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Module

CSC8112 : Internet of Things

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Raj Ranjan
  • Lecturer: Dr Deepak Puthal
  • Owning School: Computing
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a distributed system, in which autonomous devices, sometimes called motes, collect environmental data (such as location, speed, temperature, humidity and sound level) or, more recently, medical data (such as heart rate, blood oxygen level and pulse rate). The data is collected across the network, aggregated and fed into data processing IoT applications. Sensor and actuator networks, telemetry, data processing, distributed data bases, machine vision, AI and analytics are enablers for IoT applications across multiple disciplines, including environmental monitoring and control, agricultural monitoring, healthcare, habitat monitoring and military surveillance.

In order to successfully design and build scalable application systems in the IoT, a range of knowledge and skills are needed. This module will introduce and examine the core concepts, theoretical underpinnings and software frameworks relevant to the IoT. It will describe the network protocols, hardware resources, data programming models, and virtualization technologies from which the IoT cloud infrastructure and applications are constructed. Methods for building scalable IoT applications that span across multiple parts of infrastructure (sensor, edge, and cloud) will be described and explained. Case studies drawn from industrial applications of IoT will be used throughout to motivate the teaching and learning process.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus will cover following topics:
•       IoT theory, concepts, components and delivery models
•       IoT architecture and topologies
•       Sensors and Actuators in IoT
•       IoT Standards and Communication Protocols
•       Fundamentals of Software Defined Networking and its role in IoT
•       Issues and Challenges in building IoT applications
•       IoT Security and security standards
•       IoT and Blockchain
•       IoT in Context of Cloud Computing and Analytics
•       IoT and Edge/Fog Computing

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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