Gyalpozhing College of Information Technology (GCIT) is one of the constituent colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan, a government’s priority for equitable development. GCIT envisions to be the center of excellence in information technology and advanced knowledge in Bhutan that will serve the nation to be technologically and economically thriving. It aims to improve the ICT talent development of the society by providing IT programs at the tertiary level which will run across the needs of the society, and by giving hands-on experience which will help the students appreciate the practical implementation concepts, as well as delivering training services for continuous enhancement of knowledge, community development, and capacity building. It offers Bachelor of Computer Science (Blockchain Development) that will prepare the students with comprehensive knowledge and the right skills in setting and maintaining a blockchain environment and developing applications built on blockchain technology. Students will acquire the ability to develop and execute end-to-end decentralized applications allowing data to be distributed in a secure way, proficiency in setting up a new blockchain environment, operating blockchain technology as a universal infrastructure facility, and developing blockchain-related skills to address blockchain development challenges. In the same way, students will also be equipped with the knowledge to integrate with newer technology adoption such as non-fungible token (NFT).
Throughout the course’s duration, learners will build expertise in using blockchain technology with smart contracts used to automate the execution of an agreement for a specific outcome without the involvement of an intermediary. Likewise, learners will obtain hands-on experience in associations, private and public blockchain environments, and immersion in Decentralized Ledger Technology (DLT) coding. Graduates from this program will execute their acquired knowledge and experience in a range of local and international organizations including business organizations, financial institutions, insurance companies, and government agencies, positions such as Blockchain Application Developers, Blockchain Solution Architects, Web and Mobile Application Developers, Software Engineers, Software QA Engineers, Project Managers, Software Analysts, Cybersecurity Professionals, IT Consultants, and IT Entrepreneurs.
The admission requirements for the Bachelor of Computer Science (Blockchain Development) at the Gyalpozhing College of Information Technology (GCIT) are an online application, English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS academic overall score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component and 6.0 in speaking, the student’s age is 18 years and over, and required to pass the computational thinking test and interview.
The program has a full-time duration equivalent to 4 years. Both local and international students are required to pay the tuition fee amounting to $13,312 per year and other fees such as enrollment fees, insurance, and related costs, that are excluded from the amount of the tuition.