2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Laws (Honours)



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7 years full-time or **part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law

Intake Session(s):

Autumn / Spring#

Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus:


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

**Students interested in studying this degree part-time should consult with the Law Head of Students.

#Students commencing in Spring will undertake their first session in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), before completing their first year of Law in their second year of enrolment.


This course is available to students enrolled in the Bachelor Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Laws (course code 1896) from 2020.

A Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Laws from UOW equips you with a comprehensive legal education: a world-class degree that provides a thorough grounding in the law, as well as a real-world focus on the essential practical skills and the social and ethical context in which the law operates.

Combining Law with Engineering allows you to gain specialised knowledge in a growing global industry and learn how law functions within a social context opening up a range of career opportunities. The engineering and legal industries enjoy an interesting and complex relationship. This double degree creates uniquely capable, practical-minded and adaptable graduates with international possibilities.

Course Learning Outcomes

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 (Honours), a candidate must successfully complete at least 336 credit points, comprised of:

  1. All compulsory Law subjects as set out in the schedule below (114 credit points);
  2. 18 credit points of electives from the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) elective list;
  3. LLB4402 Legal Research Thesis (12 credit points);
  4. Engineering component consisting of a major study comprising a minimum of 192 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 Session(s)
Year 1
LLB1100Foundations of Law6Autumn
LLB1115Legal Skills6Autumn
LLB1120Law of Contract A6Autumn
LLB1130Criminal Law and Procedure A6Autumn
LLB1160Interpreting the Law6Spring
LLB1170Law of Contract B6Spring
LLB1180Criminal Law and Procedure B6Spring
LLB1197Ethics and Professional Responsibility6Spring
Year 2
LLB2220Property Law6Autumn
LLB2230Administrative Law6Spring
LLB2270Equity and Trusts6Spring
LLB2280Constitutional Law6Autumn
Subjects from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Schedule
Year 3
LLB2225Advanced Legal Skills6Autumn
LLB2240Law of Torts6Autumn
LLB3397Legal Internship3Not available in 2020
Subjects from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Schedule
Year 4
LLB3300Remedies and Civil Procedure6Autumn
LLB3302Law of Business Organisations6Autumn
1 LLB Elective
Subjects from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Schedule
Year 5
LLB3399Law, Justice and Professional Practice3Spring
2 LLB Electives
Subjects from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Schedule
Year 6
LLB4402Legal Research Thesis12Annual
Subjects from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Schedule
Year 7
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. 


Students will complete at least one major study in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Component

Undertaking a work integrated learning 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.

Professional Recognition / Accreditation


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 practice 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 practice 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 practice 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.


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: askuow@uow.edu.au or eis@uow.edu.au 

Last reviewed: 23 July, 2020