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Automation Technology

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Automation Technology
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021
Module code: WIB21-WPM-I-704
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for άbung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+2PA (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project work with presentation

[updated 19.01.2022]
Exam recurrence:
The information regarding exam recurrence is found within the exam policy of the study programme (ASPO).
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

WIBASc-525-625-Ing22 Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 5, optional course, general subject
WIB21-WPM-I-704 Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 5, optional course, general subject

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended knowledge:
good knowledge of English is recommended

[updated 19.01.2022]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Frank Kneip
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Frank Kneip

[updated 09.02.2022]
Learning outcomes:
Students, who successfully passed this module, are able to
•        decribe different sensors, their functional principle and corresponding advantages/disadvantages
•        decribe different actuators, their functional principle and corresponding advantages/disadvantages
•        decribe different hydraulic components, their functional principle and corresponding advantages/disadvantages
•        decribe different control strategies, and are able to select suitale control approaches with respect to their application in a given system
•        select suitable components in order to provide a suitable functionality of a given system and substantiate the reasons for the selection
•        develop a concept for a prototypical implementation of a given system and build the concept using e.g. a microcontroller (Arduino,...) and corresponding sensors, actuators,...

[updated 30.11.2019]
Module content:
Part 1: Lecture
1.      Sensors
        1.1     Fundamentals of sensors
        1.2     Analysis of selceted sensors (functional principle, advantages/disadvantages)
        1.3     Application of sensors in systems
2.      Actuators
        2.1     Fundamentals of actuators
        2.2     Analysis of selceted actuators(functional principle, advantages/disadvantages)
        2.3     Application of actuators in systems
3.      Hydraulic components
        3.1     Fundamentals of hydraulic components
        3.2     Analysis of selceted hydraulic components (functional principle, advantages/disadvantages)
        3.3     Application of hydraulic components in systems
4.      Control strategies
        4.1     Feedforward and Feedback control
        4.2     Discontinous controllers
        4.3     Continous controllers (in particular P-, I-, PI-, PD-, PID-controller)
        4.4     Controller parametrisation
        4.5     Properties of the different controller types
        4.6     Applications of different controller types in systems
Part 2: Implementation of a prototypical system
1.      Analysis of the requirements
2.      Concept development and selection of the components
3.      Prototypical implementation of the system sing e.g. a microcontroller (Arduino,...) and corresponding sensors, actuators,...

[updated 20.01.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture and group work

[updated 30.11.2019]
Additional information:
This module is suitable for incoming students with a learning agreement

[updated 30.11.2019]
Recommended or required reading:
•      Fraden, J.: Handbook of Modern Sensors Physics, Designs, and Applications, Springer, 2016
•      Heimann, Gerth, Popp: Mechatronics: Components –Methods – Examples, Carl Hanser Verlag, 2006
•      Isermann, R.: Mechatronic Systems: Fundamentals, Springer, 2005
•      Mühl, T.: Introduction to electrical Measurement Technology; Vieweg und Teubner, 2008
•      Pan, T., Zou, Y.: Designing Embedded Systems with Arduino: A Fundamental Technology for Makers. Springer, 2018

[updated 20.01.2020]
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