ITE513 Forensic Investigation (8)

In this subject students will acquire an in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of how to scan, test, hack and secure a computer system against potential vulnerabilities. Students will also be prepared for the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) industry certification exam from the EC-Council.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITE513. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in IT Masters relevant courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the role of the computer forensics investigator;
  • be able to collect and secure evidence in a forensically sound manner;
  • be able to testify in the Court as an Expert Witness;
  • be able to design and develop a final investigation report;
  • be able to critically evaluate and secure a digital crime scene;
  • be able to define and justify the international principles for computer evidence.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Computer forensic analysis.
  • The latest computer attack vectors and how you can stop them.
  • Proactive and reactive defences for each stage of a computer attack.
  • Investigation of attacks against Windows, Unix, switches, routers and other systems.
  • Application-level vulnerabilities, attacks, and defences.
  • Legal issues in incident handling.
  • Recovering from computer attacks and restoring systems for business.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.