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|Award granted||Bachelor of Forensic Science|
|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 2014||$7,940* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
|CRICOS course code||073106G|
|VTAC Codes||1400315231 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Deakin course code||S324|
Deakin's Bachelor of Forensic Science aims to provide formal training in the skills and techniques essential to modern forensic science, including the examination and presentation of scientific evidence.
The course combines studies in biology, chemistry, biochemical and chemical analysis, statistical analysis and molecular biology. You will also undertake studies in criminology, including the examination and interpretation of evidence and courtroom skills.
The course has extensive industry links with local and Australian forensic organisations, and features guest lecturers and site visits in collaboration with leading forensic organisations.
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).
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Forensic Science, career opportunities exist in forensics, insurance investigation, risk analysis, research science, education, in government institutions and in chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries.
The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:
Students may use up to eight of their remaining electives on units offered outside the Faculty such as units in Criminology, for example.
|SLE111||Cells and Genes|
|SLE133||Chemistry in Our World ^|
|SIT191||Introduction to Statistics|
|ACR101||Introducing Crime and Criminology (Formerly ASL113)|
|SLE010||Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program *|
*SLE010 is a 0-credit-point compulsory unit
|SLE132||Biology: Form and Function|
|SLE155||Chemistry for the Professional Sciences|
|SLE112||Fundamentals of Forensic Science|
|ACR102||Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice (Formerly ASL111)|
^Note: Students who have completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent may choose to replace SLE133 Chemistry in Our World with an elective unit.
|SLE213||Introduction to Spectroscopic Principles|
|SLE313||Forensic Analysis and Interpretation|
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information www.vtac.edu.au
Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.