Automation Systems

Learning goals

The student

  • can understand automation problems, analyze complex system and derive necessary control requirements
  • can deduct from Boolean equations the minimum control I/O-dependencies
  • is able to configure DCS systems (based on Siemens SIMATIC S7-300 systems)
  • has learned 4 control languages for DCS (STL, FBD, SCL, GraphSet)
  • is able to implement control projects on DCS and debug the SW
  • understands bus based systems
  • knows Profibus, Profinet, CAN-bus systems
  • can derive from a given process a control program
  • can debug the control program and implement it on a DCS HW.

Course contents

  • DCS control systems
  • SIMATIC S7-300 Systems
  • control languages
  • bus systems
  • bus standards
  • Boolean logic and mathematics



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Werner Dorschner


3 Credit Points

Certification of credits:

Written examination 120 minutes with marks, Lab exercises with oral tests