You must have one of the following:
- a bachelors degree (or equivalent) in computing or a related discipline
- at least three years relevant industry experience.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see the IELTS website for details.
If you’re not sure you’re ready, talk to an advisor.
It would be helpful to have a basic understanding of some mathematical principles for the cryptography block. This includes number systems (natural, negative and real numbers), prime, relatively prime and co-prime numbers. Also, modulus arithmetic and matrices.
Additionally, it would be helpful to have some experience of different operating systems (particularly Linux) and familiarity in using programs with a command line interface.