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Bachelor of Forensic Science
Bachelor of Forensic Science

Bachelor of Forensic Science

  • ID:GU610275
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$35,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$35,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$144,327.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C)

English Requirements 

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old

 

Course Information

The Bachelor of Forensic Science is only available for International students who are in Australia and able to attend campus to commence this program.

Arrangements for continuing students unable to travel to Australia will be advised by the School.

Forensic investigators are skilled, dedicated professionals with the ability to keep an open mind and concentrate on hard evidence. In this degree, you will explore science in real life and receive training in handling criminal casework in forensic biology and forensic chemistry.

You will develop in-depth knowledge of new forensic analysis methods and innovations, and gain valuable experience from real casework. You will practise presenting expert evidence in moot courts. You will learn from academic staff who have been called to work on projects such as the forensic identification of victims of the Asian tsunami and the Bali bombings, and who provide expert evidence in Australian courts.

In your first year, you will take core courses in biology, chemistry, molecular genetics and forensic investigation. In your second and third years, you will focus on your chosen major and continue to develop your skills in core areas.

CRICOS CODE: 049312B

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Year 1

You must complete the following foundation courses:

Course

  • Introduction to Forensic Science - 1000ESC

  • Human Biology - 1001NSC

  • Quantitative Reasoning - 1015SCG

  • Chemistry 1A - 1021SCG

  • Principles of Forensic Investigation - 1008NSC

  • Statistics - 1014SCG

  • Chemistry 1B - 1022SCG

  • Genetics and Evolutionary Biology - 1042SCG (Forensic Molecular Biology major)

  • Calculus I - 1202SCG (Forensic Chemistry major)

Year 2 and 3

Course

  • Forensic Laboratory Accreditation and Quality Systems - 2022NSC

  • Forensic Evidence and the Expert Witness - 3028NSC

You must complete the following:

Course

  • Forensic Chemistry major

  • Forensic Molecular Biology major

  • Free-choice electives

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You will be prepared to work as a DNA expert, a forensic molecular biologist, forensic chemist or forensic toxicologist and as an acknowledged expert in these or a variety of other roles within the criminal justice system. You will also be able to pursue scientific careers not directly related to forensic organisations, in areas such as molecular biology, analytical chemistry and biomedical science.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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