Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 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 2014 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 facultyScience
Abbreviated titleBEnvEng(Hons)/BSc
CRICOS code069010F
Total credit points required240
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.
  • This course must be completed in a minimum of five and a maximum of 10 years, including any periods of intermission.


This double degree course provides an excellent opportunity to combine studies in relevant areas of science with a specialisation in environmental engineering.


Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 4643 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and 0050 Bachelor of Science.

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

Refer to the Faculty of Engineering's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses ( page in this Handbook.


This course consists of:

(a.) 138 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.) 102 points of science studies composed of compulsory units and at least one major sequence in a science area of study, with no more than 36 points of science units at level one and at least 24 points at level three.

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 science and engineering.

Students must complete at least one major sequence in a science area of study along with core units in environmental science towards the science component. The science major sequence must be selected from those outlined under 'Requirements'.

For details of major sequences in science, refer to the Science areas of studies and sequences - ClaytonScience areas of studies and sequences - Clayton ( in the Faculty of Science section of this handbook.

Students should contact the appropriate science or engineering course adviser before enrolling in any level of the double-degree program, to ensure that the program they wish to follow will satisfy prerequisites necessary for higher levels. In some special cases, students may choose to overload at levels two or three if they have not completed all of the prerequisites for their chosen science major sequences.

An honours degree in science can be achieved by taking an additional year of study in the Faculty of Science, on completion of the science requirement for the double degree (see below). The honours year in science may be undertaken by intermitting from the double degree, or on completion of the double degree.


Over the five stages of the course students must complete all of the following:

  • at least one major sequence in a science area of study chosen from astrophysics, atmospheric science, ecology and conservation biology, genetics, marine and freshwater biology, plant sciences, zoology, chemistry, computational science, geographical science, geosciences, mathematics and statistics or physics (48 points)
  • two core biology units (BIO2011, BIO2040) (12 points)
  • one core mathematics unit (MTH1030) (6 points)
  • three core environmental science units (ATS2548, ENV2022, ENV3022) (18 points)
  • 18 engineering units (108 points)
  • five environmental engineering electives from within one of three streams (30 points)
  • any additional science units to complete a total of 102 points of science

Stage one

  • ENE1621 Environmental engineering
  • ENG1010 Process systems analysis or MTH1020 Analysis of change (for students without VCE specialist mathematics)
  • ENG1060 Computing for engineers
  • MTH1030 Techniques for modelling

Select two pairs of level one science units from the following:

  • ASP1010 Earth to cosmos - introductory astronomy and ASP1022 Life and the universe
  • ATS1310 Extreme earth: Natural hazards and human vulnerability and ATS1301 Australian physical environments: Evolution, status and management or ATS1309 The global challenge
  • BIO1011 Biology I and BIO1022 Biology II or BIO1042 Environmental biology
  • CHM1011 Chemistry I or CHM1051 Chemistry I advanced, plus CHM1022 Chemistry II or CHM1052 Chemistry II advanced
  • ESC1011 Planet earth: Our place in the universe and ESC1022 Planet earth: Surface processes
  • FIT1029 Algorithmic problem solving and FIT1040 Programming fundamentals
  • PHS1011 Physics (or PHS1080 Foundation physics) and PHS1022 Physics
  • STA1010 Statistical methods for science and MAT1830 Discrete mathematics for computer science

Total: 48 points

Stage two

  • BIO2011 Ecology and biodiversity
  • BIO2040 Conservation biology
  • ENG1020 Engineering structures
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • ENV2022 Environmental analysis 1: Sampling and monitoring
  • science elective or ENG1010 Process systems analysis (if not taken at stage one)
  • 12 points of level two units which count towards the major sequence in science

Total: 48 points

Stage three

  • ATS2548 Environmental policy and management
  • CHE2162 Material and energy balances
  • CHE2164 Thermodynamics I
  • CIV2263 Water systems
  • CIV2282 Transport and traffic engineering
  • ENV3022 Environmental technology
  • 12 points of science units which count towards the major sequence in science

Total: 48 points

Stage four

  • APG4429 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world
  • CHE3163 Sustainable processing I* or CIV3205 Project management for civil engineers**
  • CIV3248 Groundwater and environmental geoengineering
  • ENE2503 Materials properties and recycling
  • ENE3048 Energy and the environment
  • ENE3606 The air environment
  • 12 points of science units towards the science major sequence

Total: 48 points

Stage five

  • BTC3100 Sustainability and the law
  • CIV3264 Urban water and wastewater systems
  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems
  • ENE4607 Environmental risk assessment
  • 12 points of Group A environmental engineering electives

One of the following 12 point environmental engineering stream design/project options:

Total: 48 points

* For students undertaking the environmental process engineering stream.

** For students undertaking the water and land management or transport and the built environment streams.

Group A environmental engineering elective units

Environmental process engineering
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
  • ENE4604 Environmental project B
  • MTE4593 Materials and environment
  • MTE4599 Materials for energy technologies
Transport and the built environment

Progression to further studies

Students may apply for admission to an honours level in science following the completion of an approved combination of at least 144 points of units including all of the science requirements for that branch of the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering.

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 Environmental Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Science

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 or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.