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What will I learn?

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to shape the digital future and prepare yourself for the highly competitive job market with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of the law.

The pace of change in digital technologies is extraordinary. Artificial intelligence, unprecedented computer power, the Internet of Things, big data and automation will continue to transform the way we work and the jobs we do in the future. The law plays an important role in regulating and shaping many areas of science and technology.

In this dual program, you'll combine theory with hands-on experience to learn how to create and analyse computer-based systems, combined with a practical grounding in legal theory in a broad range of areas important to the technology industry.

Through your legal studies, you’ll develop personal and professional skills you can transfer across a wide range of careers in technology. The laws program includes a core of prescribed courses and a range of electives, while the computer science program allows you to specialise in cyber security, data science, machine learning, programming languages or scientific computing.

With more 50 years’ experience in teaching computer science, you'll be joining a university where you’ll gain the solid technological foundations and skills to play a critical role in creating, developing, implementing and evaluating new systems and technology for use in our society.

UQ Law is proud to be the oldest law school in Queensland and one of Australia’s leading law schools. We've fostered strong working relationships with the community and the legal fraternity. Through these relationships, our students influence the law and its institutions for the benefit of society.

When you graduate, you'll have an internationally respected qualification in laws and advanced knowledge and skills in computer science, giving you skills in high demand from some of the world’s biggest corporations.

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Cyber Security

Data Science

Machine Learning

Programming Languages

Scientific Computing

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

Solicitor
Barrister
Legal officer
Negotiation and dispute resolution specialist
Cyber security analyst
Data scientist
Machine learning engineer
Software engineer
In-house legal counsel

Which department am I in?

Engineering and Computing

CRICOS

103158K

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$45,600.00 (24,80,958) per year
The given fees is refers to 2022 and subject to change for 2023 intakes.

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

Start date

20 February 2023

Venue

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND,

Queensland,

4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be offered a place in an undergraduate program, you need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12, or a qualification equivalent to Queensland Year 12, with the required minimum entry score for the program you're interested in studying. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills. 

For international students

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C) and Mathematical Methods or Mathematics B. Specialist Mathematics or Mathematics C is recommended.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

The University of Queensland offers below pathways courses for this subject
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About The University of Queensland

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  • Top 50 universities in the world (QS 2022)
  • Most ARC fellowships and awards in Australia
  • Specialist research centres and sites across Queensland
  • Varied scholarship and grant opportunities

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