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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 Carlos A R M

Aug 9, 2020

This is a great course to gain a general overview of all the aspects involving the design of IoT systems.

By Meet P

Jul 16, 2020

Awesome course and especially professor Ian Harris he is a wonderful teacher much go through this course.

By Om P

Jun 16, 2020

Very informative. The highlight of this course was it's clarity in the explanation of intricate concepts.


Jun 30, 2019

Covered all the basics of Iot. Nice course , recommended to all who are interested in Internet of things.


Jun 21, 2018

its good but who the people dont the basics of iot its too difficult explain briefly when compared to now

By Bhavik B

Feb 14, 2021

It was really good and necessary to understand networking for Electronics and commmunication engineers.


Apr 25, 2020

this is very useful course. professor teach every thing in well manner.his teaching quality is too good.

By G P

Mar 27, 2020

Excellent course! The concepts are basic and could understand very well .thanks to professor Ian harris.

By Aswin R

Feb 19, 2019

Good course to begin with for people who are new to IoT and Embedded systems. Recommended for Beginners.

By Shashank S

Jun 15, 2018

Nice Cource to Introduce and give you an idea about IoT, Embedded Systems, LAN, WAN, TCP, IP and MANETs.

By Shekhar N

May 28, 2018

Excellent course and the teaching methodology is also very good. Proud to get access to this IoT course.

By Joshua R

Apr 8, 2021

Great course! The teacher is engaging, the course is interesting, and the pace of information is great!

By Mayank G

Sep 9, 2020

Great course, Professor Ian is amazing keeping everything simple and to the point. Heavily recommended.


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By Otavio M d C N

Dec 26, 2019

Great intro into the subject. Everything explained in a very easy to understand way. Really enjoyed it!

By Abdul H A G K

Aug 11, 2020

It was really a nice course and very much helpful to gain knowledge about IoT and Embedded technology.


Oct 23, 2018

A very good course on IOT , a good teacher makes this course more effective. Overall very good course.

By Arnab S

Aug 17, 2017

Short and Informative. Very Helpful and interesting course. Loads of information and knowledge shared.

By Mitul M

Jun 27, 2016

Great course! The course is taught in a very organised manner making it easy for anyone to understand.

By Karthic C

May 4, 2016

i like this course very much. It is very much interesting and i hope the specialization will be great.

By Fotis K

Jan 17, 2021

A very good and well organised course! Glad I took part and learnt some new things through the course

By Nikitha A

Sep 7, 2020

This course has been amazing throughout! The examples used to explain the concepts clearly are great!

By Mahesh K

Aug 17, 2020

I spend valuable time from this course. I suggest that everyone suppose to take this types of course.


Jun 2, 2020

Wonderful exposure about IoT networking technologies. Really great explanation by Dr. Ian Harris sir.

By Juan C M A

May 19, 2020

It is so useful for people that are looking for getting into the main concepts regarding IoT systems.