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Bachelor of Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies - 249JA

Course Code: 249JA
Course Version: 2
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Law School
Academic Program Area - Science
UAC Code: 367034
CRICOS Code: 076971J
Selection Rank: 70.6
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Investigate your future law enforcement career

Interested in a career in law justice or law enforcement? This double degree provides you with a core understanding of the social and cultural dimensions of the justice system while applying the scientific principles needed to investigate criminal acts. Become a leader in the profession with an undergraduate science qualification oriented towards crime investigation and help influence and protect your local community.

Study a Bachelor of Justice Studies / Bachelor of Forensic Studies at UC and you will:

  • demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge with depth in forensic science or the application of science to legal matters
  • apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgment and responsibility
  • understand the social, legal, economic and political environment affecting the justice sector
  • analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities relevant to the sector
  • learn the ins-and-outs of Australia’s legal system in a broader context.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Career opportunities

A range of career opportunities exist for Bachelor of Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies including:

  • Policy development and administration
  • Court administration
  • Law enforcement and security
  • Corrective services
  • Criminological research
  • Law reform
  • Forensic officer Laboratory scientist
  • Government health department officer
  • Australian Federal Police

Course specific information

Students completing the forensic component of the double degree will qualify for a Bachelor of Forensic Studies award, not qualify for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies (142JA) unless additional units are completed in consultation with the Forensic Studies Course Convener.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

For the Bachelor of Justice Studies, please refer to the individual course.

For the Bachelor of Forensic Studies, assumed knowledge is ACT: Biology and/or Chemistry major(s), plus Mathematical Methods major; NSW: Biology and/or Chemistry, plus Mathematics.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Forensic Studies B ForSt
Bachelor of Justice Studies B JusticeSt

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Forensic Studies Associate Degree of Justice Studies Diploma of Justice Studies Bachelor of Justice Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $32,000

The fees detailed above 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. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
The Bachelor of Justice Studies equips students with broad theoretical and technical knowledge about many areas of the justice sector, including policy development and administration, court administration, law enforcement and security, corrective services, criminological research, community legal centres and law reform bodies. 2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
The aim of the Bachelor of Justice Studies is to develop graduates who have the relevant cognitive, technical and communication skills to undertake professional roles in research, operations, policy or advocacy in the justice sector. Graduates are expected to understand the social, legal, economic and political environment affecting the justice sector and to be able to analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities relevant to the sector; analyse generate and transmit solutions to sector problems and transmit knowledge and ideas relevant to the sector to others. 1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
Graduates are expected to be able to apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgment and responsibility. They will be able to work both individually and collaboratively to investigate justice sector issues and creatively solve problems that arise in that sector. 3. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

4. Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
- 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.
As above
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
As above.

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

Refer to individual courses.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Diploma of Justice Studies, Associate Degree of Justice Studies, Bachelor of Forensic Studies, Bachelor of Justice Studies.

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Justice Studies.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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