Smart farming: part-time tum training in the agricultural sector

Smart farming: part-time tum training in the agricultural sector

The new certificate program "Smart Farming and IoT in Agriculture" would like to convey IoT content.(Image source: TUM Institute for Lifelong Learning)

What is the difference between smart farming and digital farming?What technologies should farmers know in order to promote the digital transformation of their company?And how can agricultural processes from your own work environment be automated by connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT)?The new "Smart Farming and IoT in Agriculture" certificate program would like to answer such questions, which starts in November 2021 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).The goal: make specialists from the agricultural industry fit for the digital transformation of the industry.

"Smart Farming has the potential to make agriculture even more efficiently and more robust against social upheavals, but also more resource -friendly and sustainable," says MaximilianDriver, scientist at the chair for agricultural system technology, which has developed the program with his colleague Josef Bauerdick."Technologies are powerful tools that can make everyday work in the agricultural industry much easier.However, this can only be successful if I know which technologies are relevant for my company and how I can seamlessly integrate tools into existing processes and digitize them."

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9 weeks of certificate program for 2.400 €

The part -time, nine -week certificate course starts in mid -November 2021 in English and takes place online and a few days on site in Freising near Munich.It is aimed at working people from the agricultural industry and related sectors at the interface of the economy and technology, which would like to expand their knowledge of smart farming technologies and the digital transformation of agriculture in order to recognize their potential or to implement them in their work environment.After a successful completion, the participants receive an official TUM certificate.The participation fee is 2.400 €.TUM-Alumni receive a 10 % discount.

Maximilian driver from the chair for agricultural system technology at the TUM School of Life Sciences.(Image source: private)

Create understanding of the possibilities of smart farming and technology

According to the website experts, the transformation performance from the learned to the respective work situation is particularly important to the website experts.In addition to introductions in terminology and technology, numerous practical exercises are also part of the course program: the participants should learn to create an agricultural IoT system from the sensor to the dashboard.This gives you an understanding of what is possible with current and future technologies and where the limits of the respective systems are.

Further information and registration

Further information on the certificate program and the registration process are available on the website of the TUM Institute for Lifelong Learning.

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Free State of Bavaria as part of the federal and state excellence strategy.