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AT.215.DE: Automation Engineering

Course for Students in:

EIT 6., II 6., IN 6., TKS 2.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to Automation Engineering (3 weeks; Chapters 1 to 3, 5)
    • What is Automation Engineering?
    • The key terms
    • Control basics
    • Boolean Algebra
  2. PLC Programming (3 Weeks; Chapter 6)
    • The IEC Standard
    • Ladder Logic
    • Instruction List
    • Function Block Diagram
    • Structured Text
    • Sequential Function Charts
  3. Control and Automation Strategies (2 Weeks; Chapter 4)
    • Setpoint Tracking
    • Disturbance Rejection
    • Other Strategies
  4. Safety in Automation Engineering (1 Week; Chapter 7)


Prof. Yuri Shardt

Course Schedule:

Summer Semester 2020

Due to the coronavirus, this lecture will be offered solely online. Please register with the lecturer, Yuri Shardt (, by April 14th, 2020. The lectures will start on April 14th, 2020. The lectures will be conducted using e-mail and online seminars. All pertinent information can be found on the course website.

Course Notes:

Due to the online nature of the course, the course notes have been provided for your use.


  • Lab Instructor: Axel Fink
  • Please register for the labs using<wbr />at-prakt/index.php.
  • All required information can be found in the above lab portal.
  • The labs will start in June 2020.
  • Please contact the lab instructor for any questions regarding the labs.