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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 :)

please review my assignment to complete my course :(

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By German N

Dec 4, 2016

it s a very friendly course and i have learned a lot. the homeworks and exams are usefull.

By craig c

Sep 20, 2016

GOOD interesting covers a broad amount of material and area proccessors networking design

By Anja M

Aug 2, 2016

Good examples and very well explained basic things to understand IoT and Embedded Systems.

By Sandeep S H

May 13, 2021

It was an amazing course and good knowledge acquired from it. Thank you Coursera and UCI.

By Keerthipati D V

Jun 11, 2020

Very useful course for those who are interested to learn IOT and Embedded Systems Basics.


May 10, 2020


By Ahmed E

Apr 10, 2020

this is an amazing course it's lead me to learn the first steps to the internet of things

By Sriharsha C

Apr 19, 2017

Great course if you want a quick introduction on what is IoT, Sensors and Actuators etc..

By Mujibur R

Jun 28, 2021

Excellent course for the basic understanding of Internet of Things and Embedded Systems.


Sep 7, 2020

I loved this course. The instructor is very good and he simplifies things to understand.

By Nishant K

Aug 8, 2020

It's a very good course for those who wants to know about IOT ,Aurduino and Raspberry Pi

By Abhay K J

Jun 5, 2020

wonderful method of teaching and systematic representation of concepts in an easy manner

By Sangeeth S

May 26, 2020

Amazing Course with an amazing professor. One of the best courses on Coursera right now!

By Vinayak S K

Nov 17, 2018

Nice and simple explanations of the devices ,its various components, their workings,etc.

By Melissa R

Feb 3, 2018

Great introduction! The Professor explains is very well and motivates you to keep going.

By Chandrasekar J

Jan 25, 2018

Its a very good introduction course to set the base knowledge. Thanks for your time Ian.

By Banly T C W

Oct 30, 2015

A great course to introduce IoT, it is good for you if you never heard about this topic.

By Marcos V B d M

Mar 29, 2021

Great introductory course to learn about microcontrollers, IoT, and internet protocols.

By Erminas A

Oct 27, 2020

Good course. I liked the high level summary about parts that puts together IoT devices.

By Arun K

Jun 19, 2020

The instructor is really great and thank you sir for great explanation

May god bless you


May 22, 2020

very good course to understand the fundamentals of IoT, special thanks to professor sir


Jul 3, 2018

i learnt Lot of things from Introduction to the Internet of Things and Embedded Systems

By amini

Apr 1, 2016

This course was needed to make us future developers keep up with current IT and devices


Jun 2, 2020

The instructor is very good at what he teaches and overall its been a very good course

By Dipali S

Apr 25, 2020

Course is clear and good.

It gives all components required for Embedded and IOT systems