The Internet of Things (IoT) is a collection of networked sensors that feed information to applications to make smart decisions. In this unit, you will learn the fundamentals of the IoT as well as the opportunities IoT brings to the connected smart world. This unit will develop your understanding of the hardware and software components of IoT systems, including sensors, gateways, and applications, as well as the network protocols used to communicate between devices. You will learn to store and present IoT data using a dashboard, and learn of the challenges associated with the proliferation of IoT, such as standardisation of communication protocols, reliability, and sustainability, and identify how they impact future IoT deployments. Finally, the unit will cover privacy, security and ethical issues raised by the connected smart world of IoT.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Pre-requisite: COIT20245 Introduction to Programming
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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|Residential School||No Residential School|
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Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Written Assessment||20%|
|2. Group Work||30%|
|3. Project (applied)||50%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is adopted by organisations, governments and individuals in many countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles. ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile.
This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA 7 (the SFIA code is included):
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|2 - Communication||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•||•|
|4 - Research||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•|
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