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 63N Bachelor of Computing-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 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.
|Course Name||Bachelor of Computing and Bachelor of Laws|
|Course Duration||5 Years|
|Maximum time to complete (Part-time)||11 Years|
|Responsible Faculty||Faculty of Law|Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology|
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 & Scholarships
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.
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.
Candidates for the combined Bachelor degrees shall be admitted in accordance with Rule 3 Admission and Student Progress.
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.
Bachelor degree requirements
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.
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
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 first 16 units of a General degree will comprise: one standard major, one minor and 4 degree elective units.
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.
- Enrolment in all units will be in accordance with requisites determined by the relevant Faculty.
- When two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.
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.
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.