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 Engineering

Managing facultyEngineering
Abbreviated titleBEnvEng/BCom
CRICOS code075588B
Total credit points required252
Standard duration of study (years)5 years FT, 10 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

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Course coordinator



  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students will normally expect to complete the course in five years. This is achieved by undertaking one additional unit (above the standard four units - 24 credit points) per semester twice in the later stages of the degree.


This course provides students with the broad-based capability for the solution, implementation and management of engineering activities in an environmental context, in combination with a wide range of disciplines offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics in finance, economics, accounting and management.


For the Bachelor of Commerce objectives, refer to the single degree entry at and the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering single degree entry at

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

This degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • CPA Australia
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

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

For further details visit:

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Engineering courses, visit


The course structure has three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of commerce
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics (all units taken as part of this major must be from the student's campus of enrolment)
  • a prescribed environmental engineering sequence.


The degree requires completion of between 252 points over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

Commerce component

(a.) students must complete 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics as follows:

(i) completion of six compulsory common core units (36 points):

  • AFC1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • BTC1110 Business law
  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • MGC1010 Introduction to management
  • MKC1200 Principles of marketing

(ii) compleion of at least two units (12 points) from the following:

  • AFC1030 Introduction to financial accounting, or AFC2140 Corporate finance
  • ECC1100 Principles of macroeconomics
  • ETC1010 Data modelling and computing
  • MGC1020 Organisations: contexts and strategies

(iii) a major of eight units (48 points):*

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

* 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 additional unit/s as detailed below.

(iv) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units.

Environmental engineering component

b.) students must complete 156 points from environmental engineering as follows:

Level one

and either


Foundation units

Plus (depending on VCE subjects completed) none or one foundation unit from*:

Eng: 36 points (ENG1020 done later if not done at level 1)

Com: 12 points

Level two

  • BIO2011 Ecology and biodiversity
  • CHE2162 Material and energy balances
  • CHE2164 Thermodynamics I
  • CIV2263 Water systems
  • ENE2503 Materials properties and recycling or ENG1020 Engineering structures if not completed at level one*
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • ATS2548 Environmental policy and management

*students needing to take ENG1020 at stage 2 should complete ENE2503 at stage 3.

Eng: 42 points

Com: 12 points

Level three

  • CIV2282 Transport and traffic engineering
  • CIV3248 Groundwater and environmental geoengineering
  • CIV3264 Urban water and wastewater systems
  • ENE3048 Energy and the environment
  • ENE3606 The air environment

Eng: 30 points

Com: 18 points

Level four

  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems
  • APG4429 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world*
  • BTC3100 Sustainability and the law

*If not done as part of the Bachelor of Commerce.

Stream core units

Choose one to lead to Level 5 design/project units:

Water and land management

  • CIV3205 Project management for civil engineers

Transport and the built environment

  • CIV3205 Project management for civil engineers

Eng: 24 points

Com: 30 points

Level five

  • ENE4607 Environmental risk assessment

Select an engineering design/project unit combination from the following streams:

Water and land management

ENE4603 Environmental project A and ENE4212 Environmental design; or

Transport and the built environment

ENE4603 Environmental project A and ENE4212 Environmental design; or

Select zero, one or two* Group A electives to complete a total of 156 points of engineering units from within one of the following streams.

*Students complete zero Group A elective units if they required one Foundation unit at level 1 and completed BTC3100 as of the Engineering component, that is, not done as part of a Commerce major.

Students complete one Group A elective unit if they did not require Foundation units at level 1 and completed BTC3100 as part of the Engineering component, that is, not done as part of a Commerce major.

Students complete two group Group A elective units if they did not require Foundation units at level 1 and completed BTC3100 as part of a Commerce major.

Students who complete APG4429 as part of the Bachelor of Commerce (ie. within a Commerce major) complete a further Group A elective.

Eng: 24 points

Com: 24 points

Group A elective units

Water and land management

  • CIV2207 Computer and water systems modelling
  • CIV3247 Geoengineering
  • CIV3204 Civil engineering investigations
  • CIV4248 Geoengineering hazards
  • CIV4261 Integrated urban water management
  • CIV4268 Water resources management
  • MTE4593 Materials and the environment

Transport and the built environment

Areas of Study

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit from the double-degree program and graduate with one of the single degrees providing all requirements for that degree have been met.


Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Environmental Engineering
Bachelor of 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.