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 facultyArts
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

Visit the Engineering contacts page

Arts: 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 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.


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

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Engineering courses visit


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 arts studies composed of major and minor studies, and additional units which may be chosen to form a second minor.

In the first level of study, students must 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 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.) an arts major (48 points)

(b.) an arts minor in a different area of study (24 points)

(c.) a first-year arts sequence in a third area of study (12 points)

(d.) a further 12 points of arts units at first, second or third-year level

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

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 It is recommended that students obtain the current requirements for their arts component from the Faculty of Arts at the time of enrolment. Students undertaking a language discipline are advised to ensure continuity of the language study.

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
  • ENE2503 Materials properties and recycling**

** If not completed at stage two.

Eng: 30-36 points

Level four

  • APG4429 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world
  • BTC3100 Sustainability and the law
  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems
  • ENE4607 Environmental risk assessment
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: 30 points

Level five

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

Students who were not required to complete a foundation unit at level one complete:

  • one group A elective from their chosen stream from the list below.

Eng: 12-18 points

Group A electives
Water and land management
  • CIV2207 Computer and water systems modelling
  • CIV3204 Engineering investigations
  • CIV3247 Geomechanics II
  • 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 Arts
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.