Engineering and Architectural Design - E3009

The building industry needs engineering professionals with strong architectural knowledge.

The combination of architectural design with civil engineering allows you to explore 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. 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:

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

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either or both in combination.

In architectural design, you will spend more than half of your degree participating in studio learning guided by industry experts, practising architects and/or academics. You'll collaborate with your peers in small groups to develop responses to a wide range of social and spatial issues. Studio learning replicates the way many architectural and design practices operate.

For your architectural studies there is no need to have previously studied any design subjects as our first year has been developed to ensure all students gain the necessary foundation skills in freehand and computer-aided drawing to be successful in the degree and in architectural practice.

Monash hosts some of the world's most advanced engineering facilities, including the largest wind tunnel in the southern hemisphere, a next-generation immersive hybrid 2D and 3D virtual reality environment, and one of the world's most powerful electron microscopes.

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.

Professional recognition

The Monash Engineering degree is accredited by Engineers Australia. This means that your qualification will be automatically recognised in 17 countries across the globe.

Professional development

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.

Career options

Work in a range of roles from architectural technology, registered architect (need to complete the Master of Architecture), construction and mining companies, civil engineering and infrastructure consultants, interior and spatial design, federal, state and local government organisations, financial and management consultants, to project or construction management, property and construction, structural engineering consultancies, sustainable development, urban planning and design.

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At a glance

Course Details

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

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

Duration
  • 5 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
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“Maths has always been one of my favourite subjects, alongside visual communication and design. Finding this double degree was the perfect combination of the two.”

Marina Abdelmalek, Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Architectural Design

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (International students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

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All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows:

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

Further information can be located at English language requirements.

All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course:

Meeting prerequisite subject requirements from other international qualifications:

You can still meet the above prerequisite subject requirements if you have completed other international qualifications. These subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis when you apply.

Alternative pathways

If you don't satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

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.