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    Speaking About Industry 4.0

    Posted by TUM Asia EXD on 12 Mar 2020

    You are no stranger to the term Industry 4.0. This term is often mentioned in engineering related courses or academic lectures. If this is the first time that you are hearing about this term, fret not! We will share more information about Industry 4.0 today.


    The first industrial revolution (1780-1870) is mainly marked by the mechanisation of hydraulic and steam engines. This era represented the first time that machines could use machines to complete necessary production tasks.

    The main symbol of the second industrial revolution (1871-1968) was the mass production and assembly lines using electricity. A new and efficient production mode was created.

    The third industrial revolution (1969-2013) is marked mainly by the adoption of electronics, computers and automation. It represents an important role of automation in industrial production.

    The main factors of the fourth industrial revolution, which was coined in Germany as Industry 4.0 (2013-present), involves the enhancement of what was adopted in the third industrial revolution with smart and autonomous systems fueled by data and machine learning. As Industry 4.0 unfolds, computers are connected and communicate with one another to ultimately make decisions without human involvement. A combination of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and the Internet of Systems make Industry 4.0 possible and the smart factory a reality. As a result, machines become smarter, more efficient, and are digitally connected with each another, constantly creating and sharing information.

    Industry 4.0 Applications today

    While organisations in Singapore may still be uncertain about how Industry 4.0 could impact their business, some are wondering how to find talent or knowledge to adopt it at their organisation, while others are implementing new technologies to prepare their businesses for the future.  

    Prepare yourself for Industry 4.0

    Catered to professionals and individuals seeking specialized learning outcomes, the Executive Education courses at TUM Asia meet the needs for workers in today’s skilled industries. The courses enable the learner to manage both work and educational requirements, while hands-on modules provide the real-world knowledge to accompany classroom concepts.

    TUM Asia seeks to combine the best experts from Germany and Singapore to form a unique collaboration that gives the learner an academic journey like no other. A mix of industry and academic experts adds to the industry relevant concepts taught to the students.

    Contact our Executive Education team (exd@tum-asia.edu.sg or 6777 7407), or visit our website to find out more.


    Topics: Executive Education, Industry 4.0