Singapore University of Social Sciences

IoT Networking and Infrastructure

IoT Networking and Infrastructure (AIT509)


Networking and infrastructure are the backbone for IoT systems without which the data cannot flow through the system. IoT devices are different from traditional electronic devices such as laptop and mobile phones connected to the internet. Unlike the mobile phones and laptops, IoT devices have power and bandwidth constraints. Therefore, the traditional protocols used in the computer communications or mobile communications cannot be used directly. This course outlines the specific changes that are done to the existing protocols and infrastructure for the functioning of the IoT system.

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


  • Wired networks
  • IoT Architecture
  • VLAN and implementation
  • MAC protocol
  • Collision detection and resolution
  • Power Saving Algorithms
  • Low-rate wireless personal area network (LR-WPAN) protocols
  • Routing
  • RPL Routing
  • IoT physical connections
  • EMI and protection against EMI
  • IoT vs environment

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the components in the wired networks.
  • Distinguish the key features adopted for IoT protocols.
  • Discuss the routing protocols.
  • Recommend suitable protection for IoT device from the environment and other conditions.
  • Plan an IoT architecture for the proposed IoT solution.
  • Set up appropriate network and device parameters for the proposed IoT solution.
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