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 facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBCom/BMchtronE(Hons)
CRICOS code058756K
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 course must be completed in a minimum of five and a maximum of 10 years.


This double-degree course is intended for potential engineers who wish to become more aware of economic, social, organisational and managerial aspects of the engineering profession.


Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 0179 Bachelor of Commerce and 4647 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours).

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 on professional recognition for the Bachelor of Commerce component of this double degree, refer to the Faculty of Business and Economics professional recognitionprofessional recognition ( webpage.


This course consists of:

(a.) 96 points of commerce studies composed of core and elective units and a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics (units to be taken from the student's campus of enrolment)

(b.) 156 points of mechatronics engineering studies composed of compulsory and elective units

Areas of study


Commerce component

(a.) 16 units from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus as follows:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points)

  • ACC1000 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 listed under 'Areas of study'.
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

* Depending on the major chosen, 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 will 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 .

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) from those offered by the faculty on the Clayton campus
  • 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

Mechatronics engineering component

The large majority of students entering the engineering 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 engineering faculty with equivalent qualifications, and advice about unit choice for students with qualification other than the VCE may be obtained from the Faculty of Engineering administration offices. Foundation units are required for students who have not completed appropriate VCE studies.

(b.) 26 units from the Faculty of Engineering as follows:

First year

Core units

Total Eng: 36 points

Foundation units

Plus (depending on VCE subjects completed) none or one foundation unit from:

Elective unit

If a foundation unit is not required:

Second year

plus, if a foundation unit was required in first year:

Total Eng: 30 or 36 points

Third year

Total Eng: 30 points

Fourth year

Total Eng: 30 points

Fifth year

  • TRC4000 Mechatronics final year project I
  • TRC4800 Robotics
  • 18 or 12 points of mechatronics electives as needed

Total Eng: 30 or 24 points

Mechatronics electives

Students must complete 18 points of approved mechatronics elective units if a foundation unit was not required or 12 points of approved mechatronics elective units if a foundation unit was required. Elective units must be chosen from the list below:

All electives must be approved by the course director.

  • ECE2041 Telecommunications
  • ECE4053 Electrical energy - generation and supply
  • ECE4054 Electrical energy - power converters and motor control
  • ECE4063 Large scale digital design
  • ECE4074 Advanced computer architecture
  • ECE4075 Real time embedded systems
  • ECE4078 Intelligent robotics
  • MEC4418 Control systems
  • MEC4425 Micro-nano solid and fluid mechanics
  • MEC4426 Computer-aided design
  • MEC4428 Advanced dynamics
  • MEC4444 Industrial noise control
  • MEC4446 Composite and structures
  • MTE2544 Functional Materials
  • MTE3545 Functional materials and devices
  • TRC4001 Mechatronics final year project II

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