Wireless communication security
2009-2010 - IMT4751 - 5 ECTS


The student is required to have some knowledge of cryptography or equivalent to IMT4531.

Expected learning outcomes

Having completed the course, the student should have:

- Advanced level of understanding of methods of analysis of wireless communication security

- Deep understanding of modern wireless communication systems and their security


1. Basic radio-frequency communications

2. RFID, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth security

3. Security of 2G mobile telephony systems

4. Security of 3G mobile telephony systems

Teaching Methods

Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

  • Lectures
  • Project work

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 3 hours
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Written exam, 3 hours, counts 70% of the mark.
  • Project evaluation, counts 30% of the mark.

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

Evaluated by the lecturer

Re-sit examination

For the written exam: Ordinary re-sit examnination.

Examination support


Coursework Requirements


Teaching Materials

Text Books:

1. Gunter Schafer, Security in Fixed and Wireless Networks: An Introduction to Securing Data Communications, John Wiley & Son Inc. 2003

2. V. Niemi, K. Nyberg, UMTS Security, John Wiley & Sons, 2005

Replacement course for

IMT5171 - Wireless communication security

Additional information

In case there will be less than 5 students that will apply for the course, it will be at the discretion of Studieprogramansvarlig whether the course will be offered or not an if yes, in which form.