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0548

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering

Managing facultyEngineering
Partner facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBCom/BE
CRICOS code072585G
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/0548
Contact details

Visit the Engineering contacts page

Business and Economics: visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/contact.html

Course coordinator

Dr Ross Booth

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

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.

Students choose to specialise in one of the following branches of engineering:

  • chemical engineering
  • civil engineering
  • electrical and computer systems engineering
  • materials engineering
  • mechanical engineering.

The common level one studies allow students to keep open the option of entering any of the branches from level two. There are limits on the number of students who may enrol in each branch and, where demand exceeds supply, students will be admitted on the basis of academic merit (results at level one). Students who do not get their first choice will be offered a place in one of their other preferences. If students wish to apply to change branches at a later level of the course, some additional units may be required and the transition could extend the duration of the course.

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

Outcomes

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 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 Business and Economics courses visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/professional-recognition/

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Engineering courses visit http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html

Structure

This course consists of:

(a.) 96 points of commerce studies composed of core and elective units and a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics (units to be taken from the students campus of enrolment)

(b.) 156 points of engineering studies studies composed of common level one units and a specialisation in one of the available branches, including compulsory units and in some branches, elective units.

Areas of study

Requirements

Commerce component

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

(i.) completion of 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 list of majors listed under 'Areas of study'
  • 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.

(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) must be from those offered by the faculty on the campus delivering this program
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units and second-year level units require the successful completion of four first-year level units

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.

(b.) students must complete 156 points from the Faculty of Engineering as follows:

(i.) first year - for all engineering branches of study, students must complete six units (36 points) of engineering:

Two compulsory core units (12 points):

three or four elective units (18-24 points) from:

none, or one (depending on VCE subjects completed) foundation units (0-6 points) from:

(ii.) students are required to complete one of the engineering branches listed below (120 points).

Chemical engineering

Second year

  • CHE2162 Material and energy balances
  • CHE2163 Heat and mass transfer
  • CHE2164 Engineering thermodynamics
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A

Total Eng: 24 points

Third year

  • CHE2161 Fluid mechanics
  • CHE3161 Chemistry and chemical thermodynamics
  • CHM2735 Chemistry - principles and practice

Total Eng: 18 points

Fourth year

Total Eng: 36 points

Fifth year

  • CHE4161 Engineering in society
  • CHE4162 Particle technology
  • CHE4170 Design project (12 points)
  • CHE4173 Sustainable processing 2
  • CHE4180 Chemical engineering project (12 points)

Total Eng: 42 points

Civil engineering

Second year

  • CIV2206 Mechanics of solids
  • CIV2226 Design of concrete and masonry structures
  • CIV2242 Introductory geoengineering
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A

Total Eng: 24 points

Third year

  • CIV2207 Computing and water systems modelling
  • CIV2225 Design of steel and timber structures
  • CIV2263 Water systems
  • CIV2282 Transport and traffic engineering

Total Eng: 24 points

Fourth year

  • CIV3204 Engineering investigation
  • CIV3205 Project management for civil engineers
  • CIV3221 Building structures and technology
  • CIV3222 Bridge design and assessment
  • CIV3247 Geomechanics II
  • CIV3248 Groundwater and environmental geomechanics
  • CIV3264 Urban water and wastewater systems
  • CIV3283 Road engineering

Total Eng: 48 points

Fifth year

and 12 points of electives from the following:

  • CIV3203 Civil engineering construction
  • CIV4211 Project B*
  • CIV4234 Advanced structural analysis
  • CIV4235 Advanced structural design
  • CIV4248 Ground hazards and environmental geotechnics
  • CIV4249 Foundation engineering
  • CIV4261 Integrated urban water management
  • CIV4268 Water resources management
  • CIV4283 Transport planning
  • CIV4284 Transport systems
  • ENG4700 Engineering technology for biomedical imaging and sensing.

Total Eng: 24 points

* Subject to departmental approval.

Electrical and computer systems engineering

Second year

  • ECE2011 Signal processing
  • ECE2071 Computer organisation and programming
  • ECE2072 Digital systems
  • ENG2092 Advanced engineering mathematics B

Total Eng: 24 points

Third year

Total Eng: 24 points

Fourth year

  • ECE3022 Wireless and guided EM
  • ECE3073 Computer systems
  • ECE3091 Engineering design
  • ECE3092 Systems engineering and reliability analysis
  • ECE3093 Optimisation estimation and numerical methods
  • 6 points from the electrical and computer systems engineering elective list below

Total Eng: 36 points

Fifth year

  • ECE3051 Electrical energy systems
  • ECE3062 Electronic systems and control
  • ECE4094 Project A
  • ECE4095 Project B
  • 12 points from the electrical and computer systems engineering elective list below:

Electrical and computer systems engineering electives

  • ECE4012 Applied digital signal processing
  • ECE4023 Radio frequency electronics
  • ECE4024 Wireless communications
  • ECE4032 Advanced control
  • ECE4033 Industrial instrumentation and measurement technologies
  • ECE4042 Communications theory
  • ECE4043 Optical communications
  • ECE4044 Telecommunications protocols
  • ECE4045 Network performance
  • ECE4053 Electrical energy - generation and supply
  • ECE4054 Electrical energy - power converters and motor control
  • ECE4055 Electrical energy - power electronic applications
  • ECE4058 Electrical energy - high voltage engineering
  • ECE4063 Large scale digital design
  • ECE4064 Electronic test technology
  • ECE4074 Advanced computer architecture
  • ECE4075 Real time embedded systems
  • ECE4076 Computer vision
  • ECE4077 Advanced computing techniques
  • ECE4081 Medical instrumentation
  • ECE4084 Biomechanics of human musculo skeletal systems
  • ECE4086 Medical imaging technology
  • ECE4087 Medical technology innovation*
  • ENG4700 Engineering technology for biomedical imaging and sensing.

Total Eng: 36 points

Materials engineering

Second year

  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • MTE2541 Nanostructure of materials
  • MTE2544 Functional materials
  • MTE2545 Polymers and ceramics I

Total Eng: 24 points

Third year

  • MTE2542 Microstructural development
  • MTE2546 Mechanics of materials
  • MTE2547 Structure-property relationships in materials
  • MTE2548 Biomaterials I

Total Eng: 24 points

Fourth year

  • MTE3541 Materials durability
  • MTE3542 Microstructural design in structural materials
  • MTE3543 Microstructure to applications: The mechanics of materials
  • MTE3544 Management and practice in materials engineering
  • MTE3545 Functional materials and devices
  • MTE3546 Polymers and ceramics II
  • MTE3547 Materials characterisation and modelling

Total Eng: 42 points

Fifth year

  • MTE4525 Project I
  • MTE4526 Project II
  • MTE4571 Materials engineering design and practice
  • MTE4572 Polymer and composite processing and engineering
  • MTE4573 Processing and engineering of metals and ceramics

Total Eng: 30 points

Mechanical engineering

Important note: this is a new course structure for students entering second year of the program from 2013 onwards. Students who entered second year of the program prior to 2013 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.

Students should contact the course adviser if unsure of course progression.

Second year

Total Eng: 24 points

Third year

Total Eng: 24 points

Fourth year

Total Eng: 48 points

Fifth year

  • MEC4401 Final year project
  • MEC4407 Engineering design III
  • 12 points from the mechanical engineering elective list below

Mechanical engineering electives

  • MEC4402 Final year project - thesis*
  • MEC4403 Research project**
  • MEC4416 Heat and mass transfer
  • MEC4417 Refrigeration and air-conditioning
  • MEC4418 Control systems
  • MEC4426 Computer-aided design
  • MEC4425 Micro/nano solid and fluid mechanics
  • MEC4427 Systems integrity and maintenance
  • MEC4428 Advanced dynamics
  • MEC4444 Industrial noise and its control
  • MEC4445 Environmental fluid mechanics
  • MEC4446 Composite structures
  • MEC4447 Computers in fluids and energy
  • MEC4456 Robotics

Total Eng: 24 points

* Recommended only for students with an aggregate score of at least 70 per cent at the conclusion of third year.

** Subject to departmental approval.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit from the double-degree program and graduate with only one of the single degrees providing all requirements for that degree have been met.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Electrical and Computer Systems
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Materials Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Electrical and Computer Systems
Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Materials Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Mechanical 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.