Computer networking is a core technology of the internet of things; without it, ‘things’ would be unable to communicate with each other or report data. This module is concerned with how IoT device network with each other, from the structure and purpose of layers in protocol stacks, through to example IoT protocols, state-of-the-art directions, and security implications. A key part of the module is the coursework, in which students design and implement their own network protocol(s) in either simulation or hardware.
This module is taught together with ELEC3227 Embedded Networked Systems. This module and ELEC3227 are mutually exclusive. This module has higher requirements on the desired learning outcomes, which will be assessed by a different coursework assignment.