Bachelor of Science (Forensic) / Bachelor of Laws

Handbook

Faculty of Business and Law

Program Code

11168

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

Admission Instructions

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Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus.

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This program is available only to students who have already commenced the program.

Students completing this combined degree become specialists in forensic science and also meet the academic requirement to practice law in NSW. However, a student who wishes to practice as a lawyer must also complete postgraduate professional training approved by the Legal Profession Admission Board.

The Bachelor of Science (Forensic)/Bachelor of Laws takes five years of full-time study to complete. Students who undertake the Bachelor of Laws Program in the final two years of a combined degree may enrol on a less than full-time basis. Graduates should refer to the information on the Bachelor of Laws. Alternatively, students completing this degree may apply for entry to the Bachelor of Laws/Diploma of Legal Practice - see separate handbook entry - which allows immediate admission to legal practice on graduation.


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Not available to new students.


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Student with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner. Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medial condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


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Students in combined degree programs are advised to consult with the relevant Program Officers for the Bachelor of Laws (Faculty of Business and Law) and the Bachelor of Science (Forensic) (Faculty of Science and Information Technology).


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The Bachelor of Science (Forensic)/Bachelor of Laws combined degree program is undertaken over five years of full-time study. To satisfy the current requirements of this combined degree, students undertake the following standard program, including the courses identified below for the Bachelor of Science (Forensic).

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws degree students must complete 240 units in the pattern indicated. The final two years of the combined degree program comprises study in LAWS courses only.

Credit towards the Bachelor of Science (Forensic) degree is granted for the 80 units of Bachelor of Laws courses completed in the first three years, taking the total of Bachelor of Science (Forensic) units to 240. Thus, on successful completion of the first three years of the combined degree program, students will have met the requirements for Bachelor of Science (Forensic) degree.


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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
BIOL1001Molecules, Cells and Organisms

Formerly BIOL1010

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL1002Organisms to Ecosystems

Formerly BIOL1020

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry ISemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry IISemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS1001ALegal System & Method - Part ASemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS1001BLegal System & Method - Part BSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS1003ATorts - Part ASemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS1003BTorts - Part BSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
PHYS1200Introductory Physics for the Life SciencesSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL2050Molecular GeneticsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM2110Analytical ChemistrySemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM2310Organic ChemistrySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
FORS2010Introduction to Forensic ScienceNot currently offered10 units
LAWS2004ACriminal Law & Procedure - Part ASemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS2004BCriminal Law & Procedure - Part BSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS3004AContracts - Part ASemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS3004BContracts - Part BSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4001Constitutional Law

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4002Administrative Law

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4003Civil Procedure

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS4004Evidence

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4005Company Law

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4007Professional Conduct

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS4010Equity and Trusts

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4011Property

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS4012Public International Law

This course is a compulsory course for the Bachelor of Laws

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
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Choose 70 units from LAWS courses at 5000 level. See Handbook for Bachelor of Laws.
LAWS5003Advanced Criminal LawSemester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS5005Advanced Legal Research and WritingSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5006Child LawSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5009Employment LawSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5010Environmental LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5011Equal Opportunity LawSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5014International Human Rights LawSemester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS5015Intellectual Property LawSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5016Law ReviewNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5017Legal HistoryNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5021Sport and the LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5024Indigenous People, Issues and The LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5027Maritime and International Trade LawSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5028Intermural Skills CompetitionsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5029Occupational Health and Safety LawSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5030Legal TheorySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5031Trade Practices LawSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5032Dispute Resolution: non-litigiousSemester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)10 units
LAWS5033Native Title Law and PracticeNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5061Commercial LawSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5063Family LawSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
LAWS5065Taxation LawSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 60 units from the Biology or the Chemistry strand.
INFO1010Introduction to Information Systems and Technology

Biology Strand or Chemistry Strand. Students may choose another Bachelor of Science approved course at the 1000, 2000 or 3000 level

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
BIOL3001Advanced Laboratory Skills in Biological Sciences

Biology Strand

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL3020Reproductive Physiology and Development

Biology Strand. Students may choose BIOL3330 instead

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL3090Molecular Biology

Biology Strand

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL3330Plant Development and Physiology

Biology Strand. Students may choose BIOL3020 instead

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
FORS3020Forensic Science II

Biology or Chemistry Strand

Not currently offered10 units
Choose 60 units from the Chemistry or the Biology Strand.
CHEM3110Instrumental Chemical Analysis

Chemistry Strand

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM3570Applications of Spectroscopy: Quantitative Analysis and Characterisation of CompoundsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM3610Environmental Chemistry IINot currently offered10 units
FORS3010Forensic Science I

Biology or Chemistry Strand

Not currently offered10 units