Syllabus for Cryptology


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1DT075
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Computer Science A1N, Technology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2010-03-18
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2022-10-17
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Educational Sciences
  • Applies from: Autumn 2023
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits including a second course in programming, Algorithms and Data Structures I, Algebra I and linear algebra. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology

Learning outcomes

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.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.

Last modified: 2022-04-26