Deakin’s Bachelor of Criminology will give you practical, professional training and enable you to study critical analysis in the fields of policing, security, corrections, crime prevention and community safety, and various paralegal fields. The course aims to produce graduates with the ability to engage in debates concerning crime and justice issues. You will be able to contribute to ongoing learning and reform within the criminal justice system, and contribute to enhancing citizenship and improved quality of life. You will be provided with intensive theoretical and practical training in the area of criminology and associated disciplines. The mandatory work placement/internship program gives you invaluable experience working with the local community.
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table. Some courses may have additional entry requirements. Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Bachelor of Criminology (International Students)
Off campus studies
International students can only undertake off-campus study while living overseas. Due to visa regulations, off-campus units are not available to international students studying in Australia, unless it is in addition to their full-time on-campus study mode.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
This course will produce graduates with skills and experience for positions in occupations such as criminology, policy development, intelligence, paralegal work, security services, sociology and youth work, within Australia and overseas. Graduates may find work in both the public and private sector including government agencies, state and federal police, ASIO, correctional services, community services, and private security industries.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Criminology a student must complete 24 credit points of study including:
* 12 credit points of Criminology units consisting of 9 credit points of core units and at least 3 credit points of electives;
* no more than 10 credit points at level 1;
* at least 14 credit points at level 2 or above;
* at least 4 credit points at level 3; no more than 8 credit points taken outside Arts grouped units;
* the successful completion of at least one wholly on-line unit .
ASL111 The Criminal Justice System
MLP301 Sentencing Law and Practice
ASL113 Crime, Criminology and Policing
ASL214 Designing and Conducting Criminological Research
ASC320 Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic Age *
MLP103 Police and the Law
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
ASL311 Criminology Internship (2 credit points) **
ASL204/ASL304 Issues and Ethics in the Criminal Justice System ***
ASL221/ASL321 Crime Prevention and Security
ASC270/ASC370 Sociology and the Law
ASS229 Anthropology of Crime and Violence
MLP233 Criminal Law and Procedure
ASL208/ASL308 Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Security
ASL222/ASL322 International and Comparative Criminal Justice
ASL219/ASL319 Drugs, Crime and Society
MLP302 Electronic Crime
HPS206 Psychology in the Criminal Justice System
SBF111 Fundamentals of Forensic Science ****
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
ASC204/ASC304 Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities *****
* This unit is offered in the wholly online teaching mode only - there will be no face to face teaching.
** Internship units are normally undertaken in third year (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should contact Arts and Education Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.
*** Not offered 2009, offered 2010
**** Requires SBS010 Laboratory Safety Induction Program (0 credit points) as a corequisite.
***** This unit is offered at Warrnambool in Trimester 1 and Burwood, Geelong and off campus in Trimester 2.
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117Writing for Professional Practice which are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one of both or these units in their first year.
Wholly online units
To ensure that all Deakin students have the skills to meet the demands of the modern workforce, undergraduate students are required to complete at least one unit of their study wholly online.
The wholly online units offered by the Faculty of Arts and Education in 2009 are:
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
ACN108 History of Interactive Entertainment
AIH265/AIH365 Great Debates: Unfinished Business of the Past
AIR236/AIR336 Global Capitalism and its Discontent
AIX391 Work Transition in the 21st Century
ALL379 Representing Australia
ALR383 Government Relations and Issues Management
AIP238/AIP338 The Politics of Fear
ALC314 Advertising: Designing Desires
ALC320 Approaches to Media: Audiences and Effects
ASC320 Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic Age
Because a number of disciplinary studies are cumulative in knowledge, technical competencies and/or study and research skills there are prerequisites which direct students to take some units before others. Students must seek advice from a course adviser before enrolling in units for which they do not have prerequisite or recommended units.
A number of units within the course are offered at more than one level, with appropriate adjustments to assessment requirements. Students who pass a unit at a particular level cannot enrol in the same unit at another level. For example, ASL219/ASL319 Drugs, Crime and Society is offered at levels 2 and 3. If students pass this unit at level 2 they cannot enrol in it again at level 3.
Assessment within the award of Bachelor of Criminology varies from written assignments and/or examination to practical and technical exercises and performance. In some units assessment may also include class participation, online exercises, workshop exercises and tests.
Continuing Deakin students may apply to study units offered by another Australian tertiary institution and have them credited to their Deakin University degree. Further information is available from Arts Student Support.
Admission requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Advanced standing - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
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