This unit aims to give students practical experience in the application and design of the hardware-based tools of Industry 4.0. These include flexible and configurable production lines, sensors, actuators and networking devices.


MEE80004 Platforms of Industry 4.0

MEE80005 Working in Industry 4.0

Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts of value creation and capture in a production process (A2, K3, K4)
  • Analyze a production requirement and design a process that is optimized for value creation and capture that will fulfill that requirement (A3, A4, S1, S3)
  • Design a production process that takes an integrated approach to the use of hardware to manipulate goods and software to capture and process data for value creation and capture (A5, A6, K1, K3, K5, S1, S2, S3, S4)

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
3.00 12 weeks 36
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Assignment 1Individual/Group 20 - 30% 1,2 
Assignment 2Individual 20 - 30% 
Assignment 3Individual 45 - 55% 2,3 


In this unit, students will complete a project implementing the hardware-based components of an Industry 4.0 solution to a manufacturing and/or production problem. The project will require students to:

  • analyze a production process to understand how a solution can be created to optimize for value creation and capture
  • design the production process layout including integration with software platforms and data capture and analysis tools
  • create a model layout using components of a demonstrator platform to implement the solution encompassed in the design


•    Graduate Attribute – Teamwork Skills: Teamwork roles and processes
•    Graduate Attribute – Digital Literacies: Technical literacy

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.