courses

3823

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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NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the 2012 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 titleBCom/BAeroEng
CRICOS code053186B
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/3823
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.
  • 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.

Description

NOTE: This course has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2011. For details of change/s, please consult the change register at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/2012-change-register.html.

In this double-degree program, the aerospace engineering component will develop strength in the core discipline areas of aerodynamics, aerospace materials, aerospace structures, propulsion and aerospace instrumentation and control, complemented by a major emphasis on design, which will be taught with a project-based focus. In addition, the program provides a professional education in a range of commerce disciplines, with a strong emphasis on developing analytical skills and professional competence for careers in the business or public sector.

Outcomes

For the Bachelor of Commerce objectives, refer to the single degree entry at http://monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/courses/0179.html and the Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering single degree entry at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/courses/3275.html.

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

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 information about professional recognition of Faculty of Business and Economics courses visit:

http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/esg/asu/publications/professional-recognition.html

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Engineering courses visit: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/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 aerospace engineering.

Requirements

The degree requires completion of 42 units 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.) a major of eight units (48 points):

  • the major must come from the approved majors listed under 'Areas of study'.
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

(iii.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points).

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

Aerospace engineering component

The large majority of students entering the engineering 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 engineering faculty with equivalent qualifications, and advice about unit choice for students with qualification other than the VCE may be obtained from the Faculty of Engineering administration offices. Foundation units are required for students who have not completed appropriate VCE studies.

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

Core units
  • ENG1060 Computing for engineers
  • ENG1091 Mathematics for engineering
  • MAE1041 Introduction to aerospace engineering
  • MAE1042 Introduction to aircraft structures and dynamics
Foundation units

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

Total Eng: 24, 30 or 36 points

Level two

Total Eng: 54 points

Level three

Total Eng: 48 points

Level four

Core units

Elective units

Select none, one or two units* from the following:

Preferred elective:

Other electives:

Total Eng: 18, 24 or 30 points

* Students who completed two foundation units do not select any electives. Students who completed one foundation unit complete one elective. Students who did not require a foundation unit complete two electives.

** Students require an aggregate of at least 70 per cent in this unit.

***Subject to departmental approval

Areas of Study

Award(s)

Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering
Bachelor of Aerospace 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.