Master and Certificates in Advanced Studies on the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT)

The IoT is expected to be the next major technological wave

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to be the next major technological wave, with over 50 billion connected devices by 2020, over 14 trillion US$ economic value creation by 2022, and major gains in efficiency for the industry and public administrations.

This Master and Certificates in Advanced Studies on the Internet of Things (MAS-IoT) have been tailored for professionals and future professionals in this domain. The programs are co-organized by the University of Geneva, the IoT Forum and Mandat International.

They will be taught by top European experts from the research and industry to deliver a comprehensive education on the Internet of Things.

The programs will leverage on European research projects, industries and experts to deliver a comprehensive education on the Internet of Things with invited Professors and experts from various European universities and research centres, to provide a cutting edge education on the Internet of Things.

over 50 billion connected devices by 2020

over 14 trillion US$ economic value creation by 2022

major gains in efficiency for the industry

It will develop skills and expertise on how to analyze, design, plan, deploy, manage, exploit and maintain the Internet of Things. It will present emerging trends, requirements, models, technologies, applications and approaches thanks to a direct integration with leading research teams and industry in this domain.

Finally, it will enable participants to mutualize their experience and knowledge, and to develop their professional network in the Internet of Things domain.

A strong emphasis is placed on the transfer of knowledge acquired during the training in the work environment of the participants. This will be done through case studies and lessons brought by cutting edge experts from European research projects and industry, and the followup of the master thesis,. Coaching and mentoring are ensured individualized throughout the training.



Providing a multidisciplinary education on the Internet of Things with cutting edge experts from the European research and industry ecosystem.


Developing skills and expertise articulating academic knowledge and business expertise.


Encourage the pooling of experience and knowledge between peers and with stakeholders to develop innovative approaches.


Build a professional network in the area.

Skills and Knowledge


Mastering strategic and holistic view of the Internet of Things encompassing technological, societal and business dimensions.


Develop an innovative, interdisciplinary and holistic approach.


Identify critical issues and solutions related to Internet of Things strategy design and implementation.


Acquiring a holistic view and understanding of the Internet of Things ecosystems and deployments.

Targeted audience

The proposed program is particularly relevant for

Chief Technology Officers
Members of direction

or managers in charge of defining the technological strategy of their company.

Civil servants

in charge of smart cities planning, deployment and maintenance.

Directors of information systems
Project managers with IoT

or managers in charge of defining the technological strategy of their company.

Research and innovation managers
Business and production managers

with several years of experience.

Programme Structure

The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) corresponds to 60 ECTs credits.

12 thematic modules organized in groups of three, corresponding to 4 thematic Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS). Each CAS will comprise 3 thematic modules, followed by an individual work and/or an examination test, and will count for 12 ECTs.

A written master thesis counting for 15 ECTs, with two subcategories:

  1. Research, innovation and analysis focused,
  2. IoT deployment plan and implementation focused.

The MAS will require a total score of 60 ECTs.
Registration to a specific CAS (12 ECTs) or to an individual module will be open too.

Teaching schedule

The thematic modules will be delivered within a regular academic year, from September to July. By default, each module will be organized over two periods of two days, on Friday (14:00-21:00) and Saturday (9:00-14:00/21:00), to ease the participation of professionals.

A laboratory will complement the theoretical presentations. The master thesis will be written and submitted by the participant during the subsequent semester.

# Date Module ETCs
1 2017 Oct Overviewof IoT Landscape, Evolution and Trends 3
Oct 13-14 History of IoT; evolution; overview of the various dimensions
Oct 27-28 Perspectives and trends in the main application domains
2 2017 Nov IoT Hardware, Enablers and Sensor Networks 3
Nov 3-4 Introduction on IoT hardware: key components and functionalities
Nov 17-18 Wireless Sensor Networks Models and Challenges
3 2017 Nov - Dec IoT Architectures and Main IoT Platforms 4
Nov 24-25 IoT Architectures ad ARM approach
Dec 1-2 Web of Things, Cloud Integration and Open Data
Personal Work 2
# Date Module ETCs
4 2017 Dec - 2018 Jan IoT Communication, Interoperability and Standards 3
Dec 15-16 Communication principles; OSI layers; Communication problems
Jan 12-13 Main IoT standards
5 2018 Jan IoT Networks, IPv6 and Scalability 3
Jan 19-20 IoT Network architecture; IoT networks overview
Jan 26-27 IPv6: architecture, configuration, 6LoWPAN, etc.
6 2018 Fev Designing and Deploying IoT in Enterprises 4
Fev 9-10 IoT Requirments Analysis and Deployment Planning
Fev 16-17 IoT Deployment and Maintenance
Personal Work 2
# Date Module ETCs
7 2018 Mar IoT Security 3
Mar 2-3 Security principles, concepts and issues
Mar 9-10 Use cases, tools and security measures
8 2018 Mar IoT Privacy and Personal Data Protection 3
Mar 16-17 Introduction to Privacy and Personal Data Protection
Mar 23-24 Personal Data Protection applied to IoT; risks, use cases, chalenges
9 2018 Apr IoT Information Management System 4
Apr 13-14 Introduction on IMS
Apr 20-21 Specific applications and requirements for IoT IMS
Personal Work 2
# Date Module ETCs
10 2018 Apr - May IoT Market, Value Creation and Business Models 3
Apr 27-28 Economic perspective; market drivers and trends
May 4-5 IoT Business Models and Economic Perspectives
11 2018 May Smart Cities and other IoT Application Domains 3
May 18-19 Smart cities and other application domains
May 25-26 IoT Experimentation and User Experience
12 2018 June IoTathon - Use-case Design and Deployment Exercise 4
June1-2 Presenting the Use-case and boot-strapping the process
June 15-16 Presenting the Use-Case implementation
Personal Work 2
June 2018 Summer school in cooperation with a European IoT Summer School (or Seminars) 5
Master Thesis 15

Assessment methods

Each CAS and modules will be evaluated through a personal work and/or an examination test. The master thesis will comprise a written work and will be assessed and scored by one of the participating teachers.

In parallel, each module will be evaluated by the participants, in order to identify improvement potentials.

Registration Criteria

At least Bachelor (or equivalent degree)

Ability to speak and write in English

3 years of activity in a related domain.

Registration Fees


CHF 5’000.-

Price for each Certificate of Advanced Studies


CHF 17'500.-

Complete Master and Certificates in Advanced Studies on the IoT


CHF 1’800.-

For each any individual thematic module within any CAS

These fees do not cover the personal expenses of students, including travel costs, accommodation costs and insurance. Participants who would obtain the four CAS over a period of time of three years, can apply to the MAS with a complementary registration fee of CHF 2’500.

* For the registration of individual modules, please contact us at

MAS Registration Form


Master and Certificates in Advanced Studies on the IoT

CAS Registration Forms


IoT Applications


IoT Fundamentals


IoT Networks and Standards


IoT Security and Privacy


The courses will be limited to a maximum of 25 participants.


The courses will take place mainly at the University of Geneva.


English only

Direction Committee

Dimitri Kostantas

University of Geneva

Programme co-director
Sébastien Ziegler

IoT Forum / Mandat International

Programme co-director
Srdjan Krco

IoT forum

Jose Rolim


Mirko Presser

University of Aarhus

Fabien Vannel


Giovanna di Marzo


Katarzyna Wac


Anastasija Collen



The Master in Advanced Studies in IoT courses will be taught by professors and experts in the Internet of Things recognized at the European level

Prof. Dimitri Konstantas

University of Geneva

Sébastien Ziegler

President of the IoT Forum and IoT Lab, and ITU Rapporteur on IoT Emerging Technologies

Prof. Mirko Presser

University of Aahrus and Vice-President of the IoT Forum

Srdjan Krco

CEO of Dunavnet and former Ericsson research

Prof Klaus Moessner

Professor in Cognitive Networks, Institute for Communication Systems, University of Surrey

Thomas Watteyne

Inria, Analog Devices and IETF

Luca Bolognini

President and CEO IIP – Istituto Italiano per la Privacy e la Valorizzazione dei Dati

Prof Antonio Skameta

University of Murcia

Latif Ladid

Founder and President IPv6 Forum and University of Luxembourg

Martin Brynskov

Chairman of the Global Open & Agile Smart Cities Initiative (OASC) OASC

Lucio Scudiero

Data Privacy and Data Protection Officer and Researcher, Archimede Solutions SARL

Dominique Guinard


Nathalie Stembert

Researcher, Designer and Teacher Stembert Design

Shahid Raza

Director Security Lab RISE SICS Stockholm

Dr. Constantinos Marios Angelopoulos

Lecturer Bournemouth University Department of Computing & Informatics