Course name IoT, Architectures
Course date 03.10.2022 - 04.11.2022
Institution HAMK University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 2 ECTS credit

Field Technology HUB
Teacher Timo Karppinen
Available for open UAS No
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 15.08.2022 - 30.09.2022
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IoT, Architectures

03.10.2022 - 04.11.2022

Course description

On completing the course the student understands how an Internet of Things system can be build out of devices, software, communication networks, communication protocols, server applications and cloud services. Special attention will be given on scalability from a system of tens of devices and tens of users to a system of thousands of devices and thousands of users.

Different options for the architecture of an Internet of Things systems will be studied through real life examples. In the exercises the sensor devices will be simulated in software. The operation of so called Edge Devices and IoT Platform Services will be configured and coded with the same development tools as would be used by most important actors in the IoT market. However, previous knowledge on software development will not be absolutely necessary.

Lectures on video deal with examples on how the various tasks in IoT systems are implemented in different levels in the architecture. The levels in architecture and optimal distribution of tasks into different levels will be studied on material published as e-learning documents. In exercises the tasks are run on cloud application, on local network and locally on computer.


Assessment criteria

Scale 1 – 5. There are automatically evaluated tasks where the points gained from completed tasks will be visible for the student just after task completion. There are individually evaluated reports which will be evaluated at the end of the course period. The evaluation is based on points awarded in the exercise tasks.


Course way of working and time table

Within the given period the students can individually decide the timing of studying the fundamentals and completing the tasks. Content and time allocation can be seen on the e-learning environment Learn/Moodle. The e-learning environment will be accessible to students who are accepted as students.


Course info

Does not require anything special on students computer.

Completing the tasks requires that the student has administrator rights on the computer used for these exercises. Instructions and tutoring have been done based on assumption that the student is using operating system Windows on the computer. A skillful student can as well use Linux or macOS operating system on the computer.


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