Digital Manufacturing (DM)

The Digital Skills You Need to Compete

Digitalisation is critical for innovation, competitiveness, and growth. However, when it comes to digitalisation, European manufacturers are at a big disadvantage. In fact, only 66% of manufacturing firms in the EU (compared to 78% in the US) have adopted at least one digital technology.

So, what’s the problem?

Many European companies simply lack the digital skills needed to operate state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. That means those who invest in developing or updating their digital skills will be well-positioned to compete for these often high-paying jobs. With our Digital Manufacturing programme, you’ll have the skills – and confidence – to drive the digital transformation.

What you will gain

Our interdisciplinary programme is designed to give you a general overview of the role that digital manufacturing plays in securing Europe’s global competitiveness. It also equips you with practical skills in Big Data, computer science, artificial intelligence, and telecommunications.

We use a combination of face-to-face workshops, group activities, and hands-on exercises to cover everything from the basics of digitalisation to the job-specific skills demanded by such roles as:

  • Industrial Internet of Things expert
  • Application engineer
  • Digital manufacturing application designer
  • Edge computing for industrial Internet of Things
  • Artificial intelligence with industrial applications
  • Advanced robotics applications for industry
  • Product manager
  • Consultant

To enhance your learning, the programme includes an opportunity to get real-world experience by working in a leading multinational company. This is a one-of-a-kind chance to apply your new skills and knowledge towards solving actual challenges. You will also receive tailored training and personal mentoring from some of Europe’s leading minds in digitalisation.  

Unlock new career opportunities

Careers in digital manufacturing are simply exploding. You will leave this programme with the training and skills needed to unlock a range of career opportunities. Our Digital Manufacturing graduates can be found performing both business and technical roles in innovative manufacturing settings and leading technology companies. Thanks to the specialised training in entrepreneurship this programme provides, some have even gone on to launch their own successful innovative start-ups and consultancies.

Ready to join their ranks? Then enrol today and start driving the digital transformation with Digital Manufacturing!

Is this Programme for Me?

Our Digital Manufacturing Master’s programme is open to applicants with either a Bachelor of Science degree or who are in their final year of study in:

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Applicants with a background in industrial or chemical engineering may also be considered. In some circumstances, relevant work experience may compensate for a lack of relevant degree. Such work experience should be justified in your letter of motivation.

How is the Programme Structured?

All EIT Digital Master School programmes follow the same scheme:

  • Students study one year at an ‘entry’ university and one year at an ‘exit’ university, both of which are located at an EIT Digital hot spot.
  • The first year is similar at all entry points, with a focus on basic courses that lay the foundation for the chosen technical programme. Students are also introduced to business and management during this first year. During the second semester, a design project is combined with business development exercises to demonstrate how technology can be transformed into a successful business. Students are also taught how to prepare and present a convincing business plan. Students have the option to take elective courses.
  • In between the first year and the second year, our summer school programme addresses business opportunities within a socially relevant theme.
  • The second year offers a specialisation and a graduation project. The graduation project includes an internship at a company or a research institute and cumulates with a Master thesis having a strong innovation and entrepreneurship dimension.
  • Graduates receive degrees from the two universities and a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

To learn more about the I&E minor please click here.

Where Can I Study Digital Manufacturing?

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