Introduction to Industry 4.0

Do you want to learn the basics of Industry 4.0, at your own pace, whenever you want? Then the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Introduction to Industry 4.0 is for you.

Introduction to Industry 4.0, on Youtube External link.

You will learn basic terminology and theory while gaining insight and understanding of the fourth industrial revolution and how it affects us.

The MOOC: Introduction to Industry 4.0 is part of MDU's investment in smart production. The course is divided into ten modules, each of which describes different technologies in Industry 4.0. We estimate that it will take about 40 hours to complete the course and it is in English.

The modules are:

  • General overview of Industry 4.0
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Advanced robotics
  • Augmented and Virtual reality
  • Big data analytics
  • Cloud computing
  • Cyber ​​security
  • Internet of things
  • Simulation
  • System integration

The MOOC can also give you eligibility to apply for these 3 university courses at Mälardalen University:

Introduction to Internet of Things for Manufacturing Industry 2 credits External link.

Modelling in Virtual Production 2,5 credits External link.

Introduction to Applied AI for Manufacturing Industry 3 credits External link.

If you pass the final exam in the MOOC and have at least two years of relevant professional experience, you are eligible for the above credit-bearing courses. Please note that you are not guaranteed a place in these University courses as the number of places are limited. Passing the MOOC does not entitle you to apply for any other University courses.

Smart production

Get more information about our courses in smart production at mdu.se/smartproduktion External link.


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Introduction to Industry 4.0


MOOCs are courses that are open to everyone, regardless of background or professional occupation. They do not require any prior knowledge and you can start and complete them whenever you want. The courses are given online and are free of charge.

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For more information about the course Introduction to Industry 4.0 email lifelonglearning@mdu.se