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COMP 7481 - Selected Topics for Combined Electives

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course surveys a selection of advanced topics in technology. The topics for this semester are: cryptography (how communication data is encrypted for security); and coding (how data is coded for error detection and correction; and cryptocurrencies (digital asset used as a medium of exchange using cryptography). Students will be introduced to high-level concepts and methodologies, as well as industry research, trends and challenges in the field. This course includes a lab component which provides hands-on exposure to some of the design and analysis tools used in these emerging technologies.

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain key concepts of cryptographic algorithms.
  • Differentiate the characteristics of symmetric –key, and asymmetric –key ciphers.
  • Explain key concepts and techniques in the area of information theory/coding.
  • Explain how error detection and correction works.
  • Explain key concepts in digital currency and its cryptography
  • Identify some research, trends, challenges in these selected topics.
  • Submit course assignments by a fixed deadline.
  • Work effectively on course work, with other students, as part of a team.

Effective as of Winter 2017

Related Programs

COMP 7481 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Full-time   Bachelor of Technology
  2. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development)
    Full-time   Bachelor of Technology
  3. Computer Systems (Database Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  4. Computer Systems (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  5. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  6. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  7. Computer Systems (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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