Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws
Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)/Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Cloud (online)No
Length5 years full time
Next available intakeMarch (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)*, November (Trimester 3)#

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$30,000 AUD
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code002452M
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 7 (with no band score less than 6.5) or equivalent

Deakin course code D322
VTAC Codes1400414493 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
1400514493 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
1400714493 - Warrnambool, International full-fee paying place
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

* Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waterfront (Geelong) only

# Trimester 3 intakes are only available for Cloud (online) International students.

 

** Not all major sequences are available via Campus study at Warrnambool.  International students studying on a student visa may take a maximum of 25% of their total course units via Cloud (online) mode study so should seek course advice to plan their studies if they are enrolled at Warrnambool and wish to undertake a major sequence not available at that campus.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws combined degree will give you a sound understanding of the context in which the law operates in the business world.

The course opens up specific opportunities in business law, perhaps the most prestigious and highly rewarded area of legal practice, and one in which a sound background in both business and legal studies can be so crucial.

The Bachelor of Laws component of the course provides innovative and distinctive legal education, emphasises a case study approach.

Studying commerce at Deakin allows you to gain a sound foundation in key business disciplines and offers you access to an array of specialist business courses, which give you opportunities in virtually every area of business and government, in Australia and overseas.

The Faculty of Business and Law is responsible for this combined course which leads to the awards of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu au for more information about 2016 fees.

Career opportunities

This combined course offers unequalled career opportunities.  As an alternative to practising as a barrister or solicitor, you may pursue a career in business and management in a wide range of organisations, government services, industrial relations, research, public administration, diplomatic service, legal aid, the media, law reform or teaching in universities.  Broad career paths based on the study of selected commerce units enable job prospects ranging from being a professional accountant, IT and systems professional, economist, financial planner, human resources manager, manager, social and economic policy developer, international trade officer and marketing assistant/manager.

Course rules

This combined course is a 40-credit-point course. Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Bachelor of Commerce and 24 credit points in the Bachelor of Laws. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) and the Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied.

The 16 credit points studied within the Faculty of Business and Law must include the 7 credit points of Bachelor of Commerce core units: MAA103, MAE101, MAF101, MIS171, MMK101, MMM132, MWL101 and MCA010 (0 credit points). In addition students must complete a prescribed Commerce major sequence (excluding Commercial Law) and a minimum of 4 credit points at level 3 which must be Faculty of Business and Law units course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.

Within the 24 credit points required in the LLB, 21 credit points are core. The remaining 3 credit points must be LLB electives and in addition, students are required to complete the prescribed Professional Experience in order to be eligible to graduate.

Please note: Students enrolled in the D322 course must not undertake MLC101 (core unit of the BCom) as this unit is incompatible with MLL111

See course entry for Bachelor of Commerce (M300) or Bachelor of Laws (M312).

Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au