SIT728 - Blockchain Technologies and Real-World Applications

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

SIT774

For students enrolled in S735, S737, S739, S778, S779: Nil

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour workshop per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hour scheduled online seminar per week

Content

Blockchain is regarded as the ongoing revolution of the Internet by enabling us to build trust into software solutions without any central authority. At its core, the distributed ledger structure preserves all changes to the data, thereby greatly improving the transparency and trustworthiness of its operations. The effectiveness of blockchain is not only limited to its well-known cryptocurrency applications such as Bitcoin but can also be extended to various interdisciplinary sectors ranging from digital voting, medical record-keeping, energy trading for Internet-of-Things (IoT) to traceability and provenance in supply-chain management. This unit focuses on developing basic knowledge of blockchain technologies and learning how they can be used in real-world scenarios. Students will gain understanding of different blockchain systems, state-of-the-art techniques and a broad landscape in evaluating blockchain-based solutions in terms of consensus, security vulnerabilities, and smart contracts. This unit also explores emerging technical issues with blockchain such as transaction speed, throughput, and scalability.

 

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio, and must achieve a passing grade in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

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