COIT29223 - Blockchain Technologies for Sustainable Business Applications

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Blockchain is a decentralised digital ledger with a growing list of records called blocks, which contain timestamp data, cryptographic information and transaction details. The use of blockchain technologies in cryptocurrency has grown rapidly in recent years. Besides cryptocurrencies in the financial industry, the potential for blockchain technologies in other industries is huge. In terms of achieving sustainability, blockchain has the ability to drive business process efficiency and transparency across industries, which in turn ensures better usage of resources and creates value. This unit will introduce you to the fundamentals and impact of blockchain technologies on businesses, relevant architectures, blockchain applications, and security implications. This unit aims to provide you with a solid theoretical foundation while also providing you with an opportunity to develop your own blockchain application for solving a real-world sustainability problem in relation to one of social, economic, environmental or technological issues.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: COIT20246

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Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 66.67% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Additional resources on Blockchain tools would be helpful
Recommendation
Identify and provide resources detailing the use of various Blockchain tools.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit coordinator reflection
Feedback
Students faced difficulties in forming groups for assessment tasks
Recommendation
Encourage discussions through the forums on the unit website to increase familiarity and interactions among students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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