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).
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.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding at a rapid rate, and it is becoming increasingly important for professionals to understand what it is, how it works, and how to harness its power to improve your business.
In this course we will focus on how the IoT works. You will learn about IoT networks and explore how ‘things’ connect to it, including whether the connection and processing is local (fog) or remote (cloud).
We will explore data networks, connection types, layer models and analyze IoT protocols and standards.
You’ll also learn how to evaluate different infrastructure components and network systems, and how to go about designing a basic network for your own IoT ideas.
The Internet of Things is creating massive quantities of data, and managing and analysing it requires a unique approach to programming and statistics for distributed data sources.
This course will teach introductory programming concepts that allow connection to, and implementation of some functionality on, IoT devices, using the Python programming language. In addition, students will learn how to use Python to process text log files, such as those generated automatically by IoT sensors and other network-connected systems.
Learners do not need prior programming experience to undertake this course, and will not learn a specific programming language - however Python will be used for demonstrations. This course will focus on learning by working through realistic examples.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow so will the number of privacy and security concerns and issues. As a professional working in the field, it is essential to understand the potential security risks and how to best mitigate them.
In this course, you will learn about security and privacy issues in IoT environments. We’ll explore the organizational risks posed by IoT networks, and the principles of IoT device vulnerabilities. We’ll also look at software and hardware IoT Applications for industry.
With billions of devices tracking our every move, privacy is a critical issue. We will explore and discuss the social and commercial implications the IoT brings to society.
This capstone course will help you to bring together everything you’ve learned in the IoT MicroMasters program.
You will fully engage in the process of designing your own IoT solution. Starting with a systematic analysis of your creative idea, you will move through the research and design phases, conduct product planning, and identify a route to market for your IoT solution.
You’ll work through stages and strategies involved in implementing or bringing a new (IoT) product to market, and learn practical concepts and techniques suited to new product planning, development, implementation and control.
Learners must have successfully completed IOT1x, IOT2x, IOT3x, IOT4x, and IOT5x to enroll in this capstone course.
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