Process automation

Structure Type: Course
Code: KC03BE20162
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Tupamäki, Ismo
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
BIOEL-2013   2 autumn   3.0   2014-09-01   2014-12-31  

Learning Outcomes

Be able to determine the structure of process automation and be able to identify instruments and systems used in process automation, such as control rooms, control instruments and channels in the process industry. Student know the graphic symbols used in process automation and be able to write a simple program code.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 52 h,
- of which scheduled studies 24 h
- of which self-access learning 28 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Basics of automation (3 cr)


•Automation systems and their hierarchical levels ** Adjustment and control circuits ** Control room software ** Stages and instruments in automation projects **Structured program descriptions and program structure; sequence, choice, loop, subroutines calling a simple programming and documentation.

Recommended or Required Reading

Automaatiojärjestelmien logiikat ja ohjaustekniikat WSOY/(Keinänen, Kärkkäinen, Lähetkangas, Sumujärvi)

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and asignments

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: The student understands how the automation is controlled and monitored. He knows how to make and change the logic program according to the instructions for a simple automation system.
Grade 3: Students are able to produce in addition to the previous small-scale user manuals.
Grade 5: The student is able, addition to the above, to independently change and apply the logic program activities as desired.

Assessment Methods

Exam and approved assignments