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Unit of Study SSC93002 - Computer Forensics (2019)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 conduct digital investigations that are based on the accepted professional investigative process: identification, preservation, examination, analysis and reporting
2 utilise effectively appropriate tools to gather and analyse forensic data from a variety of sources, including network hardware and software
3 communicate effectively the results of a computer, network and/or data forensic analysis to audiences of both technical and managerial background.
4 interpret and appropriately apply the laws and procedures associated with identifying, acquiring, examining and presenting digital evidence
5 conduct research and critically evaluate recent advances in the methods and techniques employed in digital forensics

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. conduct digital investigations that are based on the accepted professional investigative process: identification, preservation, examination, analysis and reporting
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  2. utilise effectively appropriate tools to gather and analyse forensic data from a variety of sources, including network hardware and software
    • GA4:
  3. communicate effectively the results of a computer, network and/or data forensic analysis to audiences of both technical and managerial background.
    • GA4:
  4. interpret and appropriately apply the laws and procedures associated with identifying, acquiring, examining and presenting digital evidence
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  5. conduct research and critically evaluate recent advances in the methods and techniques employed in digital forensics
    • GA4:
    • GA5: