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Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Criminology and Justice)

Course code K13

Designed for students who wish to pursue further study in the area of psychology, criminology or justice, or who wish to be employed within the criminal justice system.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

K13

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,600

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

K13

CRICOS code

060322G

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $31,950

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Duration

3 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1101Introduction to Psychology15
PSY1111Psychology: History and Perspectives15
CRI1107The Criminal Justice Process15
CRI1103Criminology15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1102Research Methods in Psychology 115
PSY1204Social Determinants of Behaviour15
CRI1104The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour15
CRI2201Critical Aspects of Policing15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2202Research Methods in Psychology 215
PSY2301Learning and Motivation15
CRI2115Psychology and Criminal Justice15
CRI2101Professional Skills - Case Management15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2305Individual Differences15
PSY2231Developmental Psychology15
CRI2103Correctional Studies - Theory and Practice15
CRI3103Juvenile Justice15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3303Research Applications and Ethical Issues15
PSY3343Abnormal Psychology15
CRI3120Aboriginal Australians in the Criminal Justice System15
Plus 1 unit from the following:
CRI3105 ^Community Corrections (Theory and Practice)15
CRI3112 ^Operational Policing15
LAW4130 ^Innocence Project15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3350Biological Psychology, Sensation and Perception15
PSY3304Cognition15
Plus 2 units from the following:
CRI3109 ^International Human Rights15
CRI3206 ^Misconduct and Corruption Prevention15
LAW4130 ^Innocence Project15

^ Core Option

K13|4

For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply and evaluate sustainability principles in problem solving relating to the psychology of human behaviour.
  2. Apply cross cultural awareness and indigenous cultural competence to confidently work with indigenous people and other cultural groups within criminal justice settings, in an applied professional or academic research capacity.
  3. Communicate criminological knowledge and ideas, using both written and oral forms and applying English language proficiency for academic, professional and non-professional audiences.
  4. Communicate ethically both inter-personally and in group contexts to a range of diverse audiences through a variety of formats including expression in research reports and proposals, online and through portfolio, interviewing, written, oral and listening skills.
  5. Critically evaluate the rigour of theoretical and methodological approaches when deciding on, initiating, planning, designing and conducting research that address psychological research problems in professional contexts.
  6. Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the history and philosophy of psychology as a scientific pursuit of topics and theories for understanding personal, social, cultural including indigenous, organisational, and global human behaviours.
  7. Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning to sustain personal and professional development in the changing world of psychology.
  8. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of criminological theories and research with depth, as required for competent practice in criminal and social justice professions.
  9. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge with depth of the varied contexts in which legal issues arise and the principles and values of justice and ethical practice.
  10. Demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills required to work collaboratively with others to develop knowledge of criminological theory and the application of criminological principles in practice settings.
  11. Generate, apply and evaluate basic research methods to address psychological problems, including research design, data analysis and interpretation, including the appropriate use of technologies.
  12. Integrate theoretical and technical knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in the core topics of psychology to delineate psychology as a scientific discipline and describe its major objectives.
  13. Recognise how prejudicial attitudes that exist in the reasoning of oneself and others can lead to discrimination and inequity.
  14. Reflect on the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity and other values that are the underpinning of psychology as a discipline.
  15. Review, analyse and synthesise psychological knowledge by engaging in both critical thinking and sceptical inquiry to solve problems related to human behaviour at a personal, social, cultural, organisational, and global level.
  16. Review, analyse and synthesise theoretical and applied criminological knowledge of criminology and social justice in both national and international jurisdictions.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,600 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $31,950 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course prepares students for work environments such as community-based corrections, custodial-based corrections, offender treatment programs, court-based services, mediation services, counselling services and outreach programs.

Possible future job titles

Juvenile Justice Officer, Family Law Case Worker, Child Protection Case Worker, Corrections Officer, Civilian Positions in Law, Counsellor

Student
stories

"Being able to work on The Innocence Project drew me to ECU"
Georgia Williams
Georgia WilliamsECU Psychology, Criminology and Justice graduate

ECU's Psychology and Criminology course offered units no other universities offered, including The Innocence Project. This hands-on project allows us to investigate real cases of alleged wrongful conviction. It has been extremely beneficial to work on this in teams, and use practical skills.

The facilities are excellent and being able to study online is very helpful and convenient. This allowed me to continue my course when I moved interstate temporarily.

The lecturers I had were fantastic; all friendly, approachable and experts in their fields. The entire study experience at ECU has been rewarding, enjoyable and has helped me grow as a person.

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