Internet-of-Things (883H1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or 'things' with embedded electronics, software, sensors and/or connectivity. These 'things' achieve greater value and better service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices.

In this module, we introduce you to IoT concepts, building blocks, applications and ecosystems. We support you with a series of exercises, covering basic principles to more advanced IoT system design.

You also get hands-on experience in building an IoT system by integrating sensor devices and cloud to remotely monitor and control sensor data from any Internet devices, such as PC or smart phone.

You cover topics including:

  • introduction to IoT
  • IoT architecture and components
  • IoT connectivity protocols
  • cloud platform and management for IoT
  • emerging software-defined networks and virtualisation for IoT
  • IoT vertical applications (vehicle, industry, ehealth).


40%: Lecture
60%: Practical (Laboratory)


100%: Coursework (Oral examination, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 50 hours of contact time and 100 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.