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Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies
Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies

Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies

  • ID:UC610117
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$32,900.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$32,900.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
Estimated Total/program:
$163,413.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

- Year 12 ATAR

- other Australian Qualification

- work experience

- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.

More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

English requirement

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Course Information

Give your career in science the forensic attention it deserves

If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a forensic laboratory scientist, then this is the degree for you. At UC, we focus on the laboratory-based areas of forensic biology and forensic chemistry. You’ll undertake subjects which arm you with the necessary specialisations and complement the broader laboratory science/human science aspects of the degree. The Forensic Studies program is part of the National Centre for Forensic Studies (NCFS) – a collaboration between UC, the Canberra Institute of Technology and the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Over the course of your studies, you’ll benefit from the opportunities this unique partnership brings, including access to specialist equipment and the latest technologies in forensic analysis.

You’ll gain advantages thanks to UC’s formalised partnerships with major research institutions and forensic providers, such as the AFP and NSW Health groups. UC also collaborates with a number of overseas universities and institutions, including the University of Florida and the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. As a UC-qualified Australian practitioner, you’ll graduate with an outstanding reputation, excellent job prospects and the full suite of knowledge and skills you’ll need for a career in forensics.

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Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing

Year 1

  • Semester 1

  • Chemistry 1a (1516)

  • Concepts in Biology (483)

  • Mathematical Methods (577)

  • MN0150 Restricted Choice Unit

  • Semester 2

  • Chemistry 1b (1517)

  • Data Analysis in Science (1809)

  • Forensic Science 1 (8778)

  • Introductory Physics (10000)

Year 2

  • Semester 1

  • Biochemistry (6530)

  • Biostatistics (10222)

  • Forensic Science 2 (8779)

  • Genetics and Genomics (10223)

  • Semester 2

  • Analytical Chemistry (8043)

  • Human Biochemistry (6518)

  • Introduction to Microbiology (6510)

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology (8375)

Year 3

  • Semester 1

  • Environmental and Forensic Genetics (10001)

  • Environmental and Forensic Geochemistry (10002)

  • Introduction to Pharmacology and Toxicology (8342)

  • Open Elective Unit

  • Semester 2

  • Biosecurity and Microbial Forensics (8665)

  • Forensic Chemistry (8376)

  • Forensic Toxicology and Drug Analysis (8780)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Analytical chemist

  • Member of Australian Federal Police

  • DNA analyst

  • Educator

  • Formulation chemist

  • Forensic toxicologist

  • Government health department officer

  • Laboratory scientist

  • Policy officer

  • Public health officer

  • Quality assurance officer

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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