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BL40A2810 Automation, 6 cr 
Code BL40A2810  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Automation  Abbreviation Automation 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Tuomo Lindh 
Jan-Henri Montonen 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: Lappeenranta 
Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 
Period  1-2 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Associate professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Tuomo Lindh


Upon completion of the course the student will be able to: 1. apply automation and digital control theory to practical implementations, 2. Connect IO to PLC system. 3. use the analog and digital communication techniques applied to automation, 4. apply fieldbuses, 5. construct controllers and models of dynamic systems using IEC61131-3 and C programming languages, 6. work in a group solving automation and control problems.


IEC61131-3 programming languages, Feedback devices, Automation hardware and software. Fieldbuses. Utilizing Simulink models in PLC systems. C/C++ languages in PLC systems. HMI, OPC, IoT in automation. Introduction to safety in automation.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures and demonstrations 14 h, exercises 14 h, small assignments 40 h 1st period.
Lectures and demonstrations 7 h, exercises 7 h, 2nd period.
Independent study: project work 35 h.
Preparation for examination 35 h, examination at Moodle 4 h.
Total workload 156 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  Yes 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, examination 40 %. Small tasks 30%, Project work 60%.

Course Materials 

Presentation slides and videos at Moodle.
Karl-Heinz John, Michael Tiegelkamp.IEC 61131-3: Programming Industrial Automation Systems.e-ISBN 978-3-642-12015-2.

Springer Handbook of Automation.

Possible other e-books available in Finna.

Other on-line resources.


Basics of programming.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  max 10 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 10 

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