Successful completion of the Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Computer Science [available 2017 only] requires students to complete units of study to the value of 500 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.
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Course learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Laws, graduates should be able to:
- Describe and demonstrate the application of the fundamental areas of Australian law and the Australian legal system and of the principles and doctrines that underpin them
- Describe and demonstrate the application of ethical and professional responsibility in the practice of the law and a commitment to the pursuit of justice
- Analyse and evaluate the interdisciplinary contexts in which legal issues arise and the disciplines and policy considerations that influence the content and operation of the law
- Describe and compare the international legal order and the law and legal systems of Australia’s major trading partners
- Critically evaluate events or factual situations, identify the legal issues to which they give rise and develop and articulate appropriate and creative responses
- Undertake and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources to make judgements to solve complex legal problems with intellectual independence
- Demonstrate effective and persuasive communication capabilities with legal and non-legal audiences
- Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team and critically reflect on individual performance and professional development.
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Computer Science, graduates will be able to:
- Apply a broad and coherent knowledge of computer science and software development in diverse contexts and domains using critical thinking and judgement
- Apply appropriate methods and contemporary tools to the scoping, analysis, design, construction, verification and operation of software systems
- Communicate proficiently to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a team, and use the basic tools and practices of project management within project work
- Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of professional practice in a global context
- Apply problem analysis and decision-making methodologies to identify, design and implement solutions to industry relevant problems with intellectual independence
- Reflect on personal performance, learning, and self-management processes as a means of continued professional development and lifelong learning.
Bachelor of Laws graduates will have the theoretical and practical knowledge required to operate effectively in diverse settings such as law firms and barristers’ chambers, not-for-profit organisations, government, small businesses and corporate organisations. In particular, the specialisation in intellectual property law equips graduates for careers in the new knowledge economy, giving them the skills to work in media and entertainment, design, branding and advertising, and in internet companies and firms advising information-dependent industries.
Bachelor of Computer Science graduates typically find employment in organisations engaged in medium- to large-scale software development. Initially, graduates are usually employed in technical areas such as programming and systems analysis and design, internet systems development. They are well-prepared for progression into project leadership and management positions as their experience develops.