This exciting new course brings the fascination of forensics to computing. At the same time, it is very much a computing course, providing a sound technical education that will ensure you are able to enter a career in mainstream computing, with a particular emphasis on the fast-growing area of computer security.
You will explore the nature of security, digital evidence – what is acceptable in law and what is not – and focus on the special issues surrounding computer crime. The course also examines the role of the expert witness, the techniques and pitfalls, including forensic activities in our simulated crime scene environment.
The entry requirements for this course are 104 to 120 tariff points, including 3 A-Levels, or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma DMM.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
This course is part of our Computing Framework, the structure of which provides a number of benefits for students:
Your final choice of degree title and main areas of specialisation can be deferred until just before the start of the fourth year, thus allowing better informed decisions to be made.
Combines breadth of coverage of core computing/IT topics, in a common first year, with increasing opportunities for specialisation as the course progresses.
The third year is the industrial placement year. The placements are paid positions that give you valuable experience and a head start in the graduate job market. Top companies, including Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Oracle and JP Morgan, take placement students (and graduates) from our Framework year after year, as do many smaller companies.
Year 1 – Level C
Business & Professional Issues
Computers & Networks
Systems Analysis & Design
User Centred Web Development
Year 2 – Level I
Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures
Project Management & Team Working
Web Technology Integration
Year 3 – Placement (minimum of 40 weeks)
Year 4 – Level H
Business Development & Enterprise
Business Processes & Requirements
Human Factors in Computing Systems
Machine Intelligence for Business Decision Making
Management in Computing
Network Configuration Management
Software Quality & Testing
Software Systems Modelling
Ubiquitous & Pervasive Computing Systems
Web Information Systems
Bournemouth University has an excellent reputation for the relevance of our courses and the career success of our graduates. The placement experience enhances graduates employment prospects even further.
Students from this course typically start a career in either mainstream computing or the specialist area of forensic computing. Examples of specialist careers that graduates enter include:
Forensic consultancy work within the rapidly growing private sector as an investigator
Advising on security for business continuity
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