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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBCivEnvEng/BBusCom
CRICOS code053185C
Total credit points required240
Standard duration of study (years)5 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Gippsland)
Contact details

Course coordinator

Dr Shanthy Rachagan


This multidisciplinary course has been designed to attract students interested in civil engineering, sustainable development and business management.

The civil and environmental engineering component provides a broad-based capability for the design, implementation and management of civil engineering solutions in an environmental context.

The business and commerce component will equip students with in-depth knowledge and skills in at least one chosen business discipline, combined with a broad knowledge of all the major areas of business.


Vacation work/industrial experience

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 degree are not eligible to graduate until this work experience has been completed and a satisfactory report submitted.

Professional recognition

This double degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • CPA Australia
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • National Institute of Accountants
  • Provisional accreditation Engineers Australia.
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units.

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The course structure has three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business study
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics (this major must be selected from majors available on the student's campus of enrolment and all units taken as part of this major must be from the student's campus of enrolment)
  • a specialisation in civil and environmental engineering.


The degree requires completion of 40 units (240 points) over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

(a.) 16 units (96 points) taken from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at the student's campus of enrolment as follows:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points):

* Note: Credit will be given for the sixth compulsory level one unit of the BBusCom degree course - ETW1102 (Business statistics) - on the basis of passes in compulsory units ENV2792 (Environmental modelling) and MAT2731 (Engineering mathematical analysis).

(ii.) a major of eight units (48 points):

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors below
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

(iii.) additional units selected from the Faculty in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at your campus of enrolment, to reach the required 16 units.

Additional requirements:

  • a maximum of eight units (48 points) of first-year level units
  • a minimum of four units (24 points) at third-year level at your campus of enrolment
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

b) students must complete 24 units (144 points) from the School of Applied Sciences and Engineering as follows:

Units required for specified Faculty of Business and Economics majors


The following eight units:

  • AFW1002 Introduction to financial accounting
  • AFW2020 Cost information for decision making
  • AFW2491 Company reporting
  • AFW2631 Financial management
  • AFW2851 Accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • AFW3021 Performance measurement and control
  • AFW3040 Accounting theory
  • AFW3050 Financial accounting issues

*For professional accreditation, BTW2220 (Corporations law and trust) must be undertaken.


The following eight units:

  • ECW1101 Introductory microeconomics
  • ECW1102 Introductory macroeconomics
  • ECW2141 Economics of labour markets
  • ECW2730 Macroeconomic policy
  • ECW2731 Managerial economics
  • ECW3121 Economics of international trade
  • ECW3143 Economics of money and banking
  • ECW3830 Business competition and regulation

Finance and macroeconomics

The following eight units:

  • AFW1300 Money and capital markets
  • AFW2631 Financial management
  • AFW2851 Accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • AFW3121 Investments and portfolio management
  • ECW1102 Introductory macroeconomics
  • ECW2730 Macroeconomic policy
  • ECW2721 Trade finance and foreign exchange
  • ECW3143 Economics of money and banking

Human resource management

(a.) The following two units:

  • MGW1010 Introduction to management
  • MGW2430 Human resource management

(b.) six units from the following list:

  • BTW3241 Employment law
  • ECW2141 Economics of labour markets
  • MGW2230 Organisational behaviour
  • MGW2322 Recruitment and selection
  • MGW2323 Employment relations
  • MGW3130 Organisational change and development
  • MGW3430 International human resource management


(a.) The following three units:

(b.) a further five units (30 points) offered by the Department of Management on the student's home campus subject to the following condition:

  • a maximum of two units (12 points) may be taken from units offered in the tourism major.


(a.) The following seven units:

  • MKW1120 Marketing theory and practice
  • MKW2402 Consumer behaviour
  • MKW2420 Marketing research methods
  • MKW2460 Integrated marketing communication
  • MKW3121 Marketing planning and implementation
  • MKW3440 Marketing strategy
  • MKW3444 International marketing

(b.) one further unit from units offered by the Department of Marketing on the student's home campus or BTW3281 (Marketing law).


Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (with Honours)

Where more than one award is listed, or in the case of double degrees, 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 (eg in the case of 'with honours' programs), or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.