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Module Detailed Information for [MA4261]
Academic Year : 2017/2018 Semester : 2
Correct as at 17 Jan 2018 20:00

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Module Title : Coding and Cryptography
Module Description : Error-correcting codes and security codes are very important in the data communication and storage. The focus of this module is the mathematical aspect of coding theory and cryptography. Upon completing this module, the student will have a basic appreciation of some key issues in coding theory and cryptography, some understanding of the basic theory concerning codes and ciphers and a good knowledge of some well-known codes and ciphers. Major Topics: Communication channels and Shannon’s theorem, block codes and linear codes, maximum-likelihood decoding and syndrome decoding, bounds on codes and optimal codes, cyclic codes, BCH codes, encoding and decoding of cyclic codes. Public-key cryptography, RSA cryptosystem, public-key cryptosystems based on the discrete logarithm problem, elliptic curve cryptosystems, factorization algorithm and pseudoprime.
Module Examinable : -
Exam Date : 28-04-2018 PM
Modular Credits : 4
Pre-requisite : MA3201 or MA3218 or MA3265
Preclusion : EEE students, CEG students, CPE students.
Module Workload (A-B-C-D-E)* : 3-1-0-0-6
Remarks : Nil
* A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of laboratory hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week

Lecture Time Table
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Tutorial Time Table
Attention: The tutorial timetables could be updated from time to time. Students are advised to check regularly for the latest update on the change of tutorial timing.
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