Irish University To Offer Blockchain Master’s Degree – Details
Dublin City University partnered with tech company network Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet to create the country’s first master’s program in blockchain technology. The new educational certification was announced by the Irish government’s Department of Business.
The “Master’s in Blockchain: Distributed Ledger Technologies” degree is the culmination of ICT Skillnet’s efforts to identify the skills upcoming blockchain engineers need to learn, with the help of blockchain educational hub Blockchain Ireland.
According to the news, the course is reportedly conducted online as a two-year part-time course, which will begin with its first cohort of students in September 2019. The course is intended for IT professionals working in Ireland, preferably with a Level 8 Honours Degree (2.2) or higher in Computer Science, Computing, Computer Applications or a related discipline.
Dave Feenan, the acting network manager for Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet, said:
“This new Master’s will provide Ireland will a real opportunity to upskill our already excellent IT professionals, preparing them for jobs of the future. The synergy between industry and education means these professionals will have the practical tools needed to bring the benefits of Blockchain technology to a variety sectors.”
The inauguration of the new master’s program happened during Blockchain Ireland week, a governmental campaign to raise awareness and support for the blockchain industry in Ireland.