Fundamentals of Industry 4.0


This course provides an insight into how new technologies are creating the emergence of Industry 4.0.

Participants will gain an understanding into the technologies and challenges of industry 4.0. in addition, the impact of industry 4.0 on business, security, education, and environment will be explained.

The key technologies of industry 4.0 such as autonomous robotics, additive manufacturing, Internet of Things, simulation, the cloud, and systems integration will be explained.

An introduction to the smart factory will also be explained in terms of flexibility and the reconfigurability. In addition, the steps to implement a smart factory will be explained.


At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the requirements to move from the third to the fourth industrial revolution
  • Understand the technologies of industry 4.0
  • Understand the requirements to implement industry 4.0 in real work environment
  • Understand the principles of the smart factory.

Hours for module: 15 hours
How will the module be taught: Blended
Location: Online and Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol.
Delivery sessions plan:
This 2-day course will be delivered through one day on our Frenchay Campus with access to our state-of-the-art equipment, complimented by the remaining session delivered through online workshops and tutorial support.
Other modules you may wish to register for: Intro to Digital TwinsFundamentals of Industry 4.0 / Intro to Digital in Composites / Cyber Incident Management for Decision Makers / Azure Fundamentals / Data Analytics / Systems Thinking / Fundamentals of HTML5 / CSS3 / Accounting Principles / Intro to Agile / Working with Developers / Effective Use of Resources / Sustainability and Social Value
Audience for module: This course would suit someone wanting to improve knowledge in industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing.
Course leader: Dr Zeyad Yousif Al-Shibaany
Good to know: Parking and refreshments will be provided for face-to-face sessions. Online sessions will be delivered through one of our university online platforms.

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