Introduction to Cryptology
2009-2010 - IMT4531 - 5 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

After the course the students should acquire:

- Advanced level of understanding of methods of analysis and synthesis of cryptographic systems

- Deep understanding of modern cryptographic theory


1. Classical cryptography

2. Symmetric ciphers

3. Asymmetric ciphers

4. Hash functions and digital signatures.

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)



Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 3 hours

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Written exam, 3 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Evaluated by the lecturer

Re-sit examination

Ordinary re-sit examnination.

Examination support

Calculator, dictionary

Coursework Requirements


Teaching Materials


1. Introduction to Cryptography and Coding Theory, 2. edition, Trappe W., Washington L., Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN: 0131981994.

2. Handbook of Applied Cryptography, Menezes A.,

Replacement course for

IMT3701 Cryptology

Additional information

There is room for 50 students for the course.