Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Computer Science

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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Course rules

To qualify for the Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Computer Science, students must complete 500 credit points comprising:

  • 19 core Law units (237.5 credit points)
  • 5 Law electives (62.5 credit points)
  • 3 Professional Experiences in law (0 credit points) *
    Please note:
    - If students complete LAW20025 Professional Experience in Law (Law Review), they are not required to complete LAW20018.
    - If student complete LAW30023 Professional Experience in Law (Innocence and Law Reform Project), they are not required to complete LAW30016.
  • 8 core Computer Science units of study (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from one of the following Computer Science Majors: Software Design, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Games Development, Internet of Things, Network Design, Software Development (100 credit points)

Students complete no more than 200 credit points (16 units) at Introductory Level (i.e. Stage 1 - eg: LAW1XXXX). A unit of study can only be counted once. Where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternative unit.

Domestic students also have an opportunity to undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Professional Placement.

Please note that due to government regulation, international students holding a student visa are not able to undertake Professional Placements in this course.

Professional Placements

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 600 credit points comprising:

  • 19 core Law units (237.5 credit points)
  • 5 Law electives (62.5 credit points)
  • 1 elective
  • 3 Professional Experiences in law (0 credit points) * (see note below)
    Please note:
    - If students complete LAW20025 Professional Experience in Law (Law Review), they are not required to complete LAW20018.
    - If students complete LAW30023 Professional Experience in Law (Innocence and Law Reform Project), theyare not required to complete LAW30016.
  • 8 core Computer Science units of study (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from one of the following Computer Science Majors: Software Design, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Games Development, Internet of Things, Network Design, Software Development (100 credit points)
  • 4 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points)

Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 537.5 credit points comprising:

  • 19 core Law units (237.5 credit points)
  • 4 Law electives (50 credit points)
  • 3 Professional Experiences in law (0 credit points) * (see note below)
    Please note:
    - If students complete LAW20025 Professional Experience in Law (Law Review), they are not required to complete LAW20018.
    - If students complete LAW30023 Professional Experience in Law (Innocence and Law Reform Project), they are not required to complete LAW30016.
  • 8 core Computer Science units of study (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from one of the following Computer Science Majors: Software Design, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Games Development, Internet of Things, Network Design, Software Development (100 credit points)
  • 2 units of study from the Professional Placement co-major (50 credit points)

* Please note if a student selects the Information and Communication Technology Professional Placement units, the Professional Experience in Law units are required to be completed. If student selects the Law Professional Placement units, the Professional Experience in Law units are waived.

Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Computer Science is 250 credit points (normally 20 units), 150 credit points maximum from Law discipline and 100 credit points from Computer Science discipline