In addition to at least 21 credit units of course work, seminar, and research methods and ethic units, the PhD degree candidate must prepare and successfully defend a PhD thesis. Expected duration to complete the PhD Program is 8 semesters; the maximum duration is 12 semesters. However, students should complete course work including non-credit courses in 4 semesters. Advisor appointment has to be made at the beginning of 2nd semester. Recommended curriculum is as follows:

Semester I Semester II
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • IAM698 Research Methods and Ethics*
Semester III Semester IV
  • Elective Course
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis 
  • IAM690 Graduate Seminar (0-Credit)
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis (Qualification Exam)
Semester V Semester VI
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis (Thesis Proposal)
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis
Semester VII Semester VIII
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis

For students who are accepted to Scientific Preparation Programrecommended curriculum is as follows:

Semester I Semester II
  • IAM517 Basic Mathematics for Cryptography I
  • Elective Course (NI)
  • Elective Course (NI)
  • IAM518 Basic Mathematics for Cryptography II
  • Elective Course (NI)
  • Elective Course (NI)
Semester III Semester IV
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis
  • IAM690 Graduate Seminar (0-Credit)
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis
  • IAM698 Research Methods and Ethics*
  • Elective Course
Semester V Semester VI
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis 
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis (Qualification Exam)
Semester VII Semester VIII
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis (Thesis Proposal)
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis
Semester IX Semester X
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis

  • * Exempt if the student takes the course during Master studies.
  • For students who did not take  MSc degree in Cryptography Programme, student's adviser recommends to take  programmes' compulsory courses (IAM501-IAM503-IAM511-IAM504-IAM512) instead of the elective courses according to student's  background.
  • NI: Not Included (During SP, student should take Program courses in NI status)
  • To pass scientific preparation programme successfully, the rules and regulations can be found from link.       

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15/02/2021 - 18:14