Faculty of Engineering

Software / Law (2019)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2019.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Software / Law (2019)
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

Summary

In summary the requirements are:

Students must complete 288 credit points as follows:

Engineering (144 credit points):

► 36 credit points of Engineering core units

► The Professional Engagement Program comprising ENGP1000 (0cp), ENGP2000 (0cp) and ENGP3000 (0cp)

► 102 credit points of Software stream core units

► 6 credit points of Software Specialist elective units

Laws:

► 144 credit points of Laws core units

► Candidates must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours before proceeding to Year Five of the Bachelor of Laws

The handbook rules governing this degree are as follows:

(a) For all Bachelor of Engineering combined degrees a candidate must complete 240 credit points and satisfy any additional requirements specified.

(b) Where the requirements specified in the following clauses account for less than the total required credit, candidates must complete additional units of study from the tables relevant to the Bachelor of Engineering as may be necessary to satisfy the requirements of the degree.

To qualify for the award of the combined degree:

(a) For the Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Laws combined degree, a candidate must complete 288 credit points and any additional requirements specified in the following clauses.

(b) Where the requirements specified in the following clauses account for less than the total required credit, candidates must complete additional units of study from the tables relevant to the Bachelor of Engineering as may be necessary to satisfy the requirements of the degree.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours

(a) The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours component of the combined degree are set out in the tables of units of study for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours single degree;

(b) Except where varied by other clauses of these resolutions, all candidates must complete a minimum of 144 credit points comprising:

(i) 36 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units;

(ii) 108 credit points from the Engineering Stream Core Table pertaining to the specialist stream being undertaken, including all required units;

(c) The Faculty Board may approve, based on appropriate academic justification, a list of approved unit alternatives. These alternatives specify, for particular Engineering stream / combined degree combinations, units within the normal requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours component of the combined degree that can be replaced by specified alternative units that would form part of the normal program for single degree students in that stream.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Laws

For the Bachelor of Laws component of a combined degree candidates must complete 144 credit points of Law units of study taken from the School of Law Undergraduate Table, comprising:

(a) 102 credit points of compulsory units of study; and

(b) 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.

(c) Students may apply to take up to a maximum of 24 credit points of LAWS6000/JURS6000 units of study as elective units of study:

(i) enrolment in LAWS6000/JURS6000 units of study will be subject to availability and any unit pre-requisites or assumed knowledge, which may include relevant industry experience or prior specialist study.

(ii) enrolment in LAWS6000/JURS6000 units is only permitted after a candidate has completed 96 credit points towards the Bachelor of Laws.

(iii) students may only enrol in LAWS6000/JURS6000 units listed in the Bachelor of Laws Elective units of study Table.

Advanced units in Maths and Science

Most units of study offered by the Science Faculty on the list of core requirements 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.

Study Abroad

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.

Permission from the relevant Head of School must be sought prior to enrolling in exchange units of study.

Faculty Resolutions

Details of relevant Faculty resolutions are available via the university handbook site at: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
3 Select from MATH1021: Calculus of One Variable
0 Select from ENGP1000: Professional Engagement Program 1


Note: All students must enrol in ENGP1000 in their first semester of enrolment.
6 Select from INFO1110: Introduction to Programming
6 Select from LAWS1006: Foundations of Law
6 Select from ENGG1111: Integrated Engineering 1
3 Select from MATH1002: Linear Algebra

Note: MATH1021 and MATH1002 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1921 and MATH1902.

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from INFO1113: Object-Oriented Programming
3 Select from MATH1023: Multivariable Calculus and Modelling
6 Select from LAWS1012: Torts
0 Select from LAWS1013: Legal Research 1
6 Select from ELEC1601: Introduction to Computer Systems
3 Select from MATH1005: Statistics

Note: MATH1023 and MATH1005 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1923 and MATH1905.

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from ISYS2110: Analysis & Design of Web Information Systems
6 Select from COMP2123: Data Structures & Algorithms
6 Select from LAWS1014: Civil and Criminal Procedure
6 Select from MATH2069: Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from SOFT2412: Agile Software Development Practices
0 Select from ENGP2000: Professional Engagement Program 2


Note: Enrolment in ENGP2000 is reliant on successful completion of ENGP1000. As such, the placement of ENGP2000 in this structure is example only, and actual enrolment in ENGP2000 is dependent on the time taken to complete ENGP1000.
6 Select from ISYS2120: Data & Information Management
6 Select from SOFT2201: Software Construction and Design 1
6 Select from LAWS1016: Criminal Law
2 Select from ENGG2111: Integrated Engineering 2

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from COMP2017: Systems Programming
6 Select from Unit Block:
Software Specialist - Electives
6 Select from LAWS1023: Public International Law
0 Select from LAWS1019: Legal Research II
6 Select from LAWS1015: Contracts
2 Select from ENGG3111: Integrated Engineering 3

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from SOFT3888: Software Development Project
6 Select from INFO3616: Principles of Security and Security Engineering
6 Select from LAWS1021: Public Law
6 Select from ELEC3609: Internet Software Platforms

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from SOFT3202: Software Construction and Design 2
0 Select from ENGP3000: Professional Engagement Program 3


Note: Enrolment in ENGP3000 is reliant on successful completion of ENGP2000. As such, the placement of ENGP3000 in this structure is example only, and actual enrolment in ENGP3000 is dependent on the time taken to complete ENGP2000.
6 Select from ELEC4712: Thesis A
6 Select from ELEC5618: Software Quality Engineering
6 Select from COMP5348: Enterprise Scale Software Architecture
2 Select from ENGG4111: Integrated Engineering 4

Note: Students can replace ELEC4712 and ELEC4713 with INFO4991 and INFO4992 IT Research Thesis, subject to the approval of the Coursework Director of Electrical and Information Engineering.

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from LAWS1017: Torts and Contracts II
6 Select from ELEC4713: Thesis B
6 Select from ELEC5619: Object Oriented Application Frameworks

Note: Students can replace ELEC4712 and ELEC4713 with INFO4991 and INFO4992 IT Research Thesis, subject to the approval of the Coursework Director of Electrical and Information Engineering.

Year 5 - Semester 1

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

Year 5 - Semester 2

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

Year 6 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from LAWS2018: Private International Law A
18 Select from Unit Block:
Laws Electives

Note: In year 6 students are required to complete LAWS2018 Private International Law A 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. 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
24 Select from Unit Block:
Laws Electives

4. Pathways

No streams/majors defined for this course version.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Engineering Core (Min CP: 36,Max CP: 36)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME4010 Major Industrial Project 24 Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4111 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4112 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4203 Major Industrial Project 24 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4811 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4812 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL4022 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL4023 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4712 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4713 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4714 Major Industrial Project 24 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG1111 Integrated Engineering 1 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG2111 Integrated Engineering 2 2 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int February
ENGG3111 Integrated Engineering 3 2 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG4111 Integrated Engineering 4 2 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP1000 Professional Engagement Program 1 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP2000 Professional Engagement Program 2 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP3000 Professional Engagement Program 3 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1002 Linear Algebra 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1005 Statistics 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1021 Calculus of One Variable 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1023 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1902 Linear Algebra (Advanced) 3 Semester 1
MATH1905 Statistics (Advanced) 3 Semester 2
MATH1921 Calculus of One Variable (Adv) 3 Semester 1
MATH1923 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling (Adv) 3 Semester 2

Note: Complete a minimum of 36cp including:

- ENGP1000 (0cp), ENGP2000 (0cp) and ENGP3000 (0cp)

- Exactly 12cp of Integrated Engineering units comprising ENGG1111 (6cp), ENGG2111 (2cp), ENGG3111 (2cp) and ENGG4111 (2cp)

- Exactly 12cp of MATH1xxx units: MATH1021 Calculus of One Variable (3cp) AND MATH1002 Linear Algebra (3cp) AND MATH1023 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling (3cp) AND MATH1005 Statistics (3cp)

- A minimum of 12cp of (see note 1) from either AMME4111-4112 Thesis A & B (6cp+6cp) OR CHNG4811-CHNG4812 Thesis A & B (6cp+6cp) OR CIVL4022-4023 Thesis A & B (6cp+6cp) OR ELEC4712-4713 Thesis A & B (6cp+6cp) OR AMME4010 Major Industrial Project (24cp) OR CHNG4203 Major Industrial Project (24cp) OR ELEC4714 Major Industrial Project (24cp)

Note 1. All Thesis A units are mutually prohibited (meaning that only one can be completed), and all Thesis B units have the associated Thesis A unit as a pre-requisite. Students may undertake only the Thesis units relevant to their stream.

Block 2 - Software Core (Min CP: 102,Max CP: 102)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP2017 Systems Programming 6 Semester 1
COMP2123 Data Structures & Algorithms 6 Semester 1
COMP5348 Enterprise Scale Software Architecture 6 Semester 1
ELEC1601 Introduction to Computer Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC3609 Internet Software Platforms 6 Semester 2
ELEC5618 Software Quality Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC5619 Object Oriented Application Frameworks 6 Semester 2
INFO1110 Introduction to Programming 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1113 Object-Oriented Programming 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
INFO3616 Principles of Security and Security Engineering 6 Semester 2
ISYS2110 Analysis & Design of Web Information Systems 6 Semester 1
ISYS2120 Data & Information Management 6 Semester 2
MATH2069 Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory 6 Semester 1
SOFT2201 Software Construction and Design 1 6 Semester 2
SOFT2412 Agile Software Development Practices 6 Semester 2
SOFT3202 Software Construction and Design 2 6 Semester 1
SOFT3888 Software Development Project 6 Semester 2

Note: Complete all 17 units of study (102 credit points) from this table

Block 3 - Laws Core (Min CP: 102,Max CP: 102)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
LAWS1006 Foundations of Law 6 Semester 1
LAWS1012 Torts 6 Semester 2
S1 Intensive
LAWS1013 Legal Research 1 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS1014 Civil and Criminal Procedure 6 Semester 1
LAWS1015 Contracts 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
LAWS1016 Criminal Law 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS1017 Torts and Contracts II 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Winter Main
LAWS1019 Legal Research II 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS1021 Public Law 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Late
LAWS1023 Public International Law 6 Semester 1
Winter Main
LAWS2010 Administrative Law 6 Semester 1
LAWS2011 Federal Constitutional Law 6 Semester 1
LAWS2012 Intro to Property and Commercial Law 6 Semester 1
LAWS2013 The Legal Profession 6 Semester 1
LAWS2014 Corporations Law 6 Semester 2
Winter Main
LAWS2015 Equity 6 Semester 2
Summer Main
LAWS2016 Evidence 6 Semester 2
Summer Early
LAWS2017 Real Property 6 Semester 2
Winter Main
LAWS2018 Private International Law A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: Candidates must successfully complete 42 credit points from Law elective. See Law Faculty Handbook for details: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/law/

Block 4 - Software Specialist - Electives (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP3109 Programming Languages and Paradigms 6 Semester 2
COMP3308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 6 Semester 1
COMP3419 Graphics and Multimedia 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP3456 Computational Methods for Life Sciences 6
COMP3520 Operating Systems Internals 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP3608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Adv) 6 Semester 1
COMP5045 Computational Geometry 6 Semester 1
COMP5047 Pervasive Computing 6 Semester 2
COMP5048 Visual Analytics 6 Semester 2
COMP5116 Design of Networks & Distributed Systems 6 Semester 2
COMP5206 Information Technologies and Systems 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5213 Computer and Network Organisation 6 Semester 1
COMP5318 Machine Learning and Data Mining 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5338 Advanced Data Models 6 Semester 2
COMP5415 Multimedia Design and Authoring 6 Semester 2
COMP5416 Advanced Network Technologies 6 Semester 2
COMP5424 Information Technology in Biomedicine 6 Semester 1
COMP5425 Multimedia Retrieval 6 Semester 1
COMP5426 Parallel and Distributed Computing 6 Semester 1
ELEC3104 Engineering Electromagnetics 6 Semester 1
ELEC3203 Electricity Networks 6 Semester 1
ELEC3204 Power Electronics and Applications 6 Semester 1
ELEC3206 Electrical Energy Conversion Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC3304 Control 6 Semester 2
ELEC3305 Digital Signal Processing 6 Semester 1
ELEC3404 Electronic Circuit Design 6 Semester 1
ELEC3405 Communications Electronics and Photonics 6 Semester 2
ELEC3505 Communications 6 Semester 1
ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet 6 Semester 2
ELEC3607 Embedded Systems 6 Semester 1
ELEC3608 Computer Architecture 6 Semester 2
ELEC3610 E-Business Analysis and Design 6 Semester 1
ELEC3702 Management for Engineers 6 Semester 2
ELEC3802 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC3803 Bioelectronics 6 Semester 2
ELEC4505 Digital Communication Systems 6 Semester 1
ELEC4706 Project Management 6 Semester 1
ELEC5101 Antennas and Propagation 6 Semester 2
ELEC5203 Topics in Power Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5204 Power Systems Analysis and Protection 6 Semester 1
ELEC5205 High Voltage Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5206 Sustainable Energy Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5207 Advanced Power Conversion Technologies 6 Semester 2
ELEC5208 Intelligent Electricity Networks 6 Semester 1
ELEC5211 Power System Dynamics and Control 6 Semester 1
ELEC5212 Power System Planning and Markets 6 Semester 2
ELEC5303 Computer Control System Design [Not Offered 2019] 6 Semester 1
ELEC5305 Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing [not running in 2019] 6 Semester 2
ELEC5306 Video Intelligence and Compression 6 Semester 1
ELEC5307 Advanced Signal Processing with Deep Learning 6 Semester 2
ELEC5402 Digital Integrated Circuit Design 6
ELEC5403 Radio Frequency Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC5507 Error Control Coding 6 Semester 1
ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5509 Mobile Networks 6 Semester 1
ELEC5510 Satellite Communication Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5511 Optical Communication Systems 6 Semester 1
ELEC5512 Optical Networks 6 Semester 2
ELEC5514 Networked Embedded Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5516 Electrical and Optical Sensor Design 6 Semester 1
ELEC5517 Software Defined Networks 6 Semester 2
ELEC5518 IoT for Critical Infrastructures 6 Semester 1
ELEC5614 Real Time Computing 6 Semester 1
ELEC5615 Advanced Computer Architecture 6 Semester 1
ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security 6 Semester 1
ELEC5617 Topics in Software Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5620 Model Based Software Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5621 Digital Systems Design 6
ELEC5622 Signals, Software and Health 6 Semester 2
ELEC5701 Technology Venture Creation 6 Semester 2
ELEC5803 Advanced Bioelectronics [Not Offered 2019] 6 Semester 1
INFO3404 Database Systems 2 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO3504 Database Systems 2 (Adv) 6 Semester 2
INFO3551 Information Technology Exchange 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int January
Int July
INFO5301 Information Security Management 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5990 Professional Practice in IT 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5991 Services Science Management and Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5992 Understanding IT Innovations 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5993 IT Research Methods 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO6007 Project Management in IT 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: At least 6cp are required from Software Specialist - Electives block.

Block 6 - Laws Electives (Min CP: 42,Max CP: 42)

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
LAWS3401 Advanced Constitutional Law 6 Semester 2
LAWS3404 Advanced Criminal Law 6 Semester 2
LAWS3409 Advanced Taxation 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
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
LAWS3435 Indigenous People and the Law 6 Semester 1
LAWS3436 International/Comparative Jurisprudence 6 Semester 1
LAWS3437 International Commercial Arbitration 6 Semester 2
LAWS3438 International Commercial Transactions 6 Semester 2
LAWS3443 Interpretation 6 Semester 2
LAWS3444 Japanese Law 6 Summer L4
LAWS3446 Labour Law 6 Semester 1
LAWS3447 Law and Economics 6 Semester 2
LAWS3452 Medical Law 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3454 Philosophy of Law 6 Semester 2
LAWS3455 Policing, Crime and Society 6 Semester 1
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
LAWS3462 Sociological Theories of Law 6 Semester 1
LAWS3465 Sydney Law Review 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS3468 Theories of Justice 6 Semester 2
LAWS3471 Theories of Obedience 6 Semester 2
LAWS3474 Equity and Financial Risk Allocation 6 Semester 1
LAWS3475 Theories of Law in World Society 6 Semester 2
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: Candidates must successfully complete 42 credit points from Law elective. See Law Faculty Handbook for details: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/law/

Candidates must successfully complete 42 credit points from the elective units of study including:

(a) a maximum of 36 credit points from Part 1- Elective Units of Study

(b) a minimum of 6 credit points from Part 2- Jurisprudence Units of Study