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Get a hands-on introduction to collecting evidence and conducting forensic investigations. Study forensic photography, hair and fibre comparison, footwear and tyre impression evidence, fingerprinting, blood spatter interpretation, tool mark examination, biological evidence, drug identification, DNA analysis, explosive residues, GSR (gunshot residue) and buried evidence.
Science at Western
Forensic Science has a strong emphasis on the biological sciences (including DNA techniques, genetics, plants and toxicology), the chemical sciences (including analytical chemistry, biochemistry and organic chemistry) and, within this degree, you will find specialised Forensic subjects.
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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As a science graduate in forensic science look forward to career opportunties including:
- Forensic scientist
- Crime scene officer
- Accident investigator
- Private investigator
- Forensic consultant
- Drug analyst
As a Forensic Scientist you'll provide impartial scientific evidence for use in courts of law to support the prosecution or defence in criminal and civil investigations. You'll be primarily concerned with searching for and examining contact trace material associated with crimes.
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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. 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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