The level four higher education certificate in IoT technologies is the ideal introduction to the complex and exciting world of computer control and Internet of Things development, it provides post further education learners and existing software developers and electronics engineers with the fundamental skills to work in an industry that combines software engineering, electronics engineering and networking skills to develop electronic control and monitoring devices for industrial and home environments. Key things you will learn within the course are: • Development of hardware in the form of electronic circuits to control and respond to the real-world environment. • Software development linked to controlling IoT devices and cloud storage and processing of information. • Networking skills linked to the need for highly secure IoT device communications within industrial, home and business environments. • Development of custom programmable logic systems through hardware description languages and the application of Field Programmable Gate Arrays. • Human Computer Interfacing knowledge for application in the development of highly usable and efficient digital and physical interfaces for IoT devices. The course is designed to take a learner with limited experience in the field computing to being skilled in computing and electronics techniques required for them to work in the Internet of Things development industries, key elements the qualification focuses on include: Creative problem solving is core: through the course of study learners will develop problem solving skills that allow them to meet the needs of clients and organisations that require software to be developed to meet specific requirements. Innovative development for the real world: throughout the course learners will develop the ability to be innovative and imaginative in designing computer software and modular electronic devices that are built to interact with the real world. Learning by doing: learners will work individually and in groups to develop hardware and software products and experiment in practical labs to extend their learning beyond the theoretical elements of the subject. Security is key: within the course there is a strong focus on the requirements to create software and devices that will work securely across networks and the internet, creating systems that are protected from interception during data transmission and ensure privacy. Industry relevant: Work undertaken students will be carefully aligned with the needs of industry through the colleges Institute of Technology and has been informed by current industry trends and methods of operation. Learners will be encouraged to use their career degree bursary pay for industry linked training and events.
Introduction to Programming Fundamentals of Data Acquisition Systems Networking and Software Security HCI and User Interface Design Analog and Digital Techniques Cloud Services and Security
The assessment strategy will include some short test/examinations to assess knowledge and application outcomes. Coursework, software artefacts and project-style tasks will make up a large proportion of the assessments with a variety of communication tools incorporated such as individual and group presentations, essays, case studies, reports, and websites.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 visa|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The Career Degree bursary was established in order to enhance our Higher Education students’ academic programme and support their studies - helping to make our students more employable, industry prepared and equipped for life as a graduate. A bursary of up to £500 for full-time students over the course of their programme to support any aspect of independent study or compulsory course specific costs. In addition, course coordinators will be allocated an additional payment to spend each academic year on enhancements that will support the development of employability skills and progression to graduate level employment. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves. *It cannot be substituted for cash, fee waiver or in-kind support funds Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.