Industry 4.0 Curriculum

Aligned with the ARM initiative to introduce Industry 4.0 certification and written in collaboration with industry experts in practical implementation of Industry 4.0 in manufacturing, the curriculum augment Intelitek’s broad training offering with content specific to ensuring graduates of programs see a wider picture of what is Industry 4.0 and how to install, maintain, upgrade, and optimize industry 4.0 compatible system. Most important is how to take advantage of the new and advanced capabilities that networking, data analysis and integration offer.

Hours of Instruction: 16

  • Definitions and background
    • What is Industry 4.0? Why Now?
    • Key Technologies that drive Industry 4.0
    • The Journey to Industry 4.0
    • Horizontal Integration & Vertical Integration
  • The 4 Industrial Revolutions – Background
  • Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0 – The Gaps
  • Key Elements of Industry 4.0
    • Industrial Internet, Ethernet
    • IoT, IIoT
    • Connectivity Basics (CPS – Cyber Physical Systems)
    • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)
    • Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LP-WAN)
  • Sensors + IIOT (lab)
  • Introduction to Maintenance 4.0
  • Use Cases of Industry 4.0

Hours of Instruction: 16

  • Reference architecture (ADMIN SHELL)
  • Protocols (OPC-UA, MQTT)
  • Standards: IEC62541, DIN spec1592
  • Key elements of industry 4.0

Hours of Instruction: 32

  • Efficiency and Optimization
  • Flexible Manufacturing
  • Custom mass production
  • Inventory tracking and asset management
  • Quality assurance
  • System level integration and management (MES) and KPIs
    • Advanced Sensors
    • Marked raw materials
    • OPC (Open Platform Communications)
    • MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems)
    • KPIs (OEE / MTBF / MTTR)
  • Lean manufacturing & lean robots

Hours of Instruction: 16
Hours of Lab: 8

  • Digital information
  • Design Modularity
  • Machine to machine
  • RFID – lab
  • Real-time insights
  • Real-time access to data
  • Real- time views of production 
  • System Management (ERP/MES)
  • SCADA

Hours of Instruction: 16
Hours of Lab: 20

  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Predictive maintenance (PdM 4.0)
  • Predictive analytics – lab
  • Virtual reality/Augmented Reality – lab

Hours of Instruction: 16
Hours of Lab: 8

  • Connectivity Solutions
  • OPC-UA introduction
  • Cloud Computing
    • RFID
    • Cellular
    • BLE
    • Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • ZigBee
    • Z-Wave
    • 6LowPAN
    • Wi-Fi
    • ZigBee 3.0
  • Connectivity – From the machine to the cloud – lab
  • Cyber-security (OT, IT) principles

Hours of Instruction: 16
Hours of Lab: 8

  • Introduction to data science
  • Intelligent decision making
  • Principles of cloud & big data
  • From data to wisdom – lab
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data mining
  • Data driven innovation (DDI)
  • One Matrices That Matter (OMTM)
  • KPIs
  • Deep Learning & Machine Learning, AI
  • Working with Analytics Kit – lab

Hours of Instruction: 16

  • How do we get there?
  • From the raw material to the final customer
  • RoadMap 4.0, changes challenges in technology
  • RoadMap 4.0, changes challenges in the workforce

Hours of Instruction: 16

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Information transparency
  • Customized mass production
  • Intelligent decision making
  • Supply Chain 4.0
    • Asset management 
    • Asset transfers
    • Real time solutions

Hours of Instruction: 16
Hours of Lab: 16

  • Connectivity (CPS)
    • Machines, devices, sensors and people, processes interoperability
  • Smart Manufacturing – lab
  • Digital Twining – lab
  • Advanced robotics – COBOTS – lab
  • 3-D printing – lab
  • Autonomous robots (UGV)
  • Business processes
    • Real time business processes
    • Customer experience
    • Use cases

Hours of Instruction: 32

  • Requirements for a factory to be Industry 4.0
  • Industry 4.0 – The super infrastructure for the world
  • Industry 4.0 Business orientation
    • Business 4.0
    • Quality 4.0
    • Competitive industrial production
    • Customized mass production
    • Maintaining production
  • Industry 4.0 – Opportunities and Challenges
    • Dealing with complexity
    • Efficiency and profitability
    • Future of production
    • Workforce and training
    • Flexible and efficient products
    • Life cycle of a product
    • Strategic advantage – the future of production
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