courses

4637

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering

Managing facultyEngineering
Partner facultyPharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Abbreviated titleBE(Hons)/BPharmSc
CRICOS code058485F
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/4637
Contact details

Engineering: visit contactscontacts (http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/contact/) page

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/students/contact-pharm-current-students.html

Course coordinator

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

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Engineering studies in this course are only available in the branch of chemical engineering.
  • 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. This course must be completed in a minimum of five and a maximum of 10 years.
  • The engineering component of the course is offered on the Clayton campus. The pharmaceutical science component is offered on the Parkville campus. The course is structured to allow whole years at one or the other campus.

Description

Students undertake a program of study combining pharmaceutical science and both general and chemical engineering studies.

Outcomes

Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 4632 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and 2894 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science.

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

Refer to the Faculty of Engineering's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html) page in this Handbook.

Structure

This course consists of:

(a.) 150/156 points of engineering studies composed of core and elective units

(b.) 96/102 points of pharmaceutical studies composed of core and elective units.

Campus attendance

The course is structured to minimise inter-campus commuting. Students must complete the common Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science level one program at Parkville before undertaking a compressed selection of common level one units and level two chemical engineering units at Clayton. At level three, the students return to Parkville campus to complete the core formulation science level two and three units. In the final two levels at Clayton students must complete higher level chemical engineering units and the biotechnology stream. This program is only available to students pursuing the chemical engineering branch of the engineering component of the double degree.

Variations in the course structure

Students must complete the course requirements detailed below depending on the group to which they belong based on their previous studies:

  • Group 1 students who have completed Specialist mathematics 3/4 but who have not completed VCE Physics 3/4 or the equivalent (150 points of engineering and 102 points of pharmaceutical science)
  • Group 2 students have completed VCE Physics 3/4 but who have not completed VCE Specialist mathematics 3/4 or the equivalent (150 points of engineering and 102 points of pharmaceutical science)
  • Group 3 students have not completed Specialist mathematics 3/4 and have not completed VCE Physics 3/4 or the equivalent (156 points of engineering and 96 points of pharmaceutical science)
  • Group 4 students have completed both VCE Specialist mathematics 3/4 and VCE Physics 3/4 or the equivalent (150 points of engineering and 102 points of pharmaceutical science).

Requirements

Level one

All students must complete:

  • PSC1011 Physiology I
  • PSC1012 Physiology II
  • PSC1021 Bioorganic and medicinal chemistry I
  • PSC1022 Bioorganic and medicinal chemistry II
  • PSC1031 Physical chemistry I
  • PSC1032 Physical chemistry II
  • PSC1041 Mathematics for pharmaceutical scientists
  • PSC1042 Introduction to pharmaceutical sciences

Total: 48 points

Level two

All students must complete:

In addition:

Group 1 students must complete:

  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • PHS1080 Foundation physics

Group 2 students must complete:

Group 3 students must complete:

Group 4 students must complete:

  • CHE2165 Bio-nano engineering
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A

Total: 48 points

Level three

All students must complete:

Total: 48 points

Level four

All students must complete:

In addition:

Group 1 students must complete:

Group 2 students must complete:

  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A

Group 3 students must complete:

  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A

Group 4 students must complete:

  • one 6-point chemical engineering elective unit chosen from the electives below.:

Engineering electives

  • MTE2541 Crystal structures, thermodynamics and phase equilibria
  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems

Total: 60 points

Level five

All students must complete:

  • CHE3167 Transport phenomena and numerical methods
  • CHE4161 Engineering in society
  • CHE4162 Particle technology
  • CHE4170 Design project (12 points)
  • CHE4171 Biochemical engineering
  • CHE4180 Chemical engineering (12 points)

Total: 48 points

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit from the double-degree program and graduate with only one of the single degrees providing all requirements for that degree have been met.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science

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 or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.