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These learning modules address VET students, teachers and trainers in the fields of mechatronics, electronics and IT who are interested in digitalized and customer oriented production and services in industry 4.0 respectively working world 4.0.

Without high investments in the equipment, the modules make familiar with several tasks of the working world 4.0 and they cover different areas, too: the internet of things, individualized mass production, additive manufacturing and smart home.

The modules are exemplarily for different technical fields, they can be expanded and upgraded.

All modules are structured according the model of the complete action and are project oriented. The user can follow step by step the sequences. These are on the website on a vertical axis and in the horizontal line you will get information about the content and the implementation of the module, including the links to the necessary materials (videos, engineering drawings, etc.).

The modules for VET students are most suitable for blended learning but can be used also for self-learning. More detailed information you will find under the button Key Questions.

The modules for VET teachers and trainers also combine self-learning with learning in a group. A first module gives a general introduction in the topic working world 4.0, the other ones are closely linked to the students’ modules. The teachers are challenged to further develop modules by themselves.

Learning Modules for students

Plant Irrigation covers a wide variety of Industry 4.0 technologies. This module integrates in a real project different steps and skills very demanding in the working world 4.0. Within this project students of telecommunications installations and  microcomputer systems learn how to develop intelligent real time plant irrigation controlled by web or mobile (manually or automatically). The student module is subdivided in 5 integrated submodules:


Electronics, Linux operating system and sensors data exchange, Real time Database, Hybrid Application, Statistics.

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Students of electronic face the challenge to be able to plan, install and maintain the intelligent house 4.0 which is promoted already for several years. In this module by a simple device possible tasks of electricians and electronic technicians in the craft sector can be simulated. A simple assembling board (e.g. a wall made of wood or chipboard or similar materials) shows the structure of a small building. Various smart home components (sensors, actuators, control unit, … ) could be mounted on both sides of the assembling board. On one side you can mount “inside” components, such as lights, switches e.g. and on the other side “outside” components such as doors, windows, video-camera etc. Thus a variety of tasks can be planned and implemented.

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This module is characterized by the fact that a trolley chip assembly machine is envisioned to be constructed, manufactured, built, programmed and used by students of interdisciplinary training courses themselves. This distinguishes it from the work with I4.0 training stations which are on the market available.

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Due to digitalization it is possible to produce common mass products considering individual demands. In this module you will learn how to set up and operate a digital production chain for simple, customizable, die-cast plastic objects. Customers will have the greatest possible control in the online design and indivdualization of the product which increases the product’s value. The entire production chain is documented clearly in digital form for the customer.

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