Digital Forensics
2009-2010 - IMT3551 - 5 ECTS

On the basis of

  • IMT2282- Operating Systems
  • IMT2431- Data Communication and Network Security

Expected learning outcomes

Students are introduced to the fundamental principles of digitalforensics. The students will be expected to be able to survey a digitalcrime scene and to acquire, analyze, and present digital evidence in aforensically sound manner.


  • Digital investigations and evidence
  • Chain of custodu and forensic soundness
  • Timeline analysis
  • Live system forensics
  • File system forensics
  • Forensic reconstructions
  • Advanced topics if time permits

Teaching Methods

Laboratory work

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

An overall evaluation based on a 100 point scale, where project work counts 50 points and final exam counts 50 points (at least 18 MUST be obtained). Conversion from 100 point scale to A-F scale according to recommended conversion table. In specific circumstances, emneansvarlig can slightly adjust the limits in the conversion table to enforce compatibility with the qualitative descriptions on the A-F scale.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Internal examiner

Re-sit examination

For the final exam: Ordinary re-sit examnination.

Coursework Requirements

Will be announced later

Teaching Materials

  • Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema: Forensic Discovery, Addison-Wesley, 2005
  • Presentation material and selected academic papers

Replacement course for

IMT3711 Digital Forensic Science

Additional information

Knowledge of Linux is an advantage

In case there will be less than 5 students that will apply for the course, it will be at the discretion of Studieprogramansvarlig whether the course will be offered or not an if yes, in which form.