Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
CMP5121 Network Security and Cryptography Fall 3 0 3 8

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi SELÇUK BAKTIR
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi SELÇUK BAKTIR
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This is an introductory course where fundamental concepts in cryptography and network security are explained. After completing the course, students will get basic understanding about encryption, decryption, stream ciphers, block ciphers, public-key cryptography, digital signatures, hash functions, message authentication codes and key distribution protocols.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Gain knowledge on Symmetric key cryptography, block and stream ciphers,
II. Gain knowledge on the AES algorithm,
III. Gain knowledge on Public key cryptography and public key algorithms such as RSA, Diffie-Hellman, Elgamal and elliptic curve cryptography,
IV. Gain knowledge on digital Signatures,
V. Gain knowledge on hash functions,
VI. Gain knowledge on key exchange protocols.

Course Content

Introduction and Review of Basics. Stream Ciphers. Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Block Cipher Modes of Operation. Public-key Cryptography. The RSA Algorithm. Digital Signatures. Hash Functions. Message Authentication Codes. Discrete Logarithm Problem. Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange and ElGamal Encryption. Elliptic Curve Cryptography. Key Establishment Protocols.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction and review of basics.
2) Stream Ciphers.
3) Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
4) Block Cipher Modes of Operation.
5) Public key cryptography.
6) RSA algorithm.
7) Midterm exam.
8) Digital signatures.
9) Hash functions.
10) Message Authentication Codes.
11) Discrete Logarithm Problem.
12) Diffie-Hellman key exchange and ElGamal encryption.
13) Elliptic curve cryptography.
14) Key establishment protocols.


Course Notes / Textbooks: Understanding Cryptography, Christof Paar and Jan Pelzl, Springer 2010.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 0
Homework Assignments 4 % 20
Presentation 1 % 10
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 5 70
Presentations / Seminar 2 3 6
Homework Assignments 4 8 32
Midterms 1 20 20
Final 1 20 20
Total Workload 190

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Understand and implement advanced concepts of Siber Security 5
2) Use math, science, and modern engineering tools to formulate and solve advenced siber security problems. 5
3) Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results. 5
4) Follow, interpret and analyze scientific researches in the field of engineering and use the knowledge in his/her field of study. 5
5) Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams. 5
6) Acquire scientific knowledge 5
7) Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge 5
8) Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing 5
9) Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences 5
10) Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility. 5