Courses & Units

Sensor Networks and Applications (Elite) KIT317

Hobart, Launceston



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.


Unit name Sensor Networks and Applications (Elite)
Unit code KIT317
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Information & Communication Technology

Anada Maiti

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 029999

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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KIT417


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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