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: 11.01.2022 - 15.02.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

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


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    5 Gender Equality


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The emphasis of the course contents may vary each year. Human-computer interaction is not required in the pre-requisites, but interested in the topic or human factors in general is essential for passing the course.

    Teaching Period:

    (2020-2021) Spring III-IV

    2021-2022 Spring III-IV

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