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Wanna be a forensic Scientist? What Dubai offers?

Dubai: It used to be that you could only be a Crime Scene Investigator on television, now at Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) you can study a Digital Forensic Science Degree and join an elite team of crime solving scientists upon graduation. 

Forensic Scientists use scientific methods and problem-solving techniques to solve crimes. Using advanced procedures and high-tech equipment, Forensic Scientists collect evidence in order to solve intricate puzzles and assist Police and Government departments. 

Two universities in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) which offers forensic programmes are American University in the Emirates  and Manipal University Dubai.

Manipal University Dubai offers post-graduate degree only. You can join for MSc in Human Genetics and Forensic Science. This post graduate programme is interdisciplinary, linking together courses in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, criminal justice, psychology and legal studies. Individual attention is given so that the student becomes adept in the use of technology. They are taught essential skills like data acquisition and analysis. The aim is to groom future geneticists develop attitudes required for understanding genetic diseases and birth defects. They will also gain technical skills in honing on to a person's individual identity. Many of students in Human Genetics and Forensic science are employed in reputed companies where they are involved in Genetic and pharmacogenomics research. Some are worked as forensic scientist too. 

American University in Emirates offers a bachelor programme in Digital Forensic science (Formerly called as Computer Forensics). This programme teaches the science and practice of preserving, acquiring, and analyzing digital evidence to support formal legal actions. Digital Forensic is one of the growing professional fields within law enforcement agencies. Growing uses of computer and internet have detected several sophisticated crimes and frauds. These crimes have necessitated the introduction programme in the field of Digital Forensic. 

Digital Forensic is a combination of Cyber Law discipline and Passive Security techniques applied for Event Investigation& Evidence Retrieval. This is the unique offer of American University in Emirates as no other universities in GCC countries currently run such a programme. 

The varied career opportunities await the students are Intelligence officer at the Embassies and Consulates, Cyber Intelligence officer, Wireless Network Administrator, Mobile Systems Developer, Computer Crime & Investigation Officer and Intrusion Forensic Engineer. 

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