Industry 4.0

Graduate Certificate


URI Online’s Industry 4.0 Graduate Certificate program is an answer to the growing demand for industry expertise and the need for accessible education, aiming to provide specialized knowledge and skills to a range of students including recent graduates and working professionals.

Industry 4.0, also know as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is characterized by the integration of advanced digital technologies, such as:

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Machine learning
  • Big data analytics
  • Robotics
  • Manufacturing process control

This program emphasizes the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and hands-on skill experience, equipping professionals with the expertise to effectively design, implement, and manage Industry 4.0 solutions.


ISE 571: Industry 4.0 Fundamentals
Provides an overview of the Industry 4.0 industrial automation field, familiarizing participants with the fundamental principles of industrial controllers, encompassing their constituent components and systems, as well as their contemporary deployment in manufacturing facilities.

ISE 572: Machine Learning for Industry 4.0
Explores the applications of Industry 4.0 machine learning techniques, providing an in-depth analysis of various techniques such as deep learning, neural networks, and data analysis.

ISE 573: Manufacturing Execution Systems
Explores Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), covering topics such as real-time data acquisition, production scheduling, quality management, and integration with other systems.

ISE 575: Industry 4.0 Special Projects
Students will apply their Industry 4.0 knowledge and machine learning to a real-world case study chosen to provide a comprehensive and practical problem that requires various Industry 4.0 techniques.

Tuition per credit based on 2024/2025 academic year rates (subject to change): $887


  • College transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Official score report for the GMAT or GRE* (Must be taken within the last five years)
  • Statement of purpose
    • Interest in Industry 4.0
    • Relevant work experience
    • Reasons for applying to the online program at URI
    • Professional goals, as well as plans for achieving these goals

Fall 2024 Dates

7/30Application Deadline
9/3Classes Begin

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Industry 4.0

Career Opportunities

Advance your career with URI Online.

The Industry 4.0 Graduate Certificate program benefits a wide range of professionals across the sector, providing career advancement opportunities upon completion. These opportunities are diverse and continually expanding as technology evolves.


Designs, develops, and implements solutions to complex problems while adhering to safety, ethical, and environmental standards.

Data Analyst/Scientist

Analyzes data generated by connected devices and sensors, extract insights, identify patterns, and make data-driven decisions to optimize efficiency.

Internet of Things Specialist

Designs, implements, and manages connected systems and devices that gather and exchange data to leverage IOT technologies.

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