352-0929/01 – Technical Means of Automation (TPA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Control Systems and InstrumentationCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jaromír Škuta, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jaromír Škuta, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementCompulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFS, HGF, USPIntended for study typesDoctoral
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SKU51 doc. Ing. Jaromír Škuta, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 25+0
Part-time Examination 25+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquire knowledge of technical instruments of automation and their practical use in the elaboration of doctoral thesis and mastering of scientific methods using these means. Student's partial knowledge is organized within the doctoral studies so that he / she is able to analyze, synthesize and present his / her ideas independently.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


Description of means of automatic control, possibility of interconnection of individual parts of control system, elements for processing and unification of signals, sensors, actuators, control systems. Further, the subject of the course is specification of interfaces for designing control systems, possibility of deployment of distributed control systems and links to SCADA / MMI, new trends in automation tools.

Compulsory literature:

BOLTON, W. Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, 6th Ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2016. 663 p. ISBN 978-1-292-07668-3. FRADEN, J. Handbook of modern sensors: physics, designs, and applications. 5th ed. Springer, 2016. 758 p. ISBN 13 978-3-319-19303-8. BOLTON, W. Mechatronics: a multidisciplinary approach. 5th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2011. ISBN 978-0-273-74286-9.

Recommended literature:

Boyd, G., Jackson, L., Reeds Vol 10: Instrumentation and Control Systems. A&C Black, Oct 11, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 360 pages Dunn, W.C., Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control, Second Edition. McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 28, 2018 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Developing a report and defending the project.


Other requirements

Solution of a given research project.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Sensors of electrical and non-electrical quantities. Amplifiers and Converters. Transmission systems, LAN, ILAN and WLAN. Evaluation devices - signaling elements, display devices, controls,…. Controllers and control computers, PLC. Modules for designing measuring and control systems. Actuators and organs. Development trends of automation devices. Software support for SCADA / MMI control systems.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P0714D270001) Control of Machines and Processes P Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (P0714D270001) Control of Machines and Processes K Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (P0714D270001) Control of Machines and Processes P Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (P0714D270001) Control of Machines and Processes K Czech Ostrava Compulsory study plan

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