Tuesday, May 05, 2009

UCD Launches MSc In Digital Investigation

Shameless plug ahead - I'm happy to say that I will be teaching next year on a new course offered by the UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics, the MSc in Digital Investigation. This is essentially a civilian counterpart to the successful MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime which is restricted to police officers. Full details on the course site, but here's a brief outline:
This programme is aimed at information security professionals who need to acquire skills for investigation of computer-related incidents. It introduces the concepts, principles, and professional practice in digital investigation. The programme is delivered in cooperation with the leading Irish experts in the field.

Programme Structure

This is a two-year part-time course. The first three semesters of the course, are made up of six examinable modules, which cover all areas of investigative expertise from legislation and forensic analysis techniques to presentation of investigation results in the court of law:

* Computer Forensics Foundations
* Law for IT Investigators
* Application Forensics
* Investigative Techniques
* Corporate Investigations
* Information Security

The fourth semester of the course comprises an individual research project on a real-world topic in digital investigation.


  1. Anonymous24 July, 2009

    Hey, eager student here, there is no information on the website regarding what days the course will be on, and if it is also distance learning?

  2. The programme coordinator is the best person to talk to regarding these aspects - http://www.csi.ucd.ie/users/pavel-gladyshev