BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics

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BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics course ensures students are equipped with the skills to engage confidently with understanding of computer systems and the broader computing field. On the course students will gain expertise in the use of computer forensic tools and will develop an understanding of the role of a professional within this field. The opportunity for students to perform significant aspects of hands-on Forensic Analysis, directly interact with employers through guest lectures and projects, and interaction with the legal system provides a course that is different from other HE institutions – developing capable practitioners who have practical employer related skills. The course aims to prepare students for a career in the Computer Forensics industry working with small consultancies or large organisations, including the police. However, the course will also prepare students for any career in the IT sector including computer security, software development, web design, IT network management, database administration and systems analysis within business, voluntary or public sectors.


Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, it is expected that graduates will:

| Have a systematic understanding of key aspects of computer forensics, including acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge, at least some of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of the discipline.

| Develop an ability to deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and design that encompass internationally recognised standards

| Develop a wide breadth of understanding that enables them to devise and sustain arguments and solve problems using ideas and techniques, some of which are at the forefront of Computer Forensics practice, and describe and comment upon particular aspects of current research, or equivalent advanced scholarship.

| Develop the skills and understanding to undertake projects to a professional industry recognised standards, within Computer Forensics, by the consistent application and review of development, management and evaluation of methods and techniques.

| Develop an ability to independently undertake research and critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that may be incomplete), to make judgements, and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution or identify a range of solutions to a problem.


Course Structure

1 Fundamentals of Computer Programming
2 Computer Communications
3 Website Development
4 Object Oriented Programming
5 Fundamentals of Databases
6 Forensics & Security
7 Computer Forensic Processing
8 Digital Security Landscapes
9 Web Application Technologies
10 Web and Network Security
11 Digital Forensic Analysis
12 Team Project
13 Forensic Investigative Techniques
14 Advanced Web Engineering
15 Networked Forensic Investigations
16 Green Computing
17 Production Project

STUDY MODE: Full time/ Part time
Entry Requirements HSC or Equivalent
Awarding Institution: Leeds Beckett University (UK)

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