Seminar on Security in Information Technology

Lecturer (assistant)
TypeAdvanced seminar
Duration3 SWS
TermWintersemester 2023/24
Language of instructionEnglish
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Admission information

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Note: Please register on the waiting list and select a topic on When the Selection is cofiremed by the responsible supervisor, you will receive a fixed place.


After successful completion of the module, students have knowledge on current problems and hot topics in the field of security of systems for information technology. Afterwards, the students is capable to carry out scientific work on up-to-date topics in the field of security of systems for information technology, to write scientific papers, and to asses the value of scientific papers. Furthermore, students are able to present the acquired knowledge to a scientific audience by a talk.


Topics on secuirty of systems for information technology with varying focus: Students of this modul work independently on current scientific topics and write a scientific report. Finally, a presentation of the results of the work is given to all module participants. The understanding of the topic is deepened by intensive discussion.


The following modules should be passed before selecting this module: - Kryptologie or similar base-level course Additionally, the following courses are recommended: - Sichere Implementierung kryptographischer Verfahren - Selected Topics in System Security

Teaching and learning methods

An individual subject-specific task has to be solved by each participant autonomously. With all tasks, a specific supervisor is associated who supports the participant. The support especially focuses on the beginning of the seminar where the supervisor helps the assigned participant to become acquainted with the topic and to find reasonable literature to start with. Supervisors will also provide hints to solve the task and to prepare the paper and the presentation. Furthermore, a presentation training will be carried out and an introduction to scientific writing will be offered.


Modul exam with following parts: - Written report about given topic (50%). - 30-minute presentation and discussion of the given topic (50%)


Further Information

  • This seminar is provided every winter semester. It is part of the regular MSCE program and is held in English.
  • Up to 15 participants can be accepted for the course.
  • Attendance during all seminar dates is obligatory.
  • We offer two 1.5 hour seminars on presentation techniques as well as one 1.5 hour seminar on scientific writing.

Below you can find a list of currently available topics. If you are interested in one of these topics, please contact the corresponding supervisor using the link next to the topic. You might also suggest your own topic.