Why do I need to know about Industry 4.0?

Chris Bell, Senior Learning Technologist

Responding to the challenges emerging from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, the University has committed to making sure that all programmes of study are ‘future-fit’ and thus best-placed to harness the potential of emerging and often disruptive digital industrial technologies. As many traditional jobs are replaced by the leveraging of big data and automation, our graduates will increasingly depend upon the curriculum to develop the interpersonal skills and cognitive agility to work creatively across discipline areas to solve ever-changing complex problems. By meeting such ambitious demands, Derby will continue to offer a distinctive ‘best in class’ student experience and inspire a future generation of ‘robot-proof’ graduates!

Take a look at this video to find out more about Industry 4.0.