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Information Systems in Metallurgy

Code – 230100   Information and computer science; section: Software of computer equipment and automation systems

Qualification (degree) – Master

Description of course modules (sections, subjects):

  1. Concept of modern information systems and processes applied in metallurgy.
  2. Architecture of software and information systems of iron and steelmaking processes.
  3. Key concepts of database management systems.
  4. Key concepts of communications technologies.
  5. Key principles of construction and implementation of information systems in metallurgy.

Syllabus of the course:

Structure of an information system of a metallurgical plant.  Information technologies of information collections, processing, storage, management and transfer.

System software. Application software packages. Particular features of software for technological processes. Software packages of operators’ process workstations (SCADA). Application packages for process management. Generalized scheme of a level automation information system.

Construction principles of a modern automation information system as an example of a blast furnace process. Distributed system of databases in sintering and blast furnace processes. Expert systems in a blast furnace process.

Teaching methods:

  • lectures,
  • laboratory work,
  • students’ independent work performed according to the teacher’s task in classrooms and on an extracurricular basis, including use of technical training aids (compulsory),
  • tutorials.

Total hours – 108.

Total credits – 3.

Laboratory work – 1/36.

Form of interim assessment – pass/fail exam.

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