Continuous Professional Development

Introduction to digital manufacturing

Course Summary

This self-directed, online course has been developed to provide you with the introductory knowledge and understanding of key concepts for Digital Manufacturing, including current practices, tools, and processes, and possible future development routes for you to understand how to improve your business or future endeavors. 

Topics covered in the course include: 

The current state of digital manufacturing 

  • Tools and processes 
  • Identifying areas of challenges requiring further development 

Digital manufacturing developments 

  • Life-phases, challenges, and technologies 
  • Industry 4.0, Smart Products, Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems 
  • Benefits of digital manufacturing 
  • Integration through life 
  • The resources required for digital manufacturing 

NOTE: This is a self-directed course delivered online. Please use the token code to register.

This course is funded by the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund as part of the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund.

100% Online, self-paced 2 hour course covering the following: 

  • Introduction to Industry 4.0 
  • Essential enabling technologies including Cloud Computing, Additive Manufacturing, IoT, Computational & Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Robotics 
  • Final words, references and useful links 

The aim of this module is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the key concepts for Digital Manufacturing, current practices, tools and processes, and possible future development routes. 

On completion of the module the reader is expected to achieve the following: 

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge that covers and integrates the main areas of Digital Manufacturing – including its features, boundaries, terminology, and conventions. 

LO2: Critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge, skills, practices, and thinking in Digital Manufacturing. 

Manufacturing leaders, operations managers, and others from SMEs who are interested in learning about digital manufacturing.

This course has been developed by the University of Strathclyde

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Dates & Venues

DateAvailable now
LocationSelf-directed online learning
Duration1-2 hours approximately
Course tokenAMCFDIGITAL22

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