Bachelor of Criminology
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Criminology|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||057849B|
|Deakin course code||A329|
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, at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) or via Cloud (online) mode. 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.
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units AIX160 Introduction to University Study and AIX117 Professional Writing for Work 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.
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, seminar exercises and tests.
Fees and charges
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.
2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.
* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Criminology a student must complete 24 credit points of study including:
- at least 12 credit points of ACR coded units, including the compulsory core units of ACR101, ACR102, ACR201, ACR202, ACR301 and ACR302;
- up to 12 credit points can be non-ACR coded units;
- no more than 10 credit points at level 1 including ACR101 and ACR102;
- at least 14 credit points at level 2 or above including ACR201 and ACR202;
- at least 4 credit points at level 3 including ACR301 and ACR302;
- no more than 8 credit points taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education.
Students are encouraged to consider completing a second major and therefore may wish to select elective units in accordance with that major. Please refer to A300 Bachelor of Arts for list of Faculty of Arts and Education major sequences.
Students commencing from 2014
|ACR101||Introducing Crime and Criminology (core)|
|ACR102||Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice (core)|
Level 2 & 3
|ACR201||Issues in Criminal Justice (core)|
|ACR202||Criminology Theory (core)|
|ACR301||International and Comparative Criminal Justice (core)|
|ACR302||Criminology Research (core)|
Plus at least six credit points from-
|ACR203||Crime, Victims and Justice|
|ACR204||Crime, Media and Justice|
|ACR210||Crime, Surveillance and Society *|
|ACR211||Crime Prevention and Security *|
|ACR212||Crime, Surveillance and Technology **|
|ACR213||Crime, Terrorism and Security **|
|ACR303||Criminology Practicum (2 credit points)|
*ACR210, ACR211 - Trimester 1 (alternate years 2016, 2018) and trimester 3 (alternate years 2017, 2019)
**ACR212, ACR213 - Trimester 3 (alternate years 2016, 2018) and trimester 1 (alternate years 2017, 2019)
Students commencing prior to 2014
Continuing Criminology students who commenced prior to 2014 to contact Student Services 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.
Students applying with prior study or recognition for prior learning will need to contact the student services office to review their enrolment plans.