COMP08150 2018 Operational Technology

General Details

Full Title
Operational Technology
Transcript Title
Operational Technology
Code
COMP08150
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
COMP - Computing
Department
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Mr. John Kelleher
Programme Membership
SG_KSMAR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Smart Technologies
Description

Operational Technology (OT) is hardware and software that detects or causes a change through the direct monitoring and/or control of physical devices, processes and events in the enterprise. The latest phase of what we call “Pervasive Computing” is currently underlying the far-reaching integration of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT). This integration produces profit in three ways: by reducing costs as a consequence of predictive maintenance (improving OEE  - overall equipment effectiveness), and in greater speed and intelligence thanks to Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication and improved Human-Machine Interaction (HMI).

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Describe and parse the differences and synergies of IT and OT (Operational Technology)

2.

Identify and analyse examples of OT (e.g. SCADA and BMS) evaluating the impact of Industry 4.0 upon OT

3.

Explain an industrial controlled manufacturing environment describing the industry standards and other industrial considerations

4.

Discuss the triple profit dividend of IIoT: Machine-to-Machine communication to optimise human work, predictive maintenance of machines to improve OEE and client interaction via the use of products by consumers or professionals.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures wil represent the primary delivery mode complemented with presentations, visiting lecturers, and (where appropriate) site visits.

Module Assessment Strategies

The module will be assessed through a mini-research project focussing on the convergence of OT and IT, and a final exam. Presentations will form part of the assessment in the continuous assessment.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat opportunites will consist of repeat project work and/or exam as appropriate.

Indicative Syllabus

L01: Describe and parse the differences and synergies of IT and OT (Operational Technology)

  • Traditional silos of IT and OT, emergence/evolution of IoT systems.
  • Industrial sectors of relevance
  • Current and future areas for development and causes of same

L02: Identify and analyse examples of OT (e.g. SCADA and BMS) evaluating the impact of Industry 4.0 upon OT

Explain process control domains (PCD), programmable logic controllers (PLC), distributed control systems (DCS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, safety instrumented systems (SIS), and building management/automation systems (BAS), often collectively referred to as Industrial Control Systems (ICS).

L03: Explain an industrial controlled manufacturing environment describing the industry standards and other industrial considerations

  • Describe challenges in IT/OT integration across environmental, compatibility, security, organisational and risk tolerance themes
  • Explain role and influnce of standard setting bodies e.g. IIC (Industrial Internet Consortium)

L04: Discuss the triple profit dividend of IIoT:

  • Improved automation, sensing and visibility
  • Increased control over distributed operations
  • Better compliance with regulatory requirements and tracking
  • More responsive systems and improved organizational performance
  • More effective workforce working with improved information
  • Better strategic decisions based on more timely and accurate information
  • Improved customer satisfaction resulting from increased proactive maintenance and reduced response times to unforeseen disruptions
  • Improved stakeholder satisfaction resulting from improved flow of information

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Report Continuous Assessment Essay 15 % Week 3 1,2
2 Report & Presentation Continuous Assessment Assignment 25 % Week 10 2,3
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2017-01-03 The Fourth Industrial Revolution Penguin

The founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum on how the impending technological revolution will change our lives

We are on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And this one will be unlike any other in human history.

Characterized by new technologies fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact all disciplines, economies and industries - and it will do so at an unprecedented rate. World Economic Forum data predicts that by 2025 we will see: commercial use of nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than human hair; the first transplant of a 3D-printed liver; 10% of all cars on US roads being driverless; and much more besides.

In The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Schwab outlines the key technologies driving this revolution, discusses the major impacts on governments, businesses, civil society and individuals, and offers bold ideas for what can be done to shape a better future for all.

Module Resources

URL Resources

www.iiconsortium.org