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- Prepares you to practise law in complex environments that now require graduates with an information technology background.
- Complete 2 separate degrees in 5.5 years full-time.
- Study in a specialty area such as business process management, data warehousing, digital environments, enterprise systems, network systems, software engineering, or web technologies.
- Meets academic requirements for admission to legal practice in Australia.
|QTAC course code||419622|
|QUT course code||IX53|
|Course duration||5.5 years full-time|
|Start month||2013 & 2014 February|
Why choose this course?
Combining law and information technology puts you at the cutting edge of the growth area of legal issues arising from the advances of information technology. Technology is increasingly becoming a part of everyday business; for example, political campaigns now use a wide range of technologies, including social networking, to deliver their message. Staff from both the information technology and law areas have contributed to the rapid developments in this area.
This double degree will give you the ability to practise law in light of the complex information and technology environments generated by manufacturers, data processing consultancies and private and government organisations. Because more legal issues are arising from the Internet every day, the legal industry requires more graduates with an information technology background to help tackle these issues.
Alternatively, you can choose to practise as a computing professional specialising in legal applications, information systems or security. IT students receive a comprehensive, work-integrated curriculum, giving you the opportunity to explore a wide range of areas within IT and gain a deep understanding within your chosen specialty.
Cooperative Education Program
An optional six or 12-month period of paid work experience in an area of science and technology is available to eligible full-time students. The Cooperative Education Program, which is a joint venture between employers and the Science and Engineering Faculty, gives you the opportunity to better prepare for future employment. The program is available to Australian citizens and permanent residents only. For more information, see work experience opportunities in the Science and Engineering Faculty.
Graduates may develop careers in cyberlaw, intellectual property and privacy, dealing with the legal regulation of the Internet including downloading music, mobile phone camera use or copyright issues. You may become a legal practitioner, barrister, in-house counsel, government lawyer, policy adviser or IT specialist or entrepreneur within the legal or justice fields. There is also increased demand for roles in edemocracy both in egovernment service delivery and political campaigning.
The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. At the end of your law degree you will have completed the necessary units for admission to legal practice in Australia. If you want to become a practising lawyer you will need to complete further practical legal training (e.g. Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice) and then apply for admission. The Bachelor of Laws is also recognised for solicitor’s admission in East Malaysia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, and in India and West Malaysia after completion of these countries’ qualifying examinations.
You will study a combination of information technology and law units in the first four years, with law units only in the final year. You will also have the opportunity to choose elective units relevant to your career interests.
You can choose to specialise in:
- Business Process Management
- Data Warehousing
- Digital Societies
- Enterprise Systems
- Information Management
- Network Systems
- Software Engineering
- Web Technologies.
Minimum academic requirements
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Did you complete secondary school in Australia?
Guide to entry cut-offs
You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies (English (4,SA) and Maths A, B or C (4,SA)).
Minimum English language requirements
Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.
|IELTS (International English Language Testing System)|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)|
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When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which English course you should enrol in.
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You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2014: $12,000 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
2013: $11,500 (indicative) per Semester (subject to annual review)
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
How to apply for Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws
You're ready to apply if you have:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
- Checked important dates
- Semester 1
201318 January Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 3, 4 and 5 applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.8 February Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 1 and 2 applicants and onshore applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.
- Semester 2
20137 June Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 3, 4 and 5 applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.5 July Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 1 and 2 applicants and onshore applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements
- Checked costs and scholarships
- Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
- Gathered supporting documents
All done? Then you're ready to apply.