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 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.