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Forensic Investigation - Forensic Science Option, B.Tech.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 84 months
    Duration
Burnaby, Canada
Forensic Investigation - Forensic Science Option, the application of science to legal matters, has always captivated individuals with an interest and aptitude for investigation. Seen in popular culture through television shows such as CSI, it is easy to see how forensic science has captured the attention and interest of society.The program is offered by British Columbia Institute of Technology.
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Overview

The goal of the Forensic Investigation - Forensic Science Option program at British Columbia Institute of Technology is to provide a strong scientific approach to an applied discipline by exploring both the theoretical and practical aspects involved with forensics. The curriculum covers key areas required by forensic investigators, including, but not limited to: Canadian legal aspects, evidence and expert witness training, crime scene processing, case management, death investigation, biological aspects (DNA, anthropology, entomology, odontology, etc.), chemical aspects (fingerprinting, firearms/toolmarks, photography/video/imaging, etc.), physical aspects, and a variety of elective topics.

Several courses in the Forensic Science studies involve simulated crime scenes where you will apply what you’ve learned in how to properly collect evidence. You will gain hands-on experience in video and imaging courses using the individual workstations which are built upon the Avid Xpress Pro platform, which is the industry standard editing toolset complete with forensic filters developed by Ocean Systems.

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
    63 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forensic Interviewing 
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Introduction to Forensic Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    86

    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:

    6.5

    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.

Funding

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