Advanced Coursework: Internet of Things (IoT) Micromasters powered by edX –Online Program

Offered by: Curtin University

College credits:

Course length: 5-12 weeks per class

Overview

Education level: Master's degree preferred

The explosion of embedded and connected smart devices, systems and technologies in our lives has created an opportunity to connect every ‘thing’ to the internet. The resultant data collection and connectivity has created efficiencies and solutions previously dreamt up only in science fiction stories.

This is disrupting and transforming every industry around the world.

This MicroMasters program will put you at the front of a digital revolution, where you can design problem-solving systems or guide cutting-edge IoT projects in your industry and area of expertise. Professionals from any field who want to leverage their existing business and/or technical knowledge across IoT-related functions in their workplace will learn exactly what IoT is, how it works, and how to harness its power to improve and streamline your business.

The program will show you the scope of the IoT, and reveal underlying principles and architecture of its networks, devices, programming, data, and security. You will learn how an idea can become a viable, workable IoT product and be able to generate your own IoT ideas and design and/or support their development.

Verified learners will be able to participate in regular live discussions with course lecturers, and remotely access real laboratory equipment for practical sessions. In addition, verified learners will be given access to Cisco Network Academy resources.

Curtin is ranked in the top 200 in the world for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has a 5-star QS rating, and is ranked ERA 5 (the highest possible rating for Excellence in Research in Australia).

Job Outlook

  • IoT will affect most industries and business sectors - around 30% of tasks and up to 60% of occupations could be automated, and almost every occupation has the potential for partial automation (Source: McKinsey Global Institute).
  • IoT is leading to the creation of new jobs, where people who understand and can leverage the IoT to create solutions will be greatly in demand.
  • To remain competitive and successful in the digital economy, professionals should have an understanding of what the IoT is and how it can be used to create business solutions.
  • This MicroMasters will also help learners to develop their analytical, creative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, which are highly valued by employers across all fields.
Real Career Impact
"Every industry will be impacted by the Internet of Things. Cisco predicts there will be 500 billion IoT connections over the next 10 years. It is essential for businesses to have an understanding of what the IoT will enable – greater connectivity, huge collection of data, new insights and the security implications. Curtin University’s MicroMasters in the Internet of Things is an exciting new program that will help anyone understand how to manage IoT projects, become industry ready, and shape a career for longevity in the face of the changes created by the IoT."— Ken Boal , Vice President of Cisco Systems, Australia and New Zealand
What You'll Learn:

  • Generate IoT concepts and design IoT solutions within your area of expertise.
  • Map out the process for an IoT solution, and identify the sensors and other devices required.
  • Evaluate different infrastructure components and network systems, and design the basic network for your IoT ideas.
  • Apply software solutions for different systems and Big Data to your concept designs, and appreciate how data is managed in the network.
  • Identify and analyse IoT security and privacy risks, and concept design secure hardware and software.
  • Produce a viable IoT concept design that solves a problem, is ready to prototype and test, and has an identified route to market.

Curriculum

Courses require individual enrollments. Courses for this program include:
  • Introduction to the Internet of Thing (IoT) 
  • IoT Sensors and Data 
  • IoT Networks and Protocols 
  • IoT Programming and Big Data 
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy in the IoT 
  • IoT Capstone Project 

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