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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to learn how to use and select the basic components needed for Production Automation and how to solve problems with a ready system.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
- Use suitable mechanical systems and conveyers
- Use and program industrial robots
- Calculate the required motor size
- Program PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers)
- Solve problems with sensors and PLC systems

Course contents

- Mechanical Systems
- Working Space (robots)
- Motor Sizing
- Robot Programming
- PLC Programming
- Production Automation, Problem Solving

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Industrial Control Systems

Additional information

All students must buy a Student Program Licence for the LearnWARE program (about 25¤). This gives the right to install and use the LearnWARE interactive book at your own computer.

Recommended or required reading

P&L:s LearnWARE, Automation

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 3 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 10 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 37 hours
  • Project work and productions - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 33 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 63 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 70 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods



Kuvaja Markus


Durbo Badal

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

2009-01-29 - Exams

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