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Undergraduate Course: Security Engineering (UG) (INFR11228)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Informatics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course follows the delivery and assessment of Security Engineering (INFR11208) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11208 instead.
Course description This course follows the delivery and assessment of Security Engineering (INFR11208) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11208 instead.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Research Methods in Security, Privacy, and Trust (INFR11188) OR Computer Security (INFR10067)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Security Engineering (INFR11208)
Other requirements This course follows the delivery and assessment of Security Engineering (INFR11208) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11208 instead.

We assume a basic understanding of access controls, cryptography and security protocols, as well as of usability and distributed systems. A student who has not taken courses on these topics, must become familiar with the material by reading chapters 1-7, 9 and 11 of Ross Anderson's Security Engineering (3rd Edition) before the start of this course.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesAs above.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 16, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 77 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Exam 70%
Coursework 30%
Feedback Feed-forward and feedback hours will be used to give students feedback on the literature reviews. For the literature review, we will also give about one sentence of feedback on each aspect of the exercise.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Security Engineering (UG) (INFR11228)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify ways of attacking a real-world system, leading to a threat model, a security policy, protection goals and assurance targets
  2. Use adversarial thinking to analyse the relationships between threats, hazards, actors and defence mechanisms
  3. Compare and synthesise the perspectives of different system stakeholders and threat actors, using economic and psychological viewpoints as well as technical ones
  4. Demonstrate critical thinking about unsolved problems, residual risk and emerging threats as systems scale or their environment changes
Reading List
Ross Anderson, Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems, Wiley (Third Edition 2020)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsSEng,computer security,systems,cybersecurity
Contacts
Course organiser Course secretaryMrs Helen Tweedale
Tel: (0131 6)50 3827
Email: Helen.Tweedale@ed.ac.uk
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