This module aims to introduce the development trend of global manufacturing industry and the smart manufacturing strategy proposed by countries under this trend, and provides students with the basic concepts and basic knowledge of smart manufacturing. It enables students to master the methods and practical skills of smart factory blueprint planning through classroom learning, case analysis, practical training and benchmarking. Fully understand the innovation and transformation of business models brought by cutting-edge technologies for the future manufacturing industry.
A Demonstrate understanding of the global manufacturing trends and different national smart manufacturing development strategies.
B Demonstrate understanding of and apply Haier’s COSMOPlat mass customization platform
C Master the basics of operational technology including product design, lean manufacturing, and industrial automation technology.
D Master the role of information technology including product design (CAX), resource planning (ERP), production execution (MES) and the application of (Digital twin) technology.
E Demonstrate understanding of the cutting-edge technologies such as fieldbus, OPC-UA, CPS (Cyber-Physical Systems), Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), and multi-network communication technologies which applied on manufacturing field.
F Master the smart factory maturity assessment model, factory layout planning, and information planning method.
The teaching philosophy of the module follows very much the philosophy of Syntegrative Education. This has meant that the teaching delivery pattern, which follows more intensive block teaching, allows more meaningful contribution from industry partners. This philosophy is carried through also in terms of assessment, with reduction on the use of exams and increase in coursework, especially problem-based assessments that are project focused. The delivery pattern provides space in the semester for students to concentrate on completing the assessments. 1. This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials and labs. 1. Practical training and factories visit, in cooperation with the industry partner Haier.