MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting graduate, Adedeji Owonibi, talks about how the modules and support he received helped him to achieve where he is today.
“I chose to study at the University of South Wales because of its uniqueness; it was the only university that offered MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting. I was particularly interested in the Forensic Audit side of the course.
“I enjoyed all aspects of the course, but I too a particular interest in the modules ‘Corporate Governance’ and ‘Computer Forensics’. The Computer Forensics module was great; I was deeply involved in a real-life investigation for a software piracy and copyright infringement case as coursework. The case allowed me to use up-to-date equipment and software exactly like those in the workplace.
“The Computer Forensics module challenged me. It explored the meaning of different terminology relating to computers and other machinery e.g. decimals and hexadecimals, but with tenacity, dedication and the excellent support and guidance from my lecturers, I achieved a Distinction in the module coursework and exam.
“The course was taught via a variety of lectures and practical sessions, seminars and group discussions. We were also taught on a one-to-one basis through tutorials. Each lesson was recorded and made available online which became a valuable tool when revising.”
Since graduating, Adedeji Owonibi, from Nigeria, now leads on a procurement and conflict of interest fraud investigation for an international development organisation in west Africa.
He said “The computer forensics, critical thinking and presentation skills that I gained, as well as the knowledge of working with new software, gave me the requirements to pursue a career in my field.”