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Bachelor of Psychology, Criminology and Justice

Course code W73

This course is designed for students who wish to pursue further study in the area of psychology, criminology, or justice, or those who wish to be employed within the criminal justice system.

The course equips students with skills in analysing, researching behaviour and explaining interactions between people and their environment.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

W73

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,700

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT PT FT PT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT PT FT PT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

W73

CRICOS code

0100523

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,850

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT FT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT PT FT PT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

See Course Details for further information.

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 or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1101Introduction to Psychology15
PSY1115Psychology of Motivation and Emotion15
CRI1107The Criminal Justice Process15
CRI1103Criminology15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1210Biopsychology, Sensation and Perception15
PSY1204Social Determinants of Behaviour15
CRI1104The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour15
CRI2201Critical Aspects of Policing15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2102Fundamentals of Psychological Inquiry15
PSY2105Psychology of Personality and Individual Differences15
CRI2115Psychology and Criminal Justice15
CRI2101Professional Skills - Case Management15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2231Developmental Psychology15
PSY2204Learning, Memory and Cognition15
CRI2103Correctional Studies - Theory and Practice15
CRI2202Youth Justice15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3105Advanced Methods of Psychological Inquiry15
PSY3343Abnormal Psychology15
CRI3120Aboriginal Australians in the Criminal Justice System15
Plus, select one 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
PSY3217Cultural Issues in Psychology15
PSY3225Applications of Psychological Literacy15
Plus, select two units from the following:
CRI3109 ^International Human Rights15
CRI3206 ^Misconduct and Corruption Prevention15
LAW4130 ^Innocence Project15

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and technical discipline situations.
  2. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise/synthesise complex psychology, criminology and justice knowledge/problems.
  3. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions and responses relevant to psychology, criminology and justice.
  4. Use digital technologies and psychology, criminology and justice related literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  5. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  6. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate psychology, criminology and justice methods.
  7. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and scholarship.
  8. Communicate psychology, criminology and justice knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,700 *

* 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 actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $32,850 *

* International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit 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 actual 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

Employment opportunities include case management in the criminal justice system, human resources management, education, rehabilitation, business, mental health, and the administration and provision of social services, and performing in any job or role that involves understanding and guiding human behaviour, showing empathy and compassion, and displaying skills such as the ability to evaluate the needs of a client, write formal reports, and keep accurate and organised records; in particular, this double major of psychology, criminology and justice prepares students for work within the criminal justice system, or for further postgraduate studies in psychology, criminology and justice.

Possible future job titles

Criminology and justice system worker, counsellor, public sector worker, government agency worker, market researcher, children and family service provider, marketer, human resource worker, statistician, mental health services worker

Student
stories

"The program was challenging, stimulating and very exciting"
Leilani Kwan
Leilani KwanCriminology & Justice student

I am the first ECU student to participate in the Evidence Based Policing Internship Program with the WA Police, as part of my studies in the Bachelor of Criminology and Justice course at ECU.

This initiative is designed to provide high‑calibre university students the opportunity to gain practical experience and the chance to apply their research, evaluation, critical analysis and writing skills in a dynamic work environment.

My project consisted of data analysis, evaluative research, data selection and processing, which I found highly complementary to my existing course of study at ECU. I cannot emphasise enough the value of this experience.

It has provided me with a strong motivation to contribute to work efforts regarding crime and criminal justice.

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