Skip to main content

Before choosing course

IoT is “the world of everything connected” because it can connect physical objects, persons, infrastructures, or even businesses. IoT allows us to gather data, make data analysis, and ultimately take some optimal decisions. We will use IoT in the digitalized world, where vehicles will drive without human drivers, or energy and water resources will be distributed much more efficiently than today. This course gives an overview of some of the important IoT wireless communication aspects.

Choose semester and course offering

Choose semester and course offering to see information from the correct course syllabus and course offering.

* Retrieved from Course syllabus EP270U (Autumn 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The focus of the course is on communication protocols for Internet of Things. The course starts with an introduction to applications and network architecture. Thereafter, methods for communication protocols are treated and it is shown, how these methods can be applied in the design of important aspects of the communication protocol stack.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to
•    give an account of the central tools in communication technology for Internet of Things (IoT)
•    develop the design of practical IoT-systems in order to
•    understand and explain which design options there are for a specific communication system
•    be able to argue for which type of performance that should be prioritised in the design 

Course Disposition

No information inserted

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge in 
-    calculus 
-    computer communication 
-    probability theory

Recommended prerequisites

No information inserted


No information inserted


No information inserted

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project assignment, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

No information inserted

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

No information inserted


Profile picture Carlo Fischione

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web EP270U

Offered by

EECS/Computer Science

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

No information inserted