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Learning outcomes of the course
The students understand the significance of automation for industry and know the various levels of automation applications in an industrial plant. They know the operating principles applied in control technology and can design and implement a simple control system utilizing typical hardware structures, connection and data transfer solutions, and programming tools.
TSAPL – Competence in processes, machines and systems
The student is familiar with sensors, transmitters and actuators used in the process and is able to implement control applications using a programmable logic.
EA-ER EUR-ACE Engineering practice
The student can select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods. The student can also combine theory and practice to solve engineering problems with taking their limitations into account.
Field devices (electronic and pneumatic)
Programmable logics (compact and modular)
Distributed automation systems
Assessment criteria - grade 1 and 2
Adequate (1): The student identifies the basic knowledge and terminology but in the interpreting of the essential concepts the skills are still inadequate. The student can satisfactorily implement simple controls of devices.
Satisfactory (2): The student is familiar with the basic knowledge and terminology but in the application of the essential concepts the skills are still inadequate. The student can satisfactorily implement the basic controls of automation loops.
Assessment criteria - grade 3 and 4
Good (3): The student is familiar with the essential knowledge and skills of the course:
- is familiar with the basic components in an automation technology and can make well-founded choices comprehensively
- can use the programming tools for PLCs to make a proper program and to read and edit also larger programs.
- can use the tools for monitoring and simulating
- is familiar with the most common programming languages
- understand different connections in automation loops
- understand the working principles so deeply that the student can find the reason of malfunction.
Very good (4): The student masters the essential knowledge and can apply the knowledge acquired in a critical manner when implementing an automation loop in practise. A vision of the automation systems is so strong, that the student can outline also alternative solutions of automation systems.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
Excellent (5): The student masters the essential knowledge and can apply the knowledge acquired in a creative manner when solving the solutions of all control system levels. The student can critically assess the different solutions of automation systems.