Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Information Technology (I.T. Security)

Course summary for current students

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Year

2014 course information

Award granted

Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Information Technology (I.T. Security)

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code079571A
Deakin course codeD380

New course commencing 2014.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Information Technology (IT Security) is the only degree of its kind in Australia. It brings together two independent degrees in criminology and information technology (IT security) into an attractive four-year combined course. The course will provide you with skills in securing data and data communications, as well as investigating, analysing and providing solutions to computer crime. The course assists you to attain the knowledge required to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

Combining IT security with criminology covers a wide range of topics concerning the meaning of crime; different forms, causes and consequences of crime; and the different institutions and processes developed for preventing and controlling crime. You will be provided with broad theoretical and applied knowledge and skills in relation to policy development, policing and security, and related fields. Topic areas include crime, justice, security and surveillance.

You should consider this degree if you are interested in pursuing a career in criminology or IT security, and particularly the many areas where criminology and IT security overlap (such as in relation to cyber-crime and cyber-security).

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.

In line with Deakin’s commitment to providing flexible study options, you can choose to study the Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Information Technology (IT Security) 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 using Deakin’s trimester system.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Information Technology(I.T. Security) part of this double-degree is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Alternative exits

Bachelor of Criminology (A329)
Bachelor of I.T. Security (S334)

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

Criminology: Students must complete 16 credit points of study from the Faculty of Arts and Education including a minimum 12 credit points of ACR coded units, including the core units of ACR101, ACR102, ACR201, ACR202, ACR301, and ACR302.

Criminology units are being rolled out over a three-year period in Burwood (Melbourne). In 2014, only ACR101 in Trimester 1, ACR102 in Trimester 2 and ACR212 and ACR213 in Trimester 3 will be campus based at Burwood (Melbourne). Students applying with prior study or recognition for prior learning will need to contact the student services office to review their enrolment plans.

Information Technology (I.T. Security): Students must complete 16 core units of SIT coded units plus SIT010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit point compulsory unit)

Course structure

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACR101Unit description is currently unavailable (ACR101 Also offered in Trimester 3)

SIT101Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT105Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT010Unit description is currently unavailable (SIT010 is a zero (0) credit point safety induction unit)

Plus one (1) elective unit

Trimester 2

ACR102Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT103Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT104Unit description is currently unavailable

Plus one (1) elective unit

Level 2

Trimester 1

ACR201Unit description is currently unavailable

ACR203Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT223Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT192Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 2

ACR204Unit description is currently unavailable

ACR202Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT182Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT202Unit description is currently unavailable

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACR301Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT374Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT282Unit description is currently unavailable

Plus one (1) unit from the following:

ACR210Unit description is currently unavailable '*'

ACR212Unit description is currently unavailable **

ACR211Unit description is currently unavailable *

ACR213Unit description is currently unavailable **

Trimester 2

ACR302Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT281Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT284Unit description is currently unavailable

Plus one (1) elective unit

Level 4

Trimester 1

SIT384Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT392Unit description is currently unavailable

Plus two (2) elective units from the following

ACR210Unit description is currently unavailable *

ACR212Unit description is currently unavailable **

ACR211Unit description is currently unavailable *

ACR213Unit description is currently unavailable **

Trimester 2

ACR303Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit point elective unit)

SIT302Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT382Unit description is currently unavailable

*ACR210, ACR211 are offered in Trimesters 1 and 3 in alternating years; Trimester 1 2014, 2016, Trimester 3 2015, 2017.

** ACR212, ACR213 are offered in Trimesters 1 and 3 in alternating years; Trimester 3 2014, 2016, Trimester 1 2015, 2017.