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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 Pankaj K

Jan 21, 2017

This is very good start for beginners. But more insights can be covered though.

By Saheli K

Aug 30, 2018

The study content was good but the subtitles were not proper most of the time.


Jan 3, 2017

A good introductory course !!! Should be followed up with lots of readings ...


May 24, 2016

very happy with this course,way of teaching was very understandable and nice.

By Sindhu R

Jan 11, 2016

I totally recommed this. Prof. Ian explains each and every concept very well.

By Shovan K

May 8, 2018

Great way to start into the basics of IoT devices and Embedded System Design

By Jainesh J

Jun 24, 2020

Nice beginners level content.

Ervin sir was just awesome.

Thanks to coursera.

By Gaurav P G

Jun 4, 2019

Course was very good but problems in this course was not challenging enough

By Aravind S

Mar 15, 2016

Very good course for understanding basics of IoT hardware/embedded systems.

By Ayesha J

Jun 11, 2020

i have a good experience but want to learn programming in this regard too.

By Moni s

Apr 6, 2020

actually, this course paved a great way to start a domain knowledge in IOT

By zhouning z

Jul 10, 2016

an useful introductory course for Internet of Things and Embedded Systems

By Andre H

Jan 3, 2021

It'll be much better if there are more practices and hands on experience

By Nikhil G

Oct 11, 2018

The flow of the course is quite well and explained in very simple terms.

By Johan M

Aug 28, 2016

Great course, but there is no forum for interacting with fellow students

By Mustafa M M A

Feb 4, 2021

Great course and nice teacher. The course is very suitable for beginner


Jul 26, 2020

I liked this course and the prof. Is good to explain all the things..🙂

By Darshita P

Jul 13, 2020

An amazing experience i must say! Thank you for introducing me to this.

By sadiq a

Apr 24, 2020


By Ahmed K

Dec 2, 2015

very detailed and boring introductory but it is very useful as a start.

By T N

May 16, 2020

this is very useful course, and the professor is very good in teaching

By Gayathri V

May 7, 2020

Really Informative and a good start to IoT through the course content.

By Sayani D

Mar 30, 2017

Nice course.Learned new things.Professor describe all things very well

By Jose A M

Jan 13, 2016

Excellent Content and excellent domain of the topic by the Professor.