IST electives

The list below contains the preferred electives for the IST program. At least 15 EC must be taken from this list. Note that courses in quarters 1 and 2 can be taken in the second year in quarters 5 or 6.

QuarterCodeUnitEC
12IMS10Physical aspects of digital security 5
12IMA10Advanced algorithms 5
22DMI10Applied Cryptography5
32IMS15Verification of security protocols5
32DMI00Cryptographic protocols 5

Free electives

In principle all master courses offered at the TU/e can be chosen as free electives. We do recommend to take more than the required minimum number of courses from the above lists.
Other mathematics and computer science related courses are also recommended, as well as security-related courses from other universities (provided their topics do not overlap with the TU/e courses you already take).

Your complete study program, including the free electives, always requires approval by the examinations committee by submitting your Study Program form to CSA.MCS@tue.nl. Study Programs that deviate from the standard should include a motivation. Your mentor will help you to compose a balanced program that is very likely to be approved.

If you do not (yet) have a degree from another country or at least 15 EC in international experience you should reserve 15 EC from the room for free electives to take courses abroad or to do an internship of 15 EC abroad, see Section 1.7.2. (This does not apply to students taking the teacher training.)