Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws

Degree structure and Requirements

Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws

To qualify for the award of the combined degree, candidates must complete 240 credit points in total, comprising:

  • A minimum of 84 credit points from Table A for the Bachelor of Economics or Table S units from the Business School, including;
  • A program (72 credit points) in Economics as defined in the units of study table
  • 12 credit points of units from the Open Learning Environment as set out in Table O;
  • 12 credit points of elective units from the Table A Subject Areas or Table S and;
  • 144 credit points of Law units of study as specified in the University of Sydney Law School Undergraduate Table, of which 48 credit points are Combined Law compulsory units* of study for Years 1, 2 and 3 of the combined degree and are credited towards the requirements for both the Bachelor of Economics and the Bachelor of Laws.

*The requirement in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies for completion of a second major shall be met by the 48 credit points of Combined Law Compulsory units.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws must complete a program from the School of Economics to meet degree requirements.

Dalyell stream

The Dalyell stream is a targeted stream for high achievers. Students who participate in the Dalyell stream are known as the ‘Dalyell Scholars’. As a Dalyell Scholar students will have access to curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Dalyell Scholars must take 12 credit points of Dalyell stream units in addition to their degree requirements.

Dalyell stream units emphasise the development of vision, depth of understanding, adaptability, breadth of perspective, societal contribution and a high level of capability in operating across disciplinary and cultural boundaries. Dalyell Scholars may take Dalyell stream units offered by any faculty.

Additionally with the permission of the Dalyell Program Director, students will have access to enrichment and accelerated units of study that can be competed as electives.

For further details regarding the Dalyell stream, please refer to the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.

Pre-2018 Curriculum students

Students who started their current degree prior to 2018 should follow the requirements (such as 36cp majors) listed in the handbook of the year they commenced the degree.

For example, a student who started their Bachelor of Arts in 2017 should follow the 2017 Handbook requirements. Handbooks for previous years are located in the Handbook Archive.

Available units of study will appear in the unit of study enrolment task screens in Sydney Student.

Table O - Open Learning Environment (OLE)

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws are required to complete at least 12 credit points in units of study from the Open Learning Environment (OLE) to meet the requirements for their degree/s.

Details of available OLE units can be found in Table O in the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.

Electives

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws can complete elective units of study from the subject areas listed in Table A and Table S (shared pool).

The available units of study are listed in the Table A Subject Areas of this handbook and Table S in the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.