What is IoT and why study IoT?
IoT or the internet of things is one of the most rapidly growing fields in the 21st century. As the name suggests IoT means the things that are connected to the internet. The basic purpose of IoT is automation and remote controlling of different devices using sensors. From mobile phones to laptops, smart cars to smartwatches, there are many modern devices that find their roots in IoT.
IoT is comparatively a new discipline but its scope is increasing exponentially. The other Plus of pursuing a career in IoT is that you get paid comparatively more than other professionals because there aren’t a lot of IoT professionals in the industry. The average salary per annum of an IoT professional ranges from $110,624 to $145,550 across the planet. Salaries for IoT professionals in Australia vary from an average of $87 000 to $115 000.
Study IoT in Australia
Australia is one of the most desired studies abroad destinations due to the large number of top universities situated in the country. Underlying are the top four universities in Australia that you must target for studying IoT.
- La Trobe University, Australia
La Trobe is recognized as one of the top universities in Australia. The University is ranked in the top 300 amongst all the universities in the world. La Trobe offers a two-year masters program in IoT. Studying IoT at a top university like La Trobe will give a huge boost to your career.
The tuition fee for IoT masters program is 38,400 Australian dollars or 29,730 USD annually. However, scholarships are available for this study program at La Trobe.
By the completion of your masters in IoT, you will have learned
- IoT cloud data
- IoT programming and systems design
- Industry impact of IoT technology
- Security protocols and privacy risks
The minimum requirement is a prerequisite bachelor degree with tertiary level subjects in Mathematics, Calculus, or Discrete Mathematics.
ILETS is compulsory for qualification in this program. No individual band in your ILETS test must have a score less than 6.0.
Studying IoT at La Trobe gives you multiple career options in the future. The most popular of those career options are
- (IoT Product) Test Engineer
- Interoperability Engineer
- Industrial UI/UX designer
- Data Analyst
- James Cook University, Australia
JCU is ranked in 201-250 bands by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is one of the most renowned universities in the country. JCU is the first university in Australia to offer a dedicated engineering degree in IoT.
It offers the following 2 courses in IoT
1. Electronic Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) Engineering
This program combines the software skills of IT and hardware skills of electronic engineering. After completing this degree you can
- Develop sensor technologies
- Analyze big data and design smart technology
- Work with cloud computing and wireless communication
2. Bachelor of Technology and Innovation
This is not a dedicated IoT but it does incorporate major in sensor technologies. It enables you to find solutions using real-time operating systems.
For studying this program at JCU you will have to pay AUD 12,900 or 10,000 USD per semester. But to reduce the burden of the fee you can apply for different scholarships offered by JCU.
Students who are not native speakers of the English language need either ILETS, TOFEL, or Pearson test to show their proficiency in English. Score requirements are
|6.0 (no component lower than 6.0)
|74 (no component less than 18)
|Pearson (PTE Academic)
|52 (no component less than 52)
3. Curtin University, Australia
This university has multiple campuses not only in Australia but in other countries as well. It is ranked 13th best in Australia and 230th by QS World Rankings. Curtin University offers Micro masters in the Internet of Things. After completing this degree you can solve IoT problems with efficiency and can design the basic network structures. You will also be able to identify IoT security and privacy risks and assure secure designing of networks. The tuition fee for this program is $1,389.60.
It also offers a dedicated course in IoT sensors and devices. This course is dedicated to practical learners and focuses on increasing efficiencies for solving business problems. Underlying are the things that you will learn in this course
- Identify the sensors and other devices needed for different IoT solutions
- Learn the basics of electronic design as applied to IoT sensors
- Understand and designing an IoT system incorporating specific devices.
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