Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program provides graduates with the academic qualifications to practise law, and skills and knowledge relevant to a wide range of professional fields. Alternatively, students can choose to practise as computing professionals specialising in legal applications, information systems or security. In the law component students choose electives from a range of areas to align with career interests including intellectual property law, international law and commercial and property law. Graduates will have developed legal skills including legal analysis, negotiation, dispute resolution and research and are able to think critically and creatively about the law from different perspectives. Information technology students receive a comprehensive, work-integrated curriculum allowing them to explore areas in information technology and gain a deep understanding in their chosen speciality.
- 528 credit points. IT component comprises 192 credit points
- Law component comprises 336 credit points. This is comprised of 19 core units, including units based upon the 'Priestley 11' required for admission to legal practice in Australia and 8 electives. Students are able to deepen their knowledge in areas of interest through their elective choices which reflect areas of legal practice and emerging developments in law.
- Computer science
- Information systems
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12, or equivalent
- Assumed knowledge: English (4,SA)
- Maths A, B or C (4,SA)
Australian Computer Society; Graduates satisfy the academic requirements for admission as a solicitor and/or barrister in all Australian states and territories. It is also recognised for admission purposes in West and East Malaysia, India, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.
Pathways to postgraduate degrees are available. QUT advanced standing rules apply. Before applying for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia, graduates must complete further practical legal training with an approved provider, for example the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at QUT.
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QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Applicants who receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.