Checking date: 14/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Automated production systems
Study: Master in Computer Engineering (228)


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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
Specific competences of the subject: 1. To know the fundamentals of the automated production systems. 2. To acquire the ability to increase this knowledge and apply it to the development of information technology projects related to production processes. 3. Ability to start up and manage manufacturing processes, taking into account security aspects and the final quality of the products and their standardization. 4. Ability to coordinate works in information technology facilities, ensuring the quality of the service. 5. Ability to project, calculate, and design manufacturing processes with information technology equipment. Learning results: - Knowledge of the fundamentals of the automated production systems. - Knowledge and ability to develop an information technology system for industrial monitoring. - Knowledge of the design of automated manufacturing processes with information technology equipment. - Knowledge of the fundamentals of information technology systems.
Description of contents: programme
1. Fundamentals of production systems 1.1 Production Systems. Industrial automation. 1.2 automated machines. Robotized systems. 1.3 Flexible Automation Systems. 1.4 Production Resource Management 2. Material handling systems. 2.1 Material flows. 2.2 Identification systems. 2.3 Automated Storage Systems. 2.5 Automated transport systems. 3. Information management systems. 3.1 Integrated manufacturing systems. 3.2 SCADA systems. 3.3 ICT industry 4. Fundamentals of industrial automation systems. 4.1 Programmable Logic Controllers 4.2 Modeling discrete event systems 4.2 Automata programming 5. Industrial programming lenguajes 5.1 Language Contacts 5.2 robot programming languages 5.3 Programming CNC machines 6. Production trends. 6.1 Sustainable production. 6.2 Internet of things. 7. Case Studies 7.1 Applications of IT in renobables energy. 7.2 Computer facilities.
Learning activities and methodology
Master classes: Oriented to the teaching of the specific competences of the subject. The knowledge to be acquired by the students will be presented in these classes. As a support for the students, they will be given basic notes and reference books to help them to complete those subjects they are more interested in. Besides, students will have access to technical documents related to industrial automation and manufacturing processes with information technology equipment. Practical sessions, individual or in small groups: Practical sessions will be carried out, mainly in small groups. The students will design and implement an industrial communication system. Besides, they will get familiar with computer-integrated systems, flexible cells, SCADA systems, and industrial application software. Realization of supervised academic activities. Personal work and study: To develop the ability to organize and plan the individual work and the learning process. It includes, among others, different exercises and complementary reading.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • Benhabib, Beno.. Manufacturing: design, production, automation and integration. Ediciones Técnicas Izar. 2004
  • REMBOLD, U., NNAJI, B.O., STORR, A.. Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Engineering. Addison-Wesley. 1993

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