Course syllabus

Data Security

EITF55, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2023-04-18

General Information

Compulsory for: IDA3, IEA3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course wants to give the students a sound knowledge of the security problems that need to be solved in and around the use of computer systems to operate such systems in a networked environment. In such an environment it is important that the correct information is transmitted and is sent to the correct receiver. Encryption, authentication, key management, and digital certificates are examples of notions that will be clarified and exemplified in this course.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

be able to clearly explain approach and method for solving home assignments.


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Grade 3 requires successful written exam and approved projects and assignments. Grade 4 and 5 can be obtained through the written exam.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0118. Name: Written Exam.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Approved written exam
Code: 0218. Name: Projects.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved projects and reports
Code: 0318. Name: Home Assignment.
Credits: 0,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved Home Assignment


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: EDA625

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Christian Gehrmann,
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