eForensic Fundamentals

ICT30010 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

Aims and objectives

This unit familiarises student with the workings of the various technologies used to undertake and investigate electronic misconduct. It provides an understanding of forensic tool kits and develops the skills to implement their use. Students will be presented with examples of e-forensic artefacts with each of the technologies.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of operating systems, networks, mobile technologies and internet technologies and related forensic artefacts of each technology.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the workings of a forensic tool kit.
3. Apply knowledge of the usage of forensic tool kits.
4. Identify incidents of electronic fraud.
5. Identify, locate and develop strategies for the evaluation of data sources for e-forensic investigation.
6. Describe common malware types and their effects.