Engineering Systems

Bachelor of Environments

Engineers use creativity, scientific and analytical skills to 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 Maths Methods 3/4 (study score of 27+) or equivalent

Year 1
Semester 1

ENVS100012 Changing Melbourne ***

Level 1 Environments elective

MAST10005 Calculus 1 #


Year 1
Semester 2

ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments

ENVS10009 Structural Environments OR ENGR10005 Statics

MAST10006 Calculus 2 #


Year 2
Semester 1

ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics

Environments Elective

MAST10007 Linear Algebra


Year 2
Semester 2

ENGR20003 Engineering Materials

ENEN20002 Earth Processes for Engineering

MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics


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

*** Students who have not yet completed Changing Melbourne will take ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments instead

# 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)

Major Electives - 25 points


  • Chemistry 2
  • Environmental Chemistry


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


  • 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.


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).

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