From minor indiscretions to major embezzlements and serious sexual offences, the need to seize, secure and examine digital evidence necessary to secure a conviction is central to many criminal investigations involving digital media. This course provides a core background in computing whilst building a solid foundation to the principles, techniques and processes essential for you to become a computer forensics investigator. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT which means that it meets all of the academic requirements that you need to register as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP). It also meets some of the academic requirements that you need to become a Chartered Scientist (CSci). We pay Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) student membership fees for all of our students. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE: The £100 million that the university has invested in its buildings and facilities over the past 10 years, most recently includes our brand-new digital forensics, usability, and mobile app development labs. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is ideal for students with an interest in, and an aptitude for IT, who want to specialsie in a new and fast growing field. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED: On this course you can learn how to investigate hacking, fraud and deception using a range of digital forensic tools; you can practise identifying intruders' trails and suspected inappropriate use of internet applications in order to compile scientific evidence to prosecute; and you can manage a real-life computer engineering project using appropriate techniques for writing and reasoning about security policies. You can also apply to do an optional year-long placement in industry which will put you ahead of the field when applying for graduate jobs. AFTER THE COURSE: Many police investigations or civil disputes involve investigation of computer systems, mobile phones or other information devices, and there are an increasing number of UK companies that undertake investigations as consultants. You can expect to find career opportunities in such companies as well as in law enforcement and other services.