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Study the Internet of Things (IoT) abroad

A course that holds immense promise in the time to come

With the world slowly moving towards a digital revolution every day, Internet of Things (IoT) might be one of the most sought-after courses of tomorrow. 

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

It is a system of internet-connected devices capable of transmitting, collecting and receiving data without any human intervention using a wireless network. In simple words, it is a connection established between multiple devices, controlled remotely via the internet. These devices can be anything – a smart home, TV, electrical appliances and even a chip in an implanted heart. 

Why pursue an IoT course? 

IoT has been quite popular lately for the simple fact that it makes lives easier. People can be in better control of things being able to manage various tasks remotely and without hassle in lesser time. Not only this, IoT helps various businesses to automate various processes and thus cut down on manual labour, save money and make their output more efficient. 

Revolutionising the way businesses and people work, IoT has broadened the scope of processes it can be extended to, and hence has emerged as a field of massive interest.   

Is IoT for you?

If you wish to explore the expanse of computer science and how it bridges the cyber world with physical devices, create efficient systems and solve business problems, IoT is for you. Pursuing a course in IoT will help you: 

  • Gain specific knowledge of advanced programming and systems design skills 

  • Understand key components of IoT known as it’s 3P’s i.e., platforms, protocols and protection

  • Foster industry relationships, qualifying you to participate in smart city initiatives of the sector 

Eligibility criteria 

The eligibility criteria vary by institution and its best to check with your university or college for specific requirements. However, the most common requirements include: 

I. For an undergraduate program

  • Above 60% overall in your 10+2 level

  • Many Australian universities prefer students who’ve studied mathematics as their core subject in 10+2 

  • An IELTS band score of minimum 6 band overall with no band less than 6

II. For a master’s course

  • A bachelor’s degree in relevant field

  • An IELTS band score of minimum 6.5 overall with no band less than 6

Many institutions offer both – a six-month Graduate Certificate and a 12-month Graduate Diploma in the subject. So, make your pick wisely or consult with an expert before you make a choice. These courses are mostly designed with integration of hands-on experience with access to on-campus IoT Teaching Labs, updated IoT communications, devices and radio tools. 

Job opportunities for graduates 

With IoT changing the way businesses work, the demand for skilled professionals in the field is only going to increase in the coming time especially in the sectors like healthcare, agriculture, construction, cybersecurity and finance. Graduates are expected to play a significant role in the digital revolution as: 

  • IoT Product Test Engineer:  They develop test plans for IoT product evaluation, help enhance test automation and data analytics frameworks besides conducting performance measurements on various IoT devices

  • Data Analyst: They use data to implement and maintain leading-edge IoT analytic systems and ensure only relevant information is filtered the processing system of a device. (IoT analytic systems are used in organisational networks) 

  • Industrial UI/UX designer: The basic task of a designer is to make IoT technology user friendly by introducing various software and features to help people easily navigate and use the device

  • Interoperability Engineer: They create and evaluate designs of various interoperable simulation systems to assist the software communicate and be able to smoothly exchange data with different programs

IoT 

With the rapid adaptation of IoT integrated systems, industries are expected to revolutionise globally, thereby spurring the demand for IP-enabled devices designed on the concept of interconnected networks. Since the scope of the stream is continuously evolving, the graduates in these courses are likely to find employment in various sectors.

If IoT excites you, get in touch with one of our international education experts for a free counselling session and take the first step towards your dream.

Updated on October 26, 2020

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