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What will I learn?

Combining law and information technology (IT) puts you at the cutting edge of the growth area of legal issues arising from the advances of IT. This degree will give you the ability to practise law in light of the complex information and technology environments generated by manufacturers, data-processing consultancies, and private and government organisations.

Alternatively, you can choose a career as a computing professional specialising in legal applications, information systems or security. As an IT student, you will receive comprehensive, work-integrated opportunities, giving you the confidence to explore a wide range of areas within IT and gain a deep understanding within your chosen specialty. You can major in computer science or information systems, with minors offered in human-computer interaction, intelligent systems, data-centric computing, networks and security, social technology, mobile applications, business process management, enterprise systems and programming.

QUT’s Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, as it has honours-level content integrated throughout the course. The advanced knowledge and skills in this course will benefit your professional career, or future research and study.

Our contemporary law degree prepares you to think ahead and allows you to take advantage of employment opportunities in growth areas or newly emerging sectors, such as mining and resources, intellectual property and technology.

Highlights

QUT has the largest number of students studying information technology degrees in Queensland, with our graduates boasting Queensland's highest average starting salaries.
Prepares you to practise law in complex environments that now require graduates with an information technology background.
Complete 2 separate degrees in 5.5 years full-time.
Study in a specialty area such as computer science or information systems.
Benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading law experts.

Career outcomes

You will have opportunities in areas that involve cyberlaw, intellectual property and legal regulation of the internet. You could work in software development, maintenance or IT system building as a business analyst, computer scientist, data communications specialist, database manager, electronic commerce developer, systems analyst or web designer.

Although many of our graduates become practising lawyers, a law degree may also provide the foundation for a career in government, a community organisation or business. Our graduates have an excellent track record of securing exciting positions.

Possible careers

Barrister
Computer Scientist
Computer Systems Engineer
Crown Law Officer
Database Manager
Digital Economy Lawyer
Electronic Commerce Developer
In-House Lawyer
Lawyer
Legal Risk Manager
Legal Technology Specialist
Network Administrator
Policy Officer
Programmer
Software Engineer
Solicitor
Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
Systems Programmer
Web Designer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law

CRICOS

083025D

Study options

Full Time (5.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,000.00 (US$ 24,638) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus,

2 George Street,

BRISBANE CITY,

Queensland,

4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An aggregate score of 8 based on the best three A-Level subjects from General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced (A2) Level. A or A2-Level: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, A maximum of two Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level subjects can be counted in place of one A-level subject provided that the same subject has not been taken at A level. AS-or A1 Level: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 6.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 58, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 50; TOEFL iBT - Overall 79, Listening Reading -16; Writing - 21; Speaking - 18. Cambridge Advanced English Score - Overall 176, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 169.

For international students

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 5.0 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 5.0 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 5.0 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.5 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

Subject prerequisites

Maths A, B or C

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

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

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About Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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