Engineering and Architectural Design - E3009

Engineering and Architectural Design

Bachelor degree (honours)/Bachelor degree

Applying to start in 2018? We’ve streamlined the application process for Architecture – you’ll no longer have to complete a pre-selection activity or participate in an interview. For more information, please contact the faculty.

The building industry needs engineering professionals with strong architectural knowledge.

The combination of architectural design with civil engineering is an exploration of creative solutions to a wide variety of engineering and social problems, like looking at sustainable ways to build or renovating existing structures to work more efficiently.

You will graduate with valuable skills for transforming the built environment, from the design of buildings or bridges to renovating existing structures to work more efficiently. The ability to provide solutions through creative thinking and realistic applications will make you attractive to architectural and engineering firms in Australia and overseas.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours), and
  • the Bachelor of Architectural Design.

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Architectural Design) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either or both in combination.

As a multifaceted build environment professional, you can provide important leadership in the design and construction of the built environment, collaborating with architects, engineers, builders and other design professionals.

Upon completion of the double degree, you will be a qualified engineer. With a Master of Architecture degree, you can also become a registered architect.

You could work in a range of offices:

  • designing structures, buildings and bridges
  • contributing to urban or commercial developments
  • advancing green or sustainable development projects
  • participating in planning projects
  • renovating existing projects

providing project or construction management.

This course requires students to complete a total of 420 hours of continuous professional development, in order to graduate. This professional development may be in the form of 12 weeks of relevant vacation employment or an equivalent combination of approved professional development and/or engineering employment, taken throughout the duration of the course. Students are required to submit a series of reflections on their experience, with particular reference to development of each of the key Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies.

Show more

At a glance

ATAR

91+ Note Estimated clearly in ATAR
87.6 Note 2017 lowest ATAR offer RC1

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
Tick Tick Tick

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Note:

Students undertake Civil Engineering subjects at Clayton and Architectural Design subjects at Caulfield.

Duration
  • 5 years (full time)
  • 10 years (part time)
Start date First Semester (February)
Course Handbook

View details specific to degree:

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other
Australian VCE subjects Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (any) Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry or Physics
IB At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL At least 4 in Mathematics SL or 3 in Mathematics HL At least 4 in Chemistry SL or 3 in Chemistry HL or 4 in Physics SL or 3 in Physics HL.

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course. More about special admissions schemes...

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: E3009

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2017 rates and should only be used as a guide.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$9050

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

The 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.

A. Engineering fundamentals and foundational skills

These will develop your understanding of natural and physical sciences, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences that underpin all engineering disciplines.

B. Engineering design

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.

C. Engineering knowledge and application

This 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.

D. Professional practice

This 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.

The Bachelor of Architectural Design is a specialist course that develops through theme studies in Architectural design, Technologies and environments, History and theory, and Communication. These will come together in the form of a graduand exhibition normally developed during the final two studio units in the third year of the course.

A. Architecture design studios

Architecture design studio units bring together a range of complex issues inherent in the production of architecture: material, structure, program, site, history and representation. They focus on the architectural project as a process of investigation, critical observation and experimentation. Design studios foreground the development of architectural designs through material and three-dimensional testing of ideas. They combine various design, technical, conceptual, historical and professional issues into creative architectural outcomes across a range of scales and types of projects.

B. Technologies and environments studies

Technologies and environments units cover material, structural, construction and environmental conditions. Studies begin with the exploration of materials through physical models and drawings. They move on to the introduction of structural systems and then to environmental systems including human comfort and energy usage. Studies culminate with a comprehensive integration of building systems and the introduction of relevant professional practices. Across the units, issues are explored through design projects including the use of physical and digital models for performance analysis.

C. History and theory studies

History and theory units provide the skills to research and analyse architecture issues, and develop awareness and critical understanding of architectural and urban developments across local, national and international contexts. Through the prism of history, you will begin to situate the built environment            in relation to broad social, cultural, environmental and theoretical developments. These units introduce the languages of architecture – formal, visual, written, and verbal – and enable you to become more articulate in all of these modes.

D. Communication studies

In Communications units you will learn various representational techniques relevant to the technical, conceptual and intuitive practices of architectural design work. The investigations develop through a series of clearly defined exercises that build upon one another and increase in complexity and            scale over time, from drawing to key software applications and design media necessary for professional practice.  You will be introduced to tools, techniques and media for developing and expressing architectural ideas.