Learning and assessment
The programme utilises a range of learning methods to offer a personalised, research-led, and digitally rooted learning experience with a holistic, international focus.
At the centre of this strategy is the focus on problem-solving through the use of creative, analytical, logical and innovative thinking, and through networking and communicating effectively with peers.
The teaching delivery team includes internationally-renowned researchers and practitioners from all the relevant IoT areas, including sensors, communication, data engineering, data storage, big data analytics, cyber security and visualisation. We have secured multi-million-pound funding in IoT related projects, ensuring you’ll be exposed to cutting-edge knowledge and case studies. Our teaching is research-led, and you will have opportunity to learn from these real-world, cutting-edge live projects.
Formal lectures will facilitate your acquisition of knowledge and understanding, discipline specific skills, and apply this learning to industry practices. Laboratory sessions, using three state-of-the-art, purpose-built laboratories run in conjunction with the theoretical components, give you the opportunity to enhance your understanding of particular topics. These will also help to develop discipline-specific skills and personal transferable skills.
The unique teaching content and delivery on the course is extremely well supported with state-of-the-art, special purpose labs including IoT Innovation lab, Ethical Hacking lab and Computer Enterprise Centre.
In addition, the research and development carried out in these labs and the case studies from the publicly-funded high profile projects, ensures that the content is fresh and cutting-edge. This ensures you’ll be exposed to the very latest and future developments.
In addition to the standard technology-enhanced learning approaches, we embed technologies to deliver key concepts in an interactive environment that enhances your experience in developing IoT products. For example; extensive use of simulation for product design and use of cloud and big data testbeds to support hands-on learning.
Students have access to state-of-the-art, special purpose labs including IoT Innovation lab, Ethical Hacking lab, Cyber Security Interdisciplinary Centre and Computer Enterprise Centre.
We also provide a range of online facilities to support independent learning, including our Virtual Learning Environment which gives you access to learning materials and collaborative learning tools 24/7, anywhere in the world.
We also provide virtual server technology using in house hardware to allow students to use our operating systems remotely.
We have a commitment to strong pastoral care for all of our students, which includes a Personal Tutor for all students, regular contact hours for tutor groups and our supportive student service teams who are always ready to help with any questions and provide the advice that you need.
In addition to standard study support through taught sessions, our Virtual Learning Environment allows students to access resources, participate in group work and submit work from anywhere in the world 24/7.
University central services are rich with support teams to assist students with every aspect of their journey through our degree programmes.
From our Career and Employability Service, through our strong Students' Union, to our professional and efficient Student Finance team, there are always friendly faces ready to support you and provide you with the answers that you need.
Our IoT research is funded by European (European Union, European Space Agency), International (Newton, NASA) and UK research councils (Innovate UK) in the following topics:
- Smart cities (European Union)
- 5G (European Union)
- Big data (Innovate UK, EU)
- Visualisation (NASA, European Space Agency, NHS, Innovate UK) Digital Healthcare (Newton Fund) Cyber Security (Innovate UK, West Yorkshire Police)
The researchers working on these projects are aligned with special purpose labs including IoT Innovation lab, Ethical Hacking lab, Cyber Security Interdisciplinary Centre, and Computer Enterprise Centre.
In addition, the researchers teaching this course work closely with two national catapult centres located in Bradford: Digital Catapult Centre, and DHEZ giving you access to the events and projects organised by these centres.
We also integrate knowledge and experience from Industrial partners through both our Industry Advisory Board and these research projects through challenging case studies, lab-based activities and invited talks, ensuring that research findings are at the heart of our curriculum. This new programme will also involve invited external speakers from various industry sectors.