This course will enable you to be multi-skilled in information systems and law, giving you increased marketability in these diverse career fields.
Note: Not all units are available on all campuses. Please refer to our handbook for more information.
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Information Systems and Laws at Western
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 and practical experiences. In the Information Systems Advanced component of the course, students learn about computing and information technology in a business context.
The course extends learning available in Bachelor of Information Systems through advanced activities including extension projects, hands on business projects and research training. Mentoring and access to some industry partners and research groups will enable students to develop skills and networks that apply directly in industry.
This degree is exclusively for high-achieving students, and will continually challenge you to do even better and build on your academic success. Students in the Advanced degree program are automatically enrolled in The Academy, which offers interdisciplinary leadership programs, professional development and local and international internship and engagement opportunities for students.
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 Advanced is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at Professional Level.
The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
Students must maintain a grade point average of 5 or above to remain in the course. Those who do not maintain this average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Laws.
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As a graduate of the Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Laws you can look forward to opportunities as a:
- Information Systems Manager
- Mobile Applications Developer
- Game Developer
- Solicitor or Barrister
- Database Administrator
- Web Systems Designer / Developer
Information Systems Manager
Information Systems Managers plan, organise, direct, control, and coordinate the acquisition, development, maintenance, and use of computer and telecommunication systems within organisations.
Solicitors provide legal advice, prepare and draft legal documents, and conduct negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law.
App Developers design, develop, test, maintain, and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
Game Developers create games for use on computers, mobile devices, and other systems. Development can vary widely, you might work on development for a single system, or for multiple platforms.
Network Professionals research, analyse, and recommend strategies for network architecture and development. They manage network hardware and software, and monitor and optimise performance.
Database Administrators plan, develop, maintain, manage, and administer organisations' database management systems to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability, and performance.
Web Developers create computer animation, audio, video, and graphic image files for multimedia presentations and the web, and plan, produce and maintain websites and web applications.
Barristers plead cases before civil, criminal and industrial courts and other tribunals.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.