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Indicative tuition fees provided are estimates based on information available to Edith Cowan University at the time of their calculation and are presented as a guide for comparative purposes only. The fees which are ultimately applicable are subject to change. ECU makes no representations or warranties in relation to the reliability of these estimates or the methodologies used for their calculations.

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First year indicative tuition fees for 2014 undergraduate courses (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported: AUD $8,522.00
Domestic fee paying: AUD $16,450.00

There are two types of domestic tuition fees as displayed above. Read the following information to identify which indicative tuition fee amount may be applicable to you.

Commonwealth Supported Place

Under this arrangement, the Australian Government contributes towards your tuition fees and you are responsible for the remaining tuition fees, called your 'student contribution'.

You are eligible to be Commonwealth Supported if you are studying:

  • a Bachelor's degree;
  • an Associate Diploma;
  • an Honours degree; or
  • selected Commonwealth Government Supported postgraduate courses.

You must also satisfy ONE of the following criteria:

  • You are an Australian Citizen.
  • You hold a Permanent Humanitarian visa.
  • You are a New Zealand Citizen and you are living in Australia whilst studying.
  • You hold an Australian Permanent Residency visa and you are living in Australia whilst studying.

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Bachelor of Forensic Investigation

This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

Students are required to complete 360 credit points (24 units). These units facilitate a comprehensive understanding of the nature of criminology, justice, law and science as they relate to forensic investigations. A principle of this course is to provide units and content that are closely aligned with the technology, equipment, techniques, procedures and law needed for effective forensic investigations. Furthermore, this course will be forward looking in that new technologies will be introduced when available. Students will find their studies located in a law and justice framework that will enhance their forensic investigation skills and will be closely linked to research in forensic science.

Year One - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
LAW1113Criminal Law I 15
CRI1102Quantitative Research Methods in Criminology & Justice 15
LAW1600Legal Writing and Research 15
SCI1187Form and Function in Biology 15
SCC1123Chemistry for the Life Sciences*15

* Students who have not completed either TEE or equivalent chemistry should enrol into SCC1123 Chemistry for life instead of SCI1187 Form and Function in Biology

Year One - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
LAW1214Criminal Law II 15
SCH1143Systems Physiology 15
SCH2142Forensic Genetics 15
SCC1226Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 15

Year Two - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
CRI2101Professional Skills - Case Management 15
CRI3101Professional Ethics 15
SCH1134Human Structure and Function 15
SCP1132Introduction to Physics 15

Year Two - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
SCH2143Forensic Skills 15
SCH2141Advanced Biomedical Techniques 15
CRI3108Justice and Forensic Science 15
Plus one unit selected from:
CSI1101Computer Security 15
CRI1104The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour 15
CRI1105Psychology and Criminal Justice 15
LAW2600Terrorism and the Law 15
SCH2111Applied Physiology 15
OR an equivalent unit

Year Three - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
SCH3216Advanced Forensic Skills 15
LAW3600Coronial Law and Mortuary Practice 15
SCH2235Applied Microbiology 15
SCH2232Medical Biochemistry 15
Plus 1 unit selected from:
CSI3207Network Security Fundamentals 15
LAW4206Advanced Criminal Law 15
CRI3104Organised Crime 15
SCH2226Human Molecular Genetics 15
SCH2235Applied Microbiology 15
SCH2232Medical Biochemistry 15
CSG2305Computer Forensics 15
OR an equivalent unit

Year Three - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
SCH3217Forensic Methodology 15
LAW3106Evidence 15
CRI3107Offender Profiling 15
SCH3236Pharmacology 15

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