Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The explosive growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing our world. The term itself, IoT, is used to mean a variety of ideas, depending on the motivation and background of the speaker. The goal of this subject is to provide you with a solid understanding of the latest IoT technology and its applications. This subject will cover the topics: 1) IoT and relevant concepts; 2) IoT devices, including popular IoT hardware and operating systems; 3) IoT architecture, including IoT networks structures and protocols; 4) IoT cloud platforms; 5) IoT security and privacy issues; 6) IoT applications, including Industry 4.0, smart cities, smart agriculture, smart vehicles, IoT healthcare, etc. 7) Research methodology in the area of IoT.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKan Yu

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Learning resources

Internet of Things: Technologies and Applications for a New Age of Intelligence

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorVlasios Tsiatsis, Stamatis Karnouskos, Jan Holler, David Boyle, Catherine Mulligan



PublisherAcademic Press


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IoT Fundamentals: Networking Technologies, Protocols, and Use Cases for the Internet of Things

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorDavid Hanes, Gonzalo Salgueiro, Patrick Grossetete, Rob Barton, Jerome Henry





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The Internet of Things How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended






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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of key terms and concepts in Internet of Things (IoT by the critical analysis of the current state-of-the-art IoT technologies.
02. Analyse the current state of the art of the Internet of Things with the understanding of the current technologies and application areas, as well as the research methodology
03. Critically evaluate current Internet of Things technologies or solutions to propose the most suitable for use in a particular given application scenarios, such as smart factories, smart cities, smart homes, smart agriculture, smart vehicles and smart health-care.
04. Communicate and interpret technical information, theories and well-informed critical analyses in the field of Internet of Things to expert and lay audiences
05. Critically reflect upon the benefits, practical requirements, risks and future trends of Internet of Things
06. Critically evaluate and reflect upon the ethical issues and ethical challenges of the Internet of Things synthesising arguments for and against these issues and challenges.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKan Yu

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Activity focused face-to-face sessions blended with online resources.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Face-to-face sessions blended with online learning resources.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One hour mid-semester test (500 words equivalent)This test is scheduled in the middle of the semester and has a small weighting to encourage you to engage in learning on a regular basis.

N/AOther written examIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2

One workshop report (2000 words equivalent)Workshops are organized in which you will work in groups. Each group will choose an IoT application area and investigate the most suitable IoT solution in the area. A technical report is required for each student and scored by the lecturer.

N/AReportGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Group Presentation (20 minutes) (1,000 words equivalent per student)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

2 hour exam (2,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6