This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law
|Total credit points required||48|
|Standard duration of study (years)||1 year FT, 2 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (City (Melbourne))|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2299|
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This course provides advanced offerings in intellectual property law for both law and non-law graduates. The extensive range of units enables students to develop and enhance their knowledge across the breadth of intellectual property subject matter that includes copyright, trade marks, patents for inventions, confidential information and designs or to pursue some selected areas in greater depth. A number of units have accreditation from the Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys, and their completion enables students to satisfy all the knowledge requirements for registration as a trade marks or patent attorney. Therefore, this program is especially attractive for those who seek to develop or expand a career in this area and gain a postgraduate qualification at the same time. The graduate program focuses upon a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of intellectual property law and their practical application as well as addressing advanced and current issues from both a local and international perspective.
The Graduate Diploma in Law (Intellectual Property) aims to provide further education for both law and non-law graduates who want to upgrade their knowledge and keep abreast of local and international developments of laws relating to the protection of intellectual property rights. It may also contribute to continuing legal education and professional development. The graduate diploma provides an option for students who wish to gain a postgraduate qualification while they also complete accredited units to satisfy the knowledge requirements of the Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys for registration as a trade marks or patent attorney. The course, in terms of course structure, teaching methods, class times and venues, is designed with the interests of part-time students particularly in mind.
The knowledge requirements for registration as a Patent Attorney or a Trade Marks Attorney in Australia with the Australian Government's Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trades Mark Attorneys can be fulfilled by units available within the intellectual property specialisation. Further information on registration is available at http://www.psb.gov.au.
This course consists of eight 6-point coursework units.
Students must complete a minimum of five coursework units from the area of intellectual property law. The remaining coursework units may be taken from the approved list of law units. Refer to the 'Areas of study' for more information.
Students admitted with the maximum credit (24 credit points) must complete a minimum of three coursework units from the area of intellectual property law. The remaining coursework unit may be taken from the approved list of law units.
Additional course requirements and recommendation:
For further information regarding law units and specialisations visit http://www.law.monash.edu.au/postgraduate/units-overview.html.
Students are advised that not all units may be available in every year. For information on the current postgraduate law timetable visit http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html.
A credit average is required to articulate to a relevant master's program.
Graduate Diploma in Law (Intellectual Property)