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EEE8089 : M2M Technology Internet of Things

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Alex Bystrov
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


• Knowledge in IoT M2M network technology including networking, system frameworks and comparative
• Skills in implementation of M2M networks.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       Interfaces for sensors/actuators and their connectors to the IoT router
•       Internet interfaces for IoT routers, their representation in OSI reference model
•       IoT router architecture, framework and framework connectors
•       Architectures, platforms and applications for M2M IoT systems
•       Coursework: design of a simple M2M IoT system, physical implementation, experimentation, analysis and report.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials181:0018:00Non-synchronous online - Online lectures and follow-up student activity
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Writing Up Report
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Preparation and delivery of oral presentation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical53:0015:00Online RemoteLab framework, accessing lab equipment online, supported with video streaming and suppo
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion181:0018:00Coursework discussion
Guided Independent StudyProject work191:0091:00Private study, project work.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study181:0018:00Student study time of non-synchronous material
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

In the online sessions 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 a technical report, which requires significant time to write, including the analysis and discussion of the problem, specification and solution.
Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2A80Individual report containing the evidence and analysis of practical results, 4000 words.
Oral Examination2M20demonstration of practical design
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 module.
The oral presentations workshop gives the students an opportunity to defend their results, compare it to the results of the peers and to receive/discuss the feedback from the instructor before submitting the report.

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