University of Technology Sydney

C10442v1 Bachelor of Forensic Science Bachelor of Languages and Cultures

Award(s): Bachelor of Forensic Science (BForSc)
Bachelor of Languages and Cultures (BLangCultures)

CRICOS code: 103105A
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City Campus

Notes

There is no direct admission to this course. Current UTS students in combined Bachelor of Arts in International Studies courses may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Continuing) application to transfer into this course. Check with the Student Centre.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Honours
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Languages and Cultures offers students studies in languages other than English, culture and society focused on developing their intercultural and linguistic capabilities. It also offers a capstone subject that allows students to design and carry out a small-scale research project that requires them to apply their linguistic skills and cultural knowledge.

The combined Bachelor of Forensic Science Bachelor of Languages and Cultures provides students with intercultural and linguistic skills that raise their awareness of the international implications of forensic science. Students develop an understanding and awareness of a language other than English languages and another culture and refine their intercultural skills. Students also develop their professional skills in writing, research and evaluation.

Career options

Career options depend on the selected major but may include positions in the police service, state and federal law enforcement agencies, government and private forensic or drug detection laboratories, customs, quarantine services, environmental protection agencies, pharmaceutical, chemical and analytical industries, DNA testing laboratories, medical diagnostic laboratories, hospitals or corporate multinationals providing forensic, medical or research services, digital forensic laboratories, scene of crime officers.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply: Demonstrate a command of forensic science practice, including the detection, collection, and analysis of traces using current, appropriate, and emerging processes and technologies.
1.2 Analyse: Evaluate the collection of traces and interpret the results of analyses through the use of propositions, hypotheses, and statistical methods.
1.3 Synthesise: Integrate information from individual and collective forensic analyses into investigative, evaluative, or intelligence frameworks.
2.1 Apply: Employ investigative and problem-solving skills to evaluate forensic science problems.
2.2 Analyse: Critically analyse and evaluate data, experimental results, and academic literature.
2.3 Synthesise: Formulate hypotheses and design experimental methods to test these hypotheses, and evaluate and communicate results in a scientific and impartial manner.
3.1 Apply: Practice safe, responsible, and professional conduct in laboratory and practical settings.
3.2 Analyse: Practise professional ethical conduct through work-integrated learning.
3.3 Synthesise: Discuss the impact and role of forensic science in addressing current and future challenges faced by law enforcement, the legal system, security, and the wider community.
4.1 Apply: Apply forensic science and professional skills with a high degree of personal autonomy and reflection.
4.2 Analyse: Devise and implement a relevant examination strategy to locate and examine traces.
4.3 Synthesise: Demonstrate initiative and innovative thinking through creative problem solving applied to new case scenarios, situations, or challenges in forensic science practice.
5.1 Apply: Demonstrate skills in case documentation.
5.2 Analyse: Combine various methods to record and communicate observations and evaluation of traces throughout all stages of an investigation.
5.3 Synthesise: Explain experimental findings to communicate conclusions, expert opinion, and the justification of professional decisions effectively to expert, scientific, and non-expert audiences.
6.1 Apply: Demonstrate an appreciation of historical and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges relevant to forensic science.
6.2 Analyse: Develop cultural awareness for ethical and respectful practices, and when developing community relations.
6.3 Synthesise: Integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, as both experience and analysis, into professional practice.
LC1.1 Employ effective intercultural strategies to operate within professional settings
LC2.1 Conduct independent research into contemporary societies and cultures
LC2.2 Evaluate research findings and creatively use research methods for international and intercultural studies
LC3.1 Reflect on and use knowledge of contemporary societies to engage with diverse cultures
LC3.2 Communicate effectively for everyday and/or professional purposes in an additional language
LC4.1 Value Indigenous knowledges, Language and sovereignty in Australian and international contexts
LC5.1 Develop capacity to engage ethically with current issues in Australian and international settings
LC6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken English

Key

LC = Languages and Cultures course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a five-year, full-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 240 credit points of study made up of 48 credit points of core subjects, a 72-credit-point major choice, 24 credit points of electives and 96 credit points of Language major choice.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students studying this course have an opportunity to undertake an internship subject and receive academic credit for their placement off campus (an external business or research institute) or on campus (UTS research institutes or departments), in a capacity relevant to their academic studies.

Course completion requirements

STM91180 Core subjects (Forensic Science) 48cp
CBK91225 Major choice 72cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp
CBK91972 Language Major Choice 96cp
Total 240cp

Course program

Typical course programs are shown below.

Chemistry major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
65242 Principles of Forensic Science   6cp
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
35255 Forensic Statistics   6cp
65312 Forensic Imaging   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
65202 Organic Chemistry 1   6cp
65306 Analytical Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
65409 Analytical Chemistry 2   6cp
65508 Organic Chemistry 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
65342 Crime Scene Investigation   6cp
65316 Criminalistics   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
65544 Chemical Criminalistics   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91976 Elective 8cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Spring session
992219 Languages and Cultures Capstone Project   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
65545 Forensic Toxicology 6cp  
65606 Analytical Chemistry 3 6cp  
65410 Skills for the Professional Chemist 6cp  
65317 Document Examination and Counterfeiting 6cp  
Spring session
65313 Forensic Intelligence   6cp
65314 Complex Cases   6cp
65315 Forensic Research Project   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
65643 Chemistry and Pharmacology of Recreational Drugs 6cp  
65644 Fire and Explosion Investigation 6cp  
65411 Inorganic Chemistry 1 6cp  
65001 Medicinal Chemistry 6cp  
68070 Introduction to Materials 6cp  
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6cp  
Biology major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
65242 Principles of Forensic Science   6cp
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
35255 Forensic Statistics   6cp
65312 Forensic Imaging   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
65342 Crime Scene Investigation   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
65316 Criminalistics   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
91137 DNA Profiling   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
65320 Forensic Genetics 6cp  
91138 Investigation of Human Remains 6cp  
91140 Bionanotechnology 6cp  
91326 Analytical Biochemistry 6cp  
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology 6cp  
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91976 Elective 8cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Spring session
992219 Languages and Cultures Capstone Project   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
65319 Biological Criminalistics 6cp  
91500 Histology 6cp  
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Spring session
65313 Forensic Intelligence   6cp
65314 Complex Cases   6cp
65315 Forensic Research Project   6cp
65318 Forensic Genotyping Technologies   6cp
CSI major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
65242 Principles of Forensic Science   6cp
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
35255 Forensic Statistics   6cp
65312 Forensic Imaging   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
65342 Crime Scene Investigation   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
91138 Investigation of Human Remains   6cp
65321 Homicide Investigation   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
65202 Organic Chemistry 1   6cp
65316 Criminalistics   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
65322 Major Scene Investigation   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91976 Elective 8cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Spring session
992219 Languages and Cultures Capstone Project   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
65317 Document Examination and Counterfeiting 6cp  
65306 Analytical Chemistry 1 6cp  
Spring session
65313 Forensic Intelligence   6cp
65314 Complex Cases   6cp
65315 Forensic Research Project   6cp
65323 Advanced Imaging and Specialist Recovery   6cp
Digital Forensics major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
41092 Network Fundamentals   6cp
65242 Principles of Forensic Science   6cp
Spring session
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics   6cp
35255 Forensic Statistics   6cp
65312 Forensic Imaging   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
65342 Crime Scene Investigation   6cp
48730 Cybersecurity   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
48436 Digital Forensics   6cp
41181 Information Security and Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
65316 Criminalistics   6cp
65325 Digital Trace and Identity   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
65326 Digital and Cyber Crime   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91976 Elective 8cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Spring session
992219 Languages and Cultures Capstone Project   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
41900 Cryptography   6cp
Spring session
65313 Forensic Intelligence   6cp
65314 Complex Cases   6cp
65315 Forensic Research Project   6cp
65327 Web Monitoring and Investigations   6cp

Honours

The Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours) (C09100) is available to eligible students with an additional one year of full-time study.

Other information

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