Diploma in Blockchain

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps

Diploma in Blockchain Technology | Dublin Business School

 

Overview

The Diploma in Blockchain is aimed at the skills gap in the evaluation of enterprise grade Blockchain solutions, the evolution of digital currencies, and the tokenisation of assets. The programme provides learners with the requisite skills to analyse the contemporary business development challenges of Blockchain adoption through a mixture of underlying conceptual and applied practical leaning outcomes.

Programme Aims and Objectives

Aims

Provide learners with the ability to demystify the concepts of Blockchain technology and demonstrate the potential business value creation of evolving Blockchain applications. The programme specifically focuses upon digital currencies, tokenisation and the challenges that need to be addressed in implementing enterprise level Blockchain solutions across various financial services and other industries.

Objectives

  • Introduce learners to the core concepts of Blockchain technology.

  • Provide learners with an understanding of the nature and evolution of crypto (digital) currencies.

  • Allow learners to appreciate the potential of tokenisation to disrupt traditional financial services.

  • Expose learners to the core technical considerations of Blockchain technologies.

  • Introduce learners to a variety of Blockchain applications and solutions.

  • Develop the learners awareness of contemporary Blockchain use cases.

 

Timetable

 Click here to view provisional timetable

 

Assessment

To meet the requirements of the Diploma in Blockchain the learners will be assessed through a mixture of formative, summative assessments.

The overall grade will be weighted as follows:

Scenario-based assignment = 50%

Final examination = 50%

Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Course Content

The programme focuses on understanding concepts and frameworks by discussing how they impact in a practical setting. A flipped classroom approach is adopted, whereby learners will engage with content, which discusses the theoretical aspects of the topic, and knowledge checks prior to class. Classroom time will be used for discussing the understanding of the concepts and frameworks through real world examples, often using case studies.

Key topics include:

  • Introduction to Blockchain

  • Foundational Concepts of Blockchain

  • Cryptocurrencies

  • Tokenisation

  • Introduction to Blockchain Technicals

  • Introduction to Types of Blockchain

  • Blockchain Use Cases

  • The Future of Blockchain

Structure

The key subject areas are delivered over 12 weeks with assessment completed during the course. The programme is designed to enhance students to explore the opportunities and challenges provided by blockchain and provide solutions to several business scenarios.

The module focuses on understanding concepts and frameworks by discussing how they impact in a practical setting. A flipped classroom approach is adopted, whereby learners will engage with content, which discusses the theoretical aspects of the topic, and knowledge checks prior to class. Classroom time will be used for discussing the understanding of the concepts and frameworks through real world examples, often using case studies.

Timetable

 Click here to view provisional timetable

Career Opportunities

From start-ups to established companies, the job market for Blockchain related skills is strong and it is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. Graduates of this programme will be equipped with the skills to pursue further studies, and employers have been searching for the following positions applicable to graduates of this programme:

  • Blockchain Analyst

  • Blockchain Developer

  • Direct Sales Associate – Blockchain Technologies

  • Digital Currency Research Analyst (Internship)

Student Profile

This course will appeal to students from both a business and financial sector. It will also appeal to technical professionals who are willing to upskill themselves and advance their careers in the financial services field or to apply the skills in their current role.

Fees

The fee for the Diploma in Blockchain is €1,500. This is inclusive of tuition, registration, exam fees and DBS library membership. View all DBS Evening Diploma Fees here.

Visit Us

Open days are a great way to help you make your decision about your course of interest. The open day will give you the opportunity to receive one on one advice and direction from leading academics in your chosen subject area, meet current students and also have your questions answered on entry requirements, student support and the admissions process. Find out when our next Open Event is taking place. The Admissions Office is located in our Aungier Street campus and you are welcome to visit the college to speak with a member of our admissions team from Monday to Fridays, 8:45am – 5:15pm. Alternatively, you can contact us by email.

DBS Student Facilities

DBS Diploma students can also avail of a wide range of facilities to assist them in every aspect of their studies, please see below for more details.

  • Online Notes System (DBS Moodle)- is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS. 

  • DBS Library Aungier Street- the Library provides a programme of classes in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies.  

  • DBS Careers and Appointment Service- which provides a range of services for Diploma students such as career advice and workshops in CV writing and interview skills. 

  • Subsidised Parking- DBS provides subsidised parking arrangements for students, which provides easy access to all main public transport routes in and out of the city centre. 

  • Subsidised Student Canteen- Diploma students can avail of the Student Canteen which is open in the evenings and offers a wide variety of choices on its menu.

Categories:
  • Information Technology
  • Part-Time
  • Professional Evening Diplomas

Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW 2020

Certification: 
Dublin Business School

Schedule: 1 evening per week, 6.15-9.30pm
Intake: October & February
Duration: 12 weeks (part-time)

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2020. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm