BP023 - Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Plan: BP023P16 - Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Campus: City Campus
Program delivery and structureApproach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program transition plan
Approach to learning and assessment
The program utilises a range of teaching methods to engage you with critical learning about the Criminal Justice system. Large and small classes, tutorials, intensives, fully online and hybrid classes are offered. Teaching within the program is flexibly structured to facilitate a diversity of learning modes to maximise your engagement and acquisition of the skills, knowledge and capabilities required for professional practice. Problem and scenario based learning as well as virtual experiential activities, integrated with a professionally focused, Work Integrated Learning model will support your learning.
Assessment in this program is designed to complement your learning experience and provides you with the opportunity to gain feedback to support your learning and achievement of the program learning outcomes. A wide range of assessment tasks are used which include essay writing, report and project writing, class presentations, group work, on-line discussion and other on-line activities, case studies, problem solving and analysis, industry-based assessment, and examinations.
If you have a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition or are the primary carer of individuals with a disability it is possible to have adjustments arranged and negotiated to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.Top of page
Work integrated learning
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program, you will:
- undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
- interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
- complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and in addition:
- these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.
Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated in a workplace environment.
The HWSS2181 Justice and Legal Internship course is a significant WIL activity in the program in which you will complete an internship of approximately 50 days in a relevant organisation. This course will expose you to the work environment and workplace Occupational Health and Safety issues, and provide opportunities for you to apply your learning as you are doing professional work, jobs and tasks in industry.
If you already work in the Criminal Justice industry, you will need to consult the Criminal Justice Internship Co-ordinator before undertaking your internship to discuss possible options.Top of page
|To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester.
Year One of Program
|Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:
|Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
Year Two of Program
|Complete the following Six (6) Courses:
|Complete the following One (1) Course::
|Complete the following One (1) Course:
|Select and Complete One (1) Program Option course or an alternative negotiated with the Program Manager. Please refer to the list of Program Option Courses at the end of this program structure:
Year Three of Program
|Complete the following Five (5) Courses:
|Select and Complete One (1) Program Option Courses or an alternative negotiated with the Program Manager. Please refer to the list of Program Option courses at the end of this program structure.
|Select and Complete One (1) course from any:
Program Option Courses:
|List of Program Option Courses:
Program transition plan
The program structure of the Bachelor of Criminal Justice program was amended from Semester 1 2022, and the following changes were applied:
- Removal of minor program option streams.
- Addition of the quantitative research option JUST2330 Applied Research in Criminological Settings in Year 2.
- Addition of the core course JUST1117 Forensic Interviewing in Year 2 and removing a program option.
- Addition of the core course SOCU2114 Case Management Practice in Year 3 and removing a program option.
If you have commenced the Bachelor of Criminal Justice program prior to 2022, you will not be disadvantaged by these changes and all approved courses undertaken prior to 2022 will contribute toward your degree. You will not incur any extra costs or be required to complete extra credit points because of these changes. Academic advice will be made available, and an enrolment plan provided to you on request.
If you are undertaking a reduced load, are on Leave of Absence (LOA), or have deferred studies you will not be disadvantaged by the change of program structure.
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