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Y04 Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Business

This double degree combination provides students with the theory, practical experience and transferable employability skills, including leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, communication and problem solving, needed for employment in a wide range of professions, and as a basis for further study in a variety of disciplines.
The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) equips students with skills for the courtroom and beyond, providing greater scope and options for a rewarding career in the legal, corporate, commercial and social justice fields. Practical experience may be gained at the on-campus Joondalup Community Legal Centre and through the Criminal Justice Review Project (‘Innocence Project’).


Bachelor of Business majors are available in the following disciplines:
- Accounting
- Economics
- Event Management
- Finance
- Hospitality Management
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Management
- Management of Information Technology
- Marketing
- Planning
- Sport Management
- Tourism Management

Additional information

Company Secretary, Corporate Lawyer, Legal Executive, In-house Counsel, Legal Advisor, Legal Practitioner, Barrister, Solicitor




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.




Bachelor of Laws

The ECU Bachelor of Laws degree satisfies the academic requirements for the admission of law graduates as legal practitioners in Western Australia. Professional recognition has also been extended to the off-campus mode of delivery from 2010.  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 Profession Act 2008 (WA).


Bachelor of Business

(Accounting) - CPA and ICAA accreditation

Students completing the major in Accounting and who are seeking CPA and other professional body accreditation must take LAW2410 Income Tax framework as a LAW elective in addition to LAW3102 Corporations Law (Core Law unit) instead of LAW2300 Company Law as noted under the Accounting Major listing.




Standard University admission requirements apply.


Applications will not be accepted into this course through ECU portfolio pathway.

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.

Some units in the Bachelor of Business may be offered on the Mount Lawley campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following modes of delivery - On-campus, and Online.

Only students commencing study within the Bachelor of Laws degree component from 2010 onwards, and not entering with advanced standing, will be able to complete the entire Bachelor of Laws degree in the off-campus mode. Units will become available in the off-campus mode on a progressive basis. Business Core units and Business Edge units are available off-campus (online). Note: Only the majors of Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Management of Information Technology and Marketing can be completed entirely off-campus (online).

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Bachelor of Business consists of 720 credit points (48 units) as listed below: 


Bachelor of Laws Core units 330 credit points 22 units
Bachelor of Laws Elective units 150 credit points 10 units
Bachelor of Business 240 credit points 16 units


Bachelor of Laws



  • Students should take care in ensuring that they satisfy the pre requisites for any unit.
  • Students should check with the School of Law and Justice to determine which elective units are offered by the University in any semester.
  • Unspecified Law electives, based on previous studies under a recognised LLB course, may be credited towards the above course by the Bachelor of Laws Course Coordinator and in accordance with the University's rules and policy on advanced standing.




Bachelor of Business - Options and requirements


  • No more than 180 credit points (12 units) completed at level one.
  • A minimum of 60 credit points (4 units) completed at level three.
  • Students must complete the 4 Business Edge units and a minimum of 5 Business Core units.
  • Prerequisite units must be passed before enrolment in subsequent units.  In certain circumstances this requirement may be waived by the relevant Major Co-ordinator.
  • In general, all level one Business Core units must be completed before level two units are studied and level two units before level three units.
  • In general, the Business Edge units must be completed sequentially with BES3100 taken in the final semester or year of study.
  • Accounting Major

        CPA and ICAA accreditation

        In the Accounting Major, students do not need to take LAW2300 Company Law II unit for accounting professional 

        body accreditation. Instead, LAW3102 Corporations Law (LLB core unit) will be used for accreditation.

  • Finance Major

         LAW2410 Income Tax Framework is unable to be taken as part of this major if LAW3109 Taxation Law is taken as an  

         LLB elective unit.

  • LAW1100 Legal Framework

        Students requiring LAW1100 as a pre-requisite unit for a Level 2 or Level 3 unit can use LAW1111 or LAW1117 as a   
        substitute for LAW1100 in this double degree only. Students are required to contact the Faculty Student Information 

        Office for assistance in enrolling into any units that require LAW1100 as a pre-requisite. Planning students will be

        required to take an additional Planning elective unit instead of LAW1100.





All students are required to complete the core units (Business Edge and Business Core units) plus one of the two options indicated.


Students can choose between the following programs:


Option 1 - program with no Business major; or 

Option 2 - program with one Business major.




Option 1.  Bachelor of Business with no Business major



Additional Requirements:

  • All 16 units must be taken from within the Bachelor of Business (including 4 Business Edge units and a minimum of 5 Business core units).




Business Edge units


60 credit points

4  units

Business Core units   

minimum of

75 credit points

5 units

Bachelor of Business units

105 credit points

7 units


 * A Bachelor of Business unit is any unit listed in a Business Major or Minor, and may be taken as:

  • elective units; or
  • minor/s (4 units).




Option 2.  Bachelor of Business with one Business major


Additional Requirements

  • nil




Business Edge units   


60 credit points

4 units

Business Core units* 

minimum of

60 credit points

4 units

A Business major program * (which includes one additional Business Core unit)


120 credit points

8 units


* A Business major program consists of 120 credit points (8 units) of study and includes one additional Business Core unit. Students must ensure their choice of Business core units includes the unit required by that major. All units listed in the major must be completed to satisfy the requirements of that major. Failure to do so may mean that students are required to take additional units to satisfy the requirements of the major.



COURSE PLANNERS (Study Programs)

Course planners are available from the Faculty of Business and Law Student Information Office. Students are encouraged to seek advice from the Faculty of Business and Law Student Information Office to help develop a personalised course planner.









Students must complete the following 330 credit points (22 units) of core units:
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
LAW1600 Legal Writing and Research 15
LAW2102 Property Law I 15
LAW2312 Property Law II 15
LAW2350 Administrative Law 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 Procedure I 15
LAW4614 Civil Procedure II 15
LAW4605 Commercial Practice, Conveyancing&Drafting I 15
LAW4615 Commercial Practice, Conveyancing&Drafting II 15
LAW4704 Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility 15

Elective units

Students must complete 150 credit points (10 units) selected from:
CRI1103 Criminology 15
CRI3109 International Human Rights 15
LAW2105 Employment Law 15
LAW2106 Intellectual Property Law 15
LAW2600 Terrorism and the Law 15
LAW2601 Planning and Development Law I 15
LAW2602 Environmental Law and Administration 15
LAW3105 Alternative Dispute Resolution 15
LAW3109 Taxation Law 15
LAW3201 Law of Banking and Credit III 15
LAW3260 Asian Legal and Political Systems III 15
LAW3608 Advanced Taxation Law 15
LAW3600 Coronial Law and Mortuary Practice 15
LAW3602 Community Legal Practice 15
LAW3605 Occupational Health, Safety and Security Law and Policy 15
LAW3700 Supervised Legal Research Paper 15
LAW4108 International Law 15
LAW4110 International Trade Law 15
LAW4130 Innocence Project 15
LAW4206 Advanced Criminal Law 15
LAW4607 Family Law 15
LAW4609 Remedies 15
LAW4601 Mining and Resource Law 15
LAW3221 Trade Practices, Competition and Consumer Protection Law 15
IAS1115 Indigenous Australians, Cultural Competence and the Criminal Justice System 15
LAW2410 Income Tax Framework II ** 15
** LAW2410 is only available to students taking the Accounting major in the Bachelor of Business.
An undergraduate law student, who has not more than 120 points of study left to complete to qualify for a Bachelor of Laws degree and who has achieved a weighted average mark of not less than 70% across previously completed Bachelor of Laws units, may be eligible to graduate with Honours. Eligible students must complete LAW4710 - Advanced Legal Research Thesis in lieu of 30 credit points of law elective units. Completion of LAW4710 does not guarantee a student will receive a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Except as otherwise provided, the policy Management of Honours Candidature, Grading of Honours Performance and Student Support applies. The Honours grade will be based on both completed units within the Bachelor of Laws degree as well as LAW4710. The coursework and dissertation mark are combined in proportion to the credit point values in determining the overall mark and honours grade. There is no third class honours.
LAW4710 Advanced Legal Research Thesis 30 

Business Edge units (4 units)
BES1100 Foundations of Business Knowledge 15
BES1200 Business Knowledge Development 15
BES2100 Foundations of Business Leadership 15
BES3100 Business Career Development 15
FBL3501 Business Practicum 15
Business Core units* (4 units) selected from:
ACC1100 Accounting I 15
ECF1110 Economics I 15
ECF1120 Finance I 15
ECF1151 Quantitative and Statistical Techniques for Business 15
MAN1100 Management I 15
MAN1600 Information Systems for Business 15
MKT1600 Marketing Principles&Practices 15
* As each Bachelor of Business major contains one additional business core unit within its structure students must ensure their choice of Business core units includes the unit required by that major. Failure to do so may mean that students are required to take additional units to satisfy the requirements of the major.

LAW1100 Legal Framework

Students requiring LAW1100 as a pre-requisite unit for a Level 2 or Level 3 unit can use LAW1111 or LAW1117 as a substitute for LAW1100 in this double degree only. Students are required to contact the Faculty Student Information Office for assistance in enrolling into any units that require LAW1100 as a pre-requisite. Planning students will be required to take an additional Planning elective unit instead of LAW1100.

MAAAAHAccounting Major

Requirement for Accounting accreditation


Students completing the Accounting major and who are seeking CPA or other professional body accreditation must complete LAW2410 Income Tax Framework as a LAW elective. LAW3102 Corporation LAW (LAW core unit) will replace LAW2300 Company Law for accreditation.



MAAAAJEconomics Major
MAAAHDEvent Management Major
MAAAAIFinance Major

Requirement for Finance major


LAW2410 Income Tax Framework is unable to be taken as part of the Finance major if LAW3109 Taxation Law is taken as a Bachelor of Laws elective unit.



MAAAHFHospitality Management Major
MAAAAOHuman Resource Management Major
MAAAAQInternational Business Major
MAAAANManagement Major
MAAADIManagement of Information Technology Major
MAAACXMarketing Major
MAAAHMPlanning Major
MAAAHETourism Management 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: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012