Selected Topics in Cryptology
2009-2010 - IMT4551 - 5 ECTS


IMT4531 Introduction to Cryptology

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. Stream ciphers

2. Block ciphers

3. Public key ciphers with applications.

Teaching Methods

Laboratory work

Teaching Methods (additional text)


Laboratory exercises

Problem solving exercises

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 an external examiner

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

IMT 3701 Cryptology

Additional information

There is room for 50 students for the course.