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Forensic Investigation - Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option, B.Tech.

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  • 84 months
Burnaby, Canada
Analytic techniques are an important addition to every analyst's toolbox. As criminals become more proficient, analysts must be able to use equally sophisticated analytical skills. The Forensic Investigation - Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option program is offered by British Columbia Institute of Technology.
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The Forensic Investigation - Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option trains graduates to successfully apply the tools and techniques required for solving complex investigations. It provides students with the critical thinking skills necessary for addressing modern-day crimes, internship experience in a law enforcement agency, access to a global network of intelligence professionals and recognition by international professional associations.

This program at British Columbia Institute of Technology offers a high intensity learning experience involving hands-on use of leading-edge crime and intelligence analysis tools (e.g. visual investigative analysis software, crime mapping and statistical software). This program trains graduates to develop intelligence end-products that help drive front-line operations and deploy patrol resources more effectively.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Synthesize information from disparate sources for the purpose of identifying crime patterns, series and trends
  • Map crime locations and analyze hot spots of crime, disorder and incivilities
  • Develop collection plans of high-risk and habitual offenders
  • Collect, evaluate, maintain and collate crime and intelligence data for national security, law enforcement and the business community
  • Design and maintain criminal intelligence databases for law enforcement action
  • Prepare written and oral reports and various types of charts and graphs based on research, correlation and analysis of evidence.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Applications are accepted throughout the year.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      The Bachelor of Technology in Forensic Investigation must be completed within seven years from acceptance into the program.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Reading and Writing
  • Applied Ethics
  • Introduction to Commercial Crimes in Canada

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)
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • A two-year diploma (minimum of 60.0 credits) or associate or bachelor's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution or, a minimum of 60.0 credits of courses fulfilling the requirements of the first two years of study towards the completion of a defined undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution (e.g. BA, BSc, BComm, BASc, etc)

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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