Course title: AUTOMATION
Semester: 6 / Spring
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 30 hours
Field of study: Agricultural and Forestry Engineering
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Contact person: dr inż. Katarzyna Pentoś
Short description: Within the framework of this course an idea of automation, basic definitions and problems will be presented. The model based approach to automation system analysis and synthesis will be discussed. The discussion will focus on interdisciplinary and integrated approach.
Full description: Definition of automation. System approach in designing of automation systems. Devices and automation systems – examples. Importance of automation. Basis definitions in the field of automation. The role of synergy in automation. Basis of designing of automation systems. Interdisciplinarity and integration in automation systems design. Modelling of automation systems. Sensors and actuators.
Bibliography: A D Rodić Automation Control - Theory and Practice, 2009, ISBN 978-953-307-039-1 (open access) Juan Manuel Ramos Arreguin Automation and Robotics, 2008, ISBN 978-3-902613-41-7 (open access) PDFs of information delivered by lecturer
Learning outcomes: Learning outcomes: In the terms of knowledge: The student has a general knowledge in the field of automation systems in Agricultural and Forestry Engineering The student understands the need for using automation systems instead of other technologies used so far The student has basic knowledge in the field of automation systems construction and analysis The student can use in practice the knowledge of mechanics, electronics and IT technologies to make projects of complex automation systems The student knows the rules of safe operation of devices and automation systems. He knows the impact of construction and design for the safety of equipment and service. In the terms of skills: Being supervised, the student can perform simple research and design tasks, develop results and draw conclusions. The student can use standards of engineering work to solve production and operational problems The student can choose the best technical solution to accomplish a certain engineering task The student can prepare a design conception of the engineering task. He can prepare text with discussion of expected work results for automation system which was designed. In the terms of social competences: The student understands that use of the latest technologies is important The student understands need for continuous improvement of professional competences The student works independently and in a team. He takes responsibility for his own and teamwork
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes (40%) + grade obtained at lectures (60%)

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