PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN

Industry 4.0

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START
September 21st, 2021
DURATION
12 months
COMMITMENT
8-10 hours a week
CEUs
35.2
LANGUAGE
English
FORMAT
Online
PRICE
$12,750 USD
CANDIDACY FEE
$150 USD

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN

Industry 4.0

Download brochureRegister
START
September 21st, 2021
DURATION
12 months
COMMITMENT
8-10 hours a week
CEUs
35.2
LANGUAGE
English
FORMAT
Online
PRICE
$12,750 USD
CANDIDACY FEE
$150 USD

The Path to Success in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Organizations operate in an environment that is technologically and competitively evolving more rapidly than ever before. As such, they continue to redesign their product operations, business models, and customer support solutions. Until now, industry has sought profitability in standardization, series production, large volumes, and cost reduction.

Now, organizations must adjust to this disruptive market leveraging technology to drive growth and efficiency. New technologies are a game-changer, as they allow greater product customization breaking fixed structures from factories, making products more modular, and generating profits despite producing fewer products.

10-20%

Organizations that engage in intense management practices and technology deployment can improve asset efficiency by 10-20%.

Source: Deloitte analysis

90%

Additive manufacturing (processes that make three-dimensional products from a digital design) can reduce material costs by up to 90% and energy costs by up to 50%.

Source: World Economic Forum

15-30%

The use of integrated processes in healthcare systems in an economy of scale enables cost reduction by 15-30%.

Source: Strategy& PWC

An online Professional Certificate Program to boost performance through disruption

From leading technologies such as the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence to understanding the fundamentals of smart manufacturing and product platforms, through the Professional Certificate Program in Industry 4.0, we prepare professionals to tackle these challenges head-on and provide them with the knowledge and tools to succeed in the digital age.

The objective? To help them bring to their organizations:

Greater Efficiency
by learning how to optimize product processes

Maximum Impact
by learning about technology management

In this tailored program, participants will be able to learn about the technologies and tools most applicable in today’s industry directly from leaders in the sector who are pioneering change.

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The Learning Journey

For twelve months, and in a completely online format, we guide participants through the five courses that will influence and help them carry out their own industrial revolution:

The skills you will develop

By studying and passing the five courses that are part of the Professional Certificate in Industry 4.0, you will be able to develop:

1.

Understand the evolution of the industry

from craft manufacturing to mass customization.

2.

Leverage platforms for identifying new market

and product opportunities to generate revenue growth.

3.

Identify major contemporary methods

and tools for product family and platform design.

4.

Explore emerging trends in smart manufacturing

and visualize production data to better understand key variables and underlying phenomena in a manufacturing environment.

5.

Delve deeper into machine innovation and machine vision,

working through different iterations of a fiber extrusion device (FrED), specifically designed to provide program participants examples of how to optimize machines.

6.

Carry out advanced data analysis

using data sets produced on FrED in a manufacturing setting.

7.

Apply the theory behind the IoT+

to construct real applications and improve them using smart technologies.

8.

Learn to quantify technological progress over time

using relevant figures of merit (FOMs), and map one or more technologies to a target product and/or service of their choice and set realistic FOM-based targets.

9.

Develop strategies, cultures, and structures

from a leadership perspective that foster creativity and innovation.

In addition, you will receive a Certificate of Completion

All participants who successfully complete the five courses will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion, as well as 31,6 Continuing Education Units (CEU*).

In order to obtain CEUs, participants must complete a required CEU accreditation form. CEUs are calculated based on the number of learning hours in each course.

* A CEU is a unit of credit equivalent to 10 hours of participation in an accredited program for professionals.

This Professional Certificate Program is aimed at

  • PLANT MANAGERS
    and Product managers.
  • PRODUCT LINE STRATEGISTS, PLATFORM ARCHITECTS,
    R&D engineers, and systems engineers in industrial and government contexts.
  • DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERS
    seeking to learn about data and modeling in a manufacturing environment.
  • DATA SCIENTISTS
    looking to apply their craft to the growing field of smart manufacturing.
  • CONSULTANTS
    who want to add value around the latest technology transformations in manufacturing.

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PROFILE

  • Professionals who want to obtain a broader strategic vision about how methodologies, technologies and tools can transform their operations.
  • Also, those who are interested in understanding how to define modular and scalable product architectures, utilizing standardization, customization, and platform leveraging strategies to maximize cost savings.

Meet the Faculty of this program*

*Faculty are listed in alphabetical order
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MIT.NANO

Dr. Brian W. Anthony

"Using technology to refine the manufacturing process allows us to offer better products in the market, faster and more economically".

Dr. Anthony is director of the MIT Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Program, co-director of the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center and deputy director of the MIT Skoltech Initiative. He possesses more than 20 years of product realization experience and has won an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his innovations in broadcast technology. Dr. Anthony designs instruments and techniques to monitor and control physical systems. His work involves the analysis and the design of systems. He also uses mechanical, electrical and optical engineering as well as computer science and optimization to develop solutions.

Dr. Anthony´s research revolves around the design of instruments and techniques for measuring and controlling complex physical systems and includes the development of instruments and measurement solutions for manufacturing, medical diagnostics, and imaging diagnostics. In addition to his academic work, he has extensive experience in market-driven technological innovation, product development and entrepreneurship, and marketing at the point where information technology and advanced manufacturing come into contact. As a teacher, his main interests are the modeling of large-scale systems in a variety of areas involving decision making and the development of optimization algorithms and software useful for analyzing and designing these types of systems. He is an expert in market-driven technological innovations, as well as in entrepreneurship.

PROGRAMS: Beyond IoT · Smart Manufacturing

DIRECTOR OF MIT SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE LAB

Dr. Bruce Cameron

Dr. Bruce Cameron is director of the System Architecture Lab at MIT and co-founder of the consulting firm Technology Strategy Partners. His areas of research include technology strategy, system architecture and product platform management. Previously, Dr. Cameron led the “MIT Commonality”, a research study of 30 companies on platform performance, which concluded that companies face systemic pressure on homogeneity, in part, as a result of problems in determining costs. Dr. Cameron has supervised more than 50 graduate students and conducted research projects for Amazon, BP, Sikorsky, Nokia, Caterpillar, AMGEN, Verizon and NASA.

Dr. Cameron teaches the subject of System Architecture for the “System Design and Management”, where he has trained over 500 students. Dr. Cameron´s teaching at Sloan Executive Education has been rated as the highest level of Executive Education program at MIT for several years. In addition, he is the Faculty Director of MIT´s online certificate “Architecture and System Engineering”, which has trained more than 5,300 participants.

PROGRAMS: Designing Product Families

PROFESSOR OF AERONAUTICS, ASTRONAUTICS AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AT MIT

Prof. Olivier de Weck

"The design of platforms and product families is aimed at achieving long-term success and survival of companies".

Olivier de Weck was born in Switzerland and has a degree in industrial engineering from the ETH Zurich and in aerospace systems engineering from MIT. Prior to joining MIT, he was an engineering liaison and later director of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 aircraft engineering program.

Professor De Weck is a leader in systems engineering research. He focuses on the design of complex man-made systems, such as aircraft, spacecraft, cars, printers and critical infrastructure, and on their evolution. His main focus is on strategic properties that have the potential to maximize life cycle value. Since 2001, his group has developed new methods and quantitative tools that explicitly consider production, flexibility, common features and sustainability, among other characteristics. Professor De Weck’s teaching emphasizes excellence, innovation, and the combination of theory and practice.

PROGRAMS: Designing Product Families

SENIOR LECTURER AT MIT

Dr. David Niño

"Leaders learn to find important problems but define them in such a way that allows a team to come together to solve them".

David Niño teaches in the Bernard M. Gordon Engineering Leadership Program at MIT. Previously, he was Professor of Engineering Leadership Practice and Management at Rice University. During this tenure, he led the creation of the first four-year certificate in engineering leadership and was director of Rice Leadership, the university’s leadership development program.

A former professor of management, Dr. Niño has published on leadership, ethics, corporate culture and the development of professional management skills. He has conducted research in cutting-edge technology environments and is currently interested in researching how leadership develops among engineers and in engineering organizations. Dr. Niño has taught leadership since 1998 at the undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and executive/professional levels.

He is currently a founding officer of the Leadership Development Division of the American Society for Engineering Education and advises professional and executives on leadership and development issues.

He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Texas, Austin, where he also studied his Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration and his Master of Arts.

PROGRAMS: Leadership in Innovation

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MIT'S GEOSPACIAL DATA CENTER

Dr. Abel Sanchez

"Five technologies are redefining both the way we make our products and the types of opportunities that exist in the marketplace".

Dr. Sanchez is the architect of the global network “The Internet of Things” and data analysis platforms for SAP, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, Shell, Exxon Mobil and Altria. In cyber security, he has developed cyber-attack impact analyses for the U.S. Department of Defense and a password firewall for the IARPA.

Dr. Abel Sanchez holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and teaches MIT courses in cyber security, engineering, blockchain and data science. He has been involved in developing educational software for Microsoft and establishing the Accenture Technology Academy. He has produced over 150 educational videos, has 10 years of experience with learning management systems and has made deployments in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

PROGRAMS: Digital Transformation · Cloud & DevOps · Blockchain

LECTURER AT MIT PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Dr. Timothy W. Simpson

Timothy Simpson is a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He holds senior positions in technical design and in the Faculty of Information Science and Technology. His research areas include product family design and platform-based product development, multidisciplinary design optimization, commercial space exploration, and additive manufacturing. He has published over 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is the senior editor of two books, ‘Product Platform and Product Family Design: Methods & Applications’ (2005) and ‘Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design: Methods & Applications’ (2013). His research has been supported by federal and state agencies such as NSF, ONR, DARPA, EDA and DCED, as well as numerous companies ranging from startups to multinationals.

He has worked with more than 30 different companies to apply his methods of product line improvement and product development practices. He helped establish and manage the Product Platform group on LinkedIn.

PROGRAMS: Designing Product Families

DIRECTOR OF MIT'S GEOSPACIAL DATA CENTER

Prof. John R. Williams

"Once you climb that first mountain of knowledge, you will be able to teach yourself many things".

Professor John R. Williams’ research focuses on the development and application of computing algorithms in distributed cyberphysical systems. He was director of the Auto-ID Laboratory, where the Internet of Things was invented. He is considered, along with Bill Gates and Larry Ellison, one of the 50 most powerful people in “Computer Networks”.

He is author and coauthor of more than 250 articles in journals and conferences. Professor Williams teaches courses on the basics of programming, modern software development, the architecture of web, cloud and blockchain systems. In addition, he holds a BSc in Physics from Oxford University, an MSc in Physics from UCLA, and a PhD from the University of Swansea.

PROGRAMS: Digital Transformation · Cloud & DevOps · Blockchain

Discover the experience of our participants

Learn about the admission process

1

Fill out the application form, completing the required information about your academic and work profile, and telling us your motivation for the certificate.

2

Pay the candidacy fee of $150 USD (non-refundable).

3

After receipt of the candidacy fee, you will receive a call from the Admissions Team for a telephone interview.

4

The Admissions Committee will evaluate your application, taking into account your academic and work profile, and your motivation for the certificate.

5

We will inform you of the result within 2 working days after the interview.

6

If you are accepted, you will be able to make the payment through the secure Flywire platform. Your place will be reserved for one week from the moment that acceptance is confirmed.

7

Your place will be definitively confirmed when we receive your payment.

8

You will receive a welcome email with the next steps.

9

And finally, you will be part of this transformative journey.

Are you ready to drive growth and efficiency within your organization?

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