University of Technology Sydney

C10446v1 Bachelor of Criminology

Award(s): Bachelor of Criminology in Digital Security (BCrim)
Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim)
Bachelor of Criminology in Analytics and Research (BCrim)

UAC code: 600070 (Autumn session), 600071 (Analytics & Research) (Autumn session), 600072 (Digital Security) (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 106140G
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course diagram
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Criminology prepares students to respond to the changing nature of crime in the 21st century by addressing the realities of crime in an increasingly digital and transnational age. Ideal for those starting their careers or extending their learning to respond to industry needs, students specialise in either digital forensics & security, data analytics & research, justice & legal studies, or forensics. The course combines studies in these focus areas with practical social science knowledge and skills needed for professions focused on crime prevention, detection, enforcement or the broader social implications and challenges of crime.

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.

There is a choice of three majors within the standard Bachelor of Criminology – Forensics, Data Analytics or Justice and Legal Studies.

The Bachelor of Criminology (Analytics and Research) offers students an opportunity to study an extended major focused on crime statistics and data analytics to inform policy and evaluate interventions.

The Bachelor of Criminology (Digital Security) extended major focuses students' studies on Cybersecurity. It is delivered with UTS Information Technology and Science academics.

Curriculum and applied learning from the real world: Students work with data sets, tools, problems and cases used in industry and contributed by UTS partners to be work-ready.

The course is offered primarily on campus, but individual subjects include aspects of asynchronous self-paced learning, synchronous online activities, collaborative learning and activities on campus, and industry engagement via site visits and/or guest speakers.

Pathways: 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 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.

Career options

Careers 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
2.1 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 Indigenour 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

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.

Assumed knowledge

Standard majors: any two units of English.

Analytics and Research extended major: any two units of English and Extension Mathematics 1.

Digital Forensics extended major: any two units of English, Mathematics, Information Processes and Technology and/or Software Design and Development.

Recognition of prior learning

For those with backgrounds in law enforcement, defence and corrections, their prior learning and experience is recognised.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a three-year, full-time or six year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 144 credit points, comprising:

  • 9 core subjects (72 credit points)
  • Major subjects (72 credit points) from the below options:
    • standard major (48 credit points major subjects and 24 credit points of electives or a submajor)
    • extended major (either 72 or 60 credit points core subjects and 12 credit points of option subjects depending on major)

Course completion requirements

STM91629 Core subjects (Criminology) 72cp
CBK92041 72cp Major or submajor and elective choice (Criminology) 72cp
Total 144cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C10446

Course program

Below are the typical programs for students undertaking the standard majors and the extended majors.

Data Analytics MAJ10061, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
98000 Introduction to Criminology   6cp
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
MAJ10061 Data Analytics 48cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Spring session
98001 Crime Data: Analysis and Interpretation   8cp
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics   6cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
52670 Self and Society   6cp
48024 Applications Programming   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Spring session
98002 Indigenous Perspectives on Crime and Justice   8cp
98004 Emerging Issues in Crime and Criminology   6cp
31005 Machine Learning   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
98003 Research Methods for Social Sciences   8cp
98005 Policy Evaluation: Local and International Approaches   6cp
41004 AI/Analytics Capstone Project   6cp
Spring session
98006 Industry Project   16cp
32146 Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Data Analytics and Research - Extended major MAJ10059, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
98000 Introduction to Criminology   6cp
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics   6cp
Spring session
98001 Crime Data: Analysis and Interpretation   8cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
33130 Mathematics 1   6cp
37252 Regression and Linear Models   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
52670 Self and Society   6cp
98003 Research Methods for Social Sciences   8cp
48024 Applications Programming   6cp
Spring session
98002 Indigenous Perspectives on Crime and Justice   8cp
98004 Emerging Issues in Crime and Criminology   6cp
31005 Machine Learning   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
MAJ10059 Data Analytics and Research 72cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
98005 Policy Evaluation: Local and International Approaches   6cp
41004 AI/Analytics Capstone Project   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
MAJ10059 Data Analytics and Research 72cp  
Spring session
98006 Industry Project   16cp
32146 Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics   6cp
31256 Image Processing and Pattern Recognition   6cp
Digital Forensics (Extended major) MAJ01151, 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
52670 Self and Society   6cp
65325 Digital Trace and Identity   6cp
48730 Cybersecurity   6cp
Spring session
98002 Indigenous Perspectives on Crime and Justice   8cp
98004 Emerging Issues in Crime and Criminology   6cp
48436 Digital Forensics   6cp
65326 Digital and Cyber Crime   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
98003 Research Methods for Social Sciences   8cp
98005 Policy Evaluation: Local and International Approaches   6cp
41900 Cryptography   6cp
Spring session
98006 Industry Project   16cp
41181 Information Security and Management   6cp
65327 Web Monitoring and Investigations   6cp
Forensics MAJ10060, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
98000 Introduction to Criminology   6cp
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
65242 Principles of Forensic Science   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Spring session
98001 Crime Data: Analysis and Interpretation   8cp
65312 Forensic Imaging   6cp
35255 Forensic Statistics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
52670 Self and Society   6cp
65316 Criminalistics   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Spring session
98002 Indigenous Perspectives on Crime and Justice   8cp
65314 Complex Cases   6cp
98004 Emerging Issues in Crime and Criminology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
98003 Research Methods for Social Sciences   8cp
98005 Policy Evaluation: Local and International Approaches   6cp
65342 Crime Scene Investigation   6cp
Spring session
98006 Industry Project   16cp
65313 Forensic Intelligence   6cp
65315 Forensic Research Project   6cp
Justice and Legal Systems MAJ10058, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
98000 Introduction to Criminology   6cp
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
70114 Criminal Law and Procedure   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Spring session
98001 Crime Data: Analysis and Interpretation   8cp
76012 Criminology   6cp
70311 Torts   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
52670 Self and Society   6cp
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92047 Choice 18cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Spring session
98002 Indigenous Perspectives on Crime and Justice   8cp
98004 Emerging Issues in Crime and Criminology   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92047 Choice 18cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
98003 Research Methods for Social Sciences   8cp
98005 Policy Evaluation: Local and International Approaches   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92047 Choice 18cp  
Spring session
98006 Industry Project   16cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Data Analytics MAJ10061, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
98000 Introduction to Criminology   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
MAJ10061 Data Analytics 48cp  
Spring session
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics   6cp
Spring session
98001 Crime Data: Analysis and Interpretation   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
52670 Self and Society   6cp
48024 Applications Programming   6cp
Spring session
98002 Indigenous Perspectives on Crime and Justice   8cp
31005 Machine Learning   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
98003 Research Methods for Social Sciences   8cp
Spring session
98004 Emerging Issues in Crime and Criminology   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
98005 Policy Evaluation: Local and International Approaches   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Spring session
32146 Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics   6cp
Year 6
Autumn session
41004 AI/Analytics Capstone Project   6cp
Spring session
98006 Industry Project   16cp
Data Analytics and Research - Extended major MAJ10059, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
98000 Introduction to Criminology   6cp
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
Spring session
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
52670 Self and Society   6cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
Spring session
98001 Crime Data: Analysis and Interpretation   8cp
33130 Mathematics 1   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
98003 Research Methods for Social Sciences   8cp
48024 Applications Programming   6cp
Spring session
98002 Indigenous Perspectives on Crime and Justice   8cp
37252 Regression and Linear Models   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
MAJ10059 Data Analytics and Research 72cp  
Spring session
98004 Emerging Issues in Crime and Criminology   6cp
32146 Data Visualisation and Visual Analytics   6cp
Year 5
Autumn session
98005 Policy Evaluation: Local and International Approaches   6cp
Spring session
31005 Machine Learning   6cp
31256 Image Processing and Pattern Recognition   6cp
Year 6
Autumn session
41004 AI/Analytics Capstone Project   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
MAJ10059 Data Analytics and Research 72cp  
Spring session
98006 Industry Project   16cp
Digital Forensics (Extended major) MAJ01151, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
98000 Introduction to Criminology   6cp
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
Spring session
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics   6cp
41092 Network Fundamentals   6cp
Spring session
98001 Crime Data: Analysis and Interpretation   8cp
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
52670 Self and Society   6cp
65325 Digital Trace and Identity   6cp
Spring session
98002 Indigenous Perspectives on Crime and Justice   8cp
65326 Digital and Cyber Crime   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
98003 Research Methods for Social Sciences   8cp
48730 Cybersecurity   6cp
Spring session
98004 Emerging Issues in Crime and Criminology   6cp
48436 Digital Forensics   6cp
Year 5
Autumn session
98005 Policy Evaluation: Local and International Approaches   6cp
41900 Cryptography   6cp
Spring session
41181 Information Security and Management   6cp
Year 6
Autumn session
65327 Web Monitoring and Investigations   6cp
Spring session
98006 Industry Project   16cp
Forensics MAJ10060, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
98000 Introduction to Criminology   6cp
65242 Principles of Forensic Science   6cp
Spring session
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
65312 Forensic Imaging   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
65316 Criminalistics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Spring session
98001 Crime Data: Analysis and Interpretation   8cp
35255 Forensic Statistics   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
52670 Self and Society   6cp
65342 Crime Scene Investigation   6cp
Spring session
98002 Indigenous Perspectives on Crime and Justice   8cp
65314 Complex Cases   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
98003 Research Methods for Social Sciences   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Spring session
98004 Emerging Issues in Crime and Criminology   6cp
65313 Forensic Intelligence   6cp
Year 5
Autumn session
98005 Policy Evaluation: Local and International Approaches   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Spring session
65315 Forensic Research Project   6cp
Year 6
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Spring session
98006 Industry Project   16cp
Justice and Legal Systems MAJ10058, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
98000 Introduction to Criminology   6cp
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
Spring session
70114 Criminal Law and Procedure   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
70311 Torts   8cp
52670 Self and Society   6cp
Spring session
76012 Criminology   6cp
98001 Crime Data: Analysis and Interpretation   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
98003 Research Methods for Social Sciences   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92047 Choice 18cp  
Spring session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
98002 Indigenous Perspectives on Crime and Justice   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92047 Choice 18cp  
Spring session
98004 Emerging Issues in Crime and Criminology   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92047 Choice 18cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
98005 Policy Evaluation: Local and International Approaches   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK92042 24cp Submajor or Electives Choice (Criminology) 24cp  
Spring session
98006 Industry Project   16cp

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