Course Title: Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Arthur Adamopoulos

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5782

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Previous programming experience would be beneficial but is not essential.

Course Description

This course introduces you to the concepts underlying blockchain technologies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, and their applications in business. You will examine the rapidly evolving landscape of blockchain platforms, decentralized applications and smart contracts. You will investigate how blockchain technologies are transforming and disrupting a wide range of industries. You will critically analyse the application of blockchain technology to a specific industry or context and develop and implement a prototype decentralized application solution.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development



On successful completion of this course you should be able to:


CLO1: Explain and discuss the key concepts of blockchain technologies, how they work and their transformative potential in business.

CLO2: Research and critically analyse the application of blockchain technologies to various business contexts and industries.

CLO3: Evaluate the opportunities and challenges facing organisations looking to leverage blockchain technologies in their industry.

CLO43: Design a decentralized application using smart contracts in a transformative case study scenario.

CLO5:  Design and develop a prototype of a decentralised application with smart contract programming.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course is delivered interactively with online lectures and two hour workshops each week. In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT

Studies\Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools.


Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school.

Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.


Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task     Weighting (%)

Linked CLOs

  Assessment Task 1   20%   1,3
  Assessment Task 2   30%   1,2,3
  Assessment Task 3   50%   4,5