Course Description

This 40-hour module is part of the Specialist Diploma in Advanced Digital Manufacturing and provides the overview of the characteristics and components of a Cyber Physical System (CPS) and how it can form an important part of Industry 4.0.

The participants will learn the theory on computation and communication platform architectures for
automation and the RAMI 4.0, ISA-95 and the OSI Layer model. The concept of the convergence between
the Information Technology (IT) and Operation Technology (OT) will also be covered to see how
it brings the automation system to another level of intelligence with a new dimension of unprecedented

Course Duration: 40 hours

Course Outcomes

Participants are able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of CPS
  • Identify the key elements of a CPS
  • Understand the interlink between the communication network and the physical system
  • Differentiate between an embedded system, control system and a CPS
  • Understand the implication of a CPS for Advanced Digital Manufacturing

Course Contents

  • Introduction to CPS – an important characteristic of Industry 4.0
  • Elements of CPS and its importance for a smart production system
  • Communication networks and the physical systems within a single entity
  • Overview of technologies enabling connectivity, open communication protocols, and cooperation between systems in the highly digitalised manufacturing environment
    • Sensors and data analytic
    • Networking protocols
    • IIOT
  • The essentials of the digital representation of the networked Cyber Physical System
  • CPS for Advanced Digital Manufacturing
  • Case studies and discussions


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