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Bachelor of Forensic Science

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Award granted Bachelor of Forensic Science
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Duration3 years full time or part time equivalent
CRICOS course code073106G
Deakin course codeS324

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin's Bachelor of Forensic Science aims to provide formal training in the skills and techniques essential to modern forensic science, including the examination and presentation of scientific evidence.

 

The course combines studies in biology, chemistry, biochemical and chemical analysis, statistical analysis and molecular biology. You will also undertake studies in criminology, including the examination and interpretation of evidence and courtroom skills.

 

The course has extensive industry links with local and Australian forensic organisations, and features guest lecturers and site visits in collaboration with leading forensic organisations.

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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

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Course rules

The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 12 core units
  • Completion of SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0 credit‐point compulsory unit)
  • no more than 10 credit points at level 1
  • at least 6 credit points at level 3 (at least 4 must be Science course grouped)
  • Completion of a major sequence in either: Forensic Chemistry or Forensic Biology

 

Students may use up to eight of their remaining electives on units offered outside the Faculty such as units in Criminology, for example.

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Major sequences

Forensic Biology

Forensic Chemistry

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Course structure

Core units

Level 1
Trimester 1

SLE111 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE131 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT191 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASL113 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE010 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

*SLE010 is a 0-credit-point compulsory unit

 

Trimester 2

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SLE152 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE112 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASL111 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Level 2
Trimester 1

 

SLE212 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE213 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

 

Trimester 2

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Level 3

Trimester 2

SLE313 Unit description is currently unavailable   

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Details of major sequences

Students must complete a major sequence in either Forensic Biology or Forensic Chemistry on top of the core unit requirements:

 

Forensic Biology - unit set code MJ-S000049

 

SLE111 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

SLE132 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

SLE211 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE212 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

SLE221 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE254 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE313 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

SLE321 Unit description is currently unavailable   

* Already core units in the degree.

 

Forensic Chemistry - unit set code MJ-SU00015

 

SLE131 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

SLE152 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

SLE212 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE213 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

SLE214 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE229 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE316 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE318 Unit description is currently unavailable   

* Already core units in the degree

 

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