Course Title: Blockchain Solutions and Smart Contracts

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Blockchain Solutions and Smart Contracts

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ISYS3427

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Arthur Adamopoulos

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5782

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

Course Coordinator Location: 80.08.40

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment or by email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.

Previous programming experience would be beneficial but is not essential.


Course Description

This is a WIL designated course. This course introduces you to the technologies surrounding blockchains and distributed ledgers, and their application to creating transformational business solutions. You will examine the rapidly evolving landscape of blockchain platforms, decentralized applications and smart contracts. You will gain practical experience with current full-stack blockchain development technologies, including smart contracts, user interfaces, data storage and integration with business processes. You will critically analyse the application of blockchain technology to a specific industry or context and design an appropriate blockchain-enabled solution to transform that industry


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO1: Characterise the key concepts of blockchain technologies in the context of their transformative potential in business.

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

CLO3: Design and construct applications that use smart contract programming. 

CLO4: Analyse real-world problems and design blockchain-enabled solutions.

CLO5: Critique and recommend appropriate blockchain platforms and technologies to create blockchain-enabled business solutions.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course is delivered by a mixed mode of face-to-face teaching and online learning. Lectures will be online and there will be practical 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 project, and Engaging with industry representatives and/or mentors during the project scope and solution design process.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Links and materials specific to this course are available through the myRMIT Studies/Canvas Course site.

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. 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.

For further information and preparation for Work Integrated Learning, please visit https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/work-integrated-learning

WILReady Cred for students: https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/levels-of-study/short-courses/wil-ready


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: (20%)

Linked CLO’s: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: (50%) (WIL)*

Linked CLO’s: 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: (30%) (WIL)*

Linked CLO’s: 2, 4, 5


The WIL mode that will be used in this course could either be project, placement or simulation.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to the RMIT Assessment and Assessment Flexibility Policy and procedures.

 
*This assessment contributes to your Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience.