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SIT282 - Computer Crime and Digital Forensics

Unit details


2018 unit information

Offering information:

Offered in Trimester 2 from 2019

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Jemal Abawajy

Prerequisite:2 level 1 SIT-coded units


Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.


In SIT282 students will learn how crime is manifested in the IT world, the laws that govern the IT domain, and approaches to investigating cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism using digital forensic techniques. Students will examine both criminal and terrorist activities, the nature of these activities and the people that initiate them. The unit enables students to develop knowledge of laws that have been recently enacted to counter computer crime and terrorism as well as the institutions responsible for implementing those laws. Students will investigate techniques such as acquisition, verification, extraction, reconstruction and reporting. The key focus of SIT282 is on introducing students to computer crime, forensic techniques, digital evidence and retrieval of information. In addition, students will explore ethical implications of crime and terrorism.


Investigation report 20%, case investigation and recommendation report 20%, examination 60%

Prescribed texts

Nelson et al, 2015, Guide To Computer Forensics & Investigations, 5th Ed, Course Technologies, USA.

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