Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science)


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Students receive extensive training in the university’s state-of-the-art Crime Scene Investigation Training and Research Facility that permits activities across a range of crime scene simulation scenarios, including break and enters, stolen motor vehicles, robbery and assault, as well as specialist crime scene scenarios such as homicide/deceased investigations, clandestine graves, arson, clandestine laboratories and environmental incidents. Students will also gain experience in a range of specialised crime scene practices such as bloodstain pattern analysis, and the recovery of fingerprints, DNA and physical evidence from crime scene scenarios. 

The course is taught in line with current practices in operational forensic agencies and the program has strong links with relevant operational organisations. This is strengthened by teaching staff who have worked in law enforcement agencies and who have real-world experience in conducting casework and presenting evidence in criminal proceedings.

In addition to core science subjects, the degree provides a foundation in many aspects of forensic science, including methods of forensic evidence handling and analysis, crime scene investigation, forensic photography, forensic chemistry, forensic biology, forensic anthropology, environmental forensics, crime and criminal justice, laboratory quality management and complex cases. Students will obtain extensive experience in crime scene examination practices and techniques.

Program structure

The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.

For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $30,480*

Delivery: On campus



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"A really interesting and exciting program that provides great opportunities. The crime scene house prepares you for real life situations."

— Alexandra Boyd. Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science)

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum, unless the total duration of the program is less than 80CP. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program 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 program past the normal finish date of the program 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 programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.  

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