UWA Handbook 2014

Graduate Certificate in Forensic Investigation

About this course

This course is designed for professionals (lawyers, police and others) working in the justice system. It focuses on forensic and scientific issues encountered during an investigation. Specifically, the course provides an overview of the fundamental principles of (forensic) science; a basic understanding of some of the more common fields (e.g. DNA, psychology, trace evidence); and the skills to critically evaluate and challenge expert evidence.

Course overview

Course titleGraduate Certificate in Forensic Investigation
Award abbreviationGradCertForInv
Course code52210
Course typepostgraduate certificate
Statusnot available in 2014
Administered byFaculty of Science
Intake periodsbeginning of year only
Attendance typepart-time only
Estimated time commitmentThe estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
ArticulationThis course does not form part of an articulated course.
Minimum credit points required24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Time limit2 years
Delivery modemulti-mode
Locations offeredUWA (Crawley)
Domestic fee typepostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Winthrop Professor Ian Dadour
Course adviceCentre for Forensic Science
6488 7286

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Note: This course is not available in 2014.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2014;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Graduate Certificate in Forensic Investigation

Take all unit(s) (24 points):

NSFNSC5508Introduction to Forensic Science
S2FNSC5518Forensic Science and Policing
NSFNSC5519Forensic DNA and the Law
N/AFNSC5520Criminal Behaviour

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.