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

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

Course code

E3012

Credit points

240

Abbreviated title

BE(Hons)/BDes

CRICOS code

085489M

Managing faculty

Engineering

Partner faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Admission and fees

Australia

Course type

Specialist/Specialist
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)

Clayton for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Caulfield for Bachelor of Design

Award

Bachelor of Industrial Design

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

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

Do you have an eye for form and function? Like to build things? Then combine mechanical engineering with industrial design to become a product design engineer.

Product design engineers design and develop manufactured products that are functional, ergonomic, beautiful and well-engineered.

This double degree course integrates the technical and project management skills of an engineer with the creativity and manufacturing know-how of an industrial designer. As a product design engineer, you might design cars, hi-tech appliances, furniture, tools, industrial equipment, prosthetics or robots. Whatever your specialty, your goal is the same: to make well-designed and well-engineered products.

The product design engineer boasts a wide range of practical, creative and problem-solving skills. You can apply these skills to specialist areas such as display design, consumer product design, packaging design and ergonomics. You can choose from a variety of industries including aerospace, manufacturing, transportation, petrochemical, robotics or electronics.

A major design project in your final year lets you showcase your newly-acquired skills.

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

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • F2010 Bachelor of Design

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 specialising in mechanical 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, B and C as described below in Bachelor of Design component specialising in industrial design.

Engineering component (mechanical engineering specialisation)

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.

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

You must complete:

Design component (industrial design specialisation)

Part A. History and theory studies (30 points)

You must complete:

  • AHT1101 Introduction to visual culture in art, design and architecture
  • TDN1002 Design and the avant-garde
  • TDN2001 Sociologies of design
  • TDN3001 Research for design
  • TDN3002 Design strategy and professional practice

Part B. Drawing foundation (6 points)

You must complete:

Part C. Design studios - industrial design specialisation (60 points)

You must complete:

  • COL1001 Collaborative design studio 1 (12 points)

Industrial design

You must complete:

  • IDN1002 Industrial design studio 2 (12 points)
  • IDN2001 Industrial design studio 3 (12 points)
  • IDN3001 Industrial design studio 4 (12 points)
  • IDN3002 Industrial design studio 5 (12 points)

The Industrial design specialist area of study requires you to complete a minimum of 36 points from the industrial design studio units. Industrial design studios 4 and 5 must be completed for this specialist area of study.

A total maximum of 24 points can be taken in units at level 1.

Part D. 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 the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) named degree or a Bachelor of Design 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 Design 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, B, and C for the Bachelor of Design degree.