Bachelor of Forensic Science

Deakin University

Study forensic science at Deakin and you'll get formal training across the full scope of modern forensic science, acquiring skills and authentic experiences from 'crime scene to court' by spending time in our unique crime scene training facility. Deakin is the first university in Australia, and the only university in the Asia-Pacific region, to offer a professionally-accredited forensic science course. Deakin's Bachelor of Forensic Science combines studies in biology, chemistry, biochemical and chemical analysis, statistical analysis, and molecular biology. You'll learn how to apply forensic analysis including chemical, biological and physical techniques while also learning about the Australian legal system, including how law is developed, criminal and civil law, and the laws of evidence. You'll cover a wide range of disciplines, including toxicology, arson and explosives investigations, analysis of illicit drugs, DNA analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis and entomology, and also undertake studies in criminology. Forensic study will focus on the examination, interpretation and presentation of evidence, and include courtroom presentations. The course has extensive industry links with local and Australian forensic organisations, and features guest speakers from leading forensic organisations. Students of this course are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS). Graduates of the course can expect to find work in areas such as forensics, insurance investigation, risk analysis, research science, in government institutions and within chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries. Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements. Fees and scholarships Fee information Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place Not applicable Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)? $8,900 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS) Learn more about fees. The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Recognition of 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. Scholarship options A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
CRICOS Code For the course code, kindly refer to the university website.
Institution Name Deakin University
Campus Location Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Institution Type University
Course Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Course University Deakin University

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