8 weeks per course
(5-7 hours per week)
NEXT START DATE
22 October 2018
A$1,600 GST inc.Learn about payment options here
Why learn blockchain strategy
You’ve probably heard of blockchain. It’s the technology that powers a US$180billion cryptocurrency industry. But the truth is, bitcoin is only a small part of blockchain’s potential. We’re here to show you the big picture.
RMIT is the first Australian university to offer a dedicated blockchain short course: Developing Blockchain Strategy. This isn’t a course that is all about theory. We’ve partnered with industry leaders, like Accenture and Stone & Chalk, to develop a hands-on blockchain program. It’s a course for people who want to build real-world strategies and upskill fast. Less essay, more application.
Learn the foundations of blockchain, study with global thought leaders and get mentoring from industry experts.
So, ready to get started?
Introduction to Solidity
- Setting up Ethereum dev environment
- Solidity concepts
- Introduction to testing
Information and interfaces
- Referencing information
- User interface
- Access control and permissions
DApp front end
Storage and IPFS
- Limitations of Blockchain/smart contracts
- Decentralised storage
- Interacting with IPFS
Use IPFS to store/retrieve files
Smart contracts and testing
- Adding hash into smart contracts
- Applications of smart contracts
- Good testing plus tokens
Build contract and store hash
- Usernames and registration
- Listening for smart contract events
Project front end
Access control + Gas
- Comments and access control
- Dealing with Gas
Extend your DApp
Security, nodes, libraries
- Where things can go wrong
- Setting up a node
Complete your Dapp and tests
- Project reflection with peers
- Tap into industry experts
- Future exploration on emerging trends
The RMIT Edge
Learn from global thought leaders
Developing Blockchain Strategy has been co-designed by the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub – a global team of thought leaders, researchers and experts in cryptoeconomics. It’s the cutting edge of blockchain thinking.
Get job ready
We’ve partnered with industry experts like Stone and Chalk and Accenture, to make this program as practical as possible. You won’t just get a theoretical understanding of blockchain: you’ll learn how to use it.
Future-proof your career
We’ve built this course with companies that understand blockchain. We’ll start with the blockchain fundamentals, then use them to develop real-world business strategies. It’s your chance to leapfrog the competition.
Find out more in our FAQ.
Learn with industry experts
Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the blockchain business.
How does it work?
An introduction to the blockchain basics. We’ll start with the technology itself – the foundational structures and how they work. Then we’ll take a look at the scope of the wider blockchain industry. The key stakeholders. The scale and pace of investment. And how you can apply these learnings to your own business.
- Course will run over 8 weeks, with an estimated 50 hours of study.
- We expect this will involve about 5 - 7.5 hours per week.
- Fixed start and end dates, with weekly scheduled live webinars, individual and group activities.
- No entry requirements for the course, just bring a positive and inquisitive attitude as we will be discussing complex concepts.
Want to get started?
Developing Blockchain Strategy
Understand the fundamentals and impact of blockchain, and work with leading industry experts to build a real-world strategy for your business.
Key learning outcomes
- Conceptual understanding of blockchain technology
- Use cases across various industries
- Strategic and regulatory framework for applying blockchain to your business
- Deeper technological understanding and application of blockchain and blockchain environments
- Week 1: Acquire an understanding of blockchain and its technology foundations.
- Week 2: Develop the capability to complete a cost-benefit analysis of using blockchain to a relevant industry.
- Week 3: Develop and apply your conceptual understanding of blockchain to the financial services sector.
- Week 4: Summarise the key technical, legal and regulatory considerations in applying blockchain to a business opportunity.
- Week 5: Describe key patterns in emerging use cases and recognise common barriers to adoption in emerging use cases.
- Week 6: Discuss strategic frameworks for developing blockchain business strategy.
- Week 7: Final assessment - develop and present a professional and cohesive blockchain business strategy via video to your peers and mentors. Identify potential opportunities and challenges within blockchain use cases and your own industry. Propose a proof of concept for your own organisation and identify potential outcomes.
- Week 8: You will receive feedback for your project and participate in peer-to-peer project reviews.
Prerequisites and requirements
- This course takes place over 8 weeks and is estimated to take between 5-7.5 hours a week to complete. You will be required to submit an assessment in week seven.
- This is a entry level program and you do not require any prior technical knowledge to enrol. Just critical thinking skills and good Wi-Fi!
- Motivation to learn! We find our most successful cohorts are collaborative, so we ask you to jump into the learning environment with a positive mindset.
- A computer with good internet access
- Slack (web or free on the App Store)
- ZOOM Cloud Meetings (web or free on the App Store)
- Video capability - A good phone camera will do.
You will be eligible for a certificate on completing this course.
We estimate that you will need a total of 50 hours to complete this course over 8 weeks.
1) A computer with good internet access
2) Slack (web or free on the App Store)
3) ZOOM Cloud Meetings (web or free on the App Store)