Bachelor of Construction Management Studies/Bachelor of Laws (2769)

  • Approved Abbreviation: BConstMgtStud/LLB
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 2769
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 084734M

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later. 

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

Commencement Year 2021 - 2769.5 Bachelor of Construction Management Studies/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2020 - 2769.4 Bachelor of Construction Management Studies/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2018 to 2019 - 2769.3 Bachelor of Construction Management Studies/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2017 - 2769.2 Bachelor of Construction Management Studies/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2015 to 2016 - 2769.1 Bachelor of Construction Management Studies/Bachelor of Laws

The program offers multi-skilling and highly marketable career paths in construction management and law. It equips students with professional legal skills and knowledge which are required by the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) for admission to legal practice, to solve non-legal problems and undertake specialised study in topical local and international law. Students also develop attributes essential to Construction and Project Managers, Building and Quantity Surveyors, Estimators, and Building Researchers which lead to professional accreditation. Topics covered include: construction law, technology, economics and resource management. Students undertake 1200 hours of approved construction management–related practicum. Honours study programs are available.

Early Exit

Students may exit this program on completion of 80 credit points with a 2827 Diploma in Laws (exit only)

Study Mode

Five years full-time or ten years part-time.

Construction Management subjects are offered at Penrith and Parramatta campuses and Law subjects are offered at Campbelltown and Parramatta campuses. Students are required to travel between campuses in order to complete their core subjects.

Program Advice

Dr Patrick Foong


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Full Time Internal See above
Campbelltown Campus Part Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above


Graduates from this program are eligible to apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board for admission to legal practice in NSW after undertaking prescribed practical legal training. Graduates from this program will be eligible for associate membership of the Australian Institute of Building. Graduates may apply to upgrade to corporate membership with the Australian Institute of Building after achieving three years relevant experience following completion of this double degree.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

Inherent requirements

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students


Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Construction Management Studies/Bachelor of Laws is based on the following requirements:

Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics, Physics and any two subjects of HSC English (or equivalent)

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Special Requirements Prerequisites

Students enrolling in these subjects may need to have a National Police Certificate and consent or prohibited employment declarations as they may be conducting their placement in circumstances where they work with minors. This would be managed on an as needs basis:

  • LAWS 3077 Legal Internship
  • LAWS 3074 Judicial Internship
  • LAWS 4017 Access to Justice Clinic
  • LAWS 4012 First Nations Peoples' Access to Justice Clinic
  • LAWS 3080 Street Law Clinic
  • JUST 3011 Issues in the Criminal Justice System (corrective services field trip requirement), also records and identity check.

The following subjects require a visa for the relevant country and the ability to travel at a specified time:

  • LAWS 3024 Foundations of Chinese Law 
  • LAWS 3025 Law, Culture and Entrepreneurial Innovation in India
  • LAWS 3078 Legal, Economic and Social Transformation in Taiwan

Program Structure

To gain early exit from the combined degree, with a Bachelor Construction Management Studies, students are required to complete the 17 construction management studies subjects and the first eight law subjects listed in the recommended sequence.

Students enrolled in the 2769 Bachelor of Construction Management/Bachelor of Laws will only be eligible to graduate from their Bachelor of Laws degree upon completion of the entire 400 credit point program. Students enrolled in this program who wish to graduate with a standalone law degree prior to completion of the entire Bachelor of Construction Management component must transfer to program 2502 Bachelor of Laws (Non Graduate Entry) which requires the completion of 320 credit points (inclusive of 80 credit points of non-LLB study).

Students may early exit with 2827- Diploma in Laws on completion of 80 credit points, comprising 20 credit points of specified Law core units and 60 credit points of Law core or alternate units, as provided in the course structure. 

It may be possible to vary the sequence of subjects so that students study a greater concentration of either law or construction management studies each semester, to minimise travel between campuses and to overcome timetabling problems. Students should speak to their Academic Program Advisor as needed. However students who enrol in LAWS 2004 Criminal Law must also be enrolled in LAWS 1003 Fundamentals of Australian Law, and students who enrol in LAWS 2013 Torts Law must also be enrolled in LAWS 1009 Legal Analysis and Critique.

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for a double degree in law requires the successful completion of 400 credit points comprising all units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students commencing via mid-year entry, please consult the Academic Program Advisor 


Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
LAWS 1003 Fundamentals of Australian Law 10
LAWS 2004 Criminal Law 10
BLDG 1015 Residential Building 10
ARCH 1004 Drawing and CAD 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
LAWS 1009 Legal Analysis and Critique 10
LAWS 2013 Torts Law 10
BLDG 1014 Non-Residential Building 10
ACCT 1001 Accounting Information for Managers 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
LAWS 2003 Contracts 10
BLDG 2002 Building Measurement 10
ARCH 2003 Development Control 10
CIVL 2016 Civil and Substructure 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
LAWS 2001 Alternative Dispute Resolution 10
BLDG 2011 Contract Administration 10
BLDG 2001 Building Estimates and Tendering 10
BLDG 2003 Building Regulations Studies 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
LAWS 2015 Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics 10
CIVL 3016 Building Superstructure 10
BUSM 3077 Construction Project Management 10
BLDG 4009 Residential Building Project 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
LAWS 2008 Government and Public Law 10
CIVL 4016 Envelope and Services 10
CIVL 4015 Complex Building Project 10
CIVL 3017 Construction Scheduling 10
and 1200 hours Industry Based Learning  
BLDG 4012 Industry Based Learning 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
LAWS 3018 Equity & Trusts 10
LAWS 3082 Property Law 10
Select two LLB alternate subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
LAWS 3081 Administrative Law 10
LAWS 3045 Law of Associations 10
Select two LLB alternate subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Year 5
Autumn session
LAWS 4015 Constitutional Law 10
LAWS 4004 Criminal Procedure and Evidence 10
Select two LLB alternate subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
LAWS 4013 Civil Procedure and Arbitration 10
LAWS 4014 Remedies 10
Select two LLB alternative subjects 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points400

LLB Alternate Subjects

Students must complete 80 credit points of subjects from the list of Bachelor of Laws alternate subjects below.

Subject Title Credit Points
LAWS 4017Access to Justice Clinic10
LAWS 3001Advanced Family Law10
LAWS 4003Advanced Taxation Law10
LAWS 3002Advanced Torts and Civil Wrongs10
LAWS 3003Advocacy10
LAWS 3090Animal Law10
LAWS 3004Anti-Discrimination Law10
LAWS 3005Australian Competition Law10
LAWS 3006Australian Consumer Law10
LAWS 3007Banking and Securities Law10
LAWS 2014Bioethics10
LAWS 3089Children's Rights: Local and International10
LAWS 3011Comparative Law: Legal Systems of the World10
LAWS 3013Conflict of Laws10
LAWS 3088Construction Law10
LAWS 3014Corporate Governance10
LAWS 3015Cyber Law and Justice10
LAWS 4010Designing Law Apps for Access to Justice10
LAWS 3016Elder Law10
LAWS 3022Family Dispute Resolution10
LAWS 3023Family Law10
LAWS 2005Financial Services Law10
LAWS 2007First Peoples and the Australian Legal System10
LAWS 4012First Nations Peoples' Access to Justice Clinic10
LAWS 3024Foundations of Chinese Law10
LAWS 2017Indonesia: Law, Governance and Culture 10
LAWS 3025Law, Culture and Entrepreneurial Innovation in India10
LAWS 3083Gender and the Law10
LAWS 3091Globalisation, Law, Governance and Culture10
LAWS 3028Human Rights and the Asia Pacific10
LAWS 3027Human Rights Law10
LAWS 3029Immigration and Refugee Law10
JUST 3008Independent Study (Law)10
LAWS 3030Information and Data Governance Law and Regulation10
LAWS 3031Insolvency Law and Policy10
LAWS 3032Intellectual Property10
LAWS 3033International Business Transactions Law10
LAWS 4006International Climate Law10
LAWS 3034International Criminal Law10
LAWS 4007International Environmental Law10
LAWS 3036International Trade Law10
LAWS 3039Islam, International Law and Human Rights10
JUST 3011Issues in the Criminal Justice System10
LAWS 3074Judicial Internship10
LAWS 3042Jurisprudence10
LAWS 3079Law, Economics, Ethics and Change10
LAWS 3084Law and Literature10
LAWS 3044Law and Public Policy10
LAWS 3046Law of Employment10
LAWS 3047Law of International Organisations10
LAWS 3048Law of the Sea10
LAWS 3085Law of War10
LAWS 3075Law's Self-Understanding10
LAWS 3078Legal, Economic and Social Transformation in Taiwan10
LAWS 3077Legal Internship10
LAWS 4016Legal Research and Methodology10
LAWS 3086Managing Legal Risk in Construction Law10
LAWS 3049Media Law10
JUST 2013Mediation10
LAWS 3050Medical Law10
LAWS 3052Mental Health Law10
LAWS 3053Moot Court10
LAWS 3055Planning and Environment Law10
LAWS 3056Practising in the Public Interest10
LAWS 3061Public Health Law10
LAWS 3063Public International Law10
LAWS 2012Regulatory Risk and Compliance10
LAWS 4008Revenue Law10
LAWS 3067Self-Managed Superannuation and Trusts10
LAWS 3068Space Law - Commercial Aspects10
LAWS 3087Sports Law10
LAWS 3080Street Law Clinic10
LAWS 3076Technology, Innovation and the Law10
LAWS 3071Wills and Succession10
LAWS 3072Work Health and Safety Law10

Equivalent Subjects

The equivalent subject listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed this subject in 2019 or earlier.

JUST 2002 - Bioethics, replaced by LAWS 2014 Bioethics

The equivalent subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier.

LAWS 3008 - Civil Procedure and Arbitration (200813), replaced by LAWS 4013 Civil Procedure and Arbitration 
LAWS 3064 - Remedies (200756), replaced by LAWS 4014 Remedies
LAWS 2002 - Constitutional Law (200009), replaced by LAWS 4015 Constitutional Law
LAWS 4001 - Administrative Law (200013), replaced by LAWS 3081 Administrative Law
LAWS 2011 - Property Law (200012), replaced by LAWS 3082 Property Law
LAWS 3059 - Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics (200020), replaced by LAWS 2015 Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

The subjects listed below count towards completion of the program for students who may have passed subjects in the list in 2022 or earlier.

JUST 4001 Clinical Legal Placement, replaced by LAWS 4017 Access to Justice Clinic

Replaced Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier. 

LAWS 3043 - Land Transactions Law (200021)
LAWS 3035 - International Moot Court (200663)
LAWS 4002 - Advanced Constitutional Law (200755)
LAWS 4009 - Transaction Law (200758)
LAWS 3066 - Revenue Law Industry Placement (201007)
LAWS 3073 - Elder Law Industry Placement (201020)
JUST 2009 - Law Economics and Business Ethics (200296)
LAWS 4011 - Law Honours Dissertation (200700)

Please note that the availability of Bachelor of Laws Alternate Subjects may vary from year to year. New subjects may become available and some others discontinued. The School will publish information on which subjects are available in a session.