Provides students with digital forensic and professional investigative processes using advanced cybersecurity knowledge. Students will learn about tools and techniques for gathering evidence, analysing data and writing investigation reports in a variety contexts, as well as the related laws and regulations. Students will research recent developments in digital forensic techniques.
Topic 1: Digital forensics and investigations as a profession
Topic 2: The investigator’s space and environment
Topic 3: Data acquisition
Topic 4: Processing crimes and incident scenes
Topic 5: Digital forensic tools
Topic 6: Computer forensic analysis and validation
Topic 7: Report writing for high-tech investigations
Topic 8: Laws and ethics for the expert witnesses
Topic 9: IoT forensics
Topic 10: Operating Systems forensics
Topic 11: Virtual machines and network forensics
Topic 12: Recent trends in digital forensic techniques and processes
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||conduct digital investigations that are based on the accepted professional investigative process: identification, preservation, examination, analysis and reporting||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||utilise effectively appropriate tools to gather and analyse forensic data from a variety of sources, including network hardware and software||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||communicate effectively the results of a computer, network and/or data forensic analysis to audiences of both technical and managerial background.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||interpret and appropriately apply the laws and procedures associated with identifying, acquiring, examining and presenting digital evidence||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||conduct research and critically evaluate recent advances in the methods and techniques employed in digital forensics||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.