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.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 75% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
- Semester 1 - 1 March 2021
- Semester 2 - 2 August 2021
- 3400211151 (CSP)
- 3400211153 (IFP)
Faculty of Business and Law
A$34000 (annual for 2021)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
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
At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.