Digital Forensics

Part of the ModularMaster in Cybersecurity programme

The digital forensics course is a comprehensive course covering major forensic investigation. It enables students to acquire hands-on experience in various forensic investigation techniques and necessary standard tools through cases to successfully carry out a digital forensic investigation.

Plan your learning path

This course can be taken as a module on its own or as part of the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Tools and Forensics stack and participants will earn 12 subject credits which can also be used towards completing the ModularMaster in Cybersecurity.

Course Details

Course Dates:
No available course dates

6 days, 9.00am - 5.00pm


Who Should Attend

  • Individuals wanting to know more about digital forensics
  • Individuals looking to have a career as a digital forensics investigator


  • Basic understanding of IT systems
  • Basic understanding of IT networking

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand the digital forensics processes 
  2. Understand the forensics tools and techniques for gathering evidence and analysis on:
    • Various file systems and storage
    • Network
    • Database
    • Email system
    • Web application
    • Mobile 
  3. Understand the Legal aspect in forensics
  4. How to write a forensics report
Day 1
  • Introduction to Digital Forensics
  • Forensics Processes
  • File Systems
  • File Systems Lab
  • Data Acquisition
  • Data Acquisition Lab
Day 2
  • Operating Systems Forensics
  • OS Lab 
  • Network Forensics
  • Network Lab
Day 3
  • Database Forensics
  • Database Lab
  • Email Forensics
  • Email Lab
Day 4
  • Web Application Forensics
  • Web Application Lab
  • Mobile Forensics
  • Mobile Forensics Lab
Day 5
  • Legal Aspects
  • Forensics Reporting
  • Project Briefing
Day 6

• Project Presentations
• Course Debrief


Class participation, in-class quiz, project and presentation to evaluate course understanding and augment learning outcomes.

Course Fees and Funding

Full course fee inclusive of prevailing GST

You pay

SkillsFuture Course Fee subsidy (70%)

  • For Singapore Citizens < 40 years old 
  • For Permanent Residents

You pay

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)

  • For Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old

You pay

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (90%)

  • For SME - Sponsored employees

You pay

The above module fee payable is inclusive of 9% GST. 


Ian Loe
Adjunct Senior Fellow, SUTD Academy
Singapore University of Technology & Design

Ian has more than 27 years of experience in various senior IT management roles developing IT strategic plans and driving IT transformation across areas such as Cybersecurity, IT infrastructure, Data engineering and Enterprise Architecture.
He has held other senior appointments such as Director, Government Cybersecurity Operations and was responsible for managing cybersecurity operations for the whole of government in Singapore, which includes the monitoring of and response to cybersecurity incidents. He is also an regular industry speaker on cybersecurity topics.

Career Highlights
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a multi-national organisation in over 11 countries.
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and SVP, Cybersecurity (CISO) for a conglomerate managing 9 enterprises.
  • Transform traditional IT to a modern organisation using cloud native technologies and hyper-converged infrastructure.
  • Designed, built and operated large scale operation centres for security and infrastructure monitoring.
  • Revitalised application teams by implementing end-to-end DevSecOps framework and processes for continuous integration delivery of applications securely.
Thought Leadership
  • Developed Intellectual Capital on SOA Governance for IBM to be used by worldwide practitioners. (USPTO #8244548)
  • Co-authored a patent on voice to calendar integration. (IP.COM disclosure number: IPCOM000183540D)
  • Authored 2 books on Cybersecurity Architecture and Modern Secured Networks.
  • Introduced and implemented design discipline and skills such as “Architectural Thinking” to corporate software development practices.
  • Active Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Singapore University of Technology and Design teaching advanced topic on Cybersecurity (including digital forensics), Architecture, Quantum Computing and Systems Thinking.
  • Authored security reference architecture for microservices and serverless design.
  • Introduced formal architecture practices and processes to a Fortune 500 company.
  • Introduced and laid groundwork for implementation of Service Oriented Architecture on both distributed systems and mainframe platforms.
  • Certified in Cloud Security as early as 2010.
  • Certified as an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and also the first Certified Trainer for Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) in South and Southeast Asia.

Wayne Lim
Adjunct Senior Fellow

Wayne has 20 years of cybersecurity experience in both the public and private sectors. Besides having domain expertise in incident response, digital forensics, logs and data analytics, he also has a strong technical background in various operating systems, networking, cloud as well as good understanding of security vulnerabilities, attack techniques and cyber kill chain.

Policies and Financing Options

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

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Methods of Payment

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

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Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

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Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

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Funding under Post-Secondary Education Account ("PSEA")

The Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) is part of the Post-Secondary Education Scheme to help pay for the post-secondary education of Singaporeans.

This is part of the Government’s efforts to encourage every Singaporean to complete their post-secondary education. It also underscores the Government’s commitment to support families in investing in the future education of their children and to prepare them for the economy of the future. PSEA is not a bank account.

It is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is opened automatically for all eligible Singaporeans.

Account holders can use their PSEA funds to pay for their own or their siblings’ approved fees and charges for approved programs conducted by approved institutions.

However, you will have to check your eligibility and balance by contacting MOE first.

Contact MOE at (65) 6260 0777

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