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.

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

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.

Major sequences

Forensic Biology

Forensic Chemistry

Course structure

Core units

Level 1
Trimester 1

SLE111Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE131Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT191Unit description is currently unavailable

ASL113Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE010Unit description is currently unavailable *

*SLE010 is a 0-credit-point compulsory unit

 

Trimester 2

SLE132Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE152Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE112Unit description is currently unavailable

ASL111Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2
Trimester 1

 

SLE212Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE213Unit description is currently unavailable

 

 

Trimester 2

SLE208Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 3

Trimester 2

SLE313Unit description is currently unavailable

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

 

SLE111Unit description is currently unavailable *

SLE132Unit description is currently unavailable *

SLE211Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE212Unit description is currently unavailable *

SLE221Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE254Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE313Unit description is currently unavailable *

SLE321Unit description is currently unavailable

* Already core units in the degree.

 

Forensic Chemistry - unit set code MJ-SU00015

 

SLE131Unit description is currently unavailable *

SLE152Unit description is currently unavailable *

SLE212Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE213Unit description is currently unavailable *

SLE214Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE229Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE316Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE318Unit description is currently unavailable

* Already core units in the degree

 

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