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Computer Security

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: DIT641
Spring 2020
50% Day
Period: 20 January 2020 - 21 March 2020
2 Closed GU-28660
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course gives basic knowledge in the security area, i.e. how to protect your system against intentional intrusions and attacks. The purpose of intrusions can be made to change or delete resources (data, programs, hardware, etc), to get unauthorized access to confidential information or unauthorized use of the system's services. The course covers threats and vulnerabilities in the computer systems and networks, as well as rules, methods and mechanisms for protection. Modeling and assessment of security and dependability as well as metrication methods are covered. During a few lectures, a holistic security approach is taken and organizational, business-related, social, human, legal and ethical aspects are treated.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Completed courses corresponding to 60 credits within the subject Computer Science or equivalent. A 7.5 credits course in Programming is required. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School 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: 17 587 SEK
First payment: 17 587 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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