Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Architectural Design - 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 Art, Design and Architecture.

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

E3009

Credit points

240

Abbreviated title

BE(Hons)/BArchDes

CRICOS code

075586D

Managing faculty

Engineering

Partner faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

E3009 (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)

Engineering studies are completed at Clayton; achitectural design studies are completed at Caulfield.

Award

Bachelor of Architectural Design

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

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

The building industry needs engineering professionals with strong architectural knowledge. The combination of architectural design with civil engineering is an exploration of creative solutions to a wide variety of engineering and social problems, like looking at sustainable ways to build or renovating existing structures to work more efficiently.

You will graduate with valuable skills for transforming the built environment, from the design of buildings or bridges to renovating existing structures to work more efficiently. The ability to provide solutions through creative thinking and realistic applications will make you attractive to architectural and engineering firms in Australia and overseas.

As a multifaceted build environment professional, you can provide important leadership in the design and construction of the built environment, collaborating with architects, engineers, builders and other design professionals.

Upon completion of the double degree, you will be a qualified engineer. With a Master of Architecture degree, you can also become a registered architect.

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

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • F2001 Bachelor of Architectural Design

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, of which:

  • the specialisation completed must be civil engineering

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, C, D and E as described below in F2001 Bachelor of Architectural Design component.

Engineering component (civil engineering specialisation)

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 completed the equivalent of VCE Physics and/or VCE Specialist mathematics then you must complete foundation units in physics and/or mathematics respectively:

* Note: Students who need to take one or both foundation units will complete 18 or 24 points in Part A and do not complete the engineering level 1 elective from E below. Students who need to take both foundation units will need to take an overload in year 1 or 2 and increase the total credit points needed for the 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)

You must complete one unit from 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

Levels 2, 3 and 4

Parts C, D. Civil engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)

Part C studies will provide in-depth knowledge of the specific engineering methods of civil 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 studies 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:

  • CIV2206 Mechanics of solids
  • CIV2225 Design of steel and timber structures
  • CIV2242 Geomechanics I
  • CIV2263 Water systems
  • CIV2282 Transport and traffic engineering
  • CIV3204 Engineering investigation
  • CIV3221 Building structures and technology
  • CIV3247 Geomechanics II
  • CIV3248 Groundwater and environmental geomechanics
  • CIV3284 Design of concrete and masonry structures
  • CIV3285 Engineering hydrology
  • CIV4210 Project A
  • CIV4212 Civil and environmental engineering practice
  • CIV4285 Bridge design and assessment
  • CIV4286 Project management for civil engineers
  • CIV4287 Road engineering
  • CIV4288 Water Treatment
  • ENG2005 Advanced engineering mathematics

Architectural design component

Bachelor of Architectural Design is a specialist course that develops through theme studies in architectural design, technologies and environments, history and theory, and communication. These will come together in the form of a graduand exhibition normally developed during the final two studio units in the third year of the course.

Part A. Architecture design studios (60 points)

Architecture design studio units bring together a range of complex issues inherent in the production of architecture: material, structure, program, site, history and representation. They focus on the architectural project as a process of investigation, critical observation and experimentation. Design studios foreground the development of architectural designs through material and three-dimensional testing of ideas. They combine various design, technical, conceptual, historical and professional issues into creative architectural outcomes across a range of scales and types of projects.

You must complete:

  • ARC1001 Foundation studio 1 (12 points)
  • ARC1002 Foundation studio 2 (12 points)
  • ARC2001 Architecture design studio 3 (12 points)
  • ARC2002 Architecture design studio 4 (12 points)
  • ARC3001 Architecture design studio 5 (12 points)

Part C. History and theory studies (24 points)

History and theory units provide the skills to research and analyse architecture issues, and develop awareness and critical understanding of architectural and urban developments across local, national and international contexts. Through the prism of history, you will begin to situate the built environment in relation to broad social, cultural, environmental and theoretical developments. These units introduce the languages of architecture - formal, visual, written, and verbal - and enable you to become more articulate in all of these modes.

You must complete:

  • AHT1101 Introduction to visual culture in art, design and architecture
  • ARC2401 Contemporary architecture
  • ARC2402 19th and 20th Century architecture
  • ARC3401 Architecture and the city

Part D. Communication studies (12 points)

In communications units you will learn various representational techniques relevant to the technical, conceptual and intuitive practices of architectural design work. The investigations develop through a series of clearly defined exercises that build upon one another and increase in complexity and scale over time, from drawing to key software applications and design media necessary for professional practice. You will be introduced to tools, techniques and media for developing and expressing architectural ideas.

You must complete:

  • ARC1301 Architecture communications 1
  • ARC2301 Architecture communications 2

Part E. Occupational health and safety study (0 points)

You must complete:

  • OHS1000 Introduction to art and design health and safety

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 Civil Engineering (Honours)
  • 144 points to exit with a Bachelor of Architectural Design.

Progression to further studies

Masters

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Architectural Design will automatically progress to F6001 Master of Architecture, the second part of the Monash University architecture program, at the completion of this double degree.