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183.168 Distributed Automation Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • know the structure of distributed automation systems and underlying standards
  • understand the operation of industrial communication systems in different automation domains
  • differentiate concepts and methods of automation of technical processes in their various fields of application, with a focus on industrial automation, building automation, smart grids and in the automotive sector


Subject of course

  • Industrial Automation Systems
  • Distributed Applications
  • Distributed Automation
  • Relevant Standards
  • Selected control network protocols and industrial communication systems

Teaching methods

Lecture with accompanying discussion of the lecture contents

Mode of examination


Additional information

Estimated working hours: 50 hours = 2 ECTS

  • Presenece in lecture (preliminary discussion + lectures): 24
  • Examination: 1
  • Preparation and further reading: 25



Course dates

Tue15:00 - 17:0013.10.2020 - 26.01.2021 (LIVE)VO
Distributed Automation Systems - Single appointments
Tue13.10.202015:00 - 17:00
Tue20.10.202015:00 - 17:00
Tue27.10.202015:00 - 17:00
Tue03.11.202015:00 - 17:00
Tue10.11.202015:00 - 17:00
Tue17.11.202015:00 - 17:00
Tue24.11.202015:00 - 17:00
Tue01.12.202015:00 - 17:00
Tue15.12.202015:00 - 17:00
Tue12.01.202115:00 - 17:00
Tue19.01.202115:00 - 17:00
Tue26.01.202115:00 - 17:00

Examination modalities


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
21.09.2020 12:00 11.01.2021 12:00 11.01.2021 12:00


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 535 Computer Engineering 5. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

  • Foundations of digital systems, logic circuits and computer architectures
  • Basic knowledge in electrical engineering and physics (basis for the understanding of sensors / actuators)
  • Basic knowledge of networks and protocols

Preceding courses

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses