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Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) for 2015

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Why study Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)?

An engineering double degree offers diversity, more career choices and flexibility.

Not everyone is sure which engineering discipline they want to study or exactly where they want to be in the future. This is why we created an engineering degree that gives you more choice and flexibility than anywhere else.

The Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering includes the engineering common first year allowing you time to learn more about engineering and its fields before deciding which discipline to pursue from level two.

The common first year lays a foundation in the basic sciences of mathematics, physics and chemistry and introduces the disciplines available to you for further study.

In the common first year you will learn to apply your developing maths and science knowledge to real life problems and begin to understand the interaction between engineering and society.

Depending on academic performance and quotas you can pursue any of the following disciplines from your second year of study:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Engineering and commerce is a powerful combination. Many engineers work in areas outside of engineering, such as management, banking and consulting. Many go on to become CEOs of major corporations. Almost 20 per cent of CEOs of ASX100 companies are engineers. This double degree will develop your business skills and complement the qualities that make engineers competent business leaders - problem solving and planning skills, and their focus on the future and continuous improvement.

For a full course structure visit the handbook entry using the link on the right hand side of this page.

Engineering is a hands-on discipline where learning goes beyond the classroom so it is important that you choose a university with the very best facilities to support your learning. Monash University hosts unique, world-class engineering facilities including:

  • computer laboratory facilities, available 24/7, including printing, multimedia, notebook and wireless areas
  • a science and technology library and resource centre designed specifically for engineering studies
  • the largest wind tunnel in the Southern Hemisphere, used to test aerodynamics of vehicles (including the Monash Motorsport car), airplanes, UAVs, trucks, trains, buildings and yachts. The tunnel has even been used for aerodynamic testing by elite athletes such as Tour de France winner Cadel Evans
  • The Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy, housing one of the world's most powerful electron microscopes.

The Monash Engineering Research and Industry Training (MERIT) program prepares you for life beyond your undergraduate degree. The program offers a range of enrichment activities that help you become work-ready, sharpen your leadership skills and refine your research skills, so you can excel in further study.

Twelve weeks of vacation employment is undertaken during the program allowing you to get experience in securing employment, a taste for working in industry and a head start on your career.

View the full Faculty of Business and Economics 2013 Undergraduate Course Guide

Professional recognitions

Australian

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Business and Economics courses please visit: http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/professional-recognition/

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Engineering courses visit: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html

International

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Business and Economics courses please visit: http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/professional-recognition/

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • 93.20 (Clayton)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

5 years full-time
10 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 9,150 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Course code: 4635

CRICOS code: 072585G

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Engineering: visit contacts page
Business and Economics: visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/contact.html

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

5 years full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 36,800 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Course code: 4635

CRICOS code: 072585G

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 25 in one of Chemistry or Physics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL, and
  • A score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 3 in mathematics HL, and
  • A score of at least 4 in chemistry SL or 3 in chemistry HL or 4 in physics SL or 3 in physics HL.

Extra requirements

VICTORIAN TERTIARY ADMISSIONS CENTRE APPLICATIONS

Non-year 12 (eg transfer, mature age, TAFE) applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Information (Pi) form.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Clayton
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP 93.20

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Applicants will be ranked and selected based on their entire academic record.

International qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 25 in one of Chemistry or Physics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL, and
  • A score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 3 in mathematics HL, and
  • A score of at least 4 in chemistry SL or 3 in chemistry HL or 4 in physics SL or 3 in physics HL.

English requirements for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0; or

TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or

TOEFL Internet-based score of 79 overall with writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

Study areas

ACCOUNTING

Accounting is the systematic recording, reporting, and analysis of financial transactions. It can be done on a large scale - for international corporations - or for individuals or for any sized business in-between. There are agreed national and international rules and regulations that govern the work of accountants. Accounting allows a company to analyse its financial performance, and report important statistics such as profit and loss to managers and shareholders.

ACTUARIAL STUDIES

Actuaries identify, analyse and assess risk. They determine the likelihood of economic or property losses such as those that occur during natural disasters and calculate insurance premiums that allow individuals, business and governments to insure against these risks. Actuaries do this by applying the concepts of mathematics and statistics to real life scenarios.

BUSINESS MODELLING

Business modellers use data to identify and analyse business opportunities. They also use data to simulate the performance of a business using a range of different assumptions. These simulations are sometimes known as scenario or what-if models and they enable managers to refine strategies and optimise resource allocation to achieve the best possible outcomes.

ECONOMETRICS AND BUSINESS STATISTICS

Careers in the business world that use quantitative skills include the financial sector (stockbrokers, the insurance industry, finance companies, banks - e.g. developing models for investment opportunities), the manufacturing sector (e.g. providing quality control), and market research. Opportunities in the public sector include economic modelling, policy evaluation, and research into industry development.

ECONOMICS

Economists analyse the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. They focus on how individuals, households, firms and governments interact and how economies work. Microeconomics examines the behaviour of buyers and sellers in the economy while macroeconomics analyses the entire economy and issues affecting it, including unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy.

FINANCE

Financial institutions work with individual and institutional investors. They develop, negotiate, sell and trade financial products (assets and liabilities) and provide financial advice to assist their clients to obtain the financial products most suitable for their needs.

FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE MATHEMATICS

Experts in the area of financial and insurance mathematics apply mathematical and statistical techniques to the understanding of financial markets. Like actuaries they determine the likelihood of specific outcomes and develop strategies that allow businesses and governments to either pursue new business opportunities or insure against risks.

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE

International Commerce is similar to International Business but it has a broader focus. While international business generally refers to the activities of a single organisation, international commerce refers to the factors making up the economic environment that the business is operating in. These factors might be legal, political, social, cultural or technological.

  • Career opportunities

    Australia is currently experiencing a shortage of qualified engineers so graduates are in high demand. Combining an engineering degree with a commerce degree will further enhance your opportunities and prepare you for project leadership in engineering fields such as health, built and natural environments, medicine and aerospace.

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