COMPUTER FORENSICS

CSE5CFN

2021

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.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJabed Chowdhury

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SMCYC or SMCYB or SMCYL or must obtain Subject Coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe computer architectures and key concepts associated with data structures, evidence collection and validation.
02. Demonstrate an understanding of the different forensics tools and techniques used on varying types of hardware, when gathering and analysing digital evidence
03. Apply legally-compliant processes and procedures for forensically gathering and analysing digital evidence, and presentation of findings.
04. Demonstrate an understanding of cryptography theory and practice used in forensic discovery and analysis.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJabed Chowdhury

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h computer laboratory per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 x 30 minute online test (word equivalence 500)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

Written Assignment (word equivalence 1250)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

3 hour Exam (3000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written Assignment (word equivalence 1250)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO4