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4637

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 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 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering.

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Course code4637
Managing facultyEngineering
Partner facultyPharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Abbreviated titleBE(Hons)/BPharmSc
CRICOS code058485F
Total credit points required252
Standard duration of study (years)5 years FT, 10 years PT

Students will normally expect to complete the course in five years. This is achieved by undertaking one additional unit per semester twice in the later stages of the degree. The maximum time for completion of the course is 10 years, including any periods of intermission.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)

The engineering component of the course is offered on the Clayton campus. The pharmaceutical science component is offered on the Parkville campus. The course is structured to allow whole years at one or the other campus.

Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4637
Contact details

Engineering: visit contactscontacts (http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/contact/) page

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/students/contact-pharm-current-students.html

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 and the biotechnology stream.

Description

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

Outcomes

Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 4632 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and 2894 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science.

Vacation work/industrial experience

The Faculty of Engineering strongly recommends that all undergraduate students enrolled in four, five and six year engineering single or double degrees complete 12 weeks of engineering vacation employment. Vacation employment is an integral part of student development, and is an excellent avenue to prepare for future engineering careers by gaining experience in an industrial setting and establishing industry networks.

Campus attendance

The course is structured to minimise inter-campus commuting. Students must 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 must complete higher-level chemical engineering units and the biotechnology stream.

Professional recognition

Refer to the Faculty of Engineering's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html) page in this Handbook.

Structure

This course consists of:

(a.) 150/156 points of engineering studies composed of core and elective units

(b.) 96/102 points of pharmaceutical studies composed of core and elective units.

Variations in the course structure

Students must 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

Refer to the course mapcourse map (http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-map.html) for guidance on how to plan your unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Students must complete:

Stage one

All students must complete:

  • PSC1011 Physiology I
  • PSC1012 Physiology II
  • PSC1021 Bioorganic and medicinal chemistry I
  • PSC1022 Bioorganic and medicinal chemistry II
  • PSC1031 Physical chemistry I
  • PSC1032 Physical chemistry II
  • PSC1041 Mathematics for pharmaceutical scientists
  • PSC1042 Introduction to pharmaceutical sciences

Total: 48 points

Stage two

All students must complete:

  • CHE2162 Material and energy balances
  • CHE2163 Heat and mass transfer
  • CHE2164 Engineering thermodynamics I
  • ENG1002 Engineering design: cleaner, safer, smarter
  • ENG1060 Computing for engineers
  • ENG1091 Mathematics for engineering

In addition:

Group 1 students must complete:

  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • PHS1080 Foundation physics

Group 2 students must complete:

Group 3 students must complete:

Group 4 students must complete:

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

Total: 48 points

Level three

All students must complete:

Total: 48 points

Level four

All students must complete:

In addition:

Group 1 students must complete:

Group 2 students must complete:

  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A

Group 3 students must complete:

  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A

Group 4 students must complete:

  • one 6-point chemical engineering elective unit chosen from the electives below

Total: 60 points

Engineering electives

  • MTE2541 Crystal structures, thermodynamics and phase equilibria
  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems

Level five

All students must 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

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 Engineering (Honours) in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science