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Transition rules Computing Science second year

[Page updated on November 3rd. 2021]
In the general programme of year 2, there have been no changes, except for a semester switch of courses in the specialisation Cyber Security.

  • NWI-IBC023 Introduction to Cryptography has moved from Q3-4 to Q1-2.
  • NWI-IPC026 Web Security has moved from Q1 to Q3
  • NWI-IBC028 Operating Systems Security has moved from Q2 to Q4.

If you still need to complete one of these courses in an older curriculum, you can take them in their new quarter.

If you are studying in curriculum 2019 or before, you will no longer find the second year courses NWI-IBC021 Networks and Distributed Systems (6 EC), NWI-IBC022 Network Security (3 EC), NWI-IBC038 Privacy and Identity (3 EC) and the third year course NWI-IBC037 Law for Computer Scientists (3 EC). In academic year 2020-2021, final exam opportunities for these courses were arranged. In case you did not pass these exams and you nevertheless believe this courses are part of your curriculum, the following transition rules apply:

  • For NWI-IBC021 Networks and Distributed Systems (6 EC) and/or NWI-IBC022 Network Security (3 EC), the transition rules depend very much on your individual programme and the courses you have or have not yet completed. Please consult the study advisor to discuss your programme and potential scenarios; a transition to curriculum 2020 might be advisable.

  • For NWI-IBC038 Privacy and Identity (3 EC, specialisation Cyber Security) and the third year course NWI-IBC037 Law for Computer Scientists (3 EC, core programme) the transition rules involve a final opportunity for NWI-IBC037 Law for Computing Science at the end of Q3, as well as the new course NWI-IBC047 Law, Privacy and Identity in Q4. Since the new course is a 3 EC merge of the two previous courses, the transition rules have to compensate for partial overlap between these courses. Please check the following table to see which situation applies to you, and consult your study advisor in case of any questions or unclarities.

Your situation
Transition rule
  • NWI-IBC038 Privacy and Identity - passed;
  • NWI-IBC037 Law for Computer Scientists - not yet passed;
  • Regardless of whether you are doing the specialisation Cyber Security or not.
A final exam opportunity for NWI-IBC037 Law for Computer Scientists is offered at the end of Q3. If you do not pass this opportunity, you will need to take the new course NWI-IBC047 Law, Privacy and Identity in Q4, with an additional or extended assignment in the area of Law to compensate for the overlap and complete the full 3 EC.* You obtain 3 EC in your core programme.

  • NWI-IBC038 Privacy and Identity - not yet passed;
  • NWI-IBC037 Law for Computer Scientists - not yet passed;
  • Not doing the specialisation Cyber Security.
You can take the final exam opportunity for NWI-IBC037 Law for Computer Scientists at the end of Q3, or you can take the new course NWI-IBC047 Law, Privacy and Identity in Q4. You obtain 3 EC in your core programme.

  • NWI-IBC038 Privacy and Identity - not yet passed;
  • NWI-IBC037 Law for Computer Scientists - passed;
  • Doing the specialisation Cyber Security.
You take the new course NWI-IBC047 Law, Privacy and Identity in Q4, with an extended or additional assignment in the area of Privacy and Identity to compensate for the overlap and obtain the full 3 EC.* Your specialisation Cyber Security remains 24 ec as before.

  • NWI-IBC038 Privacy and Identity - not yet passed;
  • NWI-IBC037 Law for Computer Scientists - not yet passed;
  • Doing the specialisation Cyber Security.

You obtain 3 EC in your core programme by taking either the final exam opportunity for NWI-IBC037 Law for Computer Scientists at the end of Q3, or the new course NWI-IBC047 Law, Privacy and Identity in Q4.
You complete the remaining 3 EC by taking a course from one of other specialisations. This means that in effect your specialisation Cyber Security will be reduced by 3 EC.

*NB.: If you are in the situation of doing the new course NWI-IBC047 Law, Privacy and Identity with an additional or extended assignment in one of the areas to compensate for overlap, please inform the lecturer Prof. Zuiderveen Borgesius at the start of the course.