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|Award granted||Bachelor of Criminology|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Off campus|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||057849B|
|Deakin course code||A329|
Students enrolled in this course prior to 2014 may be required to undertake units of study at both the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and the Geelong Waterfront Campus.
Deakin’s Bachelor of Criminology provides a comprehensive course of study in this growing academic field. Deakin has one of the few dedicated criminology courses in Australia, allowing us to offer a wide variety of criminology topics. The degree provides a solid educational foundation in the principles of criminological thoughts and research that will enable graduates to choose between seeking employment in related industries or seeking to undertake further study. Deakin’s criminology program involves broad fields of study with students covering a considerable breadth and depth of crime and criminal justice issues, as well as specialisation in areas such as victimology, media, terrorism, crime prevention, security and surveillance.
You will have the opportunity to complete the Criminology Practicum in your final year of study, a unit that brings the professions to the classroom (including online via the ‘cloud’) with practitioner-driven seminars, activities bridging theory and practice, and the development of an e-portfolio that can be used for employment or career development.
The course aims to produce graduates with the ability to engage in debates concerning crime and justice issues, matters that are part of everyday life, and practical knowledge and skills in an engaging field of study with diverse career prospects.
In line with Deakin’s commitment to providing flexible study options, you can choose to study the Bachelor of Criminology full time or part time, on campus at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus or via off-campus study. All subjects provide considerable online activities. You will also have the opportunity to significantly fast-track your studies, completing the Bachelor of Criminology in just two years by making the most of Deakin’s trimester system.
This course has pathways from more than 20 Institutes of TAFE and universities in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Credit transfer and recognition is normally available from TAFE and university diplomas and advanced diplomas in arts, business, management, and humanities disciplines. Students with graded advanced diplomas from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 12 credit points of electives. Students with graded diplomas or equivalent from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 8 credit points of electives. There is also a pathway from Deakin University's Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences to this course with up to 16 credit points depending on units taken.
Criminology is being rolled out over a three-year period in Burwood. In 2014, only ACR101 in Trimester 1, ACR102 in Trimester 2 and ACR212 and ACR213 in Trimester 3 will be offered on-campus at Burwood. Students applying with prior study or recognition for prior learning will need to contact the student support office to review their enrolment plans.
On completion of this course you may choose to apply for an Honours degree or postgraduate study. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career. Students must have completed a major in the discipline or interdisciplinary area in which they wish to specialise in the honours course. Entry is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the Bachelor of Arts particularly in the discipline in which they want to study Honours and the availability of supervision. Further honours information.
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117Writing for Professional Practice which are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one of both or these units in their first year.
Because a number of disciplinary studies are cumulative in knowledge, technical competencies and/or study and research skills there are prerequisites which direct students to take some units before others. Students must seek advice from a course adviser before enrolling in units for which they do not have prerequisite or recommended units.
Assessment within the award of Bachelor of Criminology varies from written assignments and/or examination to practical and technical exercises and performance. In some units assessment may also include class participation, online exercises, workshop exercises and tests.
Continuing Deakin students may apply to study units offered by another Australian tertiary institution and have them credited to their Deakin University degree. Further information is available from Arts Student Support.
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
Students commencing from 2014:
To qualify for the Bachelor of Criminology a student must complete 24 credit points of study including:
Students commencing from 2014:
Students must complete at least 12 credit points of ACR coded units, including the compulsory core units of ACR101, ACR102, ACR201, ACR202, ACR301 and ACR302.
|ACR101||Introducing Crime and Criminology (B, G, X) (core)|
|ACR102||Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice (B, G, X) (core)|
|ACR201||Issues in Criminal Justice (G, X) (core)|
|ACR203||Crime, Victims and Justice (G, X)|
Trimester 1 and trimester 3
|ACR210||Crime, Surveillance and Society (G, X) *|
|ACR211||Crime Prevention and Security (G, X) *|
|ACR212||Crime, Surveillance and Technology (B, G, X) **|
|ACR213||Crime, Terrorism and Security (B, G, X) **|
|ACR204||Crime, Media and Justice (G, X)|
|ACR202||Criminology Theory (G, X) (core)|
|ACR301||International and Comparative Criminal Justice (G, X) (core)|
|ACR302||Criminology Research (G, X) (core)|
|ACR303||Criminology Practicum (G, X) (2 credit points)|
*ACR210, ACR211 - Trimester 1 (alternate years 2014, 2016) and trimester 3 (alternate years 2015, 2017)
**ACR212, ACR213 - Trimester 3 (alternate years 2014, 2016) and trimester 1 (alternate years 2015, 2017)
Students commencing prior to 2014:
Continuing Criminology students who commenced prior to 2014 to contact Student Support Office for re-enrolment advice and to review Course Plans. From 2014, most Criminology ASL coded units have been replaced with Criminology ACR coded units.
Criminology is being rolled out over a three-year period in Burwood. In 2014, only ACR101 in Trimester 1, ACR102 in Trimester 2 and ACR212 and ACR213 in Trimester 3 will be offered on-campus.