Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The participants to the class will learn essential principles, techniques, tools, and methods for security engineering.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.01.2021 - 09.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Janne Lindqvist

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Janne Lindqvist

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Topics include mobile systems security, usability and psychology, human factors in securing systems, economics, intersection of security and privacy, security protocols, access control, password security, biometrics, and current topics such as surveillance. 

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    A combination of participation in the first lecture, active participation, assignments, individual exercises, group work, quizzes and examination and course feedback.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Reading material will be recommended during the course and details will be posted on the course web page.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Computer Networks, Information Security, or equivalent skills; basic Unix skills.

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