IoT Communication Systems

Subject code: CC5902

This subject is a practical introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) with a focus on the communication technology that makes IoT possible. In the first part of the subject, students will learn about typical IoT system architectures and design considerations, briefly review the development history of IoT technology, and explore likely future directions and trends. In the second part of the subject, students focus on the communication technologies that are central to all IoT systems. Students will learn how sensor data can be transmitted over wired and wireless networks, including issues such as the characteristics of radio transmissions, the nature of communication channels, digital data communication technologies, and antenna properties . Students will learn about major wireless standards such as WiFi, Bluetooth, CAT-M1, NB-IoT, Zigbee, and LoRaWAN.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the IoT ecosystem and typical system architectures
  • Critically analyse the role and impact of IoT in current and future technologies, including the opportunities, benefits, risks, ethics and broader implications
  • Assess and analyse the effectiveness of the main types of communication system commonly used in industrial and commercial settings
  • Justify and report on the choice of a communication system for an application scenario, taking into account important technical, social and economic considerations.

This is one of the interdisciplinary subjects studied in the online Graduate Diploma of Data Science (Internet of Things).

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