Formerly: Mechatronics/Automation Engineering (B.Eng.)
Modern automation engineering is closely intertwined with information technology
Traditional automation engineering primarily concerns itself with the automation of production facilities and interlinking them with transport systems by evaluating sensors and controlling actuators. Digitisation is naturally playing an increasingly important role in this field as well: the information processing technology in modern automation systems is becoming ever more important as production facilities are being networked more and more with the planning units of a business, and with the external logistics. New fields in automation, such as telediagnosis or the remote maintenance of equipment, mean that those working in these fields need to know about data security.
The Automation Systems and Production Informatics degree programme does justice to this current trend of digitisation and networking without neglecting the conventional disciplines of “instrumentation”, “measurement” and “control” (instrumentation and control engineering). Production Informatics brings together information technology (IT) and production. Students acquire the sound knowledge of system simulation and software engineering which is needed to guarantee the functional safety of automation systems.
In the course of their studies, the prospective engineers work and learn with state of the art software systems, such as C# and Python, because programming is obviously of crucial importance in automation engineering. Students are taught in small groups and the knowledge they acquire about the development of automation solutions is consolidated in well-equipped automation engineering laboratories.
After completing their studies, graduates of the Automation Systems degree programme have excellent career prospects in industry and also possess the skills to be actively involved in designing the digitisation process in their company.
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Applicable until summer term 2020: Mechatronics/Automation Engineering (B.Eng.)
Applicable from winter term 2020/21: Mechatronics/Automation Engineering (B.Eng.)
Programme Coordination: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolf-Dieter Lehner