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 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.