Internet of Things platforms for manufacturing Industry

  • Credits 3  credits
  • Education level Second cycle
  • Study location Distance with no obligatory meetings
  • Course code PPU474
  • Main area Product and Process Development

Do you want to deepen your knowledge in Industrial Internet of Things?

About the course

In this course, you will gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), platforms and cloud services used in manufacturing industries.

You will learn to understand the use of IoT platforms and how to design and implement simple systems and how to create value by using IoT solutions within industrial systems. The course will provide you with practical and theoretical knowledge in IIoT, platforms and cloud services as well as in-depth knowledge in production, logistics and product development.

You will learn

  • what the advantages and disadvantages of using cloud services are
  • to explain the main drivers and barriers for the use of cloud services within manufacturing industry
  • to design and implement simple IIoT systems
  • to describe the value creation of using IIoT solutions in industrial systems


Below you find the entry requirements for the course. If you do not fulfill the requirements, you can get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etcetera. Read more in Application information below.

Occasions for this course

Autumn semester 2024

  • Autumn semester 2024


    3 credits


    2024-11-11 - 2025-01-19 (part time 20%)

    Education level

    Second cycle

    Course type

    Freestanding course

    Application code




    Study location

    Independent of location

    Teaching form

    Distance learning
    Number of mandatory occasions including examination: 0
    Number of other physical occasions: 0

    Course syllabus & literature

    See course plan and literature list (PPU474)

    Specific requirements

    75 credits in mechanical engineering, production engineering, product and process development, computer engineering and/or computer science or equivalent including basic knowledge in IoT systems or 40 credits in engineering/technology and at least 2 years' experience in full-time employment in a relevant area within industry. In addition, Swedish course B/Swedish course 3 and English course A/English course 6 are required. For courses given entirely in English exemption is made from the requirement in Swedish course B/Swedish course 3.  


    Work experience/university credits

Questions about the course?

If you have any questions about the course, please contact the Course Coordinator.


Moris Behnam



Application information

You’ll find the entry requirements in the course description. After submitting your application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the course. Most academic credentials from Sweden are retrieved automatically. Wait a few days after submitting your application - if you still can’t see your academic credentials om My pages, please upload them.

If you have studied in another country, you must provide transcripts of your academic studies and of your English proficiency. Exactly what you need to submit and how, depends on several factors. You can read more on universityadmissions.se or antagning.se.

If the course requires work experience, you need to provide an employer’s certificate. You can download a template for employer’s certificate below.

No academic qualifications?

Many courses requires that you have previous academies studies, but we can validate work experience to determine whether you have the qualifications for the course.

If you don’t have the formal qualifications required, please send in a certificate of employment (current or previous) and a CV/Description of competence that describes your educational and professional background. Please include a short description of your work experience, not only the work title.

Use the CV/ Description of competence template below and fill in the information requested.

You can also use our template for Employers certificate if you like.

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If you have any questions regarding eligibility or application please send an e-mail to lifelonglearning@mdu.se