Computer Science / Law - 3786

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Law


Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 5 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 240

UAC Code: 426000

Domestic Entry Requirements: See Domestic Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements


Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Science (Major)

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Program Description

This program is for new 2018 commencing students. If you are a continuing student please refer to the Online Handbook in the year you started your Dual Law degree or contact the Faculty of Law for advice.

This program combines the professional LLB program with a major in Computer Science offered within the School of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering.

The program is a five year full-time combined program leading to the award of the two degrees of Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) and Bachelor of Laws (BSc LLB).

The degree of Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)/Bachelor of Law is not awarded until the completion of the full five year program, but students unable to complete the full program may apply for advanced standing in the Bachelor of Science degree 3778.

Science Courses
Students must complete a minimum of 96 units of credit, including the requirements of one Computer Science major.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

At the completion of this program, students will have obtained a sound knowledge base in the disciplines of both Computer Science and Law.

Program Structure

Total Unit Requirements: 240 UOC
  • Law compulsory courses - 96 UOC
  • Law prescribed elective - 6 UOC
  • Law elective courses - 42 UOC
  • Computer Science courses - 96 UOC
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) in dual degree mode are as follows:

The 96 units of credit for the BSc component consists of all of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) except for the 12 units of credit General Education requirement and 36 units of free electives.

Students must complete one of the COMP major streams listed in the specialisation section.

Approved Sequence of Study

Students must study Law courses in a sequence approved by the Faculty of Law. All Science courses may be taken in a sequence determined by pre-requisite and timetable constraints. Please consult the School of Computer Science and Engineering if assistance on course selection is required.

An approved sequence can be found here:

Plan for Computer Science/Law Degree.

General Education Requirements

Students enrolled in the combined Computer Science/Law degree are not required to complete general education courses.


Honours in Science

Students wishing to complete the BSc (Computer Science) degree program at Honours level must obtain prior approval from the School of Computer Science and Engineering. A standard Honours program in Computer Science requires an additional year of study. Further information regarding honours can be found under program 4515 BSc (Honours) (Computer Science).

Honours in Law

High achieving students may be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours).
Please visit the Honours in law website for further information about the current Honours policy (applicable to students who commenced the LLB in 2014 or earlier) and the new policy (applicable to students who commenced the LLB from 2015 onwards).

Academic Rules

For Academic Rules relating to the Bachelor of Laws component of this combined degree program, please refer to program 4701. Although 4701 program is no longer on offer, all combined law students enrolled in the LLB will need to comply with the rules stated here. A direct link is given below:

Bachelor of Laws 4701

Academic Rules relating to the Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) component of this combined degree program are outlined in the COMPA13778 stream page of this handbook.

Plan for Science (Computer Science) 3778


For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website:  UNSW Fee Website.

Area(s) of Specialisation