Course

Bachelor of Policing Studies - Non NSW Police Pathway

Approved Abbreviation: BPolSt


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1719.1

AQF Level: 7

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2014.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Policing who do not transfer to the NSW Police Academy in their 3rd year of study. Students who have completed the second year of the Bachelor of Policing and do not want to join the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF) or who do not satisfy the NSWPF Professional Suitability assessment criteria, must transfer to the Bachelor of Policing Studies - Non NSW Police Pathway or another relevant course to complete their final year of study at UWS.

Prospective students who are interested in studying aspects of policing but do not wish to complete the Bachelor of Policing should consider enrolling into the Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Criminology or the Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternalKen Wooden
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternalErin Kruger

Admission

The Bachelor of Policing Studies is a transfer point only degree.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points with no less than 60 credit points at Level 3.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn Session

101900Working with Communities
101551Understanding Society
101565Theories and Concepts of Policing
101560Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 101560 Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice:

102709Introduction to Criminal Justice

Spring session

101556The Geographies of Social Difference
101557The Individual in Society
102039Crime, Deviance and Society
101566Contemporary Policing

Year 2

Autumn session

101555Ethics in the Social Sciences
101568Legislation, Courts and Policing
400684Juvenile Crime and Justice

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 400684 Juvenile Crime and Justice:

102699Youth Justice and Practice

And one elective

Spring session

400337Social Research Methods
101567Evidence, Investigations and Police Intelligence
102038Crime Prevention and Community

Choose one of

101969Policing Leaders Internship

Elective

After completion of the second year of studies, those students in the Bachelor of Policing who do not want to join the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF) or who do not satisfy the NSWPF Professional Suitability assessment criteria, may transfer into the Bachelor of Policing Studies - Non NSW Police Pathway.

Year 3

Autumn session

101552Applied Social Research

and three electives

Spring session

101554Contemporary Debates in Social Science

and three electives

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for majors and sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers majors and sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Global Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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