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Bachelor of Applied Economics/Bachelor of Laws - 944AA

Course Code: 944AA
Course Version: 5
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society
Canberra Law School
UAC Code: 361063
CRICOS Code: 061873A
Selection Rank: N/A
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 6.5, with no band score below 6.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Lay down the law with a double degree

Contract, corporation, property, constitutional, equity – you’re motivated by all things ‘law like’ and combined with a solid understanding of economic theory, you’re keen to leverage your skills in the fields of competition policy, commercial law or government regulation.

Via a choice of nitty-gritty electives, you’ll gain a coherent knowledge of the discipline of law and be able to confidently analyse economic data and provide advice to key stakeholders. Through the UC’s alliances with the College of Law, you’ll also be able to undertake a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, or articulate into programs that will lead to your legal admission in the UK and the United States. Impressive!

Combine a Bachelor of Applied Economics / Bachelor of Laws at UC and you will:

  • gain a strong core of knowledge in economic theory and develop a deeper understanding of the workings of the economy
  • develop the skills to identify and analyse economic problems and apply economic theory and critical thinking to find and evaluate solutions
  • be able to interpret economic information, confidently analyse economic data and provide advice to various stakeholders
  • have a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of the discipline of law, to enable you to enter the legal profession or undertake other careers involving legal work
  • undertake an in-depth study of selected law electives, with an emphasis on commercial law and/or justice studies.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Applied Economics / Bachelor of Laws graduates in a range of job sectors, including in:

  • Competition policy
  • Government regulation
  • Economic and social research
  • Business strategy
  • International trade
  • Financial and commodity market analysis
  • Commercial law

Course specific information

Applicants must meet normal university requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the University's admissions committee.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students:
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet normal university requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the University's admissions committee.

Additional Admission Requirements

Refer to individual courses.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Applied Economics BAppEc
Bachelor of Laws LLB

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Applied Economics Bachelor of Laws

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $31,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

This program is recognised by the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and the State of New South Wales. Through mutual recognition, UC?s degree may serve as the basis for admission in all Australian jurisdictions.

Through a program offered in conjunction with the College of Law, students may (in their final year of the Bachelor of Laws at UC) begin their Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice course that qualifies for them for admission. Arrangements exist for students to articulate into programs leading to admission in the UK and the United States.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
The degree provides students with a strong core of knowledge in economic theory.

1. Students will learn to apply economic theory in the analysis of a wide-array of problems and real life situations.
Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions
2. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the workings of the economy. Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way
4. Students will develop the skills to write economic reports (individually or in groups) and communicate their ideas (and findings) through oral presentations. Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
5. Students will develop the skills to identify economic problems and apply critical thinking to find and evaluate solutions. Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions

Working independently and with others:
ability to plan own work, be self-directed, use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively
6. Students will be able to interpret economic information and confidently analyse economic data and provide advice to various stakeholders. Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way

Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefits of others and the environment.
7. Graduates will have a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of the discipline of law, suitable for entering the legal profession or undertaking other careers involving legal work. The course will provide students with a program of study and learning to satisfy the academic requirements for admission to legal practice. Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism
8. Students will also undertake an in depth study of selected areas of law, including the Priestly 11 units, and in chosen law electives, with an emphasis on commercial law and/or justice studies. Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism
9. In addition to the above, students graduating with Honours will have developed the ability to independently identify and provide solutions to complex legal problems. Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism

Course Duration

Standard ten semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty-four semesters.

Honours

The degree of Bachelor of Laws may be awarded with first or second class honours. Requirements are specified in the Determination of Course Particulars for the Bachelor of Laws. (i) To be eligible to undertake studies at honours level, a student must achieve at least a credit average in all law units undertaken at the University of Canberra, this being determined by averaging their scores in all eligible subjects. Eligible Units: Eligible Units are those which count towards the Entry GPA and Honours GPA. Eligible Units are: - Any Law unit done which counts towards your LLB (i.e., not the subjects going only towards the non-law degree if you are enrolled in a double degree. If you are enrolled in a straight LLB, your open electives are not counted). - This includes Units for which you receive Advanced Standing, whether done at UC or elsewhere. - Where you have done extra subjects which may count, e.g. more than the required amount of law electives, your best results will be counted. (ii) Law Honours has 12 credit points of research-related units. These are made up of: - Legal Methods and Skills (3cp) - Advanced Legal Research and Writing (Honours) (3cp) - Law Honours (6cp) (iii) The degree of Bachelor of Laws may be awarded with first or second class honours. Following submission of an Honours thesis as part of the unit Law Honours, students must show a Good performance by receiving a minimum of a Credit in the 6 credit point restricted choice unit Law Honours. Calculating the final class of honours: Law degrees with Honours are awarded in the following classes depending on the Honours GPA obtained and the standard of the Honours Thesis. First Class: Showing an exceptional performance by both an Honours GPA of at least 6 and a mark of 80 and above in the honours component of your assessment Second Class - Division I: Showing a Very Good performance by both an Honours GPA of at least 5.5 and a mark of 73 and above in the honours component of your assessment Second Class - Division II: Showing a Good performance by both an Honours GPA of at least 5 and a mark of 65 and above in the Honours component of your assessment Calculating the Honours GPA - GPAs are calculated by using the University?s system. The Unit Law Honours will be weighted as 30% for the purposes of calculating the Honours GPA. Units used in the Honours GPA are as described in ?Eligible units? above for entry to the Honours component of the course. - Note that marks are not automatically rounded up for purposes of Honours. Thus 4.99 does not become 5.00. Where your final mark is within two marks of the next level of honours, or of achieving honours at all (e.g. a 4.8 is rounded up to 5.0), you can apply in writing to have your honours result upgraded. This will be determined by the Law Program Manager and the Law Honours Unit Convener, taking into account your academic record and any mitigating circumstances which may have affected your academic performance. High achieving students may also be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Applied Economics (Honours) award of the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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