Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology Law (principal) Campus(es) Offered:
(first year only) Cradle Coast:
(first year only) Course Duration: Minimum
5 yrs, Maximum
Course Contact (faculty or school):
Computing (03) 6324 3347 Law (03) 6226 7510
This is a new course structure being introduced for students commencing their Bachelor of Computing and Bachelor of Laws in 2013. Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Computing and Bachelor of Laws before 2013, should refer to course 63G.
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.
Admission & Prerequisites
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.
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.
Articulation to/from Course
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.
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.