CORPFIN 7056 - Applied Blockchain and Smart Contracts (M)
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code CORPFIN 7056 Course Applied Blockchain and Smart Contracts (M) Coordinating Unit International Centre for Financial Services Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible CORPFIN 3006 Course Description This course provides an introduction to `Blockchain and Smart Contracts? with particular application to Financial Services. The course will provide an understanding of the functionality and utility of Blockchains and explore a range of use cases, such as cryptocurrencies. The course will include a focus on smart contracts and how such technology can be enhanced using Big Data and AI. The course will focus on understanding the key implications and opportunities from such technologies for the financial services industry now and in the future.
Course Coordinator: Dr Charlie Hargroves
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
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University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesThe following textbook is recomended for this course: 'Blockchain Revolution' by Don and Alex Tapscott (Updated Edition). All other resources will be provided.
Online LearningThe course will be delivered on campus and there is no online enrollment.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course will be primarily delivered through three activities:
1. Interactive Seminars
2. Group Assignment
3. Online Quizes
The Seminars, including lectures, will introduce and explore the concepts of each topic. Significant discussions and small group communication are also expected during seminars to enrich the learning experience. The assignments will reinforce concepts by their application to problem solving specifically for the financial services industry. All material covered in the lectures and assignments are assessable.
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Learning Activities SummaryTopics
- Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (Functionality and Utility)
- The Use of Digital Smart Contracts in the Financial Services Industry
- Blockchain Use-Cases relevant to the Financial Services Industry
- Implications of Blockchain for Financial Services
- Introduction to the Use of Big Data and AI to compliment Blockchains
- Specific Application of Blockchain to the Financial Services Industry
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
- Participation (5%)
- Quiz 1 (15%)
- Quiz 2 (20%)
- Quiz 3 (25%)
- Group Assignment (35%)
Assessment DetailParticipation: It is assumed that all students will participate fully in all sessions and 5% will be awarded for full attendance and active participation.
Individual Quizzes: A set of three open book quizes will be undertaken by students online that involve short answer questions.
Group Assignment: Students will be required to write a report on a specific application of Blockchain to the financial services industry as instructed in class.
Students must complete ALL assessment components for this course.
SubmissionPresentation of Assignments
• Submission of the individual and group assignment will be made via Turn-it-In in MyUni.
• Please attach an ‘Assignment Cover Sheet’, which is signed and dated by you before submission.
• The test will be undertaken via MyUni.
Lecturers can refuse to accept assignments, which do not have a signed acknowledgement of the University’s policy on plagiarism.
Late Assignment Submission
Students are expected to submit their work by the due date to maintain a fair and equitable system. Extensions will generally only be given for medical or other serious reasons. All requests for extensions must be emailed to the lecturer in charge of the course before the due date. Each request will be assessed on its merits. A late assignment (without prior arrangement) will be penalised by a 5% mark reduction for each day that it is late.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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