Credit points


Minimum duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney

EFTSL value of units : All 10cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a credit point (cp) value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy that includes meeting minimum ATAR requirement.

International applicants must meet the English Language Requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:


English (Standard) (Band 2) or English (EAL) (Band 3).


English (3 & 4, C).


Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  • 120 cp from Criminology Specified Units (Part A);
  • 40 cp from Law Specified Units (Part B);
  • 10 cp from Specified Multi-disciplinary Unit (Part C);
  • 20 cp Core Curriculum Units (Part D);
  • 10 cp Community Engagement Unit (Part E);
  • 40 cp from Criminology Elective Units (Part F).

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progression through this course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 120 credit points from the following:

  • LCRM101Introduction to Criminology10 CP
  • LCRM105Violent Crime and Society10 CP
  • LCRM106Introduction to Criminal Justice System and Policy10 CP
  • LCRM104Juvenile Justice10 CP
  • LCRM201Introduction to Forensic Psychology and the Law10 CP
  • LCRM202Police Studies10 CP
  • LCRM203Introduction to Forensic Science and the Law10 CP
  • LCRM206Victimology10 CP
  • LCRM207Corrections and Rehabilitation of Offenders10 CP
  • LCRM301Researching Criminology10 CP
  • LCRM302Customs, Border Protection and Biosecurity10 CP
  • LCRM305Cybercrime10 CP

LCRM100 units will be taught in the first year, followed by LCRM200 and LCRM300 level units in subsequent years.

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

  • LAWS104Foundations of Law and Legal Research10 CP
  • LAWS106Criminal Law and Procedure10 CP
  • LAWS107Introduction to Australian Public Law10 CP
  • LAWS308Human Rights in Contemporary Australia10 CP

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

  • LHRG111Human Rights and Indigenous People10 CP

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10 CP
  • PHCC102Being Human10 CP
  • PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10 CP
  • UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10 CP
  • PHCC320The Just Society10 CP

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

LCRM100 units will be taught in the first year, followed by LCRM200 and LCRM300 level units in subsequent years.

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

  • ECON225Economics of Crime and Punishment10 CP
  • LCRM208Green Criminology10 CP
  • LCRM209Crime, Media & Popular Culture10 CP
  • LCRM211Arrest and Detention10 CP
  • LCRM212Terrorism10 CP
  • LCRM213International Criminal Law10 CP
  • LCRM303Criminology Research Project10 CP
  • LCRM311Corruption and White-Collar Crime10 CP
  • LCRM312Mental Disorder and Criminal Justice10 CP
  • LHRG306Human Rights Advocacy10 CP

Elective Units may also be selected from the 200 and 300 level units offered by the Thomas More Law School or selected from the 200/300 level units in the Schedule of Unit Offerings in the Bachelor of Arts degree, provided the unit prerequisite requirements (where applicable) are met.

LCRM100 units will be taught in the first year, followed by LCRM200 and LCRM300 level units in subsequent years.

Course map

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Course maps are subject to change. Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Commencing Semester 1

  • Law Specified UnitsLAWS104Foundations of Law and Legal Research10 cp
  • Criminology Specified UnitsLCRM101Introduction to Criminology10 cp
  • Criminology Specified UnitsLCRM105Violent Crime and Society10 cp
  • Core Curriculum UnitsCore Curriculum Unit 1See the ACU Core Curriculum page for details 10 cp
  • Law Specified UnitsLAWS107Introduction to Australian Public Law10 cp
  • Criminology Specified UnitsLCRM104Juvenile Justice10 cp
  • Criminology Specified UnitsLCRM106Introduction to Criminal Justice System and Policy10 cp
  • Human Rights Specified UnitLHRG111Human Rights and Indigenous People10 cp

Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in this unit. 

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