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Industrial automation 7.5 credits

Industriell automation
Second cycle, R7008E
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2022 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Control Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Automation Technology

Entry requirements

Basic knowledge in the subjects of automatic control (corresponding to one of the courses R0001E Basic Automatic Control, R0002E Modelling and Control, R0004E Modelling and Control, or R0005E Measurement and feedback control), basic electronics (E0003E Circuit Theory or E0013E Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering), mathematics (M0018M Linear Analysis) and programming (D0009E Introduction to Programmming, D0010E Object - oriented Programming and Design) is presumed. Good knowledge in English equivalent to English 6.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

After the course, the student shall be able to:

  • Select sensors and actuators for synthesizing solutions for Industrial Automation problems
  • Analyze a real life problem from an industrial automation perspective, understand what is effective, what is not, judge based on an engineering and cost oriented thinking
  • Identify and Select proper sensory and actuation equipments for synthesizing and integrating industrial automation tasks
  • Integrate and Synthesize a classical relay based industrial automation 
  • Integrate, Synthesize and Program a PLC based industrial automation
  • Design a PCB based Industrial Automation
  • Analyze, Integrate and Combine Electro Pneumatic-Hydraulic Automation with relay or PLC based industrial automation
  • Select and Utilize Industrial Networks for Industrial Automation Networks
  • Tune PID controllers for the Process Control Industry 

The course covers a number of central concepts of Industrial Automation such as: basic automation elements, hardware components for Automation and Process Control, the latch principle, Industrial Automation synthesis, logical design for automation, electro pneumatic automation, industrial networks, basic programming in PLC and the PID at the industry.


Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Lectures, problem demonstration sessions, and laboratory work (Industrial Automation Experimental Setups).

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Mandatory laboratory assignments (differentiated grades) with written reports and written exam with differentiated grades.

George Nikolakopoulos

Literature. Valid from Spring 2014 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
In 2013 there will be no basic course book only Presentation Slides.

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Laboratory workU G#3.00MandatoryS18
0004Written examG U 3 4 54.50MandatoryS22

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Johan Carlson 07 Feb 2013

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 17 Feb 2021