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Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
For additional information about this degree you can refer to the page for the corresponding single degree:
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Combined
The Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepeneurship/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a 400 unit Bachelor (Honours) degree. The Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship prepares students with the academic knowledge and practical experience needed to become highly competitive in rapidly changing regional, national and global economies and communities. Embedding business, innovation and entrepreneurial knowledge into a combined degree program with practical experiences gives students a substantial edge when applying for jobs in both the public and private sectors.
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is strongly complementary with its focus on real-world skills. Students will receive in-depth training in legal research techniques, and be equipped with advanced skills suitable for high-level legal research work or further academic study. Given the extensive regulation that applies to businesses and corporations in general, general, and to innovative business environments in particular, a law degree is a highly valued and useful asset within the business sector.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Effective advanced oral and written communication skills to provide professional advice to employers, government and individual clients.
- Skills to be able to work individually or in teams.
- Critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills to analyse and solve legal problems and issues in innovation and entrepreneurship.
- Knowledge of theory, models and concepts relevant to Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Law.
- Proficiency in the utilization of information and technology in business
- Business skills that incorporate understanding of ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives
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There are a number of ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle. Students may be considered for admission on the basis of:
1.1.1. NSW HSC or equivalent - irrespective of age of qualification;
1.1.2. Completed or partly completed higher education studies;
1.1.3. TAFE qualifications;
1.1.4. Overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies (International);
1.1.5 A University approved special admission adjustment scheme:
i. Educational Access Scheme (EAS); and
ii. Regional and Rural Adjustment Scheme.
1.1.6. A University approved special admission scheme:
i. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme;
ii. Elite Athletes Admission Scheme;
iii. Special Circumstances Admission Scheme; and
iv. Guaranteed Entry Admission Scheme.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
There is a requirement for a minimum 7.0 IELTS result (with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest) or equivalent.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
5 years full-time.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
The Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a 400 unit Bachelor degree. Students must complete the following units:
- 150 units of core courses for the Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- 160 units of core courses for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- 80 units of directed courses for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- 10 units of elective courses for the BIE
Program Plans are provided to students to guide their study. Please refer to the individual program handbook entries for further information about each program.
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
Changes to Law Core Courses - 2020
From 2020, the following Law core courses have been replaced as listed below:
- LAWS1001A and B replaced with LAWS1010 legal System and Method I and LAWS1020 Torts I
- LAWS2001A and B replaced with LAWS2030 Criminal Law and Procedure and LAWS4001 Consitutional Law
- LAWS3001A and B replaced with LAWS3040 Contracts I and LAWS3041 Contracts II
Changes to Law Directed Courses - 2021
Some 5000 Level LAWS Directed courses have been replaced with 6000 Level LAWS Directed courses in 2021. All 5000 and 6000 Level LAWS Directed courses completed prior to 2021 will continue to count toward completion of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Complete all core courses.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|ACFI1001||Accounting for Decision Makers||10 units|
|ACFI1003||Introduction to Finance||10 units|
|ECON1001||Microeconomics for Business Decisions||10 units|
|LAWS1010||Legal System and Method I||10 units|
|LAWS1011||Legal System and Method II||10 units|
|LAWS1020||Torts I||10 units|
|LAWS1021||Torts II||10 units|
|MKTG1001||Foundations of Marketing||10 units|
|MNGT1001||Introduction to Management||10 units|
|MNGT1002||Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation||10 units|
|STAT1060||Business Decision Making||10 units|
|LAWS2030||Criminal Law and Procedure||10 units|
|MNGT2002||Business Venturing||10 units|
|MNGT2004||Managing Innovation||10 units|
|MNGT2005||Leadership and Ethics||10 units|
|MNGT2007||Ideation in Enterprise||10 units|
|LAWS3040||Contracts I||10 units|
|LAWS3041||Contracts II||10 units|
|MNGT3007||Social Entrepreneurship||10 units|
|MNGT3008||Advanced Innovation Management||10 units|
|MNGT3009||Business Development and Growth||10 units|
|MNGT3016||Innovation and Entrepreneurial Strategy||10 units|
|LAWS4001||Constitutional Law||10 units|
|LAWS4002||Administrative Law||10 units|
|LAWS4003||Civil Dispute Resolution||10 units|
|LAWS4005||Company Law||10 units|
|LAWS4007||Professional Conduct||10 units|
|LAWS4010||Equity and Trusts||10 units|
|LAWS4012||Public International Law||10 units|
Complete 80 units of courses from the directed list.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|LAWS5005||Advanced Legal Research and Writing||10 units|
|LAWS5010||Environmental Law||10 units|
|LAWS5013||Health Law||10 units|
|LAWS5016||Law Review||10 units|
|LAWS5017||Legal History||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5028||Competitive Mooting||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5032||Alternative Dispute Resolution||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5033||Native Title Law and Practice||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5034||Crime and Australian Society||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5036||International Clinical Legal Externship||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5039||Internet Law||10 units|
|LAWS5040||Financial Services Regulation||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5041||Mining Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5043||International Study Experience||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6016||Taxation Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6017||Family Law||10 units|
|LAWS6018||Commercial Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6019||International Human Rights Law||10 units|
|LAWS6021||Advanced Criminal Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6024||Employment Law||10 units|
|LAWS6029||Social Justice/Public Interest Clinic||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6035||Competition Law and Policy||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6037||International Environment Law and Policy||10 units|
|LAWS6038||Law and Economics of Climate Change||10 units|
|LAWS6050||Commercial Dispute Resolution||10 units|
|LAWS6085||International Trade Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6086||Intellectual Property Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6091||Special Interest Topic||10 units|
|LAWS6094||Indigenous Peoples, Issues and the Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6095||Law and Religion||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6096||Child Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6098||Equal Opportunity Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6099||Sport and the Law||10 units|
|LAWS6100||Workplace Health and Safety Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6103||International Arbitration||10 units|
|LAWS6106||Advanced Communication Skills||10 units|
|LAWS6116||Legal Innovation and Design||Not currently offered||10 units|
Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.
Honours is embedded in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program. All students who successfully complete the program will graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Students who excel in their studies will have access to graded Honours, which will be calculated according to the University's policy. The policy is available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000990.html . See the Program Convenor for further information regarding eligibility for Graded Honours.
All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.
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