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The modules for teachers and trainers in vocational education and training (VET) give an introduction into working world 4.0 with a focus on the fields of mechatronics, electronics and IT. The basic idea is to orientate the acquisition of competences along process chains as it is necessary in a networked and digitalized production.

Like the students the teachers or trainers are forced to individual learning and to combine self-learning with learning in a group. The modules are closely related to the modules for students. Teachers and trainers have to partly retrace by themselves the learning processes which they expect from their students and thus recognize difficulties and challenges. This enables them to adapt and further develop the existing modules with close regard to their own learning group.

The modules offer important background information, e.g. competence matrices 4.0 for teachers and students, supporting forms as well as didactical notes, sample solutions and useful links. A short overview on the particular modules you will find under “basic questions”.


Learning Modules for teachers

Plant Irrigation covers a wide variety of Industry 4.0 technologies. This module integrates in a real project different steps and skills very demanding in the working world 4.0. Within this project students of telecommunications installations and  microcomputer systems learn how to develop intelligent real time plant irrigation controlled by web or mobile (manually or automatically). The student module is subdivided in 5 integrated submodules:

Electronics, Linux operating system and sensors data exchange, Real time Database, Hybrid Application, Statistics.


Students of electronic face the challenge to be able to plan, install and maintain the intelligent house 4.0 which is promoted already for several years. In this module by a simple device possible tasks of electricians and electronic technicians in the craft sector can be simulated. A simple assembling board (e.g. a wall made of wood or chipboard or similar materials) shows the structure of a small building. Various smart home components (sensors, actuators, control unit, … ) could be mounted on both sides of the assembling board. On one side you can mount “inside” components, such as lights, switches e.g. and on the other side “outside” components such as doors, windows, video-camera etc. Thus a variety of tasks can be planned and implemented.


This module is characterized by the fact that a trolley chip assembly machine is envisioned to be constructed, manufactured, built, programmed and used by students of interdisciplinary training courses themselves. This distinguishes it from the work with I4.0 training stations which are on the market available.


Due to digitalization it is possible to produce common mass products considering individual demands. In this module you will learn how to set up and operate a digital production chain for simple, customizable, die-cast plastic objects. Customers will have the greatest possible control in the online design and indivdualization of the product which increases the product’s value. The entire production chain is documented clearly in digital form for the customer.