Cybersecurity within Industrial Augmented Reality

  • Credits 2.5  credits
  • Education level Second cycle
  • Study location Distance with no obligatory meetings
  • Course code DVA491
  • Main area Computer Science

Do you want to learn how to ensure securse management of AR technology within an industrial context?

About the course

Given that the complexity of IT systems is increasing, there is also an increased risk of vulnerability. This leads to a situation where it is becoming increasingly important to take cyber security and potential threats seriously. This is particularly important when we are trying to apply AR in the context of an industry 4.0 system. With the integration of AR in industrial environments, new attack surfaces are emerging that malicious actors can exploit.

You will learn how to assess industrial AR threats, their potential impact on the facilities and employees, and how to mitigate these threats.

The course will also provide opportunities to apply new knowledge in use-cases of industrial relevance.

You will learn to

  • Describe specific threat attack surfaces in Industry 4.0 environments connected to Augmented Reality
  • Analyze the potential impact of the attacks involving AR on the Industry 4.0 environment.
  • Apply methods in order to prevent potential cyber-attacks.
  • Demonstrate how modeling and design can be used to ensure the security of AR applications.


Below you find the entry requirements for the course. If you do not fulfill the requirements, you can get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etcetera. Read more in Application information below.

Occasions for this course

Spring semester 2024

  • Spring semester 2024


    2.5 credits


    2024-01-15 - 2024-03-24 (part time 17%)

    Education level

    Second cycle

    Course type

    Freestanding course

    Application code




    Study location

    Independent of location

    Teaching form

    Distance learning
    Number of mandatory occasions including examination: 0
    Number of other physical occasions: 0

    Course syllabus & literature

    See course plan and literature list (DVA491)

    Specific requirements

    120 credits whereof 60 credits in computer science. In addition Swedish B/Swedish 3 and English A/English 6. For courses given entirely in English exemption is made from the requirement in Swedish B/Swedish 3.


    University credits

Questions about the course?

If you have any questions about the course, please contact the Course Coordinator.

Senior Lecturer

Anders Berglund