Youth Programme: Introduction to Industry 4.0




The 4th Industrial Revolution is characterized by a confluence of different technologies coming together, and massive amounts of data being generated. Companies are incorporating Industry 4.0 technologies into their operations and creating new business models through digitalizing and transforming their products and services. As industry lines overlap, this has consequences for how companies think about their business.

The courses will look at how technologies are used in business operations and processes, and the different levels of technology impact. We will also examine frameworks for thinking about strategic technology transformation.


Youth Programme Welcome by Dean
Law PP Class
Welcome message from Dean of NUS SCALE Tutorials conducted over Zoom


Participants should have basic understanding of science, technology, engineering, computing, and mathematics at undergraduate level.

Participants should be able to read, write and communicate fluently in English, and understand basic terminologies used in the class.


Undergraduate Year 3 to Year 4 students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Computing, and Mathematics, and students who are interested in MSc in Industry 4.0 programme.


18 hours of Synchronous sessions including tutorials and final presentation. 


  • Group Assignment
 NUS SCALE Youth Online Programme_Industry 4.0 For Beijing Jiaotong U_Associate Professor Goh Puay Guan

Associate Professor Goh Puay Guan
Business School
National University of Singapore

Goh Puay Guan is Associate Professor at NUS SCALE, and NUS Business School. Prior to that he had 20 years of corporate experience throughout Asia in general management, strategic planning, and commercial investments. He has also been an Adjunct Associate Professor at NUS Business School from 2011 to 2017, and Adjunct Professor with Inha University in South Korea from 2007 to 2009. He is the author of Supply Chain Management: A Concise Guide. published by Pearson (1st Ed. 2005, 2nd Ed. 2015).

As Vice President of Business and Commercial at Sembcorp Development, he helped to set up a new business unit Sembcorp Infra Services in 2014 and build its logistics assets footprint in Vietnam, serving concurrently as General Director of its wholly owned subsidiary in Vietnam. He led Batamindo Shipping and Warehousing Pte Ltd to attain the ASEAN Business Award for Growth (SME) by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council in 2013. He was a Top Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) 2012 Merit Winner for Business and Entrepreneurship category, awarded by Junior Chamber International (JCI).

He has been active in the community, including serving as President of the Stanford Club of Singapore, Honorary Treasurer at Mensa Singapore, and President of the Singapore Club in Seoul. He is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

 NUS SCALE Youth Online Programme_Industry 4.0 For Beijing Jiaotong U_Associate Professor Prahlad Vadakkepat  

Associate Professor Prahlad Vadakkepat
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
National University of Singapore

VADAKKEPAT, an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore is the founder secretary of the Federation of International Robot-soccer Association [] and currently its General Secretary. He is one of the resource persons in the Igniting Minds [] movement by Vijyana Bharathi India which is a programme enabling students to shed conventions and think out of the box.

He is the founding Editor-in-Chief for the Springer Journal of Frugal Innovation [] which is as an open access Journal aimed at creating a platform for ideas and innovations for an inclusive growth. He has initiated an International Conference on Frugal Innovation [] which is planned in Singapore in 2014. He runs the ‘Ideas for Life’ Social Entrepreneurship Challenge seeking design innovations which are simple and novel, and directs the Frugal Innovation effort of NUS. He was the general chair to the FIRA Robot World Cup and Congress Singapore 2005. He was the General Program Chair to the FIRA Robot World Congress Incheon 2009 and the General Chair to the FIRA Robot World Cup and Congress Bangalore 2010. He was the founder director to an entrepreneurial start-up “Robhatah Robotic Solutions” at Singapore and Bangalore.

DR. VADAKKEPAT is the Editor-In-Chief for the Springer Handbook of the Humanoid Robotics. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Humanoid Robotics. His Humanoid robots and robot soccer teams have consistently won several international prizes.: First prize and overall championship in Humanoid robot soccer at the FIRA Robot World Cup (Germany 2006, Singapore 2005 and Austria 2003), First Prize (open category) in Singapore Robotic Games (2004) and Second prize in FIRA 2004.

He is a member of the CII National Committee on Robotics, Confederation of Indian Industry since 2009. He is a Senior Member of IEEE (USA, since 2005). He was elected as the Secretary to the IEEE Singapore Section for the year 2005. He has served as Technical Activity Coordinator to the IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific) in 2001-2002. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers (IETE), India and FIRA. He is actively involved in various technical forums including conferences, symposia and robotic competitions. He has been featured in several prominent newspapers and TV shows in India, Singapore, USA, Korea, Japan, Spain, Kuwait, Dubai, Qatar, Bahrain, France and China. His name is included in the 2006 Marquis Who is Who in the World.

Prof. Vadakkepat received his M.Tech and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, in 1989 and 1996 respectively. While pursuing Post-Doctoral studies at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST, 96-98), he was awarded the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) fellowship. Since 1999, he is with the National Univ. of Singapore. His research interest include Frugal Innovation, Distributed robotic systems, Humanoid robotics, Biomorphs, Neuro-Fuzzy Controllers and Intelligent Control techniques and, has publications in several leading international journals.

 NUS SCALE Youth Online Programme_Industry 4.0 For Beijing Jiaotong U_Assoc Professor Biplab Sikdar  

Assoc Professor Biplab Sikdar
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore

Dr. Biplab Sikdar received the B. Tech degree in electronics and communication engineering from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India, M. Tech degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA in 1996, 1998 and 2001, respectively.

His research interests include wireless MAC protocols, transport protocols, network security and queuing theory. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, DARPA, Intel Corporation and WiMAX Forum.

Dr. Sikdar is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi and served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications from 2007-2012.



Successful participants who complete all requirements of the programme including passing the assessment will receive a certificate of completion issued by NUS SCALE.
A sample of the certificate of participation can be found here: 

Participants from the project team with the highest score for the group project will also receive a commendation letter. A sample is shown below:
Sample Online Commendation Letter


Group Sign-up:
17 January - 11 February 2022
in collaboration with CCIEE

For programme enquiries, please fill the form here.

13 January 2022