Internet Of Things Developer


  • NQF: 4
  • SAQA ID. 119262
  • CREDITS:  141

What is an Internet-of-things Developer? 

Internet-of-things Developer (IoT developer) design and build new smart devices as well as the mobile applications that act as central hubs for a user’s interconnected objects.  

Did you know? 

IoT provides flexible career options. There are a wide variety of choices available. You can become a data scientist, manager of a product, industrial engineer, etc. 


This qualification prepares students to function as an Internet-of-Things Developer. An Internet-of-Things Developer coordinates all components of an Internet-of-Things (IoT) solution that includes sensors, devices, actuators, networks, and other infrastructure to aggregate and disseminate data, store the data on the cloud and make it available to the data scientist for decision making, thus being responsible for the full cycle from data collection to data delivery. In the broadest sense, the term Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses everything connected through the internet, but it is increasingly being used to define objects that “talk” to each other. 


Career Fields

Data Analytics
Network & Networking Structure
Sensors & Actuators
Embedded Programme Engineer
Admission Requirements
  • NQF Level 3 qualification

Certification and Examination 

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a statement of result from Berea College of Technology and upon meeting the EISA requirements, receive an Occupational Certificate: Internet-of-things Developer from the QCTO.  

EISA is a single, national assessment which leads to competent learners being awarded Occupational Certificates. It is an integral and critical component of QCTO’s quality assurance system, as it ensures that the assessment of occupational qualifications, part-qualifications and trades is standardised, consistent and credible. Qualifying for External Assessment: To qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required knowledge and practical modules by means of statements of results and a record of completed work experience.

Duration and Work-Integrated Learning

The programme duration is 1 year on a full-time basis.

Study Materials
  • Prescribed textbook lists will be provided by the academic department at your campus. Students will receive electronic versions of the study guides for this programme. Study material is also available online on the learner management system, Moodle. 


Enquire at the Berea College of Technology campus for a current programme pricelist. 

Additional Costs

Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides etc.

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Knowledge Modules

Introduction to Internet of Things 

Computers, Devices and Computing Systems 

Building Blocks of Internet of Things 

Internet of Things Design and Development Considerations 

4IR and Future Skills 

Design Thinking Principles for Innovation 

Basic Electronic Principles

Practical Modules

Apply Basic Scriptwriting for Internet of Things Toolsets 

Access, Analyse and Visualise Structured Data using Spreadsheets 

Implement the Internet of Things Solution Infrastructure and Deploy Edge Devices 

Provision and Manage Devices 

Process and Manage Data in an Internet of Things Solution 

Monitor, Troubleshoot and Optimise Internet of Things Solutions 

Implement Security Measures for Internet of Things Solutions 

Participate in a Design Thinking for Innovation Workshop 

Function Ethically and Effectively in the Workplace 

Work Experience Modules

Internet of Things Solution Deployment Processes 

Data Collecting, Aggregating, Disseminating and Storing Processes 

Data Integration Systems and Processes 


Centre for Student Relations (CSR)

The Centre provides a free online service to students who require additional academic and personal support.