Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Applied Project

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course


DEPARTMENT Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies

DESCRIPTION This unit is an assigned practical task, designed to help students learn in the context of a supervised project experience, consolidating their knowledge and skills through hands-on experience whether technical or otherwise and, if possible, set up as a work placement.

Students will be working on a well-defined task, whether set by an academic or set together with an approved company or research institute. The students will be given assessable tasks that will provide them with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills from prior learning. This will also furnish the students with first-hand experience of project management, and practical real-world skills.

Study-unit Aims:

This study-unit is aimed at student with different backgrounds: ICT, Law, Finance and Management. The aim of the unit is to provide them with a practical task, ideally as part of a work placement, but which could also be a task set by an academic, which ensures that the students:

- get exposure to a practical, real-world problem related to blockchain and DLTs;
- apply the knowledge and skills they get from the taught parts of the programme to such a problem;
- familiarise themselves with opportunities in the field;
- participation in the practical/day-to-day challenges of deploying a DLT solution.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- take informed decisions on a real-world problem, soundly based on their knowledge and research;
- apply problem-solving and project management skills on practical problems;
- explain and report on challenges which arise when deploying DLT solutions to real problems.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- develop skills required to identify practical solutions to real-world problems;
- develop a capacity to apply their DLT knowledge to industrial/practical problems;
- evaluate and report upon the requirements and challenges of a practical problem;
- manage projects with DLT aspects and their related challenges.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

No texts are pre-set for this course; readings will be selected on a case-by-case basis, depending on the nature of the problem/project. Each individual plan will be updated to reflect the chosen texts.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Joshua Ellul (Co-ord.)

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