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Monash University Handbook 2011 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 Engineering

Managing facultyEngineering
Abbreviated titleBCivEnvEng
CRICOS code048720E
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9902 6407, fax +61 3 9902 6738, email

Course coordinator

Dr Dushmanta Dutta


  • Some elective units may require students to travel to Clayton campus.


The course is directed towards students seeking a broad base of knowledge and skills in the sustainable implementation and management of civil engineering infrastructure and solutions in a manner that minimises adverse impacts on the environment.


Graduates will be trained in core engineering knowledge and skills, complemented by units from science, mathematics, environmental management and environmental technology. They are to be equipped to be civil and environmental engineers who solve problems, with a capacity for civil engineering design and a sound understanding of environmental systems.

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

Professional recognition

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Engineering courses visit


Level one includes basic sciences such as mathematics and chemistry, as well as introductory engineering units and an introduction to environmental science. The two engineering units provide a basis for civil engineering studies and will have material associated with environmental engineering added to supplement them.

At level two, students will undertake studies mainly in the areas of civil and environmental engineering. These include geomechanics, structures, hydrology and water supply, as well as environmental modelling. Basic mathematics will also be continued. The civil engineering units will have material associated with environmental engineering added to supplement them.

Level three and four units further extend studies in civil and environmental engineering design and analysis with increasingly complex tasks, as well as providing more advanced studies in transport, environmental management and environmental technology. Students should be aware that certain elective units offered at level three may require travel to Clayton campus to study.

The award of an honours degree in engineering is based on academic achievement.


Level one

Core units

  • ENG1210 Introduction to structural engineering
  • ENG1211 Introduction to engineering systems
  • ENV1711 Environmental science 1 - the dynamic environment
  • ENV1722 Environmental science 2 - resource management issues
  • MTH1020 Analysis of change
  • MTH1030 Techniques for modelling

Group 1

For students with VCE units 3 and 4 of Chemistry but not VCE units 3 and 4 of Physics:

Group 2

For students with VCE units 3 and 4 of Physics but not VCE units 3 and 4 of Chemistry:

Group 3

For students with both VCE units 3 and 4 of Chemistry and Physics:

and one of:

  • PHS1711 Applied physics
  • Level one free elective

Total: 48 points

Level two

Total: 48 points

Level three

  • ATS3259 Geographic information systems (GIS) for environmental management
  • ENG3201 Project management for engineers
  • ENG3202 Geoengineering
  • ENG3203 Environmental geoengineering
  • ENG3204 Water and wastewater
  • ENG3205 Traffic and transport
  • ENV3737 Environmental management
  • one unit from the elective list below

Total: 48 points

Level four

Core units


Select four units from:

  • CHM3742 Chemistry of aquatic systems and processes
  • CIV4248 Ground hazards and environmental geotechnics
  • CIV4261 Integrated urban water management
  • CIV4283 Transport planning
  • CIV4284 Transport systems
  • ENV3722 Forest management
  • ENV3711 Natural area management
  • ENV3726 Atmospheric processes
  • ENV3761 Waste management and remediation
  • ENV3639 Global resources and energy management

Note: Units coded CIV are offered at the Clayton campus.

Total: 48 points


Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (with Honours)

Where more than one award is listed 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.