This unit aims to give students practical experience in the application and design of the software-based tools of Industry 4.0. These include product lifecycle management, computer-aided design, network communications and digital twinning.


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:

  • Analyze the flows of data required throughout a manufacturing or production process using the frameworks of Industry 4.0 (A2, A4, K3)
  • Evaluate the software platforms of Industry 4.0, including CAD, PLM, and digital twinning for suitability for application to a given process (A4, K4, S4)
  • Select and apply the relevant software platforms to create a model of a given process (K2, K4, S1, S3)
  • Design a complete software pipeline for the analysis, control and optimization of a given process (A6, A7, 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 1Group 20 - 30% 1,2 
Assignment 2Individual/Group 20 - 30% 2,3 
Assignment 3Individual/Group 45 - 55% 


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

  • analyze the flows of data required throughout the system that is being designed
  • evaluate the software platforms for suitability for managing these data flows and modelling of the system
  • apply the relevant software platforms to create a model of the process being designed for the project.


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