Senior Technician 4.0 2022-2024



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Senior Technician 4.0 2022-2024

About this course

What is Digital Transformation and 4.0?

The technologies of the fourth industrial revolution, which can be summarised in the concept of 4.0, clearly have a direct impact on production, on the way machines and plants are operated. The availability of a large amount of data in digital format and the evolution and wide diffusion of web and cloud technologies, have in parallel made it possible to extend, or rather expand the digital logic to all sectors and processes of companies, first and foremost industrial ones, and more generally of organisations of all kinds, modifying not only working tools, but the organisational and business models themselves.

The change starts in any case in the factory, in production, with the introduction of 4.0 machines. But the data collected in the production departments can and must be transferred along what is known as the ‘automation pyramid’ and correlated with production planning systems (the MES), with management systems (the ERP) and, more generally, with all the other systems and processes that characterise industrial production: from procurement to distribution, from customer service to strategic company management, based on Business Intelligence.

Why is this necessary?

The installation of a 4.0 machine is necessary, but not sufficient, to enable the digital transition, i.e. to maintain business competitiveness. Production plants and automation systems must communicate with each other and with the rest of the company, through what are called ‘integration solutions’. These are well established in the context of large companies, which have developed in-house expertise and a network of partnerships capable of planning and implementing them. On the other hand, when 4.0 arrives in a small or medium-sized company, it does not find the terrain and skills to develop, nor does the use of external consultancy completely solve the problem, either because of a cost problem or because of a problem of specificity, standards and functionalities provided in 4.0 machines calibrated to the large manufacturing company.

SMEs thus find themselves in the need to adapt or customise 4.0 technologies and related software systems according to their needs, with potentially even ‘artisanal’ solutions, both at the factory level and in integration with the management tools of the design office, purchasing and sales, and administration. For small and medium-sized companies, it is therefore necessary to have the skills to develop appropriate and commensurate 4.0 solutions in-house, as well as to deal with external consultants and companies providing software solutions in an informed and balanced customer-supplier relationship.

The profile: in brief

It develops software to integrate production 4.0 systems with corporate IT systems: production control, management, procurement and distribution.


It contributes to the realisation of digital integration projects between the different sectors and information systems of a company: production plants, production control systems, management, procurement and distribution systems. On the basis of well-established skills in software development technologies, it deals with external suppliers of complex IT solutions and designs and develops simpler ones directly.

National reference figure (Art.2 and Annex G DM MIUR 03/08/11)



Approved operations by Decree no. 13135GRFVG dd.19.09.2022

  • Assisting the production manager in the management and control of plants
  • Identifies and configures how to connect sensors, intelligent devices, microcontrollers, automation systems and PLCs
  • Develop components for the integration of traditional and 4.0 automation
  • Designs, develops and engineers individual components for Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) applications;
  • Design, develop and manage software components for device interfacing, data prefiltering, communication with remote control
  • Design, develop and manage interfaces for the control of systems and plants and for the management and analysis of collected
  • Collaborate proactively in the development and evolutionary maintenance teams for software solutions, including through the application of Agile methodologies
  • Languages: C#, .NET, C, Python
  • DB: Postgres/MSSQL, Time Series DB
  • Web development: Html5, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js
  • IoT connectivity and protocols: MQTT, AMQP, CoAP
  • Industry standards and IIoT solutions: SPI, Modbus, microcontrollers, Raspberry PI, Node-Red
  • Cloud: AWS, MS Azure
  • Project management: Git, Agile methodologies (Kanban, Scrum), Trello, Google Suite
  • Notebook on loan free of charge for the duration of the course (indicative features: Display 15”, Core i7, RAM 16GB SSD 512GB)
  • Personal account Google Workspace ( with access to all Google services
  • Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services accounts for access to related cloud services and resources
  • Possibility of scholarships, accommodation, international mobility grants and catering services through ARDIS call for applications (
  • Voucher for female students to reimburse annual tuition fees (if in good standing)


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