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B = Melbourne Burwood Campus
G = Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
S = Geelong Waterfront Campus
W =Warrnambool Campus
X = Off campus
|Award granted||Bachelor of Forensic Science / Bachelor of Criminology|
|Campus||Offered at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus|
|Length||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$23,640* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||075455D|
Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
|VTAC Codes||15563 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
|Deakin course code||D329|
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 University’s Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology is the only combined course in Victoria which provides the opportunity to study forensic science and criminology as a combined course.
The course has been designed to enable graduates to work both in specialised fields and across professional boundaries. It is contemporary and relevant, with teaching staff who are active researchers in their respective fields.
You will learn both arts and science traditions, giving you a broad appreciation of the professional, social, economic and cultural contexts of the forensic science and criminology disciplines.
You will have the opportunity to learn the skills and techniques essential to modern forensic science, including the examination and presentation of scientific evidence and courtroom skills. The course will also give you practical, professional training to enable you to study critical analysis in the fields of policing, security, corrections, crime prevention and community safety, and various paralegal fields.
In your forensic science studies you can choose to major in Forensic Biology or Forensic Chemistry. Other areas of study in the course include topics such as forensic analysis and interpretation, the criminal justice system, crime prevention and security, and designing and conducting criminological research.
Graduates may also have the opportunity to go on to further study and enter honours and postgraduate programs.
Students and graduates of this course are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS).
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2013, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2013 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
As a graduate of this course, you may find employment opportunities as a forensic scientist, criminologist or related role, in both the public and private sector, including areas such as the forensic science industry, science-based industries, teaching, government agencies, state and federal police, ASIO, correctional services, community services, and private security industries.
This combined course comprises 32 credit points of study. Students will undertake 16 credit point in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment and 16 credit points in the Faculty of Arts and Education course-grouped units. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Forensic Science (S324) and Bachelor of Criminology (A329) must be satisfied.
Forensic Science requirements (16 cp):
Criminology requirements (16 cp):
Bachelor of Forensic Science
|SLE010||Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program *|
|SLE111||Cells and Genes|
|SIT191||Introduction to Statistics|
|SLE132||Biology: Form and Function|
|SLE210||Chemistry the Enabling Science #|
|SLE213||Introduction to Spectroscopic Principles|
|SLE313||Forensic Analysis and Interpretation|
|SLE133||Chemistry in Our World ^|
|SLE155||Chemistry for the Professional Sciences|
^Note: Students who have completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent may choose to replace SLE133 Chemistry in Our World with an elective unit.
Forensic Biology - Additional core units for major
|SLE211||Principles of Physiology|
|SLE221||Anatomy and Physiology|
|SLE321||Molecular Biology Techniques|
Forensic Chemistry- Additional core units for major
|SLE229||Introduction to Separation Science|
|SLE318||Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry|
Bachelor of Criminology
|ASL111||Understanding Criminal Justice|
|SLE112||Fundamentals of Forensic Science|
|MLP103||Police and the Law|
|ASL204/ASL304||Issues and Ethics in the Criminal Justice System|
|ASL221/ASL321||Crime Prevention and Security|
|ASL214||Criminological Research Methods|
|ASL208/ASL308||Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Security ^|
|MLP301||Sentencing Law and Practice|
Arts (criminology) course-grouped electives
|ASC304||Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities|
|ASC270/ASC370||Sociology and the Law|
|ASC320||Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic Age ^^|
|ASL219/ASL319||Drugs, Crime and Society|
|ASL222/ASL322||International and Comparative Criminal Justice|
|ASL311||Criminology Internship ^^^#|
|ASS229||Anthropology of Crime and Violence|
|HPS206||Psychology in the Criminal Justice System|
*SLE010 is a 0-credit-point compulsory unit
^This unit is available in all modes – on, off or fully online
^^This unit is offered in the wholly online teaching mode only - there will be no face to face teaching.
^^^ 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.
# Not available in 2013 (available in 2014)
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
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 for prior learning. 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 for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning 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.
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