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|Award granted||Bachelor of Criminology|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$20,700* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||057849B|
IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|VTAC Codes||1400314633 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400514633 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
|Deakin course code||A329|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Students enrolled in this course prior to 2014 may be required to undertake units of study at both Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Waterfront (Geelong).
Deakin’s Bachelor of Criminology provides a comprehensive course of study in this growing academic field. Deakin has one of the few dedicated criminology courses in Australia, allowing us to offer a wide variety of criminology topics. The degree provides a solid educational foundation in the principles of criminological thoughts and research that will enable graduates to choose between seeking employment in related industries or seeking to undertake further study. Deakin’s criminology program involves broad fields of study with students covering a considerable breadth and depth of crime and criminal justice issues, as well as specialisation in areas such as victimology, media, terrorism, crime prevention, security and surveillance.
You will have the opportunity to complete the Criminology Practicum in your final year of study, a unit that brings the professions to the classroom (including online via the ‘cloud’) with practitioner-driven seminars, activities bridging theory and practice, and the development of an e-portfolio that can be used for employment or career development.
The course aims to produce graduates with the ability to engage in debates concerning crime and justice issues, matters that are part of everyday life, and practical knowledge and skills in an engaging field of study with diverse career prospects.
In line with Deakin’s commitment to providing flexible study options, you can choose to study the Bachelor of Criminology full time or part time, at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) or via Cloud (online) mode. All subjects provide considerable online activities. You will also have the opportunity to significantly fast-track your studies, completing the Bachelor of Criminology in just two years by making the most of Deakin’s trimester system.
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
As a graduate of this course, promising career opportunities await in both the public and private sector, state and federal police, intelligence agencies, and a range of law enforcement, anti-corruption and crime prevention agencies at federal, state and local government level, as well as in correctional services, community services and private security industries.
Students commencing from 2014:
To qualify for the Bachelor of Criminology a student must complete 24 credit points of study including:
Students commencing from 2014:
Students must complete at least 12 credit points of ACR coded units, including the compulsory core units of ACR101, ACR102, ACR201, ACR202, ACR301 and ACR302.
|ACR101||Introducing Crime and Criminology (core)|
|ACR102||Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice (core)|
|ACR201||Issues in Criminal Justice (core)|
|ACR203||Crime, Victims and Justice|
Trimester 1 and trimester 3
|ACR210||Crime, Surveillance and Society *|
|ACR211||Crime Prevention and Security *|
|ACR212||Crime, Surveillance and Technology **|
|ACR213||Crime, Terrorism and Security **|
|ACR204||Crime, Media and Justice|
|ACR202||Criminology Theory (core)|
|ACR301||International and Comparative Criminal Justice (core)|
|ACR302||Criminology Research (core)|
|ACR303||Criminology Practicum (2 credit points)|
*ACR210, ACR211 - Trimester 1 (alternate years 2014, 2016) and trimester 3 (alternate years 2015, 2017)
**ACR212, ACR213 - Trimester 3 (alternate years 2014, 2016) and trimester 1 (alternate years 2015, 2017)
Students commencing prior to 2014:
Continuing Criminology students who commenced prior to 2014 to contact Student Services Office for re-enrolment advice and to review Course Plans. From 2014, most Criminology ASL coded units have been replaced with Criminology ACR coded units.
Criminology is being rolled out over a three-year period in Burwood (Melbourne). In 2014, only ACR101 in Trimester 1, ACR102 in Trimester 2 and ACR212 and ACR213 in Trimester 3 will be campus based.
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.
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, seminar 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 Services.
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.
Criminology is being rolled out over a three-year period in Burwood (Melbourne). In 2014, only ACR101 in Trimester 1, ACR102 in Trimester 2 and ACR212 and ACR213 in Trimester 3 will be campus based at Burwood (Melbourne). Students applying with prior study or recognition for prior learning will need to contact the student services office to review their enrolment plans.
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 System 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.