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Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: DIT250
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Period: 2 November 2020 - 17 January 2021
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course is about the basic goals of cryptography (confidentiality, authentication, non-repudiation). Symmetric key cryptography: block and stream ciphers, design principles and examples, modes of operation, message authentication codes. Public key cryptography: asymmetric ciphers, signatures. Attack models and security notions. Protocols for key management, authentication and other services. After completed course should be able to summarize the main goals of cryptography and illustrate this with a number of examples of how cryptographic services are integrated in current applications, both in software and hardware.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: To be eligible for the course the student should have successfully completed courses corresponding to 60 credits in the subject of Computer Science or Mathematics, including; 7.5 credits in discrete mathematics (for example DIT980 Discrete Mathematics for Computer Scientists, the sub-course Introductory Algebra of MMG200 Mathematics 1 or equivalent); 7.5 credits in programming (for example DIT142 Functional Programming,
DIT012 Imperative Programming with Basic Object-orientation, MVG300 Programming with MatLab or equivalent). Applicants must prove knowledge of English: English 6/English B or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 17 875 SEK
First payment: 17 875 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Rännvägen 6 B

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