EH2020 Industrial Control and Information Systems 7.5 credits
Industriella informations- och styrsystem
This course is in the process of being cancelled.
Previously, business operations of most large enterprises were supported by a number of isolated IT systems performing diverse specific tasks, from real-time process control to administrative functionality such as payroll and billing. In order to better achieve business goals, these systems have in recent years been extended, and more importantly, integrated into a company-wide system in its own right, the enterprise IT system. Due to its history, this system is composed of a considerable number of heterogeneous components interacting by means of equally diverse connectors. To enable rational evolution and design, where the business’s requirements are transformed into technically and economically beneficial IT systems, holistic enterprise architecture models of the system are a necessity.
The purpose of this course is to increase the students’ understanding of and ability for developing and using models that is employed for designing and managing cost-effective industrial IT-systems. i.e. information and control systems for businesses such as the power-, process-, telecommunication-, and manufacturing industries
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Last planned examination: Spring 15
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
Upon completion of this course the participants should be able to:
- Describe and explain components of an IT-system.
- Describe and explain different types of IT-systems that organizations utilize for support of their business.
- Choose among and apply existing IT-system modeling languages.
- Create new IT-system modeling languages.
- Describe and explain how organizations can use IT-systems in a rational and cost efficient manner.
Course main content
The course consists of, and is examined by, five assignments with the following preliminary content, the final assignments will be presented at the beginning of the course:
- General modeling – The student should, given a previously well known area, create a modeling language that can be used to describe the area.
- Adaptation of modeling language – The student should, given the entities of a modeling language, identify and describe plausible relations between the entities.
- Views – The student should, given a enterprise architecture framework and a modeling language, identify which entities of the language that is relevant in different parts of the framework.
- Refinement of modeling language – The student should, given entities in a modeling language, describe instances of these entities.
- Enterprise architecture modeling – the student should model the complete IT support for a specific organization.
Lectures will be given in order to introduce the students to the assignments and the topic in general. The assignments will be presented in the seminars and handed in as written reports.
EH2710 / EH2010 or equivalent course in management of projects
Knowledge from the following areas are beneficial: object oriented programming, computer communications and computer networks, software engineering.
Is finally announced at course start. E.g. Lankhorst et al., Enterprise Architecture at Work: Modeling, Communication, and Analysis, Springer, 2005.
- INL1 - Assignment, 1.5 credits, grade scale: P, F
- INL2 - Assignment, 3.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
- KON1 - Control Test, 1.5 credits, grade scale: P, F
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 0.8 credits, grade scale: P, F
- SEM1 - Lecture, 0.7 credits, grade scale: P, F
Requirements for final grade
Approved Design Exercises (INL1 + INL2 + INL3 + INL4 + INL5), seminar attendance (SEM1).
EES/Industrial Information & Control Systems
Markus Buschle, EH2020@ics.kth.se
Mathias Ekstedt <email@example.com>
Replaced by EH2770
EH2040 Industrial Information Systems, Systems Engineering, 7,5 credits,
EH2050 Industrial Information Systems, Case Study, 7,5 credits.
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.