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About the Course

The explosive growth of the “Internet of Things” is changing our world and the rapid drop in price for typical IoT components is allowing people to innovate new designs and products at home. In this first class in the specialization you will learn the importance of IoT in society, the current components of typical IoT devices and trends for the future. IoT design considerations, constraints and interfacing between the physical world and your device will also be covered. You will also learn how to make design trade-offs between hardware and software. We'll also cover key components of networking to ensure that students understand how to connect their device to the Internet. Please note that this course does not include discussion forums. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Define the term “Internet of Things” 2. State the technological trends which have led to IoT 3. Describe the impact of IoT on society 4. Define what an embedded system is in terms of its interface 5. Enumerate and describe the components of an embedded system 6. Describe the interactions of embedded systems with the physical world 7. Name the core hardware components most commonly used in IoT devices 8. Describe the interaction between software and hardware in an IoT device 9. Describe the role of an operating system to support software in an IoT device 10. Explain the use of networking and basic networking hardware 11. Describe the structure of the Internet 12. Describe the meaning of a “network protocol” 13. Explain MANETs and their relation to IoT...

Top reviews

Oct 26, 2020

This course is full of benefit. Content of the course is very accurate. Teacher who was teaching was also good. I would suggest to all the beginner to learn this topic who are interested in IoT field.

Sep 17, 2017

good course :)\n\nplease review my assignment to complete my course :(\n\n

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By Nikhil K S

Jun 23, 2017

Good One for Everyone Who are interested in IOT

By Deleted A

Nov 18, 2016

Great course, Prof Harris is a great instructor

By Craig B

Nov 14, 2016

A very good - and comprehensive - introduction.

By Zalman R

Mar 27, 2016

A very helpful course for the beginner. Thanks.

By Bar S

Sep 27, 2015

Very interesting.

The instructor is really good.


May 22, 2021

Very good experience, thanks for the professor


Apr 9, 2021

Very good professor, thank you Dr. Ian Harris!

By Enrique A M

Nov 16, 2020

Mil gracias maestro Ian, mil gracias Coursera.

By Tharun K P

Aug 17, 2020

Good and very useful and easily understandable

By Guanhao L

Aug 5, 2020

nice content. Looking forward to the next one.

By Chaandhini C

Jul 28, 2020

It's very useful and very interested course...

By 17U446 J K M

Jun 29, 2020

I enjoyed this courses, Thank u very much sir!

By Pooja p

Jun 28, 2020

It's very interesting and enjoyed learning iot


Jun 15, 2020

thnk u so much..

i felt very easy to understand

By Rishika V

Jun 2, 2020

it was very informative and easy to understand


May 24, 2020

good startup as a beginner and too theoretical

By Yogesh

May 2, 2020

An awesome course on IoT and Embedded systems.


Mar 23, 2020

good course great experience from these course

By Gouri S C

Nov 29, 2019

Course was nicely designed. Really enjoyed it!


Feb 22, 2019

Good introduction to IoT and micro controllers

By Jorge

Dec 10, 2018

One of the best course that, Ihave ever taken.

By kovvuri s l n r

Jul 9, 2018


By Pothapragada S V M

Jul 9, 2018

Great!!!! really awesome teaching and learning

By Zabdiel F

Mar 27, 2018

Great introductory course. I recommend it 100%

By Felipe M

Aug 1, 2017

I really liked, the teacher explain very well.