Bachelor of Computing and Bachelor of Laws (63G)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2019


No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

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Minimum 5 Years, up to a maximum of 11 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This course is in teach-out and will not be accepting new entrants after 2012. Please see new course 63R1Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws.

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.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

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.

Course structure

Entry requirements

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

Alternative Entry
A first year in another faculty, which includes the units LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems (or the academic equivalent); or

Graduate Entry
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

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.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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