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Area/Catalogue
INFT 3031

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
156786

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2021.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences

Course aim

To provide students with the theoretical frameworks and practical skills required to effectively undertake digital forensics and electronic discovery investigations.

Course content

In this course, students will gain a working knowledge of the following:

  • The similarities and differences between digital forensics and electronic discovery, through understanding and examination of prominent theoretical frameworks in these fields.
  • The process of identifying sources of volatile and non-volatile digital evidence.
  • Key methods used by practitioners to preserve and verify the validity of digital evidence.
  • Practical techniques for analysing datasets to recover specific forensic artefacts.
  • Presentation methods appropriate for commercial and legal evidential reporting.

    Textbook(s)

    Nil

    Prerequisite(s)

    Common to all relevant programs
    Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
    INFT 3015 Network Security

    Corequisite(s)

    Nil

    Teaching method

    Component Duration
    INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
    Seminar 1.5 hours x 13 weeks
    Computer Practical 2 hours x 13 weeks
    EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
    External N/A x 13 weeks

    Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


    Assessment

    Task Length Weighting Duration
    INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
    Continuous assessment N/A 20% Ongoing
    Test N/A 50% 3 hours
    Major essay 2,000 words 30% N/A
    EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
    Continuous assessment N/A 20% Ongoing
    Test N/A 50% 3 hours
    Major essay 2,000 words 30% N/A

    Fees

    EFTSL*: 0.125
    Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
    To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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    Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
    International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

    Non-award enrolment
    Non-award tuition fees are set by the university. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
    How to determine the relevant non award tuition fee. (Opens new window)

    Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

    * Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

    Course Coordinators

    School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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