COMP 7008 Internet of Things

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301175

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Description The Internet of Things (IoT) is drastically changing the way organisations operate and how individuals interact with the world. IoT is an infrastructure consisting of fairly constantly communicating objects, or things, that may be smart and process or act on data. The IoT facilitates detailed and meaningful interactions between humans, digital devices, and many other industrial and household equipment, appliances, and things. The IoT is also the enabler of smart environments, including smart homes, buildings, cities, transport, and healthcare, among many others. This subject discusses IoT technologies and applications in detail. It also introduces the students to trends, challenges, and key research topics in relevant areas.

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Discipline Computer Science, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should be familiar with the fundamentals of computer networking. In particular, they should have a good understanding of the TCP/IP protocol suite, and current networking and wireless technologies. Therefore, it is strongly advisable that the students must have either taken an appropriate subject in computer networking (e.g., 300695 Network Technologies), or have equivalent knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the IoT characteristics, trends, and architecture.
  2. Explain communication technologies of significant importance in the IoT.
  3. Describe the major IoT applications and demonstrate creative skills to plan their establishment or expansion.
  4. Describe security and privacy issues in the IoT and identify their remedies.
  5. Discuss the emerging trends in the IoT and smart environments.

Subject Content

Overview of the IoT and enabling technologies
IoT Architecture
Wireless sensor networks
IoT applications
Smart environments
Privacy and security of the IoT


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 5 minutes each 20 N Individual
Report Around 4000 words 20 N Group
Presentation 10 minutes 10 N Group
Intra-session Exam 2 hours 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2023)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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Sydney City Campus - Term 3 (2023)

Sydney City


Subject Contact Mahsa Razavi Opens in new window

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Autumn (2024)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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