Specialisation

Major - Forensic Chemistry

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3023.1

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


Related Courses

2743.11 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
3754.1 Bachelor of Science
3756.1 Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)
3757.1 Bachelor of Advanced Science
3763.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts
3764.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International Studies
4748.3 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business
6043.1 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


This major gives a systematic introduction to the principles and practice of forensic chemistry. Forensic chemistry is the science underlying many forensic investigations from the analysis of toxic material to the detection and identification of illicit drug use. Forensic chemistry also forms the basis of a large portion of the techniques used at the crime scene. All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Val Spikmans

Major Structure

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Note: There will be no new enrolments from July 2020.

Bachelor of Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in Forensic Chemistry requires successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry
300806 Forensic Science

Spring session

200263 Biometry
300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300816 Cell Biology

And one elective

Year 2

Summer session

300935 Evidence and Crime Scene Management

Autumn session

300843 Forensic and Environmental Analysis
300876 Organic Chemistry

And one elective

Spring session

401171 Imaging Science

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

300868 Forensic Chemistry
300981 Environmental Forensic Investigations

And two electives

Spring session

300883 Laboratory Quality Management
300911 Complex Forensic Studies

And two electives

Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)

Qualification for the Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary) with a major in Forensic Chemistry requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Forensic Chemistry, given above.

In addition, all students must complete the mandatory 40 credit point sub-major in Education Studies

SM1100 Education Studies

Students must meet this requirement by choosing the units from SM1100 as electives within their Bachelor of Science program.

Bachelor of Advanced Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Science with a major in Forensic Chemistry requires successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below:

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry
300806 Forensic Science

Spring session

200263 Biometry
300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300816 Cell Biology

And one elective

Year 2

Summer session

300935 Evidence and Crime Scene Management

Autumn session

300843 Forensic and Environmental Analysis
300876 Organic Chemistry
300937 Advanced Science Project A

Spring session

300938 Advanced Science Project B
401171 Imaging Science

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300868 Forensic Chemistry
300981 Environmental Forensic Investigations
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective

Spring session

300883 Laboratory Quality Management
300911 Complex Forensic Studies
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective



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