Designing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions

Télécom SudParis

    • A part-time course: a few days per month for six months
    • Professors from the Telecom SudParis Connected Objects and IoT excellence cluster
    • Certification registered with France Compétences

The certification is registered with France Compétences under the number RS2668 (currently under renewal


General presentation

There is no sector of activity that is not affected by the creation and development of connected objects and Internet of Things (IoT).

Today, it is increasingly important for companies to propose such devices and associated applications, to create real added-value for their offering of products or services.

This course in designing IoT solutions develops the skills needed to undertake IoT projects, step by step, as a project owner or project manager. It is oriented towards practice and implementation; in their professional thesis, students may tackle a real-life issue that they have encountered, whether in their working or personal life.

It is taught part-time, so that participants can continue to work while studying. It is offered in blended-learning format, combining remote sessions and in-person classes.

⇒ Download the information notice for the certification (fr)

Objectives and targeted skills

This course aims to develop your knowledge of Machine to Machine (M2M) communication, Internet of Things, connected objects and all the technology and methods needed for IoT projects.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Carry out market research prior to designing an IoT solution, considering the technological, economic and strategic dimensions.
  • Design the integration of an IoT solution into a service platform, while ensuring that devices and networks remain operational
  • Model the uses of an IoT solution and its integration into the entire ecosystem.
  • Ensure that the IoT solution is secure in terms of the volumes of data collected and processed, in compliance with the applicable French regulations.

Targeted participants and prerequisites

This course is aimed at:

  • Professionals responsible for studying and developing applications for connected objects;
  • Project managers, engineers, network architects, service developers, consultants, managers with knowledge in the fields of telecommunications and embedded systems.

Basic knowledge of networks is recommended for this course.

Participation requirements

  • Application file
  • Individual interview to confirm professional objectives

Pedagogical structure

The program includes six months of study, followed by a period of three months to complete the thesis.

  • There is a total of 24.5 days of study, with a schedule of four days per month on average. This includes classes, case studies, practical work, feedback and professional role-play workshops, and a group project (feasibility study and designing an IoT solution).
  • During the 3 months following the study period, participants will finalize their IoT project. This will involve writing a thesis and defending it before a jury panel.

Assessment and certification

The Telecom SudParis certification in “Designing Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions” is issued to participants who pass the assessments: tests, case studies, group presentations of practical cases, individual professional thesis on designing an IoT solution presented to a panel of experts.

More information about assessments and grading criteria is provided in the Reference Document of Activity, Skills and Assessment for Professional Certification no. RS2668 (fr) and provided to participants.

Information and contacts

The next session will begin on November 14, 2022.

  • Fees: €9,600 (excl. tax)
  • Duration: 24.5 days of study (171 hours) and 1 half-day for the thesis defense.


Note: it is possible to only take some of the course modules or to spread them out over multiple years.


Course administrator

Hakima Chaouchi

Teacher-researcher in the Networks and Mobile Multimedia Services Laboratory (RS2M) at Telecom SudParis. Her research and teaching focuses on heterogeneous wireless access networks, the Internet of Things (IoT), and improving mobility support architectures and cellular networks. She is the editor of the book “Internet of Things, Connecting Objects”.

Course administrator

Thierry Didi

Founder and CEO of Eeleo, specialized in smart devices, specifically for telehealth. CEO of TIDIWI, specialized in the development of connected objects (electronic and software). As an expert in wireless telecommunications and M2M, he held multiple management positions at Nortel Networks, before joining the “CTO Office” at Wavecom, leader of M2M solutions.

Your contact


Head of Executive education
at Telecom SudParis

Email : @joelle.monange