Course Title: Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

INTE2554

City Campus

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Arthur Adamopoulos

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5782

Course Coordinator Email: arthur.adamopoulos@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.

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

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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.

CLO4: 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. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

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. 

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