Data stored on digital devices reveals what we do and where we have been. Authorities can use this information to identify and convict people who break the law. This means that skilled professionals who can gather and interpret digital data are in high demand. This well respected BCS-accredited Computer Forensics course produces such professionals.
On our practical Computer Forensics degree, you’ll study topics that include the computer forensic process, tools and procedures, understanding digital evidence, cryptography, information security, law and ethics, and computer crime.
By graduation, you’ll be able to manage a forensic case and perform technical analysis of computer-based evidence. The content of our Computer Forensics degree is informed by our consultancy and research work. We’ve handled cases for law enforcement and government.
You’ll be trained in courtroom skills and learn how to give evidence in a court of law. You will also have the opportunity to achieve AccessData Certified Examiner status as part of your studies, which is an industry-recognised qualification (examination is optional and subject to a fee).
Foundation Year: Computer Forensics degree
- Foundation Statistics
- Foundations of Mathematics
- Software Development Fundamentals
- Integrated Computing Devices
- Working Effectively with Computers
- Web Development Fundamentals
- Information Systems
Year One: Computer Forensics degree
- Computer Systems and Network Technologies
- Computer Programming
- Information Engineering
- Cyber Tools and Processes
- Professionalism and Governance in Cyber Security
- Mathematical Tools for Computer Forensics and Security
Year Two: Computer Forensics degree
- Operating System Theory and Implementation
- Project Management and Professional Practice
- Supervised Work Experience (Computing) – Optional
- Study Overseas (Computing) – Optional
- Forensic Digital Evidence
- Team Project Evidential Practice
- Computer Systems Security
Year Three: Computer Forensics degree
- Individual Project
- System Security & Administration
- Advanced Digital Investigation Techniques
- Big Data and Cloud Forensics
- The Computing Professional in Practice
You will have 16 hours of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions each week. You will also spend four hours per week, per module, on coursework, general reading and other preparation.
You’ll be trained in courtroom skills and learn how to give evidence in a court of law from the Bond Solon legal training consultancy. You will also learn how to collect, write and present evidence under cross-examination in our mock courtroom. Upon successful completion of the Bond Solon course, students receive a certificate from Bond Solon on “Excellence in Report Writing, Written Evidence”.
You will also have the opportunity to achieve AccessData Certified Examiner status as part of your studies, which is an industry-recognised qualification.
Assessment methods include examinations, coursework and problem-based exercises taught using real-life scenarios.