University of Technology Sydney

C09142v1 Bachelor of Criminology Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Criminology in Analytics and Research (BCrim)
Bachelor of Criminology in Digital Security (BCrim)
Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) (BIntSt(Hon))
Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim)

CRICOS code: 106901D
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City Campus


This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. See the Course transfer page for further details.

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Inherent requirements
Assumed knowledge
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Other information


The Bachelor of Criminology Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) is an exit-point for students who have completed the International Honours pathway within the Bachelor of Criminology Bachelor of International Studies (C10447).

In the fourth year of the combined degree, International Honours students spend an academic year studying in the local language at a university in the country of their major and also complete an honours level research project under the supervision of a relevant UTS academic.

Entry to the International Honours pathway is dependent on students maintaining a credit average (or higher) in both their International Studies and professional degree in their first three years of study, and on the availability of placements in particular majors.

The mix of theory and practice in core subjects, in the curated majors and via possible combined degrees with Forensic Science and International Studies addresses industry needs for an applied approach to criminology and the increasingly digital and transnational dimensions of crime.

Course aims

This course is designed to address areas of current demand for graduate employment balanced with the critical skills needed to work in and transform industry into the future. Course-long industry engagement prepares graduates to pursue careers at all levels of government, in law enforcement, criminal justice, corrections, border protection, the financial or insurance sectors, or within community organisations concerned with crime prevention and rehabilitation, both in Australia and internationally.

Career options

Career options include police officer, law enforcement agent, corrections officer, border force officer, customs officer, crime prevention analyst, policy analyst, community justice/development worker, government worker, evaluator, cyber security analyst, fraud prevention analyst, digital fraud prevention analyst, intelligence officer, ICT security specialist, security consultant.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system and existing and emerging threats to justice, public safety and property
1.2 Apply and evaluate methodologies, technologies and practices relevant to contemporary criminology for policy formulation, risk analysis and stakeholder cooperation
2.2 Employ skills in critical analysis, problem solving, data literacy to analyse and respond to criminal justice and social policy challenges within organisations, communities and systems of governance
3.1 Analyse crime as a global phenomenon and explain how different jurisdictions define and respond to current and emerging trends in crime
3.2 Employ knowledge from and about local and international contexts to understand and respond appropriately to intercultural dimensions of crime and justice
4.1 Examine the impact of historical and contemporary legal and criminal justice policies and practices upon Indigenous peoples and communities
4.2 Develop practices that promote fair and just outcomes for Indigenous peoples' and communities within the legal and criminal justice system
5.1 Act with personal and ethical integrity and demonstrate social responsibility, demonstrating a critical understanding of the links between criminal law, criminal process, criminalization, poverty, disadvantage and justice
6.1 Convey complex concepts clearly, logically and effectively in written and oral forms to a variety of audiences
6.2 Communicate for high-level collaborative engagement and be competent in working in teams to address issues in crime
INT1.1 Understand and employ effective strategies to operate within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and internationally.
INT2.1 Conduct a major independent applied research project using advanced theoretical and specialised knowledge into international aspects of contemporary societies and cultures.
INT2.2 Evaluate critically research findings and creatively use applied research methods to understand complex problems.
INT3.1 Understand and engage with cultural diversities in Australia and internationally.
INT4.1 Acquire knowledge and skills of Indigenous Australian communication, engagement, research ethics and practices to work effectively with and for Indigenous Australians across a professional context.
INT5.1 Engage critically with current issues to act in socially responsible ways in Australian and international settings.
INT6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken language using diverse digital technologies.


INT = International Studies course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Bachelor of Global Studies, Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment and Bachelor of Criminology Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

For course specific information see the Bachelor of International Studies Diploma in Languages Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement

Assumed knowledge

There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program. During their first year of study students complete a language survey to ensure they commence their language and culture study at the appropriate level.

Recognition of prior learning

The service of commissioned officers and those who have completed agency training courses is recognised as part of the basis for admission and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for fast-tracking of degree completion.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a five-year, full time basis. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.

Course structure

Students must complete 240 credit points, comprising:

  • Core subjects (72 credit points)
  • Major subjects (72 credit points)
  • International Studies subjects (96 credit points)

International Studies (96 credit points)

  • Intercultural Communication (8 credit points)
  • International Research Methods (8 credit points)
  • Contemporary Society subject (8 credit points)
  • Language and Culture subjects (32 credit points)
  • International Honours (40 credit points)

Overseas study

International Honours students spend a full year at a relevant partner university where they complete an honours level research project.

Course completion requirements

STM91629 Core subjects (Criminology) 72cp
CBK92041 72cp Major or submajor and elective choice (Criminology) 72cp
CBK92058 Country and Language choice (Honours) 96cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The typical program shown below is for a full-time student who has chosen the Bachelor of Criminology Digital Forensics major, and the German Language and Culture major (International Honours pathway) in the Bachelor of International Studies. Other majors may be selected from the list of majors available, but entry to the International Honours pathway is based on academic merit.

The typical program for the all of the Bachelor of Criminology majors can be found in the Handbook for C10446 Bachelor of Criminology. For the other language and culture majors the pattern of enrolment remains the same, except students select the subjects relevant to their major.

Digital Forensics major with German major as an example, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
98000 Introduction to Criminology   6cp
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
Spring session
98001 Crime Data: Analysis and Interpretation   8cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics   6cp
41092 Network Fundamentals   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
98003 Research Methods for Social Sciences   8cp
65325 Digital Trace and Identity   6cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Spring session
98002 Indigenous Perspectives on Crime and Justice   8cp
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
52670 Self and Society   6cp
48730 Cybersecurity   6cp
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Spring session
98004 Emerging and Contemporary Issues in Crime and Criminology   6cp
65326 Digital and Cyber Crime   6cp
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
999781 International Research Methods   8cp
971103 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1: Germany   16cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
98005 Policy Evaluation: Local and International Approaches   6cp
41900 Cryptography   6cp
48436 Digital Forensics   6cp
98006 Criminology Industry Project   16cp
41181 Information Security and Management   6cp
65327 Web Monitoring and Investigations   6cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) may be awarded with first class honours, second class honours division 1, second class honours division 2, and Pass level.

The calculation of the Honours level is based upon the 48 credit points of study completed in the UTS subjects 999781 International Research Methods, In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1 and In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2, all completed while students are overseas on In-country Study.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222