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/BA
CRICOS code075587C
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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  • 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 double-degree course provides an excellent opportunity to combine studies in arts with environmental engineering. In the double-degree course structure, restrictions have been imposed in terms of prescribed units to ensure that students pursue studies that suitably equip them for the subsequent levels in arts and engineering.


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 Arts in the humanities, social sciences and communication. For example, language programs are aimed at engineers who wish to position themselves to take advantage of opportunities in industry and government requiring multilingual skills, especially for an international scope.

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

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Engineering courses visit


The arts component of this double degree will require 96 points in total. All disciplines must be chosen from those taught by the Faculty of Arts as listed in the 'Areas of study' section of this handbook at

The engineering component of this double degree will require 156 points in total.

In the first level of study, students complete engineering units worth 36 points and a 12-point level one sequence in an arts discipline. Thereafter candidates undertake further studies in arts as outlined in the requirements (below) and studies in environmental engineering.

In selecting units in both arts and engineering, students should be aware of any constraints imposed by timetabling and the need to satisfy prerequisites for later level units. Most students will probably undertake some engineering and some arts units in each level of study.

The large majority of students entering the faculty have completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), and references in the following paragraphs are to the prerequisite VCE subjects. Some domestic and international students enter the faculty with equivalent qualifications, and advice about unit choice for students with qualifications other than the VCE may be obtained from the faculty administration offices. Foundation units are required for students who have not completed appropriate VCE studies.

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


Arts component

The arts component requires 96 points in total, consisting of*:

  • a major (48 points),
  • a minor (24 points),
  • an additional first-year sequence (12 points),
  • a further 12 points of arts units

*Two level-one arts units (12 points) are taken by all students at level one of the course.

Engineering component

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)

Arts: 12 points

Level two

  • 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
  • BIO2011 Ecology and biodiversity
  • ATS2548 Environmental policy and management

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

Eng: 42 points

Arts: 6 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

Arts: 24 points

Level four

  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems
  • ENE4607 Environmental risk assessment
  • BTC3100 Sustainability and the law
  • APG4429 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world
Stream core units

Choose one to lead to Stage 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: 30 points

Arts: 24 points

Level five

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

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

*Students who have completed a foundation unit complete zero Group A elective. Students who were not required to complete a foundation unit complete one Group A elective.

Eng: 18 points

Arts: 30 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

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 Arts
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.