184.189 Cryptography
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
Quinn ECTS survey


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

Overview of cryptographic procedures and their theoretical basics

Didactic Procedure

  • Lecture.
  • Processing of exercises by students.
  • Preparation as home work.
  • Short oral presentation and discussion of solutions and results.

ECTS breakdown

2h First lecture

10x2h lectures

2x2h presentation of solutions

2X10h for preparing solutions to exercise sheets

29h preparation of the exam

Subject of course

Mathematical basics; History; Block and stream ciphers; Generation of large prime numbers and primality testing; Public-key procedures Hash functions

Additional information

The dates for the lecture part of the course are as follows:

First appointment: will be announced

Attention: All lecture dates are from the former year and will be adapted!




Course dates

Mon10:00 - 12:0012.11.2018Theresianumgasse HS 2 preliminary course
Mon16:00 - 20:0026.11.2018Hörsaal 14 Kryptographie
Fri10:00 - 14:0030.11.2018Theresianumgasse HS 2 Kryptographie
Wed16:00 - 18:0012.12.2018Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Kryptographie
Fri10:00 - 14:0014.12.2018Seminarraum FAV 01 B (Seminarraum 187/2) Kryptographie
Tue16:00 - 20:0018.12.2018EI 4 Reithoffer HS Kryptographie
Thu10:00 - 14:0010.01.2019EI 6 Eckert HS Kryptographie
Thu12:00 - 14:0010.01.2019EI 5 Hochenegg HS Kryptographie
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Exercises and written  final examination

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.10.2018 10:00 23.11.2018 16:00 23.11.2018 23:00

Registration modalities




Previous knowledge

Basic mathematical knowledge

Continuative courses



if required in English