CSC-40056 - The Internet of Things
Coordinator: Zhong Fan Tel: +44 1782 7 33436
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733075

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2020/21

The module equips students with the knowledge of a variety of IoT technologies applied to different industries. The students will understand advanced communications, data analytics and security issues involved in IoT systems and evaluate their applicability for different types of problems.
The module develops the following Keele Graduate attributes:
3. Information literacy: the ability to locate, evaluate and synthesise large amounts of frequently conflicting information, ideas and data.
4. The ability to creatively solve problems using a range of different approaches and techniques, and to determine which techniques are appropriate for the issue at hand.
6. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and verbal forms for different purposes and to a variety of audiences.

The module aims to equip students with practical and theoretical knowledge of IoT technologies and their applications in a variety of industries.
The students will be able to critically evaluate and apply knowledge of IoT technologies to different types of practical applications.

Intended Learning Outcomes

critically evaluate the appropriateness of communications technologies to meet different IoT application requirements: 1,2
critically evaluate the appropriateness of data analytics technologies to meet different IoT application requirements: 1,2
demonstrate and apply knowledge of the IoT vertical markets and connected ecosystems: 1,2
critically assess the security and privacy issues in a range of IoT applications: 1,2
demonstrate and apply knowledge of some of the latest technological advances in IoT such as blockchain: 1,2

Study hours

22 hours lectures;
10 hours seminars/tutorials
4 hours in class presentation assessment
114 hours independent learning.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 85%
Written Report
A comprehensive report (3000 words) on a typical IoT application in a specific industry, critically evaluating technologies used for communications, data analytics, security, and market implications.

2: Presentation weighted 15%
Individual Presentation
A recorded 8-minute individual presentation, played during a group seminar, with 2 minute Q & A session; the content is based on the report.