What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Business Information Systems offers students a course focused on commercial law with emphasis on intellectual property law. As the only double degree in Victoria with this specialisation, students learn about trade marks, patents and designs, copyright, the prohibition of misleading or deceptive conduct and competition law.

The course also prepares you to meet the demand for Information Systems professionals with the knowledge to communicate with business users.

Graduates of this degree can enjoy career opportunities in the professional fields relating to the law and business information systems fields where requisite skills and knowledge are highly valued.

Course learning outcomes

The Bachelor of Laws focuses on commercial law with emphasis on intellectual property law. This equips graduates for careers in the new knowledge economy, which is strengthened by the combination with the Bachelor of Business Information Systems. This latter program focuses on technical and analytical skills to meet the growing demand for IS/IT professionals in the increasingly technology-driven environment of organisations. This double degree offers a new dimension for graduates to gain an understanding of technology and its organisational implications relevant to the practice of law in the new knowledge economy.

The amalgamation of these two comprehensive degrees produces graduates with a good understanding of commercial law within the context of the technology-driven business environment.

Upon successfully completing the Bachelor of Laws, students will be able to:

  • describe and demonstrate the application of the fundamental areas of Australian law and the Australian legal system and of the principles and doctrines that underpin them
  • describe and demonstrate the application of ethical and professional responsibility in the practice of the law and a commitment to the pursuit of justice
  • analyse and evaluate the interdisciplinary contexts in which legal issues arise and the disciplines and policy considerations that influence the content and operation of the law
  • describe and compare the international legal order and the law and legal systems of Australia’s major trading partners
  • critically evaluate events or factual situations, identify the legal issues to which they give rise and develop and articulate appropriate and creative responses

Upon successfully completing the Bachelor of Business Information Systems, students will be able to:

  • define and integrate theoretical principles applicable to information systems/information technology and apply those principles in a range of practices
  • systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make informed judgements on options for innovatively solving a range of problems that arise in information systems/information technology contexts


  • Business Analysis
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Management

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,000.00 (18,20,128) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 1 August 2022


Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,



3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian year 12. International Baccalaureate IB Diploma: 24. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic Module) - Overall 6.0 No individual band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT - 75 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20); PTE Academic - 50 (no communicative skill less than 50).

For international students

If you’re currently in Year 12 or have completed Year 12 in the last seven years, you’ll be considered for admission to undergraduate courses primarily based on whether you have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or an interstate or international Year 12 qualification

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • C1 Advanced - 176, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is one of the world’s top young universities, offering industry-aligned courses taught by teachers who are experts in their field.

  • 45th in the Top 50 Under 50 universities in the world
  • Ranked 81st in the world by THE Young University Rankings
  • Rated 82.2% for overall teaching quality
  • 5-stars for teacher- student ratio & overall experience