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CSC8216 : Risk and Trust Management

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Mujeeb Ahmed
  • Owning School: Computing
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


This module aims to provide students with a systematic understanding of risk assessment and management. It will cover legal, ethical, and professional issues in security and trust management as well as the relevant standards.

Outline Of Syllabus

- Risk management
- Trust
- Security engineering
- Security threats and access management
- Risk assessment and control strategies
- Legal, ethical, and professional issues
- Information security maintenance

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture121:0012:00Lectures. Delivery mode: PiP or hybrid or online.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion281:0028:00Exam and preparation for exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching102:0020:00Seminars and Q&A sessions (mix online and in-person)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study401:0040:00Preparing for lectures and seminars and lecture follow-up
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures will be used to introduce the learning material and for demonstrating the key concepts by example. Students are expected to follow-up lectures within a few days by re-reading and annotating lecture notes to aid deep learning.

Seminars and Q&A sessions will discuss the covered concepts in the lectures in more details, that will include discussing, analysing and critically reviewing relevant standards, recommendations and regulations.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A1002 hour exam
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The exam is an appropriate method for this module to assess the learning outcomes.

Reading Lists