Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours)
Course summary for international students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$32,240 for 1 yr full-time AUD|
|CRICOS course code||060342C|
|English language requirements|
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org.
|Deakin course code||S401|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
Enhance your undergraduate qualifications and gain valuable research skills with an honours year in forensic science. This course is designed to broaden your knowledge, give you a competitive edge in the job market, and pave the way for possible further study in forensic science.
Honours is an optional specialised year of study that allows you to draw together the theory and practical skills gained in previous undergraduate studies. You’ll refine your analytical and research skills while expanding employment and study options. You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of the discipline of forensic science through research, additional coursework, and training in research techniques.
You’ll get formal training in the skills and techniques needed for modern forensic science, including the examination and presentation of scientific evidence to solve crimes.
Our teaching and research staff are experts in their respective fields, with broad international links and experiences. Much of Deakin's research in forensic science is conducted in partnership with government departments, private agencies, and leading international scientists, and is funded by nationally and international grants.
As a graduate of this course you’ll have a distinct advantage when applying for roles in areas such as forensics, insurance investigation, risk analysis, research science, government institutions and within chemical, food, and pharmaceutical industries.
Fees and charges
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
A Forensic Science degree is a great way for you to start a career in science. In addition to the normal wide range of job opportunities, this degree sharpens your communication skills and opens new doors into fields such as risk analysis, insurance investigation, and, of course, forensic science.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.
2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.
3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.
6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.
7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.
8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.
Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016
To complete the Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours), students must attain 8 credit points.
The 8 credit points will include four 2 credit point units of study.
Forensic Biology - unit set code SP-S000078
|SLE420||Introduction to Biology Research|
|SLE421||Honours Biology Coursework|
|SLE422||Honours Biology Thesis A|
|SLE423||Honours Biology Thesis B|
Forensic Chemistry - unit set code SP-S000079
|SLE430||Introduction to Chemistry Research|
|SLE431||Honours Chemistry Coursework|
|SLE432||Honours Chemistry Thesis A|
|SLE433||Honours Chemistry Thesis B|
Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table.
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Entry requirements - specific
Normally an overall level of academic performance at 70% or greater in level 3 units within the Bachelor of Forensic Science is required to be eligible to join the honours program, with an alternative entry pathway to further consider relevant work experience assessed through an interview process.
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 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.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org