Northumbria University London is proud to announce the inclusion of a new Internet of Things module to our MSc Web and Mobile Development Technologies for September/October 2017.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most diverse and fastest growing areas in the technology sector, influencing the way we interact with our devices, as well as having wider technological, economic and societal impacts. With an estimated 20 billion connected devices by 2020 (that’s more than 4 devices per person globally), and internet connectivity expanding rapidly, learning the fundamentals of IoT is a vital consideration for all web and mobile professionals. This module reflects the dramatic and ever evolving changes within the technology sector, providing a great introduction to IoT for our students.

Delivered on a part-time basis, the MSc Web and Mobile Development Technologies programme is ideal for professionals looking to advance within the web and mobile development industry whilst they continue to work. Our modules also cover web engineering, development and mobile applications, alongside cloud computing and web application security.

Our Programme Leader, Usman Butt, explains what the new IoT module covers below:

“The Internet of Things (IoT) helps us to interconnect the physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and many other things embedded with all electronics devices, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which allow these items to gather and share data.

The module is intended to offer an introduction to the IoT for level 7 students, who already have familiarity in basic networking and programming.

This module will give our students an opportunity to understand the technologies behind the Internet of Things e.g. embedded systems, distributed computing, operating systems, network protocols, programming frameworks and cloud computing.

The module covers technologies and modern business trends of the IoT utilizing Amazon cloud, typical IoT applications, architectures, network protocols, application programming and data analytics. A key point of the module is gaining an understanding of IoT through hands-on activities including practical demonstrations and lab sessions, for example, students will design and implement applications for the Internet of Things applications using Raspberry Pi on Amazon Web Services IoT platform.

The module will enable students to learn the required skills which can help them to join any chosen industry which is investing on these new trends. Latest research shows that by the end of 2020 world is going to be changed as billions of devices will be linked together through internet to share and analyse the information. Understanding cloud computing & web and mobile application security, which are also part of this course, will give you an extra edge to utilise IoT skills on these platforms as well.”

MSc Web and Mobile Development Technologies has start dates in January, June and October each year. Our Learning Advisors are on-hand to help you find out more about this exciting and challenging programme, including the financing options available to you and how to apply.

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