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Monash University Handbook 2011 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 titleBCom/BMechatronicEng
CRICOS code058756K
Total credit points required252
Standard duration of study (years)5 years FT, 10 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3834
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

Notes

  • Students will normally expect to complete the course in five years. This is achieved by undertaking one additional unit (above the standard four units – 24 credit points) per semester twice in the later stages of the degree.

Description

This double-degree course is intended for potential engineers who wish to become more aware of economic, social, organisational and managerial aspects of the engineering profession.

Objectives

For the Bachelor of Commerce objectives, refer to the single degree entry at http://monash.edu.au/pubs/2011handbooks/courses/0179.html and the Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering single degree entry at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2011handbooks/courses/3280.html.

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

This degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • CPA Australia
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units.

For further details see: http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/asg/cds/publications/professional-recognition.html

Structure

The course structure has three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of commerce
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics (all units taken as part of this major must be from the student's campus of enrolment)
  • a specialisation in mechatronics engineering.

Requirements

The degree requires completion of 42 units over a maximum of 10 years as follows.

Commerce component

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus as follows:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points)

  • AFC1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • BTC1110 Business law
  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • MGC1010 Introduction to management
  • MKC1200 Principles of marketing

(ii.) at least two units from the following list (12 points)

  • AFC1030 Introduction to financial accounting or AFC2140 Corporate finance
  • ECC1100 Principles of macroeconomics
  • ETC1010 Data modelling and computing
  • MGC1020 Organisations: Contexts and strategies

(iii.) a major of eight units (48 points):*

  • the major must come from the approved majors listed under 'Areas of study'.
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

* Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students will complete additional unit/s as detailed below.

(iv.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units.

Additional Bachelor of Commerce degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points) from those offered by the faculty on the Clayton campus
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units

Mechatronics engineering component

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a new course structure for students entering the program from 2011 onwards. Students who entered the program prior to 2011 should refer to the Handbook for the year in which they commenced the course. Archived Handbooks are available at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/archive.html. Please contact your course adviser if unsure of course progression.

(b.) 26 units (156 points) from the Faculty of Engineering as follows:

First year (36 points)

Core units
Foundation units

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

  • ENG1070 Foundation chemistry
  • ENG1080 Foundation physics
  • ENG1090 Foundation mathematics
Elective unit

If a foundation unit is not required:

Second year (30 or 36 points)

plus, if a foundation unit was required in first year:

Third year (30 points)

Fourth year (30 points)

Fifth year (30 or 24 points)

Mechatronics electives

Students complete 18 points of approved mechatronics elective units if a foundation unit was not required or 12 points of approved mechatronics elective units if a foundation unit was required. Elective units must be chosen from the list below:

All electives must be approved by the course director.

  • ECE2041 Telecommunications
  • ECE4053 Electrical energy - generation and supply
  • ECE4054 Electrical energy - power converters and motor control
  • ECE4063 Large scale digital design
  • ECE4074 Advanced computer architecture
  • ECE4075 Real time embedded systems
  • ECE4078 Intelligent robotics
  • MEC4418 Control systems
  • MEC4425 Micro-nano solid and fluid mechanics
  • MEC4426 Computer-aided design
  • MEC4428 Advanced dynamics
  • MEC4444 Industrial noise control
  • MEC4446 Composite and structures
  • MTE2544 Functional Materials
  • MTE3545 Functional materials and devices
  • TRC4001 Mechatronics final year project II

Areas of Study

Commerce units

Award(s)

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (with Honours)

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.