Sub-major - Environmental Forensics

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM3064.1

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

This sub-major in Environmental Forensics consolidates knowledge from the disciplines of Forensic Science and Environmental Science, to provide students with the capacity to performed forensic investigations into environmental incidents and spills. The sub-major strongly draws on Forensic Science concepts, including evidence integrity and continuity as well as the concept of identification, and applies them to environmental crime. After completion of the sub-major, students will be able to collect, analyse and interpret data, and will be able to describe how the legal context influences the manner in which all these sequential steps of an investigation are performed.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Richard Thomas

Sub-major Structure

Students must complete four units as follows

300806 Forensic Science
300843 Forensic and Environmental Analysis
300981 Environmental Forensic Investigations

Choose one of

300883 Laboratory Quality Management
300857 Environmental Geochemistry

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