Smart Products and Industrial Internet of Things

This module provides an overview on challenges and opportunities in the design of an industrial internet of things.

STARTING DATE: Spring 2022

Smart Products and Industrial Internet of Things aims at providing an overview on challenges and opportunities in the design of an industrial internet of things system. The module contents focus on the Smart Factory as a collection of interacting intelligent components (machines, transport equipment, products, assemblies, sub-assemblies, sub-systems, etc.) and the implications of their interaction with humans.

These components need to understand themselves, by having a perception of their own capabilities, operational environment and action scope. They also need to understand each other, so that collectively their interactions result in a set of sustainable production processes and environment. The design of large technical system is necessarily incomplete if the human dimension is left out. There are ethics and human aspect involved that must influence its design. In this introductory module the aim is to try to connect all these dots without the in-depth detail.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the main conceptual and technological landscapes of Industry 4.0.
  • Understand some of the human implications and reach of potential Industry 4.0 developments.
  • Understand some of the main design and technical principles and directions to be considered during the implementation of Industry 4.0 systems.

Module structure

This introductory module contains three introductory modules. Each module includes a mix of activities for example lectures, quizzes, recommended readings, etc.


Three themes covering:

  • Introduction to Industry 4.0
  • Ethical and human aspects
  • Architectures for smart products and industrial internet of things

Time commitment

The expectation is that anyone enrolled will devote around 25h-27h distributed over the different activities.

The schedule

Spring 2022 — The module starts
TBD — 1st Webinar —“Live Discussion Event”
TBD — 2nd Webinar — “Ethical and Human Aspects”
TBD — 3rd Webinar – “Live Discussion Event”


After applying to the program, please secure dates in your calendar to be able to join planned webinars and assure time available required for learning.

A unique module created in academia

This module is developed by Linköping University.

→ Back to Ingenjör4.0

Register your interest here

Steg 1 av 2