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Automation technology (5 cr)

Code: KC03BAUT05-3006

General information


19.04.2021 - 06.09.2021


01.09.2021 - 17.12.2021


5 op

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Food Processing and Biotechnology


  • Ismo Tupamäki

Responsible person

Jukka Kauppila

Student groups

  • BIELI19


Upon completion of the course, students will be able: explain basic understanding of automated systems, indentify common sensors in the automation of components and where such sensors can be, organize PLC and how it can be used in systems control units. Be able to determine the structure of process automation and be able to identify instruments and systems used in process automation, such as control rooms, control instruments and channels in the process industry. Student know the graphic symbols used in process automation and be able to write a simple program code. The student knows basic skills of robotics.


Differences between the automation of components and the automation of processes, Controls and adjustments, Common sensors used in the automation of components, relay controls, automated systems, PLCs and how to programme them. Basic elements of robotics.

Automation systems and their hierarchical levels. Adjustment and control circuits. Control room software. Stages and instruments in automation projects. Structured program descriptions and program structure, sequence, choice, loop, subroutines calling a simple programming and documentation.


- Lecturer's material
- Lecture demonstrations
- Exercises
- Product and programming manuals

Teaching methods

Lectures, - Demonstrations, - Exercises, - Group work in the laboratory

Student workload

Will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows and understands to a basic concepts and methods of topics, and is able to apply them to usual problems.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is familiar with the concepts and methods of topics, and is able to apply them to different types of problems. The student is able to combine the accumulated knowledge and skills with previous experiences in the subject.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is familiar with the concepts and methods of topics, and is able to apply them to a variety of different problems. The student has demonstrated creativity and innovation, and is able to find new meanings when applying what they have learned.

Assessment methods and criteria

Exercises and a written and practical examination


ICT Skills