The aim of the Industry 4.0 Master degree is to train Theoretical, Natural, Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technologies graduates to address the new challenges posed by the ever-increasing globalization in production, manufacturing and service provision. These challenges are The growing interconnectedness and rise in cooperation between man and machine is not only changing the way products are produced, but also leading to entirely new products and services. These challenges are met by the increasingly more complex interconnections between machines, raw workpieces, finished products, transport units and computers made possible by the Internet of Things, Cyber-physical Systems, Social Networks, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics and Cognitive Computing: a new industrial revolution named Industry 4.0.
In this context, the Master Programme encompasses the different sources of knowledge and experience required by the Industry 4.0 discipline. It combines the diversity of expertise of leading European Universities and offers education oriented to a multi- disciplinary understanding through the involvement of experts from complementary fields, in a research-oriented environment with close cooperation with the industry.
The programme is structured so that it provides both fundamental knowledge of the discipline (core courses) and specialisation (orientation courses) for vertical and horizontal value-creation chains of four key industries, namely Manufacturing, Agriculture, Aquaculture and Pervasive Health.
The programme has duration of 18 months for full time students and 24 months for part time students.
Courses are arranged as a mix of theory and application, in a context of project-led education using a blended mode of delivery (face to face and distance learning training). Placements at key industrial players is also offered as an option a the later stages of the programme. Students also have the option to perform research by writing a dissertation that will help them further develop key skills needed for a career in Industry 4.0.
General Learning objectives
- To learn the principles of digitalization and enabling technologies that lead to what is known as Industry 4.0,
- To understand the drivers and enablers of Industry 4.0,
- To learn the principles of Smart Factories, Smart cities, smart products and smart services,
- To able to outline the various systems used in a manufacturing plant and their role in an Industry 4.0 world,
- To understand the role of data, information, knowledge and collaboration in future organizations,
- To learn technologies, protocols and tools for applying IoT in processes and services,
- To learn how these technologies can make processes swifter, increase productivity, and improve the efficiency of industrial organizations,
- To create ecosystems for improvement and innovation, with clients, suppliers,technology partners and other stakeholders,
- To incorporate new strategic tools into business models,
- To be able to implement a project for the digital transformation of a process, area, or department in Manufacturing, Agriculture, Aquaculture and Health.