Engineering and Commerce
Bachelor degree (honours)/Bachelor degree
Engineering with commerce is a powerful combination. Many engineers work in areas outside of engineering, such as management, banking and consulting, and many go on to become CEOs of major corporations. Almost 20 percent of CEOs of ASX100 companies are engineers.
The dual degree includes the engineering common first year, allowing you time to learn about engineering and its various branches before choosing an area of specialisation. In this year you will learn to apply your developing maths and science knowledge to real-life problems.
You will also select your commerce major after sampling from across the main disciplines. Think economics, finance, management, marketing or sustainability, or any other major that aligns with your career aspirations.
This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending upon your specialisation, you will be awarded one of:
- the Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours), or
- the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours), or
- the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours), or
- the Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Honours), or
- the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours), or
- the Bachelor of Materials Engineering (Honours), or
- the Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours), or
- the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours), or
- the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours),
- the Bachelor of Commerce.
You will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either or both in combination.
The design and systems thinking provided through engineering, together with analytic skills and a practical focus is an unbeatable combination. Our graduates are professionals who know how to get things done.
This double degree will develop your business skills and complement the qualities that make engineers competent business leaders: problem solving skills, planning skills, and their focus on the future and continuous improvement. Graduates will be prepared for project leadership in fields such as health, built and natural environments, medicine and aerospace. The education you will receive means you'll be able to draw on cross-disciplinary perspectives to thrive in a broad range of settings.
At a glance
For students looking to begin study in 2016.
|Location(s):||On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time|
|Duration:||5 years (full time), 10 years (part time)|
|Start date:||First Semester (February)|
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Your qualification will be a
Bachelor of Commerce
Choose to major in one of:
|Listed area of study||Major||Extended Major||Minor|
|Accounting||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton|
"The process was iterative. I received suggestions from my supervisor, workshop staff and others as to what could be improved. The final design was manufactured in the Mechanical Engineering Workshop." - Nick Mason-Smith, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours).
You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.
Equivalent Australian Year 12
All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.
|Australian VCE subjects||Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL||Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS)||Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry or Physics|
|IB||At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL||At least 4 in Mathematics SL or 3 in Mathematics HL||At least 4 in Chemistry SL or 3 in Chemistry HL or 4 in Physics SL or 3 in Physics HL.|
Alternative qualifications and prerequisites
For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.
Non-School leaver requirements
Above minimum entrance requirement for Monash University.
Applicants should note that the above English and mathematics prerequisites, or their interstate/overseas equivalents, must be satisfied.
VET Diploma or Advanced Diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants will normally require at least a 70% average. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.
University: To be considered, completion of two single units satisfy minimum entry requirements, but four units are recommended to be competitive for selection, especially in areas of study related to the course in which admission is being sought. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies. Studies must have been completed within five years of intended commencement.
Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.
University entrance requirements
Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.
Extra requirements for Engineering:
Extra requirements for Commerce:
- VTAC Personal Statement (for domestic students only) - Current year 12 applicants are not required to complete this statement. All other applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Statement detailing any experience that is relevant to the course. Information on the statement receives equal weighting with academic results in deciding the ranking.
Making the application
Semester one (February)
Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.
Semester two (July)
This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry
For applications Direct to Monash
Apply directly to Monash with this course code: E3005
You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.
Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...
Fees are subject to change annually.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
The average annual student contribution amount is:
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.
As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:
- pay all of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
- defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.
We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.
Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.
The 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.
These will develop your understanding of natural and physical sciences, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences that underpin all engineering disciplines.
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.
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.
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.
The Bachelor of Commerce is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:
This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of commerce and expose you to several commerce disciplines. This will contribute breadth to your knowledge of commerce and address the graduate course outcomes. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of your major area of study.
View course maps
The following progression map(s) shows you a guide of the typical sequencing of units undertaken in this course.
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- Aerospace Engineering specialisation
- Chemical Engineering specialisation
- Civil Engineering specialisation
- Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering specialisation
- Environmental Engineering specialisation
- Materials Engineering specialisation
- Mechanical Engineering specialisation
- Mechatronics Engineering specialisation
- Software Engineering specialisation