Extend your knowledge and understanding of chemical topics that are relevant to forensic investigations, and gain a deeper understanding of the underlying chemical and physical principles.
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Science at Western
Topics are taught in the context of the correct principles and procedures for collecting and conserving evidence, and the safe handling of chemical substances. These include an extended range of modern chemical instrumentation; the chemistry and analysis of various classes of drugs; clandestine drug laboratories; fire, arson and accelerants; explosions and explosives; and various forms of trace evidence (including textile fibres, glass and paint). This degree combines Science with learning about Education where you will also take four units of study in Education Studies. You will be offered a place in the Master of Teaching program on successful completion of the degree.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $29,040*
Delivery: On campus
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At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. Our unique Early Offer Program - HSC True Reward, focuses on your HSC subject results that reflect your strongest skills and relevant to the degree you want to do.
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As a science graduate in forensic chemistry, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Industry and Government
- Forensic Scientist
- Crime scene officer
- Accident and private investigator
- Drug analyst
- Quality control and assurance
- Biochemistry and molecular biology
- Primary or secondary teacher (with further study)
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.