IMT6003 - IIK Summer School


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Paper
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Paper 100/100 ALLE

Course content

The summer school can span all aspects of information security and communication technology, i.e.

  • Foundations of information security and security models, e.g. authentication, access control, biometrics, identity management, cryptography, modelling
  • Secure programming, e.g. development processes, vulnerability analysis, embedded & cyberphysical systems
  • Computer crime, digital forensics, privacy and civil liberties, including legal aspects, privacy
  • Network security and security operations, e.g. perimeter security, intrusion detection, critical infrastructure protection
  • Risk assessment, human factors and security, e.g. risk analysis, security management, security economics, incident management, awareness
  • Communication networks and networked services

The exact choice and composition of topics in a given year may vary. The school also address cross-cutting concerns like peer review, presentation of own research, and international collaboration.

Learning outcome

After having successfully completed the course, students are expected to have mastered the following learning outcomes:


  • Knowledge of advanced research in and understanding of academic theory of information security and communication technology


  • Ability to select appropriate research methods and techniques suitable for the candidate's research field.
  • Ability to comprehend complex academic issues and the related ethical considerations pertaining to the design and conduct of research.

General competence

  • Capability to apply current abstract research and methods to specific problems.

Learning methods and activities

Block seminar, project work, peer review

Compulsory requirements: None

Students must comply with all NTNU regulations on aids and materials and must prepare their papers individually.

Further on evaluation

Re-sit: Whole course must be re-taken.

Additional information: Passing a summer school involves preparation of a research article, engaging in scientific discussion of the presented article and of other presentations, and writing a summary of all presented articles.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Information Security and Communication Technology (PHISCT)

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Scientific articles and hand-outs provided by lecturers.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  3.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Informatics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology


Examination arrangement: Paper

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Paper 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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