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Engineering Systems

MajorYear: 2019

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Overview

THE COURSE STRUCTURE BELOW ONLY APPLIES TO RE-ENROLLING STUDENTS WHO COMMENCED THEIR STUDIES PRIOR TO 2016

Engineering involves the planning, design and construction of the built environment for the provision of essential services and infrastructure in a manner that respects and works with the natural and social environmental contexts in which it occurs. Engineers use their sophisticated understanding of these concepts to create solutions to improve quality of life. This major provides you with the interdisciplinary skills necessary to succeed in this complex and exciting field. Given the critical link engineers create between society, the built and natural environments, this major draws upon one of the key strengths of the Bachelor of Environments – its interdisciplinary approach to problem solving – to build your teamwork skills. You will learn how to work with a range of specialists, such as architects, biologists, ecologists, natural resource managers, planners, community groups, farmers and other engineering disciplines, in order to establish sustainable and resilient human-environment systems. This major is based on a strong ability in mathematics and science to learn how to develop predictive models of complex systems to allow design of engineered systems.

Careers and further study

Students pursuing a career in engineering will complete the Bachelor of Environments with a major in Engineering Systems, followed by the two-year Master of Engineering (Civil, Environmental or Structural). The five-year Bachelor-Master combination leads to professional accreditation by Engineers Australia, the Washington Accord and Eur-ACE, the European accreditation system for professional engineers. For more information on the Masters of Engineering and graduate careers, please visit the Melbourne School of Engineering web site: www.eng.unimelb.edu.au

 Environmental engineering graduates specialize in land, water, energy or waste management; site contamination; river rehabilitation; soil erosion; renewable energy and other environmental issues. Civil and structural engineering graduates work in construction engineering, building structural design, transport and traffic, earthworks, hydraulic systems, and project management. Many graduate engineers also find demand for their strong analytic problem solving skills in a range of business and management careers.

Graduates usually work with: 



  • Local and international engineering consulting firms 


  • Urban and rural water agencies 


  • Conservation and natural resources departments 


  • Environmental protection agencies 


  • Catchment management authorities 


  • Local, state and federal government agencies


  • Management consulting firms
  • Public transport companies
  • Construction contracting companies

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of a three year Bachelor of Environments degree with an Engineering Systems major, students will have developed a deep understanding of the interaction between the built and natural environments, and problem solving skills with regard to ecologically sustainable development.

Structure

150 credit points

112.5 points of Engineering Systems subjects.

Subject Options

The following description of the Engineering Systems major aligns with the Study Plan Structure viewable on the Portal for students who commenced the Bachelor of Environments in 2015 or later.

The components within the structure of this major have been designed to enforce the requirements of both this specific major and of the course overall, e.g. the requirement that at least 62.5 points of Environments discipline subjects (which can include subjects taken within the major) are taken at each of Level 2 and Level 3.

PRE-2015 STUDENTS: Students who commenced the Bachelor of Environments prior to 2015 should refer to the handbook entry for the year they commenced in conjunction with the 2015 handbook listings for Environments elective and Breadth subject listings. View 2014 Bachelor of Environments Handbook entry.

Level 1 Environments & Enabling Electives (37.5 points)

In order to complete this major, enrol into the following first year subject as an Environment Elective:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ENVS10009

* Please note ENVS10009 will not be offered in 2017. Students majoring in Engineering Systems who have not yet completed ENVS10009 may enrol in ENGR10005 Statics in 2017. For further information and assistance please contact STOP 1.

PLUS

based on your mathematics background, two subjects as an Enabling Subject:

Mathematics Background

  • VCE Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 only: Enrol in MAST10012 Introduction to Mathematics & MAST10005 Calculus 1. Then enrol into MAST10006 Calculus 2 and MAST10007 Linear Algebra as Breadth Subjects (see below)
  • VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 with a study score of 25 or more: Enrol in MAST10005 Calculus 1 & MAST10006 Calculus 2. Then enrol into MAST10007 Linear Algebra as a Breadth Subject (see below)
  • VCE Specialist Maths Units 3 and 4 with a study score of 30 or more: Enrol in MAST10006 Calculus 2 & MAST10007 Linear Algebra.

IMPORTANT: This requirement may be taken as breadth.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MAST10012 Introduction to Mathematics
Summer Term
Semester 1
12.5
MAST10005 Calculus 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MAST10006 Calculus 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MAST10007 Linear Algebra
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Engineering Systems major - core subjects (87.5)

All of

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR20003 Engineering Materials
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENEN20002 Earth Processes for Engineering
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN30008 Engineering Risk Analysis
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN30010 Systems Modelling and Design
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Major Electives & Environments Discipline subjects

Choose the total of

  1. 25 points of Major elective subjects;
  2. 37.5 points of Environments Discipline subjects

RULES:

Please note these rules when choosing the Major electives & Environments Discipline subjects below

  1. Must complete 12.5 points level 2 subjects
  2. Must complete 12.5 points level 3 subjects

Major Electives (25 points)

IMPORTANT:

  1. It is strongly recommended that students select two electives from the one discipline, as this will strengthen students' discipline knowledge within the major.
  2. Students wishing to apply for the Master of Engineering (Civil or Structural) MUST enrol into CVEN30009 Structural Theory and Design as a major elective.

Chemistry

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CHEM10004 Chemistry 2
Summer Term
Semester 2
12.5
CHEM20011 Environmental Chemistry
Semester 1
12.5

Biology

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ECOL20003 Ecology
Semester 2
12.5
GEOG20002 Landscapes and Environmental Change
Semester 1
12.5
HORT20027 Greening Landscapes
Semester 2
12.5
ATOC30005
ECOL30006 Ecology in Changing Environments
Semester 1
12.5

Infrastructure

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CVEN30009 Structural Theory and Design
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL30039 Construction Contract Administration
Semester 2
12.5

Spatial Systems

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GEOM20013 Applications of GIS
Semester 1
12.5
GEOM30009 Imaging the Environment
Semester 1
12.5
GEOM30012 Integrated Spatial Systems
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM20015 Surveying and Mapping
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM30013 Land Administration Systems
Semester 2
12.5

Environmental Economics and Management

Code Name Study period Credit Points
IBUS20002 Business in the Global Economy
Semester 2
12.5
MGMT20001 Organisational Behaviour
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MGMT20007 Cross-Cultural Management and Teamwork Not available in 2019 12.5
ABPL20042 Construction of Residential Buildings
Semester 1
12.5

Environments Discipline subjects (37.5 points)

Select from this list:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
Environments Discipline subjects

Breadth subjects and restrictions for Engineering Systems major students

The breadth requirements for the Bachelor of Environments include the restriction of some subjects as breadth options, depending on an individual student’s choice of major. Subjects in the Handbook that are marked as available as breadth in the Bachelor of Environments may be subject to further restrictions, depending up which major a student is completing in that course. Detailed information on these

Code Name Study period Credit Points
Restrictions for Breadth Options
is available.

Students undertaking the Engineering Systems major are not permitted to take as breadth:

  • any Chemistry subjects (subject codes beginning CHEM)
  • any Civil Engineering subjects (subject codes beginning CVEN)
  • any Earth Science subjects (subject codes beginning ERTH)
  • any Engineering subjects (subject codes beginning ENGR)
  • any Geology subjects (subject codes beginning GEOL)
  • any Geomatics subjects (subject codes beginning GEOM)
  • any Mathematics and Statistics subjects (subject codes beginning MAST) - with the exception of MAST10006 Calculus 2 and MAST10007 Linear Algebra (and any required prerequisites for these subjects such as MAST10005 Calculus 1 and MAST10012 Introduction to Mathematics)
  • any Physics subjects (subject codes beginning PHYC)
  • any of the following Level 2 or Level 3 Construction subjects:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ABPL20033 Construction Analysis
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL20036 Environmental Building Systems
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL30039 Construction Contract Administration
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL30040 Measurement of Building Works
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL30041 Construction Design
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL30055 Construction Management
Semester 1
12.5
ABPL20041
ABPL30046 Steel and Concrete Structural Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ABPL20053 Construction of Concrete Buildings
Semester 2
12.5
ABPL20042 Construction of Residential Buildings
Semester 1
12.5

Notes

For more information on this major and to view a sample course plan please visit: http://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/sample-course-plans-bachelor-environments

Majors, minors and specialisations

Course planning for an Engineering Systems major

A major in Engineering Systems in the Bachelor of Environment consists of:

  • 87.5 points of Engineering Systems Core subjects;
  • 25 points of Major Elective subjects;

PLUS

  • In first year: 37.5 points of Level 1 Enabling & Environments elective subjects required for the major

Specific details of the Bachelor of Environments course structure can be found at:

Last updated: 29 May 2019