Depth Area Colloquium


Depth Area Colloquium

If you are interested in a depth area colloquium at the research group IT-Security, please write an email to Prof. Meyer including the following information:

  • name and matr. no.
  • courses to test, and when you attended them - the questions will be aligned to the content of the corresponding semester (differences between semesters are thus taken into account)
  • time window of 2 weeks in which the colloquium should take place (with one week as preference, if desired)

Please note, that finding a fitting date for the colloqium might take some time. As such, please make sure to contact Prof. Meyer at least 4 weeks prior to the desired time window.



How many courses will be tested?

Three courses will be tested in the colloquium, typically three lectures. It is, however, also possible to include the SecLab as an alternative to one lecture.

Which courses can be tested by Prof. Meyer?

All of our lectures (IT-Sec I+II, MobSec), and the practical course (SecLab), as well as Advanced Internet Technologies (AIT), Mobile Internet Technologies (MIT), and the Algorithmic Cryptography.
All other combinations have to be requested and will then be tested by two professors. In this case, the courses must still have some common content or context.

Am I required to have completed the courses in the colloquium?

No, even though we recommend to have completed the courses in the colloquium, it is not necessary to have completed them in order to include them. In these cases, you should of course still be familiar with all contents of the courses in question.

What is the process of the colloquium? How should I prepare?

The depth area colloquium takes about 30 minutes, during which you will be asked questions to all three courses you selected. The focus of the colloquium is on connections between the courses, as well as a general understanding of not only the topics and courses, but also the field as a whole.
As such, it makes sense to recap the contents and materials of the courses, making note of connections and greater problems in addition to simply learning the content by heart and generally understanding the protocols, concepts and methods.