Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws (BIT/LLB)

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Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws (BIT/LLB)

Course code

HH051

Course type

Undergraduate

Credit points required 

288

CRICOS code

068767B

Description

BIT/LLB

The Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Laws is a six-year combined degree.

Course rules

To be awarded the Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Laws, students must successfully complete a total of 288 credit points, comprising:

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies (Bachelor of Information Technology component):

  • 48 credit points of Combined Law compulsory units of study for Years 1, 2 and 3;
  • 144 credit points of core units of study from the table of units for the Bachelor of Information Technology, appropriate to the stream the candidate is pursuing, ensuring:
    (i)  no more than 72 credit points of junior (1000 level) units of study, and
    (ii)  at least 84 credit points of 3000-level or above units of study; and
    (iii)  at least 18 credit points of Mathematics and Statistics units of study, of which at least six credit points must be 2000 level or above.  
 From the Sydney Law School (Bachelor of Laws component):

Students are expected to be familiar with the appropriate LLB degree resolutions and the various Sydney Law School policies as outlined in the Sydney Law School Handbook.The following basic rules of progression apply:

  • To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Laws, a candidate must complete 144 credit points taken from the Faculty of Law Undergraduate Table, comprising:
    (i)  102 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
    (ii)  42 credit points of elective units of study, of which a maximum of 36 credit points are taken from Part 1 and a minimum of 6 credit points are taken from Part 2.
  • Candidates in a combined law program must successfully complete LAWS1006 Foundations of Law before enrolling in any other Bachelor of Laws units of study.
  • Candidates are required to complete the Bachelor of Laws units of study in the order listed in the Faculty of Law Undergraduate Table.
  • Except with the permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Law, candidates must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology before proceeding to Year Five of the Bachelor of Laws.
      

Bachelor of Information Technology component

Specialisation streams in Information Technology

Students must complete study in one of the following streams:

  1. Computer Science
  2. Information Systems

 

Students must complete core units of study for their chosen stream/s, as outlined below:

 

Computer Science stream:

 

First Year Core units (24 credit points)

ELEC1601 Foundations of Computer Systems

ENGG1805 Professional Engineering and IT

INFO1103 Introduction to Programming or INFO1903 Informatics (Advanced)

INFO1105/1905 Data Structures/(Advanced)

 

Second Year Core units (24 credit points)

COMP2007/2907 Algorithms and Complexity/(Advanced)

COMP2129 Operating Systems and Machine Principles

INFO2110 Systems Analysis and Modelling

INFO2120/2820 Database Systems 1/(Advanced)

Students are required to complete at least 30 credit points of 3000-level IT units of study from the core, selected core and recommended elective units listed below for the CS stream.

 

Third Year Core units (all 18 credit points must be completed)

INFO3402 Management of IT Projects and Systems

INFO3600 Major Development Project (Advanced)

 

Third Year Selected Core units of study (at least 12 credit points)

COMP3109 Programming Languages and Paradigms

COMP3308/3608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence/(Adv)

COMP3419 Graphics and Multimedia

COMP3456 Computational Methods for Life Sciences

COMP3520 Operating Systems Internals

ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet

ELEC3609 Internet Software Platforms

INFO3220 Object Oriented Design

INFO3315 Human-Computer Interaction

INFO3404/3504 Database Systems 2/(Adv)

 

The fourth year of study in the BIT/LLB degree is dedicated to IT units of study.

 

Fourth Year Selected Core units of study (BIT Pass degree students must complete at least 48 credit points).

COMP5045 Computational Geometry

COMP5046 Statistical Natural Language Processing

COMP5047 Pervasive Computing

COMP5048 Information Visualisation

COMP5318 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

COMP5338 Advanced Data Models

COMP5348 Enterprise Scale Software

COMP5416 Advanced Network Technologies

COMP5424 Information Technology in Biomedicine

COMP5425 Multimedia Storage, Retrieval & Delivery

COMP5426 Network Based High Performance Computing

ELEC4605 Computer Architecture

ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering

ELEC5509 Mobile Networks

ELEC5514 Networked Embedded Systems

ELEC5614 Real Time Computing

ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security

ELEC5618 Software Quality Engineering

ELEC5619 Object Oriented Application Frameworks

INFO5991 Services Science Management and Eng

INFO5992 Understanding IT Innovations

ISYS5050 Knowledge Management Systems

 

Information Systems stream:

 

First Year Core units (24 credit points)

ENGG1805 Professional Engineering and IT

INFO1003 Foundations of Information Technology

INFO1103 Introduction to Programming or INFO1903 Informatics (Advanced)

INFO1105/1905 Data Structures/(Advanced)

 

Second Year Core units (24 credit points)

INFO2110 Systems Analysis and Modelling

INFO2315 Introduction to IT Security

INFO2120/2820 Database Systems 1/(Advanced)

ISYS2140 Information Systems

Students are required to complete at least 30 credit points of 3000-level units of study from the core, selected core and recommended elective units listed below for the IS stream. 

 

Third Year Core units (24 credit points)

INFO3402 Management of IT Projects and Systems

INFO3600 Major Development Project (Advanced)

ISYS3401 Analytical Methods & Information Systems

 

Third Year Selected Core units of study (at least 6 credit points)

ELEC3610 E-Business Analysis and Design

INFO3315 Human-Computer Interaction

INFO3404/3504 Database Systems 2/(Adv)

 

The fourth year of study in the BIT/LLB degree is dedicated to IT units of study.

 

Fourth Year Selected Core units of study (BIT Pass degree students must complete at least 48 credit points).

COMP5045 Computational Geometry

COMP5046 Statistical Natural Language Processing

COMP5047 Pervasive Computing

COMP5048 Information Visualisation

COMP5318 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

COMP5338 Advanced Data Models

COMP5348 Enterprise Scale Software

COMP5416 Advanced Network Technologies

COMP5424 Information Technology in Biomedicine

COMP5425 Multimedia Storage, Retrieval & Delivery

COMP5426 Network Based High Performance Computing

ELEC4605 Computer Architecture

ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering

ELEC5509 Mobile Networks

ELEC5514 Networked Embedded Systems

ELEC5614 Real Time Computing

ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security

ELEC5618 Software Quality Engineering

ELEC5919 Object Oriented Application Frameworks

INFO5991 Services Science Management and Eng

INFO5992 Understanding IT Innovations

ISYS5050 Knowledge Management Systems

 

In addition, all students (CS or IS stream) must complete a total of 18 credit points (with at least 6 credit points of 2000-level or above) of MATH and/or STAT units. The School recommends students choose from the following units:

MATH1001 Differential Calculus

MATH1002 Linear Algebra

MATH1003 Integral Calculus and Modelling

MATH1004 Discrete Mathematics

MATH1005 Statistics

MATH2063 Math Computing and Nonlinear Systems

MATH2069 Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory

STAT2012 Statistical Tests

A full list of MATH and STAT units is available in the Faculty of Science Handbook.

Bachelor of Laws component

All students in the BIT/LLB (CS or IS stream) must complete the following units of study.

 

Combined Law Years 1-3: Compulsory units of study

Year 1

LAWS1006 Foundations of Law

LAWS1012 Torts

LAWS1013 Legal Research I*

Year 2

LAWS 1014 Civil and Criminal Procedure

LAWS1015 Contracts

LAWS1016 Criminal Law

Year 3

LAWS1017 Torts & Contracts II

LAWS1019 Legal Research II*

LAWS1021 Public Law

LAWS1023 Public International Law

* BIT/LLB students can only enrol in these units in Semester 1.

Year 4

The fourth year of study in the BIT/LLB degree is dedicated to IT units of study.

Year 5 and 6

The fifth and sixth year of study in the BIT/LLB degree is dedicated to Law units of study.

Year 5

Administrative Law

Federal Constitutional Law

Introduction to Property and Commercial Law

The Legal Profession

Corporations Law

Equity

Evidence

Real Property

Year 6

LAWS2018 Private International Law A

7 elective units of study

 

Recommended electives (for BIT component)

Computer Science stream:

First Year

ELEC1103 Foundations of Electronic Engineering

INFO1003 Foundations of Information Technology

INFO1903 Informatics (Advanced)

 

Second Year

INFO2315 Introduction to IT Security

ISYS2140 Information Systems

COMP2121 Distributed Systems and Network Principles

All 2000-level ELEC units are recommended electives.

 

Third Year

ELEC3607 Embedded Computing

ELEC3610 E-Business Analysis and Design

ISYS3401 Analytical Methods & Information Systems

All 3000-level and above ELEC units are recommended electives.

 

Information Systems stream:

First Year

ELEC1103 Foundations of Electronic Engineering

ELEC1601 Foundations of Computer Systems

 

Second Year

COMP2007/2907 Algorithms and Complexity/(Advanced)

COMP2129 Operating Systems and Machine Principles

COMP2121 Distributed Systems and Network Principles

All 2000-level ELEC units are recommended electives.

 

Third Year

COMP3109 Programming Languages and Paradigms

COMP3308/3608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence/(Adv)

COMP3419 Graphics and Multimedia

COMP3456 Computational Methods for Life Sciences

COMP3520 Operating Systems Internals

ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet

ELEC3607 Embedded Computing

ELEC3609 Internet Software Platforms

INFO3220 Object Oriented Design

INFO3315 Human-Computer Interaction

All 3000-level and above ELEC units are recommended electives.

Rules of progression

For information on the stream requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology students should refer to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Handbook.

For further information on the Bachelor of Laws please see the Sydney Law School Handbook.

As this course is supervised by both the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the Sydney Law School:

For student matters relating to the Bachelor of Information Technology component of this degree, students should contact the School of Information Technologies

For student matters relating to the Bachelor of Laws component of this degree students should contact the Sydney Law School

Honours

Both the Bachelor of Information Technology and the Bachelor of Laws can be awarded with honours.

For the award of honours in the Bachelor of Information Technology, students should refer to the School of Information Technologies Honours Guide for details.

For Honours in the Bachelor of Laws, students should refer to the Sydney Law School Handbook.

Degree resolutions and faculty handbooks

For more information regarding degree requirements and resolutions for this course, students should refer to the:

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Handbook

Sydney Law School Handbook