Automation and Robot Engineering

5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1TE686

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Technology G2F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 21 April 2016
Responsible department
Department of Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

60 credings in an engineering program. Logic and Automatic Control should have been attended.

Learning outcomes

After a successfully completed course the student should be able to:

  • describe in detail how industrial robot systems are used, structured and operate,
  • describe in detail the structure and operation of robotic tooling, including actuators, mechanics and sensors,
  • describe other parts of automated manufacturing systems, including process control, component flows, machine safety and personal safety,
  • describe computer-aided production tools and data communication within an industrial robotics network,
  • identify fundamental issues within sustainable industrial development from an automation perspective and be able to exemplify the consequences of these,
  • implement and present a basic automation task with an industrial robot, including pilot study, online and offline programming and evaluation of the results, based on a given specification.


The basics of industrial automation systems especially flexible manufacturing. Industrial robotics technology including sensors and sensor systems. Mechanical structure, drives, precision and repeatability of an industrial robot. The use of industrial robots. Programming of industrial robots. Simulation tools for offline programming of industrial robots. Integration in production systems. Production within industrial networks. PLC programming. Safety aspects of automation. Economic, engineering, and work environment-related issues with robotic automation. Sustainable development from an automation perspective.


Lectures, seminars, project supervision, laboratory work and study visits.


Coupled laboratory work, seminars and hand-in assignments (2 hp), written examination (3 hp).