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0094

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law

Managing facultyLaw
Abbreviated titleBE/LLB
CRICOS code017108D
Total credit points required312
Standard duration of study (years)6.5 years FT, 13 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0094
Contact details

Undergraduate student services, telephone +61 3 9905 3300, visit http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/ or email law-undergraduate@monash.edu

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students will normally expect to complete the course in six years. This is achieved by undertaking units above the standard 24 credit points in a semester.

Description

The study of law develops problem-solving skills and powers of analysis. It teaches precise and imaginative use of language. It also promotes ethical thinking and a focus on justice and fairness. It enhances students' thinking, reasoning and expressive abilities within legal and related contexts, leading to employment in the legal profession, law reform agencies, government service or other relevant areas of employment.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Engineering choose to specialise in one of the following branches of engineering:

  • chemical engineering
  • civil engineering
  • electrical and computer systems engineering
  • materials engineering
  • mechanical engineering.

The common level one studies allow students to keep open the option of entering any of the branches. There are limits on the number of students who may enrol in each branch and, where demand exceeds supply, students will be admitted on the basis of academic merit (results at level one). Students who do not get their first choice will be offered a place in one of their other preferences. If students wish to change branches at a later level of the course, some additional units may be required and the transition could extend the duration of the course.

Outcomes

The objectives of the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program at Monash are to enable students to gain an understanding of basic legal concepts and legal institutions and of the historical, social, political and economic factors influencing their development. Upon completion of the LLB, students will be able to identify, use and evaluate the concepts, principles, rules and methods used in legal argument and will have developed oral and written skills, especially of legal argument, legal research and critical analysis. Students will have gained an understanding of concepts of justice, a concern to promote justice and an appreciation of their professional responsibilities.

The successful completion of the engineering component aims to produce graduates with a foundation in general engineering and a detailed knowledge of a specialisation in one of the offered branches of engineering.

Vacation employment/industrial experience

In order to fulfil the requirements of the various degree regulations and Engineers Australia, all engineering students must complete 12 weeks of approved engineering vacation employment and submit a report on that work. Such work is normally undertaken in the vacations between second and third years and/or between third and fourth years (but may also be taken between first and second years). Students who have completed all academic requirements for their degrees are not eligible to graduate until this vacation employment has been completed and a satisfactory report submitted.

Admission to practice: disciplinary reports

Warning to students of consequences of cheating or general misconduct

Students should note that a domestic applicant applying for admission to practise law in Victoria is required by the Admission Rules 2008 to provide to the Board of Examiners:

(1.) a report from the University disclosing any disciplinary action taken against the student during the course (including any finding under the University Discipline Statute that the student has cheated in an assessment); and

(2.) an affidavit stating that the applicant has made full written disclosure of "every matter which a reasonable applicant would consider that the Board of Examiners might regard as not being favourable to the applicant". This may include an incident of academic or general misconduct, even if it did not lead to disciplinary action.

The Board of Examiners will consider these matters in assessing whether the applicant is a "fit and proper person to be admitted to the legal profession".

Professional recognition

The Law component of this degree is recognised by the Council of Legal Education (CoLE). For further information refer to: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/undergrad/law-03.html

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Engineering coursses visit http://monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html

Structure

The Bachelor of Laws course consists of 12 compulsory units which must be completed by all students enrolled in an LLB program plus a further six 'quasi-compulsory' units which must be completed by students who wish to be qualified for admission to practice as a barrister or solicitor in Victoria. The remainder of the program consists of law elective units chosen by the student. Refer to 'Bachelor of Laws - basic course structure' at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/law-08.html. The award of an honours degree in law is based on the weighted average of marks obtained in Monash law units.

The engineering component requires that students complete 156 points of study (including the common first year), as specified in the course requirements below, in one of the following branches of engineering:

  • chemical engineering
  • civil engineering
  • electrical and computer systems engineering
  • materials engineering
  • mechanical engineering.

Students enrolled in the following should refer to the Handbook for the relevant year in which they commenced the course (archived Handbooks are available at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks):

  • Bachelor of Engineering in the field of industrial engineering and engineering management and Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Engineering in the field of mechatronics engineering and Bachelor of Laws (students interested in both law and mechatronics should consult a course adviser for the best way to combine these studies).

Requirements

Important note for engineering component: This is a new course structure for students entering the program from 2011 onwards. Students who entered the program prior to 2011 should refer to the Handbook for the year in which they commenced the course. Archived Handbooks are available at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/archive.html.

Please contact your course adviser if unsure of course progression.

First year - 48 points (all students)

Students undertake common studies in first year engineering, however they should pay attention to the notes below regarding suggested studies depending on their intended branch of engineering (from second year):

First year - 48 points

Two compulsory engineering core units:

Three or four (depending on the need for a foundation unit) engineering electives from:

NOTE: it is strongly recommended that students intending to undertake the electrical and computer systems engineering branch enrol in ENG1030 in their first year.

None or one (depending on the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) subjects completed) foundation unit from:

Bachelor of Engineering in the field of chemical engineering and Bachelor of Laws

Second year - 54 points

Third year - 48 points

Fourth year - 54 points

Fifth year - 54 points

Sixth year - 54 points

  • LAW3101 Administrative law
  • LAW5104 Civil procedure
  • LAW5125 Lawyers, ethics and society
  • 36 points of elective law units.

Bachelor of Engineering in the field of civil engineering and Bachelor of Laws

Second year - 60 points

  • CIV2206 Mechanics of solids
  • CIV2207 Computing and water systems modelling
  • CIV2225 Design of steel and timber structures
  • CIV2226 Design of concrete and masonry structures
  • CIV2242 Introductory geoengineering
  • CIV2263 Water systems
  • CIV2282 Transport and traffic engineering
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • LAW2101 Contract A + LAW2102 Contract B.

Third year - 54 points

Fourth year - 54 points

  • CIV3248 Groundwater and environmental geoengineering
  • CIV4210 Project A
  • CIV4212 Civil engineering practice 4
  • LAW2201 Torts A
  • LAW2202 Torts B
  • LAW3401 Property law A
  • LAW3402 Property law B
  • 12 points of civil engineering electives from:
  • CIV3203 Civil engineering construction
  • CIV4211 Project B*
  • CIV4234 Advanced structural analysis
  • CIV4235 Advanced structural design
  • CIV4248 Ground hazards and environmental geotechnics
  • CIV4249 Foundation engineering
  • CIV4261 Integrated urban water management
  • CIV4268 Water resources management
  • CIV4283 Transport planning
  • CIV4284 Transport systems
  • ENG4700 Engineering technology for biomedical imaging and sensing.

*Enrolment in this unit is by departmental approval only.

Fifth year - 48 points

Sixth year - 48 points

  • LAW3101 Administrative law
  • LAW3201 Constitutional law
  • LAW5104 Civil procedure
  • LAW5125 Lawyers, ethics and society
  • 24 points of elective law units.

Bachelor of Engineering in the field of electrical and computer systems engineering and Bachelor of Laws

Second year - 60 points

Third year - 54 points

  • ECE3022 Wireless and guided EM
  • ECE3062 Electronic systems and control
  • ECE3073 Computer systems
  • ECE3091 Engineering design
  • ECE3092 Systems engineering and reliability analysis
  • ECE3093 Optimisation, estimation and numerical methods
  • LAW3301 Criminal law and procedure A
  • LAW3302 Criminal law B
  • 6 points from the electrical and computer systems engineering elective list below.

Fourth year - 54 points

Fifth year - 48 points

Sixth year - 48 points

  • LAW3101 Administrative law
  • LAW3201 Constitutional law
  • LAW5104 Civil procedure + LAW5125 Lawyers, ethics and society
  • 24 points of elective law units

Electrical and computer systems engineering electives

  • ECE4012 Applied digital signal processing
  • ECE4023 Radio frequency electronics
  • ECE4024 Wireless communications
  • ECE4032 Advanced control
  • ECE4033 Industrialisation processes
  • ECE4042 Communications theory
  • ECE4043 Optical communications
  • ECE4044 Telecommunications protocols
  • ECE4045 Network performance
  • ECE4053 Electrical energy - generation and supply
  • ECE4054 Electrical energy - power converters and motor control
  • ECE4055 Electrical energy - power electronic applications
  • ECE4058 Electrical energy - high voltage engineering
  • ECE4063 Large scale digital design
  • ECE4064 Electronic test technology
  • ECE4074 Advanced computer architecture
  • ECE4075 Real time embedded systems
  • ECE4076 Computer vision
  • ECE4077 Advanced computing techniques
  • ECE4078 Intelligent robotics
  • ECE4081 Medical instrumentation (biomed elective)
  • ECE4084 Biomechanics of human musculo skeletal systems
  • ECE4086 Medical imaging technology (biomed elective)
  • ECE4087 Medical technology innovation (biomed elective)
  • ENG4700 Engineering technology for biomedical imaging and sensing.

Bachelor of Engineering in the field of materials engineering and Bachelor of Laws

Second year - 60 points

Third year - 54 points

  • LAW3301 Criminal law and procedure A
  • LAW3302 Criminal law B
  • MTE3541 Materials durability
  • MTE3542 Microstructural design in structural materials
  • MTE3543 Microstructure to applications: The mechanics of materials
  • MTE3544 Management and practice in materials engineering
  • MTE3545 Functional materials and devices
  • MTE3546 Polymers and ceramics II
  • MTE3547 Materials characterisation and modelling.

Fourth year - 54 points

  • LAW2201 Torts A
  • LAW2202 Torts B
  • LAW3401 Property law A
  • LAW3402 Property law B
  • MTE4525 Material engineering project I
  • MTE4526 Materials engineering project II
  • MTE4571 Materials engineering design and practice
  • MTE4572 Polymer and composite processing and engineering
  • MTE4573 Processing and engineering of metals and ceramics.

Fifth year - 48 points

Sixth year - 48 points

Bachelor of Engineering in the field of mechanical engineering and Bachelor of Laws

Second year - 60 points

Third year - 60 points

Fourth year - 48 points

Fifth year - 48 points

Sixth year - 48 points

  • LAW3101 Administrative law
  • LAW3201 Constitutional law
  • LAW5104 Civil procedure
  • LAW5125 Lawyers, ethics and society
  • 24 points of elective law units.

Mechanical engineering electives

* Recommended only for students with an aggregate of at least 70 per cent for all unit results to date at the conclusion of thrid year.

** Subject to departmental approval.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may graduate with the Bachelor of Engineering at the end of four years of study, provided they have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering program and completed a minimum of 192 points of total study.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Mechatronics Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Electrical and Computer Systems
Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Materials Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Laws (with Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Electrical and Computer Systems
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Materials Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in the field of Mechatronics Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) (Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management)

Where more than one award is listed for one or both components of the double degree the actual award(s) conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.