TTM4137 - Wireless Network Security


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Lab report 20/100
Technical essay 20/100
Written exam 60/100 4 hours D

Course content

This course presents network security protocols and cryptographic communication mechanisms for realizing specified security properties in wireless and mobile networks, such as secrecy, integrity, authentication, privacy, crypto key distribution, and access control. The course will study three main areas: wi-fi, Bluetooth and network function, all from the perspective of wireless security.

The course content is related to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure, target 9.1 - Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure and 9.5 - Enhance scientific research and upgrade technological capabilities,

16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions, target 16.4 - Reduce illicit financial and arms flows and combat all forms of organized crime and 16.10 ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, and

17 - Partnerships for the goals, target 17.8 - Enhance the use of enabling technology.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge:

1) The course will provide knowledge of information security technology and methods for communication systems that provide services for mobile users by wireless access networks.

2) Knowledge and understanding of security mechanisms and protocols in wireless communication networks.

3) Knowledge about some of the models, design principles, mechanisms, and solutions used in wireless network security to obtain secrecy, integrity, authentication, privacy, crypto key distribution, and access control.

B. Skills:

1) The student will acquire practice and analytical skills in information security assessment of technology and methods for communication systems that provide services for mobile users by wireless access networks.

2) Each student selects after interests and motivation, under supervision, a technical topic to study within wireless security that is not part of the lectured syllabus, and writes a short concise technical essay (~4 pages) presenting the topic studied.

C. General competence:

1) Document preparation and structuring of a technical essay using LaTeX and related tools.

Learning methods and activities

The course makes use of lectures, exercises, a one week lab project performed as group work, and an individual writing assignment (technical essay) where the topic is chosen by the student in consultation with the professor (about 60 hours work is the expected level for this assignment).

Further on evaluation

Three assessments provide the basis for the final grade in the course, a technical essay, a lab report and a written final exam that count for 20, 20 and 60% of the final grade, respectively. The final written exam must be passed in order to pass the course. The results for each of the parts are given with a letter grade.

The exam are given in English only. The exam can be answered in English or in Norwegian.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral exam.

If a student also after the re-sit exam has the final grade F/failed, the student must repeat the entire course. Also in the case a student wants to try to improve his/her grade, he/she must repeat all three assessments.

Required previous knowledge

TTM4135 Applied cryptography and network security, or equivalent.

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the term. (Earlier, two textbooks have been used: Forsberg et al., LTE Security, John Wiley & Sons, 2010. Edney, Arbaugh: Real 802.11 Security, Addison-Wesley 2004.) In addition, there will be lecture notes and selected articles available.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Telematics
  • Information Security
  • Communication Technology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Written exam 60/100 D 2023-11-30 09:00 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
SL110 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 50
Autumn ORD Technical essay 20/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Lab report 20/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Written exam 60/100 D PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
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