Bachelor of Criminal Justice

RMIT University

Program Overview

You’ll be introduced to key institutions and concepts in criminal justice, including policing and the correctional system. You’ll also learn about the uses of technology in crime, crime theories and crime investigation.The highly-regarded Bachelor of Criminal Justice focuses on preparing you for employment. Close links with criminal justice agencies are built into its design, development and delivery.You'll explore how criminal justice systems work to serve individuals and the community through law enforcement, policy, practice and reform.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 32,640


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Introduction to Law
  • Introduction to Criminal Psychology
  • Foundations of Criminology
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Foundations of Policing
  • Criminological Theory
  • Criminal Law

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification.Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)

  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

The cost of studying at RMIT University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 32,640 annually, to study in RMIT University.

Your career prospects are excellent and include roles with:

  • Australian Federal Police

  • Victoria Police

  • Customs and Border Protection

  • Victorian Gaming Commission

  • community corrections

  • Department of Justice

  • Department of Health and Human Services

  • courts.

Other avenues of employment in civil and criminal law firms and a wide range of other organisations include:

  • security management

  • private security firms

  • research

  • prisons administration

  • prosecutions

  • counselling

  • administrators

  • youth justice

  • dispute settlement

  • mediation

  • forensics.

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