This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law
|Total credit points required||312|
|Standard duration of study (years)||6.5 years FT, 13 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Clayton)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0094|
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:
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.
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.
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.
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".
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
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:
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):
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.
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):
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:
*Enrolment in this unit is by departmental approval only.
* 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.
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.
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.