311.092 Automation and Drives
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • describe essential components for electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic controls
  • draw function charts and circuit diagrammes for the above mentioned controls
  • explain functionalities and applications of Programmable Logic Controllers and Numerical Controls
  • describe manufacturer-specific and standard interfaces for Numerical Controls

Subject of course

-  basics on automation technology

-  mechanic, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical control

-  Programmable Control

-  Numerical Control

  •  structure of NC control with PLC
  •  introduction in drives and controls engineering
  •  principle of position control and acquisition of measuring data
  •  toolmanagement and -monitoring

-  automation of machine tools (work piece and tool handling)

-  NC-programming

-  data interfaces for Numerical Controls (manufacturer-specific, MTConnect, OPC UA)

Teaching methods

Lectures will be used to introduce various control types and explain their application with scenario examples

Mode of examination




Course dates

Mon15:00 - 17:0006.03.2023 https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_Yzc0NmZlOWQtOWE2ZC00Y2NhLTlmZTMtYWM5NDQ4ODE1Y2Zi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22dffdfdd4-77f5-445a-9dc0-1f5c6d259395%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22dc58a452-18d6-4858-9d86-70e0f0535126%22%7dpreliminary talks
Tue09:00 - 13:0028.03.2023HS O221 Lection 1/6
Wed09:00 - 13:0029.03.2023HS O221 Lection 2/6
Thu09:00 - 13:0030.03.2023HS O221 Lection 3/6
Tue09:00 - 13:0018.04.2023HS O221 Lection 4/6
Wed09:00 - 13:0019.04.2023HS O221 Lection 5/6
Thu09:00 - 13:0020.04.2023HS O221 Lection 6/6

Examination modalities

Written exam at the end of semester


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri12:00 - 13:0017.05.2024FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written06.05.2024 00:00 - 15.05.2024 23:59TISSAutomatisierungs- und Steuerungstechnik - Prüfung
Fri12:00 - 13:0007.06.2024FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written27.05.2024 00:00 - 05.06.2024 23:59TISSAutomatisierungs- und Steuerungstechnik - Prüfung
Wed10:00 - 11:0011.09.2024FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written26.08.2024 00:00 - 09.09.2024 23:59TISSAutomatisierung- und Steuerungstechnik - Prüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.02.2023 00:00 15.03.2023 00:00 15.03.2023 00:00

Registration modalities



Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 517 Manufacturing and Robotics Not specifiedSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
700 Mechanical Engineering Mandatory elective
730 FW Elective Courses - Process Engineering Elective


Lecture notes can be obtained by contacting Mrs. Janosik, from Monday to Thursday, between 08:00 - 13:30, if necessary with FFP2 mask, Institute of Production Engineering and Photonic Technologies, Getreidemarkt 9 BA 08/311, 1060 Wien


  • Attendance Required!