Join 13 Swedish universities for opportunities learn more about digital, connected and smart production

Professional development is one of the greatest challenges facing Swedish industry and its employees INGENJÖR 4.0 is an online is an continuing professional development at university level for engineers in industry is therefore being launched.

THE PILOT RUN IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED, Please pre-register here if you are interested in taking part in forthcoming course modules. 

INGENJÖR 4.0?

Ingenjör 4.0 is a unique initiative in which 13 Swedish universities and university colleges are joining forces to develop short course modules with relevant contents that respond to the rapidly progressing digitalisation of industry, often referred to as Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution.

Short course modules are initially being introduced in eight areas central to the ongoing digitalisation of manufacturing industry. This first wave of modules is first being tested in a pilot run starting in June 2020, and a further six modules will be launched in a second wave during the autumn. When fully expanded, Ingenjör 4.0 will be able to contain up to 64 modules in 16 areas/packages of training linked to Industry 4.0.

If Swedish manufacturing industry is to maintain its strength in the use of digital technology in industry and in technological research, there is a need to develop a comprehensive, national range of high-quality courses with applications in digitalisation in industry. Major resources are currently being invested in and outside the EU to raise the level of knowledge in industry to exploit the opportunities presented by introducing what are known as cyber-physical production systems to create sustainable and ‘connected’ industry. One of the key requirements is a ‘rightly’ trained workforce

The challenge is to get the right person, in the right place, at the right time, and the competition for skills is global. At the same time, Sweden is facing ever greater challenges in the provision of skills for industry.

Almost regardless of sector or task, there is a need for skills in using digital tools and services. The development of technology in industry in areas such as robotics, automation and additive manufacturing demands new production skills. Technological development in the area of IT is driving a need for completely new top-level skills, for example in the analysis of big data, so that opportunities for value creation from the data sets that are growing rapidly can be exploited.

WHO IS INGENJÖR 4.0 AIMED AT?

The initiative is aimed at employees in industry with an engineering background and makes it possible for engineers in industry* to develop skills at university level alongside their normal work.

WHAT LANGUAGE IS THE TRAINING GIVEN IN AND WHAT DO THE PILOT TRAINING MODULES CONTAIN?

The training is given in ENGLISH and its contents are summarised at www.ingenjor40.se

The titles of the eight initial pilot modules (out of 16 planned) are:

  • Smart Products and Industrial Internet of Things, Linköping Univ.
  • Autonomous Robots, KTH
  • Cyber Physical Systems and Digital Twins, Skövde Univ.
  • Connectivity, 5G, and Cloud Communication, Chalmers
  • Human Robot Collaboration, Chalmers, KTH, Univ. West, Linné Univ.
  • Standards and Interoperability in Digitized Industry, KTH, eurostep
  • Management of Manufacturing Digitalization, Luleå Univ., KTH
  • Additive manufacturing, Chalmers, Örebro Univ., Halmstad Univ.

HOW MUCH WORK IS EXPECTED OF YOU IN A PILOT MODULE, AND DO YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW A SCHEDULE?

Each course module in the pilot range of introductory modules comprises two to three days of full-time work for the student but is spread over two weeks and can be taken at the student’s own pace and at chosen times. A number of scheduled interactions/webinars are included, but they can also be followed through recordings if the student does not have time or an opportunity to take part ‘live’.

Listen to Abhinandan Chiney from Sandvik talking about the training.

– What made you want the Ingenjör 4.0 training?

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

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

HOW IS THE MODULAR TRAINING ARRANGED?

The modules are based on clear learning pathways and contain recorded lectures, knowledge tests, inspirational films, interaction with other students and webinars with the teams of teachers, etc., through the digital teaching portal Collegial. After training has been completed a certificate is issued showing which module or modules has or have been studied and the contents of the modular training.

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 ACCESS THE TRAINING?

Registration to take part in the ‘pilot training runs’ of the summer and autumn is open, and an application form and further information can be found at www.ingenjor40.se.

The training is free of charge and is funded by Produktion2030.

The pilot run is planned to start in sets of two modules before and after the vacation according to the schedule below:

INGENJÖR 4.0 ‘Pilot run’ Summer – Autumn 2020

1-12 of June 15-26 of June July - Vacation break17 -28 of August31 Aug - 11 Sept
1-12 of June15-26 of JuneJuly = Vacation break17-28 of August31 Aug-11 Sept

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

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.

WHAT DOES THE TRAINING RUN STARTING IN JUNE BEING REFERRED TO AS A PILOT RUN MEAN?

The fact that we are calling the first holding of the modular training sessions a pilot run means that students do not just gain access to the training material and are able to follow the course but that they also take part in the evaluation run for the first modules in a series and help in providing constructive feedback to the course developers in one or two webinars prior to the launch of other modules in the programme and the future broader launch.

In the pilot run the project is aimed at 50 ‘pilot individuals’ from Swedish companies.

WHO IS BEHIND THE TRAINING?

Ingenjör 4.0 is being developed and funded under the strategic innovation programme Produktion2030, which has enabled new course modules to be developed at record speed. With Ingenjör 4.0 new topics can be integrated in a few months. The initiative is being coordinated by Halmstad University, and the modular training is being developed by the 13 universities and university colleges in the Swedish Production Academy and >50 professors and teachers working in collaboration.

THE LINK TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Ingenjör 4.0 is available online from 1 June. It is initially available for a pilot run together with a number of companies, and then later in the autumn an opportunity will be created for the many engineers who are currently furloughed, encouraging professional development while they are off work. Access to relevant professional development will enable individuals and companies to emerge from the crisis more quickly and make use of the opportunities for a sustainable switch.

INGENJÖR 4.0 IN SUMMARY:

  • Start 1 June
  • 13 Swedish universities
  • >50 professors and teachers
  • Initially 8 modules
  • Shared digital training portal – Collegial

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

Contact the project manger, Prof. Bengt-Göran Rosén, bg.rosen@hh.se

THE PILOT RUN IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED, but feel free to register your interest if you are interested in taking part in the next run or being put on the reserve list for this pilot run.

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