Courses & Units

Advanced CyberSecurity and eForensics KIT325

Hobart, Launceston


This unit deals with management issues encountered as a result of deploying security countermeasures, policy and initiatives in organisational settings. This unit provides the capstone experience for the CyberSecurity major. Students will complete a network/security project that will address a nominated problem/issue by applying the tools and techniques. The project will involve the planning, analysis, design, testing and implementation of the selected solution within agreed time frames. Students will further develop their understanding of the nature of security threats to IT systems. Students will employ some of the tools and techniques that they have learnt about throughout the major to evaluate the security of, and defend against threats to, computer systems and networks through physical and electronic means.


Unit name Advanced CyberSecurity and eForensics
Unit code KIT325
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Muhammad Bilal Amin
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Design and Implement a secure ICT solution for a network/security system by investigating the user needs, defining the ICT requirements, and evaluating an interplay of economic, social, legal, and ethical factors and consequences for individuals, organisations, and society.
  • Manage the implementation of a secure network system by applying ICT tools, techniques and professional standards.
  • Explain the role of digital forensics in cyber security.
  • Explain the current issues in the practice of digital forensics investigation.
  • Evaluate digital forensics scenarios by applying the principles of effective digital forensics investigation techniques and an industry-proven toolkit.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
029901 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching Pattern

Lectures: 2 hrs/wk in Weeks 1 to 6 & 8 to 13
Tutorials: 2 hrs/wk In Weeks 5, 6, 9, & 11 (Skill Labs)

AssessmentProject Design Report (25%)|Survey Paper (15%)|Forensics Scenario Report (20%)|Project Presentation (30%)|Workshop Exercises (10%)
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