Engineering and Computer Science - E3010

Computer science provides solutions to the ever-increasing information challenges in the modern world. Industry needs people who can extract and analyse information from the massive datasets generated by engineering processes and devices. Big data is the new challenge and opportunity in engineering practice across industries from construction and manufacturing, to transport and the energy sector.

In this double degree course, you will:

  • gain theoretical and practical skills to solve engineering problems, by designing and building more efficient software or by exploiting big data.
  • be able to pair electrical and computer systems engineering or software engineering with computer science, to create innovative solutions at either the hardware or software ends of the IT spectrum.

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

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
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“I got to travel to the US as part of my degree for the Monash Undergraduate Research Projects Abroad (MURPA). And Monash paid for the whole thing too!”

James Macindoe, Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Science Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

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:

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.

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.

Engineering

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.

Part 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.

Part 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.

Part 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.

Part 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.

Computer Science

The Bachelor of Computer Science is a specialist course that develops through the themes of Computer science foundation study, professional skills study, specialist discipline knowledge, problem solving and analytic skills study, and professional skills study which come together in applied practice.

Part A: Computer science foundation study

This study will develop your understanding of the role and theoretical basis of computer science and computational methods.

Part B: Professional skills study

This study develops professional skills by providing an understanding and appreciation of the ethical and professional guidelines applicable to computer science; developing the ability to work as an effective team member; developing the ability to communicate proficiently and appropriately for professional practice; and developing formal project management skills.

Part C: Specialist discipline knowledge

This study will develop your in-depth knowledge of the specific computer science methods.

Part D: Problem solving and analytical skills study

This study will develop your ability to apply appropriate methodologies in computer science and develop efficient computational solutions. It develops strong problem solving skills and the ability to apply analytical thinking.

Part E: Applied practice

The above knowledge and skills are integrated and consolidated in applied practice as demonstrated in a computer science project, and in some cases in an industry-based learning placement.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)
Students currently studying an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate in Australia, should apply online through VTAC etc.

Apply through VTAC

All other applicants apply directly to Monash using course code E3010

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Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code E3010

Apply

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$48,300

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 fees

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

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: 092250J