Bachelor of Criminology
Why study the Bachelor of Criminology at UNE?
The Bachelor of Criminology at UNE is an inter-disciplinary degree that draws upon areas of study such as criminology, forensic science, law and criminal justice, and the sociology of deviance. Students are able to specialise in a particular major while still choosing a number of core and additional elective units that examine criminal law and procedures, policing, punishment, prisons, forensic science, theories of crime, rural crime and juvenile delinquency. The degree also offers students the opportunity to undertake training in research methods, apply theory to practice and investigate geographical differences and inequities within criminal justice in Australia. The degree provides hands-on experience within the criminal justice system through CRIM312 and also through our WorkReady program. Graduates of a Bachelor of Criminology can seek employment in a wide-range of sectors, including: border control, correctional facilities, crime prevention agencies, government and policy agencies, intelligence and security, juvenile justice, police service and welfare.
Graduating students have the subject of their major specialisation within the degree appear on their testamur e.g. Bachelor of Criminology (Policing and Corrections) or Bachelor of Criminology (Criminal Justice). Graduates with sufficient grades may apply for Bachelor of Criminology with Honours.
The Bachelor of Criminology is an interdisciplinary degree that offers a solid academic grounding and vocational qualification that may lead to a career in policy advice and development; policing and corrections; crime prevention; juvenile justice and child welfare; security industry; crime intelligence services; drug and law support services, environmental and industry regulation.
3 Years Full-time
Up to 10 years Part-time
Guaranteed ATAR Selection Rank
2020 STUDY OPTIONS
Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Online
Trimester 2, On Campus
Trimester 3, Online
|Guaranteed ATAR Selection Rank||72.55|
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|Total Credit Points||144|
|How to Apply||
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Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.
Assumed knowledge is any two units in English.
|Practical, Clinical or Work Experience||
Candidates may elect to include a work experience unit in their program. This component equips students with hands-on practical experience in the field with local industry and service providers working in the area of criminal justice.
The University offers a number of faculty/college and country scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.
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Admission to Candidature
A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.
Period of Candidature
The period of candidature shall be:
(a) three years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to ten years as a part-time candidate.
To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 144 credit points with not more than 60 credit points at 100-level and at least 36 credit points at 300-level.
Program of Study
Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:
Schedule A - for UNE admitted candidates
|Course Structure||Credit Points|
|Core Units||48 cps|
|ONE Approved Major||48 cps|
|Listed Units||36 cps|
|Elective Units||12 cps|
Schedule B - for OUA admitted candidates
|Course Structure||Credit Points|
|Core Units||48 cps|
|ONE Approved Major||48 cps|
|Listed Units||48 cps|
Award of Degree
Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Bachelor of Criminology.
Subject to meeting Advanced Standing rules, candidates who apply to discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Diploma in Arts on completion of 48 credit points.
Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies and exit with the Diploma in Arts must apply for re-admission and will be subject to current course requirements for the Bachelor of Criminology. This may mean that they will not receive full recognition for their previous studies should the course structure have changed in response to University requirements.
The Bachelor of Criminology is concerned with understanding social constructions of crime and criminality. It provides graduates with a unique opportunity to develop both theoretical and practical skills and an understanding of criminology within a local and international context.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of criminology, the Australian criminal justice system, theoretical perspectives of crime, changing policy responses to crime control and the way in which crime is presented in media and political discourse. In particular, graduates will demonstrate an awareness of geographical differences in crime and matters of law and order and understand how issues of equity impact upon offenders and victims. This knowledge will be taught in lectures, unit materials and online activities and assessed throughout the degree through a range of different activities. Graduates will demonstrate a general understanding about a variety of criminal justice systems, and the way that they have developed over time in relation to different political and social contexts. Graduates will be assessed on their capacity to understand how international events have impacted on Australia's adoption of certain systems, such as policing or prisons and why international events can have such a dramatic impact on our criminal justice system.
Graduates will have developed skills that enable them to investigate, synthesise and communicate the ideas and information acquired from their study. Communication skills including oral communication skills for application to a diverse range of vulnerable people and contexts, online and written communication skills that are appropriate for graduates to use within the workplace will be taught and practised in lectures, tutorials and online activities.
Graduates will demonstrate their ability to locate, evaluate and apply information from a variety of sources throughout their degree. Graduates will be able to evaluate and interpret information in a useful manner. Graduates will be assessed on their ability to deconstruct assignment tasks and to integrate theory and literature into their work.
Graduates will demonstrate their ability to identify relevant literature and their ability to critically analyse the literature. They will be taught, and directed to, relevant criminological literature and how to assess its validity.
Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility
Graduates will be taught about their professional responsibilities as a researcher to provide balanced and accurate research and data. In addition, graduates will be taught that they have a social responsibility to question and challenge some 'facts'.
Graduates will develop their intellectual capacity and critical thinking skills through lectures, unit materials, guided reading and online activities. Through completing the assessments, graduates will be provided with the necessary lifelong skills to be able to research, write and discuss social issues. These are transferable and essential lifelong skills.
Independence and Collaboration
Graduates will be encouraged to learn and work independently, and where appropriate, to work collaboratively. Teamwork is practised in interactive tutorials and/or online discussion whereby students pose questions, communicate ideas and solve problems in cooperation with their peers and staff. Graduates will thus have learned to collaborate with others in a variety of contexts.