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Diploma in Internet of Things (IoT): Module 1: Internet of Things (IoT) – Technologies and Applications

Programme Code 10008208-01 Confirmed
Start Date16-07-2019
Fannie Kwok, Tel: 27886271

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What is Internet of Things (IoT) and why it matters?

The Internet of Things or IoT refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are connected to the internet. As the world becomes increasingly digital, everything from coffee machines to cars are quickly becoming part of this network. Gartner forecasted that the number of connected things in use will go up to 25 billion by 2021, from 14.2 billion in 2019.
"The IoT will continue to deliver new opportunities for digital business innovation for the next decade, many of which will be enabled by new or improved technologies," said Nick Jones, Research Vice President at Gartner.

The Diploma in Internet of Things (IoT)

As technology develops and changes it's important to keep your skills up to date. This diploma is designed to cover IoT from technology and application point of view, through IoT hands-on workshop, to IoT platforms and machine learning of IoT data.

The Diploma in Internet of Things (IoT)
Course Title Duration
(Per Workshop)
Course Fee
(Per Workshop)
Module 1 Internet of Things (IoT) – Technologies and Applications 12 hours HK$4,800
Module 2 Python for IoT – Beginner to Advanced
Module 3 IoT Sensor Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Experience Workshop
Module 4 IoT Platforms
Module 5 Machine learning for IoT Data
  • These programmes combine technical and non-technical content. Participants can make enrolments to the individual course based on their needs/ interests.
  • To attain the Diploma Certificate, participants are required to fulfil 75% attendance for all modules, i.e. module 1-5, pass the assessment and possess one of the following qualifications:
  1. be a Certificate Holder in related areas; or
  2. achieve 5 grade Es in HKCEE or equivalent; or
  3. achieve 5 Level 2s in HKCEE or equivalent; or
  4. achieve 5 Level 2s in HKDSE or equivalent; or
  5. mature student*
* 18 years old or above and with 2 years or above working experience


This module aims to elaborate the core technologies, including RFID, sensor, sensor networks and localisation, behind IoT and the applications in different scenarios derived from these technologies.



  • Understand the definition of IoT and why we need IoT
  • Understand the tiered architecture of IoT solution
  • Understand the components in RFID technology
  • Understand the capabilities of sensor nodes
  • Understand the connectivity making a network of sensors
  • Understand the approaches in outdoor and indoor localisation
  • Understand market players in the business value chain
  • Understand the applications of various IoT technologies
  • Understand the on-going work in improving the IoT technologies and applications

Target Audience

  • IT Managers
  • System Analysts
  • Software Architects
  • Software Developers
  • IoT Hardware Developers
  • Business Analysts
  • Data Analysts
  • Data Scientists

Course Outline

Course Outline
Day 1 Day 2
Introduction to IoT
  • What is IoT?
  • Why IoT?
  • IoT Solutions Architecture
Core Technology – RFID
  • Overview of RFID
  • RFID technology
  • RFID middleware
  • Business applications of RFID
  • Security and privacy
Core Technology – Sensor and Sensor Network
  • Wireless sensor network (WSN)
  • Sensor nodes
  • MEMS
  • Ambient energy harvesting
  • Connectivity
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth
  • BLE
  • ZigBee
  • Wi-Fi
  • NB-IOT
  • LTE-M
  • Lora
  • SigFox
  • Cellular technologies
  • Topology
Core Technology – Localisation
  • How localisation creates value
  • Outdoor localisation
  • Indoor localisation
Business Drivers and Models
  • Potential business values
  • Business value chain
  • Business models
Application Scenarios and Case Studies
  • Smart parking
  • Air quality
  • Water quality
  • Flood warning system
  • Smart retail
  • Cold chain monitoring
  • Industrial control
  • Smart agriculture
  • Home automation
  • E-health
Future of IoT
  • Security and privacy considerations
  • Security framework
  • Governance framework
  • Standardisation
  • Protocol evolution
  • Crowd sensing
  • Machine learning
  • Emergence of IoT platforms
Design an IoT solution for your organisation or enterprise

Course Fee


Medium of Instruction

Cantonese, and supplemented with English for technical terms

Award of Certificate

Participants who have attained at least 75% attendance will be awarded a certificate of attendance issued by the Hong Kong Productivity Council.
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