Professional Certificate of Competency in Industrial Internet of Things

Course Duration
  • 3 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Data Coms and IT
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
Course Type
Course Type
  • Professional Certificate
  • Data Comms & Industrial IT
Course Fees

Course Overview

Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) is the most sort after technology trend in current situation. This course enables participants to understand the basics of IoT, its protocols, and its application areas. IoT has been applied in different domains like agriculture, space, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, water, mining, etc.

Course Details

IoT provides advanced data collection, connectivity, and analysis of information collected by computers everywhere – taking the concepts of machine-to-machine communication farther than ever before. The growing need for pervasive connectivity, storage, and computation has resulted in the growth of different IoT solutions. Therefore, it is very important to learn the fundamentals of this emerging technology. IoT is already a critical part of industry 4.0 and hence the participants must be able to understand other technologies that can be integrated along with it, so as to improve application efficiency. Proactiveness and creativity are the key attitudes expected from the participants.

This course would equip the participants with a solid theoretical foundation and strong practical skills in the IoT Platform and System Design. The course is divided into twelve modules and will start with simple examples and will integrate the techniques using which participants can design and build an actual IoT system. The participants are expected to actively engage in discussions and work innovatively on assignments.


Course Benefits

  • You may be eligible to claim CPD points through your local engineering association.
  • Make design trade-offs between hardware and software.
  • Work with key components of networking that can connect various devices to the Internet.
  • Implement communication between smart phones and home appliances

Module 1: Introduction to IoT

  • Internet of Things
  • Need for IoT
  • Components of IoT
  • Embedded Systems
  • Operating System’s role in IoT
  • Hardware and Software Interaction

Module 2: Basics of Networking

  • Communication Protocols
  • Machine-to-Machine Communications
  • Sensor Networks
  • Manets and Their Need in IoT

Module 3: C Programming

  • Data Types
  • Variables
  • Operators
  • Conditional Statements
  • Loops
  • Functions
  • Arrays, Strings

Module 4: Introduction to Arduino

  • Microcontroller vs. Microprocessor
  • Need for Arduino
  • Installation of Arduino
  • Concept of digital and analog ports
  • Familiarizing with Arduino Interfacing Board
  • Arduino Sketch Structure and Flow
  • Arduino Sketch Main Loop and Calling Functions

Module 5: Integration of Sensors and Actuators with Arduino

  • Display – Serial Monitor, 8 Bit LCD Message Display
  • Sensors – Humidity, Temperature, Water Detector, PIR Sensor, etc.
  • Connecting Switch (Magnetic Relay Switches)
  • Relay and Its Types
  • Serial Input
  • Usage of Buzzer

Module 6: Smart Home and Smart Irrigation Case Studies Using Arduino

  • Intelligent Home Locking System
  • Home Automation Using RFID
  • Real Time Clock-Based Home Automation
  • Intelligent Water Level Management System
  • Intelligent Automatic Irrigation System

Module 7: Python Programming

  • Basic Data Types
  • Operators
  • Input() Functions
  • Loops
  • Conditional Statements
  • Functions

Module 8: Introduction to Raspberry Pi

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Hardware
  • Raspberry Pi 3 OS
  • Powering Up and Running
  • Connecting to a Network

Module 9: Implementation of IoT using Raspberry Pi

  • Button and LED
  • LED Bar Graph
  • Buzzer
  • AD/DA Converter
  • Photoresistor and RGBLED

Module 10: Industrial/Home Automation Case Studies Using Raspberry Pi

  • Corporate surveillance and remote monitoring for Factory Floor
  • Contactless Thermal Scanning in Industry
  • Automatic Human Following Trolley
  • Control Lights in Christmas Tree
  • Home Network Music System

Module 11: Software Defined Networking

  • Introduction
  • Challenges and Benefits
  • SDN Protocol
  • SDN for IoT

Module 12: Advanced Topics

  • Cloud Computing in IoT
  • Fog Computing
  • Industrial IoT
  • Smart Cities and Smart Homes
  • Smart Grid

Upon completion of this Professional Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Make design trade-offs between hardware and software
  • Work with key components of networking that can connect various devices to the Internet
  • Implement communication between smart phones and home appliances
  • Use Android device to perform functions such as sensing light, heat, GPS tracking, or providing a user-interface display
  • Use Python-based IDE (integrated development environments) for the Raspberry Pi and how to trace and debug Python code on the device


To obtain a certificate of completion for EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency course, students must achieve a 65% attendance rate at the live, online fortnightly webinars.  Detailed summaries or notes can be submitted in lieu of attendance.  In addition, students must obtain a mark of 60% in the set assignments which could take the form of written assignments and practical assignments. Students must also obtain a mark of 100% in quizzes.  If a student does not achieve the required score, they will be given an opportunity to resubmit the assignment to obtain the required score.

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We are living in an era where everything is getting transformed into smart: smart phones, smart watches, smart TVs, etc. Any person who aspires to build smart things would definitely benefit from this course.

Potential job outcomes could include:

  • Cell and UI development
  • Device and hardware
  • Protection
  • Network and structure
  • Data analytics

You are expected to spend approximately 5-8 hours per week learning the course content. This includes attending fortnightly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program has a 65% attendance requirement in the live webinars in order to graduate from the program.  If you are unable to attend the live webinars, you have the option of watching the recording of completed webinars and sending a summary of what you have learnt from the webinar to the Learning Support officer.  The summaries go towards your attendance requirement for the program.

This program is run online on an intensive part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take three months to complete.

We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular module challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated Learning Support Officer for assistance.

Registrations are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure you book your place at least one week before the start date of the program.

Hear from our students

  The delivery methodology and the information available in the e-library can’t be beaten. The other important aspect of online education is recorded lectures. You can review the tutorial and lessons on repeat when you need to understand the concept.  
M Masemola, South Africa
  What I liked most about the course and EIT is the flexibility is offered regarding education. It gave me the opportunity to study and work full-time.  
C Groenewald, South Africa
  I enjoyed interacting with students all around the world, and seeing how the principles I have learned applies to them as well.  
S Zeelie, South Africa
  My line of work requires me travel quite often. I could not attend every class due to my remote locations, but still I could recap and stay on top of the study material thanks to the recordings. Also, all the Instructors were world class.  
P Pretorius, South Africa

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