This on-campus 5-year full-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and the Faculty of Law and is available at Hobart. The first year only is also offered at the Launceston and Cradle Coast campus. This course may be studied part-time.
The combined qualification in computing and law will equip graduates with the skills to bring technical expertise to the legal profession, or to provide invaluable legal expertise to the world of information technology - a world increasingly exposed to the threat of litigation and breaches of security.
In addition to the objectives of the Bachelor of Computing program, the Bachelor of Laws component aims to provide students with:
- the basic academic preparation to enter the legal profession and other careers involving legal work.
- the attributes and skills inherent in a general university education.
the values and intellectual abilities necessary to marshal facts and to critically assess and evaluate information, theories and doctrines, thus preparing themselves for a variety of career roles.
Undergraduate students of the BComp are eligible for student membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). On completion of the degree and entry into the computing profession, graduates can apply to become full members these bodies.
Students must pass the first year of their BComp degree, including the units LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems, available at Hobart, Launceston and the Cradle Coast Campus, or the academic equivalent.
There is a quota on places in the Bachelor of Computing-Bachelor of Laws degree and the assessment of applications will be based on academic merit, taking into consideration previous university studies.
The three methods of entry are:
Direct Entry (for Year 12 leavers only)
To be qualified for University entry with a TER score of 90 or above (limited places available in this entry category); or
An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent.
If students have completed the TAFE Diploma of Information Technology they may be granted up to four units advanced standing from the Bachelor of Computing component of the combined degree.
The BComp articulates into the S4D Bachelor of Computing with Honours.
Fees & scholarships
Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.
Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2019, this fee is $45.45 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $303.
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
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