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Course Description

The course "Process and product design in the conditions of Industry 4.0" was prepared as a part of the project MOOC@PB-Modern technologies in the education process and is co-financed by the European Union under the European Social Fund, Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development, Priority Axis III. Higher education for economy and development, Activities 3.1 Competences in higher education, under the competition No. POWR.03.01.00-IP.08-00-MOC/18.

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The subject of the course allows you to combine the classic approach to the design of production processes with the requirements set by the fourth industrial revolution. As part of it, participants will learn about, among others with the methodology of product design using the professional software Autodesk Inventor Professional 2019, which is an important element in the process management of technologies in manufacturing companies.

The course is mainly addressed to students of technical faculties, but does not exclude the possibility of participation of others with basic knowledge of technical drawing principles. It can be assumed that the target group consists of recipients interested in the development of technology and practical use of computer-aided design tools. The course will help to understand the principles involved in designing manufacturing processes and product development.


Basic knowledge of the rules of technical drawing is recommended to start the course.


  • You will learn about the reality and expectations of the 4th industrial revolution.
  • You will acquire the skills necessary to design and implement production processes.
  • You will learn how to use the available methods, techniques and tools corresponding to the ideas and needs of Industry 4.0.
  • You will learn about process technology management and co-design product development in enterprises.
  • You will learn to design products in the Autodesk Inventor Professional 2019 environment.


The course consists of 3 parts with 7 training modules.

The theoretical part includes the following modules devoted to the broadly understood Industry 4.0 and process and product design:

MODULE 1: Technological preparation of production

  • Lesson 1: Groundbreaking changes in the industry
  • Lesson 2: Introduction to Industry 4.0
  • Lesson 3: Preparation of the production of a new product
  • Lesson 4: Concurrent Engineering
  • Lesson 5: Manufacturability

MODULE 2: The Development of Industry 4.0

  • Lesson 6: Historical outline of industrial development in Poland and in the World
  • Lesson 7: Modern methods and tools used in production processes, part 1 – review
  • Lesson 8: Modern methods and tools used in production processes, part 2 – Rapid prototyping

Module 3: Technology management in the conditions of Industry 4.0

  • Lesson 9: The process of technology management
  • Lesson 10: Co-design product supported by Industry 4.0 - an example

MODULE 4: Constructing and manufacturing a product in the conditions of Industry 4.0

  • Lesson 11: Industry 4.0 Tools
  • Lesson 12: Constructing and manufacturing a product, what does preparation look like and production realization in the times of Industry 4.0
  • Lesson 13: Introduction to product design rules in the Autodesk Inventor Environment. General information

In the practical part, the following modules containing practical information on product design in the Autodesk Inventor Professional 2019 environment have been distinguished:

MODULE 5: Product design in the Autodesk Inventor environment - practical part 1

  • Exercise 1: Basics of creating parametric parts
  • Exercise 2: Basic techniques for creating sketches
  • Exercise 3: Creating basic elements from a 2D sketch
  • Exercise 4: Creating basic elements using an axis of rotation
  • Exercise 5: Dimensioning and editing parts
  • Exercise 6: Selected parameterization options
  • Exercise 7: Intermediate sketching - construction geometry
  • Exercise 8: Shaping models (chamfering, rounding, create holes and threads)

MODULE 6: Product design in the Autodesk Inventor environment - practical part 2

  • Exercise 9: Shaping Models (Pattern and Mirror)
  • Exercise 10: Advanced part modeling techniques
  • Exercise 11: Creating thin wall parts and stiffening elements
  • Exercise 12: Fundamentals of numerical part analysis
  • Exercise 13: Creating drawing documentation
  • Exercise 14: Basics of assemblies creating (Assemblies)
  • Exercise 15: Presentation
  • Exercise 16: Basics of object visualisation

The third part consists of additional tasks for independent work, developing the practical skills of the course participants

MODULE 7: Individual work tasks

The course was preceded by an introduction describing the assumptions of the course and the literature used, and ended with a short summary.


Each module contains single-choice test questions to verify the acquired knowledge. There were prepared 22 questions to check the theoretical knowledge of Students, which constitute 45% of the course grade, and 26 questions to check practical knowledge, which account for 55% of the course grade. The pass threshold is 61%.


In order to obtain a certificate of completion of the course, it is necessary to obtain a minimum of 61% correct answers from all activities subject to classification.


Prof. Wieslaw Urban Prof. Wieslaw Urban

Professor of the Bialystok University of Technology

Head of the Department of Production Management at the Faculty of Engineering Management at the Bialystok University of Technology. Author of over 150 scientific, independent and co-authored publications, mainly on the issues of organizing production activities and systems for providing services. A specialist in the field of Lean Manufacturing, Lean Service, quality management, innovation internationalization, organization of production systems, organization of services, Theory of Constraints. Manager of many research projects, including research grants from national funds for science. Coordinator of the international GoSmart BSR project financed by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Program. Participant of international internships, including at Oxford Brookes University. Manager and executor of dozens of research and implementation projects for domestic and foreign enterprises. Trainer with original training programs on production organization and business strategies for teams from international companies, e.g. KEMA Registered Quality, DEKRA Certification, Lloyd's Register, DSV Air & Sea Inc, OOO Bella. Expert at the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, as well as at PARP and NCBiR.

Elzbieta Krawczyk-Dembicka  Elzbieta Krawczyk-Dembicka PhD

Assistant professor at the Department of Production Management at the Faculty of Engineering Management at the Bialystok University of Technology. She has many years of research and teaching experience in the field of technology management and organization of production processes. She conducts classes in such subjects as production processes in industry, CAD basics, basics of construction and engineering design. Manager and contractor of several scientific and research projects. Contractor of several research and implementation works for domestic enterprises. Member of teams for modernization of existing and creation of new study programs.

Lukasz Dragun Lukasz Dragun PhD

Assistant professor at the Department of Production Management at the Faculty of Engineering Management at the Bialystok University of Technology. He has many years of experience in the field of 2D/3D design in Autodesk Inventor Professional and SolidWorks software. His scientific interests include computer aided manufacturing processes, Industry 4.0, production engineering as well as construction and operation of machines. Certified SIEMENS CNC trainer in SINUMERIK DIN/ISO programming, ShopMill operation and programming, and ShopTurn operation and programming. A long-time member of the University and Departmental Education Quality Committee of the Bialystok University of Technology. Member of the Polish Production Management Society.

Krzysztof Lukaszewicz Krzysztof Lukaszewicz PhD

Assistant professor at the Department of Production Management at the Faculty of Engineering Management at the Bialystok University of Technology. He has over twenty-five years of professional experience as an academic teacher, related to conducting classes with students, incl. in subjects: computer aided design, modeling methods in production engineering, basics of machine construction, organization of production systems, production processes and techniques. He actively participated in launching new fields of study, including: management and service engineering, furniture engineering and specialties, e.g. process engineer. He realizes scientific and implementation works and services for industry. Develops programs and conducts classes as part of Autodesk certified training. He is certified as an ECDL-CAD examiner, Autodesk AutoCAD trainer and SIEMENS trainer for SinuTrain software.