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Production automation planning

Individual course

If you are taking this course as part of a FITech minor, please note that all minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

Core content of the course:

  • Production automation devices for material handling and storage such as industrial robots, feeders and conveyors. Implementation of such devices in production automation. Safety in production automation.
  • Production line layout design. Basic design principles of a production automation system.
  • Design for assembly.

After completing the course, the student

  • will be able to understand the principles of production automation systems in discrete automation.
  • is familiar with the common automation devices used in a production system and can select right devices to a production line.
  • is able to design products with the easy assembly in mind.
  • learns how to implement modern digital manufacturing software to design a production line for a given task.
  • understands the principles of the production line control systems, safety and the basics of automation components.

Lectures will be online/videos. Project work meeting onsite at Tampere University or Turku to be decided.

More information in Tampere University’s study guide.

Responsible teachers

Tampere University
Eeva Järvenpää
Tampere University
Jyrki Latokartano

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Technical studies
Automation engineering
Course code:
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Host university:
Tampere University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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General prerequisites:
CAD modelling basics, understanding of industrial robot automation basics, mechanical engineering basics
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