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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 Law

Managing facultyLaw
Abbreviated titleBAeroEng/LLB
CRICOS code054239G
Total credit points required312
Standard duration of study (years)

6.5 years FT, 13 years PT

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Undergraduate student services, telephone +61 3 9905 3300, visit or email


  • Students will normally expect to complete the course in six years. This is achieved by undertaking units above the standard 24 credit points in a semester.


The study of law develops problem-solving skills and powers of analysis. It teaches precise and imaginative use of language. It also promotes ethical thinking and a focus on justice and fairness. It enhances students' thinking, reasoning and expressive abilities within legal and related contexts, leading to employment in the legal profession, law reform agencies, government service or other relevant areas of employment.

The study of aerospace engineering will focus on aerodynamics, aerospace materials, aerospace structures, propulsion and aerospace instrumentation and control. This will be complemented by a major emphasis on design, which will be taught with a project-based focus. Current industry practice and guidance on professional issues such as ethics, legal, environmental and safety issues will also be covered along with an understanding of the role of the aerospace industry in a wider, global context.


The objectives of the LLB program at Monash are to enable students to gain an understanding of basic legal concepts and legal institutions and of the historical, social, political and economic factors influencing their development. Upon completion of the LLB, students will be able to identify, use and evaluate the concepts, principles, rules and methods used in legal argument and will have developed oral and written skills, especially of legal argument, legal research and critical analysis. Students will have gained an understanding of concepts of justice, a concern to promote justice and an appreciation of their professional responsibilities.

The successful completion of the aerospace engineering component will enable students to acquire knowledge in the core disciplines underpinning aerospace engineering and incorporate this into the design of systems and components for the aerospace industry. They will be able to formulate problems, propose innovative solutions, analyse the technical and other aspects of these and make decisions about the preferred option.

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.

Admission to practice: Disciplinary reports

Warning to students of consequences of cheating or general misconduct

Students should note that a domestic applicant applying for admission to practise law in Victoria is required by the Admission Rules 2008 to provide to the Board of Examiners:

(1.) a report from the university disclosing any disciplinary action taken against the student during the course (including any finding under the University Discipline Statute that the student has cheated in an assessment); and

(2.) an affidavit stating that the applicant has made full written disclosure of "every matter which a reasonable applicant would consider that the Board of Examiners might regard as not being favourable to the applicant". This may include an incident of academic or general misconduct, even if it did not lead to disciplinary action.

The Board of Examiners will consider these matters in assessing whether the applicant is a 'fit and proper person to be admitted to the legal profession'.

Professional recognition

The Law component of this degree is recognised by the Council of Legal Education (CoLE). For further information refer to:

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Engineering courses visit


The Bachelor of Laws course consists of 12 compulsory units which must be completed by all students enrolled in an LLB program plus a further six 'quasi-compulsory' units which must be completed by students who wish to be qualified for admission to practice as a barrister or solicitor in Victoria. The remainder of the program consists of law elective units chosen by the student. Refer to 'Bachelor of Laws - basic course structure' at The award of an honours degree in law is based on the weighted average of marks obtained in Monash law units.

The aerospace engineering component requires that students complete 156 points of study, including compulsory and elective units.


Important note for engineering component: This is a new course structure for students entering the program from 2011 onwards. Students who entered the program prior to 2011 should refer to the Handbook for the year in which they commenced the course. Archived Handbooks are available at Please contact your course adviser if unsure of course progression.

First year - 48 points (24, 30 or 36 points of engineering)

  • ENG1060 Computing for engineers
  • ENG1091 Mathematics for engineering
  • LAW1101 Introduction to legal reasoning
  • LAW1104 Research and writing
  • MAE1041 Aerospace engineering
  • MAE1042 Introduction to aircraft structures and dynamics

Foundation units

Students who have not completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) units 3 and 4 Chemistry or Physics and/or Specialist Mathematics (or equivalents) select none, one or two appropriate foundation units from:

  • ENG1070 Foundation chemistry
  • ENG1080 Foundation physics
  • ENG1090 Foundation mathematics

Second year - 54 points (42 points of engineering)

Third year - 54 points (42 points of engineering)

Fourth year - 54 points (36, 42 or 48 points of engineering)

Elective units

Select none, one or two units* from:

Preferred elective:

Other electives:

* Students who completed two foundation units do not select any electives. Students who completed one foundation unit complete one elective. Students who did not require a foundation unit complete two electives.

** Students require an aggregate of at least 70 per cent for all unit results to date to enrol in this unit.

*** Enrolment subject to departmental approval

Fifth year - 54 points

Sixth year - 54 points

Alternative exit(s)

Students may graduate with the Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering at the end of four years of study, provided they have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering program and completed a minimum of 192 points of total study.


Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering

Bachelor of Laws (with Honours)

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (with Honours)

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.