ECTS - Investigation of Computer Crime

Investigation of Computer Crime (ISE414) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Investigation of Computer Crime ISE414 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to teach common threats to security by means of viruses, hacking and electronic fraud. It also explains security risk management and existing computer crime laws.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain the historical, technological, and human context of computer crime and ability to categorize computer crime
  • Review the existing computer crime laws in Turkey
  • Identify the profile of the people involved over the lifecycle of a crime from perpetration, through prosecution to punishment and their perspective
  • Discuss professional behavior and ethical issues in the information technology field
Course Content Computer crimes, vulnerability, risk assessment, electronic fraud, viruses and worms, computer crime laws.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Course overview Chapter 1 (main text)
2 Understanding computer crime 1 Chapter 1
3 Understanding computer crime 2 Chapter 1
4 Protecting the infrastructure Chapter 2
5 Categories of Cyber Abusers, Attackers and Criminals Chapter 3
6 Categorizing Cyber abusers, attackers and criminals Chapter 4
7 The Human and Financial Costs of Cyber Abuse and Cybercrime 1 Chapter 6
8 The Human and Financial Costs of Cyber Abuse and Cybercrime 2 Chapter 6
9 How is IT Creating New Opportunities? 1 Chapter 7
10 How is IT Creating New Opportunities? 2 Chapter 7
11 Key Federal Cyber Crime Laws and Information Security Regulations Chapter 8
12 Cyber Crime Laws and Information Security Regulations in Turkey Chapter 8
13 Computer viruses Chapter 11 (other sources 2)
14 Computer Ethics Education and Intolerance of Cybercrime Chapter 11
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. Samuel C. McQuade, III. Understanding and Managing Cybercrime. Pearson, 2006. ISBN: 0-205-43973-X
Other Sources 2. Kevin Mitnick & William L. Simon. The Art of Deception. Wiley Publishing, 2002. ISBN: 0-76454280-X
3. Simson Garfinkel, Gene Spafford, Practical Unix and Internet Security, 2nd edition (April 1996), O'Reilly & Associates; ISBN: 1565921488
4. Internet Suçları Yasası:
5. Eoghan Casey , Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, Second Edition, Academic Press, 2004
6. Fighting Computer Crime: A New Framework for Protecting Information, John-Wiley, 1998

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 30
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary domains.
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
9 A knowledge of contemporary issues.
10 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 An ability to produce engineering products or prototypes that solve real-life problems.
13 Skills that contribute to professional knowledge.
14 An ability to make methodological scientific research.
15 An ability to produce, report and present an original or known scientific body of knowledge.
16 An ability to defend an originally produced idea.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 103