- 2017



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Contact details

EngineeringEngineering (http://www.monash.edu/engineering/about-us/contact-us)



Geological engineering is an interdisciplinary field, in which principles of geoscience are used to solve engineering and environmental problems. It connects geology to numerous forms of engineering that include mining, oil and gas, civil, tunnelling and renewable energy production (e.g. hydro-power and geothermal energy).



Levels 2, 3 and 4

Parts C, D. Geological engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)

Students complete:

Part E. Elective study (36 points)

Single degree students complete a. and b. below:

  1. 12 points of electives at level 2 or 3 from one of the following options:
  2. 24 points of level 3 and 4 units from the list of technical electives below

    For students completing a double degree, some units required for the partner degree are credited as electives towards this degree.

Geological engineering technical electives

  • CIV2263 Water Systems
  • EAE2522 Sediments and basins
  • ENE3048 Energy and the environment
  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems
  • EAE3591 Geophysics
  • RSE3232 Reservoir engineering
  • MNE4120 Instrumentation, automation, asset management

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Students in other courses are not eligible to complete this specialisation.