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Registering as a UCD Student


All UCD students must complete the UCD registration process at the start of each academic year. The University will make contact with each student during the month of August, inviting students to register and choose their modules. This registration process is divided into two phases: Personal Information & Module Registration.

How to Register Online (a step-by-step guide):



1) Go to UCD Connect. 2) Log into SISWeb. 3) Agree to the UCD Terms & Conditions. 4) Enter the Registration Process to confirm your registration. 5) Welcome to UCD page.


Phase 1 is a straightforward process to complete. Students can click through the steps, confirming or editing personal information, uploading a photo for the Student ID UCard and making a fee payment.

The annual fees for the MSc/Diploma/Certificate programmes can either be paid in a single payment on commencement or in three instalments over the academic year (September / January/ May). In addition to making your fee payment, you can view your annual fees balance, payment options, record of payments and print a receipt for tax purposes. You can access this information via SIS Web at any time of the year. For queries on fees, please go to www.ucd.ie/students/fees/index.html.

Once you have completed phase 1 of the registration process (including paying the appropriate fee), you will be able to collect your UCD student ID UCard. This is available for collection from the UCD UCard bureau on campus (if it is not possible for you to collect your card in person, arrangements can be made with your programme office to receive it via post).


As part of the registration process each September, students are asked to select their modules in advance for the entire academic year (both taught semesters).
The modules you choose will depend on which award you are taking from the range available within the Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation programme (full list below).

Award Credit Value per Award Mode Duration
MSc 90 Full Time 1 year
MSc 90 Part Time 2 years
Diploma 60 Full Time 1 year
Diploma 60 Part Time 2 years
Certificate 30 Part Time 1 year
CPD 5-10 per module N/A N/A

As you can see from the table above, a part time MSc student, taking the programme over two years will need to complete 90 credits in total (approximately 45 per year). As modules are taught in two semesters, most 1st year MSc students will choose 20 credits in semester 1 and 20 credits in semester 2, leaving 50 credits to be completed in the second year of study. 

While there are no mandatory modules on the FCCI programme, students are strongly encouraged to take the two foundation modules* as below (unless the student has extensive experience in these subjects).

Typical module choice for 1st year MSc (part time) student:

Semester 1
(September - December)

Module Code Module Title Credits
COMP 40100 Computer Forensics* 10
COMP 40110 Network Investigations* 10

Semester 2
(January - May)

COMP 40120 Programming for Investigators 10
COMP 41590 Advanced Computer Forensics 10

All Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation Programme Modules:

Semester 1
(September - December)

Module Code Module Title Credits
COMP 40100 Computer Forensics* 10
COMP 40110 Network Investigations* 10
COMP 41650 Malware Investigations 10
COMP 47430 Mobile Devices Investigation 10
COMP 41430 Linux for Investigators 10
COMP 41660 Live Data Forensics 10
COMP 47370 Data and Database Forensics 10
COMP 47420 Online Fraud Investigations 5
COMP 47440 Legislation 5
COMP 47450 Financial Fraud Investigation 10

Semester 2
(January - May)

Module Code Module Title Credits
COMP 40120 Programming for Investigators 10
COMP 41590 Advanced Computer Forensics 10
COMP 41570 Advanced Scripting 10
COMP 41580 VoIP and Wireless Investigations 10
COMP 41330 Open Source Intelligence 5
COMP 47510 Financial Investigation Techniques - Following the Money 10
COMP 41480 Investigation of Sexual Abuse of Children on the Internet 5
COMP 47380 Advanced Malware Analysis 10

(September - August)

Module Code Module Title Credits
COMP 40150 Case Study 10
COMP 40160 Research Project 30


Who can I contact for help?

If you have any general queries on registration, fee payment, student cards etc., please contact the UCD Student Desk, in the Tierney Building here on the UCD campus, using the Student Desk Connector contact form.

Further information about registration:

If you have any queries in relation to module choice, please contact your programme office at ian.bonar@ucd.ie.

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