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The Internet of Things for Sustainability Micro-credential

Learn how to use data, connectivity and smart technology to develop positive outcomes and measurable impact. Discover how the convergence of software, hardware and sustainability initiatives can support better outcomes for businesses and communities.


We’ve got 250 scholarships for our micro-credential short courses, to help Kiwis explore and up-skill in a range of important topics like technology, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.  Use the code EXPLORE24 when you apply.

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10 weeks

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100% online, expertly facilitated

NZQA accredited, level 8 (15 Credits)


Outcomes and Pathways

What this course offers and how you will benefit

Learn how the Internet of Things and big data can be used to future proof the resilience of businesses, environments and communities. As our world becomes more connected through smart devices and a multitude of connectivity networks, develop the knowledge to use new and emerging disruptive technologies to apply solutions that benefit society, the planet and future generations.

This innovative Level 8 NZQA accredited (15 Credits) micro-credential will engage you in the sustainability challenges our planet faces and assist you to develop proactive strategies that use the Internet of Things (IoT) as solutions to a sustainable future.

Explore the fundamentals of IoT and their integration with other disruptive technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and 5G. Develop understanding of current and future potential capabilities to deliver economies of scale and wide reaching impact. Learn how to develop and apply IoT solutions to address core sustainability challenges in a real world context, through critical review of real use cases and strategic application to your own area of expertise.

Defining, understanding and measuring impact is now core to many existing and start-up business models. The Internet of Things for Sustainability Micro-credential brings to life how impact can be defined, understood and most importantly, measured using the lenses of Technology (via the Internet of Things) and Sustainability. The course is thought-provoking and challenges current approaches by introducing how technology, people, data, governance all align to drive new impact-driven sustainability outcomes and opportunities. Kriv Naicker, Industry Advisor, MD Synaptec NZ and Chair – NZ IoT Alliance

Kriv Naicker | Industry Advisor
Kriv Naicker Industry Advisor

Sound understanding of IoT fundamentals and their potential to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are relevant to your context

Awareness of indigenous values in relation to data sovereignty and the ability to apply these practically to your context

Develop a sustainability framework for strategic decision-making that considers impact across environmental, societal, cultural and economic factors

Gain valuable transferable skills in critical and systems thinking and user centred design methodologies


Where this could take you

Apply your sustainability and technology knowledge in a practical way to create real, meaningful change

Follow your passion

Lead a sustainability initiative integrating technology to improve sustainable outcomes in your community, workplace or environment

Boost your career

Deploy new knowledge for your current role or apply for a new role with a sustainability focus and integrate technology for a thriving future.

Continued learning


How this Micro-credential works

Incorporate sustainability and technology into your world

Apply and Enrol

If you are ready to enrol, complete the online application form. We will be in touch to provide you with everything you need to know to get started on your micro-credential journey.

Sustainability and Technology

Dive into understanding what sustainability means and the role that technology such as the Internet of Things can have to improve outcomes through the collection of data.
Explore concepts such as the circular, knowledge and sharing economy as frameworks to shape the design and implementation of connected systems.

Application for Sustainability

Look into a range of contexts where Internet of Things technology is being used for positive impact - smart utilities, smart mobilities, smart agriculture and smart health and wellbeing.

Apply your learning through the development of a project brief for a connected system that could address a sustainability challenge in your practice.

Follow up

Put your project into practice or further your knowledge with our Master of Technological Futures, Master of Change and Organisational Resilience


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