The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Computer Science provides you with an accredited qualification in law while you develop expertise in software development and computer science.
This double degree provides you with a broad, well-rounded legal education that inculcates an understanding of the role the law plays in our society and of how it can assist Australia as a trading nation.
You'll receive extensive education in contemporary approaches to the analysis, design and implementation of large-scale systems, along with a sound understanding of the traditional aspects of computer science such as hardware and operating systems.
Like all IT courses at Swinburne, this course pays particular attention to the human factors involved in the development, deployment and use of computer-based systems.
There is a focus on applications involving mobile and web-based systems, with an emphasis on the design of effective human-computer interfaces. A range of options in the degree allows you to study advanced subjects in computer science areas including artificial intelligence, computer networks, database, enterprise systems and programming languages.
Work Integrated Learning is a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees. In this double degree, you'll complete law-related professional experience placements at organisations in Australia or overseas. You'll also be introduced to the practical aspects of legal practice through moot court scenarios and advocacy exercises. And in the Software Engineering Project A and B (SWE40001 and SWE40002), you’ll team up with other students to work on a real project briefed to you by an industry or community partner.
As a graduate of this course, you'll have extensive skills in system development, particularly relating to medium- and large-scale projects, will have developed experience in working on team projects, and will have well-developed oral and written communication skills.
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- Semester 1 - 1 March 2021
- Semester 2 - 2 August 2021
- 3400211151 (CSP)
- 3400211153 (IFP)
Elliott's work placements: domestic and international industry experinece
Elliott’s go-getter attitude meant that he was able to hone in on his skills to build the career pathway he wanted. Not only was he able to get real industry experience in Indonesia, he’s attended multiple international events and has been working in industry since 2017.
I chose Swinburne after learning about its cutting edge law school; it’s the only one in the state with a real focus on preparing students to thrive in an increasingly digitised economy transformed by automation and artificial intelligence. There’s an emphasis on studying growth areas of law such as commercial law, intellectual property and legal technology, and an assurance that students will graduate with both currency in the marketplace and confidence in their abilities having obtained extensive professional experience throughout their course.
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Computer Science
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