CAS IoT Applications 2019

This CAS presents the state of the IoT market, the business models used and how IoT can create value for the enterprise, discussing existing and emerging use cases, like Smart-Cities, coupled with an hands-on design and implementation of an IoT service.



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12 ECTS credits
120 Teaching hours




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Modules can be followed individually


CHF 5'000.-


  • Acquire a multidisciplinary education on the IoT with cutting edge experts from the European research and industry ecosystem
  • Develop skills and expertise combining academic knowledge with 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


Chief technology officer, member of direction or manager in charge of defining the technological strategy of his company, civil servant in charge of smart cities planning, deployment and maintenance, director of information systems, project managers with IoT, research and innovation manager, business and production manager, engineer with several years of experience

Learning outcomes

  • Identify critical issues and solutions related to IoT strategy design and implementation
  • Acquire a holistic view and understanding of the IoT ecosystems and deployments
  • Know on technologies supporting IoT
  • Adjust one’s own professional practice with insights from the programme


  • IoT Market, Value Creation and Business Models
  • Smart Cities and other IoT Application Domains
  • IoTathon - Use-case Design and Deployment Exercise


Prof. Dimitri KONSTANTAS, Computer Science Centre (CUI), University of Geneva and Sébastien ZIEGLER, IoT Forum & Mandat International


Prof. Dimitri KONSTANTAS, University of Geneva


IoT Forum • Mandat International
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. In response to this evolution, professionals and companies need to develop their expertise, update their knowledge and support innovative solutions.
The Master of Advanced Advanced Studies (MAS) in the Internet of Things (MAS-IoT) is co-organized by the University of Geneva, the IoT Forum and Mandat International. The programme includes the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in IoT Fundamentals, the CAS in IoT Networks and Standards, the CAS in IoT Security and Privacy and the CAS in IoT Applications.


Each module will be evaluated through personal or group work and/or examination tests.
The Master thesis will comprise an assessed written work.
Each module will be evaluated by the participants in order to identify potential improvements.

Diploma awarded

Participants who successfully complete the programme of the MAS will be awarded the Master of Advanced Studies in Internet of Things / Maîtrise universitaire d’études avancées en Internet of Things delivered by the University of Geneva. It equates to 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits.
Participants who successfully complete the programme of the CAS will be awarded:
Certificate of Advanced Studies in IoT Fundamentals / Certificat de formation continue en Fondamentaux de IdO
Certificate of Advanced Studies in IoT Networks and Standards / Certificat de formation continue en Réseaux et standards de IdO
Certificate of Advanced Studies in IoT Security and Privacy / Certificat de formation continue en Sécurité et confidentialité de IdO and/or
Certificate of Advanced Studies in IoT Applications / Certificat de formation continue en Applications de IdO
Delivered by the Centre universitaire d’informatique (CUI) of the University of Geneva.
Each CAS equates to 12 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits.

Admission criteria

  • At least Bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience

Number of participants

From 10 to 22 participants

Detailed fees

The total registration fees for the MAS refers to the maximum training time (4 semesters). It is set for each edition by the Steering Committee. These fees do not cover the personal expenses of students, nor travel costs, accommodation costs and insurance. For the first edition, which will begin in October 2017, the registration fees will amount to:
CHF 17,500.- for the MAS
CHF 5,000.- for each CAS
Participants who have obtained 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.


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 facilitate the participation of professionals. Complementary activities, such as laboratory and group works will be part of the programme. The master thesis will be written and submitted by the participant during the subsequent semester.


Each CAS (12 ECTS credits) can be attended individually and be credited in the MAS programme in a period of 3 years. Each CAS will comprise 3 thematic modules, followed by an individual work and/or an examination test.
Some modules may be attended individually, on request.

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