British Columbia Institute of Technology

Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)

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Program Information

School:British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty:School of Computing and Academic Studies
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Forensic Science and Technology
Description: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 offence. As indispensable tools in our everyday life, computers and mobile devices are key targets for criminals wishing to steal personal or corporate information, money, and more. There is therefore a growing need for specialists trained in the field of digital forensics and cybersecurity. Specialists in these fields rely on an essential combination of technical expertise, investigative skills, legal knowledge and communication skills.

URL:Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option) at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Careers:Forensic Scientists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following: English Studies 12 (67%) or English First Peoples 12 (67%) or Other acceptable BC and Yukon courses or 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution. Completion of one of the following options: Option 1: 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), Computer Systems Technology (CST), Full-Stack Web Development (FSWD), Business Information Technology Management (BITMAN), Computer Information Systems Administration (CISA)*, or Industrial Network Cybersecurity (INCS)*. Option 2: 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 in a computing or IT field. Option 3: A minimum of 60.0 credits, including 18.0 second year or higher level credits, of courses from one or more recognized post-secondary institutions in a computing or IT field. Option 4: Certification as a police constable and working within a Technological Crime Unit and completion of 30.0 credits from a recognized post-secondary institution in an appropriate computing or IT field.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 12, 2021