University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Computer Info Systems, Computer Science
Taught In English
SENG1110 SENG1120 MATH1510 or equivalent
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course deals with topics in cryptography and data security. Students learn fundamental technical tools for cryptography and data security, as well as how to combine the tools to support various security requirements in computerised data processing, data storing and communication.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. explain the main issues in data security2. implement security measures in a workplace3. evaluate the value of security and (on the other hand) the cost of providing security4. continue to upgrade their knowledge of data securityCONTENTInformation and number theory, finite fieldsClassical cryptographyContemporary symmetric cyphersPublic key encryptionKey managementAuthentication and digital signaturesNetwork SecurityPrivacy and Privacy Enhancing TechnologiesASSESSMENT ITEMSIn Term Test: Midterm Test 1Written Assignment: Assignment 1Written Assignment: Assignment 2In Term Test: Midterm Test 2Quiz: Weekly QuizzesFormal Examination: Formal Examination ** This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.