School of Computer Science

Module 28214 (2017)

Module description - Designing Secure Systems

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Module Title Designing Secure Systems
School School of Computer Science
Module Code 06-28214
Level 4/M
Member of Staff David Galindo
Semester Semester 1 - 10 credits

Lectures and tutorials

Contact Hours:



This module will introduce the fundamental concepts involved in designing systems that are secure, with examples and counter-examples.


On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  1. Describe security design principles and technologies.
  2. Identify good and weak design decisions from a security standpoint in a range of applications.
  3. Propose good security solutions and evaluate solutions proposed by others.

Sessional: Examination (100%)

Supplementary (where allowed): Examination (100%)