This double degree will enable you to be multi-skilled in information systems and law, giving you increased marketability in these diverse career fields. The Bachelor of Information Systems provides you with the opportunity to collaborate with businesses and engage with real community-based problems to learn about the applications of computing and information systems in the context of a global business environment.
The Bachelor of Laws program satisfies the academic degree requirements for admission to practice as an Australian lawyer. Students will engage in collaborative face-to-face problem and case-based learning, will be supported by online learning materials, and will participate in authentic assessment to develop knowledge and skills.
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Information Systems and Laws at Western
In the Bachelor of Information Systems, you will work with organisations to design, develop, deploy and manage information systems through the application of computing technology. This program will help you carry out a real-life project where you will need to design and develop an information system that solves a community-based problem.
The Bachelor of Laws provides students with a broad progressive legal education with a strong practical orientation to the law. Students develop skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, research, communication, collaboration, self-management, and ethical and professional awareness and judgement. Students will also develop skills in legal advocacy, negotiation, and legal technology and extend their professional and learning experiences through work integrated learning, clinical placement and international exchange engagements.
The Bachelor of Laws equips you with the professional legal skills and knowledge required by the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) for admission to legal practice in NSW, and to solve legal and non-legal problems. Students can undertake specialised study in topical local and international law.
The Bachelor of Information Systems integrates the applications of computing and information systems in the context of a global business environment. Students collaborate with an organisation in its industry based setting, on a project to solve a real community-based problem. The project involves the design, development, deployment and further management of the information system.
Our graduates from this program are eligible to apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board for admission to legal practice in NSW after undertaking prescribed practical legal training.
The Bachelor of Information Systems is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional Level.
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As a graduate you can look forward to opportunities as a:
- Solicitor or Barrister
- General manager
- Commercial analyst
- Project manager
- Database administrator
- Network developer
Solicitors provide legal advice, prepare and draft legal documents, and conduct negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law.
Database and Systems Administrators plan, develop, maintain, manage and administer organisations' database management systems, operating systems and security policies and procedures.
Barristers receive briefs and verbal instructions concerning cases from Solicitors, other specialist Legal Professionals and clients to plead cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals.
Network Professionals research, analyse and recommend strategies for network architecture and development, implement, manage, maintain and configure network hardware and software, monitor and optimise performance, and troubleshoot and provide user support.
ICT Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computer and telecommunication systems within organisations.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.