E3011 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology - 2017

Honours - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Information Technology.

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

Course code

E3011

Credit points

240

Abbreviated title

BE(Hons)/BInfoTech

CRICOS code

092251G

Managing faculty

Engineering

Partner faculty

Information Technology

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

E3011 (pdf)

Course type

Specialist/Comprehensive
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

5 years FT, 10 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award

Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

The engineering award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.

Alternative exits

Students may exit the double degree course with the award for one of the single degrees. Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

In an age of increasing technological advancements the synergy between engineering and information technology will only become stronger. IT underpins engineering practice in all disciplines and industry needs graduates with skills and expertise spanning both.

In this double degree course you will acquire creative and problem solving skills to use IT in engineering applications. This could be anything from designing a stunning visualisation of engineering data, to building an app for data collection to setting up the business IT processes to deliver an engineering product via the internet.

Depending on the chosen IT major, you could:

  • use your technical skills from software development to create controllers, simulations and visualisations for anything from manufacturing to energy usage or medical devices
  • apply your creative skills and design flair from multimedia to create a great app for controlling a 'smart house'
  • use your practical understanding of business information systems to launch an online business in engineering services or products
  • put your networks and security skills to work setting up the IT infrastructure and software needed for remote sensing or transportation monitoring.

Structure

Engineering

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.

Information technology

C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

Part A. Information technology specified study

This will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge for your IT education and ensure a breadth of understanding of IT and its applications in organisations and society.

Part B. Information technology listed major

Only the computer networks and security major is available in this double degree.

Requirements

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 Information Technology (including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree).

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-e3011.pdf) 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.

Alternative exits

Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or a Bachelor of Information Technology degree after four or three 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 Information Technology 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 and B for the Bachelor of Information Technology degree.