What does flexible study mean for me?
Studying at Swinburne Online gives you the freedom to study how it suits you. Decide when and where it fits in with your life and tailor your study journey to your own needs. Get a world-class degree without giving up what’s important.
Flexible study at Swinburne Online
Personalised study journey
Set a study pace that work with what’s going on in your life. If you’re unsure about how much you can commit to, we can offer part-time options and the option of increasing your unit load as your progress. Interested in fast-tracking your studies? You also have the opportunity to complete up to 12 units per year.
Fit study around your life
You don’t have to put your life on hold to study. Prioritise what matters to you and fit study around family, work and personal commitments through a course that is flexibly designed for online learners.
Start when it suits. Swinburne Online offers multiple intake dates and flexible unit availability, so you can choose when you begin your studies or if you need to take a break.
Flexible study requires flexible support. As a Swinburne Online student, you’ll have support for extended hours, seven days a week, with Student Advisors available to help with anything from tech support to research advice and dedicated online tutors in each of your units.
Your course structure
The Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology consists of 24 units, including four core units, 13 major units and seven elective units.
Your learning will focus on technology and innovation within the criminal justice system. Your units will centre on understanding the different nuances of crime and how to adapt to new artificial intelligence technologies. For example, ‘Technological Advances in Dealing with Crime’ will introduce you to issues that emerge with sentencing as a result of artificial intelligence.
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How you'll learn
How you'll learn
Learning designed for online
Your study journey with Swinburne Online is tailored to the digital space. You’ll study in a dynamic virtual classroom environment, interact with your peers in the custom-built social platform, and receive support at the times you need it from advisors who understand studying online.
You’ll complete each of your units in Canvas, your online classroom, and be guided through coursework by an online tutor with real-world experience in your field of study. Canvas is where you’ll access classes, assignments and discussion boards with your peers.
The Student Hub is your online campus, where you’ll access the support and resources to assist you throughout your study journey. From managing your course to technical support and library resources, you’ll find it all in one easy location.
Swinburne Online will be there for you each step of the way. From enrolment through to graduation, we offer extended, flexible support in each of your units and advisors to assist with anything from technical support to referencing and assignment tips.
Applicants are required to meet the following minimum academic requirements:
- Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification; or
- Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees); or
- If you don’t have a formal qualification, you may be considered for entry upon completion of the STAT test.
- VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent.
If you are applying as an international student, please view the English Language Requirements.
The estimated annual fee for this course is $15,142*. This is based on completing eight 12.5 credit point units in one calendar year.
Commonwealth provided loans are available to assist eligible students to pay their course fees and there are a range of university, government and privately funded scholarships and prizes.
Discover more information about HELP loans.
Course fees will be affected by a student’s unit selection and any credit awarded in recognition of previous academic experience.
This course is offered to domestic and offshore international students. Depending on your citizenship, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.
Domestic students also contribute to student services and amenities via an annual fee.
Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students. You may be eligible for Swinburne Scholarships.
Solve tomorrow’s crime today
Our graduates work in a range of rewarding roles and industries. The Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology prioritises enhancing your technical literacy so that you can graduate with a future-focused skill set. You will:
- Gain a broad understanding of criminal justice and criminology
- Focus on the technological advancement within the criminal justice system
- Learn from real industry leaders.
Specialise in your interests; such as law enforcement, victim support, preventing crime or offender rehabilitation.
Ensure the security of inmates and staff inside prisons, help to supervise activities and play a key role in maintaining safety.
Advise government departments on issues relating to security and foreign affairs.
Serve to protect public life and property.
Provide security insight and advice in private or public organisations.
Customs and Border Protection Officer
Manage the security and integrity of a country’s borders.