You and your company are invited to co-operate with 13 Swedish Universities and get opportunities to learn more about digital and connected smart production

Skills development and life-long learning are one of the biggest challenges for Swedish industry and employees. That is why ENGINEER 4.0 is launched – a web-based education at university level for industrial engineers.

ENGINEER 4.0

Engineer 4.0 is a unique initiative where 13 Swedish universities collaborate to develop short course modules with a “hot” content that respond to the rapid ongoing digitalization of industry, often called Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution.

In order for the Swedish manufacturing industry to maintain its strength and edge in the use of digital technology and in research, a comprehensive, national, range of qualified courses with applications in digitalization for the industry is essential. Today, large resources are invested within and outside the EU to raise the level of knowledge in industry in order to take advantage of the opportunities to introduce so-called Cyber-physical production systems to create a sustainable and “connected” industry. One of the key prerequisites is a “properly” trained workforce.

The challenge is to get the right person, in the right place, at the right time, and the competition for competence is global. At the same time, Sweden is facing increasing challenges for the industry’s supply of skills.

Almost regardless of industry or task, skills are needed to use digital tools and services. Technology development in industry in areas such as robotics, automation and additive manufacturing requires new production skills. Technological development in the IT area drives the need for completely new cutting-edge skills in, for example, analysis of big data in order to be able to utilize the opportunities for value creation from vast manufacturing and product data volumes that today are growing explosively.

THE INTRODUCTION OF 14 INDUSTRY 4.0 SHORT EDUCATIONAL MODULES

To size the educational challenge, a collection of short course modules are introduced by Swedish Universities in 14 areas central to the ongoing digitalization of the manufacturing industry. This first wave of modules have bee industrially tested and there after further improved in June-September 2020 by 7 companies and 50 engineer pilots. Now additionally 6 modules are launched in a second wave. Engineer 4.0 has the potential to expand to contain up to 64 modules within the 14 module areas and more modules will be launched over the coming years.

WHO IS ENGINEER 4.0 FOR?

The initiative is aimed at employees in the industry or interested persons with an engineering background and makes it possible for engineers to take part in competence development at university level in parallel with regular work or in their own time.

IN WHICH LANGUAGE IS THE TRAINING IN AND WHAT DOES THE PILOT TRAINING MODULES CONTAIN?

The education is conducted in ENGLISH and the content can be found summarized at www.ingenjor40.se

The titles of the 16 initial pilot modules are:

  • Smart Products and Industrial Internet of Things, Linköping Univ.
  • Cyber Physical Systems and Digital Twins, Skövde Univ.
  • Connectivity, 5G, and Cloud Communication, Chalmers.
  • Autonomous Robots, KTH.
  • Additive manufacturing, Chalmers, Halmstad Univ.
  • Human Robot Collaboration, Chalmers, KTH, Univ. West, Linné Univ.
  • Big Data Machine learning and Sensors, Lund univ, Halmstad Univ.
  • Vizualization, Augumented Reality, and Virtual Reality Interfaces, coming module
  • Management of Manufacturing Digitalization, Luleå Univ, KTH.
  • Standards and Interoperability in Digitized Industry, KTH, eurostep.
  • Cyber Security, Industrial Data Protection and Data integrity, Mälardalen univ, Linné Univeristy, RISE, Combitech.
  • Global Production, KTH, Lund University.
  • Smart Maintenance, Chalmers, KTH.
  • Life Cycle Management Product Systems, Linköping, Lund Univ.
  • Sustainable Production systems, Chalmers, KTH, Lund University.
  • Platforms and Digital single Markets, coming module.

WHAT WORK ARE YOU EXPECTED TO PUT ON A PILOT MODULE AND DO YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW A SCHEDULE?

Each course module in the pilot range of Introductory Modules comprises 3 days of full-time work for the student about 20-24 hours of work, but is spread over five weeks and can be conducted at your own pace and at selected times. A number of scheduled interactions – webinars, are included, but they can also be followed via recordings if you do not have the time or opportunity to participate “live”. Listen to Abhinandan Chiney from Sandvik who talks about the education.

Listen to Abhinandan Chiney from Sandvik talking about the training.

– What made you want the ENGINEER 4.0 training?

– In what ways is ENGINEER 4.0 different from other training courses?

– What advice would you give to someone who has not taken the ENGINEER 4.0 training?

HOW IS THE MODULE EDUCATION STRUCTURED?

The modules are based on clear learning paths and contain recorded lectures, knowledge tests, inspirational films, interaction with other students and webinars with the teaching teams, etc.… via the digital learning portal Collegial. After completing the education, a Certificate is awarded which shows which module or modules have been studied and the content of the module education.

An example of a pilot training module posted on the digital training portal Collegial. In the middle it can be seen how part of the ‘learning pathway’ of the course is arranged, from the start to examination and the award of a certificate.

WHEN AND HOW DO I REGISTER AND GET ACCESS TO THE EDUCATION?

The registration is made through the portal www.kompetens.nu where for companies connected (see the “intresseanmälan” at the homepage).

The training is free of charge and is financed through the kompetens.nu project.

The Spring 2020 round is planned to start early 2021 for the first modules according to the schedule below:

ENGINEER 4.0 educational modules for industry – Spring 2021

1-12 of June 15-26 of June 17 -28 of August31 Aug - 11 Sept

March


March


February


February

I1  
Smart Products and Industrial Internet of Things

Prof. Luis Ribeiro
Linköping Univ

I2  
Cyber Physical Systems and Digital Twins

Prof. Amos Ng
Skövde Univ

I6  
Human Robot Collaboration

Prof. Åsa Fasth Berglund
Chalmers, KTH, Univ. West, Linné Univ

I8  
Management of Manufacturing Digitalization

Prof. Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck
Luleå Univ., KTH


April


March


February


February

I4
Autonomous Robots

Ass. Prof. Xi Wang
KTH

I3 
Connectivity, 5G, and Cloud Communication

Prof. Johan Stahre, Maja Barring
Chalmers

I10 
Standards and Interoperability in Digitized Industry

Prof. Bengt Lindberg, Gunilla Franzén Sivard, Jonas Rosén
KTH, eurostep

I5 
Additive manufacturing

Prof. Eduard Hrya, Lars Peiryd, Amogh Krishna
Chalmers, Örebro Univ., Halmstad Univ.


March


to be announced


March


April

I7 
Big Data Machine learning and Sensors

Prof. Mattias Ohlsson, Oleksandr Gutnichenko,  
Lund univ, Halmstad Univ

I9 
Vizualization, Augumented Reality, and Virtual Reality Interfaces

Prof. Björn Johansson, Prof. Jessica Bruch, Leo Hatvani
Chalmers, Mälardalen univ

I11 
Cyber Security, Industrial Data Protection and Data Integrity

Prof. Francesco Flammini, Ola Flygt
Mälardalen univ, Linné Univeristy, RISE, Combitech

I12 
Global Production

Prof. Magnus Wiktorsson, Prof. Jan Olhager
Mälardalen Univ, Lund Univ


April


April


May


to be announced

I13 
Smart Maintenance

Prof. Anders Skoogh, Prof. Anders Archenti,  
Chalmers, KTH

I14 
Life Cycle Management - Product Systems

Prof. Erik Sundin, Prof. Glenn Johansson,  
Linköping, Lund Univ

I15 
Sustainable Production systems

Prof. Björn Johansson, Prof. Magnus Wiktorsson, Prof. Jan-Eric Ståhl  
Chalmers, KTH, Lund University

I16 
Platforms and Digital single Markets


WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT THE TRAINING IS A S.K. PILOT TRAINING?

That we call the implementation of the module educations “a pilot”means that you as a student not only get access to the educational material and can follow the course but also participate in the evaluation round for the modules to help provide constructive feedback to the course developers.

WHO IS BEHIND THE EDUCATION?

INGENJÖR 4.0/ Engineer 4.0 is developed and financed within the strategic innovation program Production 2030, which has enabled a record-breaking development of new course modules starting the summer 2020. www.produktion2030.se.

The initiative is coordinated by Halmstad University and the module educations are developed by the Swedish Production Academy’s 13 colleges and universities and> 50 professors and teachers in collaboration www.swedishproductionacademy.se.

THE CONNECTION TO THE ONGOING PANDEMIN COVID- 19

From June 1, 2020, Engineer 4.0 first edition of 8 modues was available online. Initially for a pilot round together with a number of companies and later in the autumn, to open up to create an opportunity for the many engineers who are now on short-term leave. Skills development in work-free time was encouraged motivated by the access to relevant skills development enabling individuals and companies to recover more quickly from the crisis and take advantage of the opportunities for sustainable change.

ENGINEER 4.0 IN SUMMARY:

  • Start early 2021
  • 13 Swedish universities behind the education
  • > 50 Professors and teachers
  • Initially 14 modules available on the digital education portal – Collegial

FURTHER QUESTIONS?

Contact the project manager prof. Bengt-Göran, bg.rosen@hh.se

APPLICATION FORM

Step 1 of 4

  • Name of Ingenjör 4.0 Pilot run applicant
  • State here your Company AND Department/Division name.
  • Street address/Box, postal number and Town/Ort