Value Chain Data Technologies

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)

The program

Advances in data technologies are enabling the use of trusted data to drive dynamic operations through agile, system-wide connection. This end-to-end value chain connectivity provides visibility for profitable performance and transparency for positive impact. The central pillar to success is trust in data and people. We want you to build that trust.

This program aims to bridge the digital gap for experienced professionals to be catalysts for innovation by bringing ideas and shaping new business models.
Inspiring the confidence to assess enabling data technologies, unlock the value of data and collaborate across stakeholders is key.

Gain the knowledge and confidence to lead the digital transformation.

 Participant profile

  • Value chain professionals (e.g. Sourcing to Supply, Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, Finance)
  • Problem Solvers and Project Leaders charged with digitalization initiatives
  • People who would like to leverage technology to improve operations performance and positive impact
  • Practitioners who seek access to a niche network of esteemed value chain / supply chain experts
  • Digital Transformation Leaders who want to certify their experience (5 to 20+ years)

Format

The modules consist each of 3 full class days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday), in person at the EPFL Campus, along with remote and blended learning. It is designed to enable you to continue your work and study at the same time.

A Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) is granted by EPFL upon successful completion of all modules in the set duration of three months.

Registration for individual modules is also possible (subject to availability).

Module overview

Industrial Internet of Things (IoT)

September 5 – 6, 2024

  • IoT and industrial IoT system design
  • Cloud Platforms, Wireless Communications, Protcols, IIoT network design
  • Lab visit – Interaction of edge AI devices & IoT could services
  • Case Studies and application oriented IoT designs
Digital Twins for a Sustainable Economy & Society

September 7 & 26, 2024

  • Digital Twins for products, processes & performance
  • Sustainable hardware, energy efficient secure communications
  • Software, Potential & limits to meet SDGs with Digital Twins
  • DTs for Industry 4.0, smart Cities & P3 healthcare (personalised, preventive, participatory healthcare)
Industrial AI & Analytics (Part I & II)

October 27, 28, 31 & November 1st, 2024

  • Intro Industrial AI & focus on Digital Twins
  • Analytics & Prognostics: Components, Machines & Systems
  • Complex Systems Cases : Turbines, Batteries, Trains
  • Innovation using Industrial AI
  • AI algorithms in practice
  • AI driven transportation
  • Smart factory field visits
Data Security & Human Trust

November 2, 21 & 22, 2024

  • Cyber attack Landscape: motivation, technique, impact
  • Protection: trust certs, cryptography , authentication, identification
Technology Applied (Case studies)

November 23, 2024

  • Transformation Best Practice
  • Case Studies

What does Industry say?

Eric Enselme

“This journey is not just an educational endeavor but a collaborative mission to embed sustainability and business model innovation deep within our global value chains. Engaged participants, enthusiasm and insightful discussions enrich the sessions immensely. The dedication to learning and applying these principles is the catalyst for real change. Esteemed guests grace the program with their presence, reinforcing the synergy between academia and industry. As we forge ahead, let’s remember that programs like the SRVC CAS are crucial. They educate, yes, but more importantly, they empower us to be the change-makers in our respective fields. Here’s to continuing the journey with vigor and wit !“

Eric Enselme, Executive Consultant in Supply Chain & Innovation Strategy

Board Advisor, Founder & Principal at XP2XL Consulting, Executive Fellow at World Economic Forum

What do our participants say?

Laure Bressoud-Deslarzes

“I decided to enroll in this CAS program, as a first step to complete the Executive Master in Sustainable Resilient Value Chain. As a procurement manager in charge of waste management, I believe that following this program will help me to do the digital transition in my company.

I enjoyed the convivial atmosphere of the program and the quality of the lecturers was amazing!”

Laure Bressoud-Deslarzes, Procurement manager at Bachem SA (2023 Graduate)

Admissions & Tuition

Tuition Fee

The fee for the CAS (all modules) is 9’800 CHF * .

It is also possible to take individual modules if one only needs to do a deep dive in certain topics.

We also offer multiple module discounts when you register for 2 modules or more.

For a detailed price list, please contact us at [email protected]

Please note: Priority is given to the applicants for the full CAS. Applications for single modules are subject to availability.

* Introductory price

Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree, fluency in English and a minimum of 5 years work experience.

Applications

How to apply?

Applications for the CAS or individual modules are done online. You will need:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy & transcript for each degree
  • A scan of your passport
  • One passport photo (minimum 300 dpi – jpg file)

Apply for the Certificate of Advanced Studies (all modules) 

Applications are taken on a rolling basis; it is advisable to apply at least 30 days prior to the start of the module.

Would you like to learn more about the CAS and how to secure your seat?

Request a brochure with a full overview of the program. We are happy to answer any questions you would have.

Our most common questions are listed below, however feel free to get in touch at [email protected] if you have further questions.

FAQ

  • All modules: 9’800 CHF*
  • Single modules: from 1’950 CHF
  • Multiple modules: discounts when you register for 2 or more modules

Request a brochure or contact us at [email protected] for a detailed price list.

* Introductory price
Priority is given to the applicants for the full CAS. Applications for single modules are subject to availability.

All modules must be successfully completed in order to obtain the CAS

  • Each module consists of 3 days of live classes (4 weekends and 6 webinars), over a period of 3 months
  • These are consecutive Thursday, Friday and Saturdays
  • Class days start at 9:15 and finish at 17:15

Each module includes remote and blended learning

Yes , we have built a new flexible learning model to cater to busy schedules.

It’s possible to upskill by attending single subjects (modules) of interest or a group of subjects at new special prices (starting at 1’950 CHF) if people are not quite prepared to commit to the full CAS.

We also offer multiple module discounts when you register for 2 modules or more.
Contact us for the full price list at [email protected]

Otherwise it’s possible to experience the first module, and then decide to continue to fill the requirements of the CAS, as long as it is done in order and within one year.

A Bachelor’s degree, fluency in English and a minimum of 5 years work experience.

Follow the online application link below. You will need:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy & transcript for each degree
  • A scan of your passport
  • One passport photo (minimum 300 dpi – jpg file)

Online application:

Applications are taken on a rolling basis; it is advisable to apply at least 30 days prior to the start of the module.

The CAS starts in September 2024.

However, pre-work will be expected to be done in the 2 weeks preceding the start of the CAS. Readings will be available on our online platform before the start of the CAS.

The program is designed to enable you to continue your work and study at the same time. Total required time investment is approximately up to 350 hours.