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Module Code: IOT104TC
Module Title: Introduction to Internet of Things
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: School of Internet of Things
Pre-requisites: N/A
The “Internet of things” heralds the connections of a nearly countless number of devices to the internet thus promising accessibility, boundless scalability, amplified productivity and a surplus of additional paybacks. The hype surrounding the IoT and its applications is already forcing companies to quickly upgrade their current processes, tools, and technology to accommodate massive data volumes and take advantage of insights.

This module “Introduction to IoT” is designed for students who want to understand what the Internet of Things is, how it evolved, what the core technologies and systems are and how it is implemented. The students will be able to understand the potential of the Internet of Things for our society, in terms of impact on the lives of billions of people and on the world economy.
Learning outcomes 
A. Possess a good understanding of the basic concepts Internet of Things and related technologies

B. Possess a good understanding of the protocols used by Internet of Things devices

C. Have a good knowledge of the software and hardware used in Internet of Things

D. Have a good knowledge of the security and privacy of Internet of Things

E. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge about the layered architectures of Internet of Things

F. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge about the applications of Internet of Things
Method of teaching and learning 
The assessment consists of coursework and a written exam. The coursework contains a group project to develop a small Internet of things based system. The written exam evaluates the students’ critical understanding of the theory components of the module.
1. Lectures 1-4: Introduction to Internet of Things, Applications of IoT, Vision, Architectures, Standards; Introduction to Sensors and sensors networks, Introduction to communications technologies, FOG computing, Cloud computing, Edge computing, Mobile computing, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), M2M communications and big data analytics.

2. Lectures 5-12: Internet of things enabling technologies. Communications networks, local area network (LAN), Wide area network (WAN), Personal area networks (PANs), Body area networks (BANS), Wireless Communications Protocols: Wi-Fi, Low Power Wireless Personal Area Network (6LowPAN), Bluetooth and variants, Zigbee, LORA, zWave.

3. Lectures 13-18: IoT layer architectures, Integration of heterogeneous systems into a single system using IoT architectures and concepts. Complexity of and challenges in the development of integrated systems.

4. Lectures 19-24: IoT Software, IoT Hardware, programming languages, data collections, device Integration, Sensors, wearable devices, standard devices.

5. Lectures 25-30: A detailed overview of the IoT Security and Privacy. Major challenges related to the security and privacy will be explored in detail.

6. Lectures 31-36: Application domains: Healthcare Applications, Transportations and logistic Applications, Smart Environment (Industries, homes, gyms etc.), Personal and Social applications, Futuristic (VR games, Robot Taxies etc.)

7. Lectures 37-39: Revision
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 39      13    98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Group Project With A Written Report 30.00
2 Written Exam 70.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/7/2020 3:33:48 AM