Industry 4.0 is Not Scary! Internationalised Programs across the University

Abstract

Industry 4.0 is well and truly upon us and it is disrupting the way in which educational institutions operate, deliver academic programs and conduct research.  At Swinburne University of Technology, we have risen to the challenge and have embraced industry 4.0 in a holistic way, with an emphasis on internationalisation.  The session will provide participants with examples of how Swinburne has implemented industry 4.0:
•    New programs with industry 4.0 at its core, to enhance global employability of graduates
•    Multidisciplinary joint PhDs with international partners
•    New interdisciplinary research institutes in line with industry 4.0
•    Joint research centres in advanced manufacturing in China, India and Malaysia
•    Innovation Precinct linking design, manufacturing and digital innovation to create technology-based innovations with industry
•    International Design Factory network where institutions and students across the world work together to create solutions to real industry problems
 
The session will also welcome the audience to share how their own institutions have considered and implemented programs using industry 4.0.  Participants will leave the session with ideas of how industry 4.0 can be adopted and internationalised at their institutions.