Data Security

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Data Security

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    SENG1110 SENG1120 MATH1510 or equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This 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.
    1. explain the main issues in data security
    2. implement security measures in a workplace
    3. evaluate the value of security and (on the other hand) the cost of providing security
    4. continue to upgrade their knowledge of data security
    Information and number theory, finite fields
    Classical cryptography
    Contemporary symmetric cyphers
    Public key encryption
    Key management
    Authentication and digital signatures
    Network Security
    Privacy and Privacy Enhancing Technologies
    In Term Test: Midterm Test 1
    Written Assignment: Assignment 1
    Written Assignment: Assignment 2
    In Term Test: Midterm Test 2
    Quiz: Weekly Quizzes
    Formal Examination: Formal Examination *
    * This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Course Disclaimer

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.