Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies

Master of Science in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (Information and Communication Technology)
(M.Sc.(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2021)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DLT5003 Introduction to Blockchain, DLT's and Cryptocurrencies 10 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DLT5401 Smart Contract and dApp Programming 10 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DLT5400 DLT Implementation and Internals 10 ECTS




Summer Semester

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DLT5001 Applied Project 5 ECTS




YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 10 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

DLT5002 Research Methods 5 ECTS
DLT5120 Regulating Blockchain and DLTs: An Introduction to the Law and Policy Aspects 5 ECTS
DLT5900* Dissertation 30 ECTS
IOT5029 Innovation in Organisations 5 ECTS

Elective Units (Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.)

CPS3232 Applied Cryptography 5 ECTS
CPS3236 Concurrency, HPC and Distributed Computing 5 ECTS

*Work on the Dissertation is expected to start in Semester 1 of academic year 2022/23 and continue up to the end of Summer Semester of Academic Year 2022/23.



Semester 2

Elective Units (Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.)

DLT5402 Verification Techniques for Smart Contracts 5 ECTS
DLT5403 DLTs and the Internet of Things 5 ECTS




This programme of study is governed by ‘The General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2021’ and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Degree of Master of Science in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies - M.Sc. - under the auspices of the Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies.
 
Last Updated: 17 June 2021
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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