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Learner Career Outcomes

40%

started a new career after completing these courses

27%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

11%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Digital Thread Defined

6 videos (Total 23 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
6 videos
The Vision of Digital Manufacturing and Design3m
The Diffusion of Innovation2m
Motivating Factors5m
Digital Thread4m
Business Systems2m
6 readings
Acknowledgements10m
Resources: Staying Relevant; Being a Player in DMD20m
Resources: Diffusion of Innovation10m
Resources: Why Digital Thread?15m
Resources: Digital Thread Defined20m
Resources: Business Systems and the Digital Thread10m
6 practice exercises
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Digital Thread: Components. Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Data Storage in the Digital Thread

4 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
4 videos
Data Singularity3m
Version Control5m
Data Security and Disaster Recovery7m
4 readings
Resources: Data Storage45m
Resources: Data Singularity10m
Resources: Dealing with Constant Change10m
Resources: Data Security and Disaster Recovery30m
5 practice exercises
Self-check6m
Self-check6m
Self-check6m
Self-check4m
Digital Thread: Components. Week 2 Quiz30m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Data Sharing and The Digital Thread

5 videos (Total 28 min), 8 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Interoperability5m
Semantic Data5m
Technical Data Packages4m
Your 4.0 Roadmap to Success2m
8 readings
Resources: Data Sharing Strategies, Benefits, and Consequences30m
Resources: Interoperability and Data Formats10m
Resources: Semantic Data10m
Resources: Technical Data Packages10m
Your 4.0 Roadmap to Success-- Resources10m
Your Roadmap Project: Step 230m
Digital Thread: Components -- Key Takeaways10m
Digital Thread: Components -- Course References10m
5 practice exercises
Self-check8m
Self-check6m
Self-check8m
Self-check6m
Digital Thread: Components. Week 3 Quiz30m
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Top reviews from Digital Thread: Components

By MPApr 15th 2017

Thank you for giving me excellent information on digital thread components. It is very helpful course for me. Thank you University of buffalo, The State University of New York and Coursera.

By WTMay 2nd 2018

To understand thoroughly how Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the means of production, we must understand the components of this revolution. This course explains a number of them.

Instructor

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Ken English

Deputy Director
Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies Community of Excellence

About University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo (UB) is a premier, research-intensive public university and the largest, most comprehensive institution of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. UB offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and nearly 300 graduate and professional programs....

About The State University of New York

The State University of New York, with 64 unique institutions, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. Educating nearly 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs both on campus and online, SUNY has nearly 3 million alumni around the globe....

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