Network technologies and the communications systems that underpin them have enabled the information revolution and drive advances from the way we do business, the way we deliver healthcare and most fundamentally, changed the way we interact as human beings. This minor will provide students with a comprehensive coverage of these connected systems and technologies that have driven the modern world. It covers the state-of-the-art technologies of the internet, mobile phone networks and broadband access was well as considering ‘hidden’ networks connect all these together and the applications that are enabled.
The first module gives an overview of how communications technologies work and how these can be used to create world-wide connected systems. The second module considers the technologies required to form the networks, wireless and optical, that provide ubiquitous high speed connections. The final module, a collaboration with the processor designer ARM, considers the internet of things – how wireless technologies, sensing and low-energy computing combine to create a truly connected world of people and objects.
- ‘Internet of things starter kit unveiled by ARM and IBM’ (BBC News, February 2015)
- ‘IoT will fire up the Next Generation of Engineers’ (UCL Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, January 2015)
Information for Current Students
For current module breakdown and syllabus, please have a look at the Minor page on the IEP Central Moodle (current students ONLY, login required).
Prof John Mitchell
Dept Electronic & Electrical Engineering
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