• Course code:63737
  • Credits:6
  • Semester: winter
  • Contents

Automation is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. Engineers strive to automate all sorts of devices and integrate them into complex computer systems to help people as much as possible in their activities.

In the context of process automation we will learn the basic building blocks necessary for implementation and control of automated systems. We will review a variety of sensors, actuators, and programmable logical controllers (PLC). We will learn how to program the latter and integrate them into reliable industrial networks. We will also learn how to build a user-friendly supervisory control and data acquisition system, and how to connect programmable logic controllers with higher-level computer systems.

To get some experience in the field, students have to set up a working system at practical classes composed of a real industrial PLC and a model of industrial process from scratch.

Practical classes of the course are mandatory and are being assessed. The project created during the practical classes represents half of the final grade. The second half of the grade is obtained on the oral exam.

  • Study programmes
  • Distribution of hours per semester
45
hours
lectures
20
hours
laboratory work
10
hours
tutorials
  • Professor
Teaching Assistant
Room:R2.41-LASPP