Industry X.0 refers to the constant state of change experienced by all sectors, thanks to a convergence of many other technology trends. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, cloud computing and cognitive computing as well as additive manufacture, prescriptive analytics and more.
Industry 4.0 is commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, however Industry X.0 is already well and truly permeating the tertiary education sector. The skills we imbue graduates with today, need to be those skills that will allow them to lead in the Industry X.0 world.
The University has some expertise in industry engagement and we will need to expand this capability in order to understand the requirements of tomorrow’s graduate. Importantly, we also will need to scaffold digital literacies and an understanding of Industry X.0 into non-engineering and IT based degrees as early as possible in their academic lifecycle.
PHSI3011 2017 iMachine expo - Industry X.0 in the classroom...