City Planning (Honours)/Law - 4706

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Law


Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 6.5 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 312

UAC Code: 426000

Domestic Entry Requirements: See Domestic Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements


Bachelor of City Planning (Honours)

Bachelor of Laws

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Program Description

This program provides an opportunity to obtain two professional degrees. It allows students to add the professionally recognised Law program to the professionally accredited City Planning (Hons) program offered by the Faculty of Built Environment.

The program is a 6.5-year full-time combined program leading to the award of the two degrees of Bachelor of City Planning (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws (BCP (Hons) LLB). Because the Bachelor of City Planning program contains a percentage of General Education and electives which can be replaced by Law courses, the combined program requires only five additional semesters of study to gain both qualifications. In general, this study is taken concurrently with the BCP (Hons) program and both can be completed in a minimum of 6.5 years, including a work integrated practice year as part of BCP (Hons) requirements in year 4.

Entry Requirements
The combined program is open to students who satisfy both City Planning and Law entry conditions. Students may enter directly in Year 1 or may apply to transfer from the Planning program after the completion of one year. Entry on this basis is competitive and is based on a combination of ATAR or equivalent and tertiary results. Transfer after the second year will result in the student taking more than the minimum time to complete the combined degree.

The BCP(Hons) LLB course is administered by the Faculty of Law. The Faculty requires the student to obtain approval of the Planning and Program in the School of the Built Environment for the City Planning components of their program. The final program and timetable must be approved by the Planning Discipline Director.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

On completion of this program, students will have attained a sound knowledge base in the fields of both Law and Planning.

Program Structure

Total Unit Requirements
  • Law compulsory courses 96 UOC
  • Law prescribed elective - 6 UOC
  • Law elective courses 42 UOC
  • Planning core courses 168 UOC (including 30uoc Practice courses)
Total 312 UOC

Approved Sequence of Study

Students must complete Year 1 (48 units of credit) of the BCP program before attempting any courses from the Law program. In subsequent years students must study Planning courses in the sequence approved by the Faculty of Built Environment and Law courses in a sequence approved by the School of Law.

An approved sequence can be found here:
LAWSA14706 City Planning (Honours)/Law


Honours in City Planning

The degree of Bachelor of City Planning is awarded with Honours after successful completion of a minimum of 168 units of credit from the Planning program and a total of at least 192 units of credit. The class of Honours in City Planning is awarded on the basis of meritorious performance, with WAM calculated based on the 168 UOC depth component completed in the City Planning (Honours) program.

Weighted Average Mark (WAM) for all completed courses:
  • Honours Class 1: WAM greater than or equal to 80.0
  • Honours Class 2 Division 1: WAM greater than or equal to 74.0 and below or equal to 79.99
  • Honours Class 2 Division 2: WAM greater than or equal to 68.0 and below or equal to 73.99
  • Honours (silent): WAM greater than or equal to 50.0 and below or equal to 67.99
Honours in Law

High achieving students may be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

Please visit the Honours in law website for further information about the current Honours policy (applicable to students who commenced the LLB in 2014 or earlier) and the new policy (applicable to students who commenced the LLB from 2015 onwards).

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 Law 4701


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