Internet of Things


Units: 6


Internet of Things (6 Units) 95-733                                  
Prerequisites: The ability to program is a prerequisite. 

Course Description: 

Traditional products are becoming smart products and smart products are becoming 
connected. From smart homes to smart cities, this trend is likely to have a profound 
impact on our future. This course takes the view that the internet of things is best 
viewed as an extension of the World Wide Web. So, we will spend some time studying 
how the Web was designed and how its principles can be used to design the internet of things. 
This course combines weekly readings from journal articles with hands-on exercises 
and programming. The student will work with modern IOT technologies, standards, and 
platforms. We will connect sensors and actuators to the cloud but will do so in a way 
that is based on sound architectural principles.

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the architectural principles that were used to design the World Wide Web.
2. Design IoT systems using RESTful principles. 
3. Describe the differences and similarities between two important meta-languages - XML 
   and JSON.
4. Explore several technologies and standards that play a significant role in the 
   Internet of Things. We will study MQTT, XMPP, CoAP, and HTTP.
5. Build firmware applications for a microcontroller.
6. Build firmware applications that interact with digital twins on the cloud.
7. Develop web applications that are usable in real time IoT environments. 
8. Appreciate the privacy and security issues associated with the IoT landscape.

Prerequisites Description:

 Prerequisites: The ability to program is a prerequisite.