Applied Computing (Internet of Things)

On this exciting new course developed in conjunction with the University's world class research groups TSSG, ACG, and CTRG, you will learn how to programme the next wave of connected devices, you will explore the software and hardware that is transforming the world, connecting things to create radical new services and products. Ultimately, you will become a software practitioner who understands mobile, cloud and connected devices and understand how these devices can be designed, interfaced with and operated. TSSG has completed dozens of research projects in IoT, has hundreds of international partners and a fantastic campus at Carriganore. TSSG researchers and the ArcLabs family of startups and spinouts underpin this programme and provide a terrific environment for learning and innovation in this fast moving world. What is the Internet of Things? The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to everyday objects, which have the ability to harvest information, the intelligence to process the information, and the connectivity capabilities to communicate the results. IoT enables and facilitates smart cities, smart environment, smart agriculture as well as major improvements in industrial applications, security & emergency operations, health monitoring and home automation. What is the BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing (Internet of Things)? The BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing (Internet of things) is a full-time, four year, honours degree course of study that can be chosen within the BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing Common Entry Route. The aim of the course This course is designed to equip students with the skills & knowledge to become Internet of Things practitioners who are comfortable when dealing with the many kinds of devices and systems that connect the Internet and the environment. Such competence must be built on an awareness of the various means with which devices and systems perform, how they can be made to perform well and how their performance attributes may be changed. The Internet of Things stream will start to build this competence with the single board computer, the single board micro-controllers and fundamental analogue electronics, which when combined together will afford the environmental input-output capability with basic access to the network. The single board micro-controllers combined with the fundamental analogue topics will give ready access to the analogue and low-level digital world, whose key parameters of interest can be sensed and if necessary conditioned for conversion into digital form, as well as offering an effective actuation interface for analogue change. Protocol-defined communications covering all aspects from framing commands and information to the hierarchy of reliable communications will open up the ability to convey information and commands over various media types and allow the candidates a complete education in more complex microcontroller based internet access points.