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Duration5 years full-time.5 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
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English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.0, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 095147F
Program Code40129
Selection Rank
92.00
96.93 (Median SR)
Entry requirements

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

Program handbook

Description

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

Details

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Program code40129
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 5 years full-time.
  • International students - 5 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

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Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD31,385 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code095147F

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Admission information

Admission requirements

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.


Credit transfer

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

400 units

Program duration

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

Program requirements

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.


Program plans

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.


Transition arrangements

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.


Program structure

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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Courses

Core Courses

Complete all core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI1001Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
ACFI1003Introduction to Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
LAWS1010Legal System and Method I
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS1011Legal System and Method II
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS1020Torts I
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS1021Torts II
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MKTG1001Foundations of Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT1001Introduction to Management
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
STAT1060Business Decision Making
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS2030Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT2002Business Venturing
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BINUSUNI)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT2004Managing Innovation
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT2005Leadership and Ethics
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (BINUSUNI)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT2007Ideation in Enterprise
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BINUSUNI)
10 units
LAWS3040Contracts I
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS3041Contracts II
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT3007Social Entrepreneurship
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UTCC)
10 units
MNGT3008Advanced Innovation Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT3009Business Development and Growth
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UTCC)
10 units
MNGT3016Innovation and Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4001Constitutional Law
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4002Administrative Law
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4003Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4004Evidence
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4005Company Law
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4007Professional Conduct
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4010Equity and Trusts
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4011Property
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4012Public International Law
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Courses

Directed Courses

Complete 80 units of courses from the directed list.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
LAWS5010Environmental Law
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
LAWS5013Health Law
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5016Law Review
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5017Legal HistoryNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5028Competitive MootingNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5032Alternative Dispute ResolutionNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5033Native Title Law and PracticeNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5034Crime and Australian SocietyNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5036International Clinical Legal ExternshipNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5039Internet Law
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
LAWS5040Financial Services RegulationNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5041Mining LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5043International Study ExperienceNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6016Taxation LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6017Family Law
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6018Commercial LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6019International Human Rights Law
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6021Advanced Criminal LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6023Jurisprudence
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6024Employment Law
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
LAWS6029Social Justice/Public Interest ClinicNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6035Competition Law and PolicyNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6037International Environment Law and Policy
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6038Law and Economics of Climate ChangeNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6043Advanced Legal Research Project
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
LAWS6050Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Winter - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6085International Trade LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6086Intellectual Property LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6091Special Interest Topic
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6094Indigenous Peoples, Issues and the LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6095Law and ReligionNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6096Child LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6098Equal Opportunity LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6099Sport and the Law
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS6100Workplace Health and Safety LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6103International Arbitration
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
LAWS6106Advanced Communication SkillsNot currently offered10 units
LAWS6116Legal Innovation and DesignNot currently offered10 units

Electives

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.

10 units

Honours

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.


Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

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.


International students

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.


Additional support

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 College 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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