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 (IAM501)
  • IAM503 Applications of Finite Fields
  • Elective Course (IAM511)
  • IAM504 Public Key Cryptography
  • IAM512 Block Ciphers
  • Elective Course (IAM502)
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis
Semester III Semester IV
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis
  • IAM690 Graduate Seminar (0-Credit)
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis
  • IAM698 Research Methods and Ethics
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
Semester V Semester VI
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • 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

For students who are accepted to Scientific Preparation Program, recommended curriculum is as follows:

Semester I Semester II
  • IAM517 Basic Mathematics for Cryptography I
  • Elective Course (IAM501) (NI)
  • Elective Course (IAM511) (NI)
  • IAM518 Basic Mathematics for Cryptography II
  • IAM512 Block Ciphers (NI)
  • Elective Course (IAM502) (NI)
Semester III Semester IV
  • IAM503 Applications of Finite Fields
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis
  • IAM690 Graduate Seminar (0-Credit)
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • IAM504 Public Key Cryptography
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis
  • IAM698 Research Methods and Ethics 
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
Semester V Semester VI
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis 
  • Elective Course
  • Elective Course
  • 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
Semester XI Semester XII
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis
  • IAM600 PhD Thesis

  • 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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