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.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


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

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 - 17:0004.10.2022EI 3A Hörsaal Introduction to the Course
Tue15:00 - 17:0011.10.2022 - 24.01.2023EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Distributed Automation Systems - Single appointments
Tue04.10.202215:00 - 17:00EI 3A Hörsaal Introduction to the Course
Tue11.10.202215:00 - 17:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Tue18.10.202215:00 - 17:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Tue25.10.202215:00 - 17:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Tue08.11.202215:00 - 17:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Tue22.11.202215:00 - 17:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Tue29.11.202215:00 - 17:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Tue06.12.202215:00 - 17:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Tue13.12.202215:00 - 17:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Tue20.12.202215:00 - 17:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Tue10.01.202315:00 - 17:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Tue17.01.202315:00 - 17:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Tue24.01.202315:00 - 17:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture

Examination modalities


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
26.09.2022 12:00 16.01.2023 12:00 16.01.2023 12:00


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


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 535 Computer Engineering Mandatory5. 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