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Curtin to offer new Internet of Things MicroMasters

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Professionals from any field who want to capitalise on the digital revolution will now have the opportunity to do so through Curtin University’s new MicroMasters in the Internet of Things (IoT).

The MicroMasters program is supported by IT and networking company Cisco, inspired and developed through the ongoing alliance at Innovation Central Perth, and will offer six online courses and can provide an accelerated pathway into Curtin’s Master of Engineering Science (Electrical Engineering) degree.

MicroMasters programs are delivered on the edX online learning platform, which was founded by Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2012.

Curtin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Professor Jill Downie said the program offered a unique opportunity for professionals to remain competitive and successful in the digital world.

“Our lives have become consumed with smart devices, systems and technologies that are disrupting and transforming every industry around the world, and this MicroMasters allows for learners to have a better understanding of the online world and how it can be applied in existing businesses and industries,” Professor Downie said.

“It will provide learners with the opportunity to develop their analytical, creative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, which are highly valued by employers across all fields.”

Throughout the program, learners will be able to gain an in-depth understanding of the IoT, and explore the underlying principles and architecture of its networks, devices, programming, data and security. Learners will also discover how to transform an IoT idea into a viable, workable product.

Vice President of Cisco Australia and New Zealand, Ken Boal, explained how the Internet of Things will impact most industries, so it is essential for businesses to have an understanding of what the IoT will enable.

“The new MicroMasters is an exciting program that can help anyone understand how to manage IoT projects, become industry ready, and shape a career for longevity in the face of the changes created by the digital revolution,” Mr Boal said.

Verified learners will also be able to participate in regular live discussions with course lecturers, and remotely access real laboratory equipment for practical sessions. They will also be given access to Cisco Network Academy resources.

Entry to the Master of Engineering Science degree is subject to Curtin’s entry requirements, which includes completion of an undergraduate degree.

Curtin is the only university in Western Australia in the edX Consortium.

The first course in Curtin University’s new MicroMasters in the Internet of Things (IoT) will commence on 27 February 2018.

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