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Sensor networks are found everywhere: industry processes, cars, airplanes, robots, in the environment, farms, in hospitals, on space and on our phones. Sensors play a key role in our daily life activities. This unit will introduce students to ways of planning and deploying sensor networks. Students will gain deep understanding on software, hardware, communication protocols, data formats and data analysis tools available for planning, deploying and maintaining sensor networks.

The aim of this unit is to introduce you to modern technologies on sensor networks. The objective is to increase your awareness of the role of sensor networks in our society and their potential with growing data sharing activities. This unit also seeks to develop critical thinking while considering sensor networks and, based on practical field components, provide you with the opportunity to deploy your own sensor network.

Summary 2020

Unit name Internet of Things and Distributed Artificial Intelligence
Unit code KIT317
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology

Anada Maiti

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

Intensive mode: 20hrs lectures, 20hrs tutorials offered over a 3 week period


40% 2-hr exam, 60% in-semester (4 assignments worth 2 x 10%, 2 x 20%)

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