Students are strongly advised to retain their General Electives or elective courses towards a major/s to undertake on exchange. These courses are often the easiest to gain approval for by the BEL Faculty and will provide the most flexibility when it comes time to enrol in courses at the host university. Flexibility in program requirements and course selection are essential to a successful exchange.

While many BEL degree programs may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree and completion of courses on exchange may not directly result in graduates receiving accreditation. Students should avoid undertaking compulsory/core courses and courses required for professional accreditation purposes whilst on exchange, as this may have implications for accreditation later on. This is particularly relevant to Bachelor of Commerce Accounting Major students. Students are advised to contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Please review specific program specific considerations below.

Laws students

Short-term experience for law students

Pre-2017 students

Students who commenced the LLB program (single or dual programs) prior to 2017 are required to complete all level 1, 2 & 3 LAWS courses before applying for a Faculty approved level 5 Laws elective short-term program.

2017 onwards

Students who commence the LLB (Hons) program (single or dual programs) in 2017 and beyond are required to complete all level 1, 2 LAWS courses before applying for a Faculty approved level 5 Laws elective short-term program.

Exchange for law students

The Faculty of Business, Economics & Law will permit UQ Law students (single or dual programs) to go on exchange provided they have completed a certain number of LAWS courses at UQ prior to going on exchange. This is to ensure students have the requisite knowledge to successfully undertake courses at overseas institutions. If students have not followed a recommended study plan, they will be responsible for working out course sequencing when they return from exchange, with the understanding that their graduation date may be affected.  

Pre-2017 students

Students who commenced the LLB program (single or dual programs) prior to 2017 are required to complete all level 1, 2 and 3 LAWS courses at UQ prior to going on exchange.

2017 onwards

Students who commence the LLB (Hons) program (single or dual programs) in 2017 and beyond are required to complete the following #24 of LAWS courses at UQ prior to going on exchange:

  • LAWS1700 Foundations of Law
  • LAWS1701 Law of Contract I
  • LAWS1702 Law of Contract II
  • LAWS1703 Principles of Public Law
  • LAWS2700 Criminal Law: Principles, Offences & Defences
  • LAWS2701 Criminal Law: Process & Procedure
  • LAWS2702 Law of Torts I
  • LAWS2703 Law of Torts II
  • LAWS2704 Trusts & Equity I
  • LAWS2705 Trusts & Equity II
  • LAWS2706 Foundations of Property Law
  • LAWS2707 Interests in Property

With the exception of LAWS4111 Jurisprudence/LAWS3704 Jurisprudence, undergraduate law students (single or dual programs) will not be permitted to undertake courses from Part A of the LLB Course List whilst on exchange.

International Laws students

A Bachelor of Laws degree from UQ is internationally recognised. If you are a student from Singapore or Malaysia you may use the four year LLB to directly fulfil the academic qualifications required for admission to the legal profession in your home country. Unfortunately, international students from Singapore or Malaysia undertaking a Bachelor of Laws degree may not be permitted to participate in the UQ Abroad Program due to the regulations set by the Board of Legal Education in their home country. International students should always refer to the relevant professional body in their home country for advice.

Undergraduate law students will not be permitted to undertake Part A LLB courses on exchange. The only exception to this rule is LAWS4111 Seminars in Jurisprudence.

Singapore

For further information, visit the Singapore Ministry of Law website.

Malaysia

Legal Profession Qualifying Board – www.lpqb.org.my

The Malaysian Bar - www.malaysianbar.org.my/admission_requirements.html

Undergraduate students

The Faculty of Business, Economics & Law expects you to complete your Group 1/Part A/compulsory courses at UQ (including compulsory courses for a major). However, if you have limited options, then the Faculty will permit you to undertake Group 1/Part A/compulsory courses on exchange and short-term experiences as per the below guidelines:

  • If you are intending to complete eight units on exchange you can take up to a maximum of four units* Group 1/Part A/compulsory courses on exchange.
  • If you are intending to complete a reduced study load of 6 units* on exchange you can take up to a maximum of two units Group 1/Part A/compulsory courses on exchange.
  • Capstone courses (MGTS3301, RBUS3904, TOUR3008/3009) cannot be taken on exchange.
  • If you need to make up the host university full-time study load requirement with a filler course, this must be discipline related and cannot be a Group 1/Part A/compulsory course.

Please note: no more than four units of Group 1/Part A/compulsory courses may be completed on exchange and short-term experiences, regardless of the number of exchange semesters/short-term experiences (e.g. if you complete two semesters of study while on exchange and one short-term experience, you may only be approved a maximum of four units of Group 1/Part A/compulsory courses). If you have other options, e.g. there are a number of general elective courses available at the host institution that fit within your remaining program requirements, then the expectation is that you will take general electives on exchange and short-term experiences and will complete your Group 1/Part A/compulsory courses at UQ.

Please note the above is not applicable to students who are enrolled in the LLB program (single or dual programs) as they are only permitted to take level 5 LAWS electives on exchange and short-term experiences.

You are also expected to complete the majority of your degree at UQ. If you have reached the maximum credit limit from studies completed at another institution you will not be permitted to undertake exchange. If you have reached the maximum credit limit and have not completed an exchange or short-term experience previously, you may be permitted the opportunity to complete one short-term program for a maximum of two units of credit. Refer to your program rules (on Courses and Programs) for maximum credit limits.

Bachelors of Business Management/Education (Secondary) eligibility variations

You may only participate in exchange and short-term experiences in the BBusMan component of your BBusMan/BEd(Sec) dual program. If you undertake a semester-long exchange, it will add at least a semester to your dual program due to the sequencing of education courses. You will need to ensure that you time your completion of the BBusMan component and Part A of the BEd(Sec) to commence your professional year from Semester 1. Contact the HASS Faculty for more information.

Postgraduate students

Not all partner universities will accept coursework masters students. Masters students considering going on a global experience must discuss this option with a UQ Abroad Advisor and their faculty/school.

Due to curriculum restrictions, there are a number of programs at UQ that are not suitable for participation in the student exchange program. However, participation in a short-term global experience may be possible if eligibility criteria have been met.

Graduate certificate

  • Not eligible for semester-based student exchange
  • GCBA - short-term global experience possible for the equivalent of one course only

Graduate diploma

  • Not eligible for semester-based student exchange
  • GDBA - short-term global experience possible

MBA eligibility variations

Student exchange
  • Students in the MBA program are not required to be enrolled in the semester of application to UQ Abroad.
  • MBA students are required to have completed or about to complete a minimum of four units at the end of the semester of application to UQ Abroad.
Short-term program
  • MBA (GCBA and GDBA) students are required to have completed a minimum of two units (as indicated on their studies report or letter from the School of Business) at the time of application to UQ Abroad. Please note: final approval rests with the host institution; a more extensive academic background may be required in order to be accepted.
  • MBA (GCBA and GDBA) students are not required to be enrolled in the semester of application to UQ Abroad.