Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
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

Course sub-headings

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.

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 PayingInternational Fee Paying
$8,917Not applicable$31,000

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.

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.

Course structure

Forensic Biology - unit set code SP-S000078

SLE420Introduction to Biology Research

SLE421Honours Biology Coursework

SLE422Honours Biology Thesis A

SLE423Honours Biology Thesis B

Forensic Chemistry  - unit set code SP-S000079

SLE430Introduction to Chemistry Research

SLE431Honours Chemistry Coursework

SLE432Honours Chemistry Thesis A

SLE433Honours Chemistry Thesis B