Industrial Automation

Industrial Automation

6B06102

The educational program “Industrial Automation” includes disciplines on the basics of industrial automation, which largely involves the development of software and systems for automating work in one or more industrial sectors. Upon completion, students can position themselves as professionals in the field of software development and maintenance in the field of industrial automation of various scales. According to the results of training, students will fluently master several programming languages, will be able to develop software for private, state and national industrial corporations and organizations.

The goal of the EP

The goal of the “Industrial Automation” program is to provide intensive, practice-oriented training of students in the theoretical and practical aspects of industrial automation, including software development, as well as improving their skills in related fields, such as mathematics, project management and entrepreneurship (creating their own technological startup). After students receive a degree, they will receive the required qualifications to work as junior / middle developers in many sectors of the economy, including industry and industry.

Objectives of the EP

  • Providing highly qualified big data analysts to private and public companies.
  • Providing students with a wide range of expertise in big data analysis based on the educational program needed to start working as a Junior Data Analyst in a variety of companies, including small businesses up to 10 people, to large national and private organizations with more than 1,000 employees.
  • The development of the flexible (soft) qualities required in students to develop the leadership and patriotic parties needed to shape them as successful and committed leaders of their industry.

6B06 - Information and Communication Technologies

Education code and classification

057 - Information Technology

Education Programs Group

061 - Information and Communication Technologies

Code and classification of training directions

Requirements for evaluating the learning outcomes of the educational program

A student, after mastering the entire educational program, must be able to fulfill the following points:
  • Formulate and solve problems arising in the course of production activities that require in-depth professional knowledge.
  • To formulate the problem, both mathematical approaches and computer tools can be used;
  • Choose the necessary approaches and methods for analyzing problems, as well as modify existing ones and develop new ones, depending on the tasks of a particular case;
  • To apply in the process of training psychological methods and means of increasing the effectiveness and quality of training;
  • Proficient in a foreign (English) language, allowing students to conduct research at a high-quality level and to teach special disciplines in universities;
  • To model and design complex systems using mathematical and computer models and methods;
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative methods and techniques for collecting primary information for research, as well as developing effective solutions to problems;
  • Analyze and design software tools for data analysis, as well as the algorithms, models and methods required for developing software systems, effective data analysis and extracting knowledge from data;
  • Manage a team of developers in the process of developing software systems, as well as models and methods of data analysis;
  • Choose standards, methods, technologies, tools and technical means for carrying out work on further maintenance of software systems;
  • Apply methods of design and development of software systems to solve a wide class of applied problems in various fields, including interdisciplinary industries;
  • Program and test various solutions (models, methods), take part in the creation and management of systems at all stages of the life cycle of system development.
  • Create relational and non-relational databases for the effective storage and management of data in various large organizations, government agencies and other companies.
  • Create analysis models for structured, semi-structured and partially unstructured data.
  • To analyze the complexity of calculations and the possibility of parallelization (optimization) of the developed algorithms and programs.
  • Assess the main parameters of the resulting parallel programs, such as numerical indicators of the required computing resources, acceleration, efficiency and scalability.

The list of competencies and the results of the educational program

The list of competencies of the educational program

OK1. The ability to understand the driving forces and patterns of the historical process, the place of a person in the historical process and the ability to understand philosophy as a methodology of human activity, readiness for self-knowledge, initiative, development of cultural wealth as a factor in harmonizing personal and interpersonal relationships
OK2. The ability to form and develop skills and competencies in the field of organization, planning and production management, the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to comprehend the surrounding environmental reality, the ability to summarize, analyze, predict when setting goals in the professional field and choose ways to achieve them using the scientific research methodology
OK3. Ability for written and oral communication in the state language and the language of interethnic communication, as well as in a foreign (English) language. The ability to use foreign sources of information, to have communication skills, to public speaking, argumentation, conducting discussions and polemics in a foreign language
OK4. The ability to be competent in the choice of ICT and mathematical modeling methods for solving specific engineering problems, the ability to be ready to identify the natural science essence of problems arising in the process of professional activity, and the ability to attract the appropriate mathematical apparatus to solve it
PC1. The ability to understand modern standards, regulatory framework, the basics of economic knowledge, scientific ideas about project management and technological entrepreneurship.
PC2. The ability to professionally use modern computer equipment, network components, computer programs and complex computing systems (in accordance with the objectives of the program), as well as use the safety rules, industrial sanitation, fire safety and labor protection standards.
PC3. The ability to possess the skills of using and applying algorithms, data structures and modern methods for creating (developing) and further supporting various software systems for analyzing big data.
PC4. The ability to use the basic principles and methods for solving managerial problems, the ability to execute project documentation in a software environment using computer graphics for various types of projects.
PC5. The ability to be competent in the choice of mathematical modeling methods for solving specific applied problems in big data analysis, including the willingness to identify the natural science essence of problems arising in the process of professional activity, and the ability to attract the appropriate mathematical apparatus to solve it.
PC6. The ability to design the architectures of components of information systems, including the human-machine interface of hardware and software systems, and to select operating systems and information protection methods.
PC7. Ability to develop information and information system software based on modern development methods and tools.
PC8. Ability to collect, process and analyze data using the organization’s methodological and technological infrastructure.
PC9. The ability to manage the life cycle stages of the methodological and technological infrastructure of software development, data analysis, design of IT infrastructure in various organizations.
PC10. The ability to use modern programming environments for the design and implementation of software solutions and databases for information and communication technologies.
PС11. The ability to apply the elements of probability theory and mathematical statistics that underlie the models and methods of data science, to choose the right methods of data analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence to solve practical problems.
PС12. The ability to develop and implement safe and testable solutions based on new methods and technologies for information security, used when working with information and communication technologies.

Learning Outcomes

LO1. Explain and understand the regulatory framework, including documents, standardization and certification procedures in the development of information and communication technologies.
LO2. Apply domestic and foreign standards for software development in organizations.
LO3. Apply practical programming skills and explain the general methodological foundations of program development, create system programs for various levels of computer systems and software architecture, including low-level programming and microcontroller programming.
LO4. Demonstrate knowledge of the architecture of computer systems, manage operating systems.
LO5. Implement basic network communication between devices, calculate and apply addressing schemes, configure and configure network devices required to ensure the functionality of information and communication technologies.
LO6. Apply project management tools at various stages of the project life cycle, make a qualitative and quantitative assessment of project risks, determine the effectiveness of the project.
LO7. Apply mathematical tools to analyze software systems and data based on statistical and probabilistic models.
LO8. Apply hardware and software services to ensure the continuity of the process of developing software systems.
LO9. Independently analyze modern sources, draw conclusions, argue them and make decisions based on information.
LO10. Develop secure server-side web client applications and mobile applications.

Assessment of learning outcomes

Exam form Recommended ratio, %
1 Computer testing 20
2 Written 10
3 Oral 5
4 Project 30
5 Practical 30
6 Comprehensive 5

GRADUATE MODEL

«ASTANA IT UNIVERSITY»

Bachelor of Educational Programme 6B06104 «Industrial Automation»

GRADUATE MODEL

«ASTANA IT UNIVERSITY»

Bachelor of Educational Programme 6B06104 «Industrial Automation»

DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Educational Program 6B06104 «Industrial Automation»

DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Educational Program 6B06104 «Industrial Automation»

Course Curriculum

The cycle of general education disciplines

Mandatory component

OK1Modern history of Kazakhstan

The course considers the modern history of Kazakhstan, how part of the history of mankind, the history of Eurasia and Central Asia. The modern history of Kazakhstan is a period in which a holistic study of historical events, phenomena, facts, processes is carried out, the identification of historical patterns that took place on the territory of the Great Steppe in the twentieth century and to this day.

OK1Philosophy

The course involves the study of the discipline of philosophy as a special form of spiritual studies in its cultural and historical development and modern sound. The main directions and problems of world and national philosophy are studied. Philosophy is a special form of cognition of the world, creating a system of cognition of the general principles and foundations of human life, about the essential characteristics of a person’s relationship to nature, society and spiritual life, in all its main direction.

OK3Foreign Language (English)

The course includes an intensive English language study program focused on grammar and speaking skills. The course includes topics that reflect the latest advances in information technology, and a terminological dictionary makes them directly relevant to the needs of students.

OK3Kazakh (Russian) language

The course occupies a special place in the system of training bachelors with an engineering education. For students of a technical university, the study of professional Kazakh / Russian languages is not only an improvement of the skills acquired in the school, but also a means of mastering the future specialty.

ОК4, PC1, PC2Information and Communication Technologies (in English)

The course includes the study of modern information technologies, including methods and means of communication of people in ordinary and professional activities using information technology. Technology data is studied in relation to the search, collection, storage, processing and dissemination of information.

OK1Module of social-political education: Political science

The course is devoted to general political knowledge for specialties in the field of information technology. The course includes political self-awareness, improving one’s political outlook and communicative competencies. Teaching political knowledge is communicative, interactive, student-oriented, result-oriented, and largely depends on the independent work of students.

OK1Module of social-political education: Sociology

The course includes knowledge of sociological subject areas, research methods and directions. The course will discuss in detail the basic sociological theories and the most effective ways of gaining deep knowledge about various aspects of our modern society. The special significance of this course for students is the opportunity to develop a sociological imagination, to understand the basic concepts of sociology as a science.

OK1Module of social-political education: Psychology

The course presents questions of psychology in a wide educational and social context. The knowledge and skills acquired and formed as a result of mastering the course content give students the opportunity to put them into practice in various areas of life: personal, family, professional, business, social, in working with people from different social groups and age groups.

OK1Module of social-political education: Cultural studies

The course will help to become the basis for studying the whole complex of social and human sciences, as well as an addition to general courses in history and philosophy. The course includes topics such as morphology, semiotics, anatomy of culture; the culture of the nomads of Kazakhstan, the cultural heritage of the proto-Turks, the medieval culture of Central Asia, the formation of the Kazakh culture, the Kazakh culture in the context of globalization, the cultural policy of Kazakhstan, etc.

Physical Culture

The course is devoted to the formation of physical culture of a person and the ability to use various means of physical culture in a targeted way to preserve and health promotion.

The cycle of general education disciplines

University component

ОK2, PC1, PC9Technological entrepreneurship

The course is devoted to the study of the principles and methods of building an organization, planning and control at an enterprise, economic analysis of the production process and evaluation of its results, organization and control of the production process. The course examines the entrepreneurial skills and leadership qualities required to successfully become an IT entrepreneur.

Cycle of profiling disciplines

University component

PC1, PC10Robotics and mechatronics

The course is designed to study the basics of robotics and mechatronics, and involves immersion in the theoretical foundations required to become a specialist in robotics and mechatronics, as well as practical skills in programming these systems. Arduino microcontrollers are used as the basis for the study of robotics.

PC7, PC10Industrial Automation Project

The course is intended for students to complete a project, a finished minimum product, which they can present at various competitions (hackathons). The course does not imply a lecture, and all classes will be practice-oriented, with the maximum emphasis on obtaining the results of the finished product. During the course, students should apply all the knowledge gained in the second year, including knowledge on the design and implementation of industrial automation systems.

PC8Machine learning algorithms

The course introduces students to basic (basic) machine learning algorithms, as well as the use of these algorithms to solve real production problems. Also, during the course will be partially considered data mining and image recognition. The course is built using the Python programming language, and its main libraries.

PC2Real-time Operating Systems

The course involves the study of real-time operating systems – systems that must respond to events in the environment external to the system or affect the environment within the required time limits.

PC1, PC10Distributed algorithms and parallel calculations

The course is dedicated to studying the basics of high-performance computing using so-called distributed algorithms and parallel computing.

ОК2, PC4, PC9Project management

The course develops the ability to use project management tools at various stages of the project life cycle, to make qualitative and quantitative assessment of project risks, to determine the effectiveness of the project.

Industrial practice

Students’ Industrial practice

Undergraduate practice

Pre-diploma student practice

Cycle of profiling disciplines

Component by choice

PC1, PC8Industry 4.0

The course is designed to study the concept of Industry 4.0 and modern technologies that are applied in accordance with Industry 4.0, such as Big Data, machine learning ML and artificial intelligence AI, robotics of production and processes.

PC12Network application testing

The course is designed to learn the basics of testing network applications, including testing the load of data transmission channels to achieve the optimal result.

PC12Information Security Fundamentals

The course is intended to study the basics of information security with a focus on software security.

PC12Network Application Security

The course is designed to explore the basics of information security in network applications

PC1, PC4Research Methods and Tools

The course is designed to examine the basic methods and tools required for the introduction of scientific research. The course also introduces students to popular search databases of scientific articles such as Web of Science, Scopus, ScienceDirect and others.

PC1, PC4Applied applications analysis

The course involves examining the basics of analyzing applications required to form an expert opinion when evaluating applications, such as evaluating startups or other fast-growing IT businesses.

Cycle of basic disciplines

University component

ОК4, PC5Algebra and geometry

The course involves the study of the foundations of algebra and geometry at the university level and includes matrix theory, linear equations systems, vector theory, analytical geometry, limit and differentiation of functions of one variable

ОК4, PC5Mathematical Analysis

The course introduces students to the important branches of calculus and its applications in computer science. During the educational process, students should become familiar with and be able to apply mathematical methods and tools to solve various applied problems. Moreover, they will study the fundamental methods of studying infinitesimal variables using analysis, the basis of which is the theory of differential and integral calculations.

ОК4, PC5Discrete mathematics.

The course is part of mathematics devoted to the study of discrete objects (here discrete means consisting of separate or unrelated elements). In a more general sense, discrete mathematics is used whenever objects are counted, when relationships between finite (or countable) sets are studied, and when processes involving a finite number of steps are analyzed. The main reason for the growing importance of discrete mathematics is that information is stored and processed by computers in a discrete way.

ОК4, PC5, PC11Theory of Probability and Mathematical Statistics

The course is devoted to the probability and statistics of any events, as well as the relationship between mathematics and programming, operating systems as part of an interdisciplinary training program covering the section of mathematical analysis, modern statistical methods and economic theory.

PC7, PC10Introduction to WEB (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)

The course teaches students the basics of website layout and application using the HTML markup language, website style planning using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and the use of the scripting language JavaScript to perform basic functions.

PC3Algorithms and Data Structures

The course is designed to study algorithms and data structure for solving various applied problems. For this, the program structure, the principles of constructing algorithms and programs, methods for solving, algorithms, and programming are considered.

PC3, PC8, PC10Database Management Systems

The course includes and involves students studying the most popular relational and non-relational database management systems, as well as a combination of general and special purpose software and linguistic tools that provide control over the creation and use of databases.

PC2, PC6Computer Organisation and Architecture

The course involves studying the architecture of a computer, or describing it at some general level, including a description of user programming capabilities, a command system, an addressing system, memory organization, etc., and also includes studying the structure of a computer as the totality of the functional elements of the computer and the relationships between them.

OK3Professional English

The course includes an intensive, more advanced program for studying academic and applied (information technology) English, oriented professional skills in professional speaking and understanding of common terminology. The course includes topics that reflect the latest advances in information technology, and a terminological dictionary makes them directly relevant to the needs of students.

PC7Educational practice

The course is designed to consolidate the fundamentals of programming and development of software systems by students using C++, and during the course a small finished application will be developed as a result of the course.

Cycle of basic disciplines

Component by choice

PC7, PC10Fundamentals of programming С++

The course is designed to explore programming, debugging, and task implementation. During the course, the principles of networking technologies, access to local and remote network resources, programs using the language of Care licked.

PC7, PC10Fundamentals of programming Java

The course is designed to explore the basics of programming, debugging, and software implementation. The course also analyzes how networking technologies and programs work using the Java programming language.

PC7, PC10Object oriented programming C++

The course is designed for students to teach them how to write apps using an object-oriented approach in the programming language of the C.

PC7, PC10Object oriented programming Java

The course is designed for students to teach them how to write apps using an object-oriented approach in Java programming language.

PC7, PC10Web Technologies (PHP)

The course teaches students to use PhP programming language to develop functional websites, and also provides insight into the basics of working with the MySQL database and involves the development of secure server client web applications.

PC7, PC10Ruby programming language

The course is designed to gain the necessary knowledge, skills and skills to create a variety of web applications using the Ruby programming language.

PC2Electronics

The course discusses the basic methods for calculating the steady-state and transient processes in electrical circuits, their application to the most common electronic engineering circuits, including amplifiers, rectifiers, stabilizers, triggers and other devices. Much attention is paid to the properties and characteristics of semiconductor elements: diodes, bipolar and field effect transistors, thyristors, operational amplifiers, and the simplest logic elements. Separate chapters are devoted to circuitry of digital devices.

PC3, PC7, PC10Software Design Pattern

The course involves studying one of the most important components of object-oriented software development technology – software design patterns. This course is a formalized description of the common design task, a successful solution and recommendations for applying this solution in different situations.

Signals and SystemsComputer Networks (Cisco CCNA + R&S)

The course involves the study of the basics of computer systems, the topology and organization of computer networks, as well as the principles of building the network architecture of any enterprise. Cisco will be considered as a vendor, and course materials will be collected from Cisco Academy.

PC12Operating Systems Security

The course aims to explore the basics of security of operating systems and computer networks required to understand the degree of security of the system being developed in the environment used. The focus during the course is on working with the open Linux operating system.

PC2Signals and Systems

The Signals and Systems course is dedicated to digital signal processing. In this course, students will study what discrete time is, what signals and systems are, what varieties are, how they are analyzed and how they are transformed in linear stationary systems.

PC7, PC10Advanced programming Java 1

The course is designed for more advanced Java language learning, including JSP (Java Server Pages), Servlet, JDBC (Java Database connection), including many of the basic principles of Java to Enterprise Edition (Advanced Java EE).

PC2Control systems

The course is designed for a more advanced study of the C# programming language, including Exception Handling, Generics, Delegates, Events, Lambda Expressions, Extensions Methods, LINQ, Nullable Types, Dynamics, Asynchronous Programming with Async / Await, and other topics.

PC7, PC10Advanced programming Java 2

The course continues with the Java 1 Advanced Programming course and is designed for more advanced Java language learning, including JSP (Java Server Pages), Servlet, JDBC (Java Database connection), including many of the basic principles of Java to Enterprise Edition (Java EE).

PC7, PC10Software Engineering for Embedded Systems

The course involves the study of many standard hardware solutions, where the entire intellectual “filling” is more and more implemented in a software way, i.e. using the so-called term “embedded software” (Embedded Software). The growing variety and complexity of applied tasks, the variety of hardware platforms, the issues of reliable and safe functioning of embedded systems, the need to refactor previously obtained results at all stages of design are a summary of the course of embedded software engineering.

PC7, PC10Mobile development 1

This course is designed to learn the basics of mobile development using the Android Studio development environment for the Android operating system. Mobile applications received as a result of the course can be downloaded to the university repositories and also displayed on the Play Store.

PC7, PC10Industrial Automation with PLC

The course mainly involves the study of: design and implementation of automated process control systems (APCS) in the industry, commissioning (NDP) and programming using industrial logic controllers.

PC7, PC10Mobile Development 2

This course is designed for an in-depth (advanced) study of mobile development for the Android operating system. Mobile applications received as a result of the course can be downloaded to the university repositories and also displayed on the Play Store.

PC9Embedded System Design

The course includes an introduction to embedded systems. At the initial stage of the conceptual design of a new product, it involves some anticipation of the product based on market predictions, customer needs, and technology development. When planning a product, a business case is made for the product with estimates of the number of sales units, price, and profit. This leads to the creation of an initial product layout, design specification, and product marketing plan.

PC6, PC9Network Application Architecture

The course prepares students for the professional certification exam and involves preparing network application administrators for the design of various network services.

PC5, PC9Model Based Design

The course involves the study of the basics of designing complex systems, where the mathematical and computer models of these complex systems are taken as the basis.

PC6, PC9Network Application Performance Analysis

The course involves the study of software performance in the direction of network applications.

OK3, PC4Mastering Design Thinking

The course involves the creation of business ideas using design thinking. Students will see the customer’s problem, come up with several solutions and scale the best of them to the entire market. The course will help to understand the needs of customers – even those that they are not aware of; come up with some ideas on how to meet these needs; prototype and test ideas at no cost; select a solution, invest in it and know that customers need it.

OK3, PC4Communication Management

The course is focused on the formation of a systematic approach to managing communications in the project. Students will become familiar with communication management processes, mastering modern methods and techniques of working with information. In the process, practical steps will be considered to create an optimal information exchange system with project participants.

ОК3, PC4Communication Management

The course is focused on forming a systematic approach to communication management in the project. Students will learn about the processes of communication management, mastering modern methods and techniques of working with information. The process will consider the practical steps to create a system for optimal information sharing with the project participants.