330.308 Production Information Management Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • distinguish Information Systems, Production Information Management Systems (PIMS), Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS) and their interrelations
  • name, distinguish and explain PIMS architecture
  • give examples of, apply and assess Requirements Engineering of PIMS for CPPS
  • discuss and apply Business Process Management and modelling languages (UML and BPMN)
  • describe and explain Process Mining methods
  • discuss potentials of Cloud Computing services for PIMS and explain GAIA-X
  • summarise Digital Twin and Blockchain technologies, as well as their potentials for PIMS.
  • describe and define PIMS architecture for a specific CPPS use-case
  • apply Requirements Engineering of PIMS for a CPPS use-case
  • differentiate and formulate stakeholder and system requirements
  • design and model a concept for PIMS

The ultimate goal is to develop advanced competences in information systems design and evaluation as a prerequisite for cyber-physical production systems.

Subject of course

  • Importance of Data and Information in Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS)
  • Information Systems (IS)
  • Production Information Management Systems (PIMS)
  • Types of PIMS and the automation pyramid
  • Reference architectures of PIMS
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Requirements specification for PIMS in natural language and modelling languages (BPMN, UML)
  • Business process management and process mining
  • Cloud computing services for PIMS
  • Potential of Digital Twin and Blockchain technology for PIMS
  • Case studies for PIMS
  • Design and modelling of use-case(s)

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion of case studies, independent groupwork on case studies.

Possibly enhanced by E-learning concepts.

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Course dates

Tue09:00 - 11:0004.10.2022 - 17.01.2023Bombardier Hörsaal - MWB Lecture
Mon09:00 - 11:0010.10.2022Bombardier Hörsaal - MWB Lecture (substitute for 11.10.)
Mon09:00 - 11:0017.10.2022Bombardier Hörsaal - MWB Lecture (substitute for 18.10.)
Mon09:00 - 11:0005.12.2022Bombardier Hörsaal - MWB Lecture (substitute for 06.12.)
Production Information Management Systems - Single appointments
Tue04.10.202209:00 - 11:00Bombardier Hörsaal - MWB Lecture
Mon10.10.202209:00 - 11:00Bombardier Hörsaal - MWB Lecture (substitute for 11.10.)
Mon17.10.202209:00 - 11:00Bombardier Hörsaal - MWB Lecture (substitute for 18.10.)
Tue25.10.202209:00 - 11:00Bombardier Hörsaal - MWB Lecture
Tue08.11.202209:00 - 11:00Bombardier Hörsaal - MWB Lecture
Mon05.12.202209:00 - 11:00Bombardier Hörsaal - MWB Lecture (substitute for 06.12.)
Tue13.12.202209:00 - 11:00Bombardier Hörsaal - MWB Lecture
Tue20.12.202209:00 - 11:00Bombardier Hörsaal - MWB Lecture
Tue17.01.202309:00 - 11:00Bombardier Hörsaal - MWB Lecture

Examination modalities

Written exam and groupwork, oral contribution, attendance


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu16:00 - 17:3025.01.2024 https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?id=58322written25.12.2023 09:00 - 23.01.2024 09:00TISSOnline exam alternative

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.09.2022 00:00 31.10.2022 23:59 30.11.2022 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Not specifiedSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 926 Business Informatics Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
ALG For all Students Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

  • Basics of system modeling
  • Basics of production management
  • Basics of programming
  • Advanced English
  • Recommended: Courses from the Smart Production Systems module


  • Attendance Required!