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Bachelors of Computer Science / Laws (Honours)

Overview

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to shape the digital future and prepare yourself for the highly competitive job market with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of the law.

The pace of change in digital technologies is extraordinary. Artificial intelligence, unprecedented computer power, the Internet of Things, big data and automation will continue to transform the way we work and the jobs we do in the future. The law plays an important role in regulating and shaping many areas of science and technology.

In this dual program, you'll combine theory with hands-on experience to learn how to create and analyse computer-based systems, combined with a practical grounding in legal theory in a broad range of areas important to the technology industry.

Through your legal studies, you’ll develop personal and professional skills you can transfer across a wide range of careers in technology. The laws program includes a core of prescribed courses and a range of electives, while the computer science program allows you to specialise in cyber security, data science, machine learning, programming languages or scientific computing.

With more 50 years’ experience in teaching computer science, you'll be joining a university where you’ll gain the solid technological foundations and skills to play a critical role in creating, developing, implementing and evaluating new systems and technology for use in our society.

UQ Law is proud to be the oldest law school in Queensland and one of Australia’s leading law schools. We've fostered strong working relationships with the community and the legal fraternity. Through these relationships, our students influence the law and its institutions for the benefit of society.

When you graduate, you'll have an internationally respected qualification in laws and advanced knowledge and skills in computer science, giving you skills in high demand from some of the world’s biggest corporations.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
QTAC Code
733901
Program Code
2480
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$44624 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
733901
Program Code
2480
CRICOS Code
103158K
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Join a uni with more than 50 years of experience teaching computer science.
  • Access innovative teaching and research spaces in facilities that are among the best in the world.
  • Join one of the most prestigious and respected law schools in Australia.
  • Fulfil the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner throughout Australia.

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2021

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Programming Languages

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Legal officer
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution specialist
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Software engineer
  • In-house legal counsel

Graduate salary

Law & paralegal studies (undergraduate)

$61K–$64K

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Graduate salary

Computing and information systems (undergraduate)

$60K–$65K

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Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Bar Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Law Society

Program accreditation

The Bachelors of Computer Science / Laws (Honours) is accredited by:

  • Legal Practitioners Admissions Board

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C) and Mathematical Methods or Mathematics B. Specialist Mathematics or Mathematics C is recommended.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C) and Mathematical Methods or Mathematics B. Specialist Mathematics or Mathematics C is recommended.

Entry score threshold

ATAR / RankIB
97.0039

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2021. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the entry score threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

Guarantee your place at UQ: If you meet our guaranteed minimum ATAR (PDF, 165.47 KB) you could secure an offer for your preferred program.

Have an OP from the last 2 years? See QTAC's OP to ATAR conversions (PDF) for a rough guide to equivalent ATARs.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 7; writing 7; speaking 7; reading 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listen 19, read 19, write 27, speak 23

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listen 54, read 54, write 64/6

Pearsons - Overall 72, listen 60, read 60, write 72, speak 72

BE - A minimum overall grade of 5 plus a minimum grade of A in Writing and Speaking

CES - Overall 185, listening 169, reading 169, writing 185, speaking 185

OET is not accepted

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

There is no mid-year intake into the LLB.

Additional application information

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to allow adequate time for their student visa to be processed.

A semester 2 intake is available to eligible international students.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Computer Science / Laws (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B CompSc/B Laws (Honours) for Semester 1, 2021

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest<5<5
Median<5<5
Lowest<5<5

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2021:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

00%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

00%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
<5<5
  • Admitted where ATAR and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
00%

International students

00%

Total

<5100%

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Majors

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $44,624

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Computer Science / Laws (Honours) for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

AUD $10,556

Indicative annual fee 2021 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelors of Computer Science / Laws (Honours) for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelors of Computer Science / Laws (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

If your senior schooling is from outside Australia, you can submit your application to UQ. Or, if you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelors of Computer Science / Laws (Honours) is 2480.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

If your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you're an international student who is currently studying:

  • Australian Year 12 (in Australia or another country), or
  • the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelors of Computer Science / Laws (Honours) is 733901.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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