Cryptology

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1DT075

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Code
1DT075
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science A1N, Technology A1N
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 20 June 2018
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

At least 120 credits, including a second course in programming, Algorithms and data structures, and Discrete math or Algebra I.

Learning outcomes

To pass, the student should 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.

Content

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.

Instruction

Lecture, labs, seminars.

Assessment

Written exam (3 credits) and oral and written reports (2 credits)

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