Courses & Units

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws 63E

This course is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


This course is in teach-out and will not be accepting new entrants after 2012. Please see new course 63L Bachelor of Science-Bachelor of Laws to be introduced in 2013.

This on-campus 5-year full-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technololgy 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.


Course Name Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws
Course Abbreviation BSc-LLB
Course Duration 5 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 11 Years
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Law|Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology


The objectives of the combined degree courses are those of the component degrees. Reference should be made to the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws course entries.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of combined degrees could expect to find open to them all the career paths that are open to graduates of the component degree courses.

Additional Information


The components, and the assessment, of the Law Skills unit have been fully integrated into the compulsory units. Each compulsory unit description outlines the skills covered by that unit.

Moots- Students are required to enrol, attend and participate in one moot. Satisfactory performance in the moot is a prerequisite to obtaining the degree.


Students must pass the first year of their BSc degree, including the units LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems , available at Hobart, Launceston and the Cradle Coast Campus, or its academic equivalent.

There is a quota on places in the Bachelor of Science-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 you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

Course Structure

Annual Course Cost

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

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.

Course Rules

  1. These specifications apply to the combined Bachelors degrees listed in Schedule A. They shall take effect on 1 January 2011 and shall apply to all candidates for the Bachelor degrees listed in schedule A.

  2. Candidates for the combined Bachelor degrees shall be admitted in accordance with Rule 3 Admission and Student Progress.

  3. Candidates for the degrees shall complete the degree requirements in not more than the degree maximum, which will be twice the course length and one additional year. The maximum completion time will be calculated from the commencement of the first unit which is passed and which counts towards the degree requirements.

  4. Bachelor degree requirements

    1. Requirements for combined Bachelor degrees comprise a minimum of 32. For Bachelor degrees with requirements over 32 units, all additional units will be at advanced level.

    2. Required units

      Course duration Unit numbers and levels in each component degree
      Total units Nominal degree length Course type combinations Introductory Intermediate Advanced
      32 4 years General/General 4-6 4-6 4-8 4-8 4-8 4-8
      General/Specialist 4-6 4-6 4-8 4 4-8 6-8
      Specialist/Specialist 4-6 4-6 4 4 6-8 6-8
      40 5 years General/Specialist 4-6 4-6 4-8 4 4-8 12-16
      Specialist/Specialist 4-6 4-6 4 4 6-8 12-16
      The range in unit levels varies according to the degree model and to accomodate choice in the degree electives only.

  5. Degree models

    1. There will be two Bachelor degree models: General and Specialist, as defined by the combination of modules and electives of the first 16 units of each component degree.

      • A standard major module is comprised of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate and 4 advanced;
      • a reversed major module is comprised of 8 units: 4 introductory, 2 intermediate and 2 advanced;
      • a minor module is comprised of 4 units: 2 introductory and 2 intermediate;
      • degree electives units are those chosen from a schedule provided by the faculty;
      The models are identified in Schedule A and details of the availability of modules and units are listed in Schedules B and C respectively.

    2. General model

      The first 16 units of a General degree will comprise: one standard major, one minor and 4 degree elective units.

    3. Specialist model

      The first 16 units of a Specialist degree will follow either Specialist model 1: two standard majors, or Specialist model 2: one standard and one reversed major.

  6. Enrolment conditions

    1. Enrolment in all units will be in accordance with requisites determined by the relevant Faculty.
    2. When two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.
  7. Enrolment exemption - credit for previous studies

    Passes in units in other incomplete courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree and a course plan developed to detail the units required by the student to qualify for the degree. The maximum credit granted will be in accordance with the limits as stated in Rule 3 Admission and Student Progress.

  8. Transition

    Students who have passed units towards degrees under the previous specifications will be entitled to transfer to the degrees under these specifications with full equivalent credit. The transition for continuing students to these specifications will be managed to ensure that students are not disadvantaged.

NB: Academic Senate noted that is it recognised that professionally accredited degrees required for entry to professional practice will not be compromised by the move to standard course structures. UTAS will have the opportunity to put its position on the benefits on implementing the standard course structures to accreditation bodies when these programs come up for reaccreditation. If accrediting authorities or any national curriculum arrangements require a structure which does not fit a model already approved, then the UTLC will be requested to develop an additional model.