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Course contents

The course focuses on the following topics:

  • IEC61131-3 programming languages, feedback devices, automation hardware and software
  • Fieldbuses
  • Basics of servo drive dynamics, utilising Simulink models in PLC systems
  • C/C++ languages in PLC systems
  • HMI, OPC, IoT in automation
  • Introduction to safety in automation

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

  1. apply automation and digital control theory to practical implementations
  2. use the analog and digital communication techniques applied to automation
  3. apply fieldbuses
  4. formulate a dynamic system model of motor drives
  5. simulate servo motor driven mechatronic systems
  6. construct controllers and models of dynamic systems using IEC61131-3 and C programming languages
  7. select a proper controller structure
  8. work in a group solving automation and control problems.

These skills are important in industry as intelligent automation systems are needed in various applications.

Completion methods

Weekly online lectures and exercises. Schedule informed during the course. Lecture recordings can be found on the learning platform.

More information on LUT University’s Sisu course page.

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Responsible teacher

LUT University
Tuomo Lindh

Further information about the course

LUT University
Niko Nevaranta

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Industrial internet,
Software engineering
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Basics of programming.
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