52911WA Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things (IoT) for Engineering (Foundations)

Course Duration
  • 6 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Data Coms and IT
  • Online Industrial Automation
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
  • 6 August 2024
Course Type
Course Type
  • Vocational Graduate Certificate
  • Data Comms & Industrial IT
  • Industrial Automation, Instrumentation and Process Control
Course Fees

Course Overview

The realm of Internet of Things (IoT) systems is intricate and ever-evolving, demanding expertise across diverse domains, including hardware and software development, wireless communication, data analytics, cybersecurity, and project management.

Course Benefits: 
• Develop a deep understanding of IoT principles, encompassing hardware and software components, wireless communication, data analytics, and
• Acquire the skills to design and implement IoT solutions, making informed decisions on platforms, hardware, networks, and embedded systems
• Harness the power of IoT data through advanced analytics, enabling applicants to extract valuable insights and make data-driven decisions
• Enhance knowledge of IoT security best practices, protecting IoT systems from potential threats and vulnerabilities

Program Details

This program is tailored for those seeking a deeper understanding of IoT project options, going beyond the scope of short professional development courses. It is also ideal for employers in search of professionals with advanced engineering knowledge in the IoT field. Engineers will explore extensive choices and justifications involving platforms, hardware, networks, digital languages, cloud services, and embedded systems, all of which are thoroughly covered in this program.

 As an advanced “Foundations” program, it complements the Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things (IoT) Security, Deployment, and Management, serving as a valuable preparatory step. Applicants typically possess a bachelor’s degree in related engineering fields and aim to bolster their expertise with a specialized credential that offers academic rigor, enhancing their competitiveness in the job market. 

Graduates who emerge from the program will be able to demonstrate specialized and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge required to develop viable connected products for the IoT market.

Specifically, graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things (IoT) will be able to:

  •  Recognize and interpret key IoT software development platforms and processes required in IoT development
  • Identify and explain the fundamental concepts and characteristics of network engineering optimization for IoT projects
  • Determine appropriate web languages that can be applied to both the client and server side of IoT applications
  • Apply the principles and knowledge required when applying web services and their web APIs to the planning, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of IoT projects
  • Apply a broad knowledge of fundamental aspects of embedded systems, specifically related to remote agents and smart devices, required for effective IoT service delivery
  • Develop a broad knowledge of tools and techniques that can be applied to select, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain IoT products
  • Assist with formulating effective holistic strategies in relation to IoT business cases
  • Recognize and enhance the deployment of hydrogen as applied to selected current and future technologies and applications
  • Assist with formulating effective holistic strategies in relation to hydrogen energy business cases
  • Manage self-autonomy to achieve objectives within organizations that have outputs based on technological application and develop professional practice in the field
  • Communicate professionally and effectively

On successful completion, the program students will graduate with the Graduate Certificate in the Internet of Things (IoT) for Engineering.

This is an advanced program designed for individuals who may already have a relevant undergraduate qualification or higher. If applicants lack this, they must show relevant and substantial experience in the subject area (subject to the approval of the Dean) combined with evidence of continuing professional development. The program involves depth and complexity in varied specialized contexts.

Applicants must have completed at least a 3-year Bachelor degree in engineering, science or technology or equivalent in a related field;  OR

  • An applicant with other tertiary qualifications with relevant vocational practice in an engineering-related role may be considered for entry as judged by the admissions committee: OR
  • At least 3 years of work experience in engineering, science or technology (the applicant would be required to submit other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates the potential to pursue graduate studies)


  • Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in a Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
  • A specified level of achievement in a recognized English language test such as IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5); OR
  • Satisfactory completion of another course offered by EIT or delivered by another tertiary institution in English.

Note: All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please check the Documentation Guidelines for your application. The course would be suitable for:

  • Engineers and technologists who have some background in the field and want to extend their knowledge.
  • Those with substantial relevant work experience who need to formalize and enhance their achievements.
  • Those with higher level qualifications in a related field who wish to develop specialist knowledge.

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This qualification is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver in all Australian states. EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

Further details about country-specific accreditation and professional recognition can be accessed here.

  • IoT Systems Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • IoT Network Engineer
  • Consulting Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • IoT Security Specialist
  • IoT Data Scientist
  • IoT Product Manager

Program leader for this program is Dr Hadi Harb 

Applicants are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending weekly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow applicants to ask questions. This program is run online on a part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take six months to complete.

EIT understands that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of studies, so if at any point students feel that they are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular unit challenging, they are encouraged to contact their designated learning support officer for assistance.

Any student has a right to appeal a decision of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) or any member of the institute’s staff. EIT has a comprehensive Policy on Appeals and Grievances to assist students.

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