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  • Objectives
    This double degree combines the Engineering and Laws degrees to provide graduates with cross-disciplinary qualifications. The engineering degree is internationally recognised in the global marketplace and provides students with lifelong transferable skills. The law degree satisfies the academic requirements for the admission of law graduates in Western Australia. Graduates of this program will become experts in areas where both technical and legal knowledge is essential to the analysis of complex legal issues that deal with industry, the environment, intellectual property, resources engineering, etc. Engineering Disciplines available include: Electronic & Communications, Mechatronics, Instrumentation Control & Automation, Computer Systems, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Power Engineering.
  • Entry requirements
    Satisfactory performance in TEE Calculus or Applicable Mathematics, or equivalent, is required. TEE Physics is desirable. Students who have completed a TAFE Diploma or its equivalent in an allied engineering field may be admitted to a Bachelor of Engineering with advanced standing. Special admission requirements Note: Students who have not completed TEE Calculus or TEE Physics (or equivalent) will be required to complete bridging units during the first year of their studies.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Laws
  • Course description
    Related careers
    Mechanical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Computer Systems Engineer, Control and Automation Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Communications Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, Intellectual Property Lawyer, Patent Lawyer, Technology Licensing Expert, Technology-related Law Enforcement Agent

    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Laws students can study unitsets in the following disciplines as part of this course:

        * Mechatronics
        * Electronics and Communications
        * Instrumentation Control and Automation
        * Computer Systems
        * Civil Engineering
        * Mechanical Engineering
        * Electrical Power

    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The double degree Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Laws consists of 59 units (including one 0 credit point practicum unit) and requires 870 credit points to be completed. This includes:

    14 core BEng units

    21 core Law units

    A 16 unit BEng major chosen from the list below

    8 Law electives chosen from the list below


    Law Electives

    Law elective units to a total value of 120 credit points (8 units) should be chosen from the following list.


    LAW2106 Intellectual Property Law
    LAW3109 Taxation Law
    LAW2105 Employment Law  
    LAW2600 Terrorism and the Law
    LAW2601 Planning and Development Law 1
    LAW2602 Environmental Law and Administration
    LAW3105 Alternative Dispute Resolution
    LAW3201 Law of Banking and Credit III
    LAW3260 Asian Legal and Political Systems III
    LAW3510 Income Tax Framework 3
    LAW3601 Planning and Development Law II
    LAW3602 Community Legal Practice*
    LAW3700 Supervised Legal Research
    LAW4609 Remedies  
    LAW4206 Advanced Criminal Law
    LAW4108 International Law

    LAW4110 International Trade Law
    LAW4607 Family Law
    LAW4710 Advanced Legal Research Thesis**
    CRI1103 Criminology
    CRI3101 Professional Ethics


    * This unit may be subject to a limited quota.
    ** Admission to the law honours program is required for entry to this unit.


    Students should check with the School of Law and Justice to determine which elective units are offered by the University in any semester and any pre-requisites before enrolling.

    Majors in Engineering

    Students are required to choose a 16 unit engineering major from the unit sets given below. All units in the unit sets have 15 credit points.

    Year One - Semester 1
    Unit            Description             Points
    LAW1111    Contract Law I         15
    LAW1116    Legal Process          15
    LAW1113    Criminal Law I         15
    MAT1236    Calculus 1    *          15
    SCP1111    Physics of Motion** 15

    * Students without TEE Calculus should enrol in the bridging unit MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics instead of MAT1236. ** Students without TEE Physics should enrol in the bridging unit SCP1132 Introduction to Physics instead of SCP1111.

    Year One - Semester 2
    Unit             Description                             Points
    LAW1212    Contract Law II                         15
    LAW1214    Criminal Law II                          15
    ENS1162     Electrical Engineering 1A           15
    MAT1163     Linear Algebra                           15
    ENM1102    Engineering Drawing and
                       Computer Aided Design             15

    Year Two - Semester 1
    Unit            Description                             Points
    LAW1117    Torts I                                     15
    LAW2102    Property Law I                        15
    CSP1150    Programming Principles            15
    ENS1154    Introduction to Engineering     15
    MAT2236    Differential Equations               15

    Year Two - Semester 2
    Unit             Description             Points
    LAW1218    Torts II                      15
    LAW2312    Property Law II         15
    Engineering major 1
    Engineering major 2
    Law elective 1

    Year Three - Semester 1
    Unit             Description                     Points
    LAW2103    Administrative Law I         15
    LAW3103    Equity                               15
    LAW2104    Constitutional Law I         15
    Engineering major 3
    Engineering major 4

    Year Three - Semester 2
    Unit            Description                        Points
    LAW2313    Administrative Law II         15
    LAW3107    Law of Trusts                     15
    LAW2314    Constitutional Law II         15
    Engineering major 5
    Law elective 2

    Year Four - Semester 1
    Unit            Description                 Points
    LAW4604    Civil Procedures I         15
    LAW3102    Corporations Law         15
    Engineering major 6
    Engineering major 7
    Law elective 3

    Year Four - Semester 2
    Unit            Description                 Points
    LAW4614    Civil Procedures II         15
    LAW3106    Evidence                        15
    Engineering major 8
    Law elective 4
    Law elective 5

    Year Five - Semester 1
    Unit            Description                                                                Points
    LAW4605    Commercial Practice, Conveyancing & Drafting I         15
    ENS2159    Engineering Innovation and Ethics                              15
    Engineering major 9 #
    Law elective 6
    Law elective 7

    # Students completing either the Instrumentation Control & Automation major or the Electrical Power major should enrol in ENS4251 Control Systems in this semester, and enrol in a unit from their engineering major in its place in Year 6 Semester 1.

    Year Five - Semester 2
    Unit            Description                                                                 Points
    LAW4615    Commercial Practice, Conveyancing & Drafting II         15
    Law elective 8
    Engineering Major 10
    Engineering Major 11
    Engineering Major 12

    Unit            Description                       Points
    ENS4111    Engineering Practicum         0
    ENS4152    Project Development         15
    ENS4251    Control Systems    ^          15
    Engineering Major 13
    Engineering Major 14 ^^

    ^ Students completing the Civil Engineering major should enrol in ENS4549 Water Supply Engineering instead of ENS4251 Control Systems. ^^ Students completing the Mechatronics, Mechanical or Civil Engineering majors should enrol in their Engineering major 14 unit in Year 6 Semester 2 instead of in this semester.

    Unit            Description                             Points
    ENS4253    Engineering Project                   15
    ENS4543    Engineering Management         15
    Engineering Major 15
    Engineering Major 16

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