General information

Subject type: Optional

Coordinator: Joan Triadó Aymerich

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Manuel Pons Martorell
Manuel Pons Martorell 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan

The documentation of the subject will be mostly in Spanish. There may be documents in English and Catalan, but the main language of the documents will be in Spanish. 


Specific skills
  • CE21: Understand the basics and applications of digital electronics and microprocessors.

  • CE23: Understand the applications of electronic instrumentation.

  • CE24: Train to design analog, digital and power electronic systems.

  • CE28: Apply industrial computing and communications.


Optional subject framed in the block of the mention in Intelligent Manufacturing in Industry 4.0, of eminently practical approach.

The first part focuses on the analysis of cybersecurity. The generic concepts to be considered are explained, and management and control mechanisms are put in place. However, the main rules for the security management of information systems, of application in professional environments are introduced.

The second part explains the technological possibility of adding computing and communication capabilities to field devices, such as sensors and actuators, leading us to an environment of interconnected devices that can share data and the ability to process the. They are IoT environments. 

First we will see the solutions to implement IoT infrastructures, and then we will see cases of application in industrial environments (what is known as IIOT) and in city environments (what is known as Smart Cities)

The course will give an overview of IoT environments. The components found there, the platforms to work on, and the main protocols and operating models will be analyzed from an eminently practical point of view.


Content title 1:       Risks and threats.


Types of threats

Security attacks

Threats to OT infrastructures

Related activities

Theoretical presentation (6h)


Content title 2:        Information security regulations and legislation.


ISO standards

Other regulations and legislation

Security Policies

Risk analysis

Related activities

Theoretical presentation (3h)


Content title 3:        Security in nodes and networks


Perimeter Security


Endpoint security

Data and identity security

OT security

Related activities

Theoretical presentation (9h)


Content title 4:        IoT environments


Objectives and characteristics of IoT environments

Elements of an IoT environment

Specific characteristics of IIoT environments

Connectivity between elements of the IoT environment

OPC-UA standard

Related activities

Theoretical presentation (8h)


Content title 5:        IoT platforms


Functionalities of an IoT management platform

Major IoT management platforms in the market

Operation of IoT management platforms

Using the cloud in IoT applications

Fog and Edge computing 

Related activities

Theoretical presentation (4h)


Content title 6:        IoT applications


Decision making in IoT environments

Smart Cities

Vertical use cases of IoT environments and solutions 

Related activities

Theoretical presentation (4h)

Evaluation system

In order to pass (pass) the assessment activities, students must demonstrate:

- That they have acquired the theoretical knowledge related to the contents of the subject and that their understanding allows them to put them into practice.

- That they can develop solutions to problems that, although they may be similar to others seen above, present aspects that are new.

The weight of each of the activities in the final evaluation of the subject is indicated below.

1. 40% Written Test

2. Practices 40%

3. Individual or group work 20%

All grades are required. The written test can be retrieved

For the written tests, the average of the tests must have a minimum rating of 3,5. If the grade is lower than 3.5 then the final grade of the subject will be that of the written tests.

Only the written test can be recovered. 



Presentations and notes of the subject

Technical documentation of the software used in the subject


Internet of Things (IoT) Ecosystem. 2nd Edition. 

Maggie Lin and Qiang Lin. 

Published by Independently published.

IoT Fundamentals. Networking Technologies, Protocols and Uses Cases for Internet of Things.

David Hanes, Gonzalo Salgueiro, Patrick Grossetete, Rob Barton and Jerome Henry.

Published by Ciscopress