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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 2019

Lecture: Monday: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in HU 204.

Seminar: Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in HU 010 (every odd week)

Course Notes:

The course notes will be distributed after the lectures without solutions for the examples. Please note that since this course is offered only in German, the course material is only available in German.


  • 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 2019.
  • Please contact the lab instructor for any questions regarding the labs.