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Digital Forensics 1 FSCT 8513

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Students will learn how to identify, collect, and preserve digital evidence with an emphasis on evidence collected from the Windows operating system. Topics include fundamental computer forensics principles, information extraction, legal issues, and challenges posed by variations in both data sources and devices. Students will use specialized forensic software to collect and use evidence in a forensically sound manner, to support an investigation. ​






Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of FSCT 8513 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 86219


Thu Jan 05 - Thu Mar 30 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 86219
  • $852.42
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Jan 26 Thu 18:00 - 21:45 Online
Feb 02 - Feb 09 Thu 18:00 - 21:45 Downtown DTC Rm. 372
Feb 16 - Mar 09 Thu 18:00 - 21:45 Online
Mar 16 - Mar 30 Thu 18:00 - 21:45 Downtown DTC Rm. 372

Ilia Lvovski

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. HYBRID delivery format Online Sessions: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 16, 23, Mar 2, 9. In-Person Sessions: Feb. 2, 9, Mar 16, 23, 30. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit:

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed October 26, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Outline fundamental principles of computer forensics.
  • Preserve digital evidence.
  • Extract data from computers running the Windows operating system.
  • Use forensic software and techniques to analyse digital evidence.
  • Locate and identify required evidence in different investigative scenarios.
  • Assess legal issues around evidence collection, presentation and jurisdiction.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

Digital Forensics 1 (FSCT 8513) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time


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