Credit points: 15
This subject introduces the procedures related to digital forensic and investigation in a computer and a networking scenario. Students will develop an understanding of the key concepts associated with the data hiding, evidence collection and validation and traffic analysis required to perform forensic analysis in a digital environment. Students will learn about the importance of the legal considerations and documentation of forensic evidence. This subject will incorporate tutorials to teach practical forensic tools.
SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Watters
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Describe key concepts associated with data hiding, evidence collection and validation in the context of Computer Forensics
- Discussed in lectures, reinforced in laboratory work, and applied in assignment work
02. Articulate legal considerations and documentation of forensic evidence
- Applied in assignment work
03. Analyse common digital evidence and practical forensic evidence tools
- Conducted in laboratory work, and applied in assignment work
04. Describe traffic analysis required to perform forensic analysis in a digital environment
- Conducted in laboratory work, and reinforced in lectures
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City Campus, 2018, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Watters
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
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.
|Two half-hour on-line tests ( 500 words equivalent each)||30||01|
|One 2-hour Laboratory Test ( 2000 words equivalent)||20||02, 04|
|Final 3-hour exam||50||03, 04|