Course

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BSc/LLB


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2743.4

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 2013 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 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.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Sarah Hookcourseadvicelaw@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
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

Admission

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

Assumed knowledge: At least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

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).

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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

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.

http://pubsites.uws.edu.au/international/

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.

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. These 24 units include the eight specified law units.

Note: At least 60 credit points must be at Level 3 or above.

Bachelor of Science Units

Students undertaking the science component of this double degree must follow the listed schedule of units, and complete one of the Majors listed in the Handbook entry for 3675 Bachelor of Science, provided this can be completed within the 16 Bachelor of Science units, may graduate with a BSc after three years. Students in this course will be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree on completion of all 24 units listed in the first three years of the relevant sequence below. It should be noted that this includes the eight specified law units. Students will only be eligible to graduate from their Bachelor of Laws degree on completion of the entire 400 credit point course. For the Science component of this double degree students must study 16 Science units of which a minimum of 8 units must be from one of the Science majors: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, General Biology, or Mathematics. Consult the handbook entry for the Bachelor of Science degree course for further details about the science majors.

Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law
200008Torts Law

Non-mathematics majors choose

300811Scientific Literacy

Choose one more science unit as follows:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major choose one of

300802Biodiversity
300800Essential Chemistry 1
300808Introductory Chemistry

General Biology major choose

300802Biodiversity

Chemistry major choose

300800Essential Chemistry 1

Mathematics major choose

300672Mathematics 1A
200025Discrete Mathematics

Spring session

200007Law Foundation
200010Criminal Law

Non-mathematics majors choose two units as follows

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major or General Biology major choose

300816Cell Biology
300803Essential Chemistry 2

Chemistry major choose

300803Essential Chemistry 2

And one science unit from the list below

Science units

300816Cell Biology
300818Introduction to Physiology
300580Programming Fundamentals
300829Physics 2

Mathematics major choose

300673Mathematics 1B
200263Biometry

Year 2

Autumn session

200011Contracts

Non-mathematics major choose at least one Level 1 mathematics unit from the list below in either semester in second year.

Mathematics units

300831Quantitative Thinking
300830Analysis of Change
300672Mathematics 1A
200263Biometry
200025Discrete Mathematics

Either choose two more science units if completing a mathematics unit in Autumn, or three science units otherwise.

Science units

300936Functional Proteins and Genes
300845Genetics
300865Plant Physiology
300833Microbiology 1
300899Inorganic Chemistry
300849Physical Chemistry

Mathematics major choose

300811Scientific Literacy
200027Linear Algebra
200028Advanced Calculus

Spring session

200012Property Law

Non-mathematics majors choose either one mathematics unit and two science units, or, three science units (if mathematics unit completed in Autumn).

Science units

300848Metabolism
300847Immunology
300838Comparative Physiology
300896Microbiology 2
300839Ecology
300817Molecular Biology
300876Organic Chemistry
300832Analytical Chemistry
300846Geochemical Systems

Mathematics majors choose

200030Differential Equations
200033Applied Statistics

Plus one science unit from the following

300816Cell Biology
300803Essential Chemistry 2
300829Physics 2

Year 3

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

Non-mathematics majors choose three units from the following

300907Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
300926Advanced Physical Chemistry
300857Environmental Geochemistry
300820Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300850Advanced Cell Biology
300866Analytical Microbiology

Mathematics major choose

200193Abstract Algebra
200023Analysis
200037Regression Analysis & Experimental Design

Spring session

200009Constitutional Law

Non-mathematics majors choose three units from the list below, at least one must be a capstone unit appropriate for your major.

Major capstone units

300927Molecular Medicine
300855Conservation Biology
300924Science Research Project
300883Laboratory Quality Management

Alternate units

300925Advanced Analytical Chemistry
300906Advanced Organic Chemistry
300826Medical Microbiology
300905Advanced Immunology

Mathematics major choose

300924Science Research Project
200038Time Series and Forecasting
200022Mathematical Modelling

Year 4

Autumn session

200757Equity & Trusts

Parramatta students

200014Commercial Law

LLB alternate unit

LLB alternate unit

Campbelltown students

200018Law of Associations

LLB alternate unit

LLB alternate unit

Spring session

200756Remedies

Parramatta students

200018Law of Associations

LLB alternate unit

LLB alternate unit

Campbelltown students

200014Commercial Law

LLB alternate unit

LLB alternate unit

Year 5

Autumn session

Parramatta students

200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure
200019Revenue Law

LLB alternate unit

LLB alternate unit

Campbelltown students

200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence
200013Administrative Law

LLB alternate unit

LLB alternate unit

Spring session

Parramatta students

200013Administrative Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

LLB alternate unit

LLB alternate unit

Campbelltown students

200017Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure
200019Revenue Law

LLB alternate unit

LLB alternate unit

LLB Alternate Units:

Students must complete eighty (80) credit points from the list of LLB alternate units below.

200021Land Transactions Law
200186Advanced Taxation Law
200220International Criminal Law
200271Financial Services Law
200293Alternative Dispute Resolution
200294Mediation
200295Bioethics
200296Law Economics and Business Ethics
200297Law of Employment
200298Immigration and Refugee Law
200529Comparative Law: Legal Systems of the World
200629Advanced Family Law
200631Competition Law and Policy
200632Elder Law
200633Family Law
200635Human Rights Law
200637Intellectual Property
200638International Business Transactions Law
200639International Trade Law
200640Medical Malpractice Law
200641Wills and Succession
200646Advocacy
200647Planning and Environment Law
200649Jurisprudence
200650Advanced Torts and Civil Wrongs
200652Space Law - Commercial Aspects
200653Public International Law
200654Anti-Discrimination Law
200656Conflict of Laws
200657Corporate Governance
200659Insolvency Law and Policy
200660Occupational Health and Safety Law
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)
200741Indigenous Australians and the Law
200772Family Dispute Resolution
200773Moot Court
200774Consumer Law and Policy
200800International Climate Law
200801International Environmental Law
200802Law and Public Policy (Development and Implementation)
200803Law of International Organisations
200804Law of the Sea

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.

Honours

An Honours award is offered - see the Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy and associated Guidelines for the admission criteria.

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