autumn 2024
INE-3612 Industry X.0 - 5 ECTS

Type of course

The course can be taken as a single course.

Admission requirements

Bachelor degree in Engineering programme in mechanical, electrical power, electronics, mechatronics, material science, industrial engineering, process engineering or other equivalent majors.

In addition, the following requirements must be met:

• minimum 25 credits in mathematics (equivalent to Mathematical Methods 1, 2 og 3)

• 5 credits in statistics

• 7,5 ects i physics on a higher level is required.

The requirement for physics can be covered by 7.5 credits in physics, building physics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and/or mechanics of materials.

Course content

The course of Industry X.0 aims at providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the latest trends and technologies shaping the future of industry and work lives. Industry X.0 is the term used to summarize the coming industrial revolution, i.e., Industry 4.0/5.0/6.0, which is a human-centric and sustainable societal transition driven by technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, smart robotics, and digital twin.

In this course, some key drivers and enablers of Industry X.0 will be explored, and their ways of transforming the manufacturing, supply chains, and service sectors will be discussed. The course consists of two-week intensive teaching. The first week focuses on smart manufacturing and robotics, and the second week focuses on smart logistics and operations. Students will learn the latest advances in relevant technologies and how they are being used to improve operational effectiveness, reduce costs, and increase sustainability.

Additionally, the challenges and opportunities of Industry X.0 in transforming traditional manufacturing systems, supply chains, and business processes will be discussed. By completing this course, students will obtain a solid understanding of how Industry X.0 will change the business landscape today. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a manager, or an engineer, this course will provide the tools and knowledge you need to become successful in the next industrial revolution.

Objectives of the course

The objectives of the course


  • History and driving forces of each industry revolution
  • Features and enabling technologies in Industry X.0
  • Key technological enablers include IoT, AI, robot, and digital twin


  • Apply the technological enables in real-world manufacturing environments and business processes to improve the performance and sustainability
  • Analyze both opportunities and challenges of adopting new technologies in the traditional manufacturing processes and supply chains

General competence:

  • Students need to be able to propose and implement new technology solutions based on the industrial needs

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

The course will be given as two-week intensive teaching in the Autumn semester. It is not possible to take the course in the spring.



Examination: Date: Grade scale:
Assignment 10.10.2024 14:00 (Hand in) A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Assignment week 1 Approved – not approved
Assignment week 2 Approved – not approved
UiT Exams homepage

More info about the coursework requirements

The course will have compulsory assignments for both week 1 and week 2. Students need to complete the compulsory assignments before they can submit the final project.

More info about the assignment

A group or individual project assignment will be given as the evaluation of the course. To be qualified for submitting the project, students need to complete and get approved of all the compulsory assignments.

Re-sit examination

Students who do not pass the previous ordinary examination can gain access to a re-sit examination.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: INE-3612
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet