Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics

Programme Overview

The bachelor of science in Digital Forensics prepares students and professionals to overcome the challenges of the exponentially transitioning field of cybersecurity, forensics, and information assurance.

The BSc in Digital Forensics equips you with the necessary skills to investigate, manage and respond to security breaches, cyber-attacks, financial crimes, or malicious activities. It enhances your knowledge with technical training for conducting investigations with the latest techniques and first-hand approaches to analyse digital systems and networks.

A Bachelor’s in Digital Forensics enables you to work as an information security officer, security manager, security administrator, cyber security analyst, forensic analyst, etc. After graduation, you can work as a digital forensic examiner or pursue further education.

The increasing need for Digital Forensic professionals across diverse industries pursuing a digital forensics bachelor’s degree enables you to distinguish yourself with unique investigative skills.

The program offers theoretical knowledge and technical exposure with experiential learning and can be pursued full-time, part-time, or online modes. It provides an excellent foundation in evidence handling, law, ethical practices, technical aspects of cybercrime, digital investigation, and digital forensics, which makes up the core framework of the program, preparing you for certification exams.

4

Years Duration

Eligibility:
Credit or better in any of the 5 subjects in Grade 12

2

Years Duration

Eligibility:
Diploma in Information Technology or any relevant specialization

Structure of the programme

Year Course Title Credit Points
Year 1 Introduction to Computer Programming 15
Mathematics – I 15
Introduction to Cyber Security 15
Introduction to Digital Technologies 15
Introduction to Emerging Technologies 15
Introduction to Mobile Application Development 15
Introduction to Web Development 15
Computer Organization and Architecture 15
Total 120

Programme Learning Outcomes

The learners would be able to:

  • Comprehend the various security threats and vulnerabilities of the cyber world keeping in line with industrial trends.
  • Scale up to the demand from multiple industrial sectors on the cyber world to promote effective methods, practices and tools to counter the cybercrimes.
  • To be able to architect, design and implement fool-proof product line in the field of cyber security.
  • Exhibit knowledge in the recovery, analysis, and preservation of computer and related materials in order for the investigating agency to present them as evidence in a court of law.
  • Practice with an expertise in academics to design and implement security solutions.
  • Understand key terms and concepts in Cryptography, Governance and
    Compliance.
  • Creating a computer forensic report that provides a comprehensive report on the investigation process enable to provide smart solutions to societal needs of sub-Sahara and globe.

Academic Delivery Plan

Texila American University Zambia is providing quality education with its state-of-the-art infrastructure, best learning methodology and technology enabled academic services.

  • Uniquely Designed Learning Methodology
  • Outcome Based Academic Delivery
  • Continuous Academic Support
  • Enhanced Learning Management Systems
  • Technology Enabled Services

Selection Factors

Students applying to Texila American University (TAU) are selected based on their academic achievements, personal qualities, and extracurricular activities. Each applicant is assessed considering their educational background, age, and intended course of study. Additionally, students must demonstrate the intellectual capability, physical stamina, and emotional resilience necessary to meet the demands of their chosen field. TAU seeks well-rounded individuals who possess the skills and attributes required for a successful career, ensuring that they are prepared to excel in their respective professions.

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What Do You Gain?

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of our Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics program will be able to:

  • Apply Knowledge of Forensic Science: Utilize forensic science principles to investigate and solve cybercrime cases.
  • Conduct Investigations: Identify, collect, analyze, and interpret digital evidence to support criminal investigations and legal proceedings.
  • Design Forensic Solutions: Develop and implement effective digital forensic tools and methodologies tailored to various types of cyber threats.
  • Collaborate Effectively: Work proficiently as part of a multidisciplinary team to manage and investigate digital evidence and cyber incidents.
  • Uphold Professional Standards: Demonstrate professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities in the practice of digital forensics, ensuring integrity and adherence to industry standards.

Career Progression

Many opportunities exist in the expansive field of Digital Forensics, nationally and globally.

On successful completion of B.Sc. in Digital Forensics Degree, the following are the opportunities available in Zambia and the globe.

  • IT Project Manager
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Document Forensic Officer
  • Cyber Crime Investigation Officer
  • Forensic Evidence Analyst

Facilities for Programme Delivery

TAU has excellent facilities for program delivery designed keeping in mind the needs of the student by all means

  • Classroom

All our classrooms are well equipped with Hi-tech facilities like specially designed classroom projectors with computers with uninterrupted network connections. Our entire classrooms are centralized air-conditioned with good lighting. Comfortable seating arrangements are made for students’ comfort. We have a well-equipped and designed computer laboratory with more than 60 computers and one dedicated Server connection for use. To strengthen our Information and Communication technology, we have authorized CISCO networking systems.

  • Research Policy

TAU-Zambia has a separate research policy to develop and maintain state-of-the-art technology, resources (research grants/scholarships, etc.), facilities, and personnel to support educational and advanced research for students and faculty.

  • Library

A learning hub for students to satisfy their thirst for inquisitive knowledge and urge. Our huge database is filled with information which can easily help in your academic brilliance. TAU Library is equipped with a good number of relevant books for the students to refer to and make use of the books for their continuous academic growth.

  • Learning Management System

The Learning Management System is the Academic Delivery platform for students, through which lecture contents, video lectures, learning resources, assessment, project submission, grading, etc. A Learning Management System (LMS) is a web-based application through which learning content is delivered and managed. An LMS is tied to online and offline training, administration, and performance management and includes functionality for course catalogues, launching courses, registering learners, and tracking learner progress and assessments. An LMS combines a front-end for the learner with a back-end for administrators and instructors. This LMS seamlessly displays, in a browser interface, real-time information drawn from a database. It also allows for competency-driven assessment and course associations.

Degree Regulations

The student will be eligible for the award of the Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics, on successful completion of all the academic requirements.

Degree Classification

TAU offers Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics program for the students who have successfully fulfilled all the academic requirements.

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