The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice, Bachelor of Science requires the completion of a minimum of 216-225 units of study and a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science, a minimum of 198-207 units.

For admission to the program, students first must apply for admission to the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice. If successful, they will be given the option of taking up the combined degrees program at the time of their first enrolment (subject to meeting course pre-requisites where applicable).

Eligible students who decline the offer to take up the combined degrees program at enrolment and wish in a subsequent year to enrol in the combined degrees program will be required to apply to SATAC or via university internal transfer, for admission to the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Specialisation).

Students enrolled in a combined degree program must complete the full program specified within the combined program for each degree before they can graduate with either award.

Students who commence, but subsequently do not wish to complete, the combined degrees program may be eligible to transfer to either the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice programs and to receive credit for some or all of the topics already completed.

Prerequisites and Assumed Knowledge for Specialisations

There are no formal prerequisites for the specialisation in Biodiversity and Conservation but a knowledge of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry to SACE Stage 1 is desirable.

Successful completion of SACE Stage 2 Chemistry or the equivalent is required for entry to the specialisation in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry.

There are no formal prerequisites for the specialisations in Marine Biology and Marine Biology and Aquaculture, but knowledge of Mathematics and/or Physics to SACE Stage 1 level is desirable.

Successful completion of SACE Stage 2 Chemistry, Physics and Specialist Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or the equivalent are required for entry to the specialisation in Nanotechnology (Quantum Nanostructures stream), while successful completion of SACE Stage 2 Chemistry only will allow entry into the specialisation in Nanotechnology (Biomedical Nanotechnology stream).

Successful completion of SACE Stage 2 Physics and Specialist Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or the equivalent is assumed for the specialisations in Physics and Energy and Advanced Materials.

Program of study

To qualify for the combined degrees program of Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice, Bachelor of Science a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:

  • a law component of 135 units for the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (which consists of 90 units of core topics, 22.5 units of Legal Practice Training and 22.5 units of option topics) or 117 units for the Bachelor of Laws (which consists of 90 units of core topics and 27 units of option topics) [see Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice or Bachelor of Laws entry for further information];
  • core and option first year topics as defined by the specialisation or major program, including SPOC1701 The Nature of Science, and first year Science electives* to a minimum of 27 units
  • 54 units of upper level topics according to a specialisation from the programs listed below**

OR

  • 36 units of upper level major topics from the programs listed below^ PLUS 18 units of upper level Science electives*

#Units required for completion of the Science component will depend on the chosen specialisation or major. Students without the assumed knowledge requirement for some core topics may be required to complete additional topics and this may increase the minimum units required for completion.

*Science electives are defined as any BIOL, BIOD, BTEC, CHEM, COMP, CTEC, DSGN, EASC, ENGR, ENVS, FACH, GEOG, MATH, NANO, PHYS, SERC, SPOC or STAT topics for which the prerequisites are met.

**Specialisations have different admission requirements to other programs of study available in the Bachelor of Science. In order to undertake a specialisation students must be admitted to the specialisation program

#The name of the specialisation will appear on the transcript and the parchment eg Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour)

Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

No more than 45 units of First Year level topics may be included in the degree.