TDT4237 - Software Security


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 30/100
Written examination 70/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course will go through all the phases in the secure software development lifecycle (requirements, design, implementation and testing) focusing on how to incorporate security in each phase and what techniques to use. The main focus is on web-based applications.

Learning outcome

The course focuses on software security and how to develop more secure software systems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercise lectures and mandatory exercises. The portfolio includes a final written exam (70%) and exercises (30%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. The text for the written final exam will be in English. The candidates may choose to write their answers in either English or Norwegian.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.
The exercises are obligatory. To pass the class, the students have to pass both the exercises and the final examin the same semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

The students should be familiar with software development, programming language concepts and software engineering (e.g. through TDT4100 Object-Oriented Programming, TDT4140 Software Engineering and TDT4165 Programming Languages or similar). For the exercises we will use the Java and/or PHP as programming language.

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the semester.



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Work 30/100


Summer KONT Work 30/100
Autumn ORD Written examination 70/100 D 2016-12-16 09:00 E2 , E3 , K3 , E5 , R D1-102 Datasal
Summer KONT Written examination 70/100 D
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.