VB6118 - Modeling of Industrial Information Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Individual assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Individual assignment 100/100

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

Digital twins: modelling, simulation and decision support

Elements of Enterprise Architecture and Governance

Elements of systems modeling including discrete event and system dynamics methods

Basics on Business Process Modelling and Notation

Basics on Systems Modeling Language

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

  • Assignments
  • Attendance 50%

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.

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)

Selected papers

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering

Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development


Examination arrangement: Individual assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Individual assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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