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EEE2019 : Engineering Internet-of-Things Project

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Alex Bystrov
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


•       Knowledge in IoT (machine-to-machine or embedded systems) network technology including networking, system frameworks, applications and properties.
•       Implementation of an Internet network utilising the low levels of the OSI reference model.
•       Implementation of an IoT network utilising the high levels of the OSI reference model.
•       Study of the performance properties.

Outline Of Syllabus

Theory, standards and engineering practice:
•       OSI reference model, protocol encapsulation, protocol data units.
•       The Internet-specific layers of OSI, protocols, packet formats, standards.
•       The IoT-specific layers of OSI, architectures, protocols, security.
•       IoT router architecture, framework and connectors, Embedded Linux platform.
•       Design of a LAN, ARP, routing tables, experiments with capture and analysis of traffic.
•       Design of a simple IoT system
•       Experiments and analysis of the properties of the machine-to-machine network (security, performance, impact of performance on a control application).

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion125:0025:00Report writing, preparation of the demo (formative assessment)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture62:0012:00Theory
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical62:0012:00Lab work support
Guided Independent StudyProject work151:0051:00Project work
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

In the lectures the relevant theory is delivered. In the supervised practicals the core skills are developed and hands-on familiarisation with the platform is performed. Independent study is required to complete a usually patchy background knowledge and perform comparative study of the platforms presented in the lectures.

The project work is the design and implementation of the solution to a specified problem. The work is assessed in an oral demonstration and a technical report, which includes the specification, analysis and discussion of the problem and a solution.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M100Individual report containing the evidence and analysis of practical results, 2000 words.
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Observ of prof pract2MMid-semester assessment of the progress, assessment of involvement degree of all members of groups, formative feedback.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The key component of this module is coursework representing a mix of supervised exercise and project, where the
project represents the main achievement. The project report includes analysis and discussion in addition to the
description of the solution and represents a complete assessment of the knowledge and skills developed in this
The mid-semester demonstration gives the students an opportunity to receive an early formative feedback, so they could correct their approach. This aspect of assessment also gives the assessor an opportunity to identify poorly performing students within each group and guide them towards a significant contribution to the group effort.

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