Bachelor of Information Systems /Bachelor of Laws

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Information Systems / Bachelor of Laws
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeD367

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Combining degrees in Information Systems and Law will give you qualifications in both disciplines and an opportunity to explore the many ways in which business, technology, digital information and the law now intersect.

This degree is designed to prepare you to practise law in the ‘Information Age’, where information is easily captured and used by organisations or individuals and technological innovation is challenging the boundaries of privacy and security. The course prepares you for new cutting-edge careers in legal practice brought about by one of the greatest periods of innovation driven by technology.

IS focuses on the business side of technology. It looks at the way that businesses structure their systems of information and the various ways that people and organisations make use of technology to improve their businesses and the way they work.

The role of an IS professional concentrates on applying technology and strategic decision-making to the job of managing vast quantities of a business’s information. This course gives you the skills to analyse existing information systems, develop new systems and find solutions to common IS management issues.

Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) means your IS degree is recognised in industry, resulting in better job outcomes.

Deakin’s Bachelor of Laws (LLB) gives you the robust training and recognised qualifications you need to launch your career as a first-class legal practitioner. You’ll get sound university training in all of the major areas of legal practice, such as contract, torts, business, and criminal law. Throughout the degree you’ll develop legal skills including negotiation, mediation, preparing for court appearances, legal drafting, and statutory interpretation. You will also benefit from professional work experience and law clinics.

The law stream of this degree satisfies the university component of the requirements to become an Australian Lawyer. You will then complete an additional year of work placement as a legal trainee, or undertake a practical legal training course.

A combined course such as this offers you the chance to broaden your career opportunities after graduation and find a unique area of specialisation. 

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$9,757Not applicable$30,000

The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Laws students must attain a total of 40 credit points consisting of 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Systems and 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) and the Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied.  Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

The 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws include:-

  • 21 credit points of core units
  • 3 credit points of elective units
  • prescribed Professional Experience
  • MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit point unit)

The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Systems include:-

  • 16 credit points of core units (excluding MWL312)
  • MIS010 Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Information Systems (0 credit point unit)

Course structure

Units

To assist you in following the course rules:

Please see course entry for Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) and Bachelor of Laws (M312) to view the units to be completed.