One year part-time
Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 2 2022 close 26 June 2022
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the pervasive interconnection of many millions and billions of physical devices that are equipped with data sensing, storing and actuating capabilities, and often integrated with intelligent computing systems. In today’s digital and data-driven world, the rapid growth in IoT is driving technological advancements and innovation in many industries, such as smart cities, smart factories, health care, agriculture, and so forth.
This course responds to increased demand for professionals equipped with the skills to harness the potential of IoT technologies and reshape industries. There are many benefits of integrating and deploying IoT solutions for businesses, including IoT, including improved agility, scalability, and efficiency. This course is ideally suited to those with an IT background who are keen to upskill by exploring how IoT technologies can enhance business operations.
Want to gain expert IoT skills and advance your career?
You will focus on designing and building scalable architecture to support the rapid growth of IoT devices and explore embedded systems development. Identifying and assessing security risks, rules and regulations in IoT will also be at the forefront of your studies.
In addition to acquiring skills in scalable architecture, embedded systems and the implementation of security mechanisms for IoT applications, you will also have the opportunity to choose studies in either computer networks and network security or software deployment depending on your area of interest.
With more connected things than people in the world today, the adoption of IoT technologies continues to grow at a rapid pace. There is a growing demand for skilled professionals who understand the complexity of IoT technologies and possess the ability to design and deploy safe, secure and successful IoT solutions to meet business demands.
Following completion of this course you will be highly sought after for specialist roles within IT and related industries that require expert skills in order to take advantage of the opportunities IoT provides.Read More
- Award granted
- Graduate Certificate of Internet of Things
2022 course information
- Deakin code
- Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
- Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
- Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.
To complete the Graduate Certificate of Internet of Things, students must attain 4 credit points (one year part- time study), which must include the following:
- Four (4) core units (4 credit points)
- Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)
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Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
New course from Trimester 1, 2022
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – Please note that due to Australian Government regulations, student visas to enter Australia cannot be issued to students who enrol in Deakin’s Cloud Campus.
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Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
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Entry will be based on performance in:
- Bachelor Degree in a related discipline, OR
- Bachelor Degree AND two years relevant work experience, OR
- Graduate Certificate of Information Technology or equivalent, OR
- Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.
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In competitive markets where businesses are constantly striving to increase profit, reduce costs and provide exceptional customer satisfaction, there is a huge potential for leveraging IoT and related technologies. The broad range of applications for IoT devices spans consumer, commercial, industrial and infrastructure sectors.
A growing portion of IoT devices are created for consumer use, including connected vehicles, smart home automation and wearable technology, whereas organisational IoT applications span healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, agriculture, energy management, environmental monitoring, construction and finance. As a Deakin IoT graduate, will be highly sought after for employment across these areas and ready to take a leading role in IoT integration and deployment.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Use advanced and integrated knowledge of Internet of Things (IoT) to guide, manage and support successful development, deployment, and operations of IoT solutions.
Communicate details in relation to Internet of Things solutions with technical and non-technical stakeholders using adequate terminologies and communication structure.
Use digital media to locate, collect and evaluate information from technical channels and apply information to identify approaches and solutions that meet user requirements.
Exercise independent and critical judgement in relation to the design, development, and deployment of software solutions using the Internet of Things.
Apply specialised, knowledge, skills, and techniques to design and implement solutions involving technologies associated with the Internet of Things.
Approved by Faculty Board 10 June 2021