The course provides working knowledge on IoT design and architecture, including hardware and software options, and enables attendees to analyse alternative architectures for IoT-driven solutions and business innovation, while appropriately considering relevant challenges and security risks.

At a glance

Course structure

The course includes lectures, case studies, group activities and presentation, along with practical recommendations for designing, implementing, and analysing different architectures, applications, their business innovation potential, as well as relevant security risks and solutions.

What you will learn

This course will give you an in depth understanding of the fundamental concepts and enabling technologies for the Internet of Things. It will provide you with insight on design choices for implementing IoT. Additionally, you will gain a sound appreciation of IoT-driven big data analytics business innovation potential and alternative business models for pushing through such innovations. You will appreciate IoT challenges, including IoT security, and will learn to analyse different security risks and mitigation options. Packed with practical examples and cases studies, this short course is an easy way to access expert knowledge that matters in a comparatively short period of time.

Core content

· The key concepts of Internet of Things and its enabling technologies
· Key applications, protocols and standards
· IoT Physical devices and data connectivity options.
· IoT System Design and Management: Architectures and Platforms
· IoT – Driven Big Data Value Chains
· IoT Business Models & Data Ownership
· IoT Integrity: Reliability, Privacy, Trust and Ethical issues
· IoT Security
· Case Studies of IoT-enabled systems


Download the Secure IoT System Architecture Timetable


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.  


20% discount for Cranfield Alumni. 
10% discount when registering 3 or more delegates, from the same organisation at the same time.  

Accommodation fees are not included in the discount scheme. Please ask about our discount scheme at time of booking.

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

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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