Course Description

This 60-hour module is part of the Specialist Diploma in Advanced Digital Manufacturing and provides
the holistic perspective of the underlying concept of Industry 4.0 and its underpinning core elements of Organisation, Technology and Process – the paradigm shift to the production of the future with integrated automation to enhance productivity, efficiency, and flexibility in manufacturing processes.

Participants will learn the steps for implementing Industry 4.0 and the application of technology such as Manufacturing Execution System (MES), RFID, OPCUA, smart sensor & augmented reality in the practical way.

Course Duration: 60 hours

Course Outcomes

Participants are able to:

  • Grasp the underlying concepts of Industry 4.0
  • Understand the important relationship between Organisation, Process, and Technology to harness the full potential of Industry 4.0
  • Identify the benefits of data-driven manufacturing process for production flexibility
  • Identify the key differences between Industry 3.0 and Industry 4.0
  • Understand the steps in Industry 4.0 implementation
  • Recognise the potential of Industry 4.0 implementation for new business models

Course Contents

  • Fundamental concept of Industry 4.0 and the underpinning core elements
  • Key differences between Industry 3.0 and 4.0
  • Integrated automation with Industry 4.0 technologies
    • Manufacturing Execution System
    • Radio Frequency Identification System
    • Machine-to-Machine M2M Communication and OPC-UA
    • Smart sensor and its application
    • Augmented reality
  • Incorporate data in the automated system enabling smart manufacturing process
  • Industry 4.0 implementation approach
  • Industry 4.0-driven competency development and change management
  • Group work of Advanced Manufacturing Project


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