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Unit details

SIT281 - Cryptography

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Lynn Batten

Prerequisite:SIT192
Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per week

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The unit begins with a study of classical cryptosystems and the methods used to break them. The major currently used systems, DES, AES and RSA, are then introduced and examined from a design and security perspective. New applications are dealt with: digital signatures, secret-sharing schemes, digital cash and key establishment protocols.

Assessment

Two assignments (20% each) 40%, examination 60%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$2898$3005

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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