Internet of Things

  • Minor
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Internet of Things

Start: September
  • Exact and Information Sciences

The future of IoT? The future is IoT! A world in which all our devices are connected to each other and interact and exchange data over the internet without any human intervention. The connections extend beyond standard devices, such as desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets, to any range of non-internet-enabled physical devices and everyday objects. These devices often need to operate in one system. So, all the IoT solutions need a well-thought-out, reliable architecture to work. The IoT architecture is about connectivity, scalability and security.


  • Credits: 30
  • Language: English 
  • Location: Assen
  • Startdate: Semester 1 2023

About this minor

In this programme, we will discuss the whole IoT architecture. An IoT overview is given and various components of IoT are discussed, eg. Edge computing, IoT Hub and Artificial Intelligence (IA). Besides the technical aspects, human aspects, ethics and privacy are taken into account. There is also an IoT project in cooperation with small and medium sized enterprises and research centres.

During the programme, we use the IoT components of Microsoft Azure.

At the end of the programme you

  • have an overview of the architecture of an IoT system;
  • can apply edge computing to process sensor output and actuator input;
  • can connect an edge computer to the cloud;
  • can store data from the edge computers into cloud databases;
  • can apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to the data;
  • can implement security standards in an IoT environment;
  • can apply the architecture of an IOT system in a project;
  • can take ethics and privacy into consideration in the IoT system development.

Before you can start

Internet of Things is a minor for students of Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Information Technology (ICT). You need to have obtained 105 ECTS credits.

Students are expected to apply for the whole programme of 30 ECTS. The outline for this programme can vary from week to week. The programme is intensive and students who apply for this programme are expected to be available and present for the duration of the programme.

Fields of interest

  • Exact and Information Sciences