ECTS - Computer and Network Security

Computer and Network Security (CMPE533) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Computer and Network Security CMPE533 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to teach the theoretical aspects of computer and network security along with the practical applications using data security tools.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describe the terms and definitions of computer and network security
  • Review the encryption techniques and cryptography in computer networks
  • Define, distinguish and use authentication mechanisms, symmetric and asymmetric key cryptography
  • Analyze and solve the problems of computer and network security
  • Design computer network infrastructure and services with security view.
Course Content Encryption techniques and algorithms, public-key encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, authentication, network security, web security, operating system security (Unix and Windows), Bell-LaPadulla model, software and database security.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction and History of Computer Security Chapter 1 (main text)
2 Foundations of Computer Security Chapter 3
3 Identification and Authentication. Access Control Chapters 4,5
4 Unix Security Chapter 7
5 Windows Security Chapter 8
6 Database Security Chapter 9
7 Software Security Chapter 10
8 Security Models. Bell–LaPadula Model Chapters 11,12
9 Security Evaluation Chapter 13
10 Cryptography Chapter 14
11 Key Establishment Chapter 15
12 Communications Security. Network Security Chapters 16,17
13 Web Security Chapter 18
14 New Access Control Paradigms Chapter 20
15 Review
16 Review


Course Book 1. Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, W. Stallings, 4/E,Prentice-Hall, 2006.
Other Sources 3. Defending Your Digital Assets Against Hackers, Crackers, Spies and Thieves. R.Nichols, D. Ryan, and J. Ryan. McGraw-Hill, 2000.
4. Network Security: A Beginner’s Guide. Eric Maiwald. , McGraw_Hill. 2001.
5. VPNs: A Beginner’s Guide, J. Mairs.,McGraw Hill/Osborne,2002.
6. Wade Trappe, Lawrence Washington, Introduction to Cryptography with Coding Theory, 2/E, Pearson International Edition, 2006.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 25
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to chemical engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in chemical engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines.
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually.
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both in writing and in writing; at least one foreign language knowledge; ability to write reports and understand written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make presentations, to give clear and understandable instructions.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously.
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in chemical engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of chemical engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 2 8 16
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 126