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

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

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

Few other branches of engineering have such a profound impact on our health and quality of life as environmental engineering.

Environmental engineering involves the implementation and management of solutions and programs that are in harmony with the principles of sustainable development.

It involves reducing energy and resource use and minimising waste, while providing the community with the development opportunities it needs to grow.

Environmental engineering encompasses water and air pollution control, recycling, water supply, waste disposal, land management, transport and the built environment, process engineering and public health issues.

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.

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 Engineering courses visit: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • n/a (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: 4645

CRICOS code: 075588B

Find out more

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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: 4645

CRICOS code: 075588B

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

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

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

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.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Clayton
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP n/a

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.

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.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Environmental engineering is about creating sustainable solutions to environmental problems. A multidisciplinary branch of engineering, it involves the implementation and management of engineering solutions and programs that are in harmony with the principles of sustainable design and development. This is the heart of sustainability.

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.

MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Management Studies is designed to complement and enhance discipline studies in areas such as human resources and international business. It develops management skills in the context of changing and dynamic organisational environments both in Australia and internationally. It equips students to pursue leadership roles within their discipline specialisations.

MARKETING

Identifying and satisfying customer needs profitably form the basis of marketing. It includes creating, communicating, delivering and exchanging goods and services that have value to potential customers and, often, building strong relationships between an organisation and its customers. It can include market research, product development and communication strategies as well as product delivery logistics.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is about living - and doing business - in a way that does not jeopardise future generations. This means acting in a way that does not pollute or deplete resources like water, air, land or forests. Sustainability professionals help businesses operate in sustainable ways.

  • Career opportunities

    As an environmental engineering and commerce graduate, you'll find increasing work opportunities in business and environmental engineering fields with companies, governments, regulators, consultancies and environmental organisations in Australia and around the world.

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