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Bachelor of Forensic Science
Griffith University - Nathan

Course outline

Forensic investigators are skilled, dedicated professionals who assist police in examining evidence. In this degree, you’ll develop skills and knowledge in basic forensic science, and receive training in handling criminal casework in forensic molecular biology and forensic chemistry. You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of new forensic analytical methods and innovations and gain valuable experience from real casework. You’ll practise presenting expert evidence in moot courts and will learn from academic staff who have ties to international projects and who provide expert evidence in Australian courts. In your first year, you’ll take core courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics and forensic investigation. In your second and third years, you’ll focus on your chosen major (forensic chemistry or forensic molecular biology) and continue to develop your skills in core areas. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Forensic Science at GU.

Majors

Forensic chemistry; forensic molecular biology.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Science/B Forensic Science.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.

Admissions Criteria

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Prerequisites

Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission.

Recommended study
One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Assumed knowledge

Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
65.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

94.40

72.80

63.50

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

77.40

68.70

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

20

<5*

6

19

0

9

<5*

60

Percentage of all students

33.3%

<5*

10.0%

31.7%

0.0%

15.0%

<5*

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

You’ll be prepared to work as a DNA expert, a forensic molecular biologist, forensic chemist or forensic toxicologist and as an acknowledged expert in these or a variety of other roles within the criminal justice system. You’ll also be able to pursue a scientific career not directly related to forensic organisations, in areas such as analytical chemistry, molecular biology and biomedical science. You may also choose to undertake a fourth year research honours program, which can lead to a PhD and a career in research.

Membership

Professional recognition will vary depending on your choice of major. Forensic chemistry: Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS); Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). Forensic Molecular Biology: Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS); Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

Course Code
228252
Start Date
Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024

Fee
CSP/$8000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Brisbane
 
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