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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 Dexter T

Sep 5, 2017

An amazing class with a brilliant professor who is poised in making the complicated simple.


By Erdinc

Aug 6, 2020

That is fundamental embedded systems introduction course, there is no much technical detail.

By DR. S

May 15, 2020

Clearly explained the basic concepts. Lot of projects concepts be discussed. Very effective.

By Durga P K

Apr 13, 2020

Best course for the beginners. Every part is well explained and upto the need for a beginer.

By Gautam

Mar 31, 2020

This course is good and can teach you about the internet and the devices related to internet

By Adam S

Nov 15, 2018

Great introduction and coverage of the various areas and technologies that "things" require.


Feb 24, 2021

Really good teaching, comfortable timings .etc. Overall it was good and very helpful to me.

By Elizaveta P

Nov 28, 2018

Great introductory course, not too technical but give you an decent overview of the basics.

By Lin G S

Jun 14, 2018

Great Introduction to IOT, professor Ian Harris explains concepts concisely and humorously.

By Pavan K N

Sep 17, 2017

Basic Introduction but I did relearn a lot of things that I had forgotten from this course.

By Anjali P

Aug 3, 2017

Excellent explanation.Eveey topic has been well covered. The topics are easy to understand.

By Paul P

Apr 24, 2016

Great intro course! Sometimes it feels like it moves a little slow but it is very thorough!

By Saurabh S

Jul 29, 2020

For introduction to IOT and to start working with it, I think this course best fit for it.

By Soumyamoy D

Jun 20, 2020

Wonderful course.... Can give u a clear idea of the fundamentals in networking and iot....

By aya z

Oct 3, 2019

ننصح المبتدئين بيها كانت جيدة جدا في مراجعة مفاهيم موجودة مسباقا ومبناء مفاهيم جديدة عليها


Feb 9, 2018

This course is a good start for who wants to learn deeply about internet of things device.

By german a n a

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.


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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.