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Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of I.T. Security

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Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of I.T. Security

Campus
Cloud (online)No
Next available intake

Trimester 1 (March), Trimester 2 (July)

Indicative annual fee 2015No fees defined
CRICOS course code083991B
LevelUndergraduate
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Deakin course code D380
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

New course version commencing 2015.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of I.T. Security is the only degree of its kind in Australia. It brings together two independent degrees in criminology and I.T. security into an attractive four-year combined course. The course will provide you with skills in securing data and data communications, as well as investigating, analysing and providing solutions to computer crime. The course assists you to attain the knowledge required to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

 

Combining IT security with criminology covers a wide range of topics concerning the meaning of crime; different forms, causes and consequences of crime; and the different institutions and processes developed for preventing and controlling crime. You will be provided with broad theoretical and applied knowledge and skills in relation to policy development, policing and security, and related fields. Topic areas include crime, justice, security and surveillance.

 

 

You should consider this degree if you are interested in pursuing a career in criminology or IT security, and particularly the many areas where criminology and IT security overlap (such as in relation to cyber-crime and cyber-security).

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.

 

In line with Deakin’s commitment to providing flexible study options, you can choose to study the Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of I.T. Security 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 using Deakin’s trimester system.

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Cloud (online) studies

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.

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Professional recognition

The Bachelor of I.T. Security part of this double-degree is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Fees and charges

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 2015, 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 2015 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.

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Career opportunities

Promising career opportunities await in the areas of both criminology and IT security. Graduates may find employment in areas such as government agencies, state and federal police, security and intelligence agencies, research and policy development, correctional services, community services, and private security and consultative industries, as well as more technical roles such as security analyst, security systems manager, security system developer/programmer, anti-virus software developer or computer forensic specialist.

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Course rules

Criminology: Students must complete 16 credit points of study from the Faculty of Arts and Education including a minimum 12 credit points of ACR coded units, including the core units of ACR101, ACR102, ACR201, ACR202, ACR301, and ACR302.

 

Criminology is being rolled out over a three-year period commencing 2014 in Burwood (Melbourne). In 2015, the following Criminology units will be offered on campus at Burwood: ACR101, ACR102, ACR201, ACR202, ACR203, ACR204, ACR210, ACR211, ACR212 and ACR213. In 2016, ACR301, ACR302 and ACR303 will also be offered on campus. Students applying with prior study or recognition for prior learning will need to contact the student services office to review their enrolment plans.

 

I.T. Security: Students must complete 16 core units# of SIT coded units plus SIT010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit point compulsory unit)

 

# Students undertaking D380 are not required to undertake SIT306.

 

See course entry for Bachelor of Criminology (A329) or Bachelor of I.T. Security (S334)

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Course structure

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACR101 Introducing Crime and Criminology  

SIT101 Fundamentals of Information Technology  

SIT105 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for IT  

SIT010 Safety Induction Program  (SIT010 is a zero (0) credit point safety induction unit)

Plus one (1) elective unit

 

Trimester 2

ACR102 Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice  

SIT103 Database and Information Retrieval  

SIT104 Introduction to Web Development  

Plus one (1) elective unit

 

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

ACR201 Issues in Criminal Justice  

ACR203 Crime, Victims and Justice  

SIT223 Information Technology Professional Skills  

SIT192 Discrete Mathematics  

 

Trimester 2

ACR204 Crime, Media and Justice  

ACR202 Criminology Theory  

SIT182 Introduction to Computer Security  

SIT202 Computer Networks  

 

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACR301 International and Comparative Criminal Justice  

SIT374 Project Management  

SIT282 Computer Crime and Digital Forensics  

 

Plus one (1) unit from the following:

ACR210 Crime, Surveillance and Society  '*'

ACR212 Crime, Surveillance and Technology  **

ACR211 Crime Prevention and Security  *

ACR213 Crime, Terrorism and Security  **

 

 

Trimester 2

ACR302 Criminology Research  

SIT281 Cryptography  

SIT284 IT Security Management  

Plus one (1) elective unit

 


Level 4

Trimester 1

SIT384 Corporate Computer and Network Security  

SIT392 Public-Key Cryptography  

 

Plus two (2) elective units from the following

ACR210 Crime, Surveillance and Society  *

ACR212 Crime, Surveillance and Technology  **

ACR211 Crime Prevention and Security  *

ACR213 Crime, Terrorism and Security  **

 

Trimester 2

ACR303 Criminology Practicum  (2 credit point elective unit)

SIT302 Project  

SIT382 System Security  

 

*ACR210, ACR211 are offered in Trimesters 1 and 3 in alternating years; Trimester 1 2016, 2018, Trimester 3 2015, 2017.

** ACR212, ACR213 are offered in Trimesters 1 and 3 in alternating years; Trimester 3 2016, 2018, Trimester 1 2015, 2017.

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Entry requirements - general

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.

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Entry requirements - specific

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)

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Credit for prior learning - general

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.

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How to apply

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.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

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Alternate exits

Bachelor of Criminology (A329)
Bachelor of I.T. Security (S334)
 

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