CITS5506 The Internet of Things

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit identifies the characteristics and limitations of small hardware devices, communication, and software infrastructure and environments providing mobile and ubiquitous computing contexts. Topics include smartphone and tablet programming, key programming paradigms, user interface design for small form-factor devices, data persistence, messaging and networking, embedded sensors, location-based services, and security and privacy.
Students are able to (1) discuss mobile and ubiquitous computing issues with their peers and with non-specialists; (2) specify, design, implement and evaluate a mobile computing application on distributed small devices in a ubiquitous computing environment; and (3) use a range of current tools and techniques in the construction and deployment of software in ubiquitous computing environments.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) mid-semester test; (2) two programming projects; and (3) presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Atif Mansoor
Unit rules
Enrolment in 62530 Master of Data Science
62510 Master of Information Technology
62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering specialisation)
completion of 6 points of programming-based units
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 3 hours per week

To be advised by the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.