Industry 4.0 - Realisation

  • Credits 5 credits
  • Study location Eskilstuna
  • $stringTranslations.StartDate 2021-03-29 - 2021-06-06 (part time 33%)
  • Education ordinance Second cycle
  • Course code PPU441
  • Main area Product and Process Development

Designed specifically for manufacturing industry professionals, our “Industry 4.0 – Realisation” course covers all aspects of digitalisation and automation of smart factories. The course focuses on the application of new technologies with practical examples in complete production settings.

As global competition becomes fiercer, new technologies are being employed to increase the productivity of manufacturing systems through connectivity, intelligent systems, and automation. This course provides methods and guide-lines for designing and running a smart factory. The course mixes theoretical knowledge with practical exercises in the lab and will be given with a combina-tion of online and physical lectures. Physical course meetings will be held at the Mälardalen Industrial Technology Center in Eskilstuna (MITC) and practical exercises will be carried out on an industrial cyber-physical production system.

Course contents

  • The course covers digitalisation and automation technologies and their application in smart factories
  • Technologies covered include
    - Simulation and deployment
    - Digital Twin
    - Connectivity as an enabler for e.g. predictive maintenance
    - Manufacturing execution systems - Autonomous robots

What you will learn

  • Overview of a cyber-physical production system
  • Practical examples of technologies employed in such system
  • Interaction between technologies in the cyber-physical production system

Entry requirements

40 credits in Engineering/Technology and at least 2 years’ experience in full-time employment in a relevant area within industry. In addition English course A/English course 6 is required.

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.


Project Manager

Mikael Hedelind



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Course syllabus

You can read in detail about the course, it's content and literature and so on in the 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.

For companies that want to collaborate on competence development