Fall 2023 - MSE 910 G100

Industrial Internet of Things (3)

Class Number: 2342

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, 12:30–2:20 p.m.

    Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.

    Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    Recommended Prerequisite: MSE 310 or equivalent.



The Internet of Things (IoT) looks at its application to industrial systems and digital transformation technologies. Study of data collection, visualization, analysis, security, privacy, and optimization in IoT and Industrial IoT (IIoT). Implementation aspects of IoT devices in Industry 4.0 and digital twin technologies.


This course covers the practical fundamentals of Industrial Internet of Things (I-IoT). The course covers industrial devices, processes, data collection, data flow communication protocols, I-IoT clouds, data analytics, and cybersecurity. The course focuses on the fundamentals and implementation of how data and connectivity can change manufacturing and logistics. The goal of this course is to provide students with an in-depth and comprehensive background, approaches, and skills to apply I-IoT technologies to the real-world applications of Industry 4.0.

  • Teaching and Learning Topics
  • Course Outline and Introduction
  • I-IoT and Digital Transformation Fundamentals
  • Automation Pyramid
  • Industrial Devices and Data Flow (Sensors, PLCs, SCADA, and Fieldbus)
  • Implementing I-IoT Data Flow Protocols (MQTT and OPC-UA)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Implementing Cloud-based I-IoT with AWS, and Azure
  • Practical Data Analytics in I-IoT


  • Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Discover technologies, and applications of I-IoT as a main subsystem for Industry 4.0.
  • Understand, design, and implement I-IoT technologies from both hardware and software perspectives.
  • Explore industrial processes, devices, and Fieldbus communication protocols.
  • Design and implement I-IoT communication protocols such as MQTT and OPC-UA.
  • Collect and transfer industrial data from sensors and devices to a cloud in a secure way.
  • Gain hands-on experience in using sensors, electrical actuators, and open-source Arduino-compatible electronic boards as a basis for mechatronic engineering.



Hands-On Industrial Internet of Things: Create a powerful Industrial IoT Infrastructure using Industry 4.0, (Textbook)

G.Veneri, A. Capasso, First Edition, Packt Publishing, Birmingham, 2018.


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Graduate Studies Notes:

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