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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.


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

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.

Optimization of Production Systems

During the course, you will explore a variety of optimization problems related to production systems. You will gain hands-on experience on modern methods for practically simulating and optimizing production systems. You will collaborate in groups towards applying the gained knowledge on your own production cases through state-of-the-art optimization software. At the end of the course, you will be equipped with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to implement optimization techniques on real-world production systems.

Quality assurance - Certification of safety-critical (software) systems

The aim of this course is to give students insight about certification and about what it means to certify/self-assess safety- critical systems with focus on software system and to create a safety case, including a multi-concern perspective when needed and reuse opportunities, when appropriate.

Visualization for Industrial Applications

By taking part in this course you will learn about the role of visualization in industrial applications with a specific focus on Industry 4.0. You will learn how to evaluate and develop production systems and processes that integrate visualization technologies, such as digital twins, virtual and augmented reality and are supported by artificial intelligence.