15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
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).
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 50 hours of contact time and about 100 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.