COMP07181 2018 Internet of Things Applications

General Details

Full Title
Internet of Things Applications
Transcript Title
Internet of Things Application
N/A %
Subject Area
COMP - Computing
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Diane O'Brien, Mr. John Kelleher, John Weir, Therese Hume
Programme Membership
SG_KSMAR_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Smart Technologies SG_KSMAR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Smart Technologies

This module examines the internet of things from a broader business and societal perspective, examining the wide range of possibilities for applications of the technology, and its capacity to disrupt particular industries and sectors, such as finance, transport, manufacturing and healthcare. Areas to be covered will include how IoT sensor applications can help optimise business and manufacturing processes and supply chains, and enable smarter cities. Possibilities offered by the convergence of developments in IoT with those in other technologies such as data analytics and AI will also be examined.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Describe the main application areas of the internet of things.


Evaluate the feasibility of IoT applications from a range of perspectives.


Analyse, gather and document requirements for IoT applications


Describe the key components of particular classes of IoT application

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The course will be taught via a series of lectures and workshops involving the analysis of case studies, examination and discussion of key questions and a series of inquiry-based challenges.

Module Assessment Strategies

The module will be assessed through a  mini-research project focussing on a particular IoT application area, and a final exam.

Repeat Assessments

Exam and/or project as appropriate.

Indicative Syllabus

Describe the main application areas of the internet of things.

Current state of the technology and how it is being applied in a range of sectors (e.g. construction, finance, medtech, manufacturing). Broader societal applications: smart homes, smart cities, smart supply chains.

Potential future developments - convergence of technologies,

Potential future applications business processes redesigned;

Evaluate the feasibility of IoT applications from a range of perspectives

Examination of a range of issues regarding the feasibility of particular classes of  IoT application from technological, economic, organisational and societal perspectives.

Analyse, gather and document requirements for IoT applications

Mechanisms and methods to analyse and document requirements for IoT applications.

Describe the key components of particular classes of IoT application

Examining and identifying the relationships between hardware and software and human components of different types of IoT system e.g. those primarily used for :

1. Information and analysis (e.g. systems used to track behaviour, enable enhanced situational awareness, sensor-driven decision analytics)

2. Automation and control (Process optimization, Optimised resource consumption, Complex autonomous systems)

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Research Project Project Group Project 50 % Week 13 2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Semester 1,2,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Workshop Computer Laboratory Workshop 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Project work 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2013-06-05 Internet of Things: Converging Technologies for Smart Environments and Integrated Ecosystems (River Publishers Series in Communications) River Publishers
ISBN 8792982735 ISBN-13 9788792982735

The book aims to provide a broad overview of various topics of the Internet of Things (IoT) from the research and development priorities to enabling technologies, architecture, security, privacy, interoperability and industrial applications. It is intended to be a stand-alone book in a series that covers the Internet of Things activities of the IERC - Internet of Things European Research Cluster - from technology to international cooperation and the global "state of play". The book builds on the ideas put forward by the European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and presents views and state of the art results on the challenges facing the research, development and deployment of IoT at the global level. Today we see the integration of Industrial, Business and Consumer Internet which is bringing together the Internet of People, Internet of Things, Internet of Energy, Internet of Vehicles, Internet of Media, Services and Enterprises in forming the backbone of the digital economy, the digital society and the foundation for the future knowledge and innovation based economy. These developments are supporting solutions for the emerging challenges of public health, aging population, environmental protection and climate change, the conservation of energy and scarce materials, enhancements to safety and security and the continuation and growth of economic prosperity. Penetration of smartphones and advances in nanoelectronics, cyber-physical systems, wireless communication, software, and Cloud computing technology will be the main drivers for IoT development. The IoT contribution is seen in the increased value of information created by the number of interconnections among things and the transformation of the processed information into knowledge shared into the Internet of Everything. The connected devices are part of ecosystems connecting people, processes, data, and things which are communicating in the Cloud using the increas

Recommended Reading
2015-05-01 The Internet of Things (MIT Press Essential Knowledge) (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) MIT Press
ISBN 0262527731 ISBN-13 9780262527736

Module Resources