Swinburne and Industry 4.0

Swinburne is developing practical approaches to incorporating Industry 4.0 thinking across all our teaching and research units.

Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 will profoundly change the skills mix required as part of the workforce of the future. To meet these needs, Swinburne is developing new courses which put deep digital, complex problem-solving, collaboration, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills at their core.

Swinburne’s thought leadership in Industry 4.0

Swinburne’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Aleksandar Subic is a thought leader in the area of digitalisation and a member of the Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum (I4AMF) which continues the activities of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Industry 4.0. Among other activities, the group is developing a network of Industry 4.0 test labs, including Swinburne’s Industry 4.0 Test lab in Composite Product Automation.

We also assist our international partners with digitalisation. Swinburne’s Jack Singh has been appointed as Chief Scientist and Chief Advisor for Digital Economy to the State Government of Sarawak (Malaysia), where he is leading the implementation of Malaysia’s digital economy strategy.

Our aim as a thought leader in this space focuses on how to become rather than how to be. Our focus will be on developing students’ creative cognitive skills and capacity to be continually adapting to changes in the nature of work and technology.

Swinburne’s Industry 4.0 strategy and students

Swinburne is developing new courses which put deep digital, complex problem-solving, collaboration, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills at their core. Swinburne’s Industry 4.0 Higher Apprenticeship, the Associate Degree of Applied Technologies, pioneers this approach.

Swinburne will teach students how to constantly re-invent and evaluate their value to the marketplace and develop a continuously evolving personal business model.

Swinburne is developing its students into global citizens: Industry 4.0 apprentices have travelled overseas to learn how other countries are taking advantage of the digital economy and to see some of the world’s best practice in Industry 4.0 in action.

 

Industry 4.0 Monthly Forum

Once a month, academic and research staff at Swinburne meet to understand how technology is converging and impacting across disciplines, with the aim of sharing knowledge and spurring new initiatives in industry 4.0. This dynamic forum is presented by teams from across the university, sharply focused on impacts and opportunities for research collaboration.

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