TTM4137 - Wireless Network Security


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 30/100
Home examination 70/100 4 hours

Course content

Systems, protocols and cryptographic functions for realizing security properties, such as authentication, key distribution, integrity, confidentiality, in wireless access networks. The course presents a selection of security functionalities employed in existing wireless communication for WPAN, WLAN, mobile networks, and new emerging 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 authentication and key transport protocols.


B. Skills:

1) 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) Authoring a short concise technical essay using LaTeX document preparation tools.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and tutoring will be online, incl. video/stream and recordings. The essay submission in Blackboard. .

Compulsory assignments

  • Technical essay
  • Laboratory (not valid for study year 2020/21)

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a technical essay which counts 30%, and a written final exam which counts 70%. The results for the parts are given in %-scores. The entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. To pass the course, all parts of the exam must be evaluated and given a passed grade level.

The written exam is 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.

If a student also after the re-sit exam has the final grade F/failed, the student must repeat the entire course. Works that count in the final grade must be repeated.

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.

Course materials

Given at the start of the course. Previously, 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.

More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 8

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Telematics
  • Information Security
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS work 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination (1) 70/100

Release 2020-12-10

Submission 2020-12-10

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home examination 70/100 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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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