Singapore University of Social Sciences

Cryptography and Data Security

Cryptography and Data Security (ICT313)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science & Technology


Cryptography is the science of protecting information. The course will cover encryption and decryption techniques (such as DES, Diffie-Hellman, RSA, etc), hash algorithm (such as MD5, SHA-1) and Web security application (SSL, SET).

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Security overview
  • Data Encryption Standard (DES)
  • Mathematics for AES
  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
  • Mathematics for PKE
  • Public Key Encryption (PKE)
  • Message Authentication
  • Secure Hash Function (SHA-512)
  • Web Security
  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
  • Secure Electronic Transaction (SET)

Learning Outcome

  • show general knowledge of cryptographic techniques
  • explain DES encryption techniques
  • discuss AES encryption technique
  • apply PKE encryption technique
  • discuss message authentication using SHA
  • distinguish SSL and SET techniques for Web security
  • demonstrate the mathematics required to understand cryptographic techniques
  • design cryptographic techniques to protect data
  • recommend appropriate encryption techniques to organizations
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