Industry 4.0 - Introduction

  • Credits 5 credits
  • Study location Eskilstuna
  • $stringTranslations.StartDate 2021-03-29 - 2021-06-06 (part time 33%)
  • Education ordinance First cycle
  • Course code PPU213
  • Main area Product and Process Development

Industry 4.0 technologies are transforming the industrial landscape and manufacturing companies need to keep pace with them to remain competitive. This course is for those who want to know more about the enabling technologies of Industry 4.0.

This course is designed specifically for those working in the manufacturing sector. It provides you with basic knowledge of the terminology related to Industry 4.0 as well as insight and understanding of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how it is set to affect industry and individuals. On completing the course, you will have a conceptual understanding of key terms and technologies related to Industry 4.0. The course will be given by prominent lecturers from different fields in the system landscape related to Industry 4.0.

Course contents

  • Introduction to the main Industry 4.0 technologies
  • The economic drivers for implementing Industry 4.0 technologies
  • The production and development engineer’s role in the development of future production systems
  • The impact of digitalisation on industry and individual

What you will learn

  • Understand the impact of digitalisation on industry and humans in daily life both now and in the future
  • Gain a basic understanding of key terms and technologies, and potential benefits, (Vertical and Horizontal Integration, XR, VR, AR, Additive Manufacturing, AI, IoT, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, Robotics)
  • Know the economic drivers for implementing Industry 4.0 technologies

Entry requirements

30 credits in Engineering/Technology and at least 2 years’ experience in full-time employment in a relevant area within industry.

You can also apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc.



Mats Ahlskog



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Course syllabus

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Application information

After submitting your electronic application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the course you have applied for. In order to document your eligibility, you must provide your high school diploma and university transcript and proof of your English language proficiency.

Entry requirements

To meet the entry requirements for this course you need to have previous academic qualifications (university studies). You will find the specific entry requirements above.

No academic qualifications?

If you do not have the formal academic qualifications needed for a specific course, you can apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc. This is also known as a validation of prior learning.

Recognition of prior learning means the mapping out and assessment of an individual's competence and qualifications, regardless how, where or when they were acquired – in the formal education system or in some other way in Sweden or abroad, just recently or a long time ago.

If you think your knowledge and competences will qualify you for this course, you will need to upload th following with your application:

  • CV with description of your educational and professional background. Your CV must describe your knowledge and competences in relation to the entry requirements.
  • If you refer to work experience, you need to upload an Employers certificate.

If we need more information, we will contact you.


The course is part of the Premium project in which MDH offers courses aimed at giving the industry the competence needed for sustainable and smart production.

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