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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 Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBCivEnvEng/BBusCom
CRICOS code053185C
Total credit points required252
Standard duration of study (years)5.5 years FT, 11 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Dr Shanthy Rachagan


  • This is an accelerated course and students will be required to overload by 12 points in two semesters in order to complete this degree in five years.


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
  • Chartered Financial Analysts 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 42 units (252 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:

All unit codes displaying a 'G' as the third character are offered by Off-campus Learning.

Business and Commerce component

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

* Note: Credit will be given for the sixth compulsory level one unit of the Bachelor of Business and Commerce 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
  • the requirements of the majors are listed under 'Areas of study'
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

*Note: Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students will complete an additional unit as detailed below.

(iii.) additional units selected from the Faculty in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at the student's 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.

Civil and Environmental Engineering component

(b.) students must complete 26 units (156 points) from the School of Applied Sciences and Engineering as follows:

Areas of Study

Business and Commerce majors


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.