UTS Sydney to launch Industry 4.0 focused degree

UTS Sydney to launch Industry 4.0 focused degree

UTS, Sydney is partnering with the federal government to launch a new associate degree programme to help accelerate the implementation of industry 4.0 principles in Australian business.

The new two-year associate degree, part of the government’s Covid-19 response in its Job-Ready Graduate Package, aims to strengthen university/industry collaboration through collaborative partnerships.

The associate degree will provide high-level technical skills and articulate directly into a Bachelor’s degree if desired.

Student fees for the first 20 students will be paid for by the federal government.

Skills covered include additive manufacturing, the internet of (IoT), machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as technological innovation new business models.

UTS said in a statement: “Employers need to strategically reposition workplace training and skills to keep pace with these technological and business management innovations, and meet demands of competitive markets and environmental sustainability.”

There will be a balance of theoretical and practical teaching, backed up by supplier partners including Bosch, Balluff and Siemens.

The university is calling for candidates currently employed in manufacturing and other sectors.

Inquiries to [email protected]

Picture: UTS Sydney/Business School

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Published at Sun, 13 Sep 2020 19:18:45 +0000

UK ‘could face threat of Russian nuclear-powered missile that can fly around the Earth for years’

The UK could face the threat of a ready-for-action Russian nuclear-powered missile that can fly around the Earth for years in the coming decades, the chief of defence intelligence has warned.

Lieutenant General Jim Hockenhull says the West is having to keep up with countries that do not play by the rules, such as Russia and China, who continually challenge nations without prompting direct conflict.

“Whilst conventional threats remain, we have seen our adversaries invest in artificial intelligence, machine learning and other ground-breaking technologies, whilst also supercharging more traditional techniques of influence and leverage,” he told The Sunday Telegraph.

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an All-Russian open class titled "To Remember Means To Know" via video conference at Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow on September 1, 2020. (Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev / SPUTNIK / AFP) (Photo by MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images)
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Lt Gen Hockenhull said Russia is “pushing the boundaries of science and international treaties”, and that a nuclear-powered missile could have “a near-indefinite loiter time”.

He added: “Moscow is testing a subsonic nuclear-powered cruise missile system which has global reach and would allow attack from unexpected directions.

“As we have seen in Salisbury, hostile states are willing to take incredible risks.

“We must make sure that we have both the intent and the capability to ensure that such wanton acts of irresponsibility will not go unpunished.”

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Britain has long accused Russia of using the Soviet-era nerve agent novichok on former double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury in 2018.

The 69-year-old and his daughter Yulia were two of five people exposed to the substance.

Alexei Navalny marching in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in Moscow in February
Alexei Navalny is reportedly able to speak again

Dawn Sturgess, 44, from Amesbury, Wiltshire, died in July that year after coming into contact with a perfume bottle thought to originally contain the poison – while her partner, Charlie Rowley, spent nearly three weeks in hospital.

Last month, German doctors said Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was “without a doubt” poisoned with novichok after falling ill on an internal flight in Russia.

The 44-year-old is reportedly able to speak again as he continues to make progress in his recovery.

Published at Sun, 13 Sep 2020 19:18:17 +0000

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