Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology


Subject Information
Subject Code CSCI361
Subject Name Cryptography and Secure Applications
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites CSIT121 plus 24 cps of 200 level CSCI OR CSIT subjects
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Final exam 60% Assignment 40%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in Tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments in SOLS.

Subject Availability
Session SIM Session 1  (03-01-2017 to 09-03-2017)
Campus Singapore Institute of Management
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Willy Susilo
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Casey Chow
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-01-2017

Subject Availability
Session DXB UG Spring  (05-02-2017 to 03-06-2017)
Campus Dubai
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota 25
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Halim Khelalfa
Rahul Bijlani
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Jun Shen
Instance Comment  
Census Date 28-02-2017

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 3 hrs lectures + l hour tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Joseph Tonien
Willy Susilo
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Joseph Tonien
Willy Susilo
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Availability
Session INTI Subang Jaya Session 1  (06-03-2017 to 12-07-2017)
Campus INTI Subang Jaya
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Mohamad Faizal
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Joseph Tonien
Mark Freeman
Vincent Loh
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Availability
Session CCCU Semester C  (08-05-2017 to 05-08-2017)
Campus UOW at CCCU HK
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Fan Yan
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Guomin Yang
Willy Susilo
Instance Comment  
Census Date 25-05-2017

Subject Availability
Session INTI Subang Jaya Session 2  (31-07-2017 to 03-12-2017)
Campus INTI Subang Jaya
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Mohamad Faizal
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Joseph Tonien
Mark Freeman
Vincent Loh
Instance Comment  
Census Date 25-08-2017

Subject Availability
Session SIM Session 4  (02-10-2017 to 30-11-2017)
Campus Singapore Institute of Management
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Willy Susilo
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Casey Chow
Instance Comment  
Census Date 13-10-2017

Subject Description
This subject develops the skills and knowledge necessary to identify and address security problems in a variety of simple communication models. Topics covered include: Classical cryptology, Modern secret key cryptography including block (DES, AES) and stream ciphers (RC4), security properties (authentication, integrity, confidentiality, availability), public key cryptography (knapsacks, RSA, Rabin, Elgamal), digital signatures (RSA, DSS, Elgamal) , hashing (birthday paradox, Merkle-Damgard construction), MACS's, Key management (PKI, certificates, key establishment/exchange/transport, Diffie-Hellman), Identification protocols, Privacy preserving (mix-nets), Secret sharing. Applications studied include some of: email security, SET, E-payment, E-voting, Fair exchange.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Explain and apply fundamental cryptographic principles and terminology.
2. Classify and distinguish cryptographic algorithms in terms of their cryptographic characteristics and services provided.
3. Select and apply appropriate fundamental cryptographic building blocks, such as encryption, hashing and authentication, based on a critical analysis of an application scenario.
4. Implement cryptographic algorithms in Java or C/C++.
5. Describe and demonstrate the use of some of the mathematics underlying modern public key cryptography.
6. Assess and contrast the security of given scenarios, and justify the need for additional security as appropriate, taking into account the required cryptographic properties and such factors as efficiency.
7. Analyse implementations of cryptographic algorithms.
8. Explain the role of, and illustrate and usage of, cryptography in a range of applications.
9. Discuss the significance of cryptography in modern society.
10. Read and interpret aspects of cryptographic technical documents such as RFC’s and standard’s documents.
11. Present and rewrite material demonstrating competence in the above outcomes.
12. Apply statistical cryptanalysis.


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