Chenega Europe, in partnership with Ulster University, today announced the launch of a new academic course on Open Source Evidential Exploitation (OSEEC). The investigative 3-day short course hosted at Ulster University, will offer students a chance to understand the power of open-source media gathering, analysis, and practical training. The first session is scheduled to begin Monday August 8th at the Belfast Campus. Registration opens to all prospective students on Monday 18th July 2016. Successful students will be awarded an OSEEC certificate of completion and academic credit (15 credits, level 4) from Ulster University. Further courses will be provided to meet demand and flexible to student’s requirements.

OSEEC is defined as collecting, processing, refining, and exploiting multiple sources of information from publicly available digital media to an appropriate audience, for the purpose of a specific investigative requirement. Exploitation technology and software produces real-time streaming, trends, leaderboards, influencers, visuals and reports. OSEEC has been designed to give students investigative resources and advances research techniques.

The course will be comprised of IT focused classroom presentations delivered by several guest Subject Matter Experts. Primary teaching methods include the use of didactic lessons and group work. The course is designed to benefit those in professions who are looking to use social media to collect and analyse data, including but not limited to: law enforcement, government, banking, and financial sectors, risk/due diligence, cyber security, community planning, law students, and SME managers.

For more information, a full list of Subject Matter Expert guests, and registration, please visit the course landing page on the Ulster University website:

About Ulster University

Ulster University has for over 40 years enjoyed a close relationship with policing in Northern Ireland. The University has provided a range of academic courses, which have been designed to meet the changing educational needs of police officers and support staff. In particular, the University has been responsible for providing the accreditation for all new student officers entering the PSNI, and have worked in partnership with the PSNI intelligence department to accredit practice, both in an operational and non-operational context, the first of its kind within the UK.

Ulster University also has many links throughout the world having worked in partnership with a variety of Law Enforcement Agencies providing accredited programmes and academic advice. The University provides a sound platform for this course and also provides excellent facilities to be utilised throughout. For more information, please visit: