Platforms of Industry 4.0

MEE80004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to introduce student to the enabling technologies of Industry 4.0, particularly those associated with manufacturing and production. The unit introduces technologies used in cyber-physical systems, digital twinning, digitisation and sensing.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Understand the operation of common IT communication protocols (K3) 
2. Understand the concept of a cyber-physical system and the concept of a digital twin (K3) 
3. Create digital twins by incorporating modern sensing capability in cyber-physical systems (S1, S2, S3) 
4. Create the architecture of flexible design systems that can incorporate future system designs (A3, S3) 
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.