Engineering Systems

Bachelor of Environments

Engineers use creativity, analytical skills and scientific understanding to make things happen in the real world. They shape our essential infrastructure such as roads and public transport.

Course Plans

The Engineering Systems Handbook entry stipulates the complete requirements for the Engineering Systems major. Always use the University Handbook as your primary course planning tool.

Commenced 2016

Commencing Start-Year

Sample course plan for students commencing in Semester 1 with VCE Specialist Maths 3/4 (study score of 27+) or equivalent

Year 1
Semester 1

ENVS100012 Changing Melbourne

Level 1 Environments elective

MAST10006 Calculus 2 #

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 2

ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments

ENVS10009 Structural Environments

MAST10007 Linear Algebra #

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics

ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics

Environments Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

ENGR20003 Engineering Materials

ENEN20002 Earth Processes for Engineering

Environments Elective

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

CVEN30008 Engineering
Risk Analysis

ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics

Major Elective

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

CVEN30010 Systems Modelling and Design

(capstone)

Major Elective

Environments Elective
(Structural Theory and Design strongly recommended)**

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

  First-year subjects   Enabling subjects   Major subjects   Elective subjects   Breadth subjects   Free points

# To keep options open, these subjects may be taken as breadth rather than enabling

** Structural Theory and Design MUST be taken by students wishing to apply for the Master of Engineering (Civil or Structural)

Sample course plan for students commencing in Semester 1 with Maths Methods 3/4 (study score of 27+) or equivalent

Year 1
Semester 1

ENVS100012 Changing Melbourne

Level 1 Environments elective

MAST10005 Calculus 1 #

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 2

ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments

ENVS10009 Structural Environments

MAST10006 Calculus 2 #

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics

Environments Elective

MAST10007 Linear Algebra

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

ENGR20003 Engineering Materials

ENEN20002 Earth Processes for Engineering

MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

CVEN30008 Engineering
Risk Analysis

ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics

Major Elective

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

CVEN30010 Systems Modelling and Design

(capstone)

Major Elective

Environments Elective
(Structural Theory and Design strongly recommended)**

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

  First-year subjects   Enabling subjects   Major subjects   Elective subjects   Breadth subjects   Free points

# To keep options open, these subjects may be taken as breadth rather than enabling

** Structural Theory and Design MUST be taken by students wishing to apply for the Master of Engineering (Civil or Structural)

Sample course plan for students commencing in Semester 1 with Maths Methods 1/2 (study score of 27+) or equivalent

Year 1
Semester 1

ENVS100012 Changing Melbourne

Level 1 Environments elective

Level 1 Environments elective

MAST10012 Introduction to Mathematics

Year 1
Semester 2

ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments

ENVS10009 Structural Environments

MAST10005 Calculus 1 #

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics

Environments Elective

MAST10006 Calculus 2

MAST10007 Linear Algebra

Year 2
Semester 2

ENGR20003 Engineering Materials

ENEN20002 Earth Processes for Engineering

MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

CVEN30008 Engineering
Risk Analysis

ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics

Major Elective

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

CVEN30010 Systems Modelling and Design

(capstone)

Major Elective

Environments Elective
(Structural Theory and Design strongly recommended)**

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

  First-year subjects   Enabling subjects   Major subjects   Elective subjects   Breadth subjects   Free points

# To keep options open, these subjects may be taken as breadth rather than enabling

** Structural Theory and Design MUST be taken by students wishing to apply for the Master of Engineering (Civil or Structural)


Commenced 2015

Commencing Start-Year

Sample course plan for students commencing in Semester 1 with VCE Specialist Maths 3/4 (study score of 27+) or equivalent

Year 1
Semester 1

ENVS10001 Natural Environments

Level 1 Environments elective

MAST10006 Calculus 2 #

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 2

ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments

ENVS10009 Structural Environments

MAST10007 Linear Algebra #

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics

ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics

Environments Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

ENGR20003 Engineering Materials

ENEN20002 Earth Processes for Engineering

Environments Elective

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

CVEN30008 Engineering
Risk Analysis

ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics

Major Elective

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

CVEN30010 Systems Modelling and Design

(capstone)

Major Elective

Environments Elective
(Structural Theory and Design strongly recommended)**

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

  First-year subjects   Enabling subjects   Major subjects   Elective subjects   Breadth subjects   Free points

# To keep options open, these subjects may be taken as breadth rather than enabling

** Structural Theory and Design MUST be taken by students wishing to apply for the Master of Engineering (Civil or Structural)

Sample course plan for students commencing in Semester 1 with Maths Methods 3/4 (study score of 27+) or equivalent

Year 1
Semester 1

ENVS10001 Natural Environments

Level 1 Environments elective

MAST10005 Calculus 1 #

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 2

ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments

ENVS10009 Structural Environments

MAST10006 Calculus 2 #

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics

Environments Elective

Environments Elective

MAST10007 Linear Algebra

Year 2
Semester 2

ENGR20003 Engineering Materials

ENEN20002 Earth Processes for Engineering

MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

CVEN30008 Engineering
Risk Analysis

ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics

Major Elective

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

CVEN30010 Systems Modelling and Design

(capstone)

Major Elective

Environments Elective
(Structural Theory and Design strongly recommended)**

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

  First-year subjects   Enabling subjects   Major subjects   Elective subjects   Breadth subjects   Free points

# To keep options open, these subjects may be taken as breadth rather than enabling

** Structural Theory and Design MUST be taken by students wishing to apply for the Master of Engineering (Civil or Structural)

Sample course plan for students commencing in Semester 1 with Maths Methods 1/2 (study score of 27+) or equivalent

Year 1
Semester 1

ENVS10001 Natural Environments

Level 1 Environments elective

MAST10012 Introduction to Mathematics #

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 2

ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments

ENVS10009 Structural Environments

MAST10005 Calculus 1#

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics

Environments Elective

MAST10006 Calculus 2

MAST10007 Linear Algebra

Year 2
Semester 2

ENGR20003 Engineering Materials

ENEN20002 Earth Processes for Engineering

MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

CVEN30008 Engineering
Risk Analysis

ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics

Major Elective

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

CVEN30010 Systems Modelling and Design

(capstone)

Major Elective

Environments Elective
(Structural Theory and Design strongly recommended)**

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

  First-year subjects   Enabling subjects   Major subjects   Elective subjects   Breadth subjects   Free points

# To keep options open, these subjects may be taken as breadth rather than enabling

** Structural Theory and Design MUST be taken by students wishing to apply for the Master of Engineering (Civil or Structural)

Commencing Mid-Year

Sample course plan for students commencing at mid-year with VCE Specialist Maths 3/4 (study score of 27+) or equivalent

Year 1
Semester 2

ENVS10001 Natural Environments

Level 1 Environments elective

ENVS10009 Structural Environments

MAST10006 Calculus 2

Year 1
Semester 1

ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments

Level 1 Environments elective

Level 1 Environments elective

MAST10007 Linear Algebra

Year 2
Semester 2

ENGR20003 Engineering Materials

ENEN20002 Earth Processes for Engineering

MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics

CVEN30008 Engineering
Risk Analysis

ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 2

CVEN30010 Systems Modelling and Design

(capstone)

Major Elective

Environments Elective
(Structural Theory and Design strongly recommended)**

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

Year 3
Semester 1

Major Elective

Environments Elective

Environments Elective

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

  First-year subjects   Major subjects   Elective subjects   Breadth subjects   Free points

** Structural Theory and Design MUST be taken by students wishing to apply for the Master of Engineering (Civil or Structural)

Sample course plan for students commencing at mid-year with VCE Maths Methods 3/4 (study score of 25+) or equivalent

Year 1
Semester 2

ENVS10001 Natural Environments

Level 1 Environments elective

ENVS10009 Structural Environments

MAST10005 Calculus 1

Year 1
Semester 1

ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments

Level 1 Environments elective

MAST10007 Linear Algebra

MAST10006 Calculus 2

Year 2
Semester 2

ENGR20003 Engineering Materials

ENEN20002 Earth Processes for Engineering

MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics

Level 1 Environments elective

Year 2
Semester 1

ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics

CVEN30008 Engineering
Risk Analysis

ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 2

CVEN30010 Systems Modelling and Design

(capstone)

Major Elective

Environments Elective
(Structural Theory and Design strongly recommended)**

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

Major Elective

Environments Elective

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

  First-year subjects   Major subjects   Elective subjects   Breadth subjects   Free points

** Structural Theory and Design MUST be taken by students wishing to apply for the Master of Engineering (Civil or Structural)

Sample course plan for students commencing at mid-year with VCE Maths Methods 1/2 only (or equivalent)

Year 1
Semester 2

ENVS10001 Natural Environments

Level 1 Environments elective

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 1

ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments

Level 1 Environments elective

MAST10012 Introduction to Mathematics

Year 2
Semester 2

Level 1 Environments elective

ENVS10009 Structural Environments

MAST10005 Calculus 1

 

Year 2
Semester 1

MAST10007 Linear Algebra

MAST10006 Calculus 2

Major Elective

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 2

MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics

ENEN20002 Earth Processes for Engineering

ENGR20003 Engineering Materials

Breadth OR Environments Elective

Year 3
Semester 1

ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics

CVEN30008 Engineering
Risk Analysis

ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

Year 4
Semester 2

CVEN30010 Systems Modelling and Design

(capstone)

Major Elective

Environments Elective
(Structural Theory and Design strongly recommended)**
 
  First-year subjects   Major subjects   Elective subjects   Breadth subjects   Free points

** Structural Theory and Design MUST be taken by students wishing to apply for the Master of Engineering (Civil or Structural)


Major Electives - 25 points

Chemistry

  • Chemistry 2
  • Environmental Chemistry

Biology

  • Ecology
  • Understanding Global Landforms
  • Greening Landscapes
  • Global Climates of the Past
  • Ecology in Changing Environments

Infrastructure

  • Structural Theory and Design
  • Construction Contract Administration

Spatial Systems

  • Applications of GIS
  • Imaging the Environment
  • Integrated Spatial Systems
  • Surveying and Mapping
  • Land Administration Systems

Environmental Economics and Management

  • Business in the Global Economy
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Cross Cultural Management and Teamwork
  • Residential Construction and Structures

Environments Electives

Environments electives are subjects approved as Environments discipline subjects in the Bachelor of Environments.

The full list of Environments electives is available here.

Breadth

Students should refer to the Bachelor of Environments Handbook entry for details of breadth requirements and to access a complete listing of available breadth subjects.

Breadth restrictions in the Civil Systems major

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

  • any Chemistry subjects
  • any Civil Engineering subjects
  • any Earth Science subjects
  • any Engineering subjects
  • any Geology subjects
  • any Geomatics subjects
  • any Mathematics and Statistics subjects - with the exception of MAST10006 Calculus 2 and MAST10027 Linear Algebra (and any required prerequisites for these subjects such as MAST10005 Calculus 1 and MAST10012 Introduction to Mathematics)
  • any Physics subjects
  • certain Level 2 and Level 3  Construction subjects

Refer to the Civil (Engineering) Systems Handbook entry for full details.


Further Study

Students who complete the Bachelor of Environments with a major in Civil Systems are eligible to apply for the two-year professional Master of Engineering (Civil), Master of Engineering (Civil with Business), Master of Engineering (Structural), or Master of Engineering (Environmental).


Career Outcomes

This major is a pathway to the two year Master of Engineering, with specialisations in either civil, structural or environmental engineering. The Master of Engineering is the first Australian course to be accredited both by EUR-ACE® and Engineers Australia, meaning graduates can work as chartered engineers in leading global economies like the USA, UK, Japan and continental Europe.

At the masters level you will also have the opportunity to combine your technical engineering specialisation with fundamental business and management skills, as part of the Civil with Business specialisation, co-developed with Melbourne Business School.

A vast range of career options are available for civil, structural or environmental engineers, in areas including construction, manufacturing, utilities, transportation, energy and sustainability, catchment management and conservation.

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