C10136v11 Bachelor of Engineering Science Bachelor of LawsAward(s): Bachelor of Engineering Science in (name of Engineering major) (BEngSc)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
UAC code: 609050 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 040713B
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 264
Course EFTSL: 5.5
Location: City campus
Innovation and Transdisciplinary program
Course intended learning outcomes
Course duration and attendance
Course completion requirements
Levels of award
This course combines the technical demands of engineering with the theoretical and analytical foundations involved in studying law, preparing students to develop fundamental legal expertise that is underpinned by technical knowledge.
The Bachelor of Engineering Science is an engineering technology program. Students work alongside professional engineers to gain skills in areas such as mathematical modelling, engineering economics and finance, C programming and electromechanical automation. Simultaneously, the Bachelor of Laws prepares students to meet the requirements for admission to practise law in NSW. As well as studying fundamental legal theory, students engage with topics such as commercial, contracts and civil law, all of which have relevance in the engineering field.
The Legal Futures and Technology major can also build additional technical expertise. Combined, these courses provide an in-depth overview of the key challenges, opportunities and liabilities of the engineering field, producing graduates with the ability to provide strategic legal advice in an industry setting.
Career options include professions as a lawyer in areas of environmental law, technology legislation and technology-specific criminal law; consultant, legal adviser or manager to engineering corporations in Australia and overseas.
Innovation and Transdisciplinary programTransdisciplinarity and Innovation at UTS
All UTS students have the opportunity to develop distinctive capabilities around transdisciplinary thinking and innovation through the TD School. Transdisciplinary education at UTS brings together great minds from different disciplines to explore ideas that improve the way we live and work in the world. These offerings are unique to UTS and directly translate to many existing and emerging roles and careers.Diploma in Innovation
The Diploma in Innovation (C20060) teaches innovation, supports personal transformation and provides the hard skills needed to support the inventors and inventions of the future. Students come out of the Diploma in Innovation, with the hard skills to create and support sectoral and societal transformation. Graduates are able to fluently integrate ideas, across professional disciplines and are inventors of the future.
All UTS undergraduate students (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) can apply for the Diploma in Innovation upon admission in their chosen undergraduate degree. It is a complete degree program that runs in parallel to any undergraduate degree. The course is offered on a three-year, part-time basis, with subjects running in 3-week long intensive blocks in July, December and February sessions. More information including a link to apply is available at https://dipinn.uts.edu.au.Transdisciplinary electives program
Transdisciplinary electives broaden students' horizons and supercharge their problem-solving skills, helping them to learn outside, beyond and across their degrees. In 2022, students enrolled in an undergraduate course that includes electives can choose to take a transdisciplinary subject (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation). From 2023, all students enrolled in most undergraduate courses will complete a transdisciplinary subject as part of their course of study. More information about the TD Electives program is available here.
Course intended learning outcomes
|FEIT A.1||Historically and Culturally Informed about Indigenous Knowledge Systems: FEIT graduates are culturally and historically informed, able to work as respectful professionals with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.|
|FEIT B.1||Socially Responsible: Bachelor of Engineering Science graduates are socially responsible professionals, able to engage with a broad range of stakeholders, to assess personal, organisational, social, ethical and environmental needs and impacts of engineering systems.|
|FEIT C.1||Design Oriented: Bachelor of Engineering Science graduates apply design techniques and appropriate methodologies to develop engineered systems and components to meet stakeholder requirements.|
|FEIT D.1||Technically Proficient: Bachelor of Engineering Science graduates apply a range of discipline fundamentals, mathematics, tools, and techniques to design, implement, operate and evaluate engineered systems.|
|FEIT E.1||Collaborative and Communicative: Bachelor of Engineering Science graduates work as effective team members, communicating effectively, and operating within diverse contexts.|
|FEIT F.1||Reflective: Bachelor of Engineering Science graduates critically self-review their professional performance, to improve themselves and their teams.|
|LAW.1.1||A coherent understanding of fundamental areas of legal knowledge including:
a. The Australian colonial and post-colonial legal system, international and comparative contexts, theoretical and technical knowledge;
b. The broader contexts within which legal issues arise and the law operates including cultural awareness, social justice and policy;
c. The impact of Anglo-Australian laws on Indigenous peoples, including their historical origins in the process of colonisation and ongoing impact; and
d. The principles and values of justice and ethical practices in lawyers’ roles.
|LAW.2.1||A capacity to value and promote honesty, integrity, accountability, public service and ethical standards including:
a. An understanding of approaches to ethical decision making and professional responsibility;
b. An ability to recognise, reflect upon and respond to ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts in ways that evidence professional judgment, promote justice and serve the community; and
c. An ability to reflect on and engage constructively with diversity in practice.
|LAW.3.1||A capacity to think critically, strategically and creatively, including the ability to:
a. Identify and articulate legal issues in context, including the skill of critical reading and writing;
b. Apply reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses;
c. Engage in critical analysis and make a reasoned choice amongst alternatives; and
d. Think creatively in approaching legal issues and generating appropriate responses.
|LAW.4.1||Well-developed cognitive and practical skills necessary to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues.|
|LAW.5.1||Effective and appropriate communication skills including:
a. Highly effective use of the English language to convey legal ideas and views to different and diverse audiences and environments;
b. An ability to communicate to inform, analyse, report and persuade;
c. An ability to strategically select an appropriate medium and message;
d. An ability to assess how messages are received and alter communication strategies accordingly; and
e. An ability to be responsive and adaptive to the perspectives of collaborators, clients, counter parties and others.
|LAW.6.1||Effective and appropriate collaboration skills in working together to achieve a common goal in a group learning environment or the workplace including:
a. An ability to give and receive feedback;
b. Appropriate professional and interpersonal skills in working collaboratively;
c. A capacity to develop strategies to successfully negotiate group challenges; and
d. An ability to be responsive and adaptive to the perspectives of collaborators, clients, counter parties and others.
|LAW.7.1||The capacity to work with Indigenous peoples in a professional context;
a. To respect, recognise and advocate for Indigenous strengths and self-determination;
b. To acknowledge and respect Indigenous Knowledges;
c. To understand the impact of colonisation, specifically historical and ongoing racism and the economic impact of dispossession resulting in social and economic exclusion, and
d. To identify and challenge the deficit narratives and biases of Anglo-Australian laws towards Indigenous Australians.
|LAW.8.1||The ability to implement appropriate self-management and lifelong learning strategies including:
a. An ability to undertake and initiate self-directed work and learning;
b. Well-developed judgment and responsibility as a legal professional in a broader social context;
c. The ability to support personal and professional development by:
(i) Reflecting on and assessing their own capabilities, wellbeing and performance;
(ii) Making use of feedback as appropriate;
(iii) Identifying and accessing appropriate resources and assistance;
(iv) Making use of resources and support in developing resilience; and
d. A capacity to adapt to and embrace change and a commitment to ongoing learning.
LAW = Law course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)
ENG = Engineering course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)
Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.
The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.
Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.
HSC Mathematics Extension 1; Physics; and English (Standard).
English (Advanced) is recommended. For the civil engineering major, Chemistry is recommended. For the software engineering major, a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of programming is recommended.
Course duration and attendance
The course is normally completed in five-and-a-half years of full-time study. Full-time attendance is approximately 17 hours a week; timetable constraints may require attendance at daytime and evening classes in the law component.
The course comprises 264 credit points and allows students to graduate with the separate degrees of Bachelor of Engineering Science and Bachelor of Laws. The study components for course completion are as follows.
The law component of 144 credit points is made up of:
- 108 credit points of compulsory core law subjects
- 30 credit points of law options, including either:
- 30 credit points of law options, or
- 30 credit points of legal futures and technology options
- a 6-credit-point legal theory option.
The engineering component comprises 120 credit points of study, consisting of the core subjects in the Bachelor of Engineering Science and the field of practice subjects associated with the chosen engineering major.
- On completion of the engineering component (as detailed above) a student who has also completed at least 78 credit points of law subjects approved by UTS: Law is eligible for the award of Bachelor of Engineering Science.
- A student who qualifies for the award of Bachelor of Engineering Science (according to 1 above) is, on completion of the law component as approved by UTS: Law, eligible for the award of Bachelor of Laws.
For a current listing of subjects in each course refer to the study package directory.
Industrial training/professional practice
To practise as a lawyer in NSW, students need to successfully complete an accredited legal academic qualification (e.g. Bachelor of Laws) and an accredited course of practical legal training (PLT), which UTS offers through its PLT program.
Students enrolled in this course may complete their practical legal training by undertaking a postgraduate course in PLT, such as the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (C11232).
Course completion requirements
|CBK90178 Major choice (Engineering Science)||84cp|
|STM90356 Core subjects||36cp|
|STM90691 Law stream||144cp|
The standard program shown is for a full-time student who has chosen the Electrical Engineering major and law options.
All options shown are law options and are to be drawn from those on offer in CBK90922.
Students wishing to study the new major MAJ09443 Legal Futures and Technology need to study 76106 Technology Law, Policy and Ethics (Capstone 1) in the Autumn session of their final year and 76107 Applied Project in Law, Innovation and Technology (Capstone 2) in their final Spring session.
|33130 Mathematics 1||6cp|
|68037 Physical Modelling||6cp|
|70102 Foundations of Law||8cp|
|70103 Ethics Law and Justice||6cp|
|48230 Introduction to Engineering Projects||6cp|
|70114 Criminal Law and Procedure||8cp|
|48510 Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering||6cp|
|70616 Australian Constitutional Law||8cp|
|33230 Mathematics 2||6cp|
|48521 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering||6cp|
|70104 Civil Practice||6cp|
|48520 Electronics and Circuits||6cp|
|70327 Introduction to Property and Commercial Law||6cp|
|48441 Introductory Digital Systems||6cp|
|48240 Design and Innovation Fundamentals||6cp|
|70617 Administrative Law||8cp|
|70317 Real Property||8cp|
|48530 Circuit Analysis and Design||6cp|
|68038 Advanced Mathematics and Physics||6cp|
|70517 Equity and Trusts||8cp|
|48430 Fundamentals of C Programming||6cp|
|48531 Electromechanical Automation||6cp|
|70417 Corporate Law||8cp|
|48540 Signals and Systems||6cp|
|48451 Embedded Systems Studio A||6cp|
|48570 Embedded Systems Studio B||6cp|
|70108 Public International Law||6cp|
|48250 Economics and Finance for Engineering Projects||6cp|
|48560 Control Studio A||6cp|
|Select 6 credit points from the following:||6cp|
|76033 Animal Law and Policy in Australia||6cp|
|76057 Judgment and the Rule of Law||6cp|
|76081 Gender and Law||6cp|
|78039 Wickedness and Vice||6cp|
|76902 Law and Literature||6cp|
|76068 Indigenous Peoples and the Law||6cp|
|Select 6 credit points of electives||6cp|
|Select 24 credit points of options||24cp|
|48571 Electrical Machines||6cp|
|48572 Power Circuit Theory||6cp|
Levels of award
The Bachelor of Engineering Science may be awarded with distinction, credit or pass.
Students can graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) if they complete subjects 76090 Research Methodology and 76040 Research Thesis within the course. The degree may be awarded with first or second class honours, which does not require an additional honours year. The rules concerning the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) can be found in undergraduate course information.
Students who meet these criteria for honours are eligible for transfer into the appropriate undergraduate honours exit course on completion of all coursework and occurs just prior to graduation.
Students who undertake the Legal Futures and Technology major and who meet the criteria for honours can choose to undertake honours as part of their degree.
This course satisfies the requirements for admission to the Supreme Court of NSW as a lawyer, provided students complete a practical legal training (PLT) program, such as the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (C11232).
Students wishing to obtain full recognition as graduate engineers have the option of articulating to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (C09066) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (C09067) depending on entry requirements.
Further information is available from:
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