Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Laws

Course summary

A Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Laws from UOW equips you with a comprehensive legal education: a world-class degree that provides a thorough grounding in the law, as well as a real-world focus on the essential practical skills and the social and ethical context in which the law operates.

Combining Law with Engineering allows you to gain specialised knowledge in a growing global industry and learn how law functions within a social context opening up a range of career opportunities. The engineering and legal industries enjoy an interesting and complex relationship. This double degree creates uniquely capable, practical-minded and adaptable graduates with international possibilities.

We believe that practical experience is a vital part of your legal training. We are the only law school in New South Wales that requires you to complete a legal internship, providing highly valued industry experience.  We are committed to social justice and providing a legal education that engages with the complexities of law's intersection with society.

This double degree delivers a practical and contextual legal education that prepares graduates not only for traditional careers in the legal profession but also for a wide range of careers in government, business and community organisations – as leaders, innovators and problem solvers.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Laws covers the prescribed areas of knowledge for future admission to the profession as well as including a choice of electives.  Additionally, an integrated skills program equips graduates with experience in areas such as legal research, interviewing, legal drafting, advocacy and negotiation. Opportunities also exist to undertake subjects through an international exchange program.

In your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree you will learn about engineering and its different fields before deciding which discipline to study. You will choose a major from: Architectural, Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Mining or Telecommunications Engineering.

 

Course information

Study area

Law

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1896

ATAR-SR

90

IB Score

33

Duration

6 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

094222G

UAC Code

751208

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 90 or an IB of 33. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

WORKLOAD

Students have a demanding workload when studying Law. They need to set aside considerable time for preparation, research, writing assignments, examination study and practical placement work.

Double degree students will be on campus four to five days per week during Sessions. Timetable clashes may occur when combining subjects from different Faculties.

RECORD CHECK

Questions relating to personal record checks for this degree should be referred to the School of Law.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

7.0

6.5

7.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

98

22

25

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Distinction (weighted average mark of 75 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

WORKLOAD

Students have a demanding workload when studying Law. They need to set aside considerable time for preparation, research, writing assignments, examination study and practical placement work.

Double degree students will be on campus four to five days per week during Sessions. Timetable clashes may occur when combining subjects from different Faculties.

RECORD CHECK

Questions relating to personal record checks for this degree should be referred to the School of Law.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$18,768 (2020)

$262,752 (2020)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 20 July 2020
Session: 27 July – 19 November 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes, which are common and consolidated in this joint degree, ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate sound disciplinary knowledge and awareness of how this relates to Australian and international contexts;
2 Apply critical analysis to generate disciplinary responses;
3 Investigate, evaluate and interpret research sources to produce independent responses;
4 Apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce original responses to disciplinary work;
5 Communicate effectively to professionals and other stakeholders.

Please refer to the Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Laws, a candidate must successfully complete a minimum 336 credit points, comprised of:

  1. All compulsory Law subjects as set out in the schedule below (114 credit points);
  2. 30 credit points of electives from the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) elective list;
  3. Engineering component consisting of a major study comprising a minimum of 174 credit points as prescribed by the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Note: All students should discuss their Engineering program with the relevant Course Coordinator.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Year 1
LLB1100 Foundations of Law 6
LLB1115 Legal Skills 6
LLB1120 Law of Contract A 6
LLB1130 Criminal Law and Procedure A 6
LLB1160 Interpreting the Law 6
LLB1170 Law of Contract B 6
LLB1180 Criminal Law and Procedure B 6
LLB1197 Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility 6
Year 2
LLB2220 Property Law 6
LLB2230 Administrative Law 6
LLB2270 Equity and Trusts 6
LLB2280 Constitutional Law 6
Subjects from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Schedule
Year 3
LLB2225 Advanced Legal Skills 6
LLB2240 Law of Torts 6
LLB2290 Jurisprudence 6
LLB3397 Legal Internship 3
1 LLB Elective
Subjects from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Schedule
Year 4
LLB3300 Remedies and Civil Procedure 6
LLB3301 Evidence 6
LLB3302 Law of Business Organisations 6
1 LLB Elective
Subjects from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Schedule
Year 5
3 LLB Electives
LLB3399 Law, Justice and Professional Practice 3
Subjects from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Schedule

Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject. To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.

Majors

Students will complete one major study in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

By completing your law degree at UOW, you are completing an academic qualification that is recognised for admission as a lawyer in Australia, subject to completing state-approved Practical Legal Training (PLT). Further details for NSW admissions can be found at the Legal Profession Admission Board website.


The UOW Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Bar Council of India and the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. Students from India and Bangladesh are encouraged to apply. Graduates can be accredited to practice as a barrister or solicitor upon returning home, subject to the completion of any required bridging course.


UOW’s engineering programs are accredited by Engineers Australia and relevant world engineering bodies through the Washington Accord. This ensures recognition by equivalent professional engineering bodies in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries.


This recognition ensures that graduates from this course are admitted, on application, to the grade of Graduate Membership of Engineers Australia.


You can also get credit for relevant engineering work experience, either in Australia or overseas, by participating in our Professional Options Program. UOW is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, in recognition of it being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of our world class reputation in teaching and research.

Why choose this course

A Bachelor of Laws from UOW provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to pursue a multitude of career options. When Law is combined with another area of study such as Arts, Engineering, Commerce, Science, Creative Arts, Communication and Media or International Studies you have the opportunity to work in areas such as business, the media, government, administration, management and not-for-profit organisations.

 

Career opportunities
  • Barrister
  • Commercial Lawyer
  • Criminal Defence Lawyer
  • Diplomat
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Government Lawyer
  • In-House Legal Adviser
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Legal Consultant
  • Magistrate
  • Media Lawyer
  • Policy Adviser
  • Politician
  • Prosecutor
  • Research Officer
  • Solicitor in Private Practice or a Community Legal Centre
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