Esisar rubrique Formation 2022

Cryptography and secure protocols for embedded systems - 5AMSE520

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 16.5
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 6.0
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works 15.0


    ECTS 0.0


After the course, the student should be able to:

  • analyze the security needs of a communication and/or computation system at an algorithmic/informational level;
  • find trivial flaws in (in)secure protocol proposals;
  • grasp the design principles and security stakes of cryptographic primitives;
  • implement a cryptographic primitive (hardware or embedded) knowing its specification.




  • The need for cryptographic primitives and protocols;
  • Symmetric cryptosystems: design, make-up, analysis;
  • Security features of protocols;
  • Security assessment of cryptographic protocols;
  • Arithmetic for asymmetric cryptography;
  • Examples of asymmetric cryptosystems;
  • Implementations of cryptographic primitives.


Hardware design courses: digital design, VHDL, FPGA.
Embedded application design.


E1: result of end-term written exam (90 min)
E2: individual oral examination (30 min)
CC: semester-long assessment

Documents and calculators authorized for all exams

The exam is given in english only FR


The course exists in the following branches:

  • Curriculum - EIS - Semester 9 (this course is given in english only EN)
  • Curriculum - EIS (Apprenticeship) - Semester 9 (this course is given in english only EN)
  • Curriculum - - Semester 9 (this course is given in english only EN)
see the course schedule for 2022-2023

Additional Information

Course ID : 5AMSE520
Course language(s): FR

The course is attached to the following structures:

You can find this course among all other courses.


The code book: the science of secrecy from ancient Egypt to quantum cryptography, Simon Singh; Anchor.
Cryptography - a very short introduction, Fred Piper & Sean Murphy; Oxford university press.
Understanding cryptography - a textbook for students and practitioners, Christoph Paar, Jan Pelzl; Springer.