Learn investigatory techniques to find digital evidence.

Digital crimes are on the rise. We witness companies and organizations getting hacked and consumers’ sensitive information being exposed in a data breach in the era of the digital revolution. There is a demand for professionals to identify and prosecute cybercriminals. These professionals are referred to as digital forensics investigators.

Digital forensics investigators are crucial to the workforce. FIU’s new Digital Forensics Professional Program, offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering within the College of Engineering & Computing, will provide working professionals with a comprehensive overview of digital investigations, how digital evidence can be found and how it is useful in the investigation of a crime.

The program introduces forensics analysis policy, tools, data recovery, cybersecurity, law and ethics and more. Four courses are offered within the program, including digital forensics, network forensics, mobile forensics and video and image forensics. Students can register for the course(s) of their interest. After completing all four courses, the student will be awarded a certificate of completion.

This program aligns with the NICE Framework work role of “Cyber Defense Forensic Analyst” and  “Law Enforcement/Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst”. A limited number of free seats are available to veterans and first responders with proper identification.

Intro to Digital Forensics Begins August 9, 2021

Digital Forensics course starts April 19, 2021

This is a professional level course which provides a foundation for students new to the digital forensics field. The course presents a practical...

Video and Image Forensics course starts spring 2020

Gain an understanding of the tools required to retrieve video and image evidence.

Mobile Forensics course starts spring 2020

Dive into recovering and analyzing hidden call history data, deleted images, SMS messages and more.

Networking Forensics course starts fall 2019

Learn about identifying intrusions, gathering information and collecting legal evidence against network intruders.


Computing and Communicating

Enhance your programming and software skills with exposure to specialized forensic tools. Become versatile by recognizing and analyzing a wide variety of digital devices. Learn how to access the data locked away in servers, databases or mobile devices. 


High-Intensity Problem Solving

Apply analytical and critical thinking to collect, dissect and analyze cybercrime patterns in an effort to identify the source of a cyber attack and recover compromised data. Learn how to identify forensic artifacts, extract those artifacts and validate your findings. 


Cyber Security Planning and Auditing

Learn to design a comprehensive digital security plan and understand the importance of consistently performing malware scans and risk factor analysis reports. 


Forensic Mindset

Develop a mindset where curiosity, open-mindedness, attention to detail and being methodical and meticulous influence everything you do.


Law and Ethics

As experts, you may be called to testify in court to report your findings. You will learn about the basic function of an expert witness, the role of the forensic scientist in the court system and how important ethics and ethical behavior is to the field. 



Fully-online and hybrid courses are available. The length of these courses will be four weeks.

The cost to register for each course is $500.


FIU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be launching the following graduate professional courses: