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1st Edition
8 ECTS (60 teaching hours)
Language of instruction
€1,700 €1,530(10% discount if you enrol before 15th December!)
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Classes start: 07/03/2022
Classes end: 23/05/2022
Programme ends : 30/05/2022
Monday: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Why this lifelong learning course?
We live in a society in which communications and documentation are generated and distributed in digital format. When this information is questioned, it is necessary to collect it, present it and analyse the possible manipulations, in order to resolve the dispute.

This context requires professionals with the necessary technical knowledge to obtain, analyse and present digital evidence, and to follow the appropriate procedures that enable them to obtain the acceptance of such evidence in court.

The continuous training course in Computer Expertise and Forensic Technology incorporates both technical training for the successful analysis of information, and skills in the procedures necessary to present the results of the analysis with all the guarantees.
Promoted by:
  • Know the legal environment surrounding digital evidence.
  • Know the main technical elements from which digital evidence can be obtained.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the technical elements from which digital evidence can be most frequently obtained.
  • Identify the elements necessary to investigate in a lawsuit, ensuring their admissibility and the guarantee of fundamental rights.
  • Write, present, and defend an expert report with the result of the analysis, with all the procedural guarantees that prevent it being challenged.
Who is it for?
  • Computer engineers and graduates who want to apply their knowledge in the field of digital evidence.
  • Computer engineers and graduates who want to expand their knowledge in the field of digital forensic analysis.
  • Lawyers who want to know, from a technical perspective, the possibilities of computer forensics to obtain digital evidence.
  • System administrators who want to know how to approach a digital investigation.

They must have a laptop computer that has a Windows system with administrator permissions, and it should also have a Linux system with root permissions.

Training Content

List of subjects
2 ECTS 18h
Procedural Law
  • The computer expert and expert evidence. Legal context: Civil Procedure Law (LEC) and Criminal Procedure Law (LECrim).
  • Expert’s actions, standards and good practices, chain of custody, registration, and authentication of evidence.
  • Illegal situations and criminal patterns. Essentials for capture and analysis in each situation.
  • Preparation and presentation of the expert report. Standards.
  • The defence and ratification of the expert report in court.
4 ECTS 30h
Computer Forensics
  • Disk structure and systems redundant array of independent disks (RAID).
  • File systems and information retrieval: FAT, NTFS, etc.
  • Forensic artefacts in Windows systems.
  • Browsing history and other browser artefacts.
  • Email analysis and verification.
  • Application artefacts (Skype, Dropbox).
  • Keyword searches and other analysis procedures.
  • Electronic evidence management.
2 ECTS 12h
  • Identification and evaluation of the relevance and quality of information sources.
  • Design of automated tools for capturing digital evidence.
  • Information analysis: correlation of data extracted from digital evidence.
Lifelong learning diploma issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion. (Ver datos que constan en el certificado).

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Solving exercises
Solutions are worked on by practising routines, applying formulas and algorithms, and procedures are followed for transforming the available information and interpreting the results.
Case studies
Real or hypothetical situations are presented in which the students, in a completely participatory and practical way, examine the situation, consider the various hypotheses and share their own conclusions.
Assessment criteria
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Level of participation
The student's active contribution to the various activities offered by the teaching team is assessed.
Solving exercises, questionnaires or exams
Individual tests aimed at assessing the degree of learning and the acquisition of competences.
Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this lifelong learning course will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Medina Llinàs, Manel
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    Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) since 1992 and Scientific Coordinator of the European Chapter of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). Since 1994 he has led the CERT-UPC, the first incident response team in Spain. He has worked as an expert on NIS and was head of the CERT liaison unit at ENISA (European Union Agency for Cybersecurity). He also led scientific security projects at the Barcelona Digital Technology Centre. As a member of ESRIF (European Security Research & Innovation Forum) and ESRAB (European Security Research Advisory Board) (2006-2009) he collaborated with the European Commission on security research programmes.
Teaching staff
  • Castellet, Ricard
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    He holds a degree in Law from the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and a master's degree in Digital Law and the Information Society from the University of Barcelona (UB). He is currently a digital law consultant and president of the Catalan Association of Technological Judicial Experts.
  • Lopez Rivera, Rafael
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    He holds a degree in Industrial Technology Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC); a degree in Law, degree in Business Administration and Management, degree in Research and Market Techniques, degree in Work Sciences and a diploma in Business Sciences, all from the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). He has a master’s degree in Emerging Technologies Law and Cybersecurity from the European Institute of Tax Advice (INEAF). He is a Computer and Technology Judicial Expert. He has 30 years of experience in ICT sector companies (SEAT, Gedas, Volkswagen and T-Systems) and 10 years’ experience in expert analysis, with extensive experience in expert reports for all areas of law. Master's degree professor and lecturer at the International University of Catalonia (UIC) and the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB).

Associates entities

Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

  • Specialist in the acquisition and preservation of digital media for contribution to lawsuits.
  • Computer expert.
  • Computer Forensics Analyst.

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