The Internet of Things for Sustainability Micro-credential

This 10-week industry supported micro-credential will engage you in the sustainability challenges our world faces and support you to discover and create strategies that use the Internet of Things (IoT) as solutions to a sustainable future.

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10 weeks
USD $945
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Learn how Internet of Things technology and data can be used to address the world's sustainability challenges

With sustainability being a top priority for policymakers, businesses, and communities, sustainable solutions and strategies are vital for the future. Technology is increasingly becoming a critical part of these solutions and strategies.

This 10 week micro-credential will develop your understanding of IoT and sustainability, and help you to apply this knowledge to key sustainability issues within your business and industry. Through case studies, you’ll also build critical and strategic thinking, creativity, and curiosity by engaging with real-world situations allowing you to enhance your core transferable skills for real-world contexts.

You’ll not only develop effective strategies and techniques to use technology to solve sustainability issues in your specific industry, but you’ll also grow your core transferable skills to push your career development even further.

This microcredential is designed for anyone interested in understanding the application and operation of IoT systems and the role that technology has in addressing sustainability challenges. This includes those in roles focused on technology or organisational systems, as well as those working in the sustainability space.

Through this micro-credental, you'll

  • explore water, waste, transport, and logistics to IoT agriculture and medical technology, and delve into key technological solutions to discover how you can incorporate them into your business and community.
  • critically reflect on the intersection between technology and sustainability challenges.
  • apply systems thinking and user-centered design to evaluate IoT technologies. 

By the end of this micro-credential you'll be able to...

  • Evaluate the business, technology and data dimensions of IoT systems for sustainable value
  • Critically evaluate the effectiveness of IoT technologies in addressing sustainability challenges
  • Develop and apply IoT solutions to address core sustainability challenges in practice.

How will you learn?

10 weeks of self-paced online learning including videos, quizzes and optional weekly support sessions facilitated live on Zoom. A total time commitment of 15 hours per week.

The learning will primarily be self-paced and asynchronously online. Learners are provided with video material, course notes, relevant materials, quizzes, and questions for directed discussions. Self-directed learning includes readings, reflection, learner-initiated discussion and assessments.

How is the micro-credential assessed?

You will complete two summative assessments in this microcredential. The first is a group assessment around identifying an IoT opportunity, allowing you to address the context using IoT and justify the opportunity. The second assessment will see you develop a proposal for an IoT system to solve a sustainability challenge in your practice.

Learn from the experts at The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab

Tech Futures Lab was created in 2016 to help businesses and professionals develop the critical skills needed in the ‘future of work’. This microcredential utilises that key mission to provide you with the knowledge and tools to advance your career and support sustainable outcomes in your business and community.

This micro-credential is endorsed and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and aligns to level 8 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

Are you eligible for this micro-credential?

To enrol in this microcredential, you will need to have either: *at least three years’ professional working experience in a relevant industry or community or; *a bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional qualification (or higher).

If your qualifications were not completed in English, and English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher (or an equivalent).

What you will receive

  • 15 credits at postgraduate level from The Mind Lab (authorised under NZQA).  This course confers credit equivalent to a single unit of postgraduate study which is transferable under New Zealand Qualifications Authority Standards. More information can be found here.