Working in Industry 4.0

MEE80005 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 1

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide students with an overview and understanding of the core concepts underpinning Industry 4.0. It is designed to expose students to the holistic approach of Industry 4.0, bringing together business, manufacturing, and software processes to optimise the way an organisation operates.    
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Understand the interactions between various strategic and operational aspects of an organisation that may be optimised for flexibility and value capture and creation (K2,K3)
2. Apply the principles of Industry 4.0 to an organisation's processes (S1)
3. Evaluate the potential of a business or manufacturing process for optimization in an Industry 4.0 framework (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.