Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Laws

Course rules

 

Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Laws


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

HH051

Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Laws

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Streams

(1)
Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Information Technology in this combined degree. The streams available are:
(a)
Computer Science
(b)
Information Systems
(2)
The table of units for the Bachelor of Information Technology specifies the units required for each stream.

4 Cross-faculty management

(1)
Candidates in this combined degree program will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies until the end of the semester in which they complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology. They will then be under the supervision of the Faculty of Law.
(2)
The Deans of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the Faculty of Law shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the combined course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

5 Admission to candidature

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for this combined degree are set out in the Bachelor of Information Technology units of study table and in the Faculty of Law Undergraduate Table.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the pass degrees in the combined program, a candidate must complete 288 credit points, comprising:
(a)
144 credit points of Law units of study, of which 48 credit points are Combined Law compulsory units of study for years 1, 2 and 3 and are credited towards the requirements for both the Bachelor of Information Technology and the Bachelor of Laws; and
(b)
144 credit points of core units of study from the table of units for the Bachelor of Information Technology, appropriate to the stream the candidate is pursuing.
(3)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology: To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Information Technology, a candidate must complete 192 credit points comprising:
(a)
48 credit points of Combined Law compulsory units of study for Years 1, 2 and 3;
(b)
144 credit points of core units of study from the table of units for the Bachelor of Information Technology, appropriate to the stream the candidate is pursuing, ensuring:
(i)  no more than 72 credit points of junior (1000 level) units of study, and
(ii)  at least 78 credit points of 3000-level or above units of study; and
(iii)  at least 18 credit points of Mathematics and Statistics units of study, of which at least six credit points must be 2000 level or above.
(4)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Laws
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Laws, a candidate must complete 144 credit points taken from the Faculty of Law Undergraduate Table, comprising:
(i)  102 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(ii)  42 credit points of elective units of study, of which a maximum of 36 credit points are taken from Part 1 and a minimum of 6 credit points are taken from Part 2.

7 Progression rules

(1)
Candidates in a combined law program must successfully complete LAWS1006 Foundations of Law before enrolling in any other Bachelor of Laws units of study.
(2)
Candidates are required to complete the Bachelor of Laws units of study in the order listed in the Faculty of Law Undergraduate Table.
(3)
Except with the permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Law, candidates must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology before proceeding to Year Five of the Bachelor of Laws.

8 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Both the Bachelor of Information Technology and the Bachelor of Laws may be awarded with honours.
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Information Technology is available to meritorious students who complete an alternative set of units in the final year of the program.
(3)
Honours in the Bachelor of Laws is available to meritorious students who complete an alternative set of units of study in the final year of the program.
(4)
The admission and award requirements for honours in either Information Technology or Law are listed in the resolutions of the Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Laws respectively.

9 Award of the degrees

(1)
The Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Laws are awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours.
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Information Technology is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class in accordance with the resolutions of the Bachelor of Information Technology.
(3)
Honours in the Bachelor of Laws is awarded in First Class or Second Class in accordance with the resolutions of the Bachelor of Laws.

10 Course transfer

A candidate may withdraw from the combined program and elect to transfer to the Bachelor of Information Technology, by written application to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, and complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree at the time of transfer. Candidature in the Bachelor of Laws will cease in these circumstances.

11 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January, 2011.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.