Fees and charges
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.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study. All Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa will receive a Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). The SLE entitles a student to the equivalent of 7 years of full time study in a Commonwealth supported place.
* 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.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws students must complete 40 credit points of study.
Students will undertake 16 credit point in the Faculty of Arts and Education and 24 credit points in the Faculty of Business and Law. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Criminology(A329) and Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied.
Within the 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of Criminology portion of the degree students undertake 8 credit points of core units and 8 credit points of electives.
Within the 24 credit points required in the Bachelor of Laws, 20 credit points are core and 4 credit points are taken as elective units. In addition, students are required to complete the prescribed Professional Experience and Dispute Resolution activities in order to be eligible to graduate.
All commencing students are required to successfully complete at least one wholly online unit.
Students in this combined degree are exempt from completing the core Bachelor of Criminology unit MLP233 due to the content being covered extensively in the core Bachelor of Laws unit MLL214 and MLL218.
Bachelor of Criminology
Sixteen credit points from the following list of Criminology units.
8 credit points of Core units
ASL111 The Criminal Justice System
ASL113 Crime, Criminology and Policing
ASL311 Criminology Internship
ASL214 Designing and Conducting Criminological Research
ASC320 Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic Age
MLP301 Sentencing Law and Practice
8 credit points of Electives from the following units:
ASC204/ASC304 Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities ^
ASC270/ASC370 Sociology and the Law
ASL204/ASL304 Issues and Ethics in the Criminal Justice System
ASL208/ASL308 Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Security
ASL219/ASL319 Drugs, Crime and Society
ASL221/ASL321 Crime Prevention and Security
ASL222/ASL322 International and Comparative Criminal Justice ^
ASS229 Anthropology of Crime and Violence
HPS206 Psychology in the Criminal Justice System
MLP302 Electronic Crime
SBF111 Fundamentals of Forensic Science *
ASL311 Criminology Internship **
* Requires SBS101 Laboratory Safety Induction Program (0 cps) as a co requisite.
**On completion of ASL311 Criminology Internship, students will be granted 7 days credit towards the Professional Experience component of the Bachelor of Laws.
^ Not offered in 2009, offered in 2010
Bachelor of Laws
MLL110 Law, Society and Civil Rights
MLL214 Criminal Law
MLL215 Commercial Law
MLL217 Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts
MLL218 Criminal Procedure
MLL221 Business Organisations
MLL323 Constitutional Law
MLL324 Administrative Law
MLL325 Land Law
MLL335 Legal Practice and Ethics
MLL342 Workplace Law
MLL391 Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution
MLL405 Equity and Trusts
MLL409 Competition Law and Policy
MLL410 Intellectual Property
Core Practical Legal Skills units:
MLL040 Witness Examination
Elective Law units
MLL314 Introduction to Negotiation and Mediation
MLL336 International Commercial Law
MLL344 Chinese Commercial Law
MLL349 Company Directors
MLL351 Law Clinic
MLL355 International Litigation and Dispute Settlement
MLL370 Law and the Internet
MLL375 Environmental Law
MLL377 International Law
MLL378 Banking Law and Securities
MLL382 Indian Commercial Law
MLL390 Succession Law
MLL393 Health and Biotechnology Law
MLL408 Family Law
MLL495 Migration and Refugee Law
Note:(i)Law electives are offered on a yearly rotational basis. Not every unit is offered every year.
Note (ii) All students are required to successfully complete at least one wholly online unit.
Admission requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
Admission requirements - specific
Students must meet the requirements for entry to both Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws. Year 12 applicants must meet the prerequisite units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English. Admission for non-school leavers will be based on Deakin University Law School Admissions Test (DULSAT) results GPA from Bachelor level and postgraduate studies from courses undertaken during or after 1999 and VTAC Pi form.
Advanced standing - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.