Because of emergence of Industry 4.0, the manufacturing systems are becoming extremely complex and, despite increasing IT support, they need a new generation of professionals with competences ranging from basic manufacturing processes to information technologies. Worldwide academia is adapting existing courses and is introducing new courses and study programmes to prepare university graduates to face the challenges of Industry 4.0. Such an endeavour is the Erasmus+ project MSIE 4.0 that unites universities from Thailand, Portugal, Poland and Romania. First project’s aim was to determine the real needs for specific competences, by analysing the curricula from several universities. Also, it was organised a survey on needed competences with industrial organisations and students from industrial engineering programmes. Based on the results obtained in these activities, an analysis was performed in order to determine the gap between the required and the actual sets of competences. The results obtained in Romania are presented in this paper.
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