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3363

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law

Managing facultyLaw
Partner facultyEngineering
Abbreviated titleBE(Hons)/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/3363
Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or visit http://www.law.monash.edu.au/and http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students can complete this course in six years by overloading in one or more semesters (subject to approval), or by undertaking summer semester units. This course must be completed in a minimum of six and maximum of 12 years.

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 branches of engineering listed under 'Areas of study'. The common level one engineering 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

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)

(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 the Faculty of Law's professional recognition of coursesprofessional recognition of courses (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/law-03.html) webpage.

Refer also to information about professional recognition of Faculty of Engineering coursesprofessional recognition of Faculty of Engineering courses (http://monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html).

Structure

The Bachelor of Laws course consists of 156 points including 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 from the list of undergraduate law electivesundergraduate law electives (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/law-electives/) in this Handbook. Students must also refer to the Bachelor of Laws - basic course structureBachelor of Laws - basic course structure (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 must complete 156 points of study (including the common first year), as specified in the course requirements below in one of the available branches of engineering.

Areas of study

Requirements

First year (all students)

All units are 6 points unless otherwise indicated.

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.

Students must complete:

two compulsory engineering core units:

three or four (depending on the need for a foundation unit, see below) engineering electives from:

* It is strongly recommended that students intending to undertake the electrical and computer systems engineering branch enrol in this unit.

If a foundation unit is required (depending on the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) subjects completed) students complete one foundation unit from:

Total: 12 points of law; 36 points of engineering (48 points)

Students must complete their studies in law and engineering in one of the branches of engineering below.

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

Second year

Total: 12 points of law; 42 points of engineering (54 points)

Third year

Total: 12 points of law; 36 points of engineering (48 points)

Fourth year

Total: 36 points of law; 18 points of engineering (54 points)

Fifth year

Note: Students intending to practice law in Victoria must complete the quasi-compulsory units below as four of their elective law units:

Total: 30 points of law; 24 points of engineering (54 points)

Sixth year

Note: Students intending to practice law in Victoria must complete the quasi-compulsory units below as two of their elective law units:

Total: 54 points of law

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

Second year

Total: 12 points of law; 48 points of engineering (60 points)

Third year

Total: 12 points of law; 42 points of engineering (54 points)

Fourth year

Civil engineering electives

  • CIV3203 Civil engineering construction
  • CIV4211 Project B*
  • CIV4234 Advanced structural analysis
  • CIV4235 Advanced structural design
  • CIV4248 Ground hazards engineering
  • 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.

Total: 24 points of law; 30 points of engineering (54 points)

Fifth year

Note: Students intending to practice law in Victoria must complete the quasi-compulsory units below as four of their elective law units:

Total: 48 points of law

Sixth year

Note: Students intending to practice law in Victoria must complete the quasi-compulsory units below as two of their elective law units:

Total: 48 points of law

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

Second year

Total: 12 points of law; 48 points of engineering (60 points)

Third year

  • 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

Total: 12 points of law; 42 points of engineering (54 points)

Fourth year

Electrical and computer systems engineering electives

  • ECE4012 Applied digital signal processing
  • ECE4023 Radio frequency electronics
  • ECE4024 Wireless communications
  • ECE4032 Advanced control
  • ECE4033 Industrial instrumentation and measurement technologies
  • 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
  • ECE4084 Biomechanics of human musculo skeletal systems
  • ECE4086 Medical imaging technology
  • ECE4087 Medical technology innovation
  • ENG4700 Engineering technology for biomedical imaging and sensing

Total: 24 points of law; 30 points of engineering (54 points)

Fifth year

Note: Students intending to practice law in Victoria must complete the quasi-compulsory units below as four of their elective law units:

Total: 48 points of law

Sixth year

Note: Students intending to practice law in Victoria must complete the quasi-compulsory units below as two of their elective law units:

Total: 48 points of law

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

Second year

  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • LAW2101 Contract A
  • LAW2102 Contract B
  • MTE2541 Crystal structures, thermodynamics and phase equilibria
  • MTE2542 Microstructural development
  • MTE2544 Functional materials
  • MTE2545 Polymers and ceramics I
  • MTE2546 Mechanics of materials
  • MTE2547 Structure-property relationships in materials
  • MTE2548 Biomaterials I

Total: 12 points of law; 48 points of engineering (60 points)

Third year

  • 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

Total: 12 points of law; 42 points of engineering (54 points)

Fourth year

  • 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

Total: 24 points of law; 30 points of engineering (54 points)

Fifth year

Note: Students intending to practice law in Victoria must complete the quasi-compulsory units below as four of their elective law units:

Total: 48 points of law

Sixth year

Note: Students intending to practice law in Victoria must complete the quasi-compulsory units below as two of their elective law units:

Total: 48 points of law

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

Second year

Total: 12 points of law; 48 points of engineering (60 points)

Third year

Total: 12 points of law; 48 points of engineering (60 points)

Fourth year

Mechanical engineering electives

  • MEC4402 Final year project - thesis*
  • MEC4403 Research project**
  • MEC4459 Wind engineering
  • MEC4416 Momentum energy and mass transport in engineering systems
  • MEC4417 Refrigeration and air-conditioning
  • MEC4418 Control systems
  • MEC4425 Micro/nano solid and fluid mechanics
  • MEC4426 Computer-aided design
  • MEC4427 Systems integrity and maintenance
  • MEC4428 Advanced dynamics
  • MEC4444 Industrial noise and its control
  • MEC4446 Composite structures
  • MEC4447 Computers in fluids and energy
  • MEC4456 Robotics

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

** Subject to departmental approval.

Total: 24 points of law; 24 points of engineering (48 points)

Fifth year

Note: Students intending to practice law in Victoria must complete the quasi-compulsory units below as four of their elective law units:

Total: 48 points of law

Sixth year

Note: Students intending to practice law in Victoria must complete the quasi-compulsory units below as two of their elective law units:

Total: 48 points of law

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit from the double-degree program and graduate with only one of the single degrees providing all requirements for that degree have been met.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Computer Systems
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Materials Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Laws (with Honours)

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 or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.