BP295 - Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology

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Plan: BP295P16 - Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

The program uses a variety of teaching and learning approaches including: interactive coursework, seminars, online components, case studies, action research, reflective techniques, individual and group presentations, group-based learning, discussions, negotiated learning (such as work-based projects) and virtual workplace experiences.

The degree provides you with the opportunity to gain important vocational skills that are transferable across many occupations or places of employment. These skills include communication, critical thinking, data analysis, problem solving, research and working as an individual or within a team or taskforce.

The program utilises a range of assessment methods to evaluate student learning, with the aim of developing critical and analytical thinking skills, research design capabilities for the workplace, problem solving abilities and high level communication skills. A range of assessment will enable you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in all courses. Formal and informal assessment will be ongoing throughout the semester.

Assessment will include a variety of written genre along with class exercises, oral presentations, workshop and seminar facilitation and online activities. Assessment will provide opportunities for you to apply your learning to your developing professional practice.

You will also be involved in providing lecturers with feedback about the courses you study as part of the University’s course review process.

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. 

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Work integrated learning

RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience.
In particular:

  • You will undertake and be assessed on a structured activity that allows you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice
  • You will interact with industry and community when undertaking this activity
  • The WIL activity is completed in a work context or situation and may include teamwork with other students from different disciplines.

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated in a workplace environment. These interactions and the context provide a distinctive source of feedback to you that will underpin your learning.

In the Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology, the value of WIL is for you to learn and demonstrate your professional capability in an applied setting.  You can bring knowledge, skills and ethics developed during the program to real work and professional situations as you undertake supervised practice in field agencies.  WIL also offers opportunities for you to appreciate the range of roles and tasks found in psychology and related professional fields, and to develop professional networks to assist your transition into graduate employment.

The specific WIL courses in this program are:

  • SOCU2114 Case Management Practice, is a skill based course which provides the theoretical underpinnings for working with managing clients as a practitioner within justice and other settings.  Role plays which intergrate theory and practice provide with provide you with the opportunity to develop relevant practitioner skills in case mangement.
  • BESC1453, Professional Practices in Psychology, provides you with theoretical and practical skills associated with work. You will explore organizational responsibilities (such as professional ethics) and develop fundamental job skills. This 12 credit point course enables you to also explore diversity in the work environment.
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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: Note: All courses listed may not be available each semester
 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Criminal Psychology 12 JUST2323 City Campus
Foundations of Criminology 12 SOCU2064 City Campus
Foundations of Psychology 12 BESC1126 City Campus
Introduction to Law 12 HUSO2235 City Campus
Criminological Theory 12 SOCU2119 City Campus
Principles of Psychology 12 BESC1123 City Campus
Forensic Interviewing 12 JUST1117 City Campus
AND
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:
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Biological Psychology 12 BESC1190 City Campus
Developmental Psychology 12 BESC1182 City Campus
Research Methods in Psychology 12 BESC1449 City Campus
Social Psychology 12 BESC1186 City Campus
Cognitive Psychology 12 BESC1178 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
AND
Select and Complete Two (2) 12cp Program Option Courses listed at end of this program structure or an alternative negotiated with the Program Manager. Note: HWSS2181 Justice & Legal Internship is a 24cp course and will count as 2 electives.
 
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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Case Management Practice 12 SOCU2114 City Campus
Forensic Psychology 12 BESC1429 City Campus
Philosophy and Methodology of Psychology 12 BESC1437 City Campus
Professional Practices in Psychology 12 BESC1453 City Campus
Criminal Behaviour Analysis 12 SOCU2253 City Campus
Psychological Assessment and Individual Differences 12 BESC1433 City Campus
Psychopathology and Models of Intervention 12 BESC1445 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:
University Elective
 
AND

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Program Option Courses:

List of Program Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Alternative Dispute Resolution 12 HWSS1144 City Campus
Applied Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples 12 HUSO2301 City Campus
Arbitration 12 JUST2326 City Campus
Border Security 12 JUST2300 City Campus
Civil Obligations 12 JUST2315 City Campus
Civil Procedure 12 SOCU2094 City Campus
Community Based Corrections 12 JUST2309 City Campus
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 12 HUSO2225 City Campus
Corrections 12 POLI1076 City Campus
Contemporary Sentencing 12 JUST2289 City Campus
Crime Prevention 12 JUST2237 City Campus
Criminal Law 12 HUSO2231 City Campus
Criminal Law Investigation and Procedure 12 HWSS2120 City Campus
Criminology and Justice Studies Field Project 12 HWSS2161 City Campus
Deviance, Control and Conflict 12 HUSO2120 City Campus
Digital Criminology: Crime and Justice in Digital Society 12 INTE2079 City Campus
Drug Related Crime 12 HUSO2228 City Campus
Evidence and Proof in Litigation 12 JUST2270 City Campus
Family, Society and the Law 12 SOCU2096 City Campus
Forensic Studies 12 ONPS2169 City Campus
Foundations of Policing 12 JUST2254 City Campus
Global Crime 12 SOCU2235 City Campus
Indigenous Studies 12 HUSO1296 City Campus
Information Law and Society 12 HUSO2342 City Campus
International Human Rights and Law 12 POLI1068 City Campus
Introduction to Applied Human Rights 12 HUSO2311 City Campus
Introduction to Criminal Justice 12 JUST2273 City Campus
Justice and Legal Internship 24 HWSS2181 City Campus
Labour Relations Law 12 JUST2316 City Campus
Miscarriages of Justice 12 JUST2339 City Campus
The Practice of Mediation 12 HWSS2202 City Campus
Professional Internship 12 HWSS2156 City Campus
Psychology of Everyday Thinking 12 BESC1071 City Campus
Psychology of Social Life 12 BESC1072 City Campus
Psychology of Stress 12 BESC1075 City Campus
The Sociology of Drug Use 12 HUSO2201 City Campus
Sociology of Law 12 SOCU2095 City Campus
Terrorism and Society 12 POLI1062 City Campus
Therapeutic Jurisprudence 12 JUST2307 City Campus
Understanding Conflict and Mediation 12 HWSS2157 City Campus
Understanding Personality 12 BESC1403 City Campus
Victimology 12 HUSO2234 City Campus
Welfare Law 12 SOCU2097 City Campus
Working with Clients with Co-existing disorders 12 HWSS2172 City Campus
Youth Justice Systems 12 HWSS2117 City Campus
 

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