Four years full-time
Internet of Things (IoT) is a new term describing a network of objects, such as household appliances or vehicles, which are able to communicate with each other, often as a self-configuring wireless network. IoT is a mix of telecommunications engineering and computing, encompassing wireless communications, sensors, IPv6 and the computing technologies necessary to run applications over the underlying physical infrastructure. This new interdisciplinary programme sets out to provide you with:
- A thorough knowledge of telecommunications and computer science
- An understanding of network design and network planning principles for IoT
- A knowledge of theory, methodology and techniques for IoT network assessment and evaluation
- A good overall understanding of computer and telecoms network development skills.
- Advanced Mathematics 1 and 2
- Linear Algebra
- Computer Fundamentals and Programming
- Personal Development Plan 1
- Introduction to Electronic Systems
- Discrete Techniques for Computing
- Enterprise Management
- Signal Theory for IoT
- Data Structures
- Personal Development Plan 2
- Digital Circuit Design
- Professional Applications
- Probability Theory + Stochastic Statistics
- Introductory Java Programming
- Product Development
- Business Technology Strategy
- Control Theory
- Operating systems (and Embedded Systems)
- Networks and Protocols
- Personal Development Plan 3
- Digital Signal Processing
- Software Engineering
- Microprocessor Systems Design
- RFID and Sensor networks
- Ad hoc and broadband wireless
- Cloud Computing
- Security and Authentication
- Internet of Things Engineering Practice
Student workloads and contact hours are higher than is usual for a UK degree. In Years 2–4 there are 24 modules, plus a project. Each module taught by Queen Mary staff has 40 hours of lectures, plus four hours of tutorials, and is delivered across four, one-week blocks. Most modules taught by BUPT staff consist of 64 or 48 hours of lectures, spread evenly across the semester.
Queen Mary "flying professors" travel to Beijing to give lectures face-to-face. In between teaching blocks, when Queen Mary staff are not in China, there are facilities for online tutorials, and for video/audio/text conferencing. Each module has its own message board for you to post your questions to. Lecturers check the message board every day.
There are diverse employment opportunities in the expanding field of communications, systems and networks. You could, for example, find yourself working with an equipment manufacturer, a network infrastructure provider, carrying out research or working on the design and development of projects. You will graduate with a degree from China's top telecommunications university and the University of London, both of which will be recognised around the world.
The international nature of the telecommunications industry and the size and influence of China means that it is likely that there will be a Chinese presence within any company that you work for. Your academic background will be perfectly suited to forging a career in the sector and your knowledge of local conditions in China and your Chinese networks, will be a distinct advantage.
As this is a new programme there are currently no graduates. However, a high percentage of graduates from our two other joint programmes (85 per cent in 2011) go on to postgraduate study in prestigious universities in China, the UK, the USA, Canada and Australia. Others graduates have found work at leading companies in the ICT industry, such as China Mobile, China Telecom, IBM, 3Com, as well as consulting, finance and insurance companies.
This course is open to students under 25 years old, who have completed high school in their home country and achieved grades equivalent to AAB at A-level.
International student fees for 2012/13: £7,000
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