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Mälardalen University

Our 16,000 students read courses and study programmes in Business, Health, Engineering and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDH to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälardalen with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås.


Ambient Air Quality Management

In this course you will learn about the most common air pollutants and their emission. You will learn how to monitor, assess and model the distribution of air pollution, and how to control emissions from motor vehicles and stationary sources.

Applied spectroscopy for future energy and environmental systems

The important part of the course will be focused on addressing real industrial and environmental challenges by employing state-of-the-art spectroscopic material characterization methods for process monitoring, control and optimization.

Applied Statistics in Engineering

The purpose of the course is to increase your knowledge in the field of applied statistics. The course will illustrate how to reach statistically justified conclusions based on common statistical methods, such as statistical inference, analysis of variance, correlation and regression. The course will provide opportunities to become familiar with the concepts of understanding statistics and challenging assumptions. During the course we will discuss the role of statistics in engineering and science, statistical thinking and management of large data sets.

Automated Test Generation

In contrast to learning how to do manual testing, in this course you will learn how to generate tests automatically in the sense that test creation satisfying a given test goal or given requirement is performed automatically. This course provides an understanding of automating software testing using program analysis with the goal of intelligently and algorithmically creating tests. The course covers search-based test generation, combinatorial and random testing while highlighting the challenges associated with the use of automatic test generation.

Big Data and Cloud Computing for Industrial Applications

The manufacturing industry collects increasingly large volumes of big data, that is, data at high speed, generated from a wide range of sources in different formats and quality levels. But what is data without insight? This course will help you master the fundamental concepts of big data, cloud computing and smart decision-making for industrial analytics. Designed specifically for manufacturing sector professionals, this Master’s course provides knowledge and insights in handling and processing data, using machine learning and data analytics in the cloud environment. You will learn machine learning-based solutions for industrial applications, such as smart decision-making and predictive maintenance, using state of the art cloud platform tools.

Circular economy and environmental engineering

The course addresses the concept of circular economy, its use and limitations in the field of environmental engineering, methods for the assessment of resource efficiency, sustainability and environmental impact and practical examples related to waste management.

Digitally-enabled Production 7.5 hp

This course, Digitally-enabled production, is offered in a collaboration between Mälardalens högskola (MDH), Högskolan Väst (HV) and Linnéuniversitetet (LNU). The course aims to support and facilitate our partner manufacturing companies to become competitive in digitally-enabled production. During the course, we address the potential prerequisites and capabilities required for implementing industry 4.0 in the context of an overall production system. More specifically, we increase the competence base of companies in three areas—internal logistics systems, virtual factory, and sensor and signal processing—which can holistically interconnect the key components for the successful implementation of industry 4.0. This course consists of three interconnected course modules at an advanced level and it is offered between September and November 2020: Internal Logistics in Industry 4.0, 2.5 credits, MDH, https://www.mdh.se/en/malardalen-university/education/course-syllabus?id=29594 Virtual Factory and Robot Cell Simulation, 2.5 credits, HV, https://admin.hv.se/samverka-med-oss/kompetensutveckling/teknik/kompetensutveckling-inom-produktionsteknik/virtual-factory-and-robot-cell-simulation/ Data Acquisition and Monitoring, 2.5 credits, LNU, https://kursplan.lnu.se/kursplaner/kursplan-4MT017-1.pdf More information about the course is available on the below link: https://www.mdh.se/en/malardalen-university/education/further-training/smart-production/digitally-enabled-production-7.5-hp Apply to the course in the below link:  https://www.mdh.se/en/malardalen-university/education/further-training/smart-production/digitally-enabled-production-7.5-hp/application-form-digitally-enabeled-production-7.5-hp

Industrial maintenance development

Do you want to deepen your knowledge about maintenance and dependability? Then this course is for you. The course focuses on the value of dependability in production systems and how maintenance contributes to the achievement of optimal dependability. A well-designed maintenance programme starts with the design of the production system, from the procurement of new equipment, to system service life.  

Industrialization and Time-to-volume

You will acquire knowledge about planning and implementing industrialization activities for achieving a faster time-to-market and time-to-volume with higher quality. During the course you will work on one of your company’s industrialization challenges as a “project case” and analyse ways to tackle them in an efficient way.

Industry 4.0 - Introduction

Would you like to know what Industry 4.0 is about? Then this course is for you! In the course, we look at enabling technologies of Industry 4.0 from a human and industrial perspective. The course covers many topics and you will learn the basic terminology related to Industry 4.0 as well as insight and understanding of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how it is set to affect industry and individuals.

Industry 4.0 - Realisation

The course covers digitalisation and automation technologies and their application in smart factories. Technologies covered include simulation and deployment, digital twin, connectivity as an enabler for e.g. predictive maintenance, manufacturing execution systems and robotics.

Machine learning for Industry 4.0

The emergence of artificial intelligence has created a new opportunity to apply machine learning (ML) in industry 4.0. In this era of the Internet of Things and Big data, processing of a large amount of data would not be possible without ML. Thus, ML made industrial production smarter than ever before.  So, learn the course “Machine learning for Industry 4.0” to bring in new business models in your company and boost productivity using ML.  The course provides knowledge about basics of ML and data, describes ML algorithms and tools and also explains the concept of Industry 4.0 and digitalization in industry 4.0.   The individual processes can be better understood and optimized with the help of the knowledge from the course. Also, it could have an important contribution in analysing the industrial data set, improving results, and making  decision and/or predictions for failure, demand, sales, and production. This course is a collaboration between Högskolan Väst, Linnéuniversitetet and Mälardalens Högskola. It consist of three course modules: Introduction to Machine Learning (MDH – 2 credits, Basic level), Industry Digitalization – Industry 4.0 (HV – 2,5 credits, Advanced level), Applied Machine Learning (LNU – 3 credits, Advanced level). Students who pass all three courses will receive a diploma from Learning for Professionals.