Automation and control

Bachelor Degree in Automation and control
Сipher: 5B070200
Name: Automation and control

Purpose

The program aims to produce engineering professionals with knowledge and skills needed to design, develop, implement and supervise automation systems for industrial processes and organization of their control.

Providing society with qualified specialists in mathematical, information, algorithmic and technical support of creation of the automated technological processes and productions and control systems of them, including methodology of design, the formalized description and algorithmization, optimization and modeling of functioning of systems, implementation, maintenance and operation of human-machine control systems.

Disciplines

 

Basic Professional Modules: Required Core Modules:

State Compulsory Module 

  • History of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Kazakh (Russian) Language for Professional Purposes
  • Foreign Language for Professional Purposes
  • Philosophy of Scientific Knowledge

Social and Communicative Module 

 

  • Psychology of Interpersonal Communication
  • Theoretical and Applied Politology
  • Ethics of Personal and Social Success
  • Culture and Religion
  • General and Applied Sociology       
  • Human Life Safety   
  • Ecology and Sustainable Development
  • Foundations of Law 
  • Fundamentals of Economics

Natural Sciences(STEM) module

 

Module 1 Automation control

  • Linear systems of automatic control
  • Nonlinear systems of automatic control

Module 2 Physics

  • Physics I
  • Physics II

Module 3 Higher Mathematics

  • Higher Mathematics I
  • Higher Mathematics II

Electrical Engineering

Module 1. Electrical Engineering

  • Theoretical Foundations of Electrical Engineering 1
  • Theoretical Foundations of Electrical Engineering 2

Module 2. Electronics

  • Electronics
  • Information Technologies for professional purposes

Fundamental Mathematics

Module 3. Calculus and Optimization

  • Calculus of variations
  • Optimization Methods

Module 4. Probability Theory and Operations Research

  • Operations Research
  •  Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics

Programming and Modeling of Control Systems 

Module 5. Algorithmization 

  •  Algorithmization and programming
  • Languages and technology of programming

Module6. Programming

  • Technical tools and methods of information protection
  • Object-Oriented programming I

Module 7. Systems Modeling

  • Software simulation systems
  • Modeling and identification of objects of management

Theoretical informatics and Management Systems

Module 8. Theoretical informatics basics

  • Theory of languages and automata
  • Applied Information Theory

Module 9. Management Systems and Metrology

  • Reliability of management systems
  • Metrology and measurement

Automation Systems

Module 10. Automation devices and systems

  • Elements and devices of automation
  • Local automation systems

Module 11. Automation of control and production

  • Technical automation tools of control
  • Automation of standard processes and production

Systems Control

Module 12. Optimal control

  • Optimal control systems
  • Optimal control of technological processes

Module 13. Systems control

  • Artificially intelligence techniques in control
  • Modeling and control of complex systems

Track 1:

Real-Time and Embedded Systems

 

Module 1 Industrial Computing and Electronics

  • Industrial Applications of ICTs (industrial computing technologies)
  • Information Systems in Industry

Module 2 Real-Time Systems and Industrial Communications

  • Analysis and Design of Systems in Real Time
  • Embedded Systems Development

Module 3 Modeling in Industrial Computing

  • Neural networks of TP
  • Fuzzy Modeling

Track 2:

Control Engineering and Robotic

Module 1 Industrial Computing and Electronics

  • Industrial Applications of ICTs
  • Applications of Industrial Electronics

Module 2 Control and Robotic Systems

  • Advanced Control Techniques
  • Robotic Systems

Module 3 Electronic Measurement Technique

  • Industrial Communications
  • Automatisms in Industrial Security

Interdisciplinary Module

  • Innovative Entrepreneurship (trade-wise)
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Econometrics
  • Projects Management
  • Accounting and Audit
  • Geoinformatics
  • Latin Language

Professional practice

  • Professional training
  • Educational Practice
  • Professional Practice
  • Pre-diploma Practice

The final certification

  • State Exam
  • Preparation and Presentation of Bachelor's Thesis

Employability

Graduates are prepared for work in the field of automation, informatization and control in the technical systems connected with application of tools and methods of information processing for management in all spheres of production.

Objects of professional activity of graduates are automated process control systems of various productions, the automated management information systems of different function, the automated systems of collection , processing and transmission of data, the automated systems of the objects, devices, the automated systems of technological preparation of various productions, the automated systems of complex tests of details, products, knots, devices in various industries.

Further studies

Access to related second-cycle degree programs, and - with some further work - to unrelated second cycle degree programs

Learning & Teaching Approaches

The general learning style is task (problem)-based learning. There are some lecture courses, accompanied by workshops and seminars. Most learning is in small groups (up to 25 persons) and emphasizes discussion, preparation of presentations autonomously and in small groups. In the final year about half time is dedicated to the final thesis, which is also presented and discussed with a discussion group of teachers and peers.

Assessment methods

Presentations: oral (PowerPoint) and written; examina­tions: written for the all courses of automation and control systems. Students are also assessed on a regular basis doing exercises in the classroom, tests and   individual work. Information and Control Systems Lab: Cisco network, Perco devices, Siemens controllers laboratory classes.


GENERIC

Critical and self-critical abilities: ability to think in scientific terms, propose problems, gather data, analyze them and propose findings.

Written and oral communication in one’s own language: ability to write and speak correctly in many languages (Kazakh, Russian or English).

Ability to work autonomously, taking initiatives and managing time: ability to organize complex efforts over a period of time, producing the required result on schedule.

Ability to work with others in a multidisciplinary multi-national setting.

Capacity to handle effectively with practical problems

SUBJECT SPECIFIC

Basic general knowledge: Ability to demonstrate the basic theoretical knowledge of:

—  fundamental laws of natural-science disciplines, electrical engineering laws, methods of the mathematical analysis and modeling, a basis of a theoretical and experimental research in complex engineering activity in the field of automation and control;

—  knowledge in design, development, support and managing of industrial automation and control systems for objects and processes in various branches of industrial production;

—  current trends in development of tools and systems of automation and control;

—  tendencies in design and development of information technologies for technological processes control;

—  methods and development tools of mathematical, linguistic, information support and software of automation and control systems;

—  rules, methods and tools of preparation of technical documentation.

 

—     Applying knowledge in practice: to be able:

—     to use fundamental laws of natural-science disciplines, methods of the mathematical analysis and modeling, a basis of a theoretical and experimental research in complex engineering activity in the field of automation and control;

—     to carry out an analysis of engineering problems in design, support, development and supervision of automation and control systems;

—     to build mathematical models of technical systems and technological processes;

—     to develop algorithmic support and software for systems of automation and control of objects with various physical nature;

—     to carrying out the technical and economic and functional and cost analysis of market efficiency of the created control systems;

—     to make experiments by the set techniques with processing and the analysis of results, to apply standard tests methods of automation and control systems;

—     to evaluate engineering activities in design, support, development and supervision of automation and control systems;

—     to organize and manage engineering activities in design, support, development and supervision of automation and control systems;

—     to use control strategies, measurement techniques, communications systems, electronic and computer systems in automatic control of industrial processes and objects.

Program learning outcomes

A student is expected

  • to demonstrate knowledge of the main regularities of functioning and development of the nature and society, ability to be guided adequately in different social and economic, political and emergency situations;
  • to be competent of economical and organizational and legal questions of the organization of work, the organization of production;
  • to demonstrate the knowledge of fundamental mathematical laws and methods, to understand operation principles of electrical, electromechanical and electronic devices;
  • to know modern methods of an assessment of reliability indicators of automated control systems and ensuring necessary reliability at design and operation of systems;
  • to demonstrate the culture of thinking, to know the general laws of thinking. To be capable in written and oral speech it is correct and logical to issue results of thinking;
  • to know the principles of functioning of the elements and devices of automation used for creation of automatic control systems and automated process control systems on the basis of modern technical tools of automation;
  • to be competent on current trends of development of technological processes automation systems and their applications in production and technological activity;

 Be able

  • to select and put into practice the modern computing and communication tools; to apply the best engineering methods and techniques in the field of design, development and support of automation and control systems including in an unfamiliar surrounding;
  • to solve designing, installation and maintenance tasks, evaluating achievements of science and technologies;
  • investigate, compare and evaluate operation processes of control devices, automation equipment while applying proper ways and methods for measurement performance;
  • to be guided and apply modern methods to the development of energy saving and environmentally friendly systems of automation and control ensuring health and safety of people and their protection against possible consequences of accidents and natural disasters;
  • to count economic efficiency of the introduced planning and design decisions at automation of control in various branches of a national economy;
  • to work with modeling programs for design and research of automated control system;
  • to organize and manage engineering activities in design, support, development and supervision of automation and control systems;
  • to collect and interpret the information necessary for effective design, development and support of systems of automation and control;
  • to define the directions of further personal and professional development, self-education and self-development.