Internet-of-Things Architect

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What is a Internet-of-Things Architect

There are billions of devices in the world connected to the Internet, collectively known as the Internet-of-Things. You could design the latest Internet-ready devices, protect crucial systems from hacking attempts and find new business opportunities hidden in online data.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Testing and selecting new data collection technologies such as sensors and actuators
  • Collecting and interpreting valuable business data from internet-connected devices
  • Adapting to the rapid pace of technological change in the Internet-of-Things through continuous research and study

Getting in and Qualifications


There are a variety of options to enter the field, from practical entry level roles to higher education.

Useful subjects:

  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Computer Science

Choosing a Foundation Apprenticeship in Software Development as one of your S5/6 subjects can help develop the skills you need while still in school.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.


There are a number of options to develop the skills required to become an Internet-of-Things Architect. Apprenticeships or degrees focused on these subjects can be useful for this career:

  • Network Technologies
  • Business Information Systems
  • Internet-of-Things
  • Software Engineering

These degree courses typically require National 5 qualifications and a minimum of three Highers at BBB. Some students also go on to gain postgraduate qualifications in similar subject areas.