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CC5902 - IoT Communication Systems

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject is a practical introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) with a focus on the communication technology that makes IoT possible. In the first part of the subject, students will learn about typical IoT system architectures and design considerations, briefly review the development history of IoT technology, and explore likely future directions and trends. In the second part of the subject, students focus on the communication technologies that are central to all IoT systems. Students will learn how sensor data can be transmitted over wired and wireless networks, including issues such as the characteristics of radio transmissions, the nature of communication channels, digital data communication technologies, and antenna properties . Students will learn about major wireless standards such as WiFi, Bluetooth, CAT-M1, NB-IoT, Zigbee, and LoRaWAN.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain the IoT ecosystem and typical system architectures;
  • critically analyse the role and impact of IoT in current and future technologies, including the opportunities, benefits, risks, ethics and broader implications;
  • assess and analyse the effectiveness of the main types of communication system commonly used in industrial and commercial settings;
  • justify and report on the choice of a communication system for an application scenario, taking into account important technical, social and economic considerations.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Log/logbook - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Project report - (60%) - Individual.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Competency in any programming language

Availabilities

JCU Online, External, Study Period 81
Census Date 21-Jan-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 65 hours online collaboration sessions - Online resources including readings, screencasts, embedded quizzing
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

JCU Online, External, Study Period 85
Census Date 09-Sep-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 65 hours online collaboration sessions - Online resources including readings, screencasts, embedded quizzing
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.