Advanced Manufacturing in Industry 4.0 - Micro-Credential

In today's competitive job market, continuous upskilling and professional development has become essential for individuals seeking to stay ahead in their careers. This is especially true in the manufacturing sector, where technological advancements and industry demands are constantly evolving.

To address these needs, the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at DCU has launched micro-credentials aimed specifically at those working in the manufacturing sector. These courses offer individuals the opportunity to acquire industry-specific skills for the 21st century, making them valuable assets in Industry 4.0/5.0 job markets.

These level 9 postgraduate modules are taught entirely online which means students can achieve a deeper understanding in a specialist area and provide a sound basis for their long-term career, without disruption to their job or other commitments. These innovative modules will deliver training on advanced manufacturing and characterisation systems using mixed reality sessions.

In the era of Industry 4.0/5.0, advanced manufacturing techniques have revolutionised the way products are produced and delivered to customers. To meet the demands of this new industrial revolution, individuals with expertise in Advanced Manufacturing for Industry 4.0/5.0 are highly sought after. This comprehensive course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in this dynamic field.

Participants will learn about the concepts and technologies driving the current and future transformations in industrial sectors, including the challenges for Industry 4.0/5.0. They will also explore the role of digitalisation in enabling smart manufacturing processes, and how these technologies can be leveraged to enhance efficiency, flexibility, and customer satisfaction. They will learn about how manufacturing innovation can lead to new materials and process development, how sustainable, smart manufacturing can enhance product quality and customer satisfaction, through the analysis of case studies.

By the end of this course, participants will have a thorough understanding of the advanced manufacturing landscape in Industry 4.0/5.0 and will be equipped with practical skills to successfully implement and navigate this transformative era of manufacturing.

The course on Advanced Manufacturing for Industry 4.0 is essential in today's rapidly changing world, as it provides individuals with the tools and knowledge necessary to adapt to the advancements in manufacturing brought about by Industry 4.0/5.0.

Subjects taught

This course covers the following content:

Introduction to Data Analysis for Industry 4.0
Statistical Design of Experiments; Factorial Design; Box-Behnken Response Surface Methodology; Data Analysis Requirements for Industry 4.0/5.0

Predictive Analysis
Introduction to Predictive Analysis for Industry 4.0; Artificial Neural Network and Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System; Machine Learning in Industry 4.0

Data Analysis Case Studies
Data analysis for Laser-based Material Processing Techniques; Data analysis for Defect

Entry requirements

A Primary Honours degree, Level 8 in Electronic/Electrical/Computer Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Sciences or other Cognate/Engineering Disciplines. Applications are also invited from diverse educational and/or employment backgrounds, with applications evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

And also to indicate the required documentation:

Please provide Academic Transcripts for final year of study where appropriate (English translation)
All applicants must submit a copy of their passport
Please upload a CV
If applicable, evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements.

Application dates

Closing date for applications: 16th August 2024

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