Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||060342C|
|Deakin course code||S401|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.|
- Course overview
- Career opportunities
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
Enhance your undergraduate qualifications and gain valuable research skills with an honours year in forensic science. This course is designed to broaden your knowledge, give you a competitive edge in the job market, and pave the way for possible further study in forensic science.
Honours is an optional specialised year of study that allows you to draw together the theory and practical skills gained in previous undergraduate studies. You’ll refine your analytical and research skills while expanding employment and study options. You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of the discipline of forensic science through research, additional coursework, and training in research techniques.
You’ll get formal training in the skills and techniques needed for modern forensic science, including the examination and presentation of scientific evidence to solve crimes.
Our teaching and research staff are experts in their respective fields, with broad international links and experiences. Much of Deakin's research in forensic science is conducted in partnership with government departments, private agencies, and leading international scientists, and is funded by nationally and international grants.
As a graduate of this course you’ll have a distinct advantage when applying for roles in areas such as forensics, insurance investigation, risk analysis, research science, government institutions and within chemical, food, and pharmaceutical industries.
A Forensic Science degree is a great way for you to start a career in science. In addition to the normal wide range of job opportunities, this degree sharpens your communication skills and opens new doors into fields such as risk analysis, insurance investigation, and, of course, forensic science.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.
2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.
3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.
6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.
7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.
8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.
Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016
To complete the Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours), students must attain 8 credit points.
The 8 credit points will include four 2 credit point units of study. The course may be completed by full-time study or part-time equivalent.
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|