Tech network firm Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet and Dublin City University have teamed up to develop Ireland’s first masteral program in blockchain tech. Ireland’s Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation recently broke the news about the country’s latest educational certification.
Master’s in Blockchain: Distributed Ledger Technologies
The degree, which is officially called “Master’s in Blockchain: Distributed Ledger Technologies,” is the climax of Skillnet’s endeavor to determine the skills future blockchain engineers are mandated to learn. The company was capably assisted by blockchain educational center Blockchain Ireland.
The degree will be taken online as a two-year course. The first batch of students will commence their studies in September this year. The course is designed for IT pros working in the country, ideally with a 2.2 grade or Level 8 Honors Degree or higher in Computing, Computer Applications, Computer Science, or a similar course.
To Upskill Ireland’s IT Professionals
Dave Feenan, ICT Skillnet’s acting network manager, said this Master’s degree will give Ireland an excellent opportunity to help upskill their already capable IT professionals and prepare them for jobs that will be in demand in the near future. He added that the “synergy between industry and education” ensures that these specialists will have the tools required to bring the advantages of blockchain tech to several sectors.
The newly created master’s program was launched on Blockchain Ireland week, an event spearheaded by the government to boost support and awareness of Ireland’s blockchain industry.
IDA Ireland, the department tasked with attracting direct investment from foreigners, started a campaign last year to push for the development of blockchain technology and industry in the country.
The country has turned itself into a beneficial haven for tech businesses in the past few years, especially as it touts a 12.5% business interest rate.