Unit Set

Major - Computer Forensics

UWS Major Code: M31015V2.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Related Courses

3506.4 Bachelor of Computer Science
3506.5 Bachelor of Computer Science

Available to students in other UWS Courses : NO

THIS MAJOR IS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS WHO COMMENCED PRIOR TO 2013. Computer forensics focuses on the gathering of evidence (often as part of an investigation) from computers and computer networks. Such evidence may consist of actual files (e.g. An image) or the traces of a user's activities that are left in the activity logs of operating systems, browsers, databases, web proxies, or network firewalls, etc. Identifying such evidence requires in-depth technical knowledge of the interactions between hardware, the operating system, programs, and the network. Similarly, knowledge of cryptographic techniques is required where data has been encrypted and/or obfuscated. This major develops this requisite knowledge; it also develops the skills necessary to ensure that evidence is not corrupted, and can be documented and presented in an intelligible manner.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Yun Bai

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows

300447.2 Computer Forensics Workshop
CP308A.2 Information Systems Ethics and Law

Please note that unit CP308A Information Systems Ethics and Law is only offered every second year in odd years, eg. 2013, 2015, 2017

300149.3 Operating Systems
300165.3 Systems Administration Programming
300128.4 Information Security
300143.3 Network Security
300095.4 Computer Networks and Internets
300569.2 Computer Security

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