Engineering and Commerce - E3005

Engineering with commerce is a powerful combination. Many engineers work in areas outside of engineering, such as management, banking and consulting, and many go on to become CEOs of major corporations.  Almost 20 percent of CEOs of ASX100 companies are engineers.

The dual degree includes the engineering common first year, allowing you time to learn about engineering and its various branches before choosing an area of specialisation. In this year you will learn to apply your developing maths and science knowledge to real-life problems.

You will also select your commerce major after sampling from across the main disciplines. Think economics, finance, management, marketing or sustainability, or any other major that aligns with your career aspirations.

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 Commerce.

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

The design and systems thinking provided through engineering, together with analytic skills and a practical focus is an unbeatable combination. Our graduates are professionals who know how to get things done.

This double degree will develop your business skills and complement the qualities that make engineers competent business leaders: problem solving skills, planning skills, and their focus on the future and continuous improvement. Graduates will be prepared for project leadership in fields such as health, built and natural environments, medicine and aerospace. The education you will receive means you'll be able to draw on cross-disciplinary perspectives to thrive in a broad range of settings.

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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Course Details

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

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“If you’re like me and like solving problems, or want to make the world a better place, and change it, then engineering could be for you.”

Simone Pianko, Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Commerce

"The process was iterative. I received suggestions from my supervisor, workshop staff and others as to what could be improved. The final design was manufactured in the Mechanical Engineering Workshop."

Nick Mason-Smith, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours)

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.

View all minimum age requirements.

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: