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Establish forensic computing pathway

Work Package Details

Related Assumptions and Risks: 

Assumptions: Commitment of all participants and partners. It also assumes good equipment maintenance and scheduling and equipment relevance for teaching methodology and material.

Risks: Inherent risks could be due to students or other faculty members reticence in using the new equipment. This risk could be minimized by the training visit to the faculty members and good dissemination.


This work package aims to:

  1. Design the curriculum which includes the design of the structure of the Forensic Computing pathway and the selection of the courses to be offered. Then, define course objectives, and learning outcomes based on the output from WP1 and the result of a systematic review for the current standards, recommendation, and curricula.
  2. Develop Forensic Computing pathway courses material to be taught at PC universities to help build skills for inspecting a computer or other digital system for criminal investigation and misuse. Each PC University with support of EU partners will develop courses material and will share this with all other universities. The total will be 8 courses: in the areas of Digital Investigation, Issues in Criminal Justice, Digital Forensics, Network and Mobile and Digital Investigation techniques and tools.
  3. Capacity building of PC staff through visits to EU. PC staff will participate in 3 visits to the EU Universities that have established similar Forensic Computing programmes, to gather understanding of how such programmes were developed and their current status

2.1 Define Pathway Objectives, Learning Outcomes, and career perspectives.
2.2 Design the curriculum academic for the course modules
2.3 Define delivery approaches and assessment
2.4 Capacity building of PC staff through visits to EU
2.5 Analysis and Setting up of the teaching platform
2.6 Set up state of the art Forensic Computing Labs
2.7 Publish learning material on the platform