About the course

The course provides knowledge of the areas of software architecture and security in IoT-based systems. This includes both technical knowledge and knowledge of the risks and opportunities in relation to the design, use and effects of the technology.

Course content

The course includes:

- Software technologies for secure IoT-based systems
- Distributed IoT-based systems, middleware and methods for system integration
- Reference architectures for the IoT, e.g., warehouse architectures, cloud-based architectures, and edge computing
- Quality characteristics and metrics for IoT-based system architectures, including energy efficiency
- Basic security perspectives for IoT-based systems
- Methods for vulnerability and threat analysis
- Attack scenarios and the cybercrime ecosystem
- Safety-enhancing techniques and strategies for protection

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

- Bachelor of Science in Engineering (at least 180 credits) or a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related fields such as computer engineering, computer and information science, software engineering, informatics, telecommunications or electrical engineering.

- At least 15 credits in programming.

- Equivalent of English 6 in secondary school.


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

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