edX Welcomes Graz University of Technology

We’re thrilled to welcome the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) to the global edX partner community. TU Graz is a science and technology research university based in Austria that attracts a global student population from over 100 countries. The university focuses on five areas of expertise that fuel its curriculum: advanced materials science; human and biotechnology; information, communication and computing; mobility and production; and sustainable systems. The first courses from TU Graz are a Professional Certificate program in Side Channel Security Basics and a course on Electromagnetic Compatibility Essentials

The Side Channel Security Basics program will teach introductory knowledge on side channels, which are ways that cyber attackers can steal protected information while never directly exposing the attacker. Expertise on side channel discovery and mitigation is relevant to most computer technology companies today. Professional Certificate programs on edX are a series of courses designed by industry leaders and top universities to build and enhance critical professional skills needed to succeed in today's most in-demand fields.

“The programme is not only relevant for computer science students, but also for software developers or people who work with IT systems in companies, for example as administrators. We provide essential information to correctly assess the security of systems and software. Nothing is more dangerous than a false sense of security,” says course instructor Daniel Gruss from the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications.

The Electromagnetic Compatibility Essentials course is designed for employees in the electronics industry and teaches key introductory information about how technical appliances influence each other through (unwanted) electromagnetic effects. These aspects and challenges are important for anyone working within this industry.

“We will acquaint all those interested with the apparently unknown topic of electromagnetic compatibility in the most entertaining way possible – there hasn’t been a course quite like this so far,” explains course instructor Bernd Deutschmann.

edX and TU Graz are both committed to bringing important technology and engineering education to a global audience in an engaging and accessible way. Please join us in welcoming TU Graz to edX!