/BPharmSc
CRICOS code058485F
Total credit points required252
Standard duration of study (years)5 years FT, 10 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3288
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

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Engineering studies in this course are only available in the branch of chemical engineering. The engineering component is offered on the Clayton campus and the pharmaceutical science component is offered on the Parkville campus. The course is structured to allow whole years at one or the other campus.
  • Students will normally expect to complete the course in five years. This is achieved by undertaking one additional unit (above the standard four units - 24 credit points) per semester twice in the later stages of the degree.
  • The engineering component of the course is offered on the Clayton campus. The pharmaceutical science component is offered on the Parkville campus.

Description

Students undertake a program of study combining pharmaceutical science and both general and chemical engineering studies.

Outcomes

The aim of this course is to develop graduates with the knowledge and skills in the core disciplines underpinning chemical engineering and pharmaceutical science to pursue a career in the development and manufacturing of sophisticated formulated products such as pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics and consumer products.

Vacation employment/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 vacation employment 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 vacation employment 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/2012handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html

Structure

Campus attendance

The course is structured to minimise inter-campus commuting. Students complete the common Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science level one program at Parkville before undertaking a compressed selection of common level one units and level two chemical engineering units at Clayton. At level three, the students return to Parkville campus to complete the core formulation science level two and three units. In the final two levels at Clayton students complete higher level chemical engineering units and the biotechnology stream. This program is only available to students pursuing the chemical engineering branch of the engineering component of the double degree.

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

Variations in the course structure

Students complete the course requirements detailed below depending on the group to which they belong based on their previous studies:

  • Group 1 students who have completed Specialist mathematics 3/4 but who have not completed VCE Physics 3/4 or the equivalent (150 points of engineering and 102 points of pharmaceutical science)
  • Group 2 students have completed VCE Physics 3/4 but who have not completed VCE Specialist mathematics 3/4 or the equivalent (150 points of engineering and 102 points of pharmaceutical science)
  • Group 3 students have not completed Specialist mathematics 3/4 and have not completed VCE Physics 3/4 or the equivalent (156 points of engineering and 96 points of pharmaceutical science)
  • Group 4 students have completed both VCE Specialist mathematics 3/4 and VCE Physics 3/4 or the equivalent (150 points of engineering and 102 points of pharmaceutical science).

Requirements

Important note: this was a new course structure for students entering the program from 2011 onwards. Students who entered the program prior to 2012 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

All students complete:

Total: 48 points

Level two

All students complete:

In addition:

Group 1 students complete:

  • PHS1080 Foundation physics
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A

Group 2 students complete:

Group 3 students complete:

Group 4 students complete:

  • CHE2165 Bio-nano engineering
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A

Total: 48 points

Level three

All students complete:

  • PSC2041 Biopharmaceutics
  • PSC2132 Introduction to spectroscopy
  • PSC2202 Formulation chemistry
  • PSC2212 Colloid chemistry
  • PSC3011 Applied analytical methods
  • PSC3201 Product manufacture
  • PSC3202 Biomolecule formulation and modified release technologies
  • PSC3211 Industrial formulations

Total: 48 points

Level four

All students complete:

In addition:

Group 1 students complete:

Group 2 students complete:

  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A

Group 3 students complete:

  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A

Group 4 students complete:

Total: 60 points

Level five

All students complete:

  • CHE3167 Transport phenomena and numerical methods
  • CHE4161 Engineering in society
  • CHE4162 Particle technology
  • CHE4170 Design project (12 points)
  • CHE4171 Biochemical engineering
  • CHE4180 Chemical engineering (12 points)

Total: 48 points

Award(s)

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

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.