Single-Course English 5 ECTS

IoT Prototyping

Overall Course Objectives

The objective for this course is to give the students the opportunity to develop a prototype based on a product idea within Internet of Things. The product idea generally is a further development of a project from one of the IoT prerequisite courses. The course focusses on low-power WAN technologies, IoT backend solutions, but also on the product and business side of a potential IoT product

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the challenges the market has for IoT products (technology push or pull)
  • Analyse low power WAN technologies for different product use cases
  • Apply design thinking principles
  • Synthesize a prototype fulfilling a specific market need
  • Perform a market analysis
  • Incorporate UX design parameters
  • Apply basic electronics principles and circuitry
  • Devise software and applications
  • Apply 3D design, printing, circuit design, prototype manufacturing principles
  • Describe start-up funding opportunities
  • Write a technical report and present the prototype at a pitch-style presentation

Course Content

The focus of the course will be on applying IoT technologies in a specific prototype. The course is based on hands-on project work and prototyping. Topics covered include market research and analysis, design thinking, low-power communication technologies, basic electronics, 3D design, Arduino & microcontroller programming, UX design, APP design, start-up funding opportunities, report writing and pitching, guest lectures from industry and other DTU departments. Students are expected to be knowledgeable of Arduino or C/C++ programming and wireless communication technologies to a level taught in 34315, 34338 or 34346. Students are expected buy their own IoT kit (approx. kr. 300-400.-), but no expenses for books (the same kit as used in 34315, 34338, 34346). Being present in class for mandatory exercises and group work is an integral part of the course. The evaluation will consist of assignments, giving peer feedback, reports and an oral presentation to the class on the last day of the course.

Recommended prerequisites

Teaching Method

Lectures and project work


Limited number of seats

Maximum: 40.

Please be aware that this course has a limited number of seats available. If there are too many applicants, a pool will be created for the remainder of the qualified applicants, and they will be selected at random. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether you have been allocated a spot.

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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 34365
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Thurs 8-12

7.500,00 DKK

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