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Sampler: Internet of Things for Sustainability

Join this short course to discover how the rise of smart devices and software help contribute to a sustainable future.

2 Weeks
100% online learning
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Outcomes & Pathways

What this course offers and how you will benefit

As our world becomes more and more connected, the uptake of smart devices to provide visibility and data for decision making is essential for all businesses. Learn how to adopt IoT technology to build understanding and knowledge to mitigate environmental and sustainability challenges

Through this sampler two-week, part time short course, you’ll explore the fundamentals of the Internet of Things (IoT), and how we can use this technology to address different sustainability challenges that we face today. Delve into case studies to discover how IoT applications can lead to sustainable decision-making in a New Zealand and international context. You’ll also explore how IoT is teaming up with other technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and 5G connectivity.

Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of IoT, including technology, business strategy and data management

Evaluate and reflect on the relevance and potential of IoT to contribute to initiatives addressing sustainability challenges


What you will learn on this short course

Learn how to capture data and insights through IoT technologies

Sustainability in a connected world using the Internet of Things

Data insights, governance and ethics

Applications for sustainability in smart cities


What you need to know

Our Sampler courses are punchy introductions to emerging areas of expertise. Delivered entirely online through articles, videos and case studies, you learn at your own pace. Completely free, you can start at any time but you need to complete the course within 3 weeks from the time you begin. There is approximately 2-3 hours of content for you to explore per week.

Sampler short courses are free to enrol in. We’re excited to encourage more people to explore key topics that are of critical relevance today and into the future.

No, credits are not awarded for completion of the academyEX Sampler and Advancer courses as these are not accredited by NZQA. The Sampler and Advancer courses provide introductions, and you can build on your knowledge and skills through further study in our accredited programmes.

Our Sampler and Advancer short courses were developed in collaboration with industry experts. You will find interviews with industry experts in amongst the content for all the Sampler and Advancer courses as well as content from a range of sources.