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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering

Managing facultyEngineering
Abbreviated titleBE/BA
CRICOS code037828F
Total credit points required248
Standard duration of study (years)5 years FT, 10 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 3404, email eng.info@eng.monash.edu.au or visit http://www.eng.monash.edu.au

Course coordinator

Visit http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-information.html#1

Description

The program is offered in the branches of chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer systems engineering, materials engineering and mechanical engineering. Selection of students into their chosen engineering branch is based on academic performance and departmental quotas after the completion of the common level one of the course.

Objectives

This course enables students to complement studies in one of five branches of engineering by selecting units from the very wide range of disciplines offered by the Faculty of Arts in the humanities, social sciences and communication. For example, language programs are aimed at engineers who wish to position themselves to take advantage of opportunities in industry and government requiring multilingual skills, and there are obvious advantages in the combination of visual culture and civil engineering, which enables engineers to enhance their ability to cooperate with architects in the design of building structures.

Vacation work/industrial experience

In order to fulfil the requirements of the various degree regulations and Engineers Australia, all engineering students must complete 12 weeks of approved engineering work experience and submit a report on that work. Such work is normally undertaken in the vacations between second and third years and/or between third and fourth years (but may also be taken between first and second years). Students who have completed all academic requirements for their degrees are not eligible to graduate until this work experience has been completed and a satisfactory report submitted.

Professional recognition

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Engineering courses visit http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2010handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html

Structure

The arts component of this double-degree will require 96 points in total. All disciplines must be chosen from those taught by the Faculty of Arts as listed in the 'Areas of study' section of this handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/index-ug-byfaculty-arts.html.

The engineering component of this double-degree will require 144-156 points in total, depending on the branch of engineering studied.

In the first level of study, students complete engineering units worth 36 points and a 12-point level one sequence in an arts discipline. Thereafter candidates undertake further studies in arts as outlined in the requirements and studies in one of the offered branches of engineering.

In selecting units in both arts and engineering, students should be aware of any constraints imposed by timetabling and the need to satisfy prerequisites for later level units. Most students will probably undertake some engineering and some arts units in each level of study.

The large majority of students entering the faculty have completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), and references in the following paragraphs are to the prerequisite VCE subjects. Some domestic and international students enter the faculty with equivalent qualifications, and advice about unit choice for students with qualifications other than the VCE may be obtained from the faculty administration offices. Foundation units are required for students who have not completed appropriate VCE studies.

The award of an honours degree in engineering is based on academic achievement.

Requirements

Arts component

The arts component requires 96 points in total, consisting of*:

  • a major (48 points)
  • a minor (24 points)
  • an additional level one sequence (12 points)
  • a further 12 points of arts units.

* Two level one arts units (12 points) are taken by all students at level one of the course.

Engineering component

Level one - all students

Core units
Engineering electives

Students must select three or four units from:

Foundation units

Plus (depending on VCE subjects completed) none or one foundation unit from:

Total: 36 points

For information about course requirements for later levels of this program, students should refer to the double-degree entries (below) in their chosen engineering branch.

Chemical engineering

Students enter this branch of engineering after completion of the common level one studies. It is recommended that students wishing to enter this branch of engineering complete ENG1010 at level one.

Students require a total of 252 points including 96 points of arts studies and those gained at level one, of which not less than 156 points must be obtained from the engineering units listed below.

Level two

  • CHE2161 Fluid mechanics
  • CHE2162 Material and energy balances
  • CHE2163 Heat and mass transfer
  • CHE2164 Thermodynamics I
  • CHM2735 Chemistry - principles and practice
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • ENG2092 Advanced engineering mathematics B

Eng: 42 points

Level three

Eng: 36 points

Level four

  • CHE3167 Transport phenomena and numerical methods
  • CHE4161 Engineering in society
  • CHE4162 Particle technology
  • CHE4170 Design project (12 points)
  • CHE4180 Chemical engineering project (12 points)

Eng: 42 points

Level five

Any remaining arts and engineering units may be taken during level five (for those students may have opted to take their level two units over two levels of study).

Civil engineering

Students enter this branch of engineering after completion of the common level one studies. It is recommended that students wishing to enter this branch of engineering complete ENG1020 at level one.

Students require a total of 246 points including 96 points of arts studies and those gained at level one, of which not less than 150 points must be obtained from the engineering units listed below.

Level two

  • CIV2206 Mechanics of solids
  • CIV2207 Computing and water systems modelling
  • CIV2225 Design of steel and timber structures
  • CIV2226 Design of concrete and masonry structures
  • CIV2242 Introductory geoengineering
  • CIV2263 Water systems
  • CIV2282 Transport and traffic engineering
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering maths A

Eng: 48 points

Level three

  • CIV3204 Engineering investigations
  • CIV3221 Building structures and technology
  • CIV3222 Bridge design and assessment
  • CIV3247 Geoengineering
  • CIV3248 Groundwater and environmental geoengineering
  • CIV3264 Urban water and wastewater systems
  • CIV3283 Road engineering

Eng: 42 points

Level four

  • CIV4210 Project A
  • CIV4212 Civil engineering practice 4
  • 12 points of electives from level four civil elective units

Eng: 24 points

Level five

Any remaining arts and engineering units may be taken during level five (for those students may have opted to take their level two units over two levels of study).

Electrical and computer systems

Students enter this branch of engineering after completion of the common level one studies. It is recommended that students wishing to enter this branch of engineering complete ENG1030 and ENG1040 at level one.

Student require a total of 252 points including 96 points of arts studies and those gained at level one, of which not less than 156 points must be obtained from the engineering units listed below.

Level two

Eng: 48 points

Level three

  • ECE3073 Computer systems
  • ECE3091 Engineering design
  • ECE3092 Systems engineering and reliability analysis
  • ECE3093 Optimisation estimation and numerical methods
  • 12 points of electives from the ECSE elective units coded ECExxxx

Eng: 36 points

Level four

  • ECE3062 Electronic systems control
  • ECE4094 Project A
  • ECE4095 Project B
  • ECE4099 Professional practice
  • 12 points of electives from the ECSE elective units coded ECExxxx

Eng: 36 points

Level five

Any remaining arts and engineering units may be taken during fifth year (for those students who may have opted to take their second year units over two years of study).

Materials engineering

Students enter this branch of engineering after completion of the common level one studies. It is recommended that students wishing to enter this branch of engineering complete ENG1050 at level one.

Students require a total of 246 points including 96 points of arts studies and those gained at level one, of which not less than 150 points must be obtained from the engineering units listed below.

Level two

  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • MTE2541 Nanostructure of materials
  • MTE2542 Microstructural development
  • MTE2544 Functional materials
  • MTE2545 Polymers and ceramics I
  • MTE2546 Mechanics of materials
  • MTE2547 Structure-property relationships in materials

Eng: 42 points

Level three

  • MTE3541 Materials durability
  • MTE3542 Microstructural design in structural materials
  • MTE3543 Microstructure to applications: the mechanics of materials
  • MTE3544 Management and practice in materials engineering
  • MTE3545 Functional materials and devices
  • MTE3546 Polymers and ceramics II

Eng: 42 points

Level four

  • MTE4525 Project I
  • MTE4526 Project II
  • MTE4571 Materials engineering design and practice
  • MTE4572 Polymer and composite processing and engineering
  • MTE4573 Processing and engineering of metals and ceramics

Eng: 30 points

Level five

Any remaining arts and engineering units may be taken during level five. It is recommended to take the level two engineering units over two levels of study with appropriate arts units. MTE2541 must be taken at level two.

Mechanical engineering

Students enter this branch of engineering after completion of the common level one studies. It is recommended that students wishing to enter this branch of engineering complete ENG1020, ENG1030 and ENG1040 at level one.

Students require a total of 240 points including 96 points of arts studies and those gained at level one, of which not less than 144 points must be obtained from the engineering units listed below.

Level two

Eng: 42 points

Level three

Eng: 42 points

Level four

  • MEC4401 Project I
  • MEC4402 Project II
  • two six-point final level technical electives from the course list for the Bachelor of Engineering in the field of mechanical engineering are to be taken (ENG4614/ENG4616 may not be included as one of the electives)

Eng: 24 points

Level five

Any remaining arts and engineering units may be taken during level five (for those students may have opted to take their level two units over two levels of study).

Mechatronics engineering

This branch ceased intake into level two at the end of 2005. Students seeking to combine arts with mechatronics engineering should consider applying for a course transfer into the new Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts double-degree program.

Continuing students require a total of 252 points including 96 points of arts studies and those gained at level one, of which not less than 156 points must be obtained from the engineering units listed below.

Level four

Eng: 42 points

Level five

Eng: 30 points

Award(s)

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Electrical and Computer Systems

Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Materials Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Electrical and Computer Systems

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Materials Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Mechanical Engineering

Where more than one award is listed for one or both components of the double degree the actual award(s) conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.