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Bachelor of Environment with the degree of Bachelor of Laws

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Faculty:
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Award:
Bachelor of Environment with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BEnvLLB)
English Language Proficiency:
Academic IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 6.5 in each band, or equivalent
Study Mode:
Full-time, Part-time
Attendance Mode:
Internal
Candidature Length:
Full-time: 5 years
Commencement:
North Ryde — Session 1 (25 February 2019)
North Ryde — Session 2 (29 July 2019)
Volume of Learning:
Equivalent to 5 years
General requirements:
Minimum number of credit points for the degree 120
Of your 120 credit points, complete a maximum of 42 credit points at 100 level
Minimum number of credit points at 200 level or above 78
Minimum number of credit points at 300 level or above 48
Minimum number of credit points from units with a LAW, LAWS or EXLW prefix 72
Minimum number of credit points from units with a non LAW, LAWS or EXLW prefix 42
Completion of a Qualifying Major for the Bachelor of Environment
Completion of a designated PACE unit with a LAWS prefix
Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below

In order to graduate students must ensure that they have satisfied all of the general requirements of the award.

Specific minimum requirements:

Credit points

100 level

Required
3
Environmental Management for a Changing World (3)
 
Required
3
Criminal Justice (3)
 
Required
3
Foundations of Law (3)
 
Required
3
Contracts (3)
 
Required
3
Law, Lawyers and Society (3)
 
Required
either
or
 
Introductory Statistics (3)
 
3
Statistical Data Analysis (3)
 
Required
3cp from
 
Organisms to Ecosystems (3)
 
 
Biophysical Environments (3)
 
 
The Planet Earth (3)
 
 
Earth Dynamics (3)
 
3
Introduction to Oceanography (3)
 

200 level

Required
3
Introduction to Geographic Information Science (3)
 
Required
3
Australian Environmental Futures (3)
 
Required
3
Torts (3)
 
Required
3
Jurisprudence (3)
 
Required
3
Property Law (3)
 
Required
3
Equity and Trusts (3)
 
Required
3
Business Organisations (3)
 
Required
3
International Law (3)
 
Required
3cp from
 
Ecology (3)
 
 
The Atmospheric Environment (3)
 
 
Earth Surface Processes (3)
 
3
GEOS units at 200 level

300 level

Required
3
Environmental Management Project (3)
C/P
Required
3
Environmental Decision Making (3)
 
Required
3
Constitutional Law (3)
 
Required
3
Administrative Law (3)
 
Required
3
Civil and Criminal Procedure (3)
 
Required
3
Evidence (3)
 

Additional

Required
either
or
 
Remedies (3)
 
3
Remedies, Reparations and Resolution in Law (3)
 
Required
6cp from
 
LAW units at 200 level
 
LAWS units at 200 level
 
LAW units at 300 level
 
LAWS units at 300 level
 
LAW units at 400 level
 
LAWS units at 400 level
 
LAW units at 500 level
6
LAWS units at 500 level
Required
3cp from
 
LAWS units at 300 level
 
LAWS units at 400 level
 
LAWS units at 500 level
3
PACE units
Required
18cp from
 
LAW units at 300 level
 
LAWS units at 300 level
 
LAW units at 400 level
 
LAWS units at 400 level
 
LAW units at 500 level
18
LAWS units at 500 level
Note:

Completing students may be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Laws (Honours). For further details refer to law.mq.edu.au/current_students/llb_students.

The Bachelor of Laws is a professional program listed on Schedule 2 of the Academic Progression Policy. Students enrolled in this program are governed by both Academic Progression requirements and the General Coursework Rules. The General Coursework Rules may supersede the Academic Progression Policy.
General Coursework Rule 10(7) stipulates that if a student fails a required unit twice in an undergraduate professional program listed in Schedule 2, they may be permanently excluded from further enrolment in that program.
Students completing a double degree will be able to continue with their other degree program provided they meet the academic progression requirements of the Academic Progression Policy.
Students completing the single Law degree are advised to seek academic advice.

 
Units marked with a C are Capstone units.
 
Units marked with a P are PACE units.

Qualifying Majors for the Bachelor of Environment
AQF Level Level 7 Bachelor Degree
CRICOS Code 067859F
Overview and Aims of the Program This double degree facilitates formal qualifications in both law, and environmental science or management. The Bachelor of Environment explores relationships between humans and their environments, and patterns of distribution and consumption of resources that influence sustainable futures. With special knowledge of the spatial and temporal patterns in the human and natural environment, environmental managers can play a major role in resource and environmental management.

No environmental issue exists outside a social or political framework or without turning on scientific evidence of impact or process. For these reasons, the Bachelor of Environment requires students to develop breadth in both areas. The dictates of the workplace also require graduates to be expert in their area while also presenting a very great range of possible career pathways. Therefore, students are required to gain depth in one area (a major) from a range of majors.

In addition, students must complete the full requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Laws, which allows for professional accreditation. Within the range of electives, students may choose units in Environmental Law and related areas.

Students must complete a number of specified units in Law and environmental management. Students must also complete one of six qualifying majors (Environmental Management, Biology, Climate Science, Environmental Earth Science, Environmental Geology or Spatial Information Science) and a minor from another of these qualifying majors.
Graduate Capabilities

The Graduate Capabilities Framework articulates the fundamentals that underpin all of Macquarie’s academic programs. It expresses these as follows:

Cognitive capabilities
(K) discipline specific knowledge and skills
(T) critical, analytical and integrative thinking
(P) problem solving and research capability
(I) creative and innovative


Interpersonal or social capabilities
(C) effective communication
(E) engaged and ethical local and global citizens
(A) socially and environmentally active and responsible

Personal capabilities
(J) capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative
(L) commitment to continuous learning

Program Learning Outcomes Refer to separate statements for the Bachelor of Environment and the Bachelor of Laws.
Learning and Teaching Methods The degree of Bachelor of Environment with the Bachelor of Laws develops students’ abilities and skills, in addition to building knowledge, in the broad range of disciplines comprising environmental practice and enquiry. Graduates are able to contribute their knowledge, research skills and real-world experience to a broad range of career paths. Graduates are equipped to gather and analyse data, critically analyse information and report their findings in a professional manner. Also see the separate entries for each of the eligible majors and the Bachelor of Laws.

Required units in the Bachelor of Environment link background concepts and knowledge with practical experience acquired in the classroom, the laboratory or in the field. Most units use a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical classes, fieldwork and online activities. Practical components involve laboratory-based sessions, deriving, analyzing and modeling data, and problem-solving in tutorial sessions. Key units also develop student’s skills in presenting information in written and oral formats appropriate to the field. A feature of many units is working in small or large groups, where students can develop the capacity to work with others in a team to achieve a goal. Many of our units take advantage of a diversity of media for their delivery (e.g. videos, lectures, readings, activities). Our philosophy is that students learn by doing and we endeavour to make our units as hands-on as possible.

Several units are offered in external as well as internal mode. This means that, instead of attending weekly lectures and practical classes, students can opt to cover these in blocks over several weekends. Note that the external offering is designed to maximize flexibility, but does not eliminate the face-to-face component.

A key final year unit within the Bachelor of Environment is designated a Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) unit where students can apply their skills in the real world in projects with partners outside the University.
Assessment Assessment within the Bachelor of Environment is designed not only to test students’ discipline-specific knowledge and skills but also their ability to integrate and analyse information to solve real-world problems. Assessments are spread throughout semester to enable students to gain feedback as they learn. Assessment tasks are also scaffolded from first year to final year to build skills and confidence. See also the entries for each of the eligible majors and the Bachelor of Laws.

The program incorporates both formative and summative feedback. Formative feedback is that which is received whilst students are working on a task, often during "hands on" practical sessions or fieldwork. Summative feedback is that received once students have completed a task. Both forms of feedback are extremely important and provide students with information and guidance on their development and progress. Feedback may be provided in written form or simply in discussion with peers and teachers.

In recognition that students learn and communicate in different ways, assessment methods are diverse, with at least three different types of assessment in every unit. Assessment methods include, but are not limited to, exams and quizzes, written assessments (such as scientific reports, professional portfolios, field research project reports, critiques of the scientific and popular literature), and oral presentations.
Recognition of Prior Learning

Macquarie University may recognise prior formal, informal and non-formal learning for the purpose of granting credit towards, or admission into, a program. The recognition of these forms of learning is enabled by the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy (see www.mq.edu.au/policy) and its associated Procedures and Guidelines. The RPL pages contain information on how to apply, links to registers, and the approval processes for recognising prior learning for entry or credit.


Information can be found at: https://mq.edu.au/rpl

Support for Learning

Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University offers a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others. There is also a bulk billing medical service located on campus.

Further information can be found at www.students.mq.edu.au/support/

Campus Wellbeing contact details:
Phone: +61 2 9850 7497
Email: campuswellbeing@mq.edu.au
www.students.mq.edu.au/support/wellbeing

Program Standards and Quality

The program is subject to an ongoing comprehensive process of quality review in accordance with a pre-determined schedule that complies with the Higher Education Standards Framework. The review is overseen by Macquarie University's peak academic governance body, the Academic Senate and takes into account feedback received from students, staff and external stakeholders.

Graduate Destinations and Employability Refer to separate statements for the Bachelor of Environment and the Bachelor of Laws.
Assessment Regulations

This program is subject to Macquarie University regulations, including but not limited to those specified in the Assessment Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, the Final Examination Policy and relevant University Rules. For all approved University policies, procedures, guidelines and schedules visit www.mq.edu.au/policy.

Accreditation This is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) accredited qualification.

Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or program necessary for a student to successfully achieve the core learning outcomes of a course or program. Students must meet the inherent requirements to complete their Macquarie University course or program.

Inherent requirements for Macquarie University programs fall under the following categories:

Physical: The physical inherent requirement is to have the physical capabilities to safely and effectively perform the activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Cognition: The inherent requirement for cognition is possessing the intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative capabilities to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Communication: The inherent requirement for communication is the capacity to communicate information, thoughts and ideas through a variety of mediums and with a range of audiences.

Behavioural: The behavioural inherent requirement is the capacity to sustain appropriate behaviour over the duration of units of study to engage in activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

For more information see https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/inherent-requirements



2019 Unit Information

When offered:
S1 Day
Prerequisites:
Permission of Executive Dean of Faculty
Corequisites:
None
NCCWs:
HSC Chinese, CHN113, CHN148