545-0149/04 – Automation of technological processes (ATP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Economics and Control SystemsCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Pavel Staša, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Pavel Staša, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
STA172 Ing. Pavel Staša, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of this course is to introduce the fundamentals of technological process control, focusing on automatic and automated control systems of technological processes in the raw material industry. Students will be able to distinguish between different types of control systems, they will be able to design basic control circuits and will gain awareness of the Industry 4.0 concept.

Teaching methods



The course provides an overview of the area of ​​automation of technological processes in industrial practice. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the main concepts of automation and control systems. The course introduces students to the basics of technical cybernetics, informatics and automatic control. First, students will learn logic control systems, logic functions, logic elements and combinational and sequential logic circuits, including minimization of logic functions. The second part of the course contains basic knowledge of linear control systems. An important part is the basic theory of feedback systems including the investigation of their stability, accuracy and quality of regulation. Attention is also paid to the main technical means, such as sensors and measuring technology, controllers and actuators used for regulation, etc. Last but not least, the course deals with specific cases of automation in technical practice and also the current approach in the form of Industry 4.0 is mentioned.

Compulsory literature:

FRANKLIN, Gene F., J. David POWELL a Abbas EMAMI-NAEINI. Feedback control of dynamic systems. Seventh edition. Boston: Pearson, [2015]. ISBN 978-0133496598. ALUR, Rajeev. Principles of cyber-physical systems. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, [2015]. ISBN 9780262029117. DORF, Richard C. a Robert H. BISHOP. Modern control systems. Thirteenth edition. Hoboken: Pearson, [2016]. ISBN 978-0134407623. LAMB, Frank. Industrial automation: hands-on. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, [2013]. ISBN 978-0071816458.

Recommended literature:

MARTIN, Peter a Gregory HALE. Automation made easy: everything you wanted to know about automation and need to ask. Research Triangle Park, NC: International Society of Automation, 2010. ISBN 978-1936007066. CHEN, G. a Trung Tat PHAM. Introduction to fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic, and fuzzy control systems. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2001. ISBN 978-0849316586. ALBERTOS PÉREZ, P. a Iven MAREELS. Feedback and control for everyone. London: Springer, c2010. ISBN 978-3642034459. GROOVER, Mikell P. Automation, production systems, and computer-integrated manufacturing. Fifth edition. New York: Pearson Education, [2019]. ISBN 978-0133499612.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

tests during the semester, presentation of semester project, written and oral exam


The Moodle learning management system (lms.vsb.cz) is used for communication over the scope of present-day workshops.

Other requirements

The student prepare a separate semester work on which to prove his/her skills and to verify his/her knowledge acquired during classes.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to Automation 2. Logic functions and circuits 3. Combination and sequential logic circuits 4. Linear control systems 5. Controllers and stability 6. Technical means of automation I 7. Technical means of automation II 8. Programmable logic controllers 9. Visualization of technological processes (SCADA/HMI) 10. Application of automation technology in technical practice I 11. Application of automation technology in technical practice II 12. Industry 4.0 13. Smart technologies and their applications 14. Fuzzy control and regulation

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0724A290011) Mineral Economics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (N0724A290011) Mineral Economics K Czech Most 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (N0724A290011) Mineral Economics K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290011) Mineral Economics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290011) Mineral Economics K Czech Most 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290011) Mineral Economics K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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