RWTH Certificate Course Digitization for Industry 4.0

Transforming Machine-to-Machine Communication Into a Networked Factory

Participants develop an understanding of the challenges of heterogeneous production environments and learn about basic technologies for digital networking. In addition, they acquire the basics of information modeling and can apply them in production by means of interface technologies.

Course Content

Communication for the Internet of Things
Interface standards for machine-to-machine communication
Publish-Subscribe solutions with the networking standards DDS and MQTT
Information Modeling and Information Management in Production Networks
Case study: Data Integration and Real-Time Optimization

Group of Participants
Engineers from the area of mechanical engineering and/or electric engineering with fundamental knowledge of communication in computer networks

Networked production creates interoperability between formerly proprietary, separated systems. With continuous communication between the elements of a production network, intelligent, self-learning and self-regulating systems are generated which autonomously optimize themselves based on current sensor technology. Efficient processing and analysis of data allows companies to respond to changed framework conditions in nearly real time and to adaptively adjust their production processes.

The course takes place on five consecutive days and ends with an exam. Course content is developed and consolidated in interactive lectures, group work, presentations and case studies.

Further information regarding the certificate course "Digitization for Industry 4.0"

First Day: "Introduction"

  • Real time control processes and real time communication
  • OSI Layer model: From physical layer to application using the example of Ethernet and TCP/IP
  • Modern ethernet based automation busses

Second Day: "Theory and Practical Sessions I"

  • Rabbit MQ, MQTT, Zero MQ, DDS, RTI's DDS free demo for windows

Third Day: "Theory and Practical Sessions II"

  • Introduction to ROS and Linux
  • ROS: Communication with robots

Fourth Day: "Theory and Practical Sessions III"

  • Ontology based modeling
  • OPC classic/ OPC UA

Fifth Day: "Theory and Practical Session IV"

  • OPC UA
  • Exam and Awarding of Certificates
Module Overview                   


Study format:
Inhouse Program
Credit points:
2 ECTS (50 h. Workload)
Course fees:
Upon request
RWTH Executive Certificate
German or English

We are happy to offer this course individually tailored to your company needs. Ask for your Inhouse Program offer now!

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(v. l. n. r. Maria Panagiotidou, Sonja Kaufmann, Jael Schröder, Kim Schönberg) (FLTR Maria Panagiotidou, Sonja Kaufmann,
Jael Schröder, Kim Schönberg)


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