IO 2: Students Modules


The training modules for VET students are supposed to be components for successfully coping with the challenges of the working world 4.0. They are exemplary for different tasks and transferable into several sectors, and they cover the needs of all partner countries involved. The modules are freely available and a further development is possible. A broad external use is intended. The concrete content is connected to the results of the competences analysis.


The modules for VET students in the fields of mechatronics, electronics and plastics technology have been developed in different working groups with European expert teachers. They are different in volume, focus and size and want to be examples for future-oriented learning in the working world 4.0.

The modules cover these topics:

1. Internet of Things – Plant Irrigation

2. Internet of Things – The Intelligent LED-Sign

3. Intelligent House 4.0 - Smart Light Control

4. Smart and Keen Company - My Trolley Chip

5. Digital Factory for Individualized Mass Products

All modules combine classroom and workplace learning with online learning. Due to the limited resources within the project, they can be implemented without expensive equipment and infrastructure as it is available in good equipped 4.0 factories. So they offer the possibility to become familiar with elements of 4.0 learning also for those students who do not have a privileged access to 4.0 factories.


1. Choice of important competences necessary for the working world 4.0 according to the required competence profile.

2. Constituting working groups which work out the modules in detail, i.e. concrete assignment of tasks, choice of adequate methods, preparation of the input materials, etc.

3. Developing the modules in different working groups with members of different countries.

4. Discussing the drafts of the modules in country-specific advisory boards with experts and stakeholders.

5. Testing the modules with students.

6. Evaluating and revising the modules.

7. Publishing the modules.

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