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Basics of automation technology (5 cr)

Code: TSAA0520-3008

General information


01.11.2022 - 05.01.2023


09.01.2023 - 21.05.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery



School of Technology


Main Campus

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Electrical and Automation Engineering


  • Samppa Alanen


  • ZJATSA22S1
    Avoin amk, Sähkö- ja automaatiotekniikka, Päivä
    Avoin AMK,Korkeakoulupolku,Sähkö- ja automaatiotek, Gradia
  • TSA22SR1
    Sähkö- ja automaatiotekniikka (AMK)


You understand the significance of automation for industry and know the various levels of automation applications in an industrial plant. You 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.

EA-KW Knowledge and understanding
The learning process should enable Bachelor Degree graduates to demonstrate:
knowledge and understanding of mathematics and other basic sciences underlying
their engineering specialisation, at a level necessary to achieve the other programme
learning outcomes

EA.EC Engineering practice
ability to analyse complex engineering products, processes and systems, and to
correctly interpret the outcomes of such analyses, by being able to select and
having the practical skills to apply relevant established analytical, computational
and experimental techniques and methods


Field devices (electronic and pneumatic)
Programmable logics (compact and modular)
Control units
Distributed automation systems
Programming tools

Evaluation scale


Arviointikriteerit, tyydyttävä (1-2)

Adequate (1): You recognize the basics and terminology, but you have shortcomings in perceiving the key issues. You can implement simple device controls with support.

Satisfactory (2): You know the basics and terminology, but you have shortcomings in the application of key issues. However, you will be able to satisfactorily implement the basic controls of the automation circuits.

Arviointikriteerit, hyvä (3-4)

Good (3): You know the basic components of automation technology and are able to make holistically justified choices between them. You understand very different connections of automation circuits. You know how to use the programming environment so well that you can make a working application and modify existing larger programs according to good practices.
You know how to use tools well for monitoring and simulating a program and are able to locate simple faults in your system.

Very good (4): You master the key issues and are able to apply them in a variety of ways in the practical implementation of various automation circuits. Your view of systems is so strong that you can outline even alternative solutions.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Excellent (5): You master key issues and are able to apply them creatively from system entities to the field device level. You can make a critical comparison between solution options.


Basics of digital technology (notations, Boolean algebra)