Bachelor of Accident ForensicsCQUniversity Australia
Bachelor of Accident Forensics
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Bachelor of Accident Forensics
The Accident Forensics degree develops expertise in the investigation and analysis of the factors which lead to accidents and the interventions required to prevent their recurrence. Accident Forensics graduates demonstrate advanced skills at systematically breaking down the factors leading to an accident and making the necessary findings and conclusions for prevention.
The course provides core studies in:
- Accident Phenomenology;
- Investigation Methods;
- Forensic Engineering;
- Accident Analysis;
- Human Factors Investigation and
- Occupational Health and Safety.
You will complete a capstone accident investigation project based on a ‘real' accident reconstruction at the university ‘crash lab'. The 120 hour work placement with practising accident investigators in the field ensures you are well prepared to integrate into your chosen career. The course has been developed in consultation with Australia's leading accident investigation professionals from air, rail, road and industrial contexts, and the leading organisations and government authorities which inform public safety strategies. You will also graduate with professional skills in occupational health and safety and will be well prepared to work in that area. You may apply for the award, Diploma of Workplace Health and Safety in addition to the Bachelor of Accident Forensics.
AQF Level: Level 7 Bachelor Degree
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- tertiary diploma level qualification, or
- bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
Recommended study - English (4, SA) and a science subject
- Rank Threshold: OP 17 | SR 65 | ATAR 59.9
- Rank Cut-Off: OP 17 | SR 65 | ATAR 59.9
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Year 1 - Term 1
- Real World Investigation
- Health and Safety Risk Management
- Introductory Science
- Introductory Occupational Health and Safety
Year 1 - Term 2
- Socio-technical Systems
- Introduction to Investigative Methods
- Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
- OHS Fundamentals
Year 2 - Term 1
- Investigative Methods Practice
- Accident Phenomenology
- Safety Science
- Human Factors
Year 2 - Term 2
- Victim Pathology
- Investigation Domain Contexts
- Forensic Engineering
Year 2 - Term 3
- Introduction to Forensic Science
Year 3 - Term 1
- Accident Analysis
- Crash Lab Project 1
- Advanced Occupational Health
- Safety Systems
Year 3 - Term 2
- Human Factors Investigation
- Learning From Failure
- Accident Forensics Professional Practice
- Crash Lab Project 2
This program costs 15 060 AUD per term.
Scholarships & funding
The university offers a range of scholarships to support international students and encourages you to apply for one that's right for you. For more information about the scholarships, please visit the university website.
Core learning outcomes:
- Systematically analyse the knowledge, principles and concepts related to accident forensics.
- Communicate in a professional manner appropriate for accident forensics and transdisciplinary practice.
- Evaluate and research new information and evidence from a range of sources relevant to accident forensics.
- Conduct accident investigations and analysis based on knowledge and techniques appropriate to accident forensics.
- Critically reflect on own learning needs and to seek ongoing professional learning opportunities.
Completing the Bachelor of Accident Forensics prepares you to pursue management and consultancy roles within safety and accident investigation teams. You will also be qualified to practise in accident forensics and work in related occupational health and safety roles.
Employment opportunities exist in many industries such as:
- employer associations
- the defence force
- health and government departments
- the police force.
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