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Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Laws for 2014

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Why study Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Laws?

Graduate Nicholas Whitmore, who is a lawyer with Maddocks' construction and major projects groups, and was a recipient of the Victorian young construction lawyer of the year award, believes that "studying law is not just about understanding legal concepts, it is about learning to apply those concepts to real life factual situations in a practical manner".

Studying engineering and law will give you this balance of theory and practice, the physical and intellectual. It's a double degree designed to produce engineers skilled in the legal, corporate and technology arenas, and ready for work in legal, corporate and political organisations.

You choose to specialise in chemical, civil, electrical and computer systems, materials or mechanical engineering, and 12 compulsory law units, plus six 'quasi-compulsory' units mean you'll be on par with all other Monash law graduates and able to seek admission to practice as a barrister or solicitor in Victoria.

Join the Law Students' Society and be put to the test with friendly competitions. The Law Students' Society also offers support to help you navigate the clerkship and application process, and holds many social events - Victoria Lanyon (BA(Hons),LLB(Hons) 2013), who was president in 2010, says " it's a must".

We also help you harness real legal experience. You can work under expert supervision with real clients on real cases at one of two community legal centres which partner with Monash Law School and undertake internships through the Castan Centre for Human Rights. For an international perspective, you can study a semester at the Monash Prato Centre in Italy or Monash University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, or investigate our range of international internships and exchange opportunities to partner universities.

Professional recognitions

Australian

Council of Legal Education

Accredited for membership with Engineers Australia at the level of Professional Engineer.

International

Check with your home admitting authority for degree recognition.

Domestic

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

Faculty

Faculty of Law

Course code: 0094

CRICOS code: 017108D

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Contact

1800 MONASH
(1800 666 274)
Faculty of Law
www.law.monash.edu

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 36,800 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

Faculty

Faculty of Law

Course code: 0094

CRICOS code: 017108D

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Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Single degree options

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE

The Faculty of Law does not accept TAFE qualifications as grounds for admission.

University

The Faculty of Law does not accept single unit enrolments for undergraduate studies. However, those students with international qualifications who are required by the Council of Legal Education to complete units for admission to practice in Australia may enrol in certain units.

External applicants

Applicants who have completed a minimum of one year's equivalent full-time study in an undergraduate or higher degree and have achieved a distinction average or better (75%+) across all university units for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), (averages are calculated across all tertiary studies, irrespective of discipline) are eligible to be considered.

Postgraduate pathways

Non-law graduates considering a career in the law should contact the faculty to inquire about the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor), an accelerated program leading to admission to practice. This alternative program for non-law graduates is run from the Monash University Law Chambers.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 25 in one of Chemistry or Physics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

A score of at least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL, and

A score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 4 in further mathematics SL or 3 in mathematics HL, and

A score of at least 4 in chemistry SL or 3 in chemistry HL or 4 in physics SL or 3 in physics HL.

Extra requirements

Non-year 12 (eg. transfer, mature age, TAFE) applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Information (Pi) form.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash.

If you need more information, contact the faculty.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Equivalent Australian Year 12 OR to be eligible for an external transfer OR internal transfer, students must have:

(1) completed one or more years of a recognised tertiary degree (ie. a minimum of 48 credit points) and

(2) achieved a credit average or better (75%+) across all university units for an international full-fee place.

Note: The above average is the minimum entry criteria to be eligible for admission. Entry to law courses via transfer is a competitive process and the actual average required depends on the number and standard of applications received each year.

International qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE

The Faculty of Law does not accept TAFE qualifications as grounds for admission.

University

The Faculty of Law does not accept single unit enrolments for undergraduate studies. However, those students with international qualifications who are required by the Council of Legal Education to complete units for admission to practice in Australia may enrol in certain units.

External applicants

Applicants who have completed a minimum of one year's equivalent full-time study in an undergraduate or higher degree and have achieved a distinction average or better (75%+) across all university units for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), (averages are calculated across all tertiary studies, irrespective of discipline) are eligible to be considered.

Postgraduate pathways

Non-law graduates considering a career in the law should contact the faculty to inquire about the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor), an accelerated program leading to admission to practice. This alternative program for non-law graduates is run from the Monash University Law Chambers.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 25 in one of Chemistry or Physics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

A score of at least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL, and

A score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 4 in further mathematics SL or 3 in mathematics HL, and

A score of at least 4 in chemistry SL or 3 in chemistry HL or 4 in physics SL or 3 in physics HL.

English requirements for international students

IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5.

TOEFL minimum test score of 587 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of at least 5.0, or a minimum overall internet-based TOEFL test score of at least 94 with at least 24 in the written section and no less than 20 in any other section.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

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    Graduates are able to practise as solicitors in law firms, and many work in legal teams at large engineering, manufacturing and technology firms. Outside of legal practice, graduates may work in engineering areas such as project management, minerals exploration and mining.

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