Introduction To Cyber-Physical Systems & Internet of Things - Module

The aim of this module is to enable the learner to programme standard ICT Boards, I/O, sensors and gateways in order to collect time-series data streams. Furthermore, the application of data stream analysis at the Board/Gateway level (edge computing) will be explored. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) will also be considered with exposure to Software platforms such as Blue Prism

The module is broken down to provide an overview of the following areas:

Understanding embedded systems, the Internet-of-things (IoT) and the cyber-physical systems (sensors, control boards) necessary for data acquisition in business environments.

Understand standard ICT Boards, I/O, sensors, and gateways in order to collect timeseries data streams.

Manage and apply data stream analysis at the Board/Gateway level

Appreciate how edge computing can be used in data acquisition

Be able to program an application to acquire and log time-series data streams, with appropriate timestamps, data cleansing and formatting.

Applications Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

On successful completion of the module students will be able to implement an application to capture and analyse relevant real-time industry data, relevant to the learner’s practice.

Award: University Certificate of Study

Subjects taught

Introduction to Cyber-Physical Systems & Internet of Things AU5111

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first or second-class Level 8 honours degree, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

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13 weeks part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake - September 2024

Post Course Info

This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (e.g., Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award.

The programme(s) associated with this Micro Credentials are:

Professional Diploma Digitalisation of Business & Industry Processes

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