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Students who commenced study in 2016 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.

Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

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Managing faculty


Partner faculty

Business and Economics

Admission and fees

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Course type

Double degree
Bachelor's entry-level honours

Standard duration

5 years FT, 10 years PT

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Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)


Bachelor of Actuarial Science
Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Finance
Bachelor of Materials Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

The engineering and commerce specialist awards conferred depends on the specialisations completed.


Partner one of our specialist degrees in actuarial science, economics or finance with your choice from nine engineering specialisations to open up exciting career opportunities that may not be available to graduates in Engineering or Commerce alone.

Perhaps after some years as an aeronautical engineer your future will be as a Finance Director for the major company designing the next generation of flight vehicles.

Perhaps you will draw on strategic planning know how of actuarial science to contribute to the fortunes of a small start up. The possibilities are there - and yours for the making.

Your blend of technical and analytical skills, along with an understanding of the business world, will give you a competitive edge in the job market. Career options include commerce, industry, government or private practice. You might work in in the aviation industry or in environmental management.


Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.


E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is a specialist course that develops through four themes that combine to underpin engineering practice: Fundamentals and foundational skills, Design, Knowledge and applications, and Professional Practice.

Part A. Engineering fundamentals and foundational skills

These will develop your understanding of natural and physical sciences, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences that underpin all engineering disciplines.

Part B. Engineering design

This will develop the engineering techniques, tools and resources for the conduct, design and management of engineering design processes and projects, both in the industrial setting and in the development of research experiments.

Part C. Engineering knowledge and application

This will provide in-depth knowledge of the specific engineering methods of a branch of engineering, and will integrate the specific engineering methods and discipline knowledge into practice. You will develop skills to identify and apply knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. Additionally, your studies will focus on your understanding and application of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in your discipline.

Part D. Professional practice

This will develop your skills in readiness for the engineering workplace. You will develop skills in effective team membership and team leadership, the use and management of commercially relevant data, and the legal responsibilities of engineers. This study will integrate the theme 'Engineering knowledge and application' with your specialist field of engineering.


B2001 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist course develops through the four themes of foundation commerce knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience.

Part A. Foundation commerce knowledge

These units will provide you with a comprehensive study of economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on multi-discipline decision-making in organisations. The units consider the impact on the business, professional and public policy communities.

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge

These units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of a specialised area to provide discipline based solutions to commerce. Units contained within the discipline specialisation may meet the requirements for professional accreditation bodies.

Part C. Capstone experience

The capstone unit is designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the study of your specialisation.


Students must complete 240 points, of which 144 points are from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C, and D for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Commerce Specialist (including all of the requirements in part A, B and C for the single degree).

The course progression mapcourse progression map ( will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are six credit points unless otherwise stated.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Engineering named degree or a Bachelor of Commerce specialist named degree after 3 or 4 years, depending on the units studied.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering degree prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 192 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C and D for the particular Engineering specialisation. Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce named degree prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A, B and C for the particular Commerce specialisation.