TDT4237 - Software Security


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 70/100
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 exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester, or that compulsory activities are approved in a previous semester.

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 Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn Work 30/100
Autumn Written examination 70/100 D 2015-12-09 09:00 K4 , D1 , R D1-185 Datasal
Summer Work 30/100
Summer Oral examination 70/100 2016-08-10
* 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.