School of Computer Science

Module 06-29636 (2018)

Network Security

Level 3/H

Ian Batten Semester 2 10 credits
Co-ordinator: Ian Batten
Reviewer: David Oswald

The Module Description is a strict subset of this Syllabus Page.


The module introduces the threats and attacks which may be perpetrated on computer networks, and some of the mechanisms designed to address them. Some technology case studies are presented and evaluated.


The aims of this module are to:

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. explain network vulnerabilities and attacks
  2. explain and evaluate security mechanisms designed to address such attacks
  3. design networking security solutions appropriate for a given application and situation


Students will need each of the following: (a) Networks (06-26951) (b) Operating Systems (06-26953), or Computer Systems & Architecture (06-19340) (c) C/C++ (06-26266), or strong knowledge of C


Teaching methods

2hr/week lectures, 1hr/week tutorials and lab sessions

Contact Hours:



Assessments: 1.5 hr examination (80%), continuous assessment (20%).

Reassessment: 1.5 hr examination (100%).

Detailed Syllabus

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