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Basics of automation technologyLaajuus (5 cr)

Code: TS00CC35

Credits

5 op

Teaching language

  • Finnish
  • English

Responsible person

  • Veli-Matti Häkkinen

Objective

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

Content

Field devices
Programmable logics
Automation systems
Programming tools

Qualifications

Basics of digital technology (notations, Boolean algebra)

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

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

Satisfactory (2): You understand 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.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

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.

Enrollment

01.08.2024 - 22.08.2024

Timing

01.08.2024 - 31.12.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face

Unit

School of Technology

Campus

Lutakko Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 35

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Electrical and Automation Engineering
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Automation and Robotics
Teachers
  • Samppa Alanen
  • Markku Ström
Groups
  • TAR24S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Automation and Robotics
  • ZJATAR24SS
    Avoin amk, Automation and Robotics, Päivä

Objectives

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

Content

Field devices
Programmable logics
Automation systems
Programming tools

Time and location

Lecture room and Laboratories DP66 and DP72.

Learning materials and recommended literature

The material can be found on Moodle

Teaching methods

Lectures, class assignments and laboratory work

Exam dates and retake possibilities

The exam date is announced in the Study perio

Alternative completion methods

No alternative methods of execution

Student workload

You will need about 5 h/week for the study period

Content scheduling

At first, lectures until autumn vacation. After this, laboratory exercises

Further information for students

During the first three weeks, the first assignment must be returned or else you will be dropped from the course.

80% attendance is compulsory at the lectures of the course. Attendance is monitored. 100% attendance is mandatory in the laboratories and a report must be prepared.

Absences are agreed upon with the teacher for justified reasons. For example, cases of illness or the necessary expertise have been otherwise demonstrated. The evaluation criteria take into account the student's active participation in the course. For example, demonstrating competence by doing the share of tasks defined by the teacher.

The student must acknowledge the course feedback as given (task in Moodle).

Evaluation scale

0-5

Evaluation criteria, satisfactory (1-2)

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

Satisfactory (2): You understand 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.

Evaluation criteria, good (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.

Evaluation 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.

Prerequisites

Basics of digital technology (notations, Boolean algebra)