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Bachelor of Science (Criminology and Psychology) - CL55

Gain specialist skills in the disciplines of psychology and criminology in this course which offers a unique blend of criminology, psychology, sociology, law and forensic science units. You’ll explore the causes and consequences of crime and justice issues and how we can combat crime in our communities including technology-enabled crime, and learn how to provide case management for a range of client types. A unique feature of this course is the option to complete a research project or work placement as part of a capstone unit. Choose to study on campus or online utilising our renowned online platform allowing you the flexibility to balance study, work, family and other commitments.

Despite the disruption COVID-19 has caused to regular course delivery, CQUniversity continues to provide world-class education through our renowned online study mode. This means that even if the course you are interested in studying is listed as available on campus, you will still be able to apply and start your studies online, and then transition to on-campus study when the time comes.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online, On Campus

RANK CUT OFF

OP:16 SR:66 ATAR:61.8

RANK THRESHOLD

OP:16 SR:66 ATAR:61.8

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton, Townsville, Online

PRE-REQUISITES

English (Units 3 & 4, C)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

English

Gain specialist skills in the disciplines of psychology and criminology with this unique course that also features an accredited psychology degree.

You will develop a broad knowledge of criminology and psychology and their application, including theoretical perspectives and an appreciation of the social and cultural contexts of criminological and psychological research and professional practice.

A unique feature of this course is the option to complete a research project or work placement as part of a capstone unit. Upon completion of the course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the methodologies and statistical techniques commonly used by researchers for information gathering and analysis, which you can apply when undertaking research activities.

Choose to study the Bachelor of Science (Criminology and Psychology) on campus at our Rockhampton and Townsville campuses or online utilising our renowned online platform allowing you the flexibility to balance study, work, family and other commitments.

If you complete the course with a GPA of 5.5 or above in your level 2 and level 3 Psychology units you may be eligible for a place in our Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) course, which will prepare you for conditional registration as psychologists in Australia, as well as for coursework and/or research higher degree studies in psychology

If you choose not to follow the route towards being a professional psychologist you will have the opportunity to graduate with a recognised qualification, which is universally acknowledged as an indication of competence and achievement in understanding human thought and behaviour, and which can be applied in a variety of people-oriented vocations.

Core Units 24 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 20 compulsory and four elective units. You have a choice of completing the CRIM13003 Research Capstone or CRIM13004 Work placement. There are 13 psychology units and 11 criminology units providing a balanced perspective on both disciplines.

The course is designed to give a strong grounding in both the disciplines of criminology and psychology. Assessment is overseen through university governance processes, along with the discipline's pastoral responsibility. The course adheres to CQUniversity's academic standards and continual renewal and improvement framework.

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2020Rockhampton, Townsville

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2020Available Online
Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Criminology Work Placement CapstoneCRIM13004This capstone unit enables students to apply the theories, content knowledge and skills they have learned to a workplace environment. Student work should involve finding solutions to a problem in a regulatory agency, criminal justice agency, government or other organisation involved in the prevention or regulation of criminal activity. On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 1. Apply skills and knowledge developed in the course to criminology practice in in a regulatory agency, criminal justice agency, government or other organisation involved in the prevention or regulation of criminal activity. 2. Evaluate and report work placement experiences and assess personal and professional growth, strengths and weaknesses in: (a) intellectual development (integration, problem identification, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making), (b) social development (social skills, initiative and independence), and (c) professional development (technical skills, time management and verbal and written communication). 3. Reflect upon and describe the careers, roles, relationships, responsibilities and activities of people engaged in the practice of criminology in the workplace. 4. Reflect upon, evaluate and report enhanced knowledge of criminology gained as a result of participation in work placement and the nature of the environment that supported such learning.
A residential school is attached to PSYC13024 Qualitative Research Methodology – students who enrol in this unit must attend a compulsory residential school.

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2020. There is an unadjusted score before any adjustment schemes or factors were applied and an adjusted score if these were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.

Rank Threshold OP 16 | SR 66 | ATAR 61.8
Rank Cut-Off - unadjusted OP 16 | SR 66 | ATAR 61.8
Rank Cut-Off - adjusted OP 16 | SR 66 | ATAR 61.8


Student Profile

If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1 2020.

Institute Profile

To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1 2020 view our Institute Profile.

English (4,SA) or equivalent

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language testing system (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

None

Health Requirements

None

Assumed Knowledge

English

The Bachelor of Science (Criminology and Psychology) prepares graduates for a career in criminal justice, police, customs, correction services and other law enforcement and regulatory agencies.

The degree is also relevant to a broad array of government departments such as prisons, probation and parole, court clerk, investigator, ­­defence as well as public and private security and investigation.

You may wish to undertake further study to qualify as a psychologist. The psychology aspects of the degree are also useful for careers which require a sound understanding of human behaviour such as:

  • Human resource management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Business management
  • Teaching
  • School guidance counselling
  • Scientific research
  • Public health
  • Defence
  • Special education

You may be eligible for Student membership or Affiliate membership of the Australian Psychological Society.

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and as such, successful completion of this course will mean that you are eligible to apply for an APAC accredited 4th year honours course in  Psychology.
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.
If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.
Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution? Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 1. Some units may fall within Band 2 and/or 3.
Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.
You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
HECS-HELP and payment options HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

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