Industry 4.0 Fundamentals

Recommended Skill Levels: High School, Industry, Technical College, University

Learning Topics: Automation, Certifications, Control Systems, Industrial, Industrial Technology, Industry 4.0, Mechatronics, PLCs, Robotics, STEM

Product Types: eLearning, Full Program, Training Equipment

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Industry 4.0 Fundamentals by Amatrol is a four-course program that schools and employers across the country are adopting as THE platform for teaching Industry 4.0. The program is designed around the fundamental concepts and technologies of Industry 4.0, including mechatronics, industrial controls, industrial robotics, and the industrial internet of things (IIoT).

Learners work through a rotation of interactive eLearning courses and hands-on skills on authentic industrial equipment, with technology from brands like FANUC, Rockwell, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Siemens, SMC and more. The curriculum and program fully prepares learners to earn industry-recognized credentials from the Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA).

Learning Outcomes

The Industry 4.0 Fundamentals program is designed to introduce students to the fundamental technologies and skills needed in today’s smart factories. The four courses are:

  1. Introduction to Mechatronics
  2. Introduction to Industrial Control Systems
  3. Industrial Robot Operation and Programming
  4. Introduction to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

For full course descriptions, take a look a the Industry 4.0 Fundamentals overview.

In addition to the skills-based curriculum, the program was designed as an all-inclusive learning experience for students. So imbedded in the coursework are career exploration activities, project-based learning to develop critical thinking and teamwork, as well as the opportunity for students to sit for occupational certifications through the  Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA) and FANUC (via NOCTI).

Industry 4.0 Fundamentals Product Details

Industry 4.0 Fundamentals is a full program that includes everything you need to deliver learning for the four courses. This includes:

  • eLearning courses: See curriculum section below for more details
  • Virtual trainers and simulators
  • A suite of hands-on learning systems for teaching:
    • Electrical, mechanical, fluid power and other industrial technologies
    • PLCs and HMIs
    • Mechatronics systems
    • Industrial robots
    • Manufacturing processes & systems
    • Ethernet and networking systems
    • Smart sensors and IIoT devices
    • Data analytics software
    • And much more!
  • Instructor training and support


eLearning: All Amatrol training systems have interactive, multimedia eLearning courses and modules tied to these learning concepts. This curriculum utilizes text with voiceovers, pictures, videos, stunning 3D animations, interactive quizzes and knowledge checks, pre- and post-quizzes and more. Through partnerships with key industry leaders and leading educators, Amatrol developed the right balance of knowledge to train learners to work in their chosen field.

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