Engineering and Science - E3007

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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Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 5 years (full time)
  • 10 years (part time)
Start date
Semester one (February)
Course Handbook

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“I am passionate about space exploration and engineering is the closest I can get to working with cutting-edge technology to pioneer new ways to discover the universe.”

Sheffin Joju, Aerospace Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Science

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

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

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

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 requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

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, des