Introduction to Blockchain

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Gain foundational knowledge of blockchains.

Learn the fundamentals of blockchain technology, including its application in modern digital transactions including cryptocurrencies and smart contracts.

This course may be stacked into a Master degree. 


Key facts

Course category
Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Introductory Courses, Cybersecurity, Master Microcredentials, Security and Risk

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There are no prerequisites for this short course
Digital Credential

Why this course?

Aimed at people with no prior knowledge, this fully online microcredential course will give you the foundational knowledge of blockchains and distributed ledgers.


Together with its companion course, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, this microcredential can be stacked into a subject for potential advanced standing in the Master of Cybersecurity. 

Course content

Topics include:

  • What is blockchain?
  • Types of blockchain and applications of blockchain
  • Network layers
  • Cryptographic mechanisms
  • Consensus mechanisms
  • Smart contracts.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a digital credential and earn 5 credit points that can be accumulated with its partner course, 'Blockchain and Cryptocurrency', to stack into  ‘The Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies (CSE5BCC), a subject within the Master of Cybersecurity.  


You’ll learn:

This microcredential will equip you with a sound knowledge of and basic skills in:

  • The use of blockchain and distributed ledgers as alternatives to traditional financial transactions in trust-free transactions
  • Recommending appropriate usage of blockchains by business and industry.

Your study experience

This fully online microcredential is delivered over 2 weeks.  The total expected time commitment for this course is 40 hours, which includes guided learning, extended reading and assessment.  


The assessment for this course comprises an online quiz, with a pass rate of 80%.


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