Engineering with commerce is a powerful combination. Many engineers work in areas outside of engineering, such as management, banking and consulting, and many go on to become CEOs of major corporations. Almost 20 percent of CEOs of ASX100 companies are engineers.
The dual degree includes an engineering common first year, allowing you time to learn about engineering and its various branches before choosing an area of specialisation. In this year, you will learn to apply your developing mathematics and science knowledge to real-life problems.
You will also select your commerce major after sampling from across the main disciplines. This could be economics, finance, management, marketing or sustainability, or another discipline that aligns with your career aspirations.
The design and systems thinking provided through engineering, together with analytic skills and a practical focus is an unbeatable combination. Our graduates are professionals who know how to get things done.
This double degree will develop your business acumen and complement the qualities that make engineers ideal business leaders: detail-oriented, analytical, creative, versatile, visionary and innovative.
Graduates will be prepared for project leadership in fields such as health, built and natural environments, medicine and aerospace. The education you will receive means you will be able to draw on cross-disciplinary perspectives to thrive in a broad range of settings.
NOTE: For learning outcomes and other relevant information of this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:
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 Commerce component, of which:
- at least 24 points must be completed at level 3
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 points at level 1 must be used in fulfilling the requirements of the partner course. Therefore, if you are required to take 12 points of engineering foundation units you will need to overload by 6 points. Please refer to the course progression mapcourse progression map (https://www.monash.edu/engineering/current-students/enrolment-and-re-enrolment/course-information/course-maps) for the relevant double degree.
You must complete at least one of the following available on your campus of enrolment:
- CHE1010 Grand challenges in chemical engineering: Delivering sustainable food, water and energy
- 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:
Students must complete units as specified in Parts A and B (96 points).
Part A. Commerce specified study (48 points)
You must complete:
a. The following 6 units (36 points):
- ACC1100 Introduction to financial accounting or ACC1200 Accounting for managers
- BTC1110 Commercial law
- ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
- ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
- MGC1010 Introduction to management
- MKC1200 Principles of marketing
b. One elective unit (6 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics on the Clayton campus
c. One capstone, project, international or internship experience unit (minimum 6 points) chosen from the units listed below.
If you are completing a major in accounting do not complete this section. The following units meet this course requirement: ACC3100/ACF3100 Advanced financial accounting and ACC3200/ACF3200 Management accounting.
Note: Choosing a 12 or 24 point unit will reduce the amount of points available for free electives which may impact on the ability to complete a major using free electives.
- BEX3150 Sustainability practice and organisations
- BEX3500 Current issues in commerce
- ACX3500 International study program in accounting
- BEX3622 Issues in global business
- BEX3722 Engaging with international business - Australia
- BEX3723 Engaging with international business - North America
- BEX3724 Engaging with international business - Asia
- BEX3725 Engaging with international business - Europe
- BEX3728Not offered in 2019 Engaging with international business (12 points)
- BFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
- BSA3004 Innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley
- MKX3521 Global study programs in marketing
Part B. Commerce listed major (48 points)
Complete at least one commerce listed major. A major requires eight units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1 and at least three units (18 points) at level 3.
Depending on the chosen major, you may have already studied one of the units as part of your commerce specified study. If so, you must complete an additional commerce unit offered on your campus of enrolment to bring the combined commerce study to at least 96 points from the Faculty of Business and Economics.
If you intend to undertake an honours year, you should ensure you complete the specific units required for honours in your chosen major area of study.
Minors and majors
Refer also to the table of minors and majorsminors and majors (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/undergrad/bus-minor-major-extended-major-specialisation.html) which also details if an area of study is available as a minor or major.
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 Commerce after four or three years respectively, depending on the units studied.
If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering named 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 Commerce 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 Commerce degree.
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. In addition, some majors require particular units to be taken for admission to honours. The details are provided with the requirements for each major to which this applies.