Course

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BSc/LLB


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2743.9

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 2017 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 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

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Sarah Hookcourseadvicelaw@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
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). 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.

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

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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
200699 Clinical Legal Placement is a LLB alternate unit. It is a unit for law students which takes place in the clinical legal setting of the Parramatta Community Justice Clinic (PCJC) at the Parramatta Justice Precinct. Students enrolling in this unit may need to have a criminal records check and consent declarations as some students may be conducting their placement in circumstances where they are working with minors.

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 part 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 eight units must be from one of the Science majors

M3090Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
M3047Chemistry
M3080General Biology
M3054Mathematics

Consult the handbook entry for the Bachelor of Science degree course for further details about the science majors.

Year 1

Autumn session

200977Fundamentals of Australian Law
200010Criminal Law

Science units: choose two units from your Major

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major

Choose one of

300800Essential Chemistry 1
300808Introductory Chemistry

Choose one of

300831Quantitative Thinking
200263Biometry

General Biology major

300802Biodiversity

Choose one of

300800Essential Chemistry 1
300808Introductory Chemistry

Chemistry major

300828Physics 1

Choose one of

300800Essential Chemistry 1
300808Introductory Chemistry

Mathematics major

300672Mathematics 1A
200025Discrete Mathematics

Spring session

200978Legal Analysis and Critique
200008Torts Law

Science units: choose two units from your Major

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major

300816Cell Biology
300803Essential Chemistry 2

General Biology major

300816Cell Biology

Choose one of

300803Essential Chemistry 2
300818Introduction to Physiology

Chemistry major

300803Essential Chemistry 2

Choose one of

300831Quantitative Thinking
300830Analysis of Change
300672Mathematics 1A

Mathematics major

300673Mathematics 1B
200263Biometry

Year 2

Autumn session

200011Contracts
300811Scientific Literacy

Science units: choose two units from your Major

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major

300936Functional Proteins and Genes

Choose one of

300833Microbiology 1
300845Genetics

General Biology major

Choose two of

300936Functional Proteins and Genes
300845Genetics
300865Plant Physiology
300833Microbiology 1

Chemistry major

300876Organic Chemistry
300832Analytical Chemistry

Mathematics major

200027Linear Algebra
200028Advanced Calculus

Spring session

200811Alternative Dispute Resolution

Science units: choose three units from your Major

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major

300848Metabolism

Choose two of

300817Molecular Biology
300847Immunology
300896Microbiology 2

General Biology major

Choose one of

300831Quantitative Thinking
200263Biometry

Choose two of

300848Metabolism
300817Molecular Biology
300847Immunology
300896Microbiology 2
300838Comparative Physiology
300839Ecology

Chemistry major

300899Inorganic Chemistry
300849Physical Chemistry
301032Making Sense of Data

Mathematics major

200030Differential Equations
301032Making Sense of Data

Choose one of

300816Cell Biology
300803Essential Chemistry 2

Year 3

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

Science units: complete at least one capstone unit in either semester.

Non-mathematics majors

Choose three units from the following

300907Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
300926Advanced Physical Chemistry
300851Advanced Physiology
300857Environmental Geochemistry
300820Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300850Advanced Cell Biology
300819Topics in Physiology

Capstone units

300866Analytical Microbiology
300978Marine and Aquatic Ecology

Mathematics major

200193Abstract Algebra
200023Analysis
301034Predictive Modelling

Spring session

200013Administrative Law

Science units: complete at least one capstone unit in either semester.

Non-mathematics majors

Choose three units from the following

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

Capstone units

300861Vertebrate Biodiversity
300918Invertebrate Biology
300909Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
300927Molecular Medicine
300855Conservation Biology
300924Science Research Project
300883Laboratory Quality Management

Mathematics major

200022Mathematical Modelling
301035Environmental Informatics

Capstone unit

200045Quantitative Project

Year 4

Autumn session

200757Equity & Trusts
200012Property Law

And two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200814Commercial Transactions 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

200756Remedies
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
200294Mediation
200295Bioethics
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
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
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
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

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

A Law Honours program is offered - Criteria for admission and for the award of Honours levels can be found in the School of Law Honours Award level Guidelines, published with the Honours in Bachelor Awards Policy at:

Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy

Students in the Law Honours program must satisfactorily complete the 20 credit point unit 200700 Law Honours Dissertation as one of their LLB alternate units.



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