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Forensic Science Major


Offers students the opportunity to focus on issues and challenges in the forensic sciences. The major combines specialised forensics units with instruction in the physical and biological sciences that underpin forensic investigations.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Use digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  2. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical issues in the field of forensic science.
  3. Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  4. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence when implementing or investigating forensic science projects.
  5. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice in the field of forensic sciences.
  6. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate discipline specific solutions/responses to forensic problems.
  7. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex problems in the forensic sciences.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values in the practice of the forensic sciences.


Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCH1133Human Genetics15
CSI1101Computer Security15
SCH2142Forensic Genetics15
SCH2143Forensic Skills15
CSG2305Computer Forensics15
SCH3216Advanced Forensic Skills15
SCH3217Forensic Methodology15
LAW3600Coronial Law and Mortuary Practice15

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in policing, criminal investigations, justice, health, pathology and chemical laboratories.

Possible future job titles

Forensic Investigator, Laboratory Technician, Forensic Laboratory Technician, Scene-of-Crime Technician, Security Officer

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