Computer Science

Security for Smart-devices:
Semester 1, City Campus

Recommended Preparation: COMPSCI 340 (Operating Systems)
Assessment: 15% Seminar, 25% Group Project, 60% Final Exam
Lecturer: Rizwan Asghar (Course Coordinator)
Tutor: Shujie Cui


Times and venues:

  • Monday 17:00-18:00 hrs OCH2-104G54 (Old Choral Hall, Room G54)
  • Tuesday 12:00-13:00 hrs 303-G02 (Science Centre, Room G02)
  • Wednesday 17:00-18:00 hrs 105-032 (Clock Tower, Room 032)

Tutorials will start from Week 7. Times and venues:

  • Monday 14:00-15:00 hrs 105-012 (Clock Tower, Room 012)
  • Tuesday 14:00-15:00 hrs 206-203 (Arts 1, Room 203)
  • Wednesday 14:00-15:00 hrs 421E-619 (Architecture - East, Room 619)

Note: The main objective of the tutorials is to conduct some of the seminars by students. The attendance of tutorials is optional.


This course covers security features supported by the different platforms for smart devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets). It provides an overview of the most popular OS platforms in the market. The course focuses on state-of-the-art in security for Android and iOS.

The second part of the course consists of student seminars based on research articles. The course also has a practical component, where students get self-organised in teams and operate as a startup to deliver a software artefact.

The course assessment includes 15% seminar conducted by each student, 25% group report submitted by a group of students and 60% final exam.

For more information, see Lecture 1.


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