Postgraduate Certificate in Blockchain Security (Springboard)

Postgraduate Certificate in Blockchain Security (Springboard)

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

​Originating in cryptocurrency, blockchain technology has applicability to industries as varied as health care, banking and manufacturing. The global blockchain market size is expected to grow from USD 1.2 billion in 2018 to USD 23.3 billion by 2023. Despite the hype, blockchain is still an immature technology. Unstructured experimentation of blockchain solutions without due consideration of security implications has the potential to cause financial and reputational damage to early adopters.

Key Course Features:

-Level 9 Programme (30 ECTS)

-Blockchain is an emerging area of critical importance for the development of ICT skills as specified in a number of government reports; Technology Skills 2022 - Irelands Third ICT Skills Action Plan, Digital Transformation: Assessing the Impact of Digitalisation on Ireland’s Workforce

-Blended and flexible mode of delivery

-Developed in partnership with the Midlands Regional Skills manager and relevant companies

-Strong potential for employment

-AIT has ongoing formalised relationships with over 75 ICT companies. Course proposal originated from our industrial partners.

-Personal and supportive approach to teaching and learning

-Companies have offered to provide and supervise “real world” oriented industry projects

-Problem Based Learning (PBL) based approaches will be used to challenge and expand the student’s knowledge, skills and competence.

-The proposal addresses to significant level the four key areas specified by government; digital skills, transversal skills, management and leadership skills and the workplace of the future.

What will I experience?

​ The Programme will deliver these core competencies though four modules covering the above areas and which are described in detail below. The course places a very strong emphasis on practical hands-on training and practice in order to give the students a very focused and realistic experience of attack and defence approaches, mechanisms, technologies, and tools. Equal time is dedicated to both theoretical and practical aspects of the course.

Additional Information

Programme Fee

Free to Springboard eligible participants


€294.00 for those in employment


Two semesters, two evenings per week


21 September 2019


Enda Fallon

Tel: 090 647 1877



Course Details

Course NFQ Level:
Level 9
Dept of Electronics & Informatics
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Honours (Grade 2.2) degree in an appropriate engineering, computing or cognate discipline, or an equivalent qualification

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