Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Information Technology - CL54
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.
OP:9 SR:82 ATAR:81.85
5 years full-time, 10 years part-time
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
No recommended study required
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.
|Core Units||32||Major Units||7|
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.
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.
|Term 1 - 2021||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2021||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2021||Available 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.)
Students undertaking an internship will enrol in the unit COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship instead of the capstone unit COIT13230 Application Development project.
Students undertaking an internship will enrol in the unit COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship instead of the capstone unit COIT13232 Business Analysis Project.
Students undertaking an internship will enrol in the unit COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship instead of the capstone unit COIT13236 Network Security project.
|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 Network Security Project).|
|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.|
The rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank required for your application to be considered for entry to this course.
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1 2020, view our Institute Profile.
Prerequisites: English (4,SA) or equivalent
English Language Proficiency Requirements:
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
- tertiary diploma level qualification, or
- bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following
scores as below.
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) ‐ Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) ‐ Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub‐score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) ‐ Score of 180 or above; or
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English ‐ Score of 200 or above.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Each student will be assessed individually.
Security RequirementsThe capstone unit LAWS12073 Legal Practicum may have security requirements if students choose an overseas placement. Legal Practicum students will be given orientation with regards to applied ethics in the workplace; professional obligations.
Health RequirementsOverseas placements may require vaccinations.
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.
|Fee Category||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|What is a Commonwealth Supported Place?||A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.|
|Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?||
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
|Fee Type||Student Contribution|
|What is a Student contribution?||As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.|
|What is my Student Contribution?||
Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 3. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 2.
Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands. You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.|
At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.
|Western Australia||ONL: 150125|
|New South Wales||ONL: 160125|
If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.
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|If you live in||Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*|
|Queensland||Apply via QTAC|
|New South Wales; Australian Capital Territory||Apply via UAC|
|Victoria; Tasmania||Apply via VTAC|
|South Australia; Northern Territory||Apply via SATAC|
|Western Australia||Apply via ApplyCQUNI|
*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.
Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUni
Benefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.
|If you are studying with:||Study Support|
|Murray River Study Hub||Access to local study facilities.|
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- have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.)
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