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Automation engineering


This minor will be offered through FITech for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please also note that the application deadline for courses belonging to a minor that are offered in the spring semester is exceptionally already on November 1st. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

Tampere University offers minor studies in automation engineering. The minor is composed of five courses that focus on the basics of automation, control systems, hydraulics and hybrid mobile machinery. A student can also choose any number of individual courses from the list. Theoretical knowledge of automation and control systems are provided in Automaatio, whereas the basics of hydraulic systems design and hydraulic machines are provided in Hydraulitekniikka and in Hydraulic machines. Zero-emission hybrid mobile machinery is presented in a separate course. The automation minor provides realisation of automation systems in different application fields.

Automation is found everywhere and our current everyday life is depending on the various automation systems such as production and distribution of electricity and heating. Ordering items from web-store is possible of because of automation and the order starts chain of automated tasks including picking from storage, packaging, transportation, invoicing and so on. In the future robot can deliver the package to your home door. Automation is key competence area for Finnish export technology products.

Responsible teacher

Tampere University
Veli-Pekka Pyrhönen

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Technical studies
Automation engineering
5–25 ECTS
0 €
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Host university:
Tampere University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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General prerequisites:
Knowledge on mathematics, physics and basic programming skills are needed on all courses.
Study suitable for:
All students who are interested on automation
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