Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce Specialist - 2018

Honours - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Business and Economics.

Other commencement years for this course: 2017 and 2016

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

E3003

Credit points

240

Abbreviated title

BE(Hons)/BComSpec

CRICOS code

085574C

Managing faculty

Engineering

Partner faculty

Business and Economics

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

E3003 (pdf)

Course type

Specialist/Specialist
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

5 years FT, 10 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award

Bachelor of Actuarial Science

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Economics

Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Finance

Bachelor of Materials Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

The engineering and commerce specialist awards conferred depends on the specialisations completed.

Alternative exits

Students may exit the double degree course with the award for one of the single degrees. Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

Partner one of our specialist degrees in actuarial science, economics or finance with your choice from nine engineering specialisations to open up exciting career opportunities that may not be available to graduates in engineering or commerce alone.

Perhaps after some years as an aeronautical engineer your future will be as a finance director for the major company designing the next generation of flight vehicles.

Perhaps you will draw on strategic planning know how of actuarial science to contribute to the fortunes of a small start up. The possibilities are there - and yours for the making.

Your blend of technical and analytical skills, along with an understanding of the business world, will give you a competitive edge in the job market. Career options include commerce, industry, government or private practice. You might work in in the aviation industry or in environmental management.

NOTE: For learning outcomes and other relevant information of this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • B2004 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist

Requirements

The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.

Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 240 points:

1. 144 points must be completed in Parts A, B, C, D and E (Level 1 only) as described below in E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) component.

Refer to E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) single degree entry for the details of mandatory professional recognition requirements.

2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in B2004 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist component.

Engineering component

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 (12 points)

These will develop your understanding of natural and physical sciences, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences that underpin all engineering disciplines.

You must complete:

If you have not done the equivalent of VCE Specialist mathematics and/or VCE Physics then you must also complete foundation unit/s below in mathematics and/or physics:

Note: If you have to do one foundation unit, you do not complete the Level 1 elective from Part E below. If you need to take both foundation units you also do not do the elective, but in addition you will need to overload in year 1 or 2 and increase the total credit points needed for this double degree by 6 points.

Part B. Engineering design (18 points)

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.

You must complete:

  • ENG1001 Engineering design: Lighter, faster, stronger
  • ENG1002 Engineering design: Cleaner, safer smarter
  • ENG1003 Engineering mobile apps

Part E. Level 1 elective study (6 points)

If you need to do one or both foundation units, you do not do this elective, otherwise you must complete one of the following:

  • CHE2161 Mechanics of fluids
  • CHM1011 Chemistry I or CHM1051 Chemistry I advanced
  • ECE2041Not offered in 2018 Telecommunications
  • ECE2072 Digital systems
  • ENE1621 Environmental engineering
  • ENG1021 Spatial communication in engineering
  • ENG1051 Materials for energy and sustainability
  • FIT2085 Introduction to computer science for engineers
  • MAE2405 Aircraft performance
  • MAT1830 Discrete mathematics for computer science
  • MEC2404 Mechanics of fluids
  • PHS1002 Physics for engineering
  • RSE1010 Natural resources engineering
  • TRC2001 Introduction to systems engineering

Part C. Engineering knowledge and application and Part D. Professional practice (108 points)

Part C 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 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.

You must complete Part C and Part D in one of the following specialisations:

Commerce specialist component

Bachelor of Commerce Specialist is a specialist course that develops through the themes of foundation commerce knowledge and specialist discipline knowledge.

Part A. Foundation commerce knowledge (24 points)

These units will provide you with a comprehensive study of economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on multi-discipline decision-making in organisations. The units consider the impact on the business, professional and public policy communities.

You must complete:

  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ECC1100 Principles of macroeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • ETC2410 Introductory econometrics

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge and Part C. Capstone experience (72 points)

The specialist discipline knowledge units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of a specialised area to provide discipline based solutions to commerce. Units contained within the discipline specialisation may meet the requirements for professional accreditation bodies. The capstone unit is designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the study of your specialisation.

You must complete the specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience requirements for one of the following specialisations:

Alternative exits

You may be eligible to exit this double degree course early and graduate with one of the single awards once you have successfully completed all of the requirements described above for the single degree component and have completed a total of:

  • 192 points to exit with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in your specialisation
  • 144 points to exit with a Bachelor of Commerce Specialist.

Progression to further studies

Honours

You may be eligible to apply for a one-year honours course once you have successfully completed this double degree, or have completed all of the requirements for one of the single degrees including a total of 144 points. The following honours course applies:

  • B3701 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. This sometimes also means you need to have completed specific units.