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 two years of relevant work experience. Applicants with other qualifications at Honours 2.1 level or better and relevant experience may also be considered.

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.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Computing
Email
cspg@dit.ie
Phone
01 402 4954