Platforms of Industry 4.0
- One Semester or equivalent
- 36 hours Face to Face + blended
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2023 teaching periods
Higher Ed. Semester 2
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
Aims and objectives
This unit aims to introduce student to the enabling technologies of Industry 4.0, particularly those associated with manufacturing and production. The unit introduces technologies used in cyber-physical systems, digital twinning, digitisation and sensing.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Understand the operation of common IT communication protocols (K3)
2. Understand the concept of a cyber-physical system and the concept of a digital twin (K3)
3. Create digital twins by incorporating modern sensing capability in cyber-physical systems (S1, S2, S3)
4. Create the architecture of flexible design systems that can incorporate future system designs (A3, S3)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment and content.
Hours per week
Number of Weeks
|On Campus Lecture||2||12||24|
On Campus Comp Labs
|Unspecified Activities Independent Learning|
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs)
- Introduction to cyber-physical systems
- Machine to machine communication and protocols (OPC/UA)
- Production Automation OT and IT architecture (ISA-95, RAMI4.0 and OSI models)
- Cloud based IIoT operating system ( Mindsphere)
- Industrial networking and Data Communications
- virtual commissioning and optimisation using digital twin
- Sensor principles, architectures, and integration with cyber-physical systems
- Service oriented architecture for future system design
- Design smart, adaptive and flexible manufacturing systems
- Reading materials.
A list of reading materials and/or required texts will be made available in the Unit Outline.