Faculty of Engineering

Mechatronic / Law (2015)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2015.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Mechatronic / Law (2015)
CP Required: 288
Min FT Duration: 6.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

2. Requirements

(1) A candidate for the Engineering/Law combined degree must complete 288 credit points, comprising: (a) 144 credit points of units of study from the table of units for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours, appropriate to the stream the candidate is pursuing; and (b) 144 credit points of Law units of study, of which 48 credit points are Combined Law compulsory units of study for years 1, 2 and 3 and are credited towards the requirements for both the Bachelor of Engineering Honours and the Bachelor of Laws.

(2) Requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours. Candidates are required to achieve a minimum HWAM (Honours Weighted Average Mark) of 65% to qualify for the Honours degree. Students who satisfy all requirements for graduation except the HWAM required for honours will be awarded the PASS degree Bachelor of Engineering.

(3) Requirements for the Bachelor of Laws. To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Laws, candidates must complete 144 credit points taken from the Faculty of Law Undergraduate Table, comprising: (i) 102 credit points of compulsory units of study; and (ii) 42 credit points of elective units of study, of which a maximum of 36 credit points are taken from Part 1 and a minimum of 6 credit points are taken from Part 2.

(4) Acceptable alternative units of study. Most units of study offered by the Science Faculty shown in the tables can be replaced by an equivalent advanced level unit, subject to prerequisite conditions (as required by the Faculty of Science) being met. Students considering doing advanced options should seek advice from their department before enrolling. Students undertaking Study Abroad in a particular year of their degree must enrol in the appropriate International Exchange Program units of study as an alternative to a semester's standard units.

This course outline should be read in conjunction with the course rules specified in the relevant faculty handbooks at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ENGG1801: Engineering Computing
Core
6 LAWS1006: Foundations of Law
Core
3 MATH1001: Differential Calculus


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1021.
Core
3 MATH1002: Linear Algebra
Core
6 MTRX1701: Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME1362: Materials 1
Core
6 ENGG1802: Engineering Mechanics
Core
6 LAWS1012: Torts
Core
0 LAWS1013: Legal Research 1
Core
3 MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1023.
Core
3 MATH1005: Statistics

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC1103: Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Core
6 LAWS1014: Civil and Criminal Procedure
Core
6 LAWS1015: Contracts
Core
6 MATH2067: DEs and Vector Calculus for Engineers


Note: MATH2067 is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH2021.

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 LAWS1016: Criminal Law
Core
6 MTRX1702: Mechatronics 1
Core
6 AMME2301: Mechanics of Solids 1
Core
6 ELEC2104: Electronic Devices and Circuits

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 LAWS1023: Public International Law
Core
6 AMME2500: Engineering Dynamics
Core
6 MTRX2700: Mechatronics 2
Core
6 ELEC3404: Electronic Circuit Design

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 LAWS1017: Torts and Contracts II
Core
0 LAWS1019: Legal Research II
Core
6 LAWS1021: Public Law
Core
6 MECH2400: Mechanical Design 1
Core
6 MTRX3700: Mechatronics 3

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME3500: System Dynamics and Control
Core
6 MECH3660: Manufacturing Engineering
Core
6 AMME4111: Thesis A
Core
0 ENGG4000: Practical Experience
Core
6 MECH4601: Professional Engineering 2

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 MECH3460: Mechanical Design 2
Core
6 AMME4112: Thesis B
12 Select from Unit Block:
Mechatronics Electives


Note: At least 12 credit points of Mechatronic Elective units must be completed.

Year 5 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 LAWS2010: Administrative Law
Core
6 LAWS2011: Federal Constitutional Law
Core
6 LAWS2012: Intro to Property and Commercial Law
Core
6 LAWS2013: The Legal Profession

Note: Students will be awarded their Engineering degree after completion of the initial 4 year component. For Years 5 & 6, students will transfer to the Law School to complete the LLB.

Year 5 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 LAWS2014: Corporations Law
Core
6 LAWS2015: Equity
Core
6 LAWS2016: Evidence
Core
6 LAWS2017: Real Property

Note: Students will be awarded their Engineering degree after completion of the initial 4 year component. For Years 5 & 6, students will transfer to the Law School to complete the LLB.

Year 6 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 LAWS2018: Private International Law A
List
18 Select from Unit Blocks:
Laws Electives (Part 1 - Laws)
Laws Electives (Part 2 - Jurisprudence)

Note: In year 6 students are required to complete LAWS2018 Private International Law A plus 42 credit points from Semester 1 Senior Elective Units as listed in Law Faculty Handbook Table 1. See Law Faculty Handbook for more details: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/law/

LAWS2018 may be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2. Students who commenced the Combined Law program before 2011 do not need to complete LAWS2018 but must complete 48 credit points of elective units of study rather than 42 credit points.

Year 6 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
List
24 Select from Unit Blocks:
Laws Electives (Part 1 - Laws)
Laws Electives (Part 2 - Jurisprudence)

4. Pathways

No streams/majors defined for this course version.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Mechatronics Electives (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME4710 Computer Vision and Image Processing 6 Semester 2
AMME4790 Introduction to Biomechatronics 6 Semester 2
AMME5520 Advanced Control and Optimisation 6 Semester 1
MECH5720 Sensors and Signals 6 Semester 2
MTRX5700 Experimental Robotics 6 Semester 1

Block 2 - Laws Electives (Part 1 - Laws) (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 36)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
LAWS3044 Law International Exchange Electives 24 Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3068 Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems 6 Semester 1
Summer L3
LAWS3260 Independent Research Project 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Late
LAWS3401 Advanced Constitutional Law 6 Semester 2
LAWS3404 Advanced Criminal Law 6 Semester 2
LAWS3408 Advanced Public International Law 6 Semester 1
LAWS3409 Advanced Taxation Law 6 Semester 2
LAWS3410 Animal Law 6 Semester 2
LAWS3411 Anti-Discrimination Law 6 Semester 2
LAWS3412 Australian Income Tax 6 Semester 1
LAWS3416 Commercial Dispute Resolution 6 Semester 2
LAWS3419 Competition Law 6 Semester 1
LAWS3422 Conveyancing 6 Semester 1
LAWS3424 Corporate and Securities Regulation 6 Semester 2
LAWS3426 Criminology 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3428 Media Law: Defamation and Privacy 6 Semester 2
Summer Early
LAWS3430 Environmental Law 6 Semester 1
LAWS3431 External Placement Program 6 Semester 1
LAWS3432 Family Law 6 Semester 2
LAWS3434 International Human Rights Law 6 Semester 2
LAWS3437 International Commercial Arbitration 6 Semester 2
LAWS3438 International Commercial Transactions 6 Semester 2
LAWS3441 Introduction to Islamic Law 6 Semester 1
LAWS3443 Interpretation 6 Semester 2
LAWS3444 Japanese Law 6 Summer L4
LAWS3446 Labour Law 6 Semester 1
LAWS3452 Medical Law 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3457 Private International Law B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
LAWS3460 Roman Law 6 Semester 1
LAWS3461 Social Justice Clinical Course 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3465 Sydney Law Review 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3474 Equity and Financial Risk Allocation 6 Semester 1
LAWS3477 Advanced Obligations and Remedies 6 Semester 1
LAWS3478 Development and Human Rights 6 Summer L4
LAWS3479 IP: Trademarks and Patents 6 Semester 1
LAWS3480 IP: Copyright and Designs 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3483 War Law: Use of Force & Humanitarian Law 6 Semester 1
LAWS3484 Secured Transactions in Commercial Law 6 Semester 2
LAWS3489 International Moot 6 Semester 1
S2 Late Ib

Note: See Law Faculty Handbook for more details: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/law/

Block 3 - Laws Electives (Part 2 - Jurisprudence) (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
LAWS3436 International/Comparative Jurisprudence 6 Semester 1
LAWS3454 Philosophy of Law 6 Semester 2
LAWS3462 Sociological Theories of Law 6 Semester 1
LAWS3470 Theories of Legal Reasoning 6 Semester 1
LAWS3471 Theories of Obedience 6 Semester 2

Note: See Law Faculty Handbook for more details: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/law/