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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

Sep 17, 2017

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

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.

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By Muralidhar R

Jul 27, 2020

Introduction Course on IOT was really nice. We understood all basics very clearly.

By Eric C M

Jun 20, 2019

Not enough deep to my taste, but easy to follow and deep enough for not engineers.

By Joan M

Jun 2, 2016

I learned a lot, and i'm going forward in the mastery of IOT. Thank you very much.

By William B

Oct 30, 2015

Good overview of what makes an IoT device different from a normal household device


Jul 31, 2020

quite helpful for someone who wants to get started with IoT and embedded systems.

By Sidharth y b

Jul 6, 2020

Really nice course, but they have not provided any study material in this course.

By Nikhil H M

Dec 4, 2015

I liked this course because I actually got to know what Internet of things is etc

By Narendran S

Apr 22, 2020

Good.This course was easily understandable

Which gives a detailed info about Iot

By Mahtab A

May 29, 2019

There is a nice lecture given by sir.

But the practical class must be in included

By Krishna K K

Jul 2, 2020

Things learnt in this course are useful and provide good fundamental knowledge.


May 26, 2020

reviewing others is a little bit difficult since we too are learning the course


Jun 22, 2018

The sessions were great to attend and it provided a lot of valuable information

By Alex M

Aug 13, 2017

Good introduction course for those unfamiliar with IoT and/or embedded systems!

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.

By Sameer R

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 Juan A G H

Apr 9, 2021

Is a good introduction course, totality focus in beginers, great experience.

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.