Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After completing the course, a student can: explain main concepts of management of industrial operations (particularly industrial production of goods and services), related information systems and their development; analyze development needs of the information systems; design applications and software integration for industrial information systems; act as a member of development team performing the previous tasks.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.09.2020 - 08.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Ilkka Seilonen, Valeriy Vyatkin

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Ilkka Seilonen, Valeriy Vyatkin

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The objective of the course is to teach students about information systems of industrial companies, particularly those that are utilized for management of industrial operations, e.g. Manufacturing execution systems (MES). Thus, in this course the viewpoint of students to automation is enlarged and they are able to understand the role of automation in the larger context of a value network. This higher level viewpoint includes a human-in-the-loop of control and business objectives. The content of the course consists of the following topics: enterprise architecture and the role of operations management in it; information systems for industry and their relation to automation; development process of information systems for industry; integration of information systems with automation (e.g. OPC UA and IoT)

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Teaching at the course will include lectures, personal homeworks, a teamwork and an exam. Material at the course contains excerpts from selected literature, illustrative examples from practice and research, and programming excercises. The examples are taken from different application domains including discrete part manufacturing, process industry, electric power delivery and agricultural production. The teamwork imitates the development of information systems for industry in laboratory environment based on quite detailed instructions. Grading is based on homeworks (1/3), the teamwork (1/3) and the exam (1/3).

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 24. Homeworks 24. Exam (incl. preparation) 12. Teamwork 72.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Slides and handouts

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    AS-116.3111 Teollisuuden tietojärjestelmät

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Required: basic courses on automation; basic courses on programming. Useful: software or automation system engineering.



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