Bachelor of Information Systems /Bachelor of Laws
Course summary for international students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Information Systems / Bachelor of Laws|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
5 years full-time
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)*
*Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online) only
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$30,000 AUD|
|CRICOS course code||078143G|
|English language requirements|
IELTS overall score of 7 (with no band score less than 6.5) or equivalent
|VTAC Codes||1400416323 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400516323 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
|Deakin course code||D367|
The University has approved to discontinue this course from Trimester 2 2016. Continuing students should discuss unit selections with their enrolment officer.
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Key dates
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
Fee paying place - International
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 fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is 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. 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. To find the credit point and EFTSL value of each unit, go to the Handbook Unit Search.
This 'Fee paying annual fee' is provided as a guide only. The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken.
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 information is provided as 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 fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email email@example.com for more information about 2016 fees.
A combined course such as the Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Laws offers you the chance to broaden your career opportunities after graduation. For further information on career outcomes for this combined course, see the entries for Bachelor of Information Systems and Bachelor of Laws.
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 and 3 credit points of elective units. Students must also complete one zero credit point induction unit and the prescribed Professional Experience in order to be eligible to graduate.
The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Systems include 16 credit points of core units (excluding MWL312) and a zero credit point academic induction unit.
To assist you in following the course rules:
Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses can be found at International Students - Apply site (Step 3).
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.e.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International officeOR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org