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.

2020S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

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

Tue18:00 - 19:0010.03.2020Seminarraum BA 08B Vorbesprechung
Thu13:00 - 19:0019.03.2020Seminarraum BA 08B 2. Vorlesungsblock
Fri13:00 - 19:0020.03.2020Seminarraum BA 08B 1. Vorlesungsblock
Thu09:00 - 13:0026.03.2020Seminarraum BA 08B 4. Vorlesungsblock
Fri09:00 - 13:0027.03.2020Seminarraum BA 08B 3. Vorlesungsblock

Examination modalities

Written exam at the end of semester


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri11:00 - 12:0013.12.2019FH Hörsaal 1 written02.12.2019 00:00 - 11.12.2019 23:59TISSAutomatisierungs- und Steuerungstechnik-Prüfung
Fri11:00 - 12:0010.01.2020FH Hörsaal 1 written30.12.2019 00:00 - 08.01.2020 23:59TISSAutomatisierungs- und Steuerungstechnik; Prüfung
Fri11:00 - 12:0013.03.2020FH Hörsaal 1 written02.03.2020 00:00 - 11.03.2020 23:59TISSAutomatisierungs- und Steuerungstechnik; Prüfung
Fri11:00 - 12:0017.04.2020FH Hörsaal 1 written06.04.2020 00:00 - 15.04.2020 23:59TISSAutomatisierungs- und Steuerungstechnik; Prüfung
Fri11:00 - 12:0015.05.2020FH Hörsaal 1 written04.05.2020 00:00 - 13.05.2020 23:59TISSAutomatisierungs- und Steuerungstechnik; Prüfung
Fri11:00 - 12:0026.06.2020FH Hörsaal 1 written15.06.2020 00:00 - 24.06.2020 23:59TISSAutomatisierungs- und Steuerungstechnik-Prüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.02.2020 00:00 11.03.2020 00:00 11.03.2020 00:00

Registration modalities:



Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
700 Mechanical Engineering


Lecture notes can be obtained by contacting Mrs. Janosik, from Monday to Thursday, between 07:30 and 15:00, Institute of Production Engineering and Photonic Technologies, Getreidemarkt 9 BA 08/311, 1060 Wien


  • Attendance Required!