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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.

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.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has led to these drastic changes, and both organizations and employees alike need to be trained to adjust and prepare for them.

To help prepare for this need, MIT Professional Education has designed reskilling and upskilling solutions, to help organizations build a culture of continuous learning, providing professionals with the knowledge and skills needed for the labor market of the future.

Date: February 28, 2022

Length: 12 months (8-10 hours/week)

Language: English

Format: Online

CEUs: 36.6

Candidacy fee: $150 USD

Price: $13,400 USD 

(* We are currently offering a special early enrollment discount of 10% before January 25th, 2022)

Sign-up for updates and apply now by visiting the program website.


MIT Professional Education offers a series of benefits to participants who successfully complete the Professional Certificate Program in Industry 4.0.

  • A graduation ceremony at MIT’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where participants will receive a physical diploma.
  • Two years’ access to the virtual campus once the program is completed.
  • Unlimited news updates.
  • Unlimited access to webinars.
  • An invite to an annual afterwork event, exclusively for PCDT MIT Professional Education Alumni.
  • 15% discount for MIT Professional Education online programs and short-duration in-person programs.
  • Networking opportunities with other MIT Professional Education alumni.
  • Exclusive announcements about new courses, programs and events.
  • The opportunity to join the MIT Professional Education Alumni LinkedIn group.
  • In addition to an academic facilitator, you’ll be assigned a coach.

Who is this program for?

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.

  • 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.

  • Functional and cross-functional teams are encouraged to attend the program together to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the technologies that are shaping the 4rth industrial revolution.

Industry 4 - Learning Journey - Spanning Image

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the evolution of the industry from craft manufacturing to mass customization.

  • Leverage platforms for identifying new market and product opportunities to generate revenue growth.

  • Identify major contemporary methods and tools for product family and platform design.

  • Explore emerging trends in smart manufacturing and visualize production data to better understand key variables and underlying phenomena in a manufacturing environment.

  • 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.

  • Carry out advanced data analysis using data sets produced on FrED in a manufacturing setting.

  • Apply the theory behind the IoT+ to construct real applications and improve them using smart technologies.

  • 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.

  • Develop, strategies, cultures, and structures from a leadership perspective that foster creativity and innovation.

Learn more and apply now by visiting the program website.