This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering
|Total credit points required||252|
|Standard duration of study (years)||5 years FT, 10 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Clayton)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3281|
Students complement studies in mechatronics engineering by selecting units from the Faculty of Arts.
Refer to the two single degree entries at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/courses/3280.html and http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/courses/0002.html.
In order to fulfil the requirements of the various degree regulations and Engineers Australia, all engineering students must complete 12 weeks of approved engineering work experience and submit a report on that work. Such work is normally undertaken in the vacations between second and third years and/or between third and fourth years (but may also be taken between first and second years). Students who have completed all academic requirements for their degrees are not eligible to graduate until this work experience has been completed and a satisfactory report submitted.
For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Engineering courses visit http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html
This course consists of:
(a.) 156 points of mechatronics engineering studies composed of core and elective units, and foundation units if required
(b.) 96 points of arts studies composed of major and minor studies, and additional units which may be chosen to form a second minor.
In the first level of study, candidates complete level one engineering units worth 36 points and a 12-point level one sequence in an arts discipline. Thereafter candidates undertake further studies in arts and engineering as outlined in the requirements. In selecting units in both arts and engineering, students should be aware of any constraints imposed by timetabling and the need to satisfy prerequisites for later level units. Most students will probably undertake some engineering and some arts units in each level of study.
The award of an honours degree in engineering is based on academic achievement.
(a.) an arts major (48 points)
(b.) an arts minor in a different area of study (24 points)
(c.) a first-year arts sequence in a third area of study (12 points)
(d.) a further 12 points of arts units at first, second or third-year level
Two level one arts units (12 points) are taken by all students at level one of the course.
All disciplines must be chosen from those taught by the Faculty of Arts as listed in the 'Areas of study' section of this handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html. It is recommended that students obtain the current requirements for their arts component from the Faculty of Arts at the time of enrolment. Students undertaking a language discipline are advised to ensure continuity of the language study.
The large majority of students entering the faculty have completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), and references in the following paragraphs are to the prerequisite VCE subjects. Some domestic and international students enter the faculty with equivalent qualifications, and advice about unit choice for students with qualifications other than the VCE may be obtained from the faculty administration offices. Foundation units are required for students who have not completed appropriate VCE studies.
None or one foundation unit (depending on VCE subjects completed) from:
If a foundation unit is not required:
Eng: 36 points
If a foundation unit was required in first year:
Eng: 24 or 30 points
Eng: 24 points
Eng: 36 points
Students must complete mechatronics electives from the list below as follows:
All electives must be approved by the course director:
Eng: 36 or 30 points
Students may exit from the double-degree program and graduate with only one of the single degrees providing all requirements for that degree have been met.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (with Honours)
Where more than one award is listed for one or both components of the double degree the actual award(s) conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.