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Learn to guide IoT projects and design IoT solutions

MicroMasters® Program in
Internet of Things (IoT)
CurtinX

What you will learn

  • Generate IoT concepts and design IoT solutions within your area of expertise.
  • Map out the process for an IoT solution, and identify the sensors and other devices required.
  • Evaluate different infrastructure components and network systems, and design the basic network for your IoT ideas.
  • Apply software solutions for different systems and Big Data to your concept designs, and appreciate how data is managed in the network.
  • Identify and analyse IoT security and privacy risks, and concept design secure hardware and software.
  • Produce a viable IoT concept design that solves a problem, is ready to prototype and test, and has an identified route to market.

The explosion of embedded and connected smart devices, systems and technologies in our lives has created an opportunity to connect every ‘thing’ to the internet. The resultant data collection and connectivity has created efficiencies and solutions previously dreamt up only in science fiction stories.

This is disrupting and transforming every industry around the world.

This MicroMasters program will put you at the front of a digital revolution, where you can design problem-solving systems or guide cutting-edge IoT projects in your industry and area of expertise. Professionals from any field who want to leverage their existing business and/or technical knowledge across IoT-related functions in their workplace will learn exactly what IoT is, how it works, and how to harness its power to improve and streamline your business.

The program will show you the scope of the IoT, and reveal underlying principles and architecture of its networks, devices, programming, data, and security. You will learn how an idea can become a viable, workable IoT product and be able to generate your own IoT ideas and design and/or support their development.

Verified learners will be able to participate in regular live discussions with course lecturers, and remotely access real laboratory equipment for practical sessions. In addition, verified learners will be given access to Cisco Network Academy resources.

Curtin is ranked in the top 200 in the world for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has a 5-star QS rating, and is ranked ERA 5 (the highest possible rating for Excellence in Research in Australia).

Expert instruction
6 graduate-level courses
1 year
164 - 234 hours of effort
$1,164.60
$1,294USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. CurtinX's Internet of Things (IoT) MicroMasters® Program

  2. 2–3 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Gain an understanding of what the IoT is and the requirements to design your own IoT solutions. Start developing IoT ideas in your industry.

  3. 4–6 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Explore various IoT devices and sensor types, how they work, and how we connect them. Map out the process for developing your own IoT ideas.

  4. 4–6 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn about IoT networks and the protocols and standards associated with the Internet and how these apply to the IoT.

  5. 4–6 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn how to apply software solutions for different systems and Big Data needs to your IoT designs.

  6. 4–6 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn about the security and privacy implications of the IoT and how to design a secure system.

  7. Started Jul 9, 2019
    6–8 hours per week, for 12 weeks

    Engage fully in the process of designing an IoT solution, from initial analysis of the creative idea to planning out the product, research and design, and identifying a route to market.

  8. What is a MicroMasters Program?
    MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. MicroMasters program certificates showcase deep learning and in-demand skills to employers and can help you get started on a path toward completing an advanced degree.

    How to Earn a MicroMasters Program Certificate
    To earn the program certificate, learners must complete and successfully earn a verified certificate in all six MicroMasters program courses, including the IoT capstone project.

    From Program Certificate to a Master’s Degree
    MicroMasters programs are designed to offer learners a pathway to an advanced degree and can count as credit toward completing a Master’s degree program. Learners who successfully earn this MicroMasters program certificate may apply for admission to a Master’s program, and if accepted, the MicroMasters program certificate will count towards the degree.

    Successful completion of the IoT MicroMasters program provides an entry pathway into either one of the following Masters programs:

    • The Master of International Business and Entrepreneurship degree program at Curtin University. Subject to meeting Curtin's admission criteria, you will receive 100 credits (25%) towards the 400 credit Master of International Business and Entrepreneurship degree program.
    • The Master of Engineering Science (Electrical Engineering) degree program at Curtin University. Please note that the Masters of Engineering Science also requires applicants to have a Bachelor of Engineering degree. Subject to meeting Curtin’s admission criteria, you will receive 100 credits (25%) towards the 400 credit Master of Engineering Science (Electrical Engineering) degree program.
    • IoT will affect most industries and business sectors - around 30% of tasks and up to 60% of occupations could be automated, and almost every occupation has the potential for partial automation (Source: McKinsey Global Institute).
    • IoT is leading to the creation of new jobs, where people who understand and can leverage the IoT to create solutions will be greatly in demand.
    • To remain competitive and successful in the digital economy, professionals should have an understanding of what the IoT is and how it can be used to create business solutions.
    • This MicroMasters will also help learners to develop their analytical, creative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, which are highly valued by employers across all fields.

Meet your instructors

from Curtin University (CurtinX)
Cesar Ortega-Sanchez
Associate Professor
Curtin University
Lenin Gopal
Senior Lecturer
Curtin University
Regina Reine Hendranata
Lecturer
Curtin University
Eleanor Sandry
Lecturer in Internet Studies
Curtin University
Iain Murray AM
Professor and Curtin Academy Fellow
Curtin University
Nazanin Mohammadi
Network Specialist
Curtin University
Aloke Phatak
Senior Lecturer
Curtin University
Johannes U. Herrmann
Senior Lecturer
Curtin University
Joshua Gilchrist
Technical Assistant
Curtin University
Valerie Maxville
Lecturer
Curtin University

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Program endorsements

Every industry will be impacted by the Internet of Things. Cisco predicts there will be 500 billion IoT connections over the next 10 years. It is essential for businesses to have an understanding of what the IoT will enable – greater connectivity, huge collection of data, new insights and the security implications. Curtin University’s MicroMasters in the Internet of Things is an exciting new program that will help anyone understand how to manage IoT projects, become industry ready, and shape a career for longevity in the face of the changes created by the IoT.

Ken Boal, Vice President of Cisco Systems, Australia and New Zealand

Tech Mahindra is guaranteeing interviews at its India locations for edX learners who successfully complete this MicroMasters program and meet other hiring criteria. Today’s disruptive business landscape demands for our talents to be future ready and it is our prime responsibility that the right tools and innovative pathways are facilitated for them... We are excited to work together with edX because careers will be facilitated with a blended learning environment, as well as this gives us the opportunity to bring in new ideas to the table and enhance our customer’s experiences.

CP Gumanii, CEO, Tech Mahindra

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