Automation engineering

University of Tampere  is offering minor studies in automation engineering. The minor offers basic knowledge on

  • Control systems
  • Automation systems and
  • Robotics

Control system studies build the theoretical knowledge of control systems that are base for all automation systems. The automation system studies concentrate on the realization of automation systems in different application fields. The robotics studies give basic knowledge on robotics and their technology.

Automation is found everywhere and our current everyday life is depending on the various automation systems such 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.

Courses included in the programme:

Systems engineering in Automation (ASE2927), 5 ECTS. Starts 7.1.2019

Apply before Dec 16, 2018

This course is designed to give the student an introduction to the systems engineering process and introduce to the student to critical issues in the field of systems engineering applied to the factory automation domain. After the course student should be able to organize a system development project. Student should understand the need and relationships between different models. S/he should be able to model given problem with UML.

Also contact learning possibility in Tampere.


Robot Manipulators: Modeling, Control and Programming ( ASE-9407), 5 ECTS. Starts: 4.3.2019

Apply before Feb 15, 2019

During this course students should get the knowledge on robot modelling (kinematics and dynamics). A student should be able to represent robot kinematics using Denavit-Hartenberg notations, be able to calculate forward and inverse kinematics, to model robot dynamics. In addition, student should be able to make a program for industrial robot.


Professor in charge: Matti Vilkko, Tampere University of Technology (

Contact person in practical matters: Seppo Tikkanen,  Tampere University of Technology (

Other teachers: Reza Ghabcheloo, Jose Martinez Lastra all from Tampere University of Technology

Type of study unit:



5-20 ECTS

Teaching semester

01/2019 - 12/2019

Host university

University of Tampere

Open for non student


Level of studies



Online studies



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