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SIT392 - Public-Key Cryptography

Unit details

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

Lynn Batten


SIT281 or SIT292



Incompatible with:


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.


SIT392 extends content of the unit SIT281 Cryptography. In SIT392 students will learn the latest development of attack methods on modern cryptographic systems. Students will work on RSA-based systems that underpin the electronic transactions used in e-commerce, online stores and banks. The unit enables students to apply knowledge of fundamental mathematical calculations to implement modern cryptographic systems. Students will investigate the real-world implementation issues including computational constraints in time and space. The key focus of SIT392 is on enabling students to analyse the mathematical design and structure, and security level of ICT systems that use public key-based ciphers to protect the secrecy and nonrepudiation of communication. Furthermore, students will use the Maple software, which is used for modifying cipher systems.


Problem solving tasks (10%, 10%, 20%) 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

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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