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Industry 4.0 at Swinburne

Industry 4.0 is the next frontier, essential for the future of developed economies. At Swinburne, we're using digital technologies to create social and economic impact as one of the only universities with a holistic 4.0 strategy.

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Swinburne is at the forefront of Industry 4.0 through our advanced digitalisation capabilities including industrial automation, Internet of Things, big data and artificial intelligence, smart sensors, autonomous systems, and new generation processes and materials.

2019 Winner: Australian Business Innovation Award ABA100Our industry-engaged research around 4.0 has won an Australian Business Award and is supported by Swinburne’s Factory of the Future and Digital Research Innovation Capability Platform.

These are the foundations needed to create the workforce of the future and transform our industries.

Professor Bronwyn Fox (1000 x 473)
Industry 4.0 offers industry significant advantages in productivity and competitiveness. Swinburne’s Industry 4.0 strategy leverages our capabilities across research, higher education as well as pathways and vocational education. Our research partnerships with industry provide deep insights into the skills needed for the workforce of the future. We have developed novel, tailored models for education and training in response to this.

Professor Bronwyn Fox Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)
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Swinburne is pioneering a world-leading degree in Industry 4.0 technologies

The Associate Degree of Applied Technologies teaches students cutting-edge technical engineering and IT skills, equipping them for the digital revolution. This 'Higher Apprenticeship' trains our students for the future, created in partnership with Siemens and the Ai Group.

First MindSphere Development Centre at Swinburne

MindSphere is a cloud-based system from Siemens, a powerful IoT operating system with data analytics and connectivity capabilities. It is part of a suite of new software Swinburne has received from Siemens to digitise our Factory of the Future and Industry 4.0 capabilities.

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Study a micro unit at Swinburne

The Designing Successful Products and Services in the Industry 4.0 Era micro unit will help you make sense of emerging business models and mindsets of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Contact us

There are many ways to engage with us across our Industry 4.0 capabilities. Please contact Nico Adams, Director, Factory of the Future to start a conversation.

Call +61 3 9214 5011