Internet of Things WAN’s





Offered by

ICT Engineering




It is recommended to have data communication knowledge, as well as some knowledge of embedded technologies.

Main purpose

The purpose of this course is to make the students gain overall knowledge of a broad spectrum of IoT technologies with special focus on LoRaWAN and competing technologies.
The students must make hand-on experience with state of the art LoRaWAN devices. 


After having completed this course, the students should have knowledge about:

  • IoT protocols
  • LoRaWAN network elements 
  • LoRaWAN technology
  • LoRa device classes
  • Sensors/Actuators 
  • OTA (OverTheAir) activation 
  • Personal activation
  • Radio Propagation/Antenna
  • Security
  • IoT Testing


After having completed this course, the student should be able to:
  • Analyze and explain IoT LoRaWAN problems and their context
  • Select and argue for choice of methods and reflect critically on said methods
  • Find and assess relevant literature within the problem domain
  • Plan and present the result for an audience of engineers


After having completed this course, the student should be able to:

  • Assess and delimit a IoT project
  • Plan and structure the project within the set time limit
  • Predict the preliminary steps in an systems development process, leading to a clearly defined requirements capture, use cases, as well as object and behavior analysis
  • Work successfully in a project group with the objective of solving a well-defined engineering problem


The IoT course includes:

  • Group dynamics
  • Report writing
  • Presentation techniques
  • Reference/citation model and literature search
  • Work flow management
  • Test technologies

Teaching methods and study activities

Classroom teaching, Exercises, Tutorials and simulations.
Evaluate/Discuss VIA’s LoRaWAN management system.
Group work including 3 mandatory assignments.
Visit the LoRaWAN implementations at Horsens municipal office.
Study Activity Model
CATEGORY 1 (14%)
  • Lessons/lectures, Info. meetings
  • Workshops/presentation of assignments
  • Company visits, project supervision
  • Elective element seminar groups
CATEGORY 2 (28%)
  • Exercises, compulsory assignments
  • Semester project, Exam
  • Teamwork
  • Case competition
  • Evaluation of study program and education

CATEGORY 3 (48 %)
  • Preparation, study groups
  • Literature and information search
  • Assignments and exercises
  • Preparation for exam
  • Elective element self-study and preparation to seminar groups
CATEGORY 4 (10 %)
  • Elective element supervision
  • Own reflection and dialogue about teamwork and learning


Book: Testing in an IoT Environment, Tom Van De Ven, (Publisher: Sogeti).
and Conference papers, articles, youtube videos and lecturer notes.


The basis of the theory, simulation and evaluation of the 3 mandatory course assignments report and presentation. Those project assignments will be part of the examination questions.


Oral examination based on one mandatory assignment.

Grading criteria

Marking based on the 7-point grading scale.

Additional information



Poul Væggemose (POV)

Valid from

9/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Course type

6. semester
7. semester
Elective for the specialization Internet of Things


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