ELEC ENG 7010 - Mobile Phone Forensic Process and Analysis

North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2020

This immersive course introduces students to the principles of Chain of Evidence and the process of forensic analysis, by considering mobile phone devices from the point of discovery/seizure through triage and securement at the crime scene, unlocking, imaging, analysis and preparation of an expert witness report and affidavit suitable for presentation in South Australian criminal courts. The technical characteristics of mobile phone devices and inherent logs, databases, files and other records will be introduced. This may include advanced features such as health database records and encrypted messaging applications. Of particular note are standard and extended security features including authentication, encryption and data protection. Students will also be introduced to the principles of mobile phone networks and network records, and the interpretation of Call Data Records and other data available from Mobile Network Carriage Service Providers, including Lawful Call Intercept, and A and B party and data connections. Students will use appropriate licensed data analysis tools to investigate phone contents and network records. Students will be exposed through practice to relevant laws related to telecommunications interception, privacy and Court practice. Due to sensitive content, it may be necessary to provide unclassified content to mainstream students; while cleared students may be able to access sensitive, protected content in some parts of the course.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ELEC ENG 7010
    Course Mobile Phone Forensic Process and Analysis
    Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    Term Summer
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive mode
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Assumed Knowledge Students are assumed to have an appropriate background in law, engineering, computer science or police investigation techniques.
    Restrictions Masters Cyber Security program students only
    Course Description This immersive course introduces students to the principles of Chain of Evidence and the process of forensic analysis, by considering mobile phone devices from the point of discovery/seizure through triage and securement at the crime scene, unlocking, imaging, analysis and preparation of an expert witness report and affidavit suitable for presentation in South Australian criminal courts.
    The technical characteristics of mobile phone devices and inherent logs, databases, files and other records will be introduced. This may include advanced features such as health database records and encrypted messaging applications. Of particular note are standard and extended security features including authentication, encryption and data protection.
    Students will also be introduced to the principles of mobile phone networks and network records, and the interpretation of Call Data Records and other data available from Mobile Network Carriage Service Providers, including Lawful Call Intercept, and A and B party and data connections.
    Students will use appropriate licensed data analysis tools to investigate phone contents and network records.
    Students will be exposed through practice to relevant laws related to telecommunications interception, privacy and Court practice.
    Due to sensitive content, it may be necessary to provide unclassified content to mainstream students; while cleared students may be able to access sensitive, protected content in some parts of the course.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Matthew Sorell

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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