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CC5903 - IoT Edge Devices

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Sensor devices are the foundation of any Internet of Things (IoT) system. This subject presents a hands-on introduction to sensors and the embedded computing systems that drive them. Students will develop software for IoT edge devices, specifically focussing on data acquisition from sensors. Students will also learn the operational mechanisms, strengths, and limitations of commonly used sensors, how to calibrate sensor devices and how to interpret technical specifications.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain the operational principles, benefits and limitations of commonly used sensor technologies;
  • select and justify sensors for given application scenarios, taking into account the relevant technical, economic and social constraints;
  • design and implement software in order to interface with sensor and communication modules;
  • communicate the project and its findings to a variety of audiences through advanced written and oral English language skills in a variety of media.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Log/logbook - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Project report - (60%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: CC5902


JCU Online, Study Period 83, External
Census Date 13-May-2021
Coordinator: Dr Bronson Philippa
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
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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.