The building industry needs engineering professionals with strong architectural knowledge. The combination of architectural design with civil engineering is an exploration of creative solutions to a wide variety of engineering and social problems, like looking at sustainable ways to build or renovating existing structures to work more efficiently.
You will graduate with valuable skills for transforming the built environment, from the design of buildings or bridges to renovating existing structures to work more efficiently. The ability to provide solutions through creative thinking and realistic applications will make you attractive to architectural and engineering firms in Australia and overseas.
As a multifaceted build environment professional, you can provide important leadership in the design and construction of the built environment, collaborating with architects, engineers, builders and other design professionals.
Upon completion of the double degree, you will be a qualified engineer. With a Master of Architecture degree, you can also become a registered architect.
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.
F2001 Bachelor of Architectural Design is a specialist course that develops through theme studies in architectural design, technologies and environments, history and theory, and communication. These will come together in the form of a graduand exhibition normally developed during the final two studio units in the third year of the course.
Part A. Architecture design studios
Architecture design studio units bring together a range of complex issues inherent in the production of architecture: material, structure, program, site, history and representation. They focus on the architectural project as a process of investigation, critical observation and experimentation. Design studios foreground the development of architectural designs through material and three-dimensional testing of ideas. They combine various design, technical, conceptual, historical and professional issues into creative architectural outcomes across a range of scales and types of projects.
Part B. Technologies and environments studies
Technologies and environments units cover material, structural, construction and environmental conditions. Studies begin with the exploration of materials through physical models and drawings. They move on to the introduction of structural systems and then to environmental systems including human comfort and energy usage. Across the units, issues are explored through design projects including the use of physical and digital models for performance analysis.
Part C. History and theory studies
History and theory units provide the skills to research and analyse architecture issues, and develop awareness and critical understanding of architectural and urban developments across local, national and international contexts. Through the prism of history, you will begin to situate the built environment in relation to broad social, cultural, environmental and theoretical developments. These units introduce the languages of architecture - formal, visual, written, and verbal - and enable you to become more articulate in all of these modes.
Part D. Communication studies
In communications units you will learn various representational techniques relevant to the technical, conceptual and intuitive practices of architectural design work. The investigations develop through a series of clearly defined exercises that build upon one another and increase in complexity and scale over time, from drawing to key software applications and design media necessary for professional practice. You will be introduced to tools, techniques and media for developing and expressing architectural ideas.
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 Architectural Design (including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C and D for the single degree).
The course progression mapcourse progression map (https://www.monash.edu/engineering/current-students/enrolment-and-re-enrolment/course-information/course-maps) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.
Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) or a Bachelor of Architectural Design after four or three years respectively, depending on the units studied.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering 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 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) specialising in civil engineering.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Architectural Design 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, C and D for the Bachelor of Architectural Design degree.