Duration
Full-time: 7 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
2020 Semester One – 2 March
Available locations
City
Points
870
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

A BE(Hons)/LLB(Hons) conjoint allows you to complete a BE(Hons) and the LLB(Hons) in less time, and with fewer points, than it would take to complete the two degrees separately.

This degree equips you with the specialist knowledge to solve problems and critically engage with policies in our increasingly complex technical environments.

The study of both Law and Engineering requires distinct capabilities that match the high demands of their professions – theoretical knowledge, analytical and research abilities, social appreciation, public responsibility, and communication skills. These are qualities essential to solve complex problems, and are applicable to broader areas such as management, intellectual property and more.

Programme structure

The BE(Hons)/LLB(Hons) is an 870-point conjoint can be completed in 6.5 years (13 semesters). You will be required to complete:

  • 405 points from the BE(Hons) in your first four years
  • 465 points from the LLB(Hons) within 6.5 years

The first year of your degree will comprise Engineering core courses, ENGGEN 115, 131, 140, 150, 199 and ELECTENG 101, as well as three Law courses. The latter will include LAW 121G, which also doubles as the mandatory General Education course to fulfil the requirements of the BE(Hons). You’ll also need to complete the University’s Academic Integrity course.

To complete in 6.5 years (13 semesters), you could enrol in eight 15-point courses in your first year (120 points), nine 15-point courses (135 points) in each of the next five years, and then five 15-point courses in your final semester. This is a higher load than the standard enrolment of 120 points a year.

You need to maintain a Grade Point Average of 3.5 each year to continue with your conjoint.

Your overall programme structure for the subsequent years is dependent on your chosen Engineering specialisation – this is a decision made at the end of your first year. A conjoint planner is available for each BE(Hons) specialisation to ensure that you’re enrolling in the courses required to complete your programme over the subsequent years. You will also undertake a 40-hour workshop practice course in your second year and 800 hours of practical experience to fulfil the requirements of the BE(Hons).

You can choose from a wide range of Law elective courses, including Corporate and Commercial, Public, Criminal, International, Family, and Environmental Law.

As per the requirements of the LLB(Hons), you’ll have to take an additional 20 points of Law seminar courses, and submit a 40-point dissertation in your final year of study.

2019 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

New Zealand qualifications

Entry is by invitation for high-achieving Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Laws (BE(Hons)/LLB) Part II students. 

To be considered for the Law honours programme, you must achieve a B+ average or higher across all your Law courses at the completion of LLB Part II during your BE(Hons)/LLB. (This is usually at the end of your third year.)

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

Overseas qualifications

Entry is by invitation for high-achieving Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Laws (BE(Hons)/LLB) Part II students.

To be considered for the law honours programme, you must achieve a B+ average or higher across all your Law courses at the completion of LLB Part II during your BE(Hons)/LLB. (This is usually at the end of your third year.)

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

How much does a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Conjoint cost per year?

2019 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,940.70 – $11,618.10*
International students
NZ$42,606*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $7.06 per point, estimated at $953.10 for full-time study (135 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Summer School 2019
1 December 2018
Semester One 2019
8 December 2018

Start dates

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How to apply

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Where could this programme take you?

The BE(Hons)/LLB(Hons) complements technical acumen with critical research skills, equipping you to take on roles that emerge in many technologically-driven sectors. All our Engineering specialisations are accredited by Engineering New Zealand, making this programme a recognised qualification in many countries.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Intellectual Property specialist
  • Patent lawyer
  • Policy analyst
  • Resource management planner

Student career planning service

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Becoming a barrister and solicitor

To be admitted as a barrister and solicitor you will need to complete a three-month Professional Legal Studies course after finishing your LLB or LLB(Hons). There are currently two providers of this course:

The Institute of Professional Legal Studies
www.ipls.org.nz

The College of Law (New Zealand)
www.collaw.ac.nz

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