Smart Farming and IoT in Agriculture

  • English
  • Munich
  • Blended
  • November 2021
  • 7 weeks (online), Final: 29 - 31 January, 2022 (in person)
  • 2400 €

Deep understanding of Smart Farming Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Agriculture

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 two live weekend sessions open up an abundance of networking opportunities.

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Why this program?

TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning is committed to promote 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.


  • Provider: TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning
  • Certificate: "Smart Farming and IoT in Agriculture Expert"
  • Academic Responsibility: Prof. Dr. Heinz Bernhardt
  • Program Fee: Complete course: € 2,400*
    10% discount for TUM Alumni and employees of BMW Group in Germany
    Costs for accommodation and meals are not included
  • Language: English
  • Target group: 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.
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Format & Timing: Blended Format
    Kick-off: 5 - 7 November, 2021 (in person)
    Followed by 7 weeks of online learning
    Final Weekend: 29 - 31 January, 2022 (in person)
    Final excursion at NEXT Farming
  • Dates: In addition to self-paced online work, live zoom sessions take place Wednesdays 16:00 - 19:00

    17 November, 2021
    1 December, 2021
    8 December, 2021
    15 December, 2021
    19 January, 2022

  • Location: Munich/Online
  • Access requirements: Participants should have a basic understanding of agriculture. They should have access to a Windows PC with admin rights and a smartphone.

*Based on our experience, the German tax benefits help many of our participants to self-finance their education as these can be worth of up to 50 % of tuition fees and program related travel costs. Please, consult your personal tax advisor for more details. For participants of our programs residing outside Germany this might be applicable, please check the situation with the local tax authorities in your country of residence

Would you like to learn more from Josef Bauerdick and Maximilian Treiber about the relevance and the future of “Smart Farming” and also about our new certificate program? Then take a look at the whole interview here!


  • Prof. Dr. Heinz Bernhardt, Agricultural Systems Engineering, TUM School of Life Sciences
  • Josef Bauerdick, Agricultural Systems Engineering, TUM School of Life Sciences
  • Maximilian Treiber, Agricultural Systems Engineering, TUM School of Life Sciences


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Please note: The current Corona regulations apply to all programs. We will continuously inform registered participants about any changes, e.g. regarding the implementation of on-campus events. If you have any questions, please contact our program managers at any time.



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