Advanced Computer Networks and Security

15 credits

The aim of the course is to enable students to develop specialised theoretical and practical knowledge of diffe rent computer network protocols, security risks and thre ats, weaknesses in communication systems and computer networks and the corresponding methods of protection and detection of attacks, and to introduce typical implementa tions of IoT (the internet of things). A further focus of the course is on the design and practical implementation of secu rity solutions and surveillance in TCP/IP network and the performance of penetration tests of communication systems.

Autumn 2019 (Campus based, Halmstad, 50%)


Advanced level

Application code:


Entry requirements:

Bachelor of Science degree (equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points / ECTS credits at an accredited university) in an engineering subject or in computer science. Courses in computer technology, digital communication, computer networks, computer science or digital forensics of at least 90 higher education credits, of which 15 credits must be in Computer networks and 7.5 credits in Programming. Courses in mathematics of at least 15 higher education credits. Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 (Swedish Upper-Secondary School). This can be proved by grades from English education or by such tests as:

  • IELTS: score (Academic) of 6.5 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL paper based: score of 4.5 in written test and a total score of 575
  • TOEFL internet-based: score of 20 in written test and a total score of 90

Selection rules:

Available for exchange students. Limited numbers of seats.

Start week:

week: 36

Instructional time:


Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.