Module Catalogues

Group Project: IoT in Action

Module Title Group Project: IoT in Action
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 5.00

Aims and Fit of Module

The aim of the course is to provide an overview of the main trends and challenges in Internet of Things, models and applications. In particular, the course will emphasize the implications of Internet of Things applications and services using a hands on approach. In particular, the course ‘IoT in Action provides insight into the Internet of Things information organization, modeling entities and relationships, methods of data storage, and methods for detection and search, in particular shared user and sensor information. The knowledge is then used to provide detailed insights into how this can be used to create context-based applications in cooperation with other knowledge infrastructures (eg, Web) in a hands on way.
The course will involve a major coursework that will require students to work in pairs to design, build, and evaluate a practical IoT system. Students will be required to demonstrate their prototypes and present orally their projects at the end of the course, and document their designs and results in a detailed report.

Learning outcomes

A. Demonstrate understanding of core concepts in the integration of embedded computers, WSNs and everyday Things
B. Design and implement IoT based prototypes
C. Acquire understanding of good understanding of the Internet of Things concept and systems architecture
D. Operate with wireless technologies and networking protocols specific to IoT systems;
E. Show familiarity with standard security and privacy preserving mechanisms, and understand different cloud integration methods
F. Design, implement, and test a simple IoT system equipped with sensors and wireless transceivers
G. Write technical documentation of a research project and results obtained by means of experiments in a workshop style paper format.

Method of teaching and learning

The teaching philosophy of the module follows very much the philosophy of Syntegrative Education. This has meant that the teaching delivery pattern, which follows more intensive block teaching, allows more meaningful contribution from industry partners. This philosophy is carried through also in terms of assessment, with reduction on the use of exams and increase in coursework, especially problem-based assessments that are project focused. The delivery pattern provides space in the semester for students to concentrate on completing the assessments.
Teaching consists of lectures, reading of literature and writing. The number of hours studied is approximately 150 hours including approximately 40 hours of contact time (lectures, seminars, and tutorials). Approximately 110 hours of the time is study without a teacher that the student must devote to reading of literature and assignments.
Students to work in pairs, the course would minimise the hardware resources required, while allowing examiners to distinguish between individual student contributions.
The concepts learned will be evaluated through written test.