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.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

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


Additional information

Präsenzvorlesung SS 2021 entfällt.  Skriptum, Vorlesungsfolien, Übungsaufgaben und einen Fragenkatalog für die Prüfung finden Sie im TUWEL Kurs. Für Fragen steht der Vortragende per Mail (kittl@ift.at) oder ZOOM (bitte per Mail Termin vereinbaren) zur Verfügung.



Examination modalities

Written exam at the end of semester


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri13:00 - 15:0015.10.2021FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written27.09.2021 00:00 - 13.10.2021 23:59TISSAutomatisierungs- und Steuerungstechnik - Prüfung
Fri13:00 - 15:0019.11.2021FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written01.11.2021 00:00 - 17.11.2021 23:59TISSAutomatisierungs- und Steuerungstechnik - Prüfung
Fri13:00 - 15:0010.12.2021FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written22.11.2021 00:00 - 08.12.2021 23:59TISSAutomatisierungs- und Steuerungstechnik - Prüfung
Fri13:00 - 15:0021.01.2022FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written03.01.2022 00:00 - 19.01.2022 23:59TISSAutomatisierungs- und Steuerungstechnik - Prüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
11.02.2021 00:00 10.03.2021 00:00 10.03.2021 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 08:00 - 13:30, please with MNS mask, Institute of Production Engineering and Photonic Technologies, Getreidemarkt 9 BA 08/311, 1060 Wien


  • Attendance Required!