Major - Crime Scene Investigation

Western Sydney University Major Code: M4012.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Related Courses

3589.8 Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses: YES, but restrictions apply.

This major reinforces the knowledge and practical skills required for crime scene investigation as a core forensic science discipline. It draws on key forensic science concepts such as evidence integrity and continuity, case file management, and the interpretation and presentation of forensic information. After completion of the major, students will be able to correctly document crime scenes through photography, note taking and diagrams, collect and analyse potential forensic evidence, interpret data from observations and scientific analyses, and present findings through written reports. As well as crime scene investigation, the major provides students with a solid grounding across a range of forensic science disciplines that include forensic biology, forensic chemistry and forensic anthropology.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Professor Chris Lennard

Major Structure

NOTE: This major is also available to students in Course 3562.9 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science) - KT3149 - Forensic Science

Students must complete eight units as follows

Level 1

300874 Digital Forensic Photography
300806 Forensic Science

Level 2

300873 Crime Scene Investigation

Choose one of

300843 Forensic and Environmental Analysis
401171 Imaging Science

Level 3

Select four of

300911 Complex Forensic Studies
300981 Environmental Forensic Investigations
301120 Forensic Anthropology
401170 Forensic Biology
300868 Forensic Chemistry

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