The IoT module introduces students to the Internet of Things, which extends Internet connectivity from computers and related devices to other physical devices or common objects and leverages from technologies such as embedded systems, wireless sensors, and automation. 

Over the last few years, there has been an explosion in the scale of the Internet of Things. Homes, offices, factories and entire cities are being made “smart” by the proliferation of Internet-connected devices. 

The IoT module provides students with an understanding of key concepts and potential of IoT for organisations and for society. In addition, this module is ideal for students considering opting for Leaving Certificate Computer Science, as an introduction to embedded systems and the impact of computing technologies in an increasingly interconnected world.

Build an understanding of the key concepts and potential of the Internet of Things (IoT)for organisations and for society

Module overview

Unit 1
  • What is IoT
Unit 2
  • IoT Examples
Unit 3
  • Trends in IoT
Unit 4
  • IoT Adoption

Main learning outcomes

The IoT module consists of e-learning followed by a brief certification test.  Together, these components deliver a short, focused course for students, which will deliver the following learning outcomes;

  • Understand key concepts relating to Internet of Things (IoT), including common structure and requirements
  • Recognise examples of consumer, commercial, industrial, and infrastructural applications of IoT
  • Identify current trends in IoT, including the evolution of IoT components and the important role played by governance
  • Understand ethical, security, and interoperability considerations around adoption of IoT, and consider how IoT could be implemented in a given scenario
  • Consider appropriate solutions and models for implementing cloud computing in a given scenario or situation


The detailed syllabus for the Artificial Intelligence module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.

The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.

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