BP204 - Bachelor of Legal and Dispute Studies

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RMIT program code: BP204
Plan name: Bachelor of Legal and Dispute Studies
Plan code: BP204P16
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 052088A

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2017 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 
AND  List of Program Option Courses:
 

Year One (1), Year Two (2) and Year Three (3). You will complete a total of 288 credit points. The program structure below shows all the core courses you must complete each year, and some of the key program electives. Please contact your program manager as soon as possible to develop an individual program plan showing which courses you should complete each semester.

 

If during your program your circumstances change (for example you do not successfully complete a course, you reduce your study load, you take any electives over summer, or you take leave of absence) you are strongly advised to contact your program manager to develop a new individual program plan. If you wish to deviate from the structure as set out below, you must first contact the Program Manager for academic advice. Deviation from the program structure without approval will affect your ability to graduate.

 

Please note that all courses listed may not be available each semester.

Do not enrol in more than 48 credit points in any one semester without approval from your program coordinator.

Electives
Students usually enrol in electives which complement or strengthen their skills and knowledge in their chosen career direction. You have five electives in your program structure. Three are program electives, which are electives related to the Justice and Legal discipline. These are listed beneath each year level in this program structure. A range of Justice and Legal summer electives are also announced around October each year. The remaining two electives are University electives, which means that you are not confined to the program electives and have the option of selecting electives from across the University.

 

You must ensure that you meet the requirements and/or the pre-requisites for your elective courses. You can find a list of School electives here - http://www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities/timetables

 


Part Time Study

It is possible to enrol part time whilst studying this program.

 


Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you intend to apply for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning, please contact your Program Manager or Administrative Officer as soon as possible.
 

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Year One of Program

Please note that there is one Program Elective course in Year One, and it should be taken in second semester.

 

 

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to Law12HUSO2235City Campus2668 (FF)
Alternative Dispute Resolution12HWSS1144City Campus2856 (FF)
Power and Governance12POLI1025City Campus2710 (FF)
Sociology of Law12SOCU2095City Campus2734 (FF)
Civil Law12YesJUST2315City Campus2803 (FF)
Criminal Law12YesHUSO2231City Campus2725 (FF)
Intercultural Communication12SOCU1025City Campus2882 (FF)
2883 (INT)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Program Option Course or an alternative negotiated with the Program Manager. Please refer to the list of Program Option Courses at the end of this program structure document.

 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Please note there is one University Student elective course in Year Two. A University Student Elective can be an elective from the program or from any school in the university and these can be found at https://apps-farm.rmit.edu.au/studentelectives/

 

 

Please also note:


Foundations of Social Research HUSO2166 is offered twice (in Semester 1 and 2). You only need to complete this course once.


Public Policy POLI1066 is offered twice (in Semester 1 and 2). You only need to complete this course once.

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Understanding Conflict and Mediation12YesHWSS2157City Campus2742 (FF)
Public Policy12POLI1066City Campus2615 (FF)2584 (FF)
Information Law and Society12HUSO2342City Campus2635 (FF)
Foundations of Social Research12YesHUSO2166City Campus3429 (FF)3330 (FF)
Family, Society and the Law12SOCU2096City Campus2701 (FF)
Civil Procedure12SOCU2094City Campus2860 (FF)
International Human Rights and Law12YesPOLI1068City Campus2664 (FF)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Please Note:

Organisational Studies and Justice and Legal Internship are offered twice. You only need to complete each course once.

 

 

 

Completion of Justice and Legal Internship is mandatory. It is worth 24 credit points, and it should ideally be taken in your final semester.

 

If you have completed a core course that is no longer offered, please contact your Program Manager for enrolment advice.

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Labour Relations Law12YesJUST2316City Campus2676 (FF)
Evidence and Proof in Litigation12YesJUST2270City Campus3456 (F2F)
Organisational Studies12HUSO1213City Campus2652 (FF)2620 (FF)
Justice and Legal Internship24YesHWSS2181City Campus2944 (WFF)
2945 (WBOH)
2885 (WFF)
2886 (WBOH)
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Program Option Courses or an alternative negotiated with the Program Manager. Please refer to the list of Program Option Courses at the end of this program structure document.

AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
 
AND

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List of Program Option Courses:

Program Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Arbitration12YesJUST2326City Campus2802 (FF)
Case Management Practice12YesSOCU2114City Campus2858 (FF)
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems12HUSO2225City Campus3734 (FF)
Contemporary Criminology12SOCU2116City Campus2805 (FF)
Corrections12POLI1076City Campus2862 (FF)
Crime Prevention12YesJUST2237City Campus2734 (FF)
Criminal Behaviour Analysis12YesSOCU2253City Campus2730 (FF)
Criminological Theory12YesSOCU2119City Campus2723 (FF)
Deviance, Control and Conflict12HUSO2120City Campus3349 (F2F)
Drug Related Crime12YesHUSO2228City Campus2709 (FF)
Forensic Interviewing12JUST1117City Campus2692 (FF)
Foundations of Criminology12SOCU2064City Campus2767 (FF)
Foundations of Policing12YesJUST2254City Campus2690 (FF)
Global Crime12SOCU2235City Campus2632 (FF)
Indigenous Studies12HUSO1296City Campus3055 (FF)2559 (FF)
2561 (INT)
Introduction to Criminal Justice12JUST2273City Campus2666 (FF)
Justice and Legal Field Project12HWSS2161City Campus2912 (WFF)
2913 (WBOH)
2852 (WFF)
2853 (WBOH)
Foundations of Policing12YesJUST2254City Campus2690 (FF)
The Practice of Mediation12YesHWSS2202City Campus2680 (FF)
Professional Ethics and Conduct12JUST2257City Campus2712 (FF)
Professional Internship12HWSS2156City Campus2713 (WFF)
2714 (WBOH)
2669 (WFF)
2889 (WBOH)
Security and Criminal Intelligence12YesJUST2260City Campus2677 (INT)
Terrorism and Society12YesPOLI1062City Campus2679 (FF)
Women and International Justice12YesHUSO2202City Campus3027 (FF)
Youth Justice Systems12YesHWSS2117City Campus2687 (FF)
 

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

Program Structure Enquiries & Enrolment Advice

Peta Malins, Program Manager
Ph: 9925 2110
Email: peta.malins@rmit.edu.au
Office: Building 37, Level 4, Room 19

 
Administrative Enquiries

Program Administrative Officers
Office: Building 37, Level 3, Room 11
411 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000
Email: guss.ugrd@rmit.edu.au
 

Program Structure Changes

In 2017, the program structure for the Bachelor of Legal and Dispute Studies program will be updated. All students will be enrolled in the updated program structure effective Semester 1, 2017.

If you are a returning student who commenced prior to 2017 you will be provided with a study plan and a transition map detailing the changes. All courses successfully completed in the old structure will be recognised in the new structure.

If you are undertaking a reduced load or have not satisfactorily completed some of your courses, are on Leave of Absence (LOA), or have deferred studies, you will not be disadvantaged by the change of program structure. You will not incur any extra costs or be required to complete extra credit points as a result of this change in program structure, as long as you follow your individual transition plan.

All students are welcome to individual academic advisement and confirmation of your requirements for completion of the program. Please contact the Program Manager or jladmin@rmit.edu.au to arrange this.

Enrolment Advice
There will be drop-in sessions running prior to the commencement of Semester 1 for students requiring enrolment advice. These have been scheduled on the below dates:
- 1st February 2017, 11am - 12noon  37.4.09
- 10th February 2017, 11am - 12noon  37.4.09

Timetabling

The majority of Higher Education programs use the Student Timetabling System (STS). Go to the Student Timetabling System web page to access timetabling information.

If your program is taught by a Vocational Education (VE) school then please go to the Vocational Education timetabling website.

Material fees

Some courses and programs have material fees (fees for field trips, goods or services) associated with them. In most cases these charges are not compulsory, but are levied by the teaching school for materials they purchase on your behalf for use in your studies. Go to the Material Fees web page to check the material fees for your program and courses.

Enrolment

For more information about enrolment at RMIT University, please go to the Enrolment home page.

*Semester 1 classes generally commence in February and Semester 2 classes generally commence in July. Please contact your school for more information about specific class start days.

Policies

For more information about other RMIT University policies, please go to the Policies web site.

Student Electives

University Electives are available to Undergraduate students, and in selected Postgraduate programs.

Information about University Elective courses at RMIT is available on the University Electives web site.

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