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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 :)

please review my assignment to complete my course :(


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 Ankur V

Mar 11, 2019

This Course provide you the knowledge regarding IOT, Embedded System. This course is very useful and informative.

By Arjun H

Mar 24, 2021

Very interactive and understandable. Content presented in a way we can comprehend easily and not get intimidated

By Gaurav K

Feb 17, 2021

The course was designed well for absolute beginners and develops a nice base. The instructor was also fantastic

By Mariana d S

Sep 27, 2020

This course is really great! The classes are very well explained and in a very intuitive way. Thank you so much!

By Hari P

Mar 18, 2018

It is one of best course for an IOT beginner very nice and kind Mentor.The structure of the course is very nice.

By Praisy E S

Jan 8, 2022

all his explaination was so good easy to understand and follow and i love the graded system peer graded system.

By Saad U

Mar 28, 2021

Best course and a good teacher, great explanation. Perfect content size and it is nicely designed for beginners


Sep 11, 2020

Prof. Ian Harris was highly enthused and motivated throughout the course work, which made the learning exciting

By Devang P B

Jun 21, 2020

This course is very good. I liked this course very much. I will definitely recommend this course to my friends.


Jun 16, 2020

This course is very much helpful if you are an IoT enthusiast. Great lectures by Prof.Ian Harris.Good guidance.

By Pruthvesh D

Sep 13, 2018

If you are an IoT beginner, this course could actually help you get started with the theoretical aspects of it.

By Ronald H B

Mar 28, 2021

This course was excellent especially for a beginner like me. I look forward to the next course in the series.


Jun 3, 2020

Professor Ian is amazing . He explains things so clearly. I look forward to some courses on networks from him.

By Ian D

Jan 7, 2020

The course clear very well the basics of IoT and Embedded systems. Highly recommend this course for beginners.

By Manish M

Jun 19, 2019

It is just basic i need to other courses to really understand the importance of this course in embedded field.

By Abhishek D

Jul 20, 2017

Great course to start working on IoT's and embedded systems. Instructor made this course exciting and amazing.

By praveen k k

Feb 29, 2016

It will helps every body who want to enhance skills related present growing technology,and thanks to coursera.

By Richard L

Apr 7, 2017

Provided a great beginning into IoT NPD devices with joint software and hardware project requirements needed.

By Omar S F

Jun 27, 2020

Thank you Professor / Ian Harris

it was a very good introductory course with helpful quizzes and assignments.

By Abhishek K

Jun 3, 2020

Prof. Ian Harris is a good tutor in my opinion. His genuine ways to make learning things made easier for me.


Mar 25, 2020

amazing course sir. just the intro made me want to just go into this course and learn more and more and more

By Suresh K R K

Aug 9, 2019

Overall Course and topics , narration ,assignments were good. I refreshed some topics and learnt new things.

By Aman G

Aug 9, 2021

Excellent course for someone who is an amateur in IoT field and looking to kick start a career in the same.


Jul 12, 2020

it is very help full for my academics .In this course, i have learnt about introduction about IOT devices.

By Khin T M

Jun 14, 2020

I've learnt more about embedded system, microtrollers and protocol stack. This improved my knowledge a lot.