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Forensic Investigation: Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option, B.Tech.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Burnaby, Canada
Computers are increasingly being used in criminal activity. From fraud to violent crime, computers are often found to play a significant role as a tool for planning and conducting a crime, and may contain relevant evidence pertaining to an offense.The Forensic Investigation: Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option is offered by British Columbia Institute of Technology.
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Forensic Investigation: Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option Program goals 

  • Develop a fundamental understanding of digital forensics and cybersecurity.
  • Gather, analyze and secure digital evidence for forensic investigative purposes.
  • Apply digital forensics techniques and tools on wired and mobile devices to investigate cyber-related crime.
  • Investigate and ensure security, privacy and availability in networked computing.
  • Protect information in storage and network communication.
  • Analyze, detect, and prevent network attacks.
  • Assess the security of various computer software architectures.
  • Investigate cyber attacks.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in digital and cyber-related investigations.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing with all stakeholders at all levels.
  • Fulfill professional and ethical obligations.
  • Apply legal principles and applications of the Criminal Code of Canada in criminal investigations.
  • Develop lifelong learning skills to keep up to date with changing technologies.

Training in computer forensics is extremely important in order to understand how to handle the delicate information in storage devices. Technical people may think they know how to extract data; however, they may inadvertently alter or delete important information. Computer forensics practitioners know how to handle information extraction, as well as how to identify information that is useful in a legal case and how to explain and present it in court.This program is offered by British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Applications are accepted throughout the year.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      The Bachelor of Technology in Forensic Investigation must be completed within seven years.

  • Credits
    62 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Reading and Writing
  • Applied Ethics
  • Management Skills and Applications

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following: English 12 (67%) or, 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution
  • A Criminal Record Check (attachment letter to bring to Police department)
  • A two-year diploma (minimum 60.0 credits), an associate's degree, or a bachelor's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a computing or IT field, such as Computer Information Technology (CIT) or Computer Information Systems Administration (CISA)

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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