Internet of Things Online Course

The transformative intersection between the Internet, mobile and sensor technology has inspired this course. Learn to create the next generation of IoT-enabling technologies, by designing an IoT system to connect embedded sensors using commodity smartphones via low power Bluetooth Low Energy. Skills such as app development and embedded system design are practiced using various applications including a sensor station.



Course Aim

To learn to specify, design and program modern connected electronic systems based on commodity smartphones and sensor networks


Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of

  • Smart phone architecture and technologies
  • Arm-based SoCs: architecture and development
  • Appcessory programming and embedded programming
  • BLE technology
  • Sensor networks and applications
  • IoT fundamentals


  • Ability to specify, design and develop a smartphone based networked electronic system, which entails appcessory development, MCU programming, and connected app development
  • Ability to use the Arm Mbed IoT Device Platform and Android SDK to create smartphone apps and control end devices such as a mini robot or a wearable health device


  • Design and implement an appcessory with BLE connectivity using standard mobile application development tools 
  • Program an Arm based BLE-connected MCU using mbed development tools 
  • Develop demonstration applications e.g. smartphone-based, sensor station 


  • Basics of programming in C/ C++, assembly, Entry level Java programming
  • Separate purchase of hardware and/or software tools, in order to replicate the course labs



1 Introduction to Internet of Things
2 Introduction to Embedded Systems
3 Arm Cortex-M4 Processor: Part 1
4 Arm Cortex-M4 Processor: Part 2
5 Interrupts and Low Power Features
6 Introduction to the Mbed Platform and the CMSIS Library
7 ArmV7-A/R - ISA Overview
8 Arm Cortex-A9 Processor
9 Smartphone Programming
10 Introduction to Bluetooth Low Energy
11 Networks and Connecting Things to the Cloud
12 Weather Station

The above syllabus is indicative. It might change from time to time.



We have a range of subscription options, from 90, 180 and 360 days, along with lifetime access. Pricing options and the button to purchase access are below.

90 days: USD 16.00
180 days: USD 27.00
360 days: USD 49.00
Lifetime access: USD 93.00


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