Commerce / Law - 4733

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Law


Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 5 Years

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 27

Min UOC For Award: 240

UAC Code: 426000

Domestic Entry Cut-off: 99.70  

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements


Bachelor of Commerce (Major)

Bachelor of Laws (Major)

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Program Description

This program is for new 2014 commencing students. If you are a continuing student please refer to the Online Handbook in the year you started your Dual Law degree or contact the Faculty of Law for advice.

The Bachelor of Laws degree may be combined with a Bachelor of Commerce specialising in Accounting, Business Economics, Business Strategy and Economic Management, Financial Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Real Estates Studies or Taxation.

This program provides an opportunity to obtain two degrees of professional importance to business, administration and commercial law practice.

The program is a five year full-time dual program leading to the award of the two degrees of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (BCom/LLB).

The BCom degree may be awarded with Distinction where a student has achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 75% in the UNSW courses completed as part of that degree and completes 72 UOC at UNSW in that program.

Transferring Majors (Streams)
Students must nominate a major (stream code) at enrolment. Subsequent transfers to another major may be possible subject to the approval of both Faculties.

Candidates enrolled in the dual degree programs may be awarded the degree of BCom after the completion of specified requirements. Full details are given in the 'Rules Relating to the Award of Degrees'.

Approved Sequence of Study
Students must study commerce courses in a sequence approved by the Australian School of Business and law courses in a sequence approved by the Faculty of Law. Approved sequences for each dual program are given below; other sequences may be approved under special circumstances.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

At the completion of this program, students will have obtained a sound knowledge base in the disciplines of both Commerce and Law.

On successful completion of the BCom component, students will have the ability to:
  • demonstrate business knowledge and apply that knowledge in business problems
  • demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • present complex issues in coherent written statements and oral presentations
  • demonstrate understanding of disciplinary issues in a local or global context
  • demonstrate understanding of the principles of working collaboratively in teams
  • understand the social and ethical dimensions in their chosen disciplinary areas

Program Structure

Total Unit Requirements
  • Law compulsory courses - 96 UOC
  • Law prescribed elective - 6 UOC
  • Law elective courses - 42 UOC
  • Approved Commerce courses - 96 UOC (including first year compulsory and flexible core courses plus one major)
  • Total 240 UOC
The single major requirement for the BCom is 48 UOC.

Approved Sequence of Study

Stream LAWSA14733 provides a standard outline of the sequence of law courses in Years 1-5 of the dual Commerce/Law specialisations.

Stream for Commerce/Law 4733

Please refer to the relevant stream entry for Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) major requirements:

ACCTA14733 Accounting
ECONF14733 Business Economics
ECONI14733 Business Strategy & Economic Mgmt
ECONJ14733 Financial Economics
FINSA14733 Finance
MGMTH14733 Human Resources Management
INFSA14733 Information Systems
IBUSA14733 International Business
MGMTA14733 Management
MARKA14733 Marketing
Real Estate Studies
LEGTF14733 Taxation

General Education Requirements

Students enrolled in dual law degrees (with exception to Jurisprudence/Law) are not required to complete general education courses.


Honours in Commerce
High achieving students may undertake honours in the area of their business major by enrolling in 4501 BCom(Hons) program, a separate 1 year (48UOC) program. Students may gain entry to program 4501 after completion of 144UOC including all requirements of the BCom component within the Commerce/Law dual program. Please refer to the Handbook entry for program 4501 for full details.

Honours in the Laws
The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) will be awarded with the following levels of Honours:

Honours Class 1
Honours Class 2, Division 1
Honours Class 2, Division 2

To be awarded Honours in Law, students are not required to complete an additional year. Honours in Law is based on academic excellence throughout the degree. There are three criteria relevant for awarding Honours:

Honours Weighted Average Mark (WAM)
The Honours WAM weighting for core/electives for the Honours WAM is currently under review.

Satisfactory performance in written research
The Research Requirement for Honours is under review.

Not been found guilty of plagiarism or serious misconduct on more than one occasion and not more than one failure in the law program

For more information, please visit the Honours Page on the Law website

Academic Rules

For Academic Rules relating to the Bachelor of Laws
For Academic Rules relating to the Bachelor of Laws component of this combined degree program, please refer to program 4701. Although 4701 program is no longer on offer, all combined law students enrolled in the LLB will need to comply with the rules stated here.

A direct link is given below:
Bachelor of Laws 4701

For Rules relating to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce:
Please refer to the Program Structure for the academic requirements relating to this program. Rules relating to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce shall apply wherever relevant. Students are advised to consult the Academic Rules for further information.

Candidates for the dual Commerce/Law degree program may be awarded the degree of BCom when they have completed a minimum of 144UOC including all the requirements for the BCom component of this program.


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