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This course introduces students to the role, basic concepts and benefits of IoT in the design and development process of computer applications. The aim of the unit is to enhance understanding of the methodology, terminology and benefits of IoT in the design and development of software applications.

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to explain the basic concepts of IoT; design, build and simulate an IoT application using any combination of hardware, software, data, platforms and services; be able to discuss the problems that IoT applications solve; the potential impact on society, business and the end user, and the problems encountered when integrating into the wider IoT ecosystem. As a result, students will develop skills such as communication literacy, design thinking, team working, critical thinking, analysis, reasoning and interpretation and computer software literacy, which are crucial for gaining employment and developing academic competence.

By the end of this course a student will be able to:

  1. Analyse what aspects of IoT are necessary and appropriate when designing software applications.
  2. Outline a plan for an appropriate IoT application, using common architecture, frameworks, tools, hardware and APIs.
  3. Develop an IoT application using any combination of hardware, software, data, platforms and services.
  4. Evaluate your IoT application and the problems it might encounter when integrating into the wider IoT ecosystem.

There are no formal prerequisites or qualifications required to enroll. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • As the course is conducted entirely in English, we recommend that learners have a good grasp of the English language, both written and spoken, to gain maximum benefit.
  • Since this is an online course, you’ll need a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access. Familiarity with basic computer skills would be advantageous.
  • While you can learn at your own pace, dedicating consistent time to the course will help you understand and retain the material better.

          Registration process:

          • Based on course settings, students might be requested to fill in an application and provide us with correct information about themselves before being able to proceed with the course (the application is online).
          • We will contact you by email if we need more details after submitting your application.
          • After approval, you can proceed with payment and start the course.

          Materials are organized under different lessons. The lessons consist of self-study contents including reading-texts, practical activity, assignment and quizzes in which students can engage and learn.

          The course has supervisors and instructors; they are available online to support students by answering their questions or explain different topics to them. This will be managed under discussion section, forums, direct contact or by online meetings.

          When student successfully completes all lessons, quizzes and pass assignment, he/she will be offered a certificate.

          The course is available as an individual or under Pearson Qualifications (HNC/HND) in Computing. The price will be updated based on the selected option. The individual course fee is higher because awarding body has additional fees for individual enrollment. At the same time, a discount will be automatically added when you order HNC/HND in Computing or if you’re already enrolled under these qualifications.

          Courses awarded under Next Gates have no discount, and the fee is already reduced.

          * Note that prices don’t include VAT. Additional fee might be applied at checkout.

          Course Curriculum

          Section One
          Section Two
          Section Three
          Section Four
          Section Five
          Final Assignments

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