Automation System Hardware and Software

Appendix 1

 Course: Automation System Hardware and Software

Programme Summary

Major: 27.04.04 Automated Control

Degree: Master

Course units:

Section 1. Advanced production management systems: Key concepts, structure and mechanism

  • Unit 1. Basic concepts and principles of integrated hardware & software systems.
  • Unit 2. General structure of integrated hardware & software systems, regulatory framework
  • Unit 3. The mechanism of advanced production management systems. Examples of such systems.

Section 2. Different levels of process control systems. Functionality of each level

  • Unit 4. Different levels of process control systems.
  • Unit 5. Functionality of different process control levels. The purpose and the implementation mechanism.

Section 3. Manufacturing Execution Systems

  • Unit 6. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES): classification, purpose and structure. Standard functionality.
  • Unit 7. Modules comprising a MES. The function of each module. Interaction between the modules.
  • Unit 8. Operation algorithms of the core elements of a MES. Scheduling, monitoring and forecasting
  • Unit 9. Advanced tools for building integrated hardware & software systems.

Section 4 Enterprise Resource Planning systems.

  • Unit 10. Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP systems: the main purpose and structure.
  • Unit 11. Business process management. Information support.
  • Unit 12. Personal collaboration environment. Corporate information systems.

Course contents:

This course provides a comprehensive knowledge about the structure of complex multi-level process control and enterprise management systems and the necessary development tools.


  • Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  • Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  • Office-hours.

Total hours – 504

Total points – 14

Laboratory activities – 72

Midterm assessment – Examination

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