Bachelor study

By on 17.06.2016

The first cycle study programmes are generally aimed at acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge based on the latest state of the science and their utilization either in industrial practice or in further higher education study. The “Automation” (or “Control Engineering”) study programmes are taught at all European and non-European universities oriented to electrical engineering, machine engineering, chemistry and others. Sometimes they are provided in combination with teaching electronic or measurement technique or computer systems or cybernetics or control of particular processes and systems. Our study programme “Automation” is approved within the field of study “5.2.14 Automation” (based on the official Slovak classification system). 

Profile of the graduate:

The graduate has basic knowledge on automated and automatic control and information systems, their implementation and operation. He/she has theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed for his/her work in industry or continuing with his/her further study in the 2nd cycle. 

  • Theoretical knowledge: The graduate has knowledge from natural sciences necessary for the bachelor level; mathematical and physical principles of control engineering; basic methods used to create models and simulate systems; basic algorithmization tasks; measurement principles; fundamentals of data acquisition, processing and transmission in control and information systems’ principles of system diagnostics; dependability theory and system safety and programming principles.
  • Practical skills and abilities: The graduate may get them at laboratory exercises, during solving particular projects and during industry practice. The practical experiences cover use of CAE systems, computer modelling means and simulation, programming, operation of automatic measurement, control and information systems.
  • Software skills: C, C++, Visual C++, LabView, Matlab, programmable logical components (PLD, PAL, GAL) and gate arrays (FPGA), industrial nets and technologies (e.g. Rockwell Automation, Profibus International) and protocols (e.g. CAN, CANOpen, Flexray), Ethernet and TCP/IP, operating systems (Windows, Linux), sensor nets (Libelium waspmotes programming), Trust Port Phoenix Rebel (especially TrustPost e-sign), cryptography, single-chip controllers (INTEL, ATMEL), RFID, SW testing, SQL, MS Access, HTML, CSS, Tia Portal, programmable controllers (IL, ST, LD, FBD languages) and SW tools (RSLinx, RSLogix5, RSLogix500, RSLogix5000, STEP7-MicroWIN, STEP7)
  • Additional knowledge, skills and abilities: The graduate can speak at least one foreign world language and has basic knowledge on business economy, legal and environmental aspects of the area.

Characterization of the study programme:

Besides getting practical skills usable in industry the study programme is primarily designed and built-up to prepare graduates for further 2nd cycle study in either Process Control or Applied telematics (both of them having strong orientation to safety-related processes) or other similar related study programs. During the 1st year of study the students are given basic knowledge on mathematical and physical principles of control engineering, basic algorithmization tasks and programming, measurement and electric circuits. During the 2nd year of study they are provided with methods of automatic control, components of distributed control, principles of the logical systems, theory of communication, transmission and signals. During the 3rd year of study they get knowledge on building models and simulation of systems, automated and automatic control and information systems, their implementation and operation and solving their reliability and safety properties. The whole study programme is balanced well to fulfil requirements resulting from the valid legislation.

Courses (in some study documents also called “Subjects”):

The list of provided courses is available in the form of the recommended Study plan which is divided into individual academic years and semesters. Every course has its identification number and name, abbreviation of the name, defined category, scope (expressed in hours) and credits. Generally they are two categories of courses provided: Com = Compulsory (whose attendance is obligatory, i. e. students must attend them and pass exams) and Opt = Optional (free choice course, i. e. student may but not need to choose them). Thus students are given the ability to choose between numbers of selective additional courses to further specialize their learning. The hours representing the scope of the course are specified in the form “Lecture-Seminars-Laboratory exercises” (hours per week). 

Recommended Study plan of the full-time study:

Bc. Degree Study Programme in

AUTOMATION (Control Engineering)

Course (Subject)

Abbrev.

Category

Hours

 

Credits

1st YEAR

WINTER SEMESTER (1st)

3B0100 Mathematics 1

Mat1

Com

4-4-0

9

3B0101 Electrical Circuits 1

EO1

Com

2-2-0

6

3B0102 Algorithmization and programming

AaP

Com

2-2-0

6

3B0103 Introduction to physics

ÚdF

Com

2-1-0

5

3B0104 Fundamentals of electrical engineering

ZEI

Com

1-2-0

4

3B0105 Seminar in mathematics 1

SEMI

Opt

0-2-0

2

3B0106 Seminar in electrical circuits 1

EEO1

Opt

0-2-0

2

3B0107 Seminar in foreign language

SCJ

Opt

0-2-0

2

3B0108 Physical education

TV

Opt

0-2-0

1

3B0111 Project education 1: Solar Team Slovakia

Pv1

Opt

1-3-0

3

3B1100 Professional practice (60 hours)

OP

Opt

 

4

SPRING SEMESTER (2nd)

3B0200 Mathematics 2

Mast2

Com

4-3-0

8

3B0201 Electrical circuits 2

EO2

Com

2-2-0

5

3B0202 Physics 1

F1

Com

3-2-1

7

3B0203 Programming in C++

PC++

Com

2-2-0

5

3B0204 Measurement and measuring systems

MMS

Com

2-0-3

5

3B0205 Seminar in mathematics 2

SEMII

Opt

0-2-0

2

3B0206 Seminar in electrical circuits 2

ESO2

Opt

0-2_0

2

3B0207 Enterprise management and economy

MED

Opt

2-1-0

2

3B0208 Seminar in foreign language

SCJ

Opt

0-2-0

2

3B0209 Physical education

TV

Opt

0-2-0

1

3B0214 Project education 2: Solar Team Slovakia

Pv2STS

Opt

1-3-0

3

3B1200 Professional practice (60 hours)

OP

Opt

 

4

2nd YEAR

WINTER SEMESTER (3rd)

3B0300 Mathematics 3

Mat3

Com

3-2-0

6

3B0301 Electrical circuits 3

EO3

Com

3-2-1

7

3B0302 Electronics 1

E1

Com

2-0-3

5

3B0303 Physics 2

Fyz2

Com

3-2-1

7

3B0304 Theory of information and signals

TIS

Com

3-2-1

5

3B0305 Seminar in electrical circuits 3

SEO3

Opt

0-2-0

2

3B0306 Seminar in foreign language

SCJ

Opt

0-2-0

1

3B0307 Physical education

TV

Opt

0-2-0

1

3B0318 Project education 3: Solar Team Slovakia

PV3STS

Opt

1-3-0

3

3B1300 Information and communication networks

IKS

Opt

1-0-2

3

3B1301 Professional practice (60 hours)

OP

Opt

 

4

SPRING SEMESTER (4th)

3B0400 Electronics 2

E2

Com

2-0-3

6

3B1400 Theory of automatic control

TAR

Com

3-1-1

6

3B1401 Logical systems

LogS

Com

2-1-1

6

3B1402 Distributed control systems

DSR

Com

3-1-1

6

3B1403 Sensor technology

ST

Com

3-0-1

6

3B0401 Technical background of computers

TPP

Opt

1-0-2

3

3B0402 Seminar in foreign language

SCJ

Opt

0-2-0

2

3B0403 Physical education

TV

Opt

0-2-0

1

3B0416 Project education 4: Solar Team Slovakia

PV4STS

Opt

1-3-0

3

3B1404 Professional practice (60 hours)

OP

Opt

 

4

3rd YEAR

WINTER SEMESTER (5th)

4B**** Control systems

*

Com

2-1-2

6

4B**** Single chip controllers programming

*

Com

2-0-2

6

4B**** Reliability and safety of control systems

*

Com

3-2-0

6

4B**** Communication security

*

Com

3-1-1

6

4B**** Bachelor project in automation 1

*

Com

0-5-5

6

4B**** Businessman profession 1

*

Opt

1-2-0

2

4B**** Seminar in foreign language

*

Opt

0-2-0

2

4B**** Physical education

*

Opt

0-2-0

1

4B**** Professional practice (60 hours)

*

Opt

 

4

SPRING SEMESTER (6th)

4B**** Actuators and their control

*

Com

3-1-1

3

4B**** Programming of control systems

*

Com

2-0-2

3

4B**** Information systems in process control

*

Com

2-0-2

2

4B**** Foreign language

*

Com

0-2-0

3

4B**** Bachelor project in automation 2

*

Com

0-3-0

4

4B**** Elaboration and defence of bachelor thesis

*

Com

 

10

4B**** Course of state exam

*

Com

 

5

4B**** Businessman profession 2

*

Opt

0-3-0

2

4B****Physical education

*

Opt

0-2-0

1

4B**** Professional practice  (60 hours)

*

Opt

 

4

Legend: * Not yet specified by the FEE study’s office, Com – Compulsory, Opt – Optional, Hours (per week): Lectures – Seminars – Laboratory exercises

Note: the detailed content of individual courses (The Course Information Sheet) is also available in English; however, to reach it you must go through Slovak menus of the University information system  “e-Education” – some guideline is needed (see the example in the form of the PDF guide here).

Language:

The bachelor study programme in “Automation” has been accredited for teaching in both Slovak and English language.

Admission Conditions:

The basic condition for admission to a bachelor study (1st level study programme) is a secondary education or a secondary vocational education (Act on Higher-Education Institutions No. 131/2002 Coll.) completed till the date of the admission procedure. Details on the admission procedure and other admission conditions can be found of official pages of the Faculty’s Education Office. Applicants from abroad are assessed individually since they may come from countries with a different secondary school system and different marking scales. For payment conditions – see the section Practical information about study at the end of page.

Employability:

The graduate will acquire education in the field of control engineering and process control with the support of information and communication technologies. He/she has also both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in application of safety critical control and communication systems, realized mainly on the base of PLC and industrial networks. He/she will successfully apply for employment in operation of control and information systems at the sensor-actuator and operational levels. Theoretical knowledge acquired during the bachelor study will create good prerequisites for further education, either within the further forms of university study or within lifelong education.

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