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Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Design - SCAR03

Course Code: SCAR03
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Law School
School of Design and the Built Environment
UAC Code: 367006
CRICOS Code: 099019D
Selection Rank: 85
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (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.

Reveal your creative and cerebral self!

A dynamic and intellectually stimulating world awaits! Immerse yourself in a unique and multidisciplinary approach to innovative thinking in design practice while acquiring fully accredited legal know-how with UC’s Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Design double degree. 

Depending on your specialisation, you’ll create functional, beautiful, intuitive and accessible objects, websites, apps, publications, interiors and landscapes and discover how design operates in our rapidly changing, technologically innovative and socially conscious world.

UC’s work placements and short-term overseas study options will help you find plenty of inspiration – and all the while you’ll be exploring the law (contract, constitutional and more) and developing the abilities of a socially and ethically responsible legal practitioner.

What’s more, UC’s Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Design allows students to fast-track their studies during winter term and, in their final year, begin their Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice or Master of Design Strategies.

Combine a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Design at UC and you will: 

  • gain a fully accredited law degree and a broad theoretical, historical and technical knowledge of the discipline of law, suitable for entering the legal profession, becoming an advocate, or undertaking related careers
  • identify the different stages of the ‘design for manufacture’ process
  • gain the knowledge and skills necessary to launch your own interaction design business or seek employment within global markets across all industries.
  • select appropriate methods, materials and processes for designing and prototyping products
  • employ innovative use of different visual and emerging media types across print, screen and packaging
  • develop effective design solutions for specific audiences
  • select appropriate methods, materials and processes for designing and prototyping products
  • learn to apply advanced 2D and 3D digital design technologies
  • acquire image-making expertise and the ability to develop visual design artefacts using a range of analogue and digital media.

Career opportunities

Landscape architect, product designer, set designer, urban planner, graphic designer and lawyer…the career choices are virtually endless with UC’s Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Design. Graduates will be able to explore creative and/or legal careers in:

  • landscape and interior architecture firms
  • film and television industry and the theatre
  • urban planning or industrial design practices
  • digital teams or creative agencies
  • furniture design companies
  • manufacturers
  • law firms
  • private legal or creative practice
  • the community and public sectors, including as in-house counsel, policy advisor, legislative drafting and law reform and community legal work
  • the not-for-profit sector, including professional advocacy
  • education and research.


Prospective International Students
Email 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
Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page:

Assumed Knowledge


Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

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


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Laws LLB
Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) BDes (IndDes)
Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) BDes (InteractionDes)
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design) BDes (VisCommDes)

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design) Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design)

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

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research: The unit is research focused. Attendance at regular classes in not required, however on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International



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

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Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
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Course Duration

Standard 5 years full time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.


Bachelor of Laws This course has an embedded honours programme which allows high-achieving students to enrol in the unit Honours Law (6cp) in place of two law electives in their final year.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

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  • Past Offerings
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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