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Automation systems design (5 cr)

Code: KC23CK90042-3009

General information


25.09.2021 - 07.11.2021


25.10.2021 - 19.12.2021


5 op

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering


  • Toni Luomanmäki

Student groups

  • KONE18


Upon completion of the course, students will have command of the basic principles associated with designing and selecting automation systems for production machinery and equipment.


Fundamental principles of simulation and application examples, properties of simulation tools, areas of use and limitations, phases of a simulation project and what it involves, use of simulation software.
Integration of automation system components and sub-systems into a complete system.


Lecture handouts, web tutorials

Teaching methods

Lectures, assignments and self-study

Student workload

Will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Content scheduling

- The basics of simulation technology, Visual Components 4.0 user interface
- Library components based modelling
- Modelling customized machine components with functionality
- Modelling more functionality to machine components
- Simulating automatic production systems
- Adding robotics to production simulation
- Exporting simulation to VR environment
- Final assignment

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Level 1-2: Student knows the basics of the course.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Level 3-4: Student knows the contents of the course well.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Level 5: Student knows the contents of the course well and can apply their knowledge in practice

Assessment methods and criteria

Personal assignments. Grading will be announced during the course


No previous studies are required.