Module Title:   Cryptography and Network Security

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4061M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Telecomms, Electromagnetics etc (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   TBA

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide mastery knowledge and to raise critical awareness in techniques for increasing the reliability and security of communication networks.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
A wide range of teaching and learning environments will be used. Concepts, principles and theories are generally explored in formal lectures, practised in associated tutorials and demonstrated in laboratory classes. Practical skills are developed in laboratory and workshop sessions.

Lab sessions: Portfolio: 3 assessed labs using available cryptography software for cryptography/steganography techniques.

Lectures:   16.00          Directed Study:   68.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   8.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   6.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

To understand and critically review the need for and the effectiveness of both conventional and modern cryptosystem and to understand various mechanisms to ensure network security.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Ability to critically evaluate and to apply current encryption/decryption techniques to ensure confidentiality, authenticity and integrity; ability to apply security measures to protect networks against malicious attack.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...


  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Examination - closed book
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Supplementary Assessment

Outline Syllabus:
Crytography: Principels of Cryptography, Symmetric Key and Private Key Encryption, Authentication, Integrity, Key Management and distribution, IPSec, Firewall, Wireless Network security.

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