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FSCT 8621 - Graduation Project 2

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

In this second of three capstone graduation courses, and under the supervision of the course instructor, the student must complete the data collection and analysis as specified in the graduation project proposal developed in FSCT8611. The student will apply the chosen research methodology and collect the requisite data needed to answer the research questions of interest. At defined intervals, the student must present his/her progress orally to the class and in writing to the course instructor. The student must complete this phase of the project to a satisfactory level, as determined by the course instructor, program coordinator and subject matte expert (where applicable) before registering for the third and final course, FSCT8631.


FSCT 8611





Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 80847

Thu Jan 14 - Sat Mar 13 9 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 14 - Mar 13 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Steen Hartsen

Course Outline




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course, which is open to all BTech students in the FS, CIA and DF&C programs, will be exclusively online for the Winter 2021 term and will consists of five recorded live sessions every second Thursday (Jan 14, 28, Feb 11, 25, and Mar 11). Attendance will not be mandatory, but there will be pre-recorded materials that will be released each week with various due dates of assignments noted throughout. More details will be available in the learning hub at the start of the course. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit:

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Design and implement the data collection and analysis phase of the applied or theoretical graduation research project as proposed in FSCT8611.
  • Apply the research methodology and skills learned in FSCT 8611 to address the research questions.
  • Articulate, discuss and critically examine research findings in the context of investigative analysis and synthesize the research findings.
  • Apply statistical crime research methods and data analysis techniques using SPSS to complete the research project.
  • Interpret the findings of the project in preparation for the final write-up and presentation (in FSCT8631).
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills through a peer-review process and by being able to critique existing research in the area of specialty.

Effective as of Fall 2012

Related Programs

FSCT 8621 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  2. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  3. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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