Bachelor of Information Systems /Bachelor of Laws
Course summary for local students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Information Systems / Bachelor of Laws|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Length||5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$9,517* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Faculty of Business and Law
|VTAC Codes||1400416321 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400516321 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400616321 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||D367|
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- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
Combining Information Systems with Law prepares students for the practice of Law in the ‘Information Age’ where information is easily captured and used by organisations and individuals and technological innovation is challenging the boundaries of privacy and security. The course prepares graduates for new cutting edge careers in legal practice brought about by one of the greatest periods of innovation driven by technology.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.
* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been 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 a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.
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.
This Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Laws course comprises 40 credit points of study.
Students will undertake 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Systems and 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws.
Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) and the Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied.
Within the 24 credit points required in the Bachelor of Laws, 21 credit points are core and 3 credit points are taken as elective units. In addition, students are required to complete the prescribed Professional Experience in order to be eligible to graduate.
Within the 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of Information Systems students must undertake 16 credit points of core units.
See course entry for Bachelor of Information Systems (M340) or Bachelor of Laws (M312).
The Alfred Deakin Scholarships in Law were introduced in 2001, which was the Centenary of Australia's Federation. Alfred Deakin, after whom the University is named, was Australia's second Prime Minister and our first Attorney General. A small number of these elite scholarships are awarded to high achieving students admitted to the Bachelor of Laws, as a single degree or law component when combined with another degree. Please refer to the following link for further information: http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/scholarships/alfred-deakin.php.
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of Information Systems and Bachelor of Laws. Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent, including a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English. Entry for non-school leavers will be based on ALSET results, GPA from Bachelor level or postgraduate studies from courses undertaken during or after 2003. For information on the ALSET please visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/law/students/alset.php
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
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
Applications for Campus and Cloud (online) study in Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.