Module Catalogues

Information Security

Module Title Information Security
Module Level Level 4
Module Credits 5.00

Aims and Fit of Module

The aims of this module are to: 
1. Present key information security principles regarding confidentiality, integrity and availability.
2. Study the principal methods and techniques involved in designing and implementing secure systems.

Learning outcomes

A.	Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge in information security
B. Demonstrate a critical awareness of current problems and new insights in information security
C. Effectively design, implement, and analyse secure methods for the transmission and storage of data.

Method of teaching and learning

This module consists of 26 hours of formal lectures and 10 hours of practical lab work. On average, the number of contact hours is 3 each week. In addition, students will be expected to devote unsupervised time to solving continuous assessment tasks and private study. Private study will provide time for reflection and consideration of lecture material and background reading. Coursework assessment will be used to test to what extent practical skills have been learnt.