A transformative Diploma developed in collaboration between Flinders University and BAE Systems Australia brings Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing to the Hunter class frigates in South Australia’s new digital shipyard. This course is an example of how Flinders collaborates with industry to develop required training, to upskill their employees, the supply chain of SMEs and STEM teachers to grow the pipeline of capability in defence.
Technologies such as collaborative robots and autonomous guided vehicles would bring about benefits to workers in reducing heavy lifting and improving safety and performance. The course has been designed to provide graduates with an understanding of theory and practice of industry 4.0 approaches and digital design.
It contributes to building sovereign manufacturing capability that would benefit naval shipbuilding, defence, other manufacturing sectors, SMEs and the supply chain.