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Connected City

This module investigates the pivotal trends within the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), including mobile adoption, ultra-broadband deployment, Internet of Things (IoT), big data, social networking expansion, and innovations in services and applications. From a technological perspective, it highlights how sustainable smart cities thrive through the Internet of Things paradigm.

40 STUDY Hours


Exploring IoT for Smart Cities: Beyond traditional computers and mobile devices, this module immerses students in the concept of the Internet of Things, where everyday objects are connected to the internet. These objects encompass sensors for environmental monitoring, as well as control devices for real-world interaction. The deployment of an urban IoT infrastructure is a crucial step in achieving smart cities with optimized services such as transportation, waste management, lighting, and surveillance.

Cutting-Edge Technologies: The module offers an in-depth overview of state-of-the-art IoT technologies that underpin smart city applications. It covers various aspects, from data sensing and transmission to the extraction of actionable insights through lectures and practical lab sessions.

Expert Insights: Leading experts from both academia and industry contribute to the module. Topics addressed include data sensing, wireless standards, data networking, security, smart sensors, and real-world application examples.

Connected City Use-Cases: Students gain insights into practical use-cases of the Connected City concept, exploring how IoT technologies are applied to real-world scenarios in smart cities.

Network Technologies: The module delves into the current network technologies such as LPWA, LoRA Wan, 4G LTE-M, and 5G, highlighting their relevance in the context of smart cities.

Big Data and AI: Students are introduced to the intersection of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and their role in shaping smart cities. They learn how these technologies are leveraged to enhance the quality of life in urban environments.

Deployment and Workshops: The module covers the deployment of sensors in smart cities, crucial for the success of IoT infrastructure. Additionally, workshops provide hands-on experience in IoT applications for smart homes and smart buildings.


Upon completing this module, students will:

Comprehend IoT Technology: Understand the characteristics, potential, and limitations of existing IoT technologies as they pertain to smart city development.

Evaluate Technological Solutions: Be able to evaluate different technological solutions in the context of smart city project scenarios, considering their suitability and effectiveness.

Propose Smart City Applications: Gain the ability to propose effective smart city applications rooted in IoT technology, fostering innovation and sustainability in urban development.