Smart Farming and IoT in Agriculture

  • English
  • Munich
  • Blended
  • November 2023
  • 11 weeks
  • 3245 €

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.

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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.


  • Certificate: "Smart Farming and IoT in Agriculture Expert"
  • Academic Responsibility: Prof. Dr. Heinz Bernhardt
  • Program Fee: 3,245 € *
  • Discounts: 10% discount for TUM Alumni and members or employees of our strategic cooperation partners.
  • 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: 11 weeks
  • Format: Blended Format
  • Dates: Kick-off: November 15, 2022
    4:30 - 6:00 pm (online)

    Seminar: November 25 - 28, 2022
    (on-site in Freising near Munich) incl. excursions
    Followed by 5 live-online sessions (13.12., 20.12., 10.01., 17.01., 24.01. always at 4:30 - 6:00 pm)

    Exam: January 31, 2023 (online)
  • 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
  • Maximilian Treiber, Agricultural Systems Engineering, TUM School of Life Sciences
  • Simon Grebner, Agricultural Systems Engineering, TUM School of Life Sciences


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On-campus courses and Covid-19

We look forward to resuming our on-campus Certificate Programs within the first months of 2022 and to welcoming many of our participants in person. However, we will continue to follow safety-measures and restrictions introduced to help combat the Covid-19 pandemic. This may require that we deliver some modules in a virtual or blended format. We will ensure registered participants are kept informed about any changes required and will strive to provide a safe environment and a seamless learning experience. If you have any questions about the current situation, please do not hesitate to contact one of our program managers.



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