Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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
Partner facultyEngineering
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 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


The course 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.

Areas of study


Students must complete 42 units over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

Business and Commerce component

(a.) 16 units (96 points) taken from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at the Gippsland campus as follows:

(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 - ETG1102 (Business statistics) - on the basis of passes in compulsory units ENV2792 (Mathematical models of the environment) 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 of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - students must complete an additional unit as detailed below.

(iii.) additional units selected from the Faculty in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce at the Gippsland campus to reach the required 16 units.

Additional Bachelor of Business and Commerce 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:

  • ATS3259 Geographic information systems (GIS) for environmental management
  • CHM1752 Chemistry for engineers
  • CHM2752 Chemistry of the environment
  • ENG1210 Introduction to structural engineering
  • ENG1211 Introduction to engineering systems
  • ENG2202 Steel structures
  • ENG2203 Concrete structures
  • ENG2204 Water systems
  • ENG2206 Introduction to geoengineering
  • ENG2207 Waterway engineering
  • ENG3201 Project management for engineers
  • ENG3202 Geoengineering
  • ENG3203 Environmental geoengineering
  • ENG3204 Water and wastewater
  • ENG3205 Traffic and transport
  • ENG4201 Project
  • ENG4202 Civil and environmental engineering practice
  • ENG4203 Management of water resources
  • ENG4204 Road engineering
  • ENV1711 Ecological systems and the environment
  • ENV1722 Geophysical system and the environment
  • ENV2792 Mathematical models of the environment
  • ENV3737 Tools for environmental management
  • MTH1020 Analysis of change
  • MTH1030 Techniques for modelling
  • MAT2731 Engineering mathematical analysis


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 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.