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Adapting Engineering Education to Industry 4.0 Vision

1,†, 2,† and 3,*,†
Department of Materials Science and Technologies, Turkish German University, Istanbul 34820, Turkey
Department of Industrial Engineering, Turkish German University, Istanbul 34820, Turkey
Department of Computer Science, Universität Tübingen, 72074 Tübingen, Germany
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Technologies 2019, 7(1), 10;
Received: 5 December 2018 / Revised: 28 December 2018 / Accepted: 7 January 2019 / Published: 10 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Technologies for Industry 4.0)
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Industry 4.0 is originally a future vision described in the high-tech strategy of the German government that is conceived upon information and communication technologies like Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Physical Internet, and Internet of Services to achieve a high degree of flexibility in production (individualized mass production), higher productivity rates through real-time monitoring and diagnosis, and a lower wastage rate of material in production. An important part of the tasks in the preparation for Industry 4.0 is the adaption of the higher education to the requirements of this vision, in particular the engineering education. In this work, we introduce a road map consisting of three pillars describing the changes/enhancements to be conducted in the areas of curriculum development, lab concept, and student club activities. We also report our current application of this road map at the Turkish German University, Istanbul. View Full-Text
Keywords: Industry 4.0; cyber-physical systems; engineering education; curriculum development Industry 4.0; cyber-physical systems; engineering education; curriculum development

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