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 Engineering

Managing facultyEngineering
Partner facultyBusiness and Economics
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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Business and Economics: visit

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.


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 degrees are not eligible to graduate until this work experience has been completed and a satisfactory report submitted.

Professional recognition

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This course consists of:

(a.) 156 points of environmental engineering studies composed of core and elective units, and foundation units if required, plus a choice of streams at levels four and five

(b.) 96 points of commerce studies composed of core units, elective units if required, and a major.

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

Areas of study


Commerce component

(a.) 16 units from the Faculty of Business and Economics as follows:

(i.) 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.) a major of eight* units (48 points):

  • the major must come from the approved majors offered at Clayton campus listed under 'Areas of study'
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

* Note: 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 must complete additional unit/s as detailed below.

(iii.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points).

Additional Bachelor of Commerce degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year-level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year-level units (24 points) must be from those offered by the faculty on the campus delivering this program
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units and second-year level units require the successful completion of four first-year level units.

Environmental engineering component

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.

Level one

  • BIO2040 Conservation biology
  • ENE1621 Environmental engineering
  • ENG1010 Process systems analysis
  • ENG1060 Computing for engineers
  • ENG1091 Mathematics for engineering
  • ENG1020 Engineering structures* or a foundation unit if needed
Foundation units

Depending on VCE subjects completed, none or one foundation unit from:

Total Eng: 36 points

Level two

  • ATS2548 Environmental policy and management
  • 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

* Students needing to take ENG1020 at stage two should complete ENE2503 at stage three.

Total Eng: 42 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

Level four

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

* If not done as part of the Bachelor of Commerce. If APG4429/ECC2800 done as part of Commerce, then select one unit from Group A electives under chosen stream below. Other units may be chosen with the approval of the course director.

Stream core units

Students select one of the available streams:

(a.) water and land management

(b.) transport and the built environment

and complete topics relevant to their stream in the following unit:

  • CIV3205 Project management for civil engineers

Eng: 24 points

Level five

Students must complete:

  • ENE4607 Environmental risk assessment

Students continue in their chosen stream and complete project and design elements relevant to their stream in the following units:

Students also may need to take group A electives in their chosen stream as follows:

Students must complete:

(a.) zero Group A elective units if they completed:

  • a foundation unit at level one
  • BTC3100 as part of the Engineering component, that is, not in one of the available Bachelor of Commerce majors

(b.) one Group A elective unit if they:

  • did not require a foundation unit at level one
  • completed BTC3100 as part of the Engineering component, that is, not in one of the available Bachelor of Commerce majors.

(c.) two group Group A elective units if they:

  • did not require Foundation units at level one
  • completed BTC3100 as part of one of the available Bachelor of Commerce majors.

Eng: 24 points

Group A elective units
Water and land management
  • CIV2207 Computer and water systems modelling
  • CIV3247 Geomechanics II
  • CIV3204 Engineering investigations
  • CIV4248 Ground hazards and environmental geotechnics
  • CIV4261 Integrated urban water management
  • CIV4268 Water resources management
  • MTE4593 Materials and environment
  • MTE4599 Materials for energy technologies
Transport and the built environment

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit from the double-degree program and graduate with only 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 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, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.