Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BSc/LLB

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2743.11

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 044703E

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2020 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2018 - 2743.10 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2017 - 2743.9 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2016 - 2743.8 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2015 - 2743.7 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2014 Autumn - 2743.5 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2013 - 2743.4 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2012 - 2743.3 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

The Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws double degree program allows graduates to span both the legal and scientific worlds in a way that single degree graduates cannot. It provides students with the capacity for critical analysis and independent thinking. The double degrees permit students to undertake multi-skilling, and offer diverse career paths providing high marketability in multiple areas of expertise. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) provides students with professional legal skills including the ability to analyse legal material and understand fundamental legal principles; an understanding of the relationship between law and society; the skills to analyse and solve legal and non-legal problems and specialised study into the Australian legal system. The science component gives students the skills necessary for quantification, and scientific problem solving.

Study Mode
Five years full-time or ten years part-time. Students may be required to travel between campuses in order to complete their units

Course Advice

Dr Sarah


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above

Graduates from the Bachelor of Laws are eligible to apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board for admission to legal practice in NSW after undertaking prescribed practical legal training. The Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) for normal entry of a graduate to the Chartered Chemist qualification.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent Requirements


Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws is based on the following requirements:

Assumed Knowledge: Students should have at least two unit English, and two unit Science (any science) and two unit Mathematics at year 12 equivalent.

Recommended studies: HSC English standard or equivalent.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students enrolling in these units may need to have a National Police Certificate and consent or prohibited employment declarations as they may be conducting their placement in circumstances where they work with minors. • 200699 Clinical Legal Placement • 200701 Issues in the Criminal Justice System (corrective services field trip requirement)- Also records and identity check. • 200772 Family Dispute Resolution. The following units requires a visa for the relevant country and the ability to travel at a specified time: • 200759 Foundations of Chinese Law • 200983 Foundations of Indian Law

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is an optional work component available in this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should be aware that if an elective is a requirement of the course but the work itself was not registered with CRICOS, students can still complete these electives but it would be counted towards the work limitation. For more details, refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 400 credit points as specified in the structure below. Students who complete this award will graduate with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Laws.

Note: At least 120 credit points must be at Level 3 or above.

Bachelor of Science Units

Years 1 to 3

Students who wish to exit this double degree after their third year and graduate with a Bachelor of Science must have completed 240 credit points and completed the units as listed below in Years 1, 2 and 3 with at least 60 credit points at Level 3 or above

Students completing the Bachelor of Science portion of this double degree must complete one of the Science testamur majors listed, in the first three years of study.

Students should note that core units will be allocated based on the Testamur Major chosen and as indicated in the relevant Testamur Major sequence.

Bachelor of Science core units

Choose all of

300808Introductory Chemistry
300811Scientific Literacy


(depending on testamur major selected):

300816Cell Biology
300803Essential Chemistry 2


(depending on testamur major selected):

300831Quantitative Thinking
300672Mathematics 1A

Analytical Science

(depending on testamur major selected):

300580Programming Fundamentals
300936Functional Proteins and Genes
300843Forensic and Environmental Analysis
300932Natural Science Research Methods
300832Analytical Chemistry

Work Integrated Learning

Choose one of

301259Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261Complex Case Studies in Science

Core Capstone

One of (depending on testamur major selected)

300883Laboratory Quality Management
300909Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
200022Mathematical Modelling
301110Applications of Big Data
300913Field Project 1
300922Quality Assurance and Food Analysis

Bachelor of Science Testamur Majors

Students must choose one of the following testamur majors

MT3015Animal Science
MT3026Applied Physics
MT3021Nutrition and Food Science
MT3043Sustainable Environmental Futures

From 2021 the following specialisations are not available to commencing students:

MT3032Data Science
MT3018Environmental Futures
MT3024Forensic Biology
MT3023Forensic Chemistry

Please note that not all Testamur Majors are available at all campuses.

Bachelor of Laws Units

Students enrolled in the 2743 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws will only be eligible to graduate from their Bachelor of Laws degree upon completion of the entire 400 credit point course. Students enrolled in this course who wish to graduate with a standalone law degree prior to completion of the entire Bachelor of Science component must transfer to course 2502 Bachelor of Laws (Non Graduate Entry) which requires the completion of 320 credit points (inclusive of 80 credit points of non-LLB study).

Commencing from Spring 2021 - Students may early exit with the Diploma in Laws on completion of 80 credit points, comprising 20 credit points of specified Law core units and 60 credit points of Law core or alternate units, as provided in the course structure. Please refer to the links below for details.

2827- Diploma in Laws

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

200977Fundamentals of Australian Law
200010Criminal Law
300808Introductory Chemistry

Spring session

200978Legal Analysis and Critique
200008Torts Law

One core Science Mathematics unit (depending on testamur major selected)

300831Quantitative Thinking


300672Mathematics 1A




One core Science Foundation unit (depending on testamur major selected)

300816Cell Biology


300803Essential Chemistry 2

Year 2

Autumn session


Two core Science units comprising:

One Analytical Science unit (depending on testamur major selected):

300580Programming Fundamentals


300936Functional Proteins and Genes


300843Forensic and Environmental Analysis


300932Natural Science Research Methods


300832Analytical Chemistry


300811Scientific Literacy


One testamur major unit (see sequence provided with each testamur major)

Spring session

200811Alternative Dispute Resolution

One core Science Work Integrated learning unit.

Choose one of:

301259Work Internship for Science Professionals


301261Complex Case Studies in Science


Two Science testamur major units (see sequence provided with each testamur major).

Year 3

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

One Science capstone unit (depending on testamur major chosen):

300883Laboratory Quality Management


300909Biological Adaptation to Climate Change


200022Mathematical Modelling


301110Applications of Big Data


300913Field Project 1


300922Quality Assurance and Food Analysis


Two Science testamur major units (see sequence provided with each testamur major).

Spring session

200984Government and Public Law

Three Science testamur major units (see the sequence provided with each testamur major).

Year 4

Autumn session

200757Equity & Trusts
200012Property Law

And two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200013Administrative Law
200018Law of Associations

And two LLB alternate units

Year 5

Autumn session

200009Constitutional Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200813Civil Procedure and Arbitration

And two LLB alternate units

LLB Alternate Units

Students must complete 80 credit points of units from the list of Bachelor of Laws alternate units below.

200019Revenue Law
200021Land Transactions Law
200186Advanced Taxation Law
200220International Criminal Law
200271Financial Services Law

Note: From 2020, unit 200295 - Bioethics replaced by equivalent unit 201044 - Bioethics.

200296Law Economics and Business Ethics
200297Law of Employment
200298Immigration and Refugee Law
200529Comparative Law: Legal Systems of the World
200629Advanced Family Law
200632Elder Law
200633Family Law
200635Human Rights Law
200637Intellectual Property
200638International Business Transactions Law
200639International Trade Law
200641Wills and Succession
200647Planning and Environment Law
200650Advanced Torts and Civil Wrongs
200652Space Law - Commercial Aspects
200653Public International Law
200654Anti-Discrimination Law
200656Conflict of Laws
200657Corporate Governance
200659Insolvency Law and Policy
200661Media Law
200663International Moot Court
200697Banking and Securities Law
200699Clinical Legal Placement
200700Law Honours Dissertation
200701Issues in the Criminal Justice System
200702Public Health Law
200704Independent Study (Law)
200755Advanced Constitutional Law
200758Transactional Law
200759Foundations of Chinese Law
200772Family Dispute Resolution
200773Moot Court
200799Work Health and Safety Law
200800International Climate Law
200801International Environmental Law
200802Law and Public Policy (Development and Implementation)
200803Law of International Organisations
200804Law of the Sea
200856Medical Law
200858Australian Consumer Law
200900Self-Managed Superannuation and Trusts
200905Australian Competition Law
200908Human Rights and the Asia Pacific
200943Practising in the Public Interest
200944First Peoples and the Australian Legal System
200955Information and Data Governance Law and Regulation
200956Islam, International Law and Human Rights
200982Mental Health Law
200983Foundations of Indian Law
201007Revenue Law Industry Placement
201018Cyber Law and Justice
201020Elder Law Industry Placement
201027Law's Self-Understanding
201028Judicial Internship
201039Technology, Innovation and the Law
201040Designing Law Apps for Access to Justice
201080Legal Internship
201089Legal, Economic and Social Transformation in Taiwan

Please note that the availability of Bachelor of Laws Alternate Units may vary from year to year. New units may become available and some others discontinued. The most recent version of course 2501 indicates which units are offered in the course. The School will publish information on which units are available in a session.


Students may be eligible to undertake the embedded Law Honours program as part of their course attempt. Students who meet the criteria for admission to the program must complete the 20 credit point Bachelor of Laws Alternate unit 200700 Law Honours Dissertation.

For criteria for admission to the Law Honours program and further information, see

School of Law Honours Award Level guidelines

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