On June 20-21, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) will be hosting the International Seminar on Mechatronics ‘4.0’ in Engineering Education. Mechatronics today encompasses Internet of Things, Digitalization, Industry 4.0, and Cyber-Physical Systems - a mega-trend that is expected to profoundly change the ways companies develop products, operate systems and offer services.
The seminar aims to discuss how we can educate engineers with the interdisciplinary skillset, enabling them to tackle the difficult tasks of conceptualizing, designing, implementing and operating Mechatronics-4.0 solutions. In particular, the seminar aims to bring together educators, representatives of industry, enablers, decision makers and a broad range of participants from academia and industry to discuss:
- Opportunities within the emerging fields of Internet of Things, Digitalization, Cyber-Physical Systems and Mechatronics,
- Trends in the industry and their needs from newly educated engineers,
- Challenges of the universities to implement these topics in the educational programs,
- Current best practices for teaching Mechatronics 4.0 from leading universities and organizations.