Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Technical Means of Automation I
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture – 2 hours weekly (on-site method)
laboratory practice – 2 hours weekly (on-site method)
Credits allocated:
Recommended semester:
Automation and Information Engineering in Chemistry and Food Industry – master (full-time, attendance method), 1. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods:
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
By completing this course, the students have gained the knowledge about the components of automated control systems. Students know the types and operational principles of sensors and actuators, and can select particular sensor or actuator for specific application or physical conditions. Students master the use of programmable logic controllers and design of programs for control systems. Students also gained practical skills in electrical engineering for automation, including electrical wiring and configuration of sensors, actuators, PLCs, signal conversion and processing, and fault diagnostics.
Course contents:
Recommended or required reading:
  • KUPHALDT, T.R.; Lessons In Industrial Instrumentation, 2019, (publikované ako voľne dostupný text pod Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License), dostupné online (
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Name of lecturer(s):
P. Bakaráč, M. Furka, M. Kalúz, R. Valo (2021/2022 – Winter)
Course supervisor:
doc. Ing. Radoslav Paulen, PhD.
Last modification:
13. 9. 2021

Department of Information Engineering and Process Control
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