2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Laws | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Laws


BE(Hons) - LLB

UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



6 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):

Autumn / Spring

Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751208

* This is a minimum figure and may vary depending on the major.


Students may enrol in a double degree course with the Bachelor of Laws. Study in another academic discipline allows students to recognise how law functions in social, economic, technical, environmental and scientific contexts. The Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)- Bachelor of Laws degree allows students to recognise how law functions in technical contexts.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes, which are common and consolidated in this joint degree, ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate sound disciplinary knowledge and awareness of how this relates to Australian and international contexts; 
  2. Apply critical analysis to generate disciplinary responses; 
  3. Investigate, evaluate and interpret research sources to produce independent responses; 
  4. Apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce original responses to disciplinary work; 
  5. Communicate effectively to professionals and other stakeholders.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Laws, a candidate must successfully complete a minimum 336 credit points, comprised of:

  1. all compulsory Law subjects as set out in the Course Program below;
  2. elective subjects to the value of 30 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule see - Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry);
  3. a major study comprising 162 credit points as prescribed by the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Note: All students should discuss their Engineering program with the relevant Course Coordinator.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Year 1
LLB1100Foundations of Law6
LLB1115Legal Skills6
LLB1120Law of Contract A6
LLB1130Criminal Law and Procedure A6
LLB1160Interpreting the Law6
LLB1170Law of Contract B6
LLB1180Criminal Law and Procedure B6
LLB1197Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility6
Year 2
LLB2220Property Law6
LLB2230Administrative Law6
LLB2270Equity and Trusts6
LLB2280Constitutional Law6
Subjects from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Schedule
Year 3
LLB2225Advanced Legal Skills6
LLB2240Law of Torts6
LLB3397Legal Internship3
1 LLB Elective
Subjects from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Schedule
Year 4
LLB3300Remedies and Civil Procedure6
LLB3302Law of Business Organisations6
1 LLB Elective
Subjects from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Schedule
Year 5
3 LLB Electives
LLB3399Law, Justice and Professional Practice3
Subjects from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Schedule


Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject. To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.


Majors are not available in the Bachelor of Laws degree.

Refer to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences for majors available in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Components

Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

Law students will complete a Legal Internship subject (LLB3397). This subject is the vehicle for a practical placement designed to expose students to the application of the law in practice; enable students to understand the importance of developing the skills of legal research; communication, drafting, practice management and problem solving; and enable students to observe and reflect upon the values, ethical standards and conduct of the legal profession in practice. This compulsory component is comprised of 140 hours over 4 weeks of work-based placement. 

As part of the Engineering degree, students will also complete a period of professional experience within an industry related to their major. This compulsory component is comprised of 420 hours over 12 weeks of work-based placement. 

In total students complete 560 hours of work-based placement over 16 weeks. 


High achieving students, enrolled in this double degree, who are interested in undertaking Honours in Law, may consult with the relevant Honours Coordinator in Law, Humanities, and the Arts regarding the possibility of transferring into an Honours version of the degree.

A student who successfully transfers into an Honours program but does not meet the minimum performance standards required for the award of Honours will be permitted to transfer back to the double degree in which they were enrolled immediately prior to the transfer into the Honours course, and will be awarded credit for the number of credit points passed in the Honours degree. 

Professional Recognition / Accreditation

Bachelor of Laws

The UOW Bachelor of Laws (single LLB or in combination with another degree) is accredited by the Legal Procession Admission Board (LPAB) as satisfying the academic requirements necessary for admission to the Australian legal profession. On completion of the Bachelor of Laws, a student who wishes to practise as a barrister or solicitor must also undertake some form of professional practical training, the requirements for which vary between each state and territory of Australia.

In New South Wales, a student who intends to qualify for admission to practice is required to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course accredited by the LPAB, followed by or incorporating a period of practical experience in a law-related setting. Practical experience gained by students in LLB3397 Legal Internship may be counted towards this practical experience requirement. Graduates should check with their PLT provider. A list of LPAB accredited PLT courses can be found on the LPAB website.

Students who intend to practise as solicitors after admission will be subject to a period of restricted practice and the mandatory continuing legal education requirements. Further information is available from the Law Society of New South Wales. Students who intend to practise as barristers after admission will be required to read with a senior barrister for a period of time and to undertake the Bar Readers' Course and Bar Examination before being qualified to take briefs on their own account. Further information is available from the New South Wales Bar Association.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

UOW's engineering programs are accredited by Engineers Australia and relevant world engineering bodies through the Washington Accord. This ensures recognition by equivalent professional engineering bodies in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries.

Other Information

Further information is available via email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au or eis@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 16 May, 2018