Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Laws

Macquarie University

This combined degree allows students to complete two Bachelor programs in five years of full-time study. The Bachelor of Laws qualifies graduates for admission to legal practice. It involves an innovative approach to legal education and scholarship. Personalised teaching and development of internet technology in the curriculum reinforce our reputation for innovation. We provide a coherent, broad-based and interdisciplinary approach to the study of law in both its historical and contemporary settings. The Bachelor of Information Technology specialises in developing the full range of skills required for a career in computer software development. The core program concentrates on developing practical skills in programming, information systems and software engineering.

Course Fee:

International: $187,500

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Recommended studies: HSC Information Processes and Technology and/or HSC Software Design and Development; or international equivalents.


120 credit points; minimum 96 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 24 credit points at 300 level or above; minimum 42 credit points designated information technology; minimum 72 credit points with a LAW prefix; completion of a qualifying major within the Bachelor of Information Technology component

Subjects you can Study:

Cyber security; Data science; Information systems and business analysis; Law; Software technology; Web design and development.

Study Pathways:

Completing students may be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Laws with Honours. For further details refer to

Further information:

Graduates can pursue careers where their Information Technology studies allow them to specialise in their work as a legal practitioner (barrister or solicitor), legal officer in public or private sectors, and in legal academia. Graduates are also qualified to pursue a career in IT, for example as a Programmer, Systems Analyst, Project Leader, Systems Development Manager, IT sales and marketing, Systems Engineer, Database Administrator, End-user support and training, Communication systems analysis and design, and IT or Management Consulting.


Graduates will be entitled to admission for professional practice in NSW, subject to the requirements of professional training. The program will contain all subjects required by the authorities concerned with professional practice and necessary for admission to the College of Law.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde No info No Full time 5 years
North Ryde No info No Part time 10 years

Macquarie – ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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Macquarie at a glance

* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

* Thirty researchers in the top one per cent of scientific authors in the world


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)



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