The course covers theoretical as well as practical aspects of cloud concepts and technologies, cloud manufacturing, secure management of cloud infrastructure, big data as well as security challenges related to data provenance. 

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 29 Oct - 02 Nov 2018
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield Campus
  • Cost£1,400

Course structure

The course is delivered through a mixture of lectures, practical sessions and group work. The course will make use of the IoT laboratory at Cranfield to get a hands-on impression of how IoT looks and works.

What you will learn

This course will give you an in depth understanding of the concepts of the Internet of Things, the security aspects of IoT as well as further knowledge of big data analytics. IoT is a new field with an enormous potential which can leverage huge benefit for a company. Industry 4.0 is the new industrial age and IoT is a part of it. Understanding IoT and utilising it safely is hard to learn from books. This course is an easy way to access expert knowledge that matters in a comparatively short period of time.

Core content

  • General introduction to IoT
  • IoT: machine to machine
  • IoT system design and architecture
  • IoT and cloud business development
  • Cyber security challenges in IoT enabled systems
  • IoT and big data
  • Big data analytics
  • IoT in industry
  • Hands on IoT
  • Making use of IoT data


Upgrade to a professional qualification

The course will give 10 credits towards the  MSc in Cyber-Secure Manufacturing

Who should attend

This course is designed for anybody involved with general design considerations of IoT applications in industrial (mechanical engineering) environments, who intend to upgrade existing industrial environments through secure IoT or who has to make decisions on future adoption of IoT in an organisation.  

Accommodation options and prices

This course is non-residential. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information about our on campus accommodation can be found here.  Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel. 

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road 
MK43 0AL

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