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
|Partner faculty||Art, Design and Architecture|
|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/4617|
This double degree program is designed for students who are interested in civil engineering with a thorough understanding of how buildings function. The architectural design component enables students to express their building design in an innovative way whereas the civil engineering component enables students to understand the load path and design safety issues associated with the architectural design.
The Bachelor of Architectural Design component offers a program of education in the discipline of architecture and provides the first of two degrees required for professional registration. The engineering component of the program is only available to students in the discipline of civil engineering.
Graduates from this program, while not eligible for architecture registration, will be qualified engineers and highly skilled designers and design thinkers. They will work closely with architects to develop solutions to client's projects that integrate form and appearance with practical functionality leading to sustainable, innovative solutions, and be able to provide leadership in the design and construction of the built environment, collaborating with clients, builders and other design professionals. They will also be able to provide solutions to a wide variety of engineering and social problems through creative thinking and realistic applications to building in a sustainable way, and will be equipped with contemporary knowledge and technological skills to critically analyse problems and research solutions.
Refer to the two single degree entries at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/courses/0032.html and http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/courses/3119.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.
Upon completion of both the Bachelor of Architectural Design component and the Master of Architecture, students will have achieved the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) National Competency Standards applicable to university courses and will comply with the Royal Australian Institute of Architecture (RAIA) Education Policy Performance Criteria.
This course consists of:
(a.) 138 points of civil engineering studies, incorporating core units and electives
(b.) 114 points of core studies in architectural design.
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.
The course progression outlined in the requirements for this degree is recommended; students should adjust their yearly enrolment program as needed, based on prerequisites and timetable restrictions.
The award of an honours degree in engineering is based on academic achievement.
Total: 48 points
Depending on the VCE subjects completed, no units or one foundation unit from:
If not required to complete a foundation unit choose one elective from:
Total: 48 points
Total: 60 points
Total: 48 points
Total: 48 points
* Departmental approval only.
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Architectural Design component with a minimum of 144 credit points as prescribedand, and wish to practice as an architect, will need to complete 3120 Master of Architecture.
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 Architectural Design
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Civil Engineering
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.