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 CSCI466
Subject Name Coding for Secure Communication
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 24cp @ 300 level
Co-Requisites nil
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assignments 22% Midterm 8% Weekly exercises 10% Exam 60%
General Subject No.
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 None.
Availability Not Available in 2017

Subject Description
This subject provides a fundamental understanding of information protection and efficient coding strategies that can be used to ensure correctness, security and authenticity of data. It uses entropy as the universal measure of information to analyse and explore fundamental bounds on the performance of secure and reliable storage and communication systems, and examine a range of coding schemes that form the main building blocks of such systems. It will include the following topics. i) redundancy in data and compression algorithms ii) efficient error control strategies for secure and reliable communication and storage systems; iii) coding methods for secrecy and authenticity.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand the problems and models in information protection.
2. Use a range of coding methods and strategies for providing protection.
3. Evaluate various strategies for protection of data and suggest the best solution for a particular system.


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