Cyber Forensics

CYB70003 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 150 contact hours - Swinburne Online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23


50 Credit Points

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the procedures that are used in relation to cyber forensics and digital investigations to detect cyber criminal activities, protect organisation from attack and prosecute perpetrators. Students will explore computer and operating system architectures, their associated data and file structures. The unit covers key procedures and processes involved in digital and cyber forensics. Students will conduct forensic processes, utilise and research a range of tools. A crucial aspect of this unit is that students will be able to communicate the results of investigations to non-specialist audiences.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explain computer architectures and concepts associated with data structures, the collection of evidence and validation
2. Critically review the different forensic tools and techniques to gather and analyse digital evidence
3. Report cyber forensic investigations and findings to key business stakeholders and decision makers
4. Use legal frameworks to explain and present forensically gathered evidence