TØL4013 - Industry 4.0


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2024/2025

Course content

Elementary Cyber Physical Manufacturing Systems

Introduction to Sensors and Sensor networks

Introduction to Communication Systems and the OSI Model

Industrial Internet of Things: Reference Architecture and Framework

Examples of digital twins: modelling, simulation and decision support

Elements of Enterprise Architecture and Governance

Basics on Business Process Modelling and Notation

Basics on Systems Modeling Language - sysML

Information systems management

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student is supposed to have the following:

Knowledge: - Have advanced knowledge about the fundamentals and key aspects of Cyber Physical Manufacturing Systems - Understand the effects of Information systems strategy planning, development, implementation and validation - Have advanced knowledge about Systems Architecture, Reference Models and Requirements Management

Skills: - Manage, organize and structure development and maintenance of Cyber Physical Manufacturing Systems - Evaluate and model Cyber Physical Manufacturing Systems regarding to organizational strategic goal and business benefits - Identify and analyze key components in an organizations IT platform and Information System - Ability to model a user-centric view and a data-centric view on Cyber Physical Manufacturing Systems

General competence: - Describe the role of Cyber Physical Manufacturing Systems, Information Systems and IT Management - Understand how decisions about Cyber Physical Manufacturing Systems IT and management affects individuals, groups and organization

Learning methods and activities

The course will be made accessible for both campus- and remote students. The lectures/seminars in the course will be given on campus and are open for both categories of students when possible through ICT. Lectures that sum up the main issues in the learning modules will also be available on internet through the learning management system (Blackboard). Tutoring including use of e.g. Archimate modeling tools (Archi) is given on campus in accordance to announced times, and through condensed pre-recorded videos when available. In addition there will be a mandatory gathering at either campus or during visit to a relevant manufacturing company. Also supported with ICT if possible. Tutoring is also available on internet or through videoconferencing (such as MS Teams) when suitable. Obligatory work: 3 assignments and 2 of assignments passed Participate in at least 50% of the tutorials

Compulsory assignments

  • Coursework Requirements

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on the term paper delivered through the NTNU digital exam system. The paper is structured using a scientific template format. If fail a new deadline for improved paper is given by course responsible.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Sustainable Manufacturing (MSUMA)

Course materials

Gilchrist, A (2016) Industry 4.0 - The Industrial Internet of Things. Apress Springer Science + Business Media, NY. (Avaliable online)

Lankhorst, M et al. (2017) Enterprise Architecture at Work. Modelling, Communication and Analysis. 4th ed. Springer. Selected papers. (Available online)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TØL4051 2.5 AUTUMN 2017

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


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