Internet of Things


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge of sensor node technology
  • Must have knowledge of hardware architectures for wireless sensor networks.
  • Must have knowledge of operating systems for wireless sensor networks and their respective design issues
  • Must have knowledge of IEEE 802.15 standard and communication technologies associated with it Low Energy Bluetooth, ZigBee, Z-wave, etc.
  • Must have an understanding of short range communication standards like – Radio-frequency identification (RFID) and Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Must have detailed knowledge of protocols used in different layers, eg., Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols, routing protocols, transport control protocols
  • Must have knowledge of Network management for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Must have knowledge of different security mechanisms used today for maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of the data, sensor nodes and the networks


  • Must have skills to design sensor networks based on requirements       
  • Must be able to monitor and manage sensor data
  • Must be able to identify vulnerabilities in the system
  • Must be able to propose efficient techniques for routing and handling of data


  • Must be able to successfully combine hardware, embedded software, web services and create systems  that are interactive and practical
  • Must be able to apply the theories and tools for Internet of Thing (IoT) in specific application areas
  • Must have competencies to set some design rules, protocols for IoT architecture

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of §17; Structure and contents of the programme.

The types of instruction for this course are decided according to the current Joint Programme Regulations and directions are decided and given by The Study Board of Electronics and IT.

Notice: This elective course might not be offered if less than 10 students sign up.



Name of examInternet of Things
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInternet of Things
Module codeESNITCOB6K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (IT, Communication and New Media)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design