Course detail

Optimization of Manufacturing Processes

FEKT-MPA-OMPAcad. year: 2024/2025

In the first part of the course, students will be introduced to concepts such as Industry 4.0, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Smart Factory, Digital Twin, Cyber-Physical System, etc. This part will be connected with modeling, simulation and optimization of the production line. This will be followed by an overview of the technologies currently used in the field of mechanical product design, such as 3D printing, topological optimization and demonstration of CAM machining. The last part of the course is focused on optimizations in the field of electronic technologies used in electric vehicles with a focus on simulations of Li-Ion battery systems, their thermal management and system simulation of a complex system. 

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge of the basics of physics, 3D modeling and the basics of electronics is required. Work in the laboratory is subject to the valid qualification of "trained worker" according to Decree no. 50/1978 Coll., which students must obtain before starting classes. Information on this qualification can be found in the Dean's Directive Acquainting Students with Safety Regulations. 

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Students can earn 40 points during the semester for active work in computer exercises. A maximum of 60 points is awarded for the final exam. The final exam is realized in written form.
The definition of controlled teaching and the method of its implementation is determined by the annually updated decree of the subject guarantor. Computer exercises are mandatory.


The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the issue of optimization in production processes. Explain the basic concepts of Industry 4.0 and get acquainted with the tools used here. The course is practically oriented to the use of modern simulation tools that are applied in practice in the optimization of products or production processes. 

The graduate of the course is able to:

  • be able to describe the basic idea of industry 4.0
  • be familiar with the selection of suitable simulation tools for production
  • describe and use basic optimization methods in the field of mechanical and electronic designs 

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

SERGI, B. S., POPKOVA, E. G., BOGOVIZ, A., V. and LITVINOVA, T. N. Understanding industry 4.0: AI, the Internet of things, and the future of work. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited. 2019. (EN)
PAGÁČ, M. Učebnice SolidWorks. Brno: Vydavatelství Nová média. SolidWorks. 2017. (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-AEE Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer