Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorJill Slay
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Must be admitted into SMCYC or SMCYB or SMCYL or must obtain Subject Coordinator's approval
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Describe computer architectures and key concepts associated with data structures, evidence collection and validation.
- 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
- Applied in assignment work
03. Apply legally-compliant processes and procedures for forensically gathering and analysing digital evidence, and presentation of findings.
- Conducted in practical work, and applied in assignment work
04. Demonstrate an understanding of cryptography theory and practice used in forensic discovery and analysis.
- Conducted in practical work, and reinforced in lectures/modules
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Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJill Slay
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|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|