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Free Online Course : The Internet Of Things

King’s College London is offering open online course on Internet of Things to showcase just a small fraction of the great offerings at the University. This course is intended for  practising engineers, industrialists, researchers and entrepreneurs who are interested in the fundamentals, impact and potentials of the Internet of Things.

The overall objective of this course is to learn how IoT works, and how to create a successful product or company using it. The course starts on November 23, 2016.



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Course At A Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort:  2 hours/week
Subject: Internet Of Things
Institution: King’s College London & FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on November 23, 2016.

Providers Details

King’s College London is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities based in the heart of London. King’s is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society. King’s Health Partners brings together a world-leading research-led university (King’s College London) and three of London’s most successful NHS Foundation Trusts

FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

About This Course

Entrepreneurs love it, large corporations love it, universities and now even governments love it – welcome to the exciting and emerging world of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Decades ago, we connected computers and got today’s powerful Internet. However, it’s only been over the last few years that we’ve started to connect everyday objects using machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies, to create the Internet of Things.

But what does this really mean to you, your company and your country? What are the possibilities it offers, and the threats it poses? To become an IoT wizard, join this stimulating free online course. The course will take you on a journey, exploring the entrepreneurial aspect of the Internet of Things. It will ask: “What makes an exciting Internet of Things product?”

The Internet of Things, also referred to as the Industrial Internet, the Internet of Everything or Industry 4.0, is seen as the next global or fourth industrial revolution. Being equipped with the fundamentals and practicalities taught here makes you an insider into this quickly growing industry, and of great value to potential employers.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Over four weeks, applicants will meet IoT pioneer, Professor Mischa Dohler, and some of the most experienced experts in the field, from business leaders to future thinkers, to equip you with business insights to help you become an Internet of Things wizard.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will applicants will be equipped with business insights, enabling you to start your own IoT venture. They will learn what it really means to build an IoT product and how to stand out and be ahead of the crowd of IoT prototypers.


Mischa Dohler 

Full Professor at King’s College London, Head of the Centre for Telecommunications Research, co-founder of Worldsensing, and Fellow of the IEEE.


This course is designed for practising engineers, industrialists, researchers and entrepreneurs who are interested in the fundamentals, impact and potentials of the Internet of Things. The course will also be valuable for those with a general interest in the Internet of Things, M2M (Machine to Machine) and Industry 4.0.

You’ll need to have some basic knowledge of technology, wireless communications and how markets function. However, no detailed knowledge is required, as advanced concepts exposed in this course will be explained in sufficient detail.

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