Software Architecture for the Internet of Things

Design IoT applications with the help of industry experts and real-world cases!

Curious about Software Architecture for the IoT?

What will you learn?

This course will teach you how to design futureproof systems that meet the requirements of IoT systems: systems that are secure, interoperable, modifiable and scalable. Moreover, you'll learn to apply best-in-class software architecture methods to help you design complex IoT and other applications. Lastly, you'll come to understand the business impact of the technical decisions that you make as an IoT system architect.

Is this the course for you?

You're at the right address if you're a software engineer, embedded systems engineer or a technical manager who aspires to connect their career to the internet of the future: the Internet of Things. Our blended learning approach offers you the best of both worlds: you can learn online whenever you want to, but can still get hands-on coaching from industry experts.

Registering for this course

Pick your preferred version of this course below: online or blended.

Online means: Access to all online course material + 2 hours of online tutoring per week +  online interaction and learning with other students + LinkedIn-compatible certificate of completion
Price: €49 excl. VAT
Blended means: Everything you get in the online version + even more personal online tutoring during 'office hours' + possibility to propose an own project that can be used for personal coaching + F2F day in group (or a one-hour individual coaching, if preferred) + guided exercises or case studies
Price: €650 excl. VAT / €585 excl. VAT for EIT Partners.

Who's who?

Frank Gielen

Dr. ir. Frank Gielen started as a software architect at AT&T Labs and was director of software technology at Alcatel. In 1998, he joined Tellium, a US-based start-up company in optical network technology as the VP of Software Engineering. He returned to Europe in 2001 as the CEO for Tellium EMEA. Currently, he is professor of software technology entrepreneurship at Ghent University. As from 2011, he is Director of Incubation & Entrepreneurship at iMinds, the leading ICT incubator in Flanders.

Jolien Coenraets

Jolien is a freelance entrepreneurship instructor, Project Manager of Technopreneurship for everyone and teaching assistant for the courses Design Project and Software Architecture at Ghent University. Besides these technical courses she's also the main assistant in Dare to Venture, the Lean Launchpad course at Ghent University. 

Jelle Nelis

Jelle Nelis received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science at Ghent University, Belgium in 2006. After graduating, he joined the IBCN research group of the Computer Science Faculty of Ghent University. The growing frustration of compatibility issues during his research at iMinds led him to architect and co-develop an interoperability framework called DYAMAND, which is currently used in several national and international research projects. Aside from this, he is an assistant for courses on software architecture and software development processes. 

Stijn Schuermans

Stijn is the business coach for this course. You can contact him with all your IoT business-related questions.

Stijn wears two hats. He is the founder of Innovictory, a business model consulting firm that helps product leaders to create impact in a world of 'free' and multi-market competition. He also acts as the lead IoT research at VisionMobile, the analysts of the developer economy. In the latter role, he has authored over 20 reports and research notes on IoT. Stijn holds an engineering degree (ir.) from the Catholic University of Leuven and an MBA from Athens University of Economics and Business. He has over a decade's experience as an engineer, product manager, strategist and business analyst.