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0116

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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/BA
CRICOS code037828F
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/0116
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

Candidates for the Bachelor of Engineering 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. 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 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.

Outcomes

This course enables students to complement studies in one of five branches of engineering by selecting units from the very wide range of disciplines offered by the Faculty of Arts in the humanities, social sciences and communication. For example, language programs are aimed at engineers who wish to position themselves to take advantage of opportunities in industry and government requiring multilingual skills, and there are obvious advantages in the combination of visual culture and civil engineering, which enables engineers to enhance their ability to cooperate with architects in the design of building structures.

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

The arts component of this double degree will require 96 points in total. All disciplines must be chosen from those taught by the Faculty of Arts as listed in the 'Areas of study' section of this handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html.

The engineering component of this double degree will require 156 points in total.

In the first level of study, students complete engineering units worth 36 points and a 12-point level one sequence in an arts discipline. Thereafter candidates undertake further studies in arts as outlined in the requirements and studies in one of the offered branches of engineering.

In selecting units in both arts and engineering, students should be aware of any constraints imposed by timetabling and the need to satisfy prerequisites for later level units. Most students will probably undertake some engineering and some arts units in each level of study.

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

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

Requirements

Arts component

The arts component requires 96 points in total, consisting of*:

  • a major (48 points)
  • a minor (24 points)
  • an additional level one sequence (12 points)
  • a further 12 points of arts units.

* Two level-one arts units (12 points) are taken by all students at level one of the course.

Engineering component

Level one - all students

Core units
Engineering electives

Students must select three or four units from:

Foundation units

Plus (depending on VCE subjects completed) none or one foundation unit from:

Total: 36 points

For information about course requirements for later levels of this program, students should refer to the double-degree entries (below) in their chosen engineering branch.

Chemical engineering

Students enter this branch of engineering after completion of the common level one studies. It is recommended that students wishing to enter this branch of engineering complete ENG1010 at level one.

Students require a total of 252 points including 96 points of arts studies and those gained at level one, of which not less than 156 points must be obtained from the engineering units listed below.

Important note: this was a new course structure for students entering second year of the program from 2011 onwards. Students who entered second year of 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 two

  • CHE2161 Fluid mechanics
  • CHE2162 Material and energy balances
  • CHE2163 Heat and mass transfer
  • CHE2164 Thermodynamics I
  • CHM2735 Chemistry - principles and practice
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • ENG2092 Advanced engineering mathematics B

Eng: 42 points

Level three

Eng: 36 points

Level four

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

Eng: 42 points

Level five

Any remaining arts and engineering units may be taken during level five (for those students may have opted to take their level two units over two levels of study).

Civil engineering

Students enter this branch of engineering after completion of the common level one studies. It is recommended that students wishing to enter this branch of engineering complete ENG1020 at level one.

Students require a total of 252 points including 96 points of arts studies and those gained at level one, of which not less than 156 points must be obtained from the engineering units listed below.

Important note: this was a new course structure for students entering second year of the program from 2011 onwards. Students who entered second year of 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 two

  • CIV2206 Mechanics of solids
  • CIV2207 Computing and water systems modelling
  • CIV2225 Design of steel and timber structures
  • CIV2226 Design of concrete and masonry structures
  • CIV2242 Introductory geoengineering
  • CIV2263 Water systems
  • CIV2282 Transport and traffic engineering
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering maths A

Eng: 48 points

Level three

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

Eng: 48 points

Level four

  • CIV4210 Project A
  • CIV4212 Civil engineering practice 4
  • 12 points from level four civil engineering elective units

Civil engineering electives

  • CIV3203 Civil engineering construction
  • CIV4211 Project B (enrolment in this unit is by departmental approval only)
  • 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

Eng: 24 points

Level five

Any remaining arts and engineering units may be taken during level five (for those students may have opted to take their level two units over two levels of study).

Electrical and computer systems

Students enter this branch of engineering after completion of the common level one studies. It is recommended that students wishing to enter this branch of engineering complete ENG1030 and ENG1040 at level one.

Students require a total of 252 points including 96 points of arts studies and those gained at level one, of which not less than 156 points must be obtained from the engineering units listed below.

Important note: this was a new course structure for students entering second year of the program from 2011 onwards. Students who entered second year of 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 two

Eng: 48 points

Level three

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

Eng: 36 points

Level four

  • ECE3051 Electrical enegy systems
  • ECE3062 Electronic systems control
  • ECE4094 Project A
  • ECE4095 Project B
  • ECE4099 Professional practice
  • one 6 point elective from the electrical and computer systems engineering elective units below:

Electrical and computer systems engineering electives

  • ECE4012 Applied digital signal processing
  • ECE4023 Radio frequency electronics
  • ECE4024 Wireless communications
  • ECE4032 Advanced control
  • ECE4033 Industrialisation processes
  • 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
  • ECE4078 Intelligent robotics
  • ECE4081 Medical instrumentation (biomed elective)
  • ECE4084 Biomechanics of human musculo skeletal systems
  • ECE4086 Medical imaging technology (biomed elective)
  • ECE4087 Medical technology innovation (biomed elective)
  • ENG4700 Engineering technology for biomedical imaging and sensing

Eng: 36 points

Level five

Any remaining arts and engineering units may be taken during fifth year (for those students who may have opted to take their second year units over two years of study).

Materials engineering

Students enter this branch of engineering after completion of the common level one studies. It is recommended that students wishing to enter this branch of engineering complete ENG1050 at level one.

Students require a total of 252 points including 96 points of arts studies and those gained at level one, of which not less than 156 points must be obtained from engineering units. Please note there is some flexibility when selecting MTE units, eg a third-level unit may be exchanged with a fourth level unit.

Important note: this was a new course structure for students entering second year of the program from 2011 onwards. Students who entered second year of 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 two

  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • MTE2541 Nanostructure of materials
  • MTE2542 Microstructural development
  • MTE2544 Functional materials
  • MTE2545 Polymers and ceramics I
  • MTE2546 Mechanics of materials
  • MTE2547 Structure-property relationships in materials
  • MTE2548 Biomaterials I

Eng: 48 points

Level three

  • 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

Eng: 42 points

Level four

  • 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

Eng: 30 points

Level five

Any remaining arts and engineering units may be taken during level five.

Mechanical engineering

Students enter this branch of engineering after completion of the common level one studies. It is recommended that students wishing to enter this branch of engineering complete ENG1020, ENG1030 and ENG1040 at level one.

Students require a total of 252 points including 96 points of arts studies and those gained at level one, of which not less than 156 points must be obtained from the engineering units listed below.

Important note: this was a new course structure for students entering second year of the program from 2011 onwards. Students who entered second year of 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 two

Eng: 48 points

Level three

Eng: 48 points

Level four

  • MEC4401 Final year project
  • MEC4404 Professional practice
  • 12 points of mechanical engineering electives from the list below

Mechanical engineering electives

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

**Subject to departmental approval

Eng: 24 points

Level five

Any remaining arts and engineering units may be taken during level five (for those students may have opted to take their level two units over two levels of study).

Award(s)

Bachelor of Arts
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
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

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.