A Practical Approach: Leveraging on Internet of Things (IoT) to improve business productivity

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)


Continuing Education and Training Certificate


Internet of Things (IoT) has been changing our landscape and it is one of the most widely searched keywords in the recent years. Yet, many professionals are still trying to find out what exactly is IoT and how does it work. This masterclass is specially crafted to bring across the concept of IoT to you, who are keen to learn about the fundamentals and applications of IoT in the business landscape and smart cities.

In this course, we will equip you with the basic building blocks and communication methods of Internet of Things (IoT), showing real use cases of how forward-looking companies has successfully deployed IoT at affordable cost, to create a sustainable competitive advantage for their team. There will be guided practical session for you to explore the concept of how an IoT device will work, without involving coding, as the intent is to reinforce the concepts with no geeky work.

At the end of this course, you will be able to hold informal discussions on topics related to IoT, and make forward looking decision on implementing IoT to your business processes to be on the forefront of technology.

This course is very useful for professionals or business leaders who are keen to leverage on IoT Technology to bring their company into higher productivity through automation.  Besides introducing the key components and concepts of IoT, it provides a code free hands-on experience on setting up your own IoT systems.

The 2 days programme will cover the following:
Day 1: Demystify IoT and fundamental of IoT
Day 2: Guided tour of Practical application of IoT (Platform kit will be provided)
There will be a 30 mins written assessment at the end of the course.

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

o Understand the building blocks of Internet of Things (IoT)
o Understand the difference between IoT and legacy automation
o Understand how IoT device communicate
o Understand how IoT can help to improve our business productivity
o Know how to engage with other technical parties for a successful IoT implementation
o Gain knowledge of available IoT devices and gateway
o Understand how different communication technology Like 5G /4G plays their role in IoT
o Hand on experience in getting a IoT Device to work without coding

Day 1: Demystifying Internet of Things (IoT)
o IoT: Is this a revolution or evolution?
o Class Activities related to IoT
o Understanding the building blocks of IoT
o What exactly is edge computing and gateway?
o Linking the Building blocks up
o How has IoT transform our business landscape?
o Co-relation between IoT devices and data analytics

Day 2: A Practical Approach (Experimenting with IoT devices)
o Commercially available IoT Devices and Gateway
o Real World Implementation of IoT: Case studies from Smart Lighting Management and Supply Chain/Warehousing businesses
o Hands on with IoT Devices (Codes free)
o Course Debrief
o 30 mins written assessment 


This course will be useful for project managers, entrepreneurs, business owners, engineers who are keen to find out more about IoT and how to improve productivity in your companies and how will IoT contributes to smart cities


  • GCE ‘O’ level with minimum 2 years relevant working experience OR
  • GCE ‘A’ Level or polytechnic diploma OR
  • NITEC in any specialization with 3 years working experience
  • Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.0

Standard Course Fee: S$1,944.00

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 7% GST

AFTER funding & 8% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)




Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)



SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

• NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.

Note: Course fee payment made before 1 Jan 2023 will be subject to GST at 7%, and payment made on or after 1 Jan 2023 will be subject to GST at 8%.

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Mr Ivan Chew

Mr Ivan Chew

Ivan Chew is an advocate of digital technology and a passionate trainer when it comes to Data Analytics and Data Science application that enables digital transformation and improving business efficiency.

With 20 years of vast experience in both MNCs and Small Medium Enterprise arena, from spearheading projects in Silicon Valley (San Jose) as an avid SAP developer to a Solution Architect in Cognos and Internet of things (IoT), Ivan is well sought after by learners who share the same passion especially in the Digital landscape.

Ivan holds a Master In Computing and a Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Second Upper) from The National University of Singapore. He is currently heading a leading IoT solution provider, that leverages a suite of propriety technologies to enhance existing IT infrastructures with the integration of IoTs and RFID technology to bridge functional gaps to meet new and emerging demands.

Lee, Oon Ling

Oon Ling is an accomplished trainer and a multi-companies business owner. She started her first company in 2011 specialising in Intelligent corporate apparels, currently operating with a lean headcount via digitally driven business model and strong in-house infrastructure. Having spearheaded the digital transformation on her company, coupled with her experience in the academic field, she is skilled in providing high level consultation to SME business owners in business model transformation through digitalisation in sustainable ways. Her expertise in digital marketing, business establishment and digital process implementation has given her a unique edge to excel in today’s challenging business landscape.

Apart from this, Oon Ling is also a sought-after trainer with good reviews in the lifelong learning industry, providing effective training programs to professional adults in higher learning institutes on business related courses and digital marketing.

Oon Ling is an Associate Adult Educator recognized by IAL-AEN. She holds a Master of Business Administration and a first degree in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore.