Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BIS/LLB

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2800.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 095799C

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 2018 to 2021.

Students commencing in 2022 should use the link to the new handbook for details.

Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2017 - 2800.1 Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Laws

This combined course enables multi-skilling into two diverse career paths- information systems and law, providing increased marketability to multiple areas of expertise. The Bachelor of Laws equips students with the professional legal skills and knowledge which are required by the Legal Profession Admission Board for admission to legal practice in New South Wales and to solve legal and non-legal problems. Students can undertake specialised study in topical local and international law. The Bachelor of Information Systems integrates the applications of computing and information systems in the context of a global business environment. Students collaborate with an organisation in its industry based setting, on a project to solve a real community-based problem. The project involves the design, development, deployment and further management of the information system.

Study Mode
Five years full-time or ten years part-time. Information systems units are offered at the Parramatta campus and Law units are offered at Campbelltown and Parramatta campuses. Students may be required to travel between campuses in order to complete their units.

Graduates from this program 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 Information Systems is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional Level.

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


Assumed Knowledge: HSC Mathematics and any two units of HSC English.

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 the University of Western Sydney via the the Western Sydney University International office.

International students applying to Western Sydney University through Western Sydney University International can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the Western Sydney University International 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 National Police Certificate and consent or prohibited employment declarations as they may be conducting their placement in circumstances where they work with minors. This would be managed on an as needs basis: • 200699 Clinical Legal Placement • 200701 Issues in the Criminal Justice System (corrective services field trip requirement) also records and identity check. • 300579 Professional Experience The following unit 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 a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for the double Bachelors degree in Information Systems / Law requires the successful completion of 400 credit points consisting of the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

  • 160 credit points of specified Law core units
  • 80 credit points of units chosen from the pool of Bachelor of Laws Alternate Units
  • 160 credit points of specified Information Systems units

Early exit - Students are eligible to graduate in the Bachelor of Information Systems on completion of the 16 specified information systems units plus the eight law units specified:specified: 200977, 200978, 200008, 200811, 200010, 200011, 200013 and 200020 in lieu of course 3687 Bachelor of Information Systems electives and/ or ‘Major’.

Students enrolled in the 2800 Bachelor of Information Systems/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 Information Systems 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 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

Planning study - It may be possible to vary the sequence of units so that students study a greater concentration of either law or information systems study each semester, to minimise travel between campuses and to overcome timetabling problems. Students should speak to their Academic Course Advisor as needed.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

200977Fundamentals of Australian Law
200010Criminal Law
300573Information Systems in Context
300585Systems Analysis and Design

Spring session

200978Legal Analysis and Critique
200008Torts Law
300580Programming Fundamentals
300104Database Design and Development

Year 2

Autumn session

200032Statistics for Business
300582Technologies for Web Applications
100483Principles of Professional Communication 1

Spring session

200811Alternative Dispute Resolution
300960Mobile Applications Development
300572Information Systems Deployment and Management
300565Computer Networking

Year 3

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics
300584Emerging Trends in Information Systems
300570Human-Computer Interaction
300578Professional Development

Spring session

200984Government and Public Law
300579Professional Experience
300569Computer Security
300961Social Computing

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. The most recent version of course 2501 indicates which units are offered in the course.

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

Note: From 2020, unit 200295 - Bioethics replaced by 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
200702Public Health Law
200701Issues in the Criminal Justice System
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 session to session. New units may become available and some discontinued. 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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