Secure, Scalable and Useful Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The project must include considerations on all three aspects: security, scalability and usability. But the project is expected to go particularly deep with one of these topics

Learning objectives


  • concepts, results and theoretical basis in an advanced field of computer science
  • safety, scalability and usability in general as well as how it relates to the project work


  • to apply knowledge from an area of computer science to select and argue for a model specification in an advanced computer science field
  • modeling and being able to model a computer science problem and use that model to understand the problem
  • ensuring that the designed systems balances security, scalability and usability in a way that can be described, explained, and defended


  • identify a problem within a computer science research or application area
  • contribute to solving the problem by using a model specification based on theories within computer science
  • analyze and assess the resulting contribution to the solution. Analyze and evaluate applications of relevant computer science models for solving the problem
  • a assessment of scalability, safety and/or usefulness using experimental or analytical methods
  • be able to argue for and apply key elements of security, scalability and / or usability

Type of instruction

The project work is supported with digital resources on research methods and applied statistics

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 450 hours



Name of examSecure, Scalable and Useful Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: The Study board for Computer Science at or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleSikre, skalerbare og brugbare systemer
Module codeDSNCSITK120
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Computer Science (IT)
Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design