Checking date: 19/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Home and building automation
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Systems Engineering and Automation

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Although it is not required to have completed any course, it helps to have knowledge of Control Engineering, Digital Electronics and Computer Networks.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- Design of control systems for intelligent buildings. - Analysis of current protocols (wired and wireless) used in smart buildings and homes. - Overview of the current market for home automation / building automation. - Development of applications: lighting, climate, security, energy efficiency (amongst others).
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to building automation 1.1 Buildings and applications 1.2 Evolution 1.3 Actors involved 2. Basic Concepts 2.1 Interoperability 2.2 Devices 2.3 Communications 3. Regulations 3.1 REBT - Low Voltage Electrotechnical Regulations 3.2 AENOR: EA0026 2006 3.3 ICT- Common Telecommunications Infrastructure 3.4 Energy rating of buildings 4. KNX 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Physical environment 4.3 Network Structure 4.4 Communication Protocol 4.5 Facilities KNK 4.6 Programming Software: ETS 5. Other protocols 5.1 LonWorks 5.2 Backnet 6. Transmission technologies 6.1. PLC technologies 6.2. Wireless technologies 7. Control Facilities 7.1 Scada Systems. 7.2 Residential gateways. 8. Applications 8.1 Applications to lighting control 8.2 Applications to climate control 8.3 Security Applications 8.4 Domotic care 8.5 Energy Efficiency 8.6 Multimedia and home appliances
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures, question resolution classes and personal work, oriented to the acquisition of theoretical knowledge (3 ECTS). - Lab and problem resolution classes and personal work, oriented to the acquisition of practical skills related to the program of the course (3 ECTS). - Assignments and student presentations. - Visits to relevant centers of interest.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Drew Gislason. Zigbee wireless networking. Newnes. 2008
  • H. Merz, T. Hansemann, C. Hübner. Building Automation Communication Systems with EIB/KNX, LON and BACnet. Springer. 2009
  • Shengwei Wang. Intelligent Buildings and Building Automation. Spon Press. 2010

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.