Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Computer Science A1N,
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits including a second course in programming, Algorithms and Data Structures, Algebra I and Linear Algebra. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
On completion of the course, the student shall be able to:
give examples of how theories, principles, and techniques based on cryptology can be used to achieve data security.
explain the theories underpinning common cryptographic methods, such as different types of hash-functions, symmetric and asymmetric ciphers, digital signatures and random numbers.
analyse, use and implement such methods and reflect on their limits and applicability.
Theory and practice of different forms of ciphers, e.g. classical, block, flow, affine, and public. Hash-functions with and without keys, handling of keys, random numbers.
Lecture, labs and seminars.
Written exam and oral and written reports.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.