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Topics in Computer Programming - Cryptology COMP 7402

Computer Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course teaches students the art and science of securing data (information). Course components will cover Cryptography with an introduction to Cryptanalysis, with an emphasis on the practical implementation of Cryptographic algorithms and techniques. Topics in Cryptography will include substitution and transposition ciphers, including stream and block ciphers. Applications will include bit-manipulation ciphers, secret and public-key ciphers. Topics in Cryptanalysis will include traditional techniques such as Ciphertext-only, Known-plaintext, and Chosen-plaintext attacks. Students will also be introduced to more modern linear and differential cryptanalysis. Students will be permitted to choose programming languages of their choice in the implementation of algorithms during assignments and final projects.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Acceptance into the Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science (BscACS) program.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$824.03

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of COMP 7402 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 86173

Duration

Sat Jan 06 - Sat Mar 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 86173
  • Domestic fees $824.03
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 23 Sat 10:00 - 13:45 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 323
Instructor

Aman Abdulla

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$824.03

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. 1. Please email compBSc@bcit.ca for departmental approval. Include your full name, student number (A0#), course number (e.g. COMP 7000), and CRN #. 2. This is a BScACS course. BScACS courses are also open to non-bachelor program students, if approval is granted by the BScACS Program Head. 3. BScACS program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the program starting from the date of their first technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the BScACS program, whichever comes first.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of COMP 7402 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 69295

Duration

Sat Apr 06 - Sat Jun 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 69295
  • Domestic fees $824.03
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 22 Sat 10:00 - 13:45 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 323
Instructor

Aman Abdulla

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$824.03

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. 1. Please email compBSc@bcit.ca for departmental approval. Include your full name, student number (A0#), course number (e.g. COMP 7000), and CRN #. 2. This is a BScACS course. BScACS courses are also open to non-bachelor program students, if approval is granted by the BScACS Program Head. 3. BScACS program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the program starting from the date of their first technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the BScACS program, whichever comes first.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the mathematical foundations of cryptography and the importance of pseudo-random number generators.
  • Describe cryptographic techniques with an emphasis on practical applications.
  • Implement any of the algorithms covered in the course using any programming language of choice.
  • Describe cryptographic protocols.
  • Evaluate and analyze the various cryptographic techniques such as key management algorithms, symmetric and asymmetric algorithms, hashes and signatures.
  • Apply various cryptanalysis techniques to retrieve plaintext messages from ciphertext.
  • Evaluate strong cryptographic algorithms for potential use within an organization.
  • Configure and deploy cryptographic tools for applications such as email, securing sensitive files, etc.

Effective as of Fall 2023

Related Programs

Topics in Computer Programming - Cryptology (COMP 7402) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Science (Database Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time
  2. Applied Computer Science (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time
  3. Applied Computer Science (Network Security Administration Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time
  4. Applied Computer Science (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Bachelor of Science Full-time/Part-time
  5. Applied Computer Science (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time

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