Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology is the only degree of its type in Victoria, focussing on both the causes of crime (criminology) and the fallout of crime (criminal justice). You'll learn about local and global criminality, traditional approaches and responses to crime, and emerging trends and practices. In this course, you'll examine the international dimensions of criminal justice as well as the technological advances that impact the sector, including an emphasis on predicting the commission of crime, detecting and stopping criminal behaviour, and implementing effective and efficient criminal sanctions. You will also get professional learning experience by completing a Capstone Project in your final year. The degree will give you the knowledge and skills to work in a range of sectors and industries, including policing, corrections, courts, offender rehabilitation, victim support and government policy development.
- Successful completion of the Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology requires students to complete units of study to the value of 300 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated. 16 core units (200 credit points)
- 8 other units (100 credit points).
Standard entry requirements
Successful completion of: the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees) applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry upon completion of the STAT test. VCE Units 3 and 4 - a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent. Satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65% minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0 TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 75 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20 Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50) any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.
Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning program provides opportunities to gain invaluable skills and confidence in knowing that you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation. You can also earn credit towards your degree. Choose from six- or 12-month professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements.