A reference system of smart manufacturing talent education (SMTE) in China

  • Xianyu Zhang
  • Xinguo MingEmail author
  • Zhiwen Liu
  • Dao Yin
  • Zhihua Chen


Taking smart manufacturing as a strategy for industrial development, China has put forward a people-oriented policy and launched a series of plans for smart manufacturing talent education (SMTE). The demand for smart manufacturing talents in ten priority areas and the industrial applications in China is very huge. Therefore, in this paper, a reference system of SMTE in China is presented, which includes discipline system, training system, practice system, and assessment system. In order to further refine the architecture of smart manufacturing system, a reference course system was proposed; the system contains seven layers, which are basic layer, technique layer, implementation layer, management layer, platform layer, application layer, and industrialization layer. Finally, nine stakeholders of the common operation body were investigated, and a reference implementation of SMTE in China was put forward. In this paper, the smart manufacturing talent education reference system, reference model, and related reference subsystems can be a very useful guideline for Chinese industry and education to design, set, and carry out the smart manufacturing talent education system. At the same time, the system has its reference value for the improvement of China’s smart manufacturing system architecture.


Smart manufacturing Talent education Industry 4.0 Digital factory Manufacturing in China 2025 Cyber-physical system (CPS) 


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This work is supported by Shanghai Key Laboratory of Advanced Manufacturing Environment, Shanghai Institute of Producer Service Development (SIPSD), and Shanghai Research Center for industrial Informatics (SRCI2). This work was also supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China #1 under Grant number 71632008, Transformation and Upgrading of Industry in 2017 (China Manufacturing 2025) #2 under Grant number ZL35060009002, and Innovation and Development of Industrial Internet in Shanghai of China #3 under Grant number 2017-GYHLW-01009.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xianyu Zhang
    • 1
  • Xinguo Ming
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zhiwen Liu
    • 1
  • Dao Yin
    • 1
  • Zhihua Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Shanghai Research Center for industrial Informatics, Shanghai Key Lab of Advanced manufacturing Environment, Producer Service Development Center of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Institute of Smart Manufacturing and Information Engineering, School of Mechanical EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghai CityChina

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