Singapore University of Social Sciences

IoT Devices and Communications

IoT Devices and Communications (AIT507)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science and Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science and Technology


This course introduces students to the basic functioning of an IoT device and will enable them to construct a simple IoT device using a simple microcontroller. This course also presents an overview on the IoT device communication technologies, viz., Zigbee, 5G, LoRa, Bluetooth and IoT protocol stacks. It also introduces the foundational concepts in internet and the components that aid in the functioning of the internet.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • IoT circuits
  • Data encoding
  • Wired and wireless signal transmission
  • Microcontroller programming
  • Introduction to Internet
  • Protocol stack
  • Network addressing
  • Addressing Layers
  • IoT protocols
  • Layer 2 vs Layer 3 forwarding
  • Network Virtualization
  • Message delivery

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the components of the internet.
  • Examine the need for network virtualizations.
  • Analyse the layers in the protocol stack.
  • Design an IoT device meeting the given specification.
  • Recommend suitable encoding schemes for an IoT solution.
  • Experiment data collection and transmission using an IoT device.
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