This double degree aims to produce multi-skilled graduates capable of applying a diverse range of knowledge and abilities to the analysis and solution of problems and decision making, and to provide a course of study that enables students to meet educational entry requirements of appropriate professional associations in engineering and business. This degree also aims to make available, especially to residents of central and northern Victoria, a qualification combining the strengths of a degree in civil engineering with specialised studies in recognised business disciplines. In order to be eligible for admission to the two degrees a student must have completed at least 46 subjects, each of 15 credit points, giving a total of 690 credit points. Generally students are encouraged to undertake five subjects in each semester of the first, second and third years, and four subjects each semester in the fourth and fifth years. This provides flexibility in course planning by allowing students to take extra subjects in the fourth and fifth years of the course if necessary. The regulations governing the separate degrees apply except where varied by the specific regulations for the double degree. Career opportunities - As well as the career opportunities associated with each of the single degrees, double degree graduates can access areas of employment that require expertise in both engineering and business. In addition, experience has shown that many engineers obtain work in management positions within a relatively short time of graduation. For these graduates the Bachelor of Business provides invaluable management expertise. Project management is a very important area of employment for engineers and requires a comprehensive understanding of the economic and human resource management aspects of tasks, in addition to the engineering requirements. These skills will be gained in the Bachelor of Business component of the course. Students should check carefully professional body requirements before finalising their course of study.