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SIT281 - Cryptography

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

John Carminati

Prerequisite:SIT192
Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in online consultation sessions.

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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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