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Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours)
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code060342C
Deakin course codeS401

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Course overview

The Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours) course is designed for high-achieving students and aims to provide formal training in the skills and techniques essential to modern forensic science, including the examination and presentation of scientific evidence to solve crimes.


Normally an overall level of academic performance at 70% or greater in level 3 units within the Bachelor of Forensic Science is required to be eligible to join the honours program, with an alternative entry pathway to further consider relevant work experience assessed through an interview process.

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  • 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

To be awarded a Bachelor of Forensic Science, (Honours) students must complete a total of 8 credit points. The course may be completed by full-time study or part-time equivalent.

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Course structure


Forensic Biology - unit set code SP-S000078


SLE420 Introduction to Biology Research  

SLE421 Honours Biology Coursework  

SLE422 Honours Biology Thesis A  

SLE423 Honours Biology Thesis B  


Forensic Chemistry  - unit set code SP-S000079


SLE430 Introduction to Chemistry Research  

SLE431 Honours Chemistry Coursework  

SLE432 Honours Chemistry Thesis A  

SLE433 Honours Chemistry Thesis B  


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