Taught course

Internet of Things

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in any subject. Relevant subjects: Scientific or numerate subject

If you are in doubt if you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, please get in touch with the Future Students Enquiry Team.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

In the future, all our objects will act as one. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the connection of intelligent devices that captures data about how we live and what we do. All our appliances, kettles, alarm clocks, lighting, fridges, washing machines etc. are being connected up to the Internet. Market research group Gartner forecasts there will be more than 20bn appliances, TVs and other devices connected by 2020. As the connections grow, devices will exchange information automatically, coordinating actions without human intervention. Connected things will become ubiquitous and will create a single system that transforms the world of everyday objects into a programmable environment. IoT will change the way we think about life and work. Global industries such as manufacturing, transportation, logistics, defence, agriculture, infrastructure, retail, healthcare and food services, are already investing heavily in developing their own IoT infrastructures.

An IoT skills gap has been identified, particularly in relation to programming, data management/visualisation, and security. This course will produce professionals with strong technical, creative, and intellectual skills to meet the need of the computing industry as it expands into ubiquitous networked devices. You will acquire the knowledge and skills to manage real business activities through an IoT infrastructure and develop an awareness of the impact of IoT on society. The course will develop your technical abilities and give you the confidence to lead technological change in any organisation.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
For courses starting in January 2018: UK/EU/Channel Islands: £6,000 For courses starting in September 2018 & January 2019: UK/EU/Channel Islands: £6,500
International students
For courses starting in January 2018: International (non-EU): £13,500 For courses starting in September 2018 & January 2019: International (non-EU): £14,000

For fees and funding, please visit the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Future Students Enquiry Team
Email
prospectus@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1202 961 916