Associate Degree in Digital Technologies (Advanced Manufacturing) - Industry 4.0

This associate degree directly aligns with Australian Government initiatives to incorporate Industry 4.0 technologies into the manufacturing, using transformative technologies to connect the physical world with the digital world.

Industry 4.0 at RMIT

Digital disruption is reshaping the way we live, work and learn and we are seeing rapid changes in the skills landscape. COVID has further exposed vulnerabilities and critical skills shortages across a range of sectors and has highlighted the need for rapid responses to ensure economic recover, but also that Australians are skilled up for Industry 4.0 and equipped to thrive in a digitally-enabled world.

Industry 4.0 Testlabs are a strategic initiative of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce. Located across Australia at leading research organisations in partnership with industry, Industry 4.0 Testlabs will play a central role in improving the competitiveness, efficiency and quality of Australian manufacturing industries through the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies and workforce transformation.

RMIT and Siemens have announced the establishment of an ‘Industrial Digital Innovation Hub’ to help drive workforce transformation for Industry 4.0 in the Australasian region. The hub includes a significant hi-tech industrial software grant from Siemens, the world’s largest industrial software company. With this announcement, RMIT becomes Australia’s seventh national Testlab.

The announcement comes alongside news from Federal Minister for Education, Dan Tehan that the government will provide a grant of $1.2 million to enable RMIT to join a multi-university trial of an advanced apprenticeship-style new dual-sector Associate Degree in Digital Technologies (Advanced Manufacturing).

With the establishment of the Industrial Innovation Hub, RMIT joins a national network of universities driving change to help prepare students for the future of work. The new Industrial Digital Innovation Hub will be situated in the RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and managed in collaboration with key industry partners.

Through a true multi-sector approach, RMIT is enabling our students, partners and communities to thrive in a technology-driven world.

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Associate Degree Digital Technologies (Advanced Manufacturing)

In this qualification students will be trained with emerging technologies including Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Additive Manufacturing, Digital Twinning, Supply Chain 4.0, Mindsphere, Smart Manufacturing, Robotics, Mechatronics, Automation & Process Control, Software Applications and Cyber Security for Industrial Network.

This pilot program is an advanced apprenticeship pilot to teach students high-level specialist knowledge and skills to prepare them for industry jobs of the future.

Students who are part of the Australian Government-funded pilot program will have their fees covered by the grant, at no cost to the student or their employer.

Learning and teaching

Structure and commitment

  • 4 x semesters over two years (full time)
  • Semester duration is 15 weeks + one SWOT week + two-week assessment period (18 weeks total)

Delivery model (each semester)

  • 8 hours of lectures/tutorials face-to-face or online per-week (4 hours over two evenings)

AND

  • 8 hours practical on campus work per week (one day)

OR

  • 40 hours block practical per month (one-week full time)

OR

  • RMIT can work with industry partners to offer a bespoke delivery model with a combination of on-campus, remote and online, and in-workplace delivery.

Project-based learning in a workplace (12 credit points)

  • Existing workers can complete workplace project

OR

  • Students can undertake a work placement

OR

  • Students can complete a simulated work placement in the RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct

Assessments

  • Assignments, practical assignments, project work, quiz, reflective journal and exams

Blended delivery

  • Lectures and tutorials will be available face-to-face and online via Canvas Collaborate Ultra
  • Practicals and projects on campus
  • Final project on-campus or in-workplace

Study areas covered

  • Industry 4.0 Technologies

  • Programmable Logic Controllers

  • Industrial Networks

  • Network Protocols

  • Network Technologies

  • Cyber Security

  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

  • Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Cloud Services

  • Computer Aided Design

  • Computer Aided Manufacturing

  • 3D Printing

  • PLC Programming

  • Software Applications

  • Project Management

  • Research and Analysis

  • Digital Electronics

  • Digital Control Systems

  • Digital Technologies

  • Micro Controllers 

  • Micro Processors

  • Industrial Automation

  • Industrial Control Systems

  • Process Control

  • Advanced Manufacturing

  • Digital Manufacturing

  • Digital Application

  • Robotics Mechatronics

  • Cyber Physical Systems

  • Digital Twinning

  • SCADA Electrical Circuits

  • Electrical Machines

  • Mathematical

  • Computations

  • Algorithms

  • Project Based Learning

  • Sensors

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • MindSphere- IoT Service Solution 

  • Augmented Reality (AR)

  • Virtual Reality (VR)

  • Simulation

  • Remote Control

  • Portable Devices

  • Big Data

  • Smart Manufacturing

  • Lean Manufacturing

  • Smart Factory Commissioning

  • Smart Maintenance

  • Connected Manufacturing

  • Mathematical Computations

  • Energy Management

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • Quality Control Mechanism.

  • Logistical Supply Chain management.

  • Supply Chain 4.0

  • Scientific Principles Materials 

Program Structure

Complete the following eight (8) subject:

Subject area Catalogue number Course title Credit points
EEET 2276 Electrical Principles 12
MANU 2524 Industrial Automation and Control  12
COSC 2954 Industrial Network Technologies  12
PROC 2130 Mechanics and Materials 12
COSC 2955 Software Applications for Digital Manufacturing  12
MIET 2138 Engineering Management 12
MATH 2176 Mathematics 1 12
EEET 2617 Digital Control System Design 12

Complete the following six (6) subject:

Subject area Catalogue number Course title Credit points
MANU 2522  Computer Aided Manufacturing 12
OENG 1211 Industrial Manufacturing and Control System  12
COSC 2953 Cyber Security for Industrial Networks  12
COSC 2952 Artificial Intelligence for Smart Manufacturing  12
MANU 2521 Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing  12
MANU 2523 Industry 4.0 Project  12

Select and complete one course from:

Subject area Catalogue number Course title Credit points
    Any Student Elective course 12
    OR  
EEET 2616 Use of Digital Technologies in Health Care System 12

Contact

Bilge Sahin, Business Relationships Manager

Phone: +61 432 281 011

Email: bilge.sahin@rmit.edu.au

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.