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.
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.
Credit Transfer and Articulation
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 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.