Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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 code072663J
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


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • 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 employment/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 vacation employment 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 vacation employment has been completed and a satisfactory report submitted.

Professional recognition


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

IMPORTANT NOTE: This was a new course structure for students entering the program from 2011 onwards. Students who entered the program prior to 2012 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.

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

Areas of Study


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.