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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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Jun 15, 2020

It's the right course to learn about the basics of IoT and Embedded Systems.

By David V

Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Harris does a great job of making things understandable and interesting.

By Vikram s

Mar 7, 2020

Very nice faculty I am so happy so that these type faculty get ,thanks a lot

By Younghwan C

Feb 27, 2020

Professor Harris gives you a clear full picture of IoT and embedded systems.

By Pratik A T

Feb 8, 2020

Best course on IoT, very well described and well taught with good examples.

By Filip K

Sep 22, 2019

good course that teaches you the basic understanding of IoT and Embedded S-s

By Achyuth P

Jul 18, 2018

Very good course for those who are interest in IoT based projects and stuff.

By José Á

Jul 20, 2016

Excelent course if you've had a previous approach on basic computer science.


Jun 22, 2020

I am so excited to participate in this course ...thanks for the oppurtunity

By Aditya K

Aug 4, 2018

It helped me a lot in understanding the basics of IoT and Embedded systems.

By Valeria B

Sep 29, 2016

The teacher is awesome because he has explained difficult concepts very eas

By Bea M C

Jul 29, 2020

Thank you for this easy-to-follow course! Looking forward to the next one.

By vijay b n

Jul 20, 2020

Good course in the field of IOT and i have enjoyed a lot during the course


May 12, 2020

Great ..............the cource was really very helpful to learn from basic


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May 9, 2020

Very Good course to learn.Harris sir teaching is perfect and easy to learn

By Budhaditya D

Dec 23, 2019

The course was very good and our teachers explained the concepts very well

By Aadithya A C

Sep 25, 2019

A wonderful way to get started on Internet of Things and Embedded Systems.

By Prakhardeep S

Feb 15, 2019

The course has been great by far expect the same in the following courses.

By Udayanga D R

Sep 25, 2017

i haven't any words tell about it. becasue it is very well. thanks cousera

By Priyabrata P

Sep 11, 2017

Great course. Helped me a lot to know the internet of things and its uses.

By Abdur R

Jul 14, 2020

provide useful , constructive feedback

be detailed , specific and honest

By Suraj S

Jun 19, 2020

Very good course for beginners who are willing to continue further in IoT

By Vishal N

Jun 2, 2020

the overall cource is good for beginners to understand the concept of iot

By Aayush K

May 23, 2020

the basics are well explained and will help u in practical implementation