The project has been awarded with a grant from the European Framework of ERASMUS+ KA2 Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education Programme. InD4.0 aims to deliver an MSc Programme in Industry 4.0 that will be offered by the Higher Education Institutions from Cambodia, Indonesia and Malaysia all belonging to the ASEAN region. In recognizance of the multidisciplinary nature of Industry 4.0, the programme will have an inherent multidisciplinarity combining a range of technological sectors e.g. cyber-physical systems, internet of things and big data analytics with application fields of high importance for the project’s partner countries from both an industrial and economic perspective. The MSc’s structure will thus encompass core courses to provide fundamental technological knowledge of Industry 4.0, which will serve as the foundation for orientation courses that will offer specialization in vertical and horizontal value-creation chains of four key industries, namely Manufacturing, Agriculture, Aquaculture and Pervasive Health.
As a result, the project will adopt a multidisciplinary approach addressing a group of thematic priorities set for the Asian region by providing learning tools, frameworks and methodologies for various core courses that will integrate information and communication technologies, physics, mathematics and engineering all comprising essential scientific fields to understand and realize the technological components of Industry 4.0. The project will also address the regional thematic priorities of manufacturing and processing, agriculture, fisheries and health as application domains of the Industry 4.0 paradigm through specialization courses that will be arranged as a mix of theory and application, in a context of project-based education.
In order to provide an enhanced learning experience and provide students with the opportunity to see how strict academic and theoretical concepts relate to real life scenarios and situations, the courses will follow a STEM 4.0 approach that takes advantage of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.