Bachelor of Forensic Investigation
Edith Cowan University
Edith Cowan University
Edith Cowan University (ECU)
is located in Perth, Western Australia — a friendly, safe and cosmopolitan city with a Mediterranean climate. With state-of-the-art facilities and high-quality teaching, ECU is a modern institution focused on innovation and excellence.
ECU has over 27,000 students from culturally diverse backgrounds, and has been awarded a five-star rating for ‘Teaching Quality’ and ‘Graduate Starting Salary’ from the Good Universities Guide 2016.
Bachelor Degree (Pass)
|Campus||ATAR Cutoff||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
|Joondalup||70.00^||Yes||Full-time internal, Part-time internal||
Standard University admission requirements apply
Develops educated practitioners who possess academic knowledge and practical skills in forensic investigation, supported by a unique combination of law, justice and science units relating to forensic investigations. The course provides content that's closely aligned with the technology, equipment, techniques, procedures and law needed to conduct effective forensic investigations. Studies are presented in a law and justice framework to enhance a student's forensic investigation skills and is closely linked to research in forensic science. In addition to an excellent grounding in the basic sciences and coronial law, students are exposed to experts in specialised area of forensics, laboratory techniques and advocacy.
Subjects you can Study
^ Shows the minimum tertiary entrance ranking needed by Australian school leavers to get into each CSP-based course. Cut-offs are not determined in advance. Course data and cut-off scores published on Good Universities Guide are indicative of the 2016 academic year.
Bachelor Degree (Pass)
- Full-time internal = 3 years
- Part-time internal = 6 years
24 units; 360 credit points
Standard University admission requirements apply
Related careers: Laboratory Technician, Scene-of-Crime Technician, Civilian Positions in Law Enforcement, Military Personnel, Medical Representative, Pharmaceutical Representative, Customs Positions, Security Positions, Intelligence Positions, Private Enterprise Positions. Cross-campus attendance: Students will be required to attend Joondalup and Mount Lawley.
How does this course perform?
How do study fields for Bachelor of Forensic Investigation at Edith Cowan University (ECU) perform?
Life after Study
Where are graduates that studied Para-legal studies at Edith Cowan University (ECU)?
|Public sector||Private practice||Private industry||Working overseas|
Border Force officers manage the security and integrity of Australia's borders. They mainly work at international airports, seaports or outposts along the Australian coastline. Border Force officers check passengers and crew before clearing them for entry into Australia. They check international mail, passenger luggage and other cargo of ships and aircraft to prevent the illegal entry into Australia of prohibited, quarantined or dutiable goods.
Criminologists examine the systems by which people accused of crimes are brought to justice, attempt to explain the reasons for criminal behaviour and suggest ways crime might be reduced.
Customs brokers, acting under licences issued by the Australian Border Force, provide professional assistance and advice about customs, quarantine and import and export matters. Customs brokers provide advice to clients about a range of international trade matters including customs clearance, quarantine and biosecurity restrictions, trade mark requirements, indirect tax obligations and other import and export matters.
Laboratory workers assist scientists, engineers, technical officers and other laboratory staff by collecting and preparing samples, carrying out experiments, making measurements with scientific equipment, recording results and presenting them for critical analysis.
Private investigators conduct investigations for clients and prepare evidence for court proceedings. They are often involved with matters of insurance, missing persons and character enquiries. They may hold licences or perform the duties of a process server or private bailiff.
About Edith Cowan University
Edith Cowan University is an innovative university that prides itself on being relevant to the real world. The university offers the right balance of academic study and practical work as part of its programs. With more than 320 different courses, including a diverse range of majors, minors and electives, you’ll have no problem finding just the right course for you. We offer a range of unique courses , including aviation, international hotel and resort management, maritime engineering and motorsports, as well as performing arts through the famous Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
ECU prides itself on being relevant to the real world and our degrees have a large practical component. This may take the form of practicum/work placements or industry-based assignments, offering you the opportunity to work in real-world laboratories or teaching facilities, or engage in discussion of real-life case studies.
Campus and locations
Our Joondalup campus is set within beautiful surrounds and its spacious grounds provide a great place for students to study and relax in. ECU Joondalup has world-class facilities for teaching and research, and offers courses in business, biomedical science, engineering, health sciences, law, natural sciences, nursing, sports science, psychology, social science and teacher education. An extensive range of facilities, services and support are available, including a modern library with 24-hour access to the e-Lab, a medical centre, a gym, cafés and a tavern.
Mount Lawley campus
Located in the trendy suburb of Mount Lawley and close to Perth CBD, you can’t help but be inspired by the artistic vibe at our Mount Lawley campus. Courses are offered in arts, business, communications, computing and security, creative industries and teacher education. Campus life is always buzzing, with cafés, a sport and fitness centre and a new Student Village. Our Mount Lawley campus is home to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the hundreds of performances and events that they host each year.
South West campus (Bunbury)
Located two hours south of Perth, our South West campus in Bunbury is the largest university campus in regional Western Australia, offering small, personalised class sizes and on-campus accommodation. Courses are offered in arts, business, nursing, science, social work and teacher education.
Why 'Reach Your Potential' at ECU
- We were awarded five-star ratings for ‘Teaching Quality’ and ‘Overall Satisfaction’ in The Good Universities Guide 2014.
- With more than 320 courses, including a diverse range of majors, minors and electives, you’ll have no problem finding the one for you.
- We have a variety of entry options available, including preparation courses and a portfolio pathway, which enable people from all backgrounds to enrich their lives and their communities through education.
- Many of our courses offer direct links with industry and organisations, by providing practical work placements and real work projects.
- We are known for our award-winning facilities and are at the forefront of providing innovative education and training solutions.
- Part-time and online study options are available for most courses, allowing you to fit study in with your work and family life.
- ECU’s communications and education programs have been named in the top 200 worldwide, according to a global university rankings list. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2013, ECU was listed for education and training, as well as communications and media.
Start your journey.
I have always had a passion for the design, construction, maintenance and management of man-made structures and so civil engineering was the first choice for me. At ECU, there are so many opportunities to graduate with more than just an engineering degree. There is a strong connection between ECU and the industry, which allows students to network and engage with industry professionals. This allows graduates to create and maintain diverse relationships with the community an engineer will eventually be a member of. The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours course constantly offers opportunities for students to gain both knowledge and experience throughout their degree. In lectures, you learn applicable information that is vital for your field. This information is then solidified through tutorials, laboratory classes and field work activities. ECU also offers students opportunities to create their own adventure. I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to study in Tianjin/Beijing in China as an elective unit. The knowledge and experience that I gained from this was invaluable and something you can’t just get out of a book. The current economic conditions in Western Australia limit the amount of successful engineering applications, however this encourages students to challenge themselves while at university and this ultimately develops better quality engineers. I believe ECU facilitates the training of industry-ready engineers and I believe I will have the foundations necessary to start my engineering career upon graduation.