Taught course

Computing (Security and Forensics)

Institution
Dublin Institute of Technology · School of Computing
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The minimum admission requirements for entry to the MSc programme are a BSc (Honours) in Computer Science or a related discipline at level 2.1 or at level 2.2 with at least 2 years of relevant work experience. Applicants with other qualifications at Honours 2.1 level or better and relevant experience may also be considered. Applicants must present a minimum IELTS English proficiency score of 6.5 overall with at least level 6.0 for each component. Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on academic grades and any work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Computing (Security and Forensics) programme focuses on producing computing graduates that will possess the knowledge, skills, and experience to conduct complex, data-intensive forensics examinations involving multiple operating systems, file types, cloud, and mobile operating systems.

Digital forensics, also known as computer and network forensics is the application of science to the identification, collection, examination, and analysis of data while preserving the integrity of the information and maintaining a strict chain of custody for the data. Every organisation and user needs to have the capability to perform digital forensics. Without such a capability, organisations and users will have difficulty determining what events have occurred within their systems, networks and mobile devices, such as the exposure of protected, sensitive data. Digital forensics involves the recovery of digital evidence from a device under forensically sound conditions using accepted methods. Mobile device forensics is an evolving speciality in the field of digital forensics and the programme has a particular focus in this area as the use of mobile devices including phones, tablets, etc is becoming so prevalent and widespread.

Information for international students

International Student Office, Dublin Institute of Technology, International Office, DIT, 41 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1. Find out more at the International Office: telephone: +353 1 402 4253/ 7844; email: pg.international@dit.ie.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Fred Mtenzi
Email
cspg@dit.ie
Phone
01 402 4954