CFS 499

Computer Forensics Internship/Capstone

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 15, 2017 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to practice what they have learned from the computer forensics program through a group project. The topic of the project must be approved by either the instructor or the director of the program. Each project must have a written report and an oral presentation. This course is recommended to be taken in the last semester of the program study.

Special information

Note: This course is offered to the students majoring in computer forensics only.

Learning outcomes


  • Assist either prosecution or defense in a criminal case, or can assist plaintiff or defense in a civil case, to prepare and present digital evidence.
  • Draft a technical witness statement.
  • Play appropriate roles in a criminal trial or a civil litigation or an internal affair investigation under a real or mock situation, such as a digital evidence examiner, a defendant, an expert witness, a lawyer, or a judge.
  • Present a technical witness in a court of law.
  • Support human rights organizations for protecting privacy
  • Support the department of homeland security in fighting cyber terrorism.
  • Use the industry-recognized tools to perform digital data acquisition, preservation, identification, and analysis.
  • Work on a real-world case and collect, preserve, and analyze proper digital evidence in supporting the case.
  • Work with the law enforcement in a cyberspace investigation.