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Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Combine IT and law for careers in cyberlaw, intellectual property, regulation of the internet, software developer, business analyst or e-commerce developer.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
6
Selection
rank
89
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
419622
CRICOS
083025D

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • QUT has the largest number of students studying information technology degrees in Queensland, with our graduates boasting Queensland's highest average starting salaries.
  • 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 computer science or information systems.
  • Benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading law experts.

Highlights

  • QUT has the largest number of students studying information technology degrees in Queensland, with our graduates boasting Queensland's highest average starting salaries.
  • 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 computer science or information systems.
  • Benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading law experts.

Why choose this course?

Combining law and information technology (IT) puts you at the cutting edge of the growth area of legal issues arising from the advances of IT. This 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.

Alternatively, you can choose a career as a computing professional specialising in legal applications, information systems or security. As an IT student, you will receive comprehensive, work-integrated opportunities, giving you the confidence to explore a wide range of areas within IT and gain a deep understanding within your chosen specialty. You can major in computer science or information systems, with minors offered in human-computer interaction, intelligent systems, data-centric computing, networks and security, social technology, mobile applications, business process management, enterprise systems and programming.

QUT’s Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, as it has honours-level content integrated throughout the course. The advanced knowledge and skills in this course will benefit your professional career, or future research and study.

Our contemporary law degree prepares you to think ahead and allows you to take advantage of employment opportunities in growth areas or newly emerging sectors, such as mining and resources, intellectual property and technology.

As a QUT law student, you will benefit immediately and into the future from:

  • a course that has been designed in consultation with industry to have a strong foundation in contemporary law knowledge, understanding and experience
  • meaningful connections with high profile industry employers
  • practical and effective hands-on learning experiences during your studies
  • classes with leading and expert teachers
  • international study and placement opportunities
  • our high quality law library, expert librarians and Law Moot Court facilities
  • the convenience of a city-based campus.

Real-world learning

You will study a combination of information technology and law units in the first four years, with law and elective units only in the final three semesters.

In your first year, you will be introduced to information technology through four core units, along with the law of torts (negligence, damages and no-fault compensation schemes), legal problem solving and criminal law.

In your second year, you can choose an introductory law elective unit, two information technology core options units and two information technology major units. You will also gain advanced understanding and skills in legal research, dispute resolution and the variety of contexts in which Australian law operates.

Your third year of study will further develop your chosen information technology area of specialisation and your knowledge and skills in the law by studying contract law, constitutional law, equity and trusts, and commercial and personal property law.

In fourth year, you can choose a general law elective to study alongside real property law, administrative law and evidence as you advance your chosen information technology major.

In the final three semesters you will study law units only and choose general and advanced elective units that interest you. You will also study civil procedure, ethics, commercial remedies and corporate
law before undertaking a legal research capstone project.

What to expect

Assessment items or practicum

Designed in consultation with industry to ensure you acquire a strong foundation of knowledge and experience, our law programmes support and develop students to successfully transition from university to their legal career.

Law students benefit from innovative, scholarly teaching and learning through:

  • progressive assessments and open book exams
  • an emphasis on independent learning and research skills
  • small groups in core subjects
  • practical skills and industry connections from work placements, industry projects, mock trials, mooting competitions and analysis of real cases and legislation.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

You will have opportunities in areas that involve cyberlaw, intellectual property and legal regulation of the internet. You could work in software development, maintenance or IT system building as a business analyst, computer scientist, data communications specialist, database manager, electronic commerce developer, systems analyst or web designer.

Although many of our graduates become practising lawyers, a law degree may also provide the foundation for a career in government, a community organisation or business. Our graduates have an excellent track record of securing exciting positions.

 

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

The law degree is approved by the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. If you want to become a lawyer at the end of your degree, you will need to complete further practical legal training (PLT) before you can apply for admission to practice. We offer PLT in the form of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Possible careers

  • Barrister
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Crown Law Officer
  • Database Manager
  • Digital Economy Lawyer
  • Electronic Commerce Developer
  • In-House Lawyer
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Risk Manager
  • Legal Technology Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Policy Officer
  • Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Solicitor
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Manager
  • Systems Programmer
  • Web Designer

Details and units

Students are required to complete 528 credit points, comprised of 192 credit points for the Bachelor of Information Technology program and 336 credit points for the Bachelor of Laws program.

Requirements for the completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology component are as follows:

  1. 72 credit points (6 units) of IT Core units, which includes 24 credit points (2 units) of Option Units selected from an approved list.
  2. (b) 120 credit points (10 units) of Major Core units

Information Technology Majors
Choose your primary area of study, also known as your major, in the following specialisation areas: Information Systems or Computer Science.

Information Technology Options List
The Bachelor of Information Technology Core Unit Options List comprises a range of units from which you choose to undertake two (2). The options include introductory units from a wide variety of disciplines offered at QUT.

Under the Law component you will complete 336 credit points of core units and a mixture of law electives made up of

  • 19 Core units (240 credit points)
  • 1 introductory law elective* (12 credit points)
  • 5 general law electives** (60 credit points)
  • 2 advanced law electives (24 credit points)

*Students commencing from 2019 may select a general law elective in place of the introductory law elective

 **Students commencing from 2019 have the option to complete the Law, Technology and Innovation minor or 4 non-law electives (48 credit points) or a university wide minor in place of  4 general law electives (48 credit points). Successful completion of a minor will be recognised on the academic record and/or the Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement.

Law, technology and innovation minor units

  • Law and Data Analysis (LLB250)
  • Law and Design Thinking (LLB251)
  • Regulating Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (LLB341)
  • Regulating the Internet (LLB345)

Honours-level units

96 credit points of the following honours units will be used to determine the honours levels of the LLB (Hons):

  • Legal Research (LLH201)
  • Administrative Law (LLH206)
  • Ethics and the Legal Profession (LLH302)
  • Corporate Law (LLH305)
  • Legal Research Capstone (LLH401) (24 credit points
  • two 12-credit point Advanced Law Electives

Students are required to complete 528 credit points, comprised of 192 credit points for the Bachelor of Information Technology program and 336 credit points for the Bachelor of Laws program.

Requirements for the completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology component are as follows:

  1. 72 credit points (6 units) of IT Core units, which includes 24 credit points (2 units) of Option Units selected from an approved list.
  2. (b) 120 credit points (10 units) of Major Core units

Information Technology Majors
Choose your primary area of study, also known as your major, in the following specialisation areas: Information Systems or Computer Science.

Information Technology Options List
The Bachelor of Information Technology Core Unit Options List comprises a range of units from which you choose to undertake two (2). The options include introductory units from a wide variety of disciplines offered at QUT.

Under the Law component you will complete 336 credit points of core units and a mixture of law electives made up of

  • 19 Core units (240 credit points)
  • 1 introductory law elective* (12 credit points)
  • 5 general law electives** (60 credit points)
  • 2 advanced law electives (24 credit points)

*Students commencing from 2019 may select a general law elective in place of the introductory law elective

 **Students commencing from 2019 have the option to complete the Law, Technology and Innovation minor or 4 non-law electives (48 credit points) or a university wide minor in place of  4 general law electives (48 credit points). Successful completion of a minor will be recognised on the academic record and/or the Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement.

Honours-level units

96 credit points of the following honours units will be used to determine the honours levels of the LLB (Hons):

  • Legal Research (LLH201)
  • Administrative Law (LLH206)
  • Ethics and the Legal Profession (LLH302)
  • Corporate Law (LLH305)
  • Legal Research Capstone (LLH401) (24 credit points
  • two 12-credit point Advanced Law Electives

Requirements

OP 6
Rank 89

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

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Course code
IX87
QTAC code
419622
CRICOS code
083025D
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
5.5 years full-time
Duration
5.5 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths A, B or C

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 6
Selection rank 89
OP 3
Selection rank 96
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 7
Selection rank 87
OP 6
Selection rank 89

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Maths A, B or C

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
6
Rank
89
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia, received an OP 1-5 or equivalent and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 21

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $10,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $33,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Women in Information Technology Merit Scholarship

A scholarship for female students who want to study information technology.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance; Women

QUT Faculty of Law Founders' Scholarship

A scholarship for eligible undergraduate law students studying in the Faculty of Law.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)

QUT's premier offering for students with outstanding academic achievement.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future and current undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Undergraduate Indigenous Fee Waiver Commencing Student Scholarship

A scholarship for Indigenous undergraduate students studying in the Science and Engineering Faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent

Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship

The Young Technologists Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students passionate about bringing change through cutting-edge technology and innovation.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

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