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SIT282 - Computer Crime and Digital Forensics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Lei Pan

Prerequisite:2 level 1 SIT-coded units


Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in online consultation sessions.


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 computer 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 watermarking techniques, encryption and digital rights management. 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%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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