Blockchain-related subject matters are no stranger to the classroom, with courses now available worldwide, but China is on the edge of an educational first type of priority.
With a batch of students set to commence their studies at the nation’s first blockchain engineering undergraduate course, which brings us to the question:
What’s in the Curriculum?
The new Chinese academic year begins next week, with students already enrolled in the new Blockchain Engineering major at the Chengdu University of Information Technology.
China Email said that the course developers announced that the course would begin with the basics, covering the same kind of topics as traditional computer science and technology courses.
Nevertheless, students will also be presented with blockchain technology theory and blockchain project advancement methods from the outset.
They will also obtain an education on the intricacies of system design and adoption and blockchain project management. The learners will also learn how to conceive, plan, implement, and operate blockchain-powered systems in real-life application environments.
Subjects such as distributed storage, peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, encryption algorithms and cryptography, consensus algorithms, and smart contracts are also on the program.
By the time the undergrads are ready to complete their courses in 2024, they will be able to design and develop blockchain networks for practical use in various scenarios and manage blockchain-based projects.
Students on the course will be able to choose blockchain specialization modules if they have a particular area of interest.
Modules will also focus on software engineering, cybersecurity, IT and communication engineering, Big Data, and AI.
The curriculum was accepted by the Chinese Education Ministry last year.