Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Information Technology

Rank thresholdATAR: 74 SR: 74
Duration5 years full-time, 10 years part-time
Location
Online
Next start termTerm 2, 2024
Study modeOnline
Course codeCL54
First-year fee
$16,320 (Indicative) (CSP)
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Overview

This innovative double degree will put you on the cutting edge of the legal industry's transformation towards automation and the legal information technology careers of the future. You will benefit from current, industry-relevant units as well as in‑built practical experiences within the Bachelor of Laws and the option to complete an internship or capstone unit within the Bachelor of Information Technology.

This course will allow you to seek admission as an Australian Legal Practitioner, after completing the required professional training (Practical Legal Training Course), and is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board of Queensland and the Australian Computer Society.

Designed with input from our industry partners, the Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Information Technology is a multidisciplinary qualification designed to enable you to gain entry into the legal and information technology professions.

During your legal studies you will learn about legal procedures and key legislation, develop skills necessary to identify, analyse and evaluate facts in relation to legal frameworks. The core areas of the law degree match those required for admission to the legal profession including statutory interpretation, criminal law and procedure, contracts, torts, constitutional law, equity, administrative law, property, company, evidence, professional responsibility and civil procedure.

During your information technology studies you will learn the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in the information technology industry. You will benefit from current industry-relevant units as well as in-built practical experiences including the option to complete a work placement or project as part of the capstone unit within your chosen major. Choose to major in application development, business analysis or cyber security.

You will benefit from the flexibility to study online to allow you to balance your study, work, family and other commitments. With flexibility in mind, you have the option to undertake experiential learning opportunities including moot simulations, developing legal apps, pro bono community service opportunities and the option to seek out work placements.

Choosing to study this double degree will put you on the cutting edge of the transformation of the legal industry towards automation and legal information technology jobs of the near future. Discover more about studying law at CQUni and the range of support available to students.

Study experience

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Laws prepares graduates for a career as a legal professional. Aside from the traditional roles as a solicitor, barrister or in-house counsel, a law degree is useful for careers in academia, business, the public service and politics.

On completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology you will be qualified for a number of different careers areas including:

  • Technical/forensic analyst
  • Commercial/IP/technology lawyer
  • Legal technologist
  • Legal content manager
  • Document review lawyer
  • e-discovery consultant
  • Litigation support professional
  • Legal digital marketing specialist
  • Legal process analyst
  • Legal knowledge engineer
  • Contracts/procurement analysts

Roles in intellectual property, privacy, software and business method patents, cybersecurity, data protection and data security are also possibilities, whilst emerging legal technology firms, start-ups, and new generation law firms are potential employers.

Structure & Availability

Course structure

You are required to complete 24 law units and 15 information technology units.

Your law units incorporate 16 core law units, plus eight optional law units in either liberal law, or legal practice. Alternatively, you can opt to split your eight optional law units across two of the following law areas (completing four units in each area); liberal law, legal practice, or commercial law.

Your IT units incorporate eight core information technology units and one seven-unit IT major in either application development, business analysis, or cyber security.

Unit information

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

Credit transfer information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

 

Online Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 3, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online
Term 2, 2025Available Online
Term 3, 2025Available Online

Please note, that some units from within the Bachelor of Information Technology component of this double degree are available to study on campus in Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney and Townsville (not all units are available at all locations.)

Application Development major
Application Development involves using tools, techniques, and programming languages to develop systems. In this major, you will study concepts such as the architectural design of an application including how to break up an application and distribute its components across a networked system and the development of mobile and internet applications. You'll graduate an advanced, enterprise-ready developer.


Business Analysis major
With this major, you will delve into the world of enterprise analysis. You'll use a variety of tools and techniques for data modelling, visualisation, and analysis skills to become an expert in identifying and managing the changes needed to introduce an information system into an organisation.


Cyber Security major
In the evolving area of cyber security, you will develop your understanding of information, networks, and system security issues whilst cultivating your skills to detect and prevent different types of security attacks. Plus, your expertise will span to include digital forensics in the investigation of eCrime activities.
 

This course has no residential schools.

Professional Practice - Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (Queensland)

Core

Legal Practitioners Admissions Board of Queensland

The degree is an approved academic qualification for admission to the legal profession. Graduates are also required to undertake a further period of practical legal training before being admitted as a legal practitioner.

Legal Practicum - LAWS12073

Students will be able to undertake at their option an overseas or domestic practicum placement or engagement with a complex work simulation.

Undergraduate ICT Internship - COIT13239

Students are able to choose either COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship or complete the appropriate ICT discipline capstone project unit (COIT13230 Application Development Project, COIT13232 Business Analysis Project, or COIT13236 Cyber Security Project).

Requirements

To be eligible

For your application to be considered, you must meet the following entry requirements. 

1
Rank Threshold
ATAR 74.00 | SR 74.00
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.
2
Prerequisites
English (Units 3 and 4, C)

Student and Course Profiles

View the student and course profiles for this course and learn about CQU's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2024 via our Institute Profile. 

Institute Profile

During your study

While not needed to apply, you'll need to meet the following requirements throughout your studies. 

Fees & Scholarships

Indicative First-Year Fee

$16,320
Indicative first-year CSP place

The Indicative First-Year Fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one full-time academic year (eight units over two terms) for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units you select to study and your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth Supported Places

This course has Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available, and as a domestic student, you'll be offered a CSP, provided you meet CSP eligibility requirements. CSPs are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees.

HECS-HELP Loan

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan if you are offered a CSP. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. 

Learn more about paying for university.

Part of your course costs will include Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). SSAF is charged in addition to your student contribution or tuition fees and is used to help enhance your study experience. There may also be other costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

We believe a quality education can be for everyone – regardless of background, location, or life circumstances. That's why we offer a variety of scholarships and bursaries that can give you a helping hand with a range of expenses and enhance your employability.

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How to apply

How to apply

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