Engineering and Science - E3007

Engineering and Science

Bachelor degree (honours)/Bachelor degree

Engineering involves the application of science. Many engineers are fascinated by scientific investigation and eager to enhance their understanding of the pure sciences. Likewise many scientists wish to see their theories applied towards new technologies.

If either of these describe you, then this double degree is ideal.

Starting with nine engineering specialisations, you can select from over twenty areas of science. The result is an educational experience uniquely tailored to meet your interests and aspirations. The various combinations offer diversity, flexibility and numerous career choices.

This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending upon your specialisation, you will be awarded one of:

  • the Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours), or
  • the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours), or
  • the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours), or
  • the Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Honours), or
  • the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours), or
  • the Bachelor of Materials Engineering (Honours), or
  • the Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours), or
  • the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours), or
  • the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours),

and also

  • the Bachelor of Science.

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

The first year provides the scientific and design foundations for engineering. It focuses on real life problems to help you understand the interaction between engineering and society. It also introduces the range of engineering disciplines. You then pursue your specialist engineering discipline from year two.

The combinations of engineering and science fields are almost limitless. You might combine environmental engineering with atmospheric science, ecology and conservation biology, genetics, plant sciences, zoology, chemistry, computational science, geographical science or statistics.

You might augment your aerospace degree with studies in physics or astrophysics, pair mechanical engineering with applied mathematics, or combine chemical engineering with geosciences. The choice is yours.

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.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration
  • 5 years (full time)
Start date
Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Course Handbook

View details specific to degree:

Georgia Jaffray, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering, recipient of Monash Scholarship for Excellence.

"Within a Monash undergraduate degree you get quite a breadth of information which gives you a bigger appreciation of the big picture and how everything slots in together." - Tessa Charles Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Engineering, PhD

“Science definitely taught me how to think critically and then how to be able to summarise information in a way that’s understandable by other people.” - Andrew Chiu Graduate, Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Engineering – Analyst, Deloitte

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

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 entry requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) Pearson Test of English (Academic): score of 58 overall with no band lower than 50 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

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 Science is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

A. Science specified study

This will provide you with the mathematical or statistical foundation for your study of science and address the nature of science and its communication. It will also expose you to several science disciplines contributing breadth to your understanding of science and giving you the opportunity to learn about several disciplines before finalising your choice of major.

B. Science listed Major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will learn to develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the discipline.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

All other applicants apply directly to Monash using course code E3007

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code E3007

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.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$46,000

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 017107E