Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Technical Means of Automation II
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits:
Exm (4 credits)
Course supervisor:
doc. Ing. Radoslav Paulen, PhD.
Name of lecturer(s):
D. Dzurková, M. Kalúz (2023/2024 – Winter)
D. Dzurková, M. Kalúz, R. Valo (2022/2023 – Winter)
M. Kalúz, R. Valo (2021/2022 – Winter)
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
By completing the course, students have gained the knowledge about industrial information and control systems. Students know components of these systems and how to work with them. Students master the common industrial information interchange standards: flowcharts for description of processes and algorithms; process diagrams (PFD, P&ID, LD, SAMA) for description of components and instruments of industrial plants. Students have a basic knowledge of distributed control systems, SCADA systems, and advanced skills in programming of Siemens SIMATIC logic controllers, design and implementation of control algorithms for industrial applications, as well as the design of operator screens (both, for panels and Web-based). Students master the standards and rules for high-performance HMI design and safety.
Prerequisites for registration:
Course contents:
Recommended or required reading:
  • HOLLIFIELD, B. – HABIBI, E – OLIVER, D. – NIMMO, I. The High Performance HMI Handbook; Plant Automation Services, Inc., 2013, ISBN 9780977896950
  • KUPHALDT, T.R.; Lessons In Industrial Instrumentation, 2019, (publikované ako voľne dostupný text pod Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License), dostuné online (
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
Contact teaching: lectures - 13h laboratory practice - 39h Contactless teaching: preparation for lectures and laboratory practice (study of literature, calculations) - 20h reports preparing - 20h preparation of presentation and defence of the project - 8h
Assesment methods and criteria:
The final grade consists of an evaluation of two reports from laboratory assignments with a weight of 50% and an evaluation of final final project with a weight of 50%. The final grade is given by the Study rules of the STU. To obtain credits for the subject, the student has to reach at least 56% of the maximum number of points.
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
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