Design and Automatization of Industrial Plants

Course Description

Industrial plant structure. Analysis and synthesis. Material, energy, information and capital flows. Realisation of industrial plant and project phases. Equipment and technical solution selection. Technological demands, energy and information flows definition. Industrial power system design fundamentals. Large industrial loads power system. Computer aided design (CAD). Technical documentation. Industrial plants automation. Control strategy. Control systems: relays, electronic, microprocessor and computer systems. PLC devices: demands, topologies and function, MMI, application. Logic elements and graphic programing. Industrial networks. Networks standards: ISO, referent model. Communication protocols and interfaces. Automation and visualization.

General Competencies

Students will be able understend basic concept of industrial plant and flows (material, energy, information) in an inudstrial plant. Project phases and documentation knowledge (especialy practical) will be achived. Ability to analyse industrial plant automation, control, networks is important goal. Practical work – project is good base for later implementation aquired knowledge in practice.

Learning Outcomes

  1. identify documentation types
  2. distinguish design types
  3. apply acquired knowledge for making a small electrical design
  4. compute necessary values for making electrical design
  5. analyze industrial plant
  6. summarize necessary knowledge for seminar work – electrical design making

Forms of Teaching


Lectures are combined with seminar work and problem solving exercises.


Short exams, seminar work and final oral exam.


Twice in semester problem solving exercises are carried out as a support to seminar work


Seminar work includes making of electrical design individually for each student

Internship visits

Industrial plant visit.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Seminar/Project 50 % 60 % 50 % 60 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 1 % 0 %
Final Exam: Oral 39 %
Exam: Oral 40 %

Seminar work is divided into two phases. The first phase is finished around mid term exams. Final phase ends on final exam.

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Industrial plant
  2. Flows (material, energy, information) in industrial plant
  3. Technology demands, equipment selection
  4. Project phases
  5. Exercise
  6. Technical documentation
  7. Industrial plants automation
  8. Seminar 1
  9. Control strategy and control system
  10. PLC devices
  11. Industrial networks
  12. Exercise
  13. Protocols and interfaces
  14. Automation and visualization
  15. Final exam + seminar presentation

Study Programmes

University graduate
[FER2-HR] Electrical Engineering Systems and Technologies - profile
Specialization Course (1. semester) (3. semester)


Friedman B. S. (.), Logical Design of Automation Systems, Prentice Hall 1990
Friedman B. S. (.), Automation, Prod. Sys. and Comp.-Int. Manuf., Prentice Hall 2001
C. Albert, D.A. Coggan (.), Fundamentals of Industrial Control, Practical Guides for Measurement and Control, ISA, NY 1992
(.), The Euroean Handbook of Managenment Consultancy, Oak Tree Press 1996


For students


ID 86510
  Winter semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
26 Lectures
0 Seminar
4 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

86 Excellent
71 Very Good
61 Good
50 Sufficient