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Curtin University

Internet of Things (IoT)

Curtin University via edX MicroMasters


Nominated for the 2020 edX Prize

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).


The IoT Capstone Project (IOT6x) is the final course in CurtinX's Internet of Things (IoT) MicroMasters® Program. Learners must have successfully completed IOT1x, IOT2x, IOT3x, IOT4x, and IOT5x to enroll and participate in this capstone course. It is also only available for verified learners. Due to these prerequisites and the intensive nature of this instructor-paced course, the IoT Capstone Project only runs once a calendar year, typically from early April until mid-July. Enrollments close soon after the course starts.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT)

Gain an understanding of what the IoT is and the requirements to design your own IoT solutions. Start developing IoT ideas in your industry.

Course 2: IoT Sensors and Devices

Explore various IoT devices and sensor types, how they work, and how we connect them. Map out the process for developing your own IoT ideas.

Course 3: IoT Networks and Protocols

Learn about IoT networks and the protocols and standards associated with the Internet and how these apply to the IoT.

Course 4: IoT Programming and Big Data

Learn how to apply software solutions for different systems and Big Data needs to your IoT designs.

Course 5: Cybersecurity and Privacy in the IoT

Learn about the security and privacy implications of the IoT and how to design a secure system.

Course 6: IoT Capstone Project

Engage fully in the process of designing an IoT solution, from initial analysis of the creative idea to planning out the product, research and design, and identifying a route to market.


Taught by

Cesar Ortega-Sanchez, Lenin Gopal, Regina Reine Hendranata, Eleanor Sandry, Iain Murray AM, Nazanin Mohammadi, Aloke Phatak, Johannes U. Herrmann, Joshua Gilchrist and Valerie Maxville


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