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Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Information Technology (BLSBIT)

About the Course
This combined degree provides the opportunity to major in the information technology area in conjunction with legal education for the practice of law. The Law program aims to provide knowledge of the legal system and legal principles, and to cultivate a capacity for legal research, analysis and communication. The course also deals with theoretical perspectives on the law and encourages an appreciation of legal issues of special significance to the Northern Territory, including Aboriginal legal issues The Law units may be undertaken externally.


The Information Technology course includes specialisations in a range of fields from business-oriented, information systems through the more technical areas in network engineering and systems to the creative areas of web and software development. Students develop an understanding of the underlying principles and applications of IT which will enable them to adapt to future changes in the field as IT professionals. This course recognises the importance that employers place on people skills and management processes, therefore students will also learn to be problem solvers, decision makers, good communicators and team players.


Career opportunities exist in the areas of information systems and management, web design and development, networking, application development and systems. Students will also have the opportunity to complete professional qualifications from Cisco or Microsoft.


Graduates of this combined degree are awarded both the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Information Technology.


Course Structure
The course comprises of 40 units of study, including a predefined minimum of Law and Information Technology units. IT specialisations are available in Information Systems, Web Development and Networking and Systems.


This course is currently under review for 2009 and the University reserves the right to make changes up until 1 October 2008.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 400 credit points.


Of the total 400 credit points:
-A minimum of 40 credit points must be taken from 300 level units
-Not more than 50 credit points shall be included with a grade of "PT" or "PC" or "PS"


The law degree will only be awarded following completion of the non-law and law course components totalling 400 credit points. Law double degree courses require completion of at least 20 credit points of common units, 240 credit points of law units and 140 credit points of non-law units.


Professional Recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Computer Society.

There are Admission Requirements and English Language Requirements for International Students.

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