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K51 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business


The five-year Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Business double degree at Edith Cowan University combines a Law degree program with a Business degree program.  The double degree provides students with lifelong transferable skills equipping them for employment in a wide range of professions, and for further study in a variety of disciplines.



Bachelor of Laws OR Bachelor of Business can be awarded if sufficient credit points in the relevant program are completed and subject to meeting the course structure of that award.



The ECU Bachelor of Laws degree satisfies the academic requirements for the admission of law graduates as legal practitioners in Western Australia.  As with other Bachelor of Laws degrees in Australia, before a law graduate may be admitted to the legal profession in that state or territory, certain additional requirements must be satisfied after completion of the Bachelor of Laws degree.  For law graduates seeking admission in Western Australia, refer to the Legal Practice Act 2003 (WA).


For the Bachelor of Laws (LLB)/Bachelor of Business double degree in which students are majoring in Accounting please note the following:

Law units required for CPA and ICAA accreditation:  Student seeking CPA and other professional body accreditation must take LAW3109 Taxation Law in addition to LAW3102 Corporations Law which is a compulsory unit in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree.


In accordance with the University admission requirements - as determined from time to time.


There are a number of possible entry options. Reference should be made to the ECU (Academic, Enrolment and Academic Progress Rules) and to the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) Guide.  The university may control and limit the admission and enrolment of students

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) / Bachelor of Business consists of 690 credit points (46 units x 15 credit points).  The program will include twenty-one (21) LLB core units and eleven (11) LLB elective units and fourteen (14) Bachelor of Business units.


In the Accounting Major, the unit LAW2300 Company Law II must not be undertaken. LAW3102 Corporations Law in the LLB program is the required unit.


In the Management Major, the unit LAW2150 Employment Law II must not be undertaken. LAW2105 Employment Law in the LLB program is the required unit.

Bachelor of Laws - Compulsory Units
A student must complete a total of 480 credit points (32 units) comprising of 315 credit points (21 units) of compulsory units and 165 credit points (11 units) of elective units. The following units are compulsory units (each units is 15 points unless otherwise indicated). Students should take care in ensuring that they satisfy the pre-requisites for any unit.
LAW1113 Criminal Law I 15
LAW1214 Criminal Law II 15
LAW1111 Contract Law I 15
LAW1212 Contract Law II 15
LAW1117 Torts I 15
LAW1218 Torts II 15
LAW1116 Legal Process 15
LAW2102 Property Law I 15
LAW2312 Property Law II 15
LAW2103 Administrative Law I 15
LAW2313 Administrative Law II 15
LAW2104 Constitutional Law I 15
LAW2314 Constitutional Law II 15
LAW3102 Corporations Law 15
LAW3106 Evidence 15
LAW3107 Law of Trusts 15
LAW3103 Equity 15
LAW4604 Civil Procedures I 15
LAW4614 Civil Procedures II 15
LAW4605 Commercial Practice, Conveyancing&Drafting I 15
LAW4615 Commercial Practice, Conveyancing&Drafting II 15
Elective Units - Law
It is the intention of the School of Law and Justice to introduce further electives, allowing students some degree of choice in the units undertaken, to complete the law degree. At this time, the following units are elective units. Each unit is 15 credit points unless otherwise indicated. Students should check with the School of Law and Justice to determine which elective units are offered by the University in any semester and any pre-requisites before enrolling.
LAW1115 Criminology 15
LAW2106 Intellectual Property Law 15
LAW3109 Taxation Law 15
LAW2105 Employment Law 15
LAW3105 Alternative Dispute Resolution 15
LAW4609 Remedies 15
LAW4206 Advanced Criminal Law 15
LAW4108 International Law 15
LAW4607 Family Law 15
LAW3260 Asian Legal and Political Systems III 15
LAW2600 Terrorism and the Law 15
LAW3201 Law of Banking and Credit III 15
CRI3101 Professional Ethics 15
LAW2601 Planning and Development Law I 15
LAW3601 Planning and Development Law II 15
LAW2602 Environmental Law and Administration 15
Bachelor of Business
A student must complete units to a total value of 210 credit points (14 units) from either the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) or Bachelor of Business (Management).
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Component
BES1100 Foundations of Business Knowledge 15
BES1200 Business Knowledge Development 15
BES2100 Foundations of Business Leadership 15
BES3100 Business Career Development 15
ECF1110 Economics I 15
ECF1120 Finance I 15
Plus 120 credit points (8 units) from the Accounting Major below
Bachelor of Business (Management) Component
BES1100 Foundations of Business Knowledge 15
BES1200 Business Knowledge Development 15
BES2100 Foundations of Business Leadership 15
BES3100 Business Career Development 15
Plus two units chosen from:
ACC1100 Accounting I 15
ECF1110 Economics I 15
ECF1120 Finance I 15
MIS1600 e-Business Systems 15
MKT1600 Marketing Principles&Practices 15
Plus 120 credit points (8 units) from the Management Major below.
MAACCOAccounting Major
MAMGTManagement Major
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008