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Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies (142JA.2)
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|Faculty of Science and Technology||
Academic Program Area - Science
Annual fee rates
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|Academic entry requirements||English language requirements||CRICOS code||Faculty|
|071069B||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods||Duration|
Academic Program Area - Science
Annual fee rates
The fees shown are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Information on how fees are calculated can be found here.
Academic entry requirements
To study at UC, you’ll need to meet our academic entry requirements and any admission requirements specific to your course. Please read your course admission requirements below. To find out whether you meet UC’s academic entry requirements, visit our academic entry requirements page.
Join the world’s best forensic scientists right here in Australia
Australian practitioners have been involved in resolving human tragedies such as the Victorian bushfires (2009), the Indian Ocean tsunami (2004), and the Bali bombings (2002 & 2005).
At the University of Canberra we specialise in the laboratory-based areas of forensic biology and forensic chemistry. The course is aimed at those who want to pursue a career in forensic science as a laboratory scientist. Forensic science subjects are taken throughout the course to provide the necessary specialisation and complement the broader laboratory science/human science aspects of the degree. You will use analytical techniques to examine evidence and work collaboratively on forensic case studies.
As a University of Canberra qualified Australian practitioner you will have an outstanding reputation.
Study a Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies at UC and you will:
- collect and examine trace evidence
- master environmental forensic science
- investigate toxicology
- understand forensic statistics
- specialize in chemical and biological analysis
- interpret and report on analytical results.
- Laboratory scientist
- Government health departments
- Australian Federal Police
Course specific information
It is assumed that applicants will have knowledge in the following areas:
- ACT: Biology and/or Chemistry major(s), plus Mathematical Methods
- NSW: Biology and/or Chemistry, plus Mathematics
- VIC: VCE Units 3 and 4 Biology and/or Chemistry, plus VCE Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods.
Applicants must meet normal University requirements for admission to an undergraduate course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
ACT: Biology and/or Chemistry major(s), plus Mathematical Methods major. NSW: Biology and/or Chemistry, plus Mathematics. VIC: VCE Units 3 and 4 Biology and/or Chemistry, plus VCE Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods.
Periods course is open for new admissions
This course is not open for new admissions.
There are currently no formal credit transfer arrangements for entry to this course. Any previous study or work experience will only be considered as part of the application process in accordance with current course rules and university policy. Credit is not permitted towards completion of a graduate certificate.
Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies (142JA) | 72 credit points
- 8379 and 8675 have been replaced by 6510 and 10001 from the beginning of 2016. Students who have completed only one of the closed units should talk to the Course Convener for advice.
In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you must meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.
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|Graduates will be able to demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge with depth in forensic science or the application of science to legal matters. AQF: Knowledge.||
Graduates will have developed the following skills and attributes:
1. The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively to the legal community and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries;
2. The ability to gather scientific information, and to analyse and evaluate that information in a systematic way;
3. The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions;
4. The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively;
5. The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of the legal community and for the administration of justice.
|Graduates will have well-developed cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:
- analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities in the field of forensic science;
- analyse, generate and transmit scientific solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex legal problems;
- transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to those involved in the legal system including judges and juries.
AQF: Knowledge, Skills and Application of knowledge and skills.
|Graduates will be able to apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement of knowledge and responsibility:
- for problem solving and decision making in professional practice;
- in contexts that are unfamiliar and require self-directed work and learning;
- to provide specialist scientific advice with respect to legal matters.
AQF: Application of knowledge and skills.
- Minor in Forensic Science (MN0150)
- Major in Forensic Chemistry (MJ0042)
- Major in Forensic Biology (MJ0043)
|Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies||BAppSc ForSc|
Higher performing students, on completion of this course, will have the opportunity to undertake an Honours year.
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|Prospective Students||Email email@example.com or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)|
|Prospective International Students||Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone +61 2 6201 5342|
|Bruce Current and Commencing Students||Please contact the University Student Centre by Email email@example.com or Phone 1300 301 727|