Course detail

Industry 4.0

FSI-0P4Acad. year: 2020/2021

Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing. Industry 4.0 creates what has been called a "smart factory". The course is under cover of very competent department - Institute of Automation and Computer Science.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will acquire the basic knowledge what is Industry 4.0. They will gain experience with using PLC and IoT.


The usual secondary school computer literacy is supposed.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lecture and exercises. Exercises are focused on practical technical experiences.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is conditional on an active attendance at seminars.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


To present basic knowledge and point of view what is Industry 4.0. like the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The attendance at lectures is recommended while at seminars it is obligatory. Education runs according to week schedules. The form of compensation of missed seminars is fully in the competence of a tutor.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

HANKEL, M.: Industrie 4.0: The Reference Architectural Model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0). ZVEI, Frankfurt am Main, 2015 (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-AIŘ , 2. year of study, summer semester, elective

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


A. Evolution of Industrial revolution and the concept of Industry 4.0, Cyber-physical systems and advancet information technologies
B. Reference model RAMI 4.0
C. The Internet of things (IoT), Recent advances in ICT and Industry 4.0
D. Case study: Industrial and cooperative autonomous robots, Case study: Additive Manufacturing, Case study: Cyber Security, Safety, QoS
E. Invited lecture by expert from Industry 4.0

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


The aim of the labs is to introduce students to practical part of the course above all using selected PLC and IoT technologies.
A/ Internet of Things (IoT)
B/ robotic simulation systems