SIT327 - Network Forensics


2023 unit information

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


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour active class per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including optional scheduled activities as detailed in the unit site.


This unit teaches the main techniques and tools needed to successfully investigate attacks against modern computer networks, including how to detect the attacks, how to attribute them, and how to mitigate damage and prevent further damage. Skills to be studied include log analysis, IDS configuration, pcap analysis, protocol reverse engineering. Student will work through a variety of simulated and historical forensic incidents in order to hone their skills.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio, and must achieve a passing grade in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

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