Overview

This dual degree is suited to law students who wish to add a strong technical dimension to their training or to potential engineers who wish to understand the legal and social aspects of the engineering profession. The Law degree aims to develop graduates who have excellent analytical skills, a capacity for scholarly research, effective oral and written communication skills, and a commitment to personal and professional development, ethical practice and social responsibility. In Engineering, you can choose from one of 18 specialised disciplines, ranging from traditional areas such as construction and civil engineering to growing fields like photovoltaics and solar energy engineering.

Program Code

3765

UAC Code

426000

CRICOS Code

074890D

Total units of credit (UOC)

312

Campus

Kensington

Why choose this degree?

The UNSW School of Law instils in students the values, skills and qualities necessary to become qualified legal practitioners with a strong sense of citizenship, community and social justice.

Majors

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Law
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Photovoltaics and Solar Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Software Engineering
  • Surveying and Spatial Information Systems
  • Telecommunications Engineering

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • In-house counsel in engineering and construction industries
  • Risk management consultant
  • Contract lawyer

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Legal Profession Admission Board (NSW); Engineers Australia

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1; Physics

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

ATAR + LAT

2019 Guaranteed Entry

N/A

2018 A Levels

A Levels + LAT

2018 IB Diploma

IB Diploma + LAT

2018 QLD OP

OP + LAT

Additional selection criteria

All domestic applicants* who wish to study an undergraduate Law double degree at UNSW need to sit the Law Admission Test (LAT). This includes:

  • Those enrolled in their final year of secondary schooling (Year 12 HSC or equivalent)
  • Those who have already completed their secondary schooling (e.g. those on a gap year)
  • Those who are currently studying at another university and wish to apply to transfer to Law
  • Year 11 students who wish to sit the LAT prior to their HSC year (LAT results are valid for two years) *Australian citizens and permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. ^Indigenous students undertaking the Pre-Law Program at UNSW are not required to sit the LAT as they are assessed under multiple criteria in the Pre-Law Program. For more information about the Pre-Law Program, visit Nura Gili or contact Jeni Engel (Director of Indigenous Legal Education at UNSW Law).

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

Please see this degree's Additional Selection Criteria and ensure you also complete these requirements.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees

Annual Tuition Fee

$9,759*

Commonwealth Supported Place - Student Contribution Bands apply for this dual award degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.

* The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will pay depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment.

Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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