Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide students with a solid background in the core technological concepts associated with 'the factory of the future', known as 'Industry 4.0' or the fourth industrial revolution. This subject will address future production systems based on decentralized intelligence, autonomous decision making, mechatronic modules and advanced or specialized manufacturing techniques.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAvinash Baji

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures and workshops. Students will participate and collaborate in projects on designing products.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in TM001


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Industry 4.0: The Industrial Internet of Things

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorAlasdair Gilchrist





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Evaluate and explain the transformation process of digital manufacturing from the position of traditional manufacturing methodologies.
02. Develop and implement real-time digital representations of physical engineering systems (Cyber Physical Systems).
03. Critically analyse engineering systems and recommend improvements based on engineering industry principles and standards.
04. Apply specialist Industry 4.0 concepts to real-world manufacturing systems.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAvinash Baji

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Asynchronous lecture with scheduled consultation support

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2 hour written examination (equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

3 online quizzes, related to lectures (equivalent to 500 words each, total of 1500 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written report with completion of workshop activities and a prototype (1800 words per person, writing to be carried out across the semester)

N/AReportGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4