With this engineering/arts double degree you will have a portfolio uniquely tailored to meet your interests and aspirations, while providing complementary skills in technology and communications. It offers diversity, flexibility and more career choices, along with the transferable skills employers are looking for; communication, teamwork, research and critical thinking.
The common first year in engineering provides scientific and design foundations. It focuses on real life problems to illustrate the interaction between engineering and society, and introduces the range of engineering disciplines available. You then pursue your specialist engineering discipline from year two. At the same time, the arts course provides your comprehensive gateway to approximately forty areas of study across the arts, humanities and social sciences.
The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 240 points:
1. 144 points must be completed in Parts A, B, C, D and E (Level 1 only) as described below in E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) component.
Refer to E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) single degree entry for the details of mandatory professional recognition requirements.
2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in A2000 Bachelor of Arts component, for which:
- no more than 36 points can be completed at level 1
- at least 24 points must be completed at level 3
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is a specialist course that develops through four themes that combine to underpin engineering practice: fundamentals and foundational skills, design, knowledge and applications, and professional practice.
Part A. Engineering fundamentals and foundational skills (12 points)
These will develop your understanding of natural and physical sciences, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences that underpin all engineering disciplines.
You must complete:
If you have not done the equivalent of VCE Specialist mathematics and/or VCE Physics then you must also complete foundation unit/s below in mathematics and/or physics:
Note: If you have to do one foundation unit, you do not complete the Level 1 elective from Part E below. If you need to take both foundation units you also do not do the elective, but in addition you will need to overload in year 1 or 2 and increase the total credit points needed for this double degree by 6 points.
Part B. Engineering design (18 points)
This will develop the engineering techniques, tools and resources for the conduct, design and management of engineering design processes and projects, both in the industrial setting and in the development of research experiments.
You must complete:
- ENG1001 Engineering design: Lighter, faster, stronger
- ENG1002 Engineering design: Cleaner, safer smarter
- ENG1003 Engineering mobile apps
Part E. Level 1 elective study (6 points)
If you need to do one or both foundation units, you do not do this elective, otherwise you must complete one of the following:
- CHE2161 Mechanics of fluids
- CHM1011 Chemistry I or CHM1051 Chemistry I advanced
- ECE2041 Telecommunications
- ECE2072 Digital systems
- ENE1621 Environmental engineering
- ENG1021 Spatial communication in engineering
- ENG1051 Materials for energy and sustainability
- FIT2085 Introduction to computer science for engineers
- MAE2405 Aircraft performance
- MAT1830 Discrete mathematics for computer science
- MEC2404 Mechanics of fluids
- PHS1002 Physics for engineering
- RSE1010 Natural resources engineering
- TRC2001 Introduction to systems engineering
Part C. Engineering knowledge and application and Part D. Professional practice (108 points)
Part C will provide in-depth knowledge of the specific engineering methods of a branch of engineering and will integrate the specific engineering methods and discipline knowledge into practice. You will develop skills to identify and apply knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. Additionally, your studies will focus on your understanding and application of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in your discipline.
Part D will develop your skills in readiness for the engineering workplace. You will develop skills in effective team membership and team leadership, the use and management of commercially relevant data, and the legal responsibilities of engineers. This study will integrate the theme 'Engineering knowledge and application' with your specialist field of engineering.
You must complete Part C and Part D in one of the following specialisations:
Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course and in the double degree course you complete Arts specified study and an Arts listed Major.
Part A. Arts specified study (48 points)
This will expose you to several arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.
You must complete:
a. an arts minor (24 points) with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1
b. a further 24 points of arts units which can be used to:
- broaden your studies in arts
- study a second minor
- add to your minor to create a second major
- add to your major in Part B to create an extended major where available.
You must choose your minor from one of the arts areas of study listed under Part B and any remaining units in this Part must be from those offered by the Faculty of Arts.
It is recommended that you complete level 2 units in more than one area of arts to give you options for finalising your choice of major at level 3.
Part B. Arts listed major (48 points)
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.
You must complete:
- an arts listed major (48 points) with no more than two units at level one (12 points) and at least three units (18 points) at level three.
You must choose these 48 points from the arts areas of study listed below.
You may add to your major to form an extended major where available by using arts units from Part A.
If you intend to progress to an honours year, you must have completed a major in a related discipline, with a minimum of 24 points of study at level 3 to be eligible.
Arts areas of study
Note: Psychology is taught by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
The table of minors, majors and extended majors by campus details if an area of study is available as a minor, major or extended major.
You may be eligible to exit this double degree course early and graduate with one of the single awards once you have successfully completed all of the requirements described above for the single degree component and have completed a total of:
- 192 points to exit with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in your specialisation
- 144 points to exit with a Bachelor of Arts.
You may be eligible to apply for a one-year honours course once you have successfully completed this double degree, or have completed all of the requirements for one of the single degrees including a total of 144 points. The following honours course applies:
- A3701 Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. This sometimes also means you need to have completed specific units.