Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts - 2019

Honours - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts.

Other commencement years for this course: 2018, 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

E3002

Credit points

240

Abbreviated title

BE(Hons)/BA

CRICOS code

037828F

Managing faculty

Engineering

Partner faculty

Arts

Admission and fees

Australia

Course type

Specialist/Comprehensive
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

5 years FT, 10 years PT

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

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Materials Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

The engineering award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.

Alternative exits

You 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

With this engineering/arts double degree, you will have a portfolio uniquely tailored to meet your interests and aspirations, while providing complementary skills in technology and communications. It offers diversity, flexibility and more career choices, along with the transferable skills employers are seeking: communication, teamwork, research and critical thinking.

The common first year in engineering provides scientific and design foundations. It focuses on real-life problems to illustrate the interaction between engineering and society and introduces the range of engineering disciplines available. You will pursue your specialist engineering discipline from year two. At the same time, the arts course provides you with a comprehensive gateway to approximately forty areas of study across the arts, humanities and social sciences.

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

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • A2000 Bachelor of Arts

Requirements

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

The course progression mapcourse progression map (https://www.monash.edu/engineering/current-students/enrolment-and-re-enrolment/course-information/course-maps) provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

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 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 Bachelor of Arts component, for which:

  • no more than 36 points can be completed at level 1
  • at least 24 points must be completed at level 3

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, 18 or 24 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.

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: If you need to take both foundation units you will need to overload in year 1 or 2 and increase the total credit points needed for the double degree by 6 points.

You must complete:

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, 12 or 18 points, depending upon the number of units you need to complete for Part A)

At least 12 elective points from the first year must be used in fulfilling the requirements of the partner course. Therefore, if you are required to take 12 points of foundation units you will need to overload by 6 points.

You must complete at least one of the following available on your campus of enrolment:

  • CHM1011 Chemistry I or CHM1051 Chemistry I advanced
  • ENE1621 Environmental engineering
  • ENG1021 Spatial communication in engineering
  • ENG1051 Materials for energy and sustainability
  • PHS1002 Physics for engineering
  • MAT1830 Discrete mathematics for computer science
  • RSE1010 Natural resources engineering
  • CHE2161 Mechanics of fluids
  • ECE2041Not offered in 2019 Telecommunications
  • ECE2072 Digital systems
  • FIT2085 Introduction to computer science for engineers
  • MAE2405 Aircraft performance
  • MEC2404 Mechanics of fluids
  • 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:

Arts component

Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course and in the double degree course you complete Arts specified study and an Arts listed Major.

Part A. Arts specified study (48 points)

You must complete eight units selected from those listed under any major or minor offered in the Bachelor of Arts including at least one arts listed minor (24 points) in an area of study different to your chosen arts major from Part B. A minor requires four units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1. You may replace the minor with a second arts major by using elective units available in Part A.

It is recommended that you complete level two units in more than one area of arts to give you options for finalising your choice of major at level three.

Part B. Arts listed major (48 points)

Complete at least one arts listed major. A major requires eight units with no more than two units at level one (12 points) and at least three units (18 points) at level three.

If you intend to undertake an honours year you should ensure you complete the specific units required as a pre-requisite for honours in your chosen major area of study.

Minors and majors

Note: Psychology is taught by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Alternative exits

You may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) named degree or a Bachelor of Arts after four or three years respectively, depending on the units studied.

If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering degree prior to the completion of the double degree you must have completed at least 192 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C and D for the particular engineering specialisation.

If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts prior to the completion of the double degree you must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

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:

  • A3701 Bachelor of Arts (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.