In summary

  • Swinburne has launched Australia’s first Master of Engineering Practice (Specialisation in Industry 4.0 and Systems Engineering)
  • The course combines expertise in manufacturing and computer science
  • It will be available from Semester 1, 2021

Swinburne University of Technology has launched Australia’s first Master of Engineering Practice (Specialisation in Industry 4.0 and Systems Engineering) course.

The one-year program builds on Swinburne’s rich history of manufacturing education and our innovative research undertaken in advanced manufacturing, including the Internet of Things, rapid prototyping, supply chain analytics and advanced materials.

It brings together expertise from the fields manufacturing and computer science to prepare graduates for the digital future. Students will have the opportunity to work on projects within Swinburne’s Factory of the Future – a hub of world class engineering infrastructure.

“Swinburne is leading Industry 4.0 research and industry engagement,” says Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Engagement) Professor Bronwyn Fox.

“Graduates of this new program will bring industries the skills required to understand the impacts of Industry 4.0 and lead their organisations to become more competitive through integrated, digital capabilities.”

Swinburne’s expertise in Industry 4.0 is recognised around the world. The university recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Industry 4.0 Austria, agreeing to collaborate to promote Industry 4.0 transformation process and develop synergies through knowledge transfer.

The university is playing a leading role in the practical implementation of Industry 4.0 in Australia, through supporting the manufacturing industry and investing in the development of a National Industry 4.0 Testlab for Composite Additive Manufacturing in partnership with CSIRO.

“This unique course builds on our tradition of offering educational programs that are industry focused and are aligned with our cutting-edge research where we have exceptional facilities and resources which support our students and industry partners,” says Dean of Engineering, Professor Emad Gad.

“Swinburne’s new Industry 4.0 postgraduate program ensures that Australia’s future manufacturing leaders will have the digitisation skills to support the nation’s transformation from being a lucky country to a smart one,” says Managing Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Dr Jens Goennemann.

“This type of investment in developing core skills around digitisation and engineering is critical at the university level and for industry at the receiving end. It helps Australian industry to employ graduates with those immediate, ready-to-work yet enduringly relevant skills so desperately needed at a time of great economic challenges.”

Find out more about this one-year postgraduate program

To learn more about Swinburne’s Industry 4.0 and Systems Engineering Specialisation, please contact Associate Professor Justin Leontini

The Master of Engineering Practice (Specialisation in Industry 4.0 and Systems Engineering) will be available from Semester 1, 2021.

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