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|Award granted||Bachelor of Criminology|
|Campus||Offered at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$20,020* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||057849B|
IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|VTAC Codes||15123 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
|Deakin course code||A329|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Students enrolled in this course will be required to undertake units of study at both the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and the Geelong Waterfront Campus.
Deakin’s Bachelor of Criminology will give you practical, professional training and enable you to study critical analysis in the fields of policing, security, corrections, crime prevention and community safety, and various paralegal fields.
The course aims to produce graduates with the ability to engage in debates concerning crime and justice issues. You will be able to contribute to ongoing learning and reform within the criminal justice system, and contribute to enhancing citizenship and improved quality of life.
You will be provided with intensive theoretical and practical training in the area of criminology and associated disciplines.
The elective work placement/internship program gives you invaluable experience working with the local community.
This course will produce graduates with skills and experience for positions in occupations such as criminology, policy development, intelligence, paralegal work, security services, sociology and youth work, within Australia and overseas. Graduates may find work in both the public and private sector including government agencies, state and federal police, ASIO, correctional services, community services, and private security industries.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Criminology a student must complete 24 credit points of study including:
|ASL111||Understanding Criminal Justice|
|MLP103||Police and the Law|
Levels 2 and 3
|ASL204/ASL304||Issues and Ethics in the Criminal Justice System ****|
|ASL208/ASL308||Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Security ****|
|MLP301||Sentencing Law and Practice|
|ASL214||Criminological Research Methods|
|ASL221/ASL321||Crime Prevention and Security *****|
|ASC320||Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic Age *|
|ASS229||Anthropology of Crime and Violence|
|MLP233||Criminal Law and Procedure|
|ASL222/ASL322||International and Comparative Criminal Justice|
|ASL219/ASL319||Drugs, Crime and Society|
|HPS206||Psychology in the Criminal Justice System|
|SLE112||Fundamentals of Forensic Science ***|
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
|ASL311||Criminology Internship **|
|ASC270/ASC370||Sociology and the Law|
* ASC320 is offered in the wholly online teaching mode only - there will be no face to face teaching.
** ASL311 - Internship units are normally undertaken in third level (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should contact Arts and Education Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.
** ASL311 is not offered in Trimester 1 in 2013, re-offered 2014.
*** SLE112 requires SLE010 Laboratory Safety Induction Program (0 credit points) as a corequisite.
**** ASL208/308 and ASL204/304 are offered in Trimesters 1 and 3 in alternating years; Trimester 1 odd years, Trimester 3 even years
***** ASL221/321 is offered in Trimester 1 and 3 in alternating years; Trimester 3 odd years, Trimester 1 even years
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117Writing for Professional Practice which are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one of both or these units in their first year.
Because a number of disciplinary studies are cumulative in knowledge, technical competencies and/or study and research skills there are prerequisites which direct students to take some units before others. Students must seek advice from a course adviser before enrolling in units for which they do not have prerequisite or recommended units.
A number of units within the course are offered at more than one level, with appropriate adjustments to assessment requirements. Students who pass a unit at a particular level cannot enrol in the same unit at another level. For example, ASL219/ASL319 Drugs, Crime and Society are offered at levels 2 and 3. If students pass this unit at level 2 they cannot enrol in it again at level 3.
Assessment within the award of Bachelor of Criminology varies from written assignments and/or examination to practical and technical exercises and performance. In some units assessment may also include class participation, online exercises, workshop exercises and tests.
Continuing Deakin students may apply to study units offered by another Australian tertiary institution and have them credited to their Deakin University degree. Further information is available from Arts Student Support.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
This course has pathways from more than 20 Institutes of TAFE and universities in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Credit transfer and recognition is normally available from TAFE and university diplomas and advanced diplomas in arts, business, management, and humanities disciplines. Students with graded advanced diplomas from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 12 credit points of electives. Students with graded diplomas or equivalent from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 8 credit points of electives. There is also a pathway from Deakin University's Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences to this course with up to 16 credit points depending on units taken.
On completion of this course you may choose to apply for an Honours degree or postgraduate study. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career. Students must have completed a major in the discipline or interdisciplinary area in which they wish to specialise in the honours course. Entry is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the Bachelor of Arts particularly in the discipline in which they want to study Honours and the availability of supervision. Further honours information.
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning (Credit Transfer) Search which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.