Cyber Forensics

CYB70003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

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

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3 Teaching Period 2

8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22


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.
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