Principles and Applications of the IoT covers the following topics:

Course Content
  • Internet-of-Things
    • Introduction, fundamental properties, types of applications, types of devices, system architecture
    • Business centered approach: From ‘connecting things’ to ‘taking actions’.
  • Resource-constrained devices
    • Embedded systems, MEMS sensors (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems)
  • Communication Basics
    • Layering, accessing resources through the Internet (IP/TCP/HTTP)
  • Connecting Resource-Constrained Devices to the Internet
    • Wireless Sensor Networks with Gateways, Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP), Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT)
  • Service Platforms (Cloud)
    • Processing and storage, databases, visualization, device management
  • Personal Networks
    • Connecting devices to your smartphone: Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Smart Commercial Buildings
    • Challenges and selected technologies: WiFi, Thread, Bluetooth Mesh
  • Smart Factories
    • Challenges and selected technologies: Real-time Ethernet, Time Sensitive Networks (TSN), 5G, OPC-UA
  • Smart Cities and precision farming
    • Challenges and selected technologies: LoRaWAN, NB-IoT (Narrow Band-IoT), Sub-GHz technologies
  • IT-Security in the context of IoT
    • Threats and countermeasures
5 labs in groups of 2
  • Wireless communication Basics
  • Wireless LAN connectivity
  • Structuring and accessing data: CoAP, MQTT, connecting Sensors to a database and visualization
  • Industrial IoT and OPC-UA
  • IoT Security: Threat modelling

The course language is English. Target audience are BSc students in the last year from degree programs other than IT and ET.