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Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science

Build and update your knowledge and skills in the field of forensic science by completing a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science.

Introduction

The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science is a multidisciplinary course that acquaints students with current developments in basic forensic sciences and in particular, those related to criminal investigation.

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Course description, features and facilities

The course uses the research and teaching of the University to address the public and industry needs of WA and beyond, and is aimed at students who have completed a degree in an allied science or other relevant subject area who wish to gain a qualification in forensic science. The course provides a holistic introduction to a variety of forensic science disciplines.

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Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2014;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science

Take all unit(s) (6 points):

S1FNSC5611Ethics and Research Methods in Forensic Science

Take units to a value of 18 points from Group A or take units to a value of 12 points from Group A and units to a value of 6 points from Group B or take units to a value of 6 points from Group A and units to a value of 12 points from Group B:


Group A

S1FNSC5612Forensic Anthropology I—Introductory Theory and Method
S2FNSC5613Introduction to Forensic Chemistry
S2FNSC5619Forensic DNA Analysis

Group B

S2FNSC5518Forensic Science and Policing
N/AFNSC5520Criminal Behaviour
S2FNSC5614Forensic Archaeology—Theory and Method
S1FNSC5615Death Investigations
S1FNSC5616Digital Imaging in Forensic Science
S2FNSC5617Forensics and Information Technology
N/AFNSC5618Special Topic in Forensic Science
S2FNSC5626Forensic Anthropology II—Advanced Theory and Method

Career opportunities

Graduates from this course will be equipped with specialised skills and experiences in forensic science.

Related careers

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Further study opportunities

Students may pursue the option of further study in the Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science or Master of Forensic Science.

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to all students other than those holding an international student visa.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree in a relevant area from this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.

English competency

See the full list of English language requirements.
These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to all students other than those holding an international student visa.

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  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

Semester 1: 23 January

Semester 2: 26 June

How to apply

Submit a completed application form

Fees

Annual fee: $8355.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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  1. Application Deadlines
  2. Fees
  3. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

Fees

Annual fee: $16180.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science: the details

Status
Available 2014
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time only
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to relevant details in the UWA Handbook
Standard full-time completion
1 semester
Maximum time to complete
2 years
Contact details: course information
Faculty of Science
Centre for Forensic Science
forensic@uwa.edu.au
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6488 7286
Course code
51220
CRICOS Code
061618E
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