COMPUTER FORENSICS

CSE5CFN

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the procedures related to computer forensics and digital investigations including formal case management and evidential best practices. The subject will start with an overview of operating system architectures, data structures and file systems. Students will explore the key principles associated with digital forensic processes, data hiding, evidence collection and validation required to perform forensic analysis. The subject will also cover how to conduct technical forensic processes that comply with legal requirements and documentation for forensic evidence, and the use of practical forensic tools.


SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Watters

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CSE5NEF

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe computer architectures and key concepts associated with data structures, evidence collection and validation.

Activities:
Discussed in lectures/modules, reinforced in practical work, and applied in assignment work

02. Demonstrate an understanding of the different forensics tools and techniques used on varying types of hardware, when gathering and analysing digital evidence

Activities:
Applied in assignment work

03. Apply legally-compliant processes and procedures for forensically gathering and analysing digital evidence, and presentation of findings.

Activities:
Conducted in practical work, and applied in assignment work

04. Demonstrate an understanding of cryptography theory and practice used in forensic discovery and analysis.

Activities:
Conducted in practical work, and reinforced in lectures/modules

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Watters

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 30 minute online test (word equivalence 500)10 01
Written Assignment (word equivalence 1250)20 01, 02, 03
3 hour Exam (3000 words equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04
Written Assignment (word equivalence 1250)20 03, 04

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Watters

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 08
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 08 and delivered via online.
"This 6 hours consists of online readings and resources, practical work and self-directed study. All materials will be available on the LMS"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 30 minute online test (word equivalence 500)10 01
Written Assignment (word equivalence 1250)20 01, 02, 03
3 hour Exam (3000 words equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04
Written Assignment (word equivalence 1250)20 03, 04

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Watters

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 28 - 34
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 34 and delivered via online.
"This 6 hours consists of online readings and resources, practical work and self-directed study. All materials will be available on the LMS"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 30 minute online test (word equivalence 500)10 01
Written Assignment (word equivalence 1250)20 01, 02, 03
3 hour Exam (3000 words equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04
Written Assignment (word equivalence 1250)20 03, 04