Smart Farming and IoT in Agriculture

Art des Abschlusses: 
11 weeks
berufsbegleitendes Studium
Akademische Weiterbildungsangebote ohne formalen Abschluss
Allgemeine Zugangsvoraussetzungen: 
Keine Zugangsvoraussetzungen
Prof. Dr. Heinz Bernhardt

Digital transformation is currently one of the key topics in agriculture. To shape agribusiness in times of change, professionals need a deep understanding of the sector and the underlying technologies.

Our course offers the necessary "big-picture overview" through a focus on common language and precise terminology. This also means that you will learn to distinguish between Precision Farming, Smart Farming and Digital Farming.

This certificate program will provide you with the required skillset, practical exercises and technological insights needed to become an expert in Smart Farming. A combination of online work and hands-on home exercises allow for a practical learning environment, while our use of peer coaching in combination with an on-site session in Freising near Munich open up an abundance of networking opportunities.


Why this program?

TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning is committed to promoting the continuous, research-based education of professionals at all stages of their career. We build our programs around a comprehensible language, precise terminology and upon a solid theoretical foundation. The program also focuses on IoT in Agriculture and has participants create an agricultural IoT system from sensor to dashboard. By working first hand with such technologies, participants gain a deep understanding of the possibilities of current and future potential. All the hardware necessary for the program will be provided.

Benötigte Vorkenntnisse: 

Participants should have a basic understanding of agriculture. They should have access to a Windows PC with admin rights and a smartphone.


Employees working in agribusiness and related sectors at the intersection of business and technology who desire to extend their knowledge of Smart Farming Technologies. Participants should be keen to learn more about the digital transformation of agriculture in order to evaluate its potential or implement it in their work environment. Participants can be both professionals within the agricultural industry or have a management background.