Cryptography and Information Security

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cryptography and Information Security

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Computer Engineering, Computer Info Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Sciences, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    39 credit points and COMP125 or COMP165 and DMTH137 or MATH237 or DMTH237

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This unit provides an introduction to modern cryptography and information security. First, some cryptographic primitives, such as private key and public key ciphers, hash functions and digital signatures, are introduced. Then, some security technologies are discussed to illustrate how basic cryptographic primitives are concretely used in real life applications. Various attacks on the cryptographic schemes and protocols are also discussed.

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.