- 11-month Post Graduate certificate programme for working professionals that can be pursued online, and covers software, hardware, application systems, big data, and their interplay in IoT systems
- Hands-on experiential learning through remote labs that provide access to leading IoT platforms such as ARM Cortex based STM32, Raspberry Pi & Arduino
- Extensive digital content including expert lecture videos and engaging digital learning material
- A 6-week Capstone project where you will design, build and implement a prototype IoT system, under the mentorship of BITS Pilani instructors
- Two Campus Immersion modules of 2-days each online or at the Hyderabad / Goa Campus of BITS Pilani, during which participants will visit the Campus to interact with their peers and learn together from BITS faculty.
- Interact with BITS Pilani instructors through online live lectures, responsive Q&A support and discussion forums
- Participants who successfully complete the programme will become members of an elite & global community of BITS Pilani Alumni
- Option to submit fee using easy-EMIs with 0%interest
The 11-month online Post Graduate Programme In Internet Of Things consists of 6 Courses and a Capstone Project
IoT Technology and Applications (5 weeks)
Develop an understanding of IoT technology and Cyber-Physical Systems. Explore the vast spectrum of IoT applications and gain an appreciation of the building blocks of IoT.
Internet of Things is gaining widespread adoption across users and industries. With an estimated 43bn connected devices by 2023, hardware and software engineers will find it absolutely necessary to have at least an appreciation of the fundamentals behind this technology.
This five-week course provides an overview of IoT applications and their life cycles. Using case analysis and assignments, learners will acquire skills necessary to identify building blocks and design issues of each application.
The course also offers an introduction to IoT platforms, end devices, networks and cloud services.
Hardware Architectures for IoT (7 weeks)
Develop an understanding and use of typical processors & peripherals relevant to IoT, and design & build IoT hardware.
IoT systems are built on top of a network of components of varying complexity and computing capabilities, ranging from RFID tags, smart sensors and smartphones to multi-core embedded computers. It is important for hardware and software engineers to be able to architect custom hardware for IoT systems.
This seven-week course delves deep into the internal architecture of these individual components within the IoT system.
The learner will understand the characteristics and limitations of components such as processing units, memory, buses and associated peripherals in the context of IoT applications. This will enable the learner to analyses processing requirements of applications, design sub-modules to meet these requirements and architect the hardware using them. The analyses involved includes power consumption, timing and performance. Upon completion, the learner should be able to design these components.
Communication and Networking Technologies in IoT (6 weeks)
Learn to assess, select and customize communication and networking technologies for IoT applications across a broad spectrum of domains.
IoT applications require data generated or acquired across geographically dispersed components to be processed collaboratively. This is achieved using appropriate communication systems and networks.
This six-week course provides an overview of various network models and technologies used in IoT systems. The learner gains insights into the characteristics of the complementary and competing technologies, analyses vulnerabilities and design network solutions.
Software and Programming in IoT (8 weeks)
Learn how to orchestrate the communication and collaboration between a large numbers of geographically distributed devices with diverse capabilities.
Software life-cycle of an IoT application differs significantly from that of conventional software. This eight-week course covers lifecycle of application software by focusing on IoT context at each stage:
1. Requirements (connectivity, constraint and scale of devices)
2. Architecture (hardware, software and communication)
3. Design (client-server software)
4. Deployment (distributed and constrained devices)
The learner will understand:
1. The impact of running an application on constrained devices
2. Design and implement a client software on smart devices
3. Design & implement RESTful services and deploy it on cloud
Sensors, Actuators and Signal Processing (6 weeks)
Learn how to connect the cyber world (computers and internet) with the physical world (e.g. human body, automobiles, factories).
IoT systems are made up of a large number of components that sense data or control events. Building IoT systems requires interfacing sensors and actuators with computing devices and networks. Often the raw sensor data has to be digitized and processed.
This six week course provides an understanding of technologies and interfacing requirements for sensors and actuators of varying complexity. The learner will obtain knowledge of signal processing techniques and interfacing techniques. Algorithms and techniques for fusing data from multiple sensors as well as for compressing data will also be covered.
Data Management in IoT (7 weeks)
Learn how to design and implement IoT applications that manage big data, streaming data, and/or distributed data.
The learner will be able to programme IoT applications to manage data where data volume and/or data rate is high or data is streamed. The course covers techniques to identify end-to-end data flow characteristics of an application and apply appropriate messaging models to build solutions. This seven-week course covers techniques for large scale processing of data on the server / cloud including analytics using tools. The course covers algorithms / techniques for specific patterns for distributed processing on the devices as well as techniques for fault-tolerant data processing.
Demonstrate your knowledge and skills acquired in the Post Graduate Programme in Internet of Things by Designing and Implementing an end-to-end IoT system involving Hardware, Software and Networking elements
The Capstone project, by definition, involves identifying a problem in the real-world and developing a practical solution to the satisfaction of all users and stakeholders involved. Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology paradigm that has evolved with advancements in electronics, communication and information infrastructure to enable transformation of businesses, industries, governments and our own homes and living environments, etc.
The six-week Capstone is a culminating project which helps you leverage the knowledge and skills you have acquired during the study of various course modules of the PGP-IoT and design, develop and demonstrate an implementable solution to one such real-world problem. It is designed to encourage multidisciplinary skills in various technology and business domains, in addition to soft-skills such as teamwork, planning, communication and project management.
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Mode Of Examination
Examinations Mode Options for Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Internet Of Things applicable for students admitted in Batch starting in Oct / Nov 2023:
Comprehensive examinations will be conducted for each Course in the programme. These exams are typically conducted at the end of Course 3 (for Courses 1, 2, 3) and for Courses 4, 5, 6 before starting the Capstone Project. These examinations are mostly scheduled over weekends. In addition to the comprehensive examinations for each course, their will also be Quizzes/Assignments conducted online on the Learning Management System (LMS) as per the course plan in which the students need to participate.
Two Options on Mode of Examinations:
The institution offers a choice between taking the examination Online or taking them at a Designated Examination Center. The student will choose one of the options depending on his or her own preference and circumstances. Both options are explained below:
Students choosing this option can take the examinations online from any location e.g. office or home. To take an Online Examination, the student must possess a Laptop or Desktop system with Two Web Cams (One Web Cam for the student’s frontal face view and a Second Web Cam for the student’s and Laptop or Desktop system’s full side view during the exam), a smartphone and good internet connectivity.
Please click here to refer to the complete details about mandatory IT and Non-IT Infrastructure requirements for taking the online examinations. You should choose this option only if you are confident to arrange the required mandatory IT Infrastructure and Non-IT Infrastructure to take the examinations under this mode. Students opting for online examinations should log in to the institution’s online examination platform as per the examination schedule and take the online examinations in compliance with the institution’s defined instructions, guidelines, and rules which will be announced before the examinations.
Examinations at Designated Examination Centers:
Students choosing this option will need to appear in person for taking the examinations at the institution’s designated examination centers. These designated examination centers are at the following locations: Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa, and Pilani. In addition to these locations, Institution also has a designated examination center in Dubai. Please note that the offering of examinations at designated examination centers is subject to the institution’s assessment of the safety conditions as per prevailing pandemic conditions and also subject to a required minimum number of students preferring this option. The institution may choose not to offer this option, if as per its own assessment, the safety situation due to pandemic conditions is not conducive to conducting examinations at designated examination centers or if as per its assessment, an adequate number of students have not preferred for this option. In circumstances as explained, Institute will then conduct the examinations only in online mode.
Important:The option of taking Online Exams at the end of Course 3 (for Courses 1, 2, 3) and for Courses 4, 5, 6 before starting the Capstone Project will remain available for normal duration of the programme. However, in case a student chooses to take a break in the programme, the options on the mode of examination available will be as prevailing at the time the student resumes the programme. Also, if a student has backlog course/s to successfully complete and due to which he/she needs to register again over and above the normal duration of the programmes, the options on the mode of examination available will be as prevailing at the time when student registers again.
Also note that the Institute regularly takes actions to optimize its examination system and hence the mandatory IT and Non-IT Infrastructure requirements, instructions, guidelines, and rules associated with online and designated examination center exams may change at the Institute's discretion. All students will need to 100% comply with any such changed specications announced by the Institute.
To apply, candidates must be working professionals holding BE/ B.Tech. or equivalent in Comp. Sci./ Info. Sys./ Electronics/ Electrical/ Instrumentation. Employed professionals who hold M.Sc. (Electronics) are also eligible to apply
The programme is designed for engineers who wish to transition to IoT career opportunities in sectors such as IT, Automotive, Manufacturing, Energy, Telecom and Logistics. Engineers currently working in organisations that either provide IoT products & services, or design & implement IoT solutions for transforming their own business should also consider applying to this programme.
The following fees schedule is applicable for the Post Graduate Programme in Internet of Things.
Programme Fees: INR 2,45,000 (including GST)
Fee Payment Schedule:
- Block Amount: INR 25,000 (payable within 7 days of receipt of provisional Admission Offer Letter
- Remainder Programme Fee: INR 2,20,000 (payable within 15 days of receipt of Final Admission Offer Letter)
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Refund: Participants may cancel their admission within the first 14 days from the start of the cohort, i.e. Programme Start date (launch of Course 1). He/ She will be eligible to get a full refund of programme fee paid, minus the bank processing charges, and applicable taxes (the taxes won’t be refunded). Refund will be processed within a maximum of 45 working days. The participant will be required to fill in a refund form that will be made available by the Admission Cell.
Deferral: If a participant is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the participant defer to another batch. Participants can request for deferral ONLY ONCE and to the next immediate scheduled cohort of the same programme. Participants will be required to pay a deferral fee of 10% of programme fees (including GST). The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. Till this is completed, the participant will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. The Participant will start learning on the new cohort from the point of leaving the deferred cohort. If, however, the deferral request is raised before the issue of BITS Student ID, the 10% deferral fees will not be charged, and participant will be deferred to the next scheduled cohort. However, in case there is any fee differential between his current cohort and the cohort he/she has deferred to, the participant will have to pay the differential amount.
All the above fees are non-refundable.
Important: For every course in the program institute will recommend textbooks, students would need to procure these textbooks on their own.
How to Apply
- You will receive a Provisional Admission Offer Letter within 2 days of receipt of your Application Form.
- Upon receiving the Provisional Admission Offer Letter, you will need to submit the following within 7 days using the Online Application Center:
- Block amount of INR 25,000
- Scanned copy of Passport size photograph.
- Scanned copy of self-attested Graduation degree certificate and marksheets.
- Proof of ID (Govt. issued ID such as Driving License, Passport, Aadhaar, Voter ID, etc.)
- Proof of employment, such as Work Experience Certification from current employer.
- Upon receiving the Block Amount and other supporting documents, you will receive a Final Admission Offer Letter. You will need to submit the First Installment (INR 2,20,000) within 15 days of receipt of this letter. For details on No-cost EMI option with 0% interest, Click Here.
- Upon receipt of the remaining First Installment, you will receive your BITS Student ID, detailed programme schedule and access to the learning.
The programme can be pursued by Engineers who hold B.E or B. Tech in Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation or related fields. This is ideally suited for two types of engineering professionals:
a. Technology Professionals in the IT industry who wish to transition into, or join roles that involve designing and developing IoT Solutions.
b. Professionals who are working in sectors such as Automotive, Manufacturing, Telecom, Energy and Logistics etc. where they aspire to be involved in deploying IoT solution in their organization. So, if a professional has the required qualifications and a desire to accelerate his or her career in the rapidly growing IoT industry, this is the ideal programme.
Yes. The qualification will provide you the prestigious BITS Pilani Alumni status, through which you will become member of an elite & global community of BITS Pilani Alumni.
a. It is a unique interdisciplinary programme that covers all key aspects of IoT including hardware, software, application systems and data.
b. BITS Pilani has set up a dedicated IoT lab which can be accessed by busy working professionals remotely. The lab has leading IoT platforms such as ARM cortex based STM32, Raspberry Pi & Arduino which you can control and operate the equipment from your own location using the internet and run experiments on high end equipment.
c. A rich & flexible learning methodology allows one to pursue the programme without any career break. Engaging digital learning experience that involves expert lecture videos, assignments, online live classes and discussion forums. In addition you will also be able to clear your doubts through periodic live sessions with faculty and active online discussion forums.
d. The programme includes a 6-week rigorous project under the guidance of BITS Pilani faculty members to create a working prototype of an exciting IoT product in areas such as Smart city, Home automation, Digital manufacturing, Telemedicine and Agribots.
e.Two Campus Immersion modules of 2-days each online or at the Hyderabad / Goa Campus of BITS Pilani, during which participants will visit the Campus to interact with their peers and learn together from BITS faculty.
f. Successful completion of the programme will provide you the prestigious BITS Pilani Alumni status, through which you will become member of an elite & global community of BITS Pilani Alumni.
Participants will be expected to devote 8-10 hours each week to fully benefit from programme. You will be able to engage with lecture videos, complete periodic assignments, and interact with the cohort through discussions forums for a rich academic experience.
Programme participants will be able to engage with instructors to clear their academic doubts: a. Periodic live sessions with instructors will help you to clear your doubts and seek answers. b. BITS Pilani faculty members and Teaching Assistants will be available through discussion forums and email. c. Discussion forums will help you interact with other participants to seek an offer support.
The programme includes a 6 week rigorous project to create a working prototype of an exciting IoT-related areas such as Smart city, Home automation, Digital manufacturing, Telemedicine and Agribots. Throughout the project you will work under the mentorship of BITS Pilani faculty to design, build and implement a working prototype IoT system. Your project work is the showcase to the industry of your expertise in IoT.
The programme can be pursued by Engineers who hold BE/ B.Tech. or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation or related domains
IoT industry is growing faster than the IT industry. This certainly means that skilled professionals will be in high-demand in this area. BITS Pilani has studied the skills required for popular IoT roles such as IoT Platform Developer, IoT Solution Architect, Data Manager for Smart Devices, and many other rewarding opportunities. The curriculum has been mapped to these roles and provides you with the knowledge, skills and expertise required to take up these in any IoT project or organization. We believe that armed with these skills an engineer will be sought after by the industry. Please note that BITS Pilani does not offer placement assistance as a part of this programme.
Refund: Participants may cancel their admission upto the first 14 days from the start of the cohort i.e. Programme Start date (launch of Course 1). He/ She will be eligible to get a full refund of his programme fee paid, minus the bank processing charges and applicable taxes (the taxes won’t be refunded). Refund will be processed within a maximum of 45 working days. The participant will be required to fill in a refund form that will be made available by the Admission Cell. Deferral: If a participant is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the participant defer to another batch. Participants can request for deferral ONLY ONCE and to the next immediate scheduled cohort of the same programme. Participants will be required to pay a deferral fees of 10% of programme fees (including GST). The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fees is paid. Till this is completed, the participant will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. Participant will start learning on the new cohort from the point of leaving the deferred cohort. If, however, the deferral request is raised before the issue of BITS Student ID, the 10% deferral fees will not be charged and participant will be deferred to the next scheduled cohort. However, in case there is any fee differential between his current cohort and the cohort he/she has deferred to, the participant will have to pay the differential amount.