Bachelor of Science (Forensic) (Honours)

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Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Program Code

11442

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus.

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Students who complete the Bachelor of Science (Forensic) / Bachelor of Law degree program may undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. The Honours degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest.


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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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Applicants must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Science (Forensic) or equivalent program with a minimum GPA of 5.0

(credit grade average) calculated from:

  • Across the entire degree program; or
  • Across a major in the proposed discipline of study, if that degree program includes such a major; or
  • Across the in at least 60 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists).

In exceptional circumstances, the above requirements may be varied with permission of the Head of School and Pro-Vice Chancellor.

No more than two years must have elapsed since completion of the undergraduate degree.


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Additional Selection Criteria:
  • Applicants must fill in an application for direct entry and this must be accompanied by a letter of request for admission addressed to both the Head of School and the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology. Students will not be allowed to commence study until permission has been granted by both the Head of School and the Pro Vice-Chancellor.


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No credit is available into Honours Programs.


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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. Consequently, no additional strategies beyond those should be required. The program is delivered through small group learning situations, including studio, group and individual tutorial/mentoring sessions, laboratory and field work. Opportunities for providing individual support will be considered.


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Some aspects of the program are practical hands on skills based and may be difficult for students with certain disabilities to undertake. The support structures of the Student Support Unit will be available to assist any students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty and School accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Wollotuka Indigenous Support Unit.


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The Bachelor of Science (Forensic) (Honours) is offered by the Faculty of Science and Information Technology. The Honours program is normally undertaken over one year of full-time study or two years part-time. Students are required to complete 80 units of courses.


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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
FORS4010Forensic Science Honours 4010Not currently offered20 units
FORS4020Forensic Science Honours 4020Not currently offered20 units
FORS4030Forensic Science Honours 4030Not currently offered20 units
FORS4040Forensic Science Honours 4040Not currently offered20 units